WCRJ is championing a proposal to divest public dollars away from anti-Black systems of policing, and reinvest resources into programs that promote equity and opportunity.
In partnership with our state partners and One Fair Wage, we are fighting to pass legislation to end the unjust subminimum wage for tipped workers in Illinois.
We are mobilizing community members in the fight for accessible, affordable, and high quality childcare for all.
We are collecting signatures for a ballot referendum, which, if approved, would establish a Small Donor Matching Program for candidates running for municipal office in Chicago.
We are fighting to abolish Illinois’ unjust system of sentencing enhancements, which drives mass incarceration and exacerbates racial bias in the court system.
We are fighting to pass legislation to prohibit unjust provisions in police union contracts that shield officers from accountability for misconduct and criminal acts.
The SAFER Communities Act would promote equity and opportunity in our communities by investing in 20,000 high quality jobs for formerly incarcerated Illinoisans.