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South Side Community Fair Tax Informational Q & A
Aug 19 @ 7:15 pm – 8:30 pm
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20
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Beth Shalom B’Nai Zaken Fair Tax Presentation
Aug 20 @ 7:15 am – 8:30 am
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Fair Tax Shabbat with OneTable & Repair the World
Aug 21 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Join JCUA, Repair the World, and OneTable for a Fair Tax Shabbat on Friday, August 21st. Shabbat is a way of dreaming up the world we want to see. Together, we’ll discuss the Fair Tax Amendment, talk about how this plays into the world we want to see for our future. This is an on-going, Chicago-wide conversation. We welcome folks who are just learning about this for the first time, to those who are already working on the ground on this initiative – and anyone in between! This will be a grounding evening for learning, conversation, and action. We’ll share in Shabbat ritual, discussion breakout rooms, as well as brainstorm how we can take part in the Fair Tax ballot initiative. In our small groups, guests can choose between three conversations: making art with visual representations of the Fair Tax, discuss relational building and how to talk about building a better future with their friends, family, and co-workers, and learning how to set up a presentation with other organizations or communities they’re involved in.

Make sure to RSVP!

Note: Participants must be 21+ in age to attend.

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Fair Tax Day of Action
Aug 23 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join Jewish Council on Urban Affairs (JCUA), Jane Addams Senior Caucus (JASC), Asian American Midwest Progressives (AAMP), and ONE Northside for a Fair Tax Day of Action on Sunday, August 23rd from 1:00-3:00pm!

There will be an online program on Zoom with speakers, music, and poetry, and then voter outreach through texting and calling – training provided. There is also an in-person component including chalking and flyering in our neighborhoods. RSVP here.

Aug
24
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South Side Fair Tax Phone Bank
Aug 24 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Aug
25
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JCUA Fair Tax Phone Bank
Aug 25 @ 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
26
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Fair Tax Presentation with Makom @ Temple Sholom @ Zoom
Aug 26 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
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JCUA Fair Tax Phone Bank
Aug 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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Police Accountability Committee Meeting
Aug 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:45 pm

At our Police Accountability Committee Meeting we will be discussing updates on the GAPA campaign as well as deepening our understanding as a committee around the current movement and call to Defund CPD. For folks who have had the opportunity to attend a Defund related town hall, training, or action, we will have an opportunity to share our learnings. Email avra@jcua.org for questions and to RSVP.

Please note-committee meetings are for JCUA members. Become a member here.

 

Aug
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Fair Tax Presentation with Rose Crown Minyan @ Anshe Emet @ Zoom
Aug 30 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Aug
31
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South Side Fair Tax Phone Bank
Aug 31 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
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1
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JCUA Fair Tax Phone Bank
Sep 1 @ 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

Sep
2
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JCUA Fair Tax Committee Meeting @ Zoom
Sep 2 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
JCUA Fair Tax Committee Meeting – Wednesday, September 2nd, 6:00 pm
Join us on Wednesday, September 2nd at 6:00 pm for our ~monthly Fair Tax Committee meeting. It will be held over Zoom. We will have an optional orientation for new committee members at 5:40 pm. RSVP here!
Sep
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Fair Tax Presentation with West Suburban Temple Har Zion @ Zoom
Sep 3 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Sep
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JCUA Fair Tax Phone Bank
Sep 9 @ 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! This evening we will be calling other JCUA members to talk about Fair Tax and make sure they have a plan to vote. 

Sign-up here: bit.ly/FTPhoneBank

Sep
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JCUA Fair Tax Phone Bank
Sep 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! 

This phone bank is open to all, but specifically designed for first time phone bankers or people who want more time to go over the script and best practices for making calls.

Sign-up here: bit.ly/FTPhoneBank

Sep
13
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Fair Tax Presentation & Postcard Party
Sep 13 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
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JCUA Membership-wide Conversation About Abolition @ Zoom
Sep 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

We invite you to join JCUA for a a membership-wide conversation and teach-in about abolition on Monday, September 14, from 6:00-7:30 pm on Zoom. THIS EVENT IS FOR JCUA MEMBERS. Become a JCUA Member today here: https://jcua.org/get-involved/membership/

Over the past several months, discussions about abolition have come to the forefront among movements for social justice. We know that abolition is a loaded and often misunderstood concept. It involves two simultaneous processes: dismantling systems that perpetuate oppression, and just as importantly, envisioning new systems that sustain a just and equitable society. Abolition is not simply taking away one harmful institution and keeping the rest of the world the same; it’s about building a society in which everyone is protected, served and cared for.

On September 14, a team of staff and members will host a conversation and teach-in about abolition for the entire JCUA membership. We want to hear from you — hear where you are coming from, what excites you, what makes you scared or angry, and if and how you think JCUA might adopt an abolitionist framework for our work in the coming months and years.

We highly encourage everyone involved in and committed to JCUA‘s work to attend this conversation.

A Zoom link will be sent to everyone who RSVPs. As always, please be in touch with any questions prior to September 14.

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The People’s Academy Rally and Teach In @ USCIS
Sep 15 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Join us for The People’s Academy to stand against the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) “Citizen’s Academy”! On September 15th, ICE was planning to hold a “Citizen’s Academy” to teach civilians the tactics they employ to criminalize our communities. While ICE attempts to rationalize the terror they bring into our communities, we know the truth of the harms that ICE and all white supremacist institutions bring into our neighborhoods!

After a groundswell of protest led by our coalition, ICE decided to “postpone” its Citizens Academy until next year. But we are still gathering for a rally and teach-in to denounce the white supremacist institutions of ICE, Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) and police as they attack our communities, and to call on our elected officials to divest money away from ICE, CBP, and police, and towards resources that will reverse the chronic disinvestment these communities have faced for decades.

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JCUA Fair Tax Text Bank
Sep 15 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Join JCUA in a text bank for Fair Tax. We will provide training on how to use the application ThruText and spend the evening gathering pledges to vote YES!

Sign-up here: bit.ly/FTPhoneBank