JCUA’s Jackie Baldwin featured in Crain’s Chicago Business

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Jackie Baldwin — JCUA’s Police Accountability organizer — is featured in a new Crain’s Chicago Business story! She speaks about our victory passing the Empowering Communities for Public Safety (ECPS) ordinance, what inspired her to take action, and how we can ensure that public safety is driven by the people of Chicago. “We have to …

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Mary Tarullo and Bradley Sanders on Bring Chicago Home campaign

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Earlier this year, JCUA members voted to take on the Bring Chicago Home (BCH) campaign, alongside a diverse coalition of community organizations, including Communities United, ONE Northside, SEIU Healthcare IL, United Working Families, and the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless (CCH). Bring Chicago Home seeks to end homelessness in Chicago by creating a dedicated revenue …

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Sukkat Shalom — 18 Days for Housing Justice

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Tonight we welcome Sukkot — a holiday that commemorates our wanderings through the Sinai desert. Following the Exodus, the Jewish people sought shelter in temporary dwellings called sukkahs, which today serve as symbols for the transience and fragility of life. JCUA always looks to Jewish history to inspire our work. We ask ourselves what our ancient and modern …

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Introducing Maetal Gerson, JCUA Avodah Organizer 2021-2022

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By Maetal Gerson, JCUA Avodah Organizer 2021-2022 Hello! My name is Maetal and I’m the Avodah Organizer for JCUA this coming year. I’m so excited to be working with college and high-school-aged individuals to help them organize around key issues and campaigns. I look forward to connecting them with opportunities to engage in direct service and …

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Introducing Becca Lubow, JCUA Immigration Organizer

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By Becca Lubow, JCUA Immigration Organizer Hello JCUA community! My name is Becca Lubow and I’m the new Immigration Organizer. I grew up in Pickerington, Ohio. I got my start in Jewish organizing through IfNotNow, a movement to end the occupation in Israel/Palestine, and Never Again Action, a mobilization of Jews against ICE. Many of …

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