JCUA Blog

#ErasetheDatbase Campaign Update

Categories: #ErasetheDatabase, Immigrant Rights, Immigration Reform

Hello! I wanted to update you on our organizing work with the campaign to #EraseTheDatabase. As a reminder, we are working with the Campaign to Expand Sanctuary, as part of the Immigration Policy Working Group, to eliminate the use of the Chicago Gang Database. The Gang Database is a tracking and targeting tool for people of …

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Police Accountability Campaign Updates

Categories: Police Accountability

Hello! I wanted to check in and update you on our organizing work with the Grassroots Alliance for Police Accountability (GAPA). As a reminder, we are working with GAPA to pass an ordinance through City Hall that would create a Community Oversight Commission for the Chicago Police Department. Our goal is to make our neighborhoods safer, …

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Coming Into Focus

Categories: Organizing Fellowship

As I reflect on the first half of JCUA’s Organizing Fellowship, the phrase that comes to mind is “coming into focus.” When I began the fellowship in August, I had a vague notion of my Jewish identity and relationship to organizing that I had been developing over the past few years in college and my …

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