May Your Passover Be Spirited and Meaningful

Categories: Immigrant Rights, Immigration Reform, Jewish Holidays

Chag Sameach from JCUA Take Action this Passover for Immigration Justice   Dear JCUA Family, Each year we joyously observe Passover: the exodus of the Jewish people from oppression and our celebration of freedom. This year as Passover approaches, it is impossible to enter the holiday without thinking about the state of immigration justice in the US today.  Our …

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Tell Your Alderman to Support the GAPA Community Commission Ordinance

Categories: Other
The Grassroots Alliance for Police Accountability ordinance for a Community Commission will be introduced at the March 28th City Council meeting. This ordinance will give communities a meaningful role in shaping police policy and holding leaders accountable. Call your alderman THIS week to let them know we need them to support and co-sponsor the ordinance! STEP 1: Look …

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Getting Involved On A Deeper Level

Categories: Guest Blog Posts, JCUA Campaigns, Organizing Fellowship
My involvement with the JCUA Organizing Fellowship has given me the opportunity to not only engage in dialogue about social justice, but to be involved on a deeper level. On February 26, I was able to participate in Purim Immigration Action in the Spirit of Esther at the Federal Building. This experience was an incredible …

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GAPA Announces Recommendations for Civilian Police Oversight Ordinance

Categories: Police Brutality
Today the Grassroots Alliance for Police Accountability (GAPA) announced its recommendations for an ordinance that would create a civilian police oversight commission for the Chicago Police Department. Click here to read GAPA’s full report. Click here to see the Facebook Live coverage. Read more about the ordinance and JCUA‘s involvement in this blog post. This ordinance, sponsored by Alderman …

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Grassroots Alliance for Police Accountability Releases Recommendations for Civilian Oversight of the CPD

Categories: Police Brutality
Today was a milestone in the movement for police accountability in Chicago.  The Grassroots Alliance for Police Accountability (“GAPA”) announced to the public the fruits of nearly two years of hard labor –of dozens of community conversations across the city, of countless steering committee meetings, of multiple meetings and consultations with policing and civil rights experts …

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