Join JCUA in a local non-partisan effort that crosses ethnic, racial and religious lines, transforming community relationships and advancing a social justice agenda. It is time for us to raise our voices together for immigrant justice and empower immigrant voices in these elections.
Take Action! Upcoming Opportunities:
- Voter Registration- Sunday, Sept. 30, 1-5 pm, Highwood Public Library, 102 Highwood Ave, Highwood, IL.
- Get Out The Vote- Sunday, Oct. 14, 1-5 pm, Wheeling, IL. Exact Location TBA.
- Get Out The Vote- Sunday, Oct. 28, 1-5 pm, Wheeling, IL. Exact Location TBA.
We are already in action working to increase immigrant voting power in Chicago’s North Shore communities, focusing on Highwood and Wheeling. Immigrants have been increasing in great numbers in Chicago’s northern suburbs. However, even with this growth, immigrants are not proportionally represented as leaders, elected officials or in other positions of power. Immigrant issues are many times not supported or even heard by current leaders.
Together with Fenix Family Health Center, the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights, and the Jewish Social Justice Roundtable, we are taking an active role to ensure that our government truly represents ALL members of our society.
Throughout the campaign we will work to increase the leadership and organizing development of our leaders by providing development opportunities such as trainings on electoral organizing and leadership roles in the campaign. Towards our goal of using the campaign to build political support for immigration issues, we will be talking to voters in the communities about local and national issues including the DREAM act and a state bill to grant undocumented immigrants the right to drive in Illinois.