Entries by GRCAdmin

Finally. Statement on Override of Governor Rauner’s Budget Veto

Chicago, IL – Today, the Illinois House joined the Senate in overriding Governor Rauner’s veto of the state budget giving the state its first budget in years. The following is a statement from Amisha Patel, Executive Director of Grassroots Collaborative. “Finally, state legislators have pushed aside Rauner’s obstructionism to pass a state budget. Community residents […]

Grassroots Collaborative is Hiring

We are excited to announce that Grassroots Collaborative is hiring for 2 positions. We are eager to fill these positions as soon as possible, and appreciate your help spreading the word! Grassroots Collaborative is an equal-opportunity employer.  People of color strongly encouraged to apply.  For consideration, send a resume, cover letter, and three references to […]

People’s Agenda Update

Springfield ended their regular legislative session – once again without a budget in place. But instead of packing up and going home for the summer, they are going into overtime. This means that there is still time to win the fully-funded budget that our communities deserve. But that’s not all we’ll be fighting for. In […]

IL Senate Passes Illinois Trust Act

On Thursday, the Illinois Trust Act passed out of the Illinois Senate with a  31-21 vote. From Illinois Patch: The Illinois Senate passed a bill aimed at encouraging cooperation between undocumented immigrants and state law enforcement agencies while discouraging unwarranted cooperation between federal immigration. The Trust Act, sponsored by Senate President John Cullerton (D-Chicago), passed 31-21 […]

Illinois Dems Target Carried Interest Loophole

Legislation addressing the so-called “carried interest loophole” is gaining momentum in Illinois after the release of data finding the measure would generate $473 million for the cash-starved state. Grassroots Collaborative, a coalition of labor unions and human service organizations, April 19 touted passage of a new privilege tax on private equity firms, hedge funds and […]

TRUST Act Passes Senate Executive Committee

From the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights: The Illinois Senate Executive Committee took an important step today toward making our state safer for immigrants and their families. The TRUST Act (SB-31J), filed by Senate President Cullerton, passed through the committee with 11 members voting in favor, five voting present, and no opposing votes. […]

Report Back: Lobbying Against Violence

On Wednesday, March 22, Brighton Park Neighborhood Council (BPNC), Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) and Grassroots Collaborative brought the People’s Agenda, a set of bills aimed at reinvesting in the People of Illinois, to the state capitol. On this trip to Springfield our main goal was to meet with Illinois House members and ask that they […]