Grassroots Collaborative enjoys working with journalists to help tell powerful and compelling stories about what is happening in our communities. If you are a member of the media interested and want to connect with our organization get in touch with our communication director by emailing We are also always thrilled to connect media outlets to our membership and on the ground movement leaders where appropriate.

For media inquires contact Nathan Ryan at

  • 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 … Read more
  • Raise Up IL Statement on Passage of Illinois State Budget
    Groups Pushing for Racial Equity and Growth of Illinois Economy Laud Inclusion of Corporate Loophole Closures in State Budget Chicago, IL – On Monday, May 31st, both chambers of the Illinois General Assembly voted to approve the 2022 state budget including closing $655 million in corporate tax loopholes used by Illinois’s wealthiest corporations to avoid … Read more
  • Budget Address Statement: Chicago is Not Broke, the City’s Priorities Are
    Grassroots Collaborative Response to Mayor Lightfoot’s Budget Address Chicago, IL – The following is a statement from Amisha Patel, Executive Director of Grassroots Collaborative on Mayor Lightfoot’s budget address. “We hoped that Mayor Lightfoot would choose to work with parents, teachers, and community leaders to end the Tale of Two Cities that has plagued Chicago … Read more