RED Alert - July 16th


The TRUST Act was discussed in a recent RED Alert. This act would prevent state law enforcement agencies from assisting in immigration actions unless there is a warrant. It also offers protections to places like schools and health facilities. This piece of legislation is designed to ease the concerns of immigrant families and enhance cooperation between law enforcement and immigrant communities. Please call Governor Rauner and urge him to sign this act.

Springfield: 217-782-0244; Chicago: 312-814-2121


Join Moving Forward members on 7/18 at 6pm to phone bank to stop the Senate from "defunding" Planned Parenthood and making extreme cuts to Medicaid. We will be calling Planned Parenthood members in key states and reminding them to keep the pressure on their Senators. All you need is a computer and a phone. Never phone banked before? No worries, there will be a script provided and a full explanation. Please RSVP to

Moving Forward will be joining MASK this Sunday 7/23 around 4pm. Maggie will be organizing the food donation. The website asks for food for 100 people, but all donations are welcome. They also have grills available. Please RSVP to and let us know what you are bringing and if you plan to join us at 7510 S. Stewart. We will be carpooling from the Lincoln Park/Lakeview area. If you aren't able to come, but want to donate food, please let us know and we'll coordinate drop off. Thanks!


Our next fundraiser will be at the end of August. We'd love your input! Read about 3 incredible local organizations and then vote on where the money for the fundraiser will go! Deadline to vote is 7/21. 

To vote:

Lincoln Park Community Shelter: The LPCS is a social service agency that serves men and women who are experiencing homelessness. They have an individualized, client driven approach and serve between 300-400 people each year. They offer shelter, kitchen facilities, showers, storage rooms, laundry areas. In addition, they have a comprehensive social service program to address barriers to housing and work.

Chicago Urban Art Retreat Center: The CUARC seeks to bring people together by offering art programs, creative workshops, women's retreats, and volunteer opportunities to bring community together. They offer a retreat center that encourages artists to get involved in activities that are healing, creative, and productive.

The Night Ministry: The Night Ministry works to provide housing, health care, and human connection to members of our community struggling with poverty or homelessness. They provide service to 5,200 adult, teens, pregnant and new moms each year.