April news and updates

Apr 5, 2024

Are you mad as hell? Keep organizing!

Are you feeling mad, sad, frustrated or confused after the defeat of Bring Chicago Home? We are too. While this is a stinging loss, this is just one campaign in our fight for housing justice, and we will win again in the future. We know we will win because we have won many times in the past, in long hard fights where we sometimes faced losses along the way. We have won millions of dollars for SROs, we have saved hundreds units of affordable housing, and we have a lot more of that work to do!

Plus: over 150,000 Chicagoans did vote for affordable housing and homelessness solutions this election. Let’s seize the momentum now and turn their votes into action for our neighborhoods. Let’s organize! 

Do you want to take your anger at this loss and turn it into something positive? Help us keep building a powerful, grassroots-led organization that can win affordable housing solutions and demand justice for our communities. 

Here’s how you help build power for our North Side community:

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Come to the Housing Justice Team Meeting: Tues, Apr 30
Come debrief Bring Chicago Home with us and talk about what comes next for our longstanding campaigns for tenants’ rights, affordable housing and housing justice.If Bring Chicago Home was your first introduction to ONE Northside, this meeting will include an orientation to our work!
Join an issue team
Want to do more in your neighborhood to build community power and make real change? Let’s talk! Fill out the form at the link below and an organizer will contact you for a one-to-one meeting about how you can get involved with our fights for Housing Justice, Environmental Justice, Police Accountability, and Mental Health Justice.
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Help us grow

Donate now to help ONE Northside grow! We’re committed to doubling our base this year, which means a lot more trainings, a lot more canvassing, a lot more events like the summer Block Party! Become a monthly donor to help support our organizing efforts all year long.

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Rally for CABO at City Hall!
Wednesday, April 3, 9:45am
City Council, 121 N LaSalle

Transitioning to cleaner energy isn’t just about the environment—it’s about our health and wallets too. The Clean & Affordable Buildings Ordinance will pave the way for healthier, cheaper homes in Chicago. We need your help in calling on City Council to pass this ordinance so our new buildings won’t be allowed to burn the fuel of the past.

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Women of Color Monthly Meeting
Wednesday, April 17, 6pm-8pm

The Women of Color Table is a space for healing, building community, and leadership development. All women of color are welcome to join.

This month’s meeting will be an in-person meeting in Rogers Park. Food will be provided. To RSVP, contact Ebony DeBerry, ed******@on**********.org

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Earth Day Resource Initiatives
Saturday, April 20th
Wilson and Broadway, 3-5pm
Argyle and Winthrop, 5-7pm

Rogers Park:
Saturday, April 27th
Pottawattomie Park, 3-5pm
747 W Howard, 5-7pm

CP4P’s annual Earth Day giveaway will have gently used and some new baby and toddler items for anyone in the community who needs them. Clothes, books, toys and more!
Join the monthly CP4P newsletter!
CP4P now has its own monthly newsletter! Our violence prevention team is so busy, they have lots of news to share for folks interested in how we’re keeping our neighborhoods engaged, connected, and safe all year-round. Subscribe here for monthly updates on their events and news, or follow the team on Facebook or Instagram.
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Apply to serve on the 24th Police District Council
Deadline: April 30 

A vacancy has opened on the 24th District Council, and applications are now open to fill this spot. To apply, you must be a resident of the 24th District. Read the whole list of qualifications and details of the nominating process at the link below. We strongly encourage our leaders who believe in transparency and accountability to apply for this very important position!


19th District Council wants your input on public safety

The 19th District Council has heard from many neighbors who want to address the recent uptick of crime in the 19th District. In response, they are holding a series of community meetings to gather input and suggestions on short term goals to work towards to help bring crime down in the community. Jenny, Sam, and Maurilio will gather these ideas, meet with CPD, and determine some specific, measurable, and achievable short term goals they can work towards. 

Our Police Accountability team has been working to support our District Councils, so we really want to see our members at these meetings!


Join us to build a diverse, united North Side of Chicago acting powerfully for our shared values of racial, social, and economic justice in communities where everyone has the opportunity to thrive.