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Fight for Progressive Revenue

Fight for Progressive Revenue

Serious cuts are threatening working people, our families, and our communities. Critical needs are being left unmet. Illinois must take action- not just to band-aid the budget gap but to move our state and our people forward. Short term, emergency revenue to patch the budget and prevent devastating cuts is needed, but is not enough. To move Illinois forward and provide the high quality services and educational opportunities that allow communities to thrive requires sustainable, equitable, and smart revenue solutions.
New Report Highlights Elitist Priorities of Mayor Emanuel’s Austerity Agenda

New Report Highlights Elitist Priorities of Mayor Emanuel’s Austerity Agenda

On Tuesday, March 24, parents, early childhood workers, elected officials, and community leaders held a press conference outside of Loop Capital Markets on LaSalle Street, to react to a new report by the ReFund America Project at the Roosevelt Institute, “Our Kind of Town: A Financial Plan that Puts Chicago’s Communities First.”
Kevin and Felipe File Racial Profiling Lawsuit Against City

Kevin and Felipe File Racial Profiling Lawsuit Against City

Today, Grassroots Collaborative held a press conference announcing the filing of a civil rights lawsuit against the City of Chicago and Chicago Police Officers responsible for the false arrest of Felipe Hernandez and Kevin Tapia and the evisceration of their First Amendment rights.