About the Organization
Action Now is a multi-issue grassroots organization of working families in the Chicago metro area as well as in Peoria and Springfield, IL. Our issue campaigns come out of listening to community residents through regular monthly meetings, engaging the base by going door-to-door and mobilizing all residents to take part in their community. Our leadership development includes formal leadership training and the active involvement by members in the planning, implementation and evaluation of issue campaigns.
Our vision, is for strong, safe, and stable communities where everyone has access to living wage jobs, quality public education, affordable housing and has a powerful voice at the decision making table for their communities, cities, state and nation.
Action Now’s mission is to organize working families and strengthen their voices on issues of racial, social and economic justice.
Quality Public Education
We value community, neighborhood public schools that are thriving community centers, and we believe that every child deserves a quality education in a safe, supportive learning environment that welcomes authentic parent engagement, and are filled with highly effective teachers who love our children and our community.
Living Wage Jobs
We value fair-pay for hard-work, and we believe that everyone deserves quality, living wage job that allows them to not only provide for themselves and for their families, but also build their community’s economy.
We value safe communities, and we believe that everyone deserves the opportunity to live in safe, affordable housing and that affordable housing not only provides families with a place to live, but also builds the community to becoming more stable and vibrant.
We value civic engagement, and believe that the people who are most affected by the issues should be at the decision making table and should engage with and hold their elected officials accountable to their constituents.
Direct Action and Corporate Accountability
We value organizing that empowers community members to take direct action to address community issues they care about. We believe that large numbers of people united around a common concern is a vehicle of power that is able to provide a formidable counterweight to corporate control over the political process.
To become a member, contact Action Now at (312) 676-4280 or email us at email@example.com