Born out of the Women’s March in January, 2017, ACE-Naperville is a progressive, grassroots group based in the western suburbs of Chicago. Our main areas of concern include health, education, and welfare; the environment; human rights; federal and state budgets; and campaigns and candidates.
Elevated Chicago launched in 2017 to present collaborative, community-led solutions to neighborhood displacement and inequities using an underutilized asset: our public transit system. Historically, trains have connected people to places; we believe transit can also can connect people to ideas, innovations and capital, both within and outside of their communities.
Chicago Unheard tells the untold stories of struggle and success in Chicago Public Schools. We are a space for parents, students, teachers and everyone with a stake in improving public schools to share their experiences and weigh in on policy, politics and practice in Chicago’s public schools. We have a particular interest in the stories of Chicago’s neighborhood schools and how they are working to improve outcomes for all kids.
The purpose of Grassroots Network Illinois is to promote activities and provide information that supports informed citizenship and progressive values, including the following: It is the responsibility of a just society to strive for freedom, equality, and security for all its citizens. The government should represent the interests of the people, and not corporations. All individuals have different experiences, and those with privileges must listen to and stand up for those without. Grassroots Network Illinois is nonpartisan and will not endorse political candidates, however, it may provide a platform for progressive groups to share their endorsements and opinions.
Chicago Women Take Action (CWTA) is a group of women united in the commitment to achieve women’s leadership and economic and social equality. We are activists of all ages (many of us belong to several organizations) working on the local, national and international level to promote women leaders and secure the health and well being of women, their families, and their communities.
We are a group of concerned citizens from the south suburbs of Chicago who resist the radical right wing agenda of the present administration and are committed to holding our elected officials accountable to uphold principles of economic and social justice for all Americans. We primarily reside in Congressional Districts 1,2, and 3, but welcome residents of neighboring districts as well. We hold monthly general meetings to see our events check out "Chicagoland Resistance Events" Facebook Page for our next meeting date and feel free to share those posts as that group is public. Our Mission: “We are a grassroots group working to promote tolerance, inclusion, equality, justice, and fairness in local, state and national politics.”
The Coalition for a Better Illinois 6th (CBIL6) is a network of grassroots groups in the 6th Congressional District of Illinois who believe that everyone deserves equal and fair treatment regardless of their race, religion, gender, sexual orientation or socioeconomic status and that a successful democracy requires an informed and engaged public.
The National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression was founded in 1973 in Chicago, Illinois to mount organized action against unjust treatment of individuals because of race or political beliefs. Its founding grew out of the struggle to free Angela Davis from a racist frame-up on murder charges surrounding the aborted attempt by Jonathan Jackson to free his brother, George Jackson and the Soledad Brothers in 1970. The Chicago Branch, now the Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression (CAARPR), continues to struggle for justice.
Grassroots Positive Progressive Activism in the St. Louis Metro East. Part of a diverse progressive movement of constituents across the country. With one spirit we are organizing locally to enact progressive positive changes.
MASK (Mothers/Men Against Senseless Killings) was established in 2015 as a way to put eyes on the streets, interrupt violence and crime, and teach children to grow up as friends rather than enemies. A group of caring individuals in the community began to simply hang out on the block, cook food, and emanate love. MASK is a force that empowers us to be the voice of change, safety, and presence for our families and communities. As individuals joined together, our many voices are amplified as one.
The Black Star Project is a nonprofit action-based organization that works to improve quality life indicators in less-advantaged Black communities nationwide. The Black Star Project accomplishes its mission by educating, organizing and mobilizing parents, students, community partners and others on a host of issues and campaigns and by generating ongoing initiatives that will improve life quality indicators of Black people with special emphasis on eliminating the racial academic achievement gap.
Citizen Action/Illinois is the state's largest public interest organization. Building on over a decade of experience, Citizen Action/Illinois is a key player in the fight for social and economic justice at the state and national levels. Leading campaigns for lower utility rates, fair taxes, affordable and quality health care, insurance and campaign finance reform, and stronger environmental and food safety protections. Working hard to hold our elected officials accountable on these issues every day in the State House and in the Congress.
Concerned citizens of Illinois 14th Congressional District fighting the Trump agenda. We are a group of concerned citizens dedicated to ensuring the continuation of our democracy based upon the tenets put forth through the Indivisible Guide. We believe in and promote community activism at all levels of government–from the local to national stage.