How JCUA built its power for economic justice with the Fair Tax campaign

Categories: Economic Justice, JCUA Campaigns, Other
When JCUA members voted overwhelmingly to take on the Fair Tax campaign, we knew it would be difficult. Voters don’t trust Illinois lawmakers. The ultra-wealthy would do what they can to prevent tax increases. The dominant narrative in our society holds that all government intervention is bad and all individual wealth is good. Despite everything …

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Taking on Fair Tax 2020

Categories: Economic Justice, JCUA Campaigns, Other
Votes have been cast and counted, and we can now announce that JCUA members vigorously support moving forward with the Fair Tax 2020 campaign! We will now prepare to join our coalition partners in educating Illinois residents about this important issue and working to ensure the referendum passes on the November 3, 2020 ballot. JCUA …

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Demand a Strong Consent Decree – Submit Your Comment Today

Categories: JCUA Campaigns, JCUA Project and Campaign Endorsements, Police Brutality
Comment on the Draft Consent Decree Today! Last week, Attorney General Lisa Madigan released the draft consent decree on police reforms. The consent decree is an agreement that involves court oversight of the Chicago Police Department. If approved, a federal court and a court-appointed monitor would ensure reforms are carried out by certain deadlines. Click here for a fact …

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Or Tzedek Transforms Teens

Categories: JCUA Campaigns, Or Tzedek / Teen Program
“We need to start asking questions about the history we are learning and who is not included. That is how true tikkun olam happens.” ~Rabbi Capers Funnye These words from our visit to Beth Shalom B’nai Zaken, one of JCUA’s congregational partners, aptly frame this year’s Or Tzedek experience. We asked a lot of questions, …

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