Campaigns

Action Now issue campaigns come from listening to community residents through regular monthly meetings, engaging our base by going door-to-door, and mobilizing all residents to take part in their community. Our members decide what we fight for and we organize to make those changes happen.

Economic Justice

Economic Justice

We feel the impact of income inequality every day in our neighborhoods, as we look out our windows towards vacant buildings, crime corners. We are directly impacted by poverty as our members, leaders and staff are predominantly low-income people of color. It is our core value, to fight for the rights of workers and to expand economic opportunities for the most disadvantaged communities.

Education Justice

Education Justice

We believe that every child deserves a robust and equitable education experience, and we value a strong public education system that provides students with culturally relevant curriculum, wrap-around services, and democratic processes that allow parents, teachers, students and community members to have the power to guide their own educational outcomes.

Housing Justice

Housing Justice

In order to have strong, stable communities, it is critical that the affordable housing stock is maintained and expanded. We support housing justice initiatives in a variety of ways, from supporting renters by encouraging that we “Lift the Ban” on rent stabilization in Chicago to helping to create a land trust for Cook County so that vacant building can be rehabbed and repurchased at affordable rates. We also fight to dismantle racist and classist practices in property tax assessments, as we work with our communities to push back against gentrification and further disinvestment from Black communities.

Civic Engagement and Community Control

Civic Engagement and Community Control

We believe that direct democratic control of government and law enforcement helps ensure that communities that are most harmed by destructive policies have the power to control budgets, determine policing policies, and self-determine their own priorities.