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JCUA Fair Tax Phone Bank
Jul 19 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join fellow JCUA members to phone bank for a Fair Tax in Illinois. New to phone banking? No need to worry, we will provide a training on the call script and voter database. Let’s hit the phones together!

To RSVP and access the zoom link please email Emma at emmakagan@jcua.org

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Acts of Change 2020
Jul 20 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us for Acts of Change 2020 presented online on Monday, July 20 from 8:00-9:00 pm! Acts of Change is our flagship event in which our entire community comes together to reaffirm JCUA’s mission to transform the City of Chicago into a place that embodies the Jewish values of equity and justice.

In light of the coronavirus pandemic, we’ve re-imagined the Acts of Change in-person dinner as an immersive online experience. We’re excited to bring you an engaging program that includes special guests, music and more.

Register now for Acts of Change 2020.

Jul
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Defund CPD Right to Recovery Town Hall
Jul 21 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Since March JCUA has participated in Right to Recovery; a coalition of grassroots organizations, progressive elected officials, and communities in Chicago to demand our Mayor and our Governor make the humane choice to put our people over profit in response to the historic Novel Coronavirus outbreak.

In that time our Right to Recovery has contributed to multiple state and city-wide actions to get policy passed around our right to relief for housing, education, wellness, and racial equity. After the murder of George Floyd by the Minneapolis Police Department, Right to Recovery moved to adopt the Black Abolitionist Network’s list of demands. Join the Right to Recovery coalition on July 21st, at 6pm for an in-depth political and strategic discussion around how we can all be included in the fight to defund the police in Chicago.

This is an opportunity to better understand this current moment and learn more about the anti-racist, abolitionist struggle that millions of people have engaged in.

Pre-Registration Zoom Link https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcrduqprTIoGNcqOzpLmBi1liRkHBLDu51u

Please RSVP here in addition to registering.

Jul
22
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JCUA Fair Tax Committee Meeting @ Zoom
Jul 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Join us on Wednesday, July 22nd at 6:00 pm on Zoom for our Fair Tax Committee Meeting. We will have an orientation for new committee members at 5:40 pm.

RSVP here to receive the Zoom link.

If you have questions please contact Emma at emmakagan@jcua.org.

Jul
23
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Right To Recovery Committee Meeting
Jul 23 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Join the JCUA  Right to Recovery Meeting on Thursday, July 23rd from 6:00-7:30 pm. The goal of this meeting is to bring folks up to speed on Right to Recovery and discuss ways to continue to engage in moving the work forward. RSVP here. 

Jul
25
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Vote Yes for Fair Tax Rally
Jul 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Join JCUA’s Fair Tax Coalition Partners for a Zoom Rally on Saturday, July 25th at 10:00am. Come hear from special guest speakers and start the countdown to Election Day! RSVP here.

Jul
27
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JCUA Fair Tax Phone Bank
Jul 27 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Join fellow JCUA members to phone bank for a Fair Tax in Illinois. New to phone banking? No need to worry, we will provide a training on the call script and voter database. Let’s hit the phones together!

To RSVP and access the Zoom link please email Emma at emmakagan@jcua.org

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Desolation in Our Time: a Tisha B’Av Program for 5780 @ Zoom
Jul 30 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
The Chicago Jewish Justice Circle is hosting an online program to commemorate Tisha b’Av 5780, on Thursday, July 30 at 6:00 pm.
Tisha B’Av is often considered the most somber day on the Jewish calendar. The program will connects the themes in the Book of Eicha (Lamentations) to issues related to the modern-day plague of COVID-19 — exploring how the pandemic has exacerbated and highlighted injustices in health care, labor, police violence, state violence, education and more.
Register for the event here: https://bit.ly/2BzhuA4
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JCUA Fair Tax Presentation with Congregation Hakafa @ Zoom
Aug 2 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Presentation and Discussion about Illinois’ Fair Tax Proposal
Sunday, August 2, 10:00 AM
Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84821405096?pwd=cm42Mk5NZjYra3cvci9Vc0J6NmhDUT09
OR to call in: 312-626-6799 (When prompted for a Meeting ID if you call in, type in: 848 2140 5096#)
Illinois suffers from one of the most unfair taxing systems in the nation. It fails to tax people relative to their income and the impact is clear: a structural deficit, inadequate levels of core services to Illinois communities, and a bruised state economy. These problems have only grown clearer and become exacerbated in recent months with the onset of COVID-19 and the ongoing uprisings for racial justice in the state. Join Hakafa and the Jewish Council on Urban Affairs (JCUA) via Zoom to learn about the campaign to pass the Fair Tax in Illinois and how we can take action as a Jewish community to more equitably and justly fund our state.

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JCUA Fair Tax Phone Bank
Aug 2 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join fellow JCUA members to phone bank for a Fair Tax in Illinois. New to phone banking? No need to worry, we will provide a training on the call script and voter database. Let’s hit the phones together!

To RSVP and access the Zoom link please email Emma at emmakagan@jcua.org

Aug
6
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JCUA Fair Tax Phone Bank
Aug 6 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Join fellow JCUA members to phone bank for a Fair Tax in Illinois. New to phone banking? No need to worry, we will provide a training on the call script and voter database. Let’s hit the phones together!

To RSVP and access the Zoom link please email Emma at emmakagan@jcua.org

Aug
7
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Encore Live Stream of Acts of Change 2020 @ Facebook LIve
Aug 7 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

If you missed the show or just want another chance to watch the program with your JCUA community, we will be live streaming Acts of Change 2020 again on Friday, August 7, at 12:00 pm.to reaffirm JCUA’s mission to transform the City of Chicago into a place that embodies the Jewish values of equity and justice.

https://www.facebook.com/JCUAchicago

Every year at Acts of Change, JCUA honors an individual with the Rabbi Robert J. Marx Social Justice Award for their commitment to the values JCUA’s founder Rabbi Marx lives and teaches. We honored Jeff Zaluda with this year’s award for his lifelong dedication to pursuing social justice and a more equitable Chicago. Jeff has been a leading voice in JCUA’s work for more than a decade, generously dedicating his time, passion, and resources to carrying forward our mission. He has helped us grow into an organization that is as focused and powerful as we’ve ever been.

The funds we raise for Acts of Change allows JCUA to activate the Jewish community of Chicago around racial and economic justice. You can still support Acts of Change and JCUA’s work to advance racial and economic justice in Chicago.

 

Aug
10
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JCUA Fair Tax Phone Bank
Aug 10 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Join fellow JCUA members to phone bank for a Fair Tax in Illinois. New to phone banking? No need to worry, we will provide a training on the call script and voter database. Let’s hit the phones together!

To RSVP and access the Zoom link please email Emma at emmakagan@jcua.org

Aug
11
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JCUA Immigration Committee Meeting @ Zoom
Aug 11 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
JCUA Immigration Committee Meeting – Tuesday, August 11, 6:00 pm
Join us on Tuesday, August 11 at 6:00 pm for our ~monthly Immigration Committee meeting. We will likely be on Zoom, but we are considering options for an in-person meeting. We will have an orientation for new committee members at 5:40 pm.
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JCUA Fair Tax Presentation with Beth Emet @ Zoom
Aug 12 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

 A Primer on the Illinois Fair Tax Campaign

with Marissa Levy, Anna Rubin, Gwen Tucker and Abby White of the Jewish Council on Urban Affairs

Wednesday, August 12 at 7:30 pm

Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82150149145 

On November 3rd Illinois voters will go to the polls not only to elect a president, but to vote on an amendment to the state constitution.  If approved, this amendment, known as the Fair Tax Amendment, will allow enactment of a graduated rate income tax in the state.  Currently, Illinois has a flat rate income tax, which has created one of the most unfair taxing systems in the nation. It fails to tax people relative to their income and the impact is clear: a structural deficit, inadequate levels of core services to Illinois communities, and a bruised state economy. These problems have only been exacerbated in recent months with the onset of COVID-19 and the ongoing uprisings for racial justice in the state.  Join us at this session to learn about the campaign to pass the Fair Tax Amendment and how we can take action as a Jewish community to more equitably and justly fund our state.   

Aug
13
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JCUA Fair Tax Phone Bank
Aug 13 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Join fellow JCUA members to phone bank for a Fair Tax in Illinois. New to phone banking? No need to worry, we will provide a training on the call script and voter database. Let’s hit the phones together!

To RSVP and access the Zoom link please email Emma at emmakagan@jcua.org

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JCUA North Suburban Congregation Virtual Fair Tax Presentation @ Zoom
Aug 13 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
North Suburban Congregation Virtual Fair Tax Presentation: August 13th, 6:00-7:00pm
Join with other congregation members from the North Suburbs to learn about the Fair Tax, an economic justice campaign in Illinois. Come find out how you can get involved in making a more just Illinois!

Zoom link will be sent out to all who RSVP. Please reach out to Marissa Levy for additional questions at marissa@jcua.org.

RSVP: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe9j3gZjjTpXXP9fkbqD39HvL1k4PXxLFMsIHvVueHnPPhvPQ/viewform
Aug
16
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JCUA Fair Tax Phone Bank
Aug 16 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join fellow JCUA members to phone bank for a Fair Tax in Illinois. New to phone banking? No need to worry, we will provide a training on the call script and voter database. Let’s hit the phones together!

To RSVP and access the Zoom link please email Emma at emmakagan@jcua.org

Aug
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Kol Or Meeting
Aug 18 @ 7:15 pm – 8:45 pm

The Kol Or caucus of the Jewish Council on Urban Affairs is a space for those who identify as Jews of Color to gather, build community, and organize for systemic social change. Made up of Jews of Color from across Chicago, Kol Or plays an important role in JCUA’s work to transform our city into a more just and equitable place.

Register for the meeting.

Aug
19
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JCUA Fair Tax Phone Bank
Aug 19 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Join fellow JCUA members to phone bank for a Fair Tax in Illinois. New to phone banking? No need to worry, we will provide a training on the call script and voter database. Let’s hit the phones together!

To RSVP and access the Zoom link please email Emma at emmakagan@jcua.org