Agitate, Organize, Vote
Crossroads Fund awarded a Critical Response Fund grant to March to the Polls: Women's March Chicago to support logistical dimensions of the march and targeted outreach to communities of color. (photo credit: Ashlee Rezin/Chicago Sun-Times)
The present administration in Washington D.C. is doing all in its power to trample human rights at every level. Each day the news reports another incredible round of hate and fear mongering. There is no question that the Right has gone too far and that we need to stand firm in our efforts to dismantle systems that have only been used to subjugate people of color, native and indigenous communities, women, LGBTQ people, and the poor. We need to use every tool in our organizing toolbox to fight back against an emboldened white supremacist ideology that is destroying us.
The ballot box is one of those tools. This election cycle we have a new wave of progressive candidates that includes women of color and LGBTQ people. At the same time, voter suppression is high, and there are millions of people who are systemically disenfranchised from their rightful process.
Tuesday, November 6, there are elections in Illinois and all across the country. If you can vote, please do. And no matter the outcome, we all need to hold our elected officials accountable, regardless of party affiliation.
That is why Crossroads Fund supports activists throughout Chicago who are building organizations, coalitions, and campaigns that push our government and institutions to make our city and our nation more just and equitable for everyone. We fund people who demand change and know that elected officials serve the people. Our grantees are working day in and day out – during elections cycles and the time in-between.
No matter what the results are at the polls on Tuesday, our work isn’t done.
Last year, we granted over $1 million to movements for racial, social, and economic justice in Chicago.
Partner with us right now to help grant even more this year. It will matter today, tomorrow, and for our future.