As we face the unprecedented health and economic crises brought on by the coronavirus pandemic, JCUA is responding by working to ensure all residents of Chicago have necessary health and economic protections. The pandemic has laid bare the economic and racial injustices at work in our city. Black residents are 29% of the city’s population but have made up a staggering proportion of COVID-19 cases and deaths.

JCUA members voted unanimously to join the Right to Recovery campaign, which brings together a coalition around legislation that ensures the people of Chicago are protected throughout the coronavirus crisis — especially those who are most at risk.

If you would like to get involved with JCUA’s Right to Recovery work, email community organizer Avra Shapiro (

For a list of actions, platforms and outlets to take action around coronavirus, please refer and contribute to JCUA’s continually updated COVID-19 Resource List.