Southside Together Organizing for Power - STOP

Southside Together Organizing for Power - STOP We build the power of low income and working Black families in Woodlawn and surrounding neighborhoods — to impact the forces and decisions that affect our lives.

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Our mission: To advance economic and social human rights by organizing and developing leadership among people most affected by economic and racial oppression. We have saved over 600 of units of affordable housing, won a trauma center, and much more. We are — and we organize —
1. tenants, for instance, for a Community Benefits Agre

Sign up for our occasional emails at the bottom of STOPchicago.org

Our mission: To advance economic and social human rights by organizing and developing leadership among people most affected by economic and racial oppression. We have saved over 600 of units of affordable housing, won a trauma center, and much more. We are — and we organize —
1. tenants, for instance, for a Community Benefits Agre

Operating as usual

We're Hiring!Currently STOP is seeking to hire a new Executive Director! After over a decade of service, our current Exe...
01/11/2022
Job opportunity: be STOP’s next executive director — Southside Together Organizing for Power

We're Hiring!

Currently STOP is seeking to hire a new Executive Director! After over a decade of service, our current Executive Director, Alex Goldenberg, is moving on. We are grateful for his leadership. And we are excited to create the space and opportunity to hire a new Executive Director.

Please click the link below to take a look at the job description, share this with potential candidates (or apply yourself!), and help us find the right person for the job!

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

After over a decade of service, our current Executive Director, Alex Goldenberg, is moving on.

Applications for the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) are now open! The deadline to apply is for rental assist...
12/17/2021

Applications for the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) are now open!

The deadline to apply is for rental assistance is 11:59 p.m. (TOMORROW) Saturday, December 18, 2021.

Apply or share the news today!

Applications for the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) are now open!

The deadline to apply is for rental assistance is 11:59 p.m. (TOMORROW) Saturday, December 18, 2021.

Apply or share the news today!

From a friend of STOP's mental-health campaign!
12/13/2021

From a friend of STOP's mental-health campaign!

From a friend of STOP's mental-health campaign!

12/11/2021
Join the Obama CBA Coalition TODAY at a Woodlawn town hall. The town hall will start at 1:30 pm and will be located at H...
12/11/2021

Join the Obama CBA Coalition TODAY at a Woodlawn town hall. The town hall will start at 1:30 pm and will be located at Harris Park (6200 S Drexel Ave)!

At this town hall the CBA Coalition will be talking about the Woodlawn Housing Preservation Ordinance that the Coalition fought for and won last year! We hope you can make it!

Join the Obama CBA Coalition TODAY at a Woodlawn town hall. The town hall will start at 1:30 pm and will be located at Harris Park (6200 S Drexel Ave)!

At this town hall the CBA Coalition will be talking about the Woodlawn Housing Preservation Ordinance that the Coalition fought for and won last year! We hope you can make it!

11/14/2021

Tahiti, Trina and Dixon from Not Me We breaking down why we need a #CBAnow for South Shore, they’re giving a voice and a face to those who are are risk of being pushed out by the development around the Obama Center.

11/14/2021

Today the CBA Coalition is following the lead of Not Me We as we announce demands for protections for South Shore Residents who are at risk of displacement by development coming around the Obama Center.

🗣 SUNDAY 11/14 2-5pm (press conference at 3pm) join Not Me We for food, music, art making, political education, and book...
11/12/2021

🗣 SUNDAY 11/14 2-5pm (press conference at 3pm) join Not Me We for food, music, art making, political education, and book & school supply giveaway for the babies, as they release the SOUTH SHORE CBA DEMANDS 💥💡

Its time to win what we need! Spread the word and see you there!

🗣 SUNDAY 11/14 2-5pm (press conference at 3pm) join Not Me We for food, music, art making, political education, and book & school supply giveaway for the babies, as they release the SOUTH SHORE CBA DEMANDS 💥💡

Its time to win what we need! Spread the word and see you there!

10/27/2021

Ald. Rossana Rodriguez a fierce leader in the fight for Public Mental Health Clinics on the historic expansion of public clinic staff and why its not enough!

10/27/2021

Cheryl Miller, STOPs Public Health Organizer is breaking down the historic expansion of public mental Heath devices that was won in the City Budget today. And she makes clear that it’s not enough and that we have more work to do!

UPDATE: The date for the rally has been RESCHEDULED from THIS Monday (10/25) to THIS Wednesday (10/27) at 8:30 am. We Ho...
10/24/2021

UPDATE: The date for the rally has been RESCHEDULED from THIS Monday (10/25) to THIS Wednesday (10/27) at 8:30 am. We Hope to see you later this week!

Join us and our #TreatmentNotTrauma and #RightToRecovery peers THIS Monday (10/25) at 8:30am by 121 N Lasalle(on the west side of City Hall) and rally for mental health

Our mayor needs to listen to our years of campaigning and now the MAJORITY of aldermen who support expanding public mental-health clinics. Our mayor needs to listen to all of the demands from oppressed communities.

Let’s make ourselves heard!

UPDATE: The date for the rally has been RESCHEDULED from THIS Monday (10/25) to THIS Wednesday (10/27) at 8:30 am. We Hope to see you later this week!

Join us and our #TreatmentNotTrauma and #RightToRecovery peers THIS Monday (10/25) at 8:30am by 121 N Lasalle(on the west side of City Hall) and rally for mental health

Our mayor needs to listen to our years of campaigning and now the MAJORITY of aldermen who support expanding public mental-health clinics. Our mayor needs to listen to all of the demands from oppressed communities.

Let’s make ourselves heard!

Thanks to Ms. Diane Adams for representing us! Here she shares her journey with mental health and the campaign to re-ope...
10/18/2021
People's Budget Chicago Ms Diane's Mental Health Journey

Thanks to Ms. Diane Adams for representing us! Here she shares her journey with mental health and the campaign to re-open public clinics.

This is "People's Budget Chicago Ms Diane's Mental Health Journey" by Chicago United for Equity on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and…

Aldermen are lining up behind a proposal to fund seven new public mental-health clinics - as many as the City closed a d...
10/18/2021

Aldermen are lining up behind a proposal to fund seven new public mental-health clinics - as many as the City closed a decade ago. It's time to take action!

Join us at TONIGHT at a vigil and rally where. That's this Tuesday, October 19 at 5:45pm at 4313 S Ashland, by the clinic the City closed in Back of the Yards.

Aldermen are lining up behind a proposal to fund seven new public mental-health clinics - as many as the City closed a decade ago. It's time to take action!

Join us at TONIGHT at a vigil and rally where. That's this Tuesday, October 19 at 5:45pm at 4313 S Ashland, by the clinic the City closed in Back of the Yards.

Join us Saturday October 30th from 1-5 pm at the lot on the north-east corner on 63rd and Blackstone for our Back-Yard B...
10/15/2021

Join us Saturday October 30th from 1-5 pm at the lot on the north-east corner on 63rd and Blackstone for our Back-Yard Boogie for Justice: Apple Orchard in the Hood!

For the first time since 2019, we’ll have an in-person fundraiser - outdoor and COVID-safe. Come for…
- fall food - think sausages, donuts, cider, and a pie contest!
- games - think corn hole!
- a DJ, and more - stay tuned!

It’ll be at the site of our CBA coalition’s “Lightfoot’s Tent City” last year. It’s on October’s last Saturday afternoon, with a brief program at 2:30pm.

Get your tickets for $5 to $20, find out more about the event, make a donation, or sponsor at boogie.stopchicago.org

Join us Saturday October 30th from 1-5 pm at the lot on the north-east corner on 63rd and Blackstone for our Back-Yard Boogie for Justice: Apple Orchard in the Hood!

For the first time since 2019, we’ll have an in-person fundraiser - outdoor and COVID-safe. Come for…
- fall food - think sausages, donuts, cider, and a pie contest!
- games - think corn hole!
- a DJ, and more - stay tuned!

It’ll be at the site of our CBA coalition’s “Lightfoot’s Tent City” last year. It’s on October’s last Saturday afternoon, with a brief program at 2:30pm.

Get your tickets for $5 to $20, find out more about the event, make a donation, or sponsor at boogie.stopchicago.org

We've endorsed Defund CPD's campaign to #CancelShotSpotter - Chicago Police's $33 million contract, renewed in secret, t...
09/27/2021
RSVP for ShotSpotter Teach-In

We've endorsed Defund CPD's campaign to #CancelShotSpotter - Chicago Police's $33 million contract, renewed in secret, that fails to protect our communities after gun shots.

Learn more next Saturday with lunch outdoors at 800 W Buena!

The Coalition to Cancel Chicago's Contract with ShotSpotter is inviting you to a teach-in on Saturday, October 9th from 11am-2pm at Haymarket House (800 West Buena). The teach-in will be outdoors and socially-distanced for everyone's safety. Parking is available for on side streets near the venue. L...

09/23/2021

Save the date: On Saturday, Oct. 30, 1-4pm, join our back-yard boogie for justice!

We’ve been fighting for land for housing, and so much more. Come out to celebrate and support this work!

We’ll have an in-person fundraiser — outdoor and COVID-safe. Location and ticket info TBA.

Thanks to Mr Howard for representing!#TreatmentNotTrauma is "an effort Howard supports when he speaks at rallies, makes ...
09/23/2021
Black Minds Matter - Chicago Health

Thanks to Mr Howard for representing!

#TreatmentNotTrauma is "an effort Howard supports when he speaks at rallies, makes phone calls, and talks with aldermen as a volunteer with STOP. Without continued treatment he wouldn’t have been able to get his master’s."

What will it take to address the city’s racial disparities in mental health care? Horace Washington Howard rides the bus and the El an hour each way to get to the Heartland Health Center in Uptown, a federally qualified health center where he gets treatment for bipolar disorder. He used to walk th...

09/18/2021
09/18/2021
On August 25, Governor Pritzker signed into law “CESSA,” an act creating an Illinois-wide version of the police-free men...
09/08/2021

On August 25, Governor Pritzker signed into law “CESSA,” an act creating an Illinois-wide version of the police-free mental-health crisis response we’re campaigning for in Chicago. Now 911 responses must coordinate with a new Illinois police-free mental-health mobile service!

Check out the coverage - chicago.suntimes.com/2021/8/25/22641859/pritzker-mental-illness-health-care-bill-signing-stephon-watts-calumet-peters

And check out the seven-year campaign's statement - accessliving.org/newsroom/press-releases-and-statements/breaking-news-cessa-signed-into-law-by-governor-pritzker. You may recall Access Living's campaign leaders from our May town hall : )

On August 25, Governor Pritzker signed into law “CESSA,” an act creating an Illinois-wide version of the police-free mental-health crisis response we’re campaigning for in Chicago. Now 911 responses must coordinate with a new Illinois police-free mental-health mobile service!

Check out the coverage - chicago.suntimes.com/2021/8/25/22641859/pritzker-mental-illness-health-care-bill-signing-stephon-watts-calumet-peters

And check out the seven-year campaign's statement - accessliving.org/newsroom/press-releases-and-statements/breaking-news-cessa-signed-into-law-by-governor-pritzker. You may recall Access Living's campaign leaders from our May town hall : )

Congrats to Chris on winning the 2021 US Human Rights Movement Builder Award! And thank you Chris for all your work in o...
09/02/2021

Congrats to Chris on winning the 2021 US Human Rights Movement Builder Award! And thank you Chris for all your work in our campaigns.

Christan Bufford, Campaign Strategist at Advancement Project National Office, will be Honored as a 2021 US Human Rights Movement Builder Award Winner!
Celebrate him with us at Drum Beat 21: the US Human Rights Network National Gathering Sept 1-3 (Virtual). From his nominator:
"I met Christan Bufford as a young Chicago neighbor at our local youth center, and spent multiple evenings a week in know-your-rights trainings, meetings, actions, and solidarity trips with him in his teens. Impacted personally, his hope, skills and analysis grew fast to lead the Audy Home (Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center) campaign to improve conditions immediately and divest from child incarceration, leading to over $3 million+ since being allocated for restorative human rights programming instead; he and other freed system-involved youth being named human rights monitors with monthly access to the units, detainees, and administration; and changing policy in the juvenile detention center to respect more of the youth's family, culture, and educational rights while detained. He co-taught a USHRN 2009 National Convening workshop on using the Convention on the Rights of the Child and universal economic rights in this work. He demanded and was granted early release from juvenile probation due to this human rights leadership. He helped secure a resolution from Chicago City Council adopting the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Since then, Christan was a leader in the Mental Health Movement's direct action campaign to stop the closure of Chicago's public mental health clinics and medicine program, the Trauma Center Campaign to force the University of Chicago to finally admit and treat adult gun shot wound victims after a 20 year hiatus with Southside Together Organizing for Power - STOP, and is a founding member of BYP 100, an organizing engine that fueled the national resistance to police killings as it crescendoed last year and re-rooted a Black Q***r Feminist lens in the movement. He has advised the Haywood Burns Institute Community Justice Network for Youth- CJNY , The Praxis Project voting rights efforts, and is a Public Allies Chicago Alum. Chris works today at USHRN member organization the Advancement Project, providing training and technical assistance to a range of campaigns attacking the ongoing human rights violations implemented by US law enforcement as a Campaign Strategist.

USHRN should be exceedingly proud of having supported his early exposure to the human rights framework, and to learn from all he's done since to bring domestic governments into compliance with human rights obligations."

Chris' organizing has brought youth rights home and to another level. The United States is the only nation that refuses to accept responsibility for our children's rights by signing on to the Convention on the Rights of the Child. Yet we have them and claim them. Thank you Chris.

08/27/2021

Join STOP and community leaders to knock on doors in the 6th ward to build support for #TreatmentNotTrauma -- for police-free mental-health crisis response, and re-opened City mental-health clinics!

It’s tomorrow, Saturday, 1-4pm, starting at 74th and Calumet, by the church there.

08/12/2021
Attention! STOP is seeking to hire a new Executive Director. After over a decade of service, our current Executive Direc...
07/29/2021
Job opportunity: be STOP’s next executive director — Southside Together Organizing for Power

Attention! STOP is seeking to hire a new Executive Director. After over a decade of service, our current Executive Director, Alex Goldenberg, is moving on. We are grateful for his leadership. And we are excited to create the space and opportunity to hire a new Executive Director.

Org info, job description, and how to apply is at stopchicago.org/news/ed21

STOP is a scrappy, militant, principled, and small-but-mighty community-organizing organization based in the Woodlawn neighborhood. We have been at the cutting edge of transformational racial-justice direct-action organizing on the South Side of Chicago for 15 years. STOP co-led the the campaign for a $40M South Side trauma center and stopped the displacement of 504 units of subsidized housing. We co-led the fight for the CBA housing ordinance to stop displacement around the Obama Center, and the campaign to reopen the closed public mental health clinics.

STOP's programs engage in direct-action organizing and leadership development, action research and popular education, and alliance building. We have four main programs: housing; mental health; youth; and popular education and leadership development. We have an amazing staff of six, including a housing organizer, public-health organizer, youth organizer, development director, and AmeriCorps housing VISTA. We are financially stable, with a wide and diverse set of funders and a reserve fund. Our base and leaders are strong. Our values are deep. The new Executive Director would be walking into a loving and supporting environment with a commitment to their development.

Please take a look at the job description, share with potential candidates, and help us find the right person for the job.

Thank you.

After over a decade of service, our current Executive Director, Alex Goldenberg, is moving on.

Join us at our New-Member Orientation at 5 pm CT TODAY to learn from STOP leaders, and organizers about STOP, our organi...
07/27/2021
New-member orientation: 7/27 Zoom with STOP leaders! — Southside Together Organizing for Power

Join us at our New-Member Orientation at 5 pm CT TODAY to learn from STOP leaders, and organizers about STOP, our organizing, and how you can be part of it all!

Register to get an email with the video link and phone number here: https://www.stopchicago.org/news/townhalljul21

STOP is more than campaigns, like CBA. STOP is a membership organization, led by community members. Join this town hall to meet with STOP leaders and learn how you can join.

IF YOU’RE IN THE 6TH WARD OR KNOW SOMEONE WHO IS: We’re holding a town hall specially for 6th-ward residents, on the #Tr...
07/27/2021

IF YOU’RE IN THE 6TH WARD OR KNOW SOMEONE WHO IS: We’re holding a town hall specially for 6th-ward residents, on the #TreatmentNotTrauma ordinance.

It’s this Thursday, July 29 at 6pm. Zoom in at bit.ly/6thwardtownhall or call in at 312-626-6799, ID 880 0367 4680. Or spread the word to friends in that ward!

IF YOU’RE IN THE 6TH WARD OR KNOW SOMEONE WHO IS: We’re holding a town hall specially for 6th-ward residents, on the #TreatmentNotTrauma ordinance.

It’s this Thursday, July 29 at 6pm. Zoom in at bit.ly/6thwardtownhall or call in at 312-626-6799, ID 880 0367 4680. Or spread the word to friends in that ward!

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Woods Fund grantee partner Southside Together Organizing for Power - STOP is hiring a new Executive Director. Southside Together Organizing for Power - STOP is a community-organizing organization, based in the Woodlawn neighborhood, which has been at the cutting edge of transformational racial justice organizing on the south side of Chicago for 15 years. Learn more and apply here: https://www.stopchicago.org/news/ed21
Obama's help is not forthcoming. He has his monument and moved on.
Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) COVID-19 statewide vaccination rates: Hispanics are 14.1%, Blacks 10.6% and Asians 6.76%. This is abysmal! COVID-19 Vaccine Administration Data https://dph.illinois.gov/covid19/vaccine/vaccine-data.html Governor JB Pritzker Speaker Emanuel "Chris" Welch State Senator Kimberly A. Lightford State Representative Kam Buckner Senator Richard J Durbin Senator Tammy Duckworth Dr. Robin Kelly Congressman Bobby L. Rush Congressman Danny K. Davis Congressman Chuy García Rep. Lauren Underwood State Representative Camille Y. Lilly Senator Mike Simmons Senator Robert Peters State Senator Mattie Hunter State Representative Mary Flowers Alderwoman Jeanette B. Taylor 20th ward Alderman Sophia King Alderman Michael Scott, Jr. Alderwoman Maria Hadden SOUL - Southsiders Organized for Unity and Liberation South Shore Works Black Lives Matter Chicago Illinois Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for a Moral Revival NAACP Chicago Southside Branch WVON 1690AM - The Talk of Chicago Santita Jackson and Friends Tonya Francisco The Maze Jackson Page James T Meeks Father Michael Pfleger IL Raise Your Hand COVID Equity Response Collaborative: Loyola Impact UIC School of Public Health UCM Urban Health Initiative Illinois Nurses Association Illinois Families for Public Schools Cook County College Teachers Union UChicago United Workers Center for Racial Justice Brandis Friedman Southside Together Organizing for Power - STOP Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression ONE Northside United Working Families 33rd Ward Working Families Social Justice Alliance -Indivisible IL Trinity United Church of Christ
#TreatmentNotTrauma #ReopenTheClinics Remember Cardenas' closed public meeting about mental health?
Join us tonight at 6-8pm for our weekly COVID-19 Meeting! We'll discuss Chicago Teachers Union, Chicago Public Schools, 5-11 yr old vaccinations, our UIC letter and continue planning for our Nov 17 parents and students COVID-19 safety concerns listening session event! We're expecting Alderwoman Maria Hadden to join us at 7pm, after her 49th Ward meeting! https://fb.me/e/2E67bweR1
If you and/or your organization or union would like to work together to have a rally at the Federal Plaza at Noon Saturday please let me know ASAP. Howard Ehrman MD, MPH University of Illinois Chicago Assistant Professor College of Medicine Mi Villita Community Organization https://www.facebook.com/mi.villita.90 Illinois Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for a Moral Revival Northside Action For Justice South Shore Works Rainbow PUSH Coalition Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression Chicago Teachers for Social Justice Chicago Teachers Union IL Raise Your Hand Illinois Families for Public Schools CPS Sick-Out Info Page Chicago Democratic Socialists of America Black Lives Matter Chicago BWOP Chicago-Black Women Organizing for Power ONE Northside Southside Together Organizing for Power - STOP SOUL - Southsiders Organized for Unity and Liberation Kenwood Oakland Community Organization Hyde Park-Kenwood Community Conference BYP 100 Grassroots Collaborative Alderman Byron Sigcho Lopez for the 25th Ward GoodKids MadCity Community Renewal Society Workers Center for Racial Justice R.A.G.E - Resident Association of Greater Englewood United Working Families Indivisible Illinois Social Justice Alliance -Indivisible IL Indivisible Chicago-South Side Sunrise Movement Chicago 33rd Ward Working Families Rossana Rodriguez 48th Ward Neighbors for Justice Indivisible Chicago COVID Equity Response Collaborative: Loyola Students for a National Health Program (SNaHP) Santita Jackson and Friends WCPT 820 - Chicago's Progressive Talk Salim Muwakkil SEIU Local 73 SEIU Healthcare IL & IN Illinois Nurses Association Chicago Chapter National Black Nurses Association Chicago Association of Black Social Workers Faith in Place
ICYMI Enabling Youth to Learn Safely https://youtu.be/B09mLNkze4E join @CERC.loyola and @ChgoCivilRights to learn more about public health/educational guidelines and more! Also, get questions answered about the latest school guidelines for in-person learning. #CPSSickOut #CPSchaos CPS Sick-Out Info Page IL Raise Your Hand Chicago Teachers Union Northside Action For Justice Black Lives Matter Chicago BWOP Chicago-Black Women Organizing for Power Alderman Byron Sigcho Lopez for the 25th Ward Alderwoman Maria Hadden Alderwoman Jeanette B. Taylor 20th ward 33rd Ward Alderwoman Rossana Rodríguez BYP 100 Grassroots Collaborative Sunrise Movement Chicago United Working Families The People's Lobby NAACP Chicago Southside Branch Workers Center for Racial Justice SURJ Chicago - Showing Up for Racial Justice Community Renewal Society Faith in Place University Church Chicago Trinity United Church of Christ ONE Northside Brandis Friedman Tonya Francisco Southside Together Organizing for Power - STOP SOUL - Southsiders Organized for Unity and Liberation The Kenwood Oakland Community Organization The Ben Joravsky Show ACLU of Illinois State Senator Mattie Hunter Senator Robert Peters Jan Schakowsky Lt. Governor Juliana Stratton Illinois Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for a Moral Revival Illinois Federation of Teachers Indivisible Chicago-South Side Indivisible Chicago Northside Democracy for America @UChicago for a CBA - formerly PAC Chicago Democratic Socialists of America Chicago Association of Black Social Workers 33rd Ward Working Families 25th Ward IPO 48th Ward Neighbors for Justice Apostolic Church of God - Chicago Hyde Park-Kenwood Community Conference Speaker Emanuel "Chris" Welch Santita Jackson and Friends Chicago Chapter National Black Nurses Association
💥TODAY at 6pm CT! 👇🏾 You’re invited to The People's Response Network to Covid-19’s Weekly Meeting! We meet every Wednesday at 6pm CT! Please share, thanks! Peoples Response Network to COVID-19 October 20, 2021 Meeting Agenda 1 CPS (Chicago Public Schools) Update from Parents, Grandparents, Students, Teachers, Staff-15 minutes-Wilma, Dulce 2 Are US COVID infections & deaths really decreasing?-Howard-10 minutes 3 CBE/CPS Action Rally, Press Conference, Testimony: Wednesday, Oct 27 - 15 minutes-All 4 Follow-up Webinar/Panel (Paul) Parents, Grandparents, Student 5 In Person & Social Media Outreach Teams including new PRN Website Team-Jesu, Dulce & ??-15 minutes 6 November/December COVID Vaccine Events?-15 minutes-All Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83465208585 Meeting ID: 834 6520 8585 Dial from any phone-312-626-6799 Howard Ehrman MD, MPH University of Illinois Chicago Assistant Professor College of Medicine Mi Villita Community Organization
As part of the #PeoplesBudgetChicago, Chicago United for Equity engaged thousands of Chicagoans on what communities need to be safe and thriving and residents overwhelmingly chose health as a priority. Since 2013, over half of the city's mental health clinics have closed, leaving many without care. Southside Together Organizing for Power - STOP Board member, Diane Adams, is a testament to the impact of public mental health clinics in Chicago. Chicago needs public health infrastructure that views community members as humans and supports them along their mental health journey. We are calling for a $10 million investment in mental health care - and we need your help. Call your alder and demand they cosponsor the mental health amendment TODAY. Script: "My name is __________ and I am a constituent/ community member/ resident of your ward. I am calling to ask for your support of the mental health budget amendment that funds necessary and vital mental health care by reestablishing 7 public clinics and expands capacity at 5 to serve as a triage to crisis response. We need a city that invests in healing now."
On August 25th, Governor Pritzker signed into law "CESSA", an act creating an Illinois-wide version of the police-free mental-health crisis response that WFC grantee partner Southside Together Organizing for Power - STOP has been campaigning for in Chicago. #TreatmentNotTruama. https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/8/25/22641859/pritzker-mental-illness-health-care-bill-signing-stephon-watts-calumet-peters