Action Now

  • IL


820 W. Jackson Blvd.
United States

About Us

Action Now's mission is to build power in low-income Black communities so that individuals and families can work together to fight for justice for ourselves, our community, our state and our nation. We fulfill our mission by prioritizing grassroots and people of color leadership, mobilizing our community through direct action and civic engagement and driving dynamic public policy campaigns that hold our elected officials accountable to the people they were elected to represent.

Action Now is active on issues that include foreclosure and vacant properties, school improvement, access to health care, living wage jobs, public education, public safety, (both antiviolence and criminal justice reform), and environmental justice.

Action Now is a member-driven organization. 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.

Action Now members are committed to fight for equal rights, equal services, and equal justice for working families.