May
4
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Jewish Action Day – Training @ Zoom
May 4 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
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JCUA North West Side Trivia Night @ Palmer Square Park
May 4 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
May
5
Wed
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Raise Up IL – Lobby Day Text + Phone Bank @ Zoom
May 5 @ 5:15 pm – 7:00 pm
Registration linkbit.ly/raiseuplobbyday
Facebook event: https://fb.me/e/3hHYOHcqd
We have five weeks until the budget passes, and we need Springfield to know we want long-term investments in our community! Join us in our efforts to lobby state legislators to make sure they pass the Raise Up IL package.

The Raise Up IL coalition has introduced a package of bills that would generate billions of dollars in revenue by ending tax breaks for big corporations and ultra-wealthy individuals — and we’re demanding this revenue be used to fund expanded childcare, the Community Care Program for seniors, K-12 education, immigrant support services, tax relief for working people, and affordable housing.

May
10
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College Organizing Fellowship Workshop
May 10 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

This is a regular meeting of the JCUA Organizing Fellowship yearly cohort for college-aged young folks. Please reach out to Mara Wolkoff (mara@jcua.org) with questions or interest.

May
11
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Immigration Committee Meeting @ Zoom
May 11 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
May
12
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The People’s Ordinance 101
May 12 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

We will have our first Ordinance Information Session on May 12th at 6:00pm so be sure to RSVP and invite a friend!  http://bit.ly/PeoplesOrdinance101

May
13
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Acts of Change outreach hour
May 13 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Register here to help us invite JCUA members to register for and support Acts of Change 2021! We will provide you with everything you need in order to be successful (a list of people, a call script, etc.), and are grateful for your help!

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JCUA Congregation Partner Network Gathering @ Zoom
May 13 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
May
14
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Jewish Action Day for Immigration Justice – 2021 @ Zoom
May 14 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Jewish Action Day 2021: Friday, May 14, 12:30-2:30 pm (NEW DAY!)
Join HIAS Immigration & Citizenship, JCUA, Illinois Religious Action Center for Reform Judaism  (RAC-IL), the Chicago T’ruah cluster, and leaders across the Jewish community as we support the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights’ 2021 state platform and affirm Illinois as a welcoming state for ALL.
  • 12:30-1:15 pm: #EverybodyIn Platform Training and Jewish Framing: Safety for All, Healthcare for All, and Economic Security for All (there will no longer be a separate training on Tuesday, May 4)
  • 1:15-2:00 pm: Virtual Roundtable with the IL Legislative Jewish Caucus
  • 2:00-2:30 pm: Action Power (Half) Hour for IL Way Forward

Register here!

May
19
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ECPS Phone Bank
May 19 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

If you care about police violence and public safety, this is a critical moment to take action. Join JCUA and One Northside to phone bank the 43rd and 44th wards, build support for Empowering Communities for Public Safety, and FORCE action by Chicago’s City Council and Mayor! Register here.

May
20
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Housing and Economic Justice Committee 1:1 Night @ Zoom
May 20 @ 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm

An opportunity to meet your fellow HEJ Committee members and begin to build relationships with one another as we begin our work with Bring Chicago Home. Join us! We’ll have a brief refresher on 1:1 best practices, and then get a chance to break out and get to know one another.

Thursday, May 20
6:00 – 7:15 pm on Zoom

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88484065483

Meeting ID: 884 8406 5483 One tap mobile +13126266799,,88484065483# US (Chicago)

May
23
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Acts of Change outreach hour
May 23 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Register here to help us invite JCUA members to register for and support Acts of Change 2021! We will provide you with everything you need in order to be successful (a list of people, a call script, etc.), and are grateful for your help!

May
26
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Raise Up IL Text Bank @ Zoom
May 26 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
As we are all painfully aware, it has been over a year of the COVID pandemic, and our communities in Chicago and IL are struggling to survive. Paying rent, finding childcare, and necessary medical care have become a daily struggle for millions.  Now is the time for major investments in our communities and we can pay for that by taxing those who have made billions of dollars in profits during the pandemic!

As part of Grassroots Collaborative’s involvement in the Raise Up IL campaign, we are supporting a package of 8 proposals, which would raise over 2 billion dollars by ending tax breaks for big corporations and ultra-wealthy individuals who have gotten richer over the pandemic. We are calling for this money to be invested in long-term programs for our community: K-12 education, childcare, the community care program, housing, immigrant support services, and tax relief for working families.

We know our communities cannot wait.  We need action now.

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Torah of Organizing: Housing @ Zoom
May 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for our on-going series, The Torah of Organizing with Rabbi Aryeh Bernstein. In this session, we’ll explore what the Torah has to say about housing. This will be an interactive, chavruta (paired-learning) event. This will be an all-levels-are-welcome space, so if you’ve never explored Torah in this way before, this is a perfect place to start. All you need is curiosity and the desire to learn with other JCUA community members!

Wednesday, May 26 at 6:00 pm on Zoom

May
27
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IL Way Forward Rally + Press Conference @ ICE Headquarters
May 27 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Jun
2
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PAC Committee Meeting–June
Jun 2 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Jun
3
Thu
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Acts of Change outreach hour
Jun 3 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Register here to help us invite JCUA members to register for and support Acts of Change 2021! We will provide you with everything you need in order to be successful (a list of people, a call script, etc.), and are grateful for your help!

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Final Or Tzedek Meeting of the Year! @ In person (Or Tzedek participants only)
Jun 3 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Closing workshop for Or Tzedek Teen Community Organizing Internship

Jun
8
Tue
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JCUA Housing and Economic Justice Committee Meeting @ Zoom
Jun 8 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Jun
10
Thu
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Acts of Change outreach hour
Jun 10 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Register here to help us invite JCUA members to register for and support Acts of Change 2021! We will provide you with everything you need in order to be successful (a list of people, a call script, etc.), and are grateful for your help!