Amisha Transitions to New Fight

After 15 Years of Strong Leadership Amisha is Transitioning Out as Executive Director From Amisha:   I have difficult news to share. As some of you know, five years ago I was diagnosed with endometrial cancer and went through intensive treatment. Unfortunately, the cancer I thought I conquered five years ago has returned -  I received a metastatic cancer diagnosis a few weeks ago. Like many of you who have been through a Read more

Take Action Now to Defend the Pretrial Fairness Act from Rollbacks!

Digital Call to Action from SOUL, Southsiders Organized for Unity and Liberation in coalition with the Illinois Network for Pretrial Justice Last year, communities across Illinois got our state legislators to pass the Pretrial Fairness Act, which will end money bond and transform the pretrial system in 2023. Parts of it have already expanded rights for people on electronic monitoring as of January 2022. But right now, legislators are Read more

JOB POSTING: Statewide Director

The Statewide Director will support Grassroots Collaborative’s Peoria organizing work by supervising organizing staff, helping to develop campaign strategy, and creating pathways to integrate the local work in Central Illinois to campaigns across the state. They will anchor GC’s statewide campaign work, identifying opportunities for the organization to forward progressive policy work in Springfield, and cultivating potential expansion in a new Read more

2022 Virtual People’s Gala Sponsorships

BECOME A SPONSOR We hope you will join us this year in recognizing the outstanding leadership of our 2022 Bold Campaign Honorees by purchasing virtual sponsorships in their honor. Your sponsorship today will raise critical funds to advance GC’s work this year to train and mobilize leaders to build our movement for racial, climate, and economic justice in Illinois.   Become A 2022 Virtual People's Gala Sponsor! Movement Read more

Getting the Safety We Deserve: COVID CPS FAQ

With Chicago Public Schools reopening, people all across the city were left confused and unsettled. We know there’s a lot of information to sift through as we continue to all grapple with how to keep our schools and communities safe from COVID.   We put together this FAQ to help parents understand why CPS was not prepared for the recent COVID surge, what agreement the teachers reached with CPS and what you can do to keep our schools Read more

Grassroots Collaborative Statement on 2022 Chicago City Budget Vote

A Step Forward, More Work to Do Over the course of multiple administrations, neighborhood groups, labor unions, and community leaders have come together to fight for the resources that working families need to heal and thrive. Daley, Emanuel, and Lightfoot, in turn, repeatedly expended political capital to try and squash these grassroots efforts.  This budget cycle was unique because of the huge sums of federal relief money Read more

Beware the City Budget!

Join us for a "City Hall Haunting" protest at 121 N LaSalle St., this Wednesday, October 27th at 8:30-10:30 AM, to demand City Council pass a budget that invests in communities. Using the money from the federal relief package, Chicago can make huge strides toward creating safe and healthy neighborhoods for everyone. The budget proposed by Mayor Lightfoot makes some of the investments that community advocates have been calling for - but Read more

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly in Lightfoot’s Proposed Budget

At the end of September, Mayor Lightfoot unveiled her proposal for next year’s city budget. The budget has a huge impact on the lives of everyone who lives and works in Chicago. From determining who has access to clean, lead-free water, what communities will have access to mental health care, and if we will invest in our young people through after-school programs or criminalize them through policing and surveillance. The city budget is a vote to Read more