Dear JCUA Members and Supporters –
With Chicago municipal elections coming up, I wanted to remind you all why civic engagement is so critical to JCUA’s work.
We’ve said it before and I will say it again here – If we want a city council and mayor that will support our values and our campaigns for a more equitable Chicago, we need to work to elect representatives who feel accountable to us, our community partners, and our values.
It is likely that the next Mayor of Chicago will be at the candidate forums listed below, so in this particular moment, we have an opportunity that only happens every four years. Join us for one (or both!) of these opportunities to get in front of this person with the values and issues that matter to you, and to JCUA.
This is an important time for JCUA members to show up. At this moment we can leverage our collective power, our Jewish voice for social justice, so that when the next mayor assumes office we can hold them accountable to the things they promise and deepen our impact on social justice in our city.
I hope to see you soon!
JCUA Associate Director and Director of Organizing
P.S. Both of the forums will have childcare available! We can also help arrange transportation. Let us know, or send any questions to Emily at firstname.lastname@example.org.
JCUA is participating in the Grassroots Collaborative #ReImagineChicago Mayoral candidates forum. The #ReImagineChicago platform is a broad vision for a more just Chicago, including three campaigns we are working on: Civilian Oversight of the Chicago Police Department, the Welcoming City Ordinance, and the #EraseTheDatabase campaign.
Wednesday, January 16, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
New Mt. Pilgrim Church
4301 W. Washington Blvd.
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The Grassroots Alliance for Police Accountability is teaming up with CRS for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Faith in Action Assembly & Mayoral Candidate Forum to engage with candidates around our vision for police accountability and community oversight in Chicago.
Monday, January 21, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Liberty Baptist Church
4849 S. King Drive
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JCUA’s Past Board President Rabbi Capers Funnye will serve as Co-Moderator for this event!