Introducing JCUA Votes!

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Shanah tova! We’re pleased to welcome the new year with some exciting announcements about JCUA’s new 501(c)4 — our sibling political organization that will equip us with tools to hold our elected officials accountable and co-govern with leaders who share our vision of the world. First off, we have a name: JCUA Votes! We thought …

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Why JCUA is launching a political arm, with Benetta & Andie

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Last month, JCUA members voted overwhelmingly in favor of creating a 501(c)4 — a sibling organization that would equip us with the tools to hold elected officials accountable and support leaders who share our vision for the world. As we prepare to launch, we’re pleased to announce that JCUA members Benetta Mansfield (she/her) and Andie …

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Introducing Jonah Karsh, Avodah Organizer

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Greetings, JCUA community!  My name is Jonah Karsh (he/him), and I’m thrilled to be joining JCUA this year as the Avodah Youth Organizer. I grew up in Evanston and have been a member of the Jewish Reconstructionist Congregation (JRC) since I was 5 years old, just after finishing preschool there.  Some JCUA veterans may also …

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Chicago needs Treatment Not Trauma

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If you’ve been wondering about what the Treatment Not Trauma campaign is all about, then you’re in luck, because JCUA member Elena Gormley has written a comprehensive explainer laying out the problem with Chicago’s current approach to crisis response, our coalition’s solution, and the next steps to win the campaign! Check out the full piece!

Organizing 101 back (in person) and better than ever

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This weekend, JCUA members gathered for our annual day long Community Organizing 101 training. JCUA members traveled through the flooded streets of Chicago for our first in person Organizing 101 training since the summer of 2018. It was so wonderful to be together with new and old members of the JCUA community from all corners …

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