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Black Lives Matter

We mourn the murders of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and many other Black, Brown, Indigenous, and People of Color who have been killed by police brutality and systemic racism. Mourning is not enough. Our members, our local branches,

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Climate Justice Friday: February 7, 2020

In honor of the weekly youth climate strikes and the urgency of the climate crisis, Illinois Initiative is taking action in support of climate justice every Friday. We call this campaign Climate Justice Fridays. We invite you to join us

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Climate Justice Friday: January 17, 2020

In honor of the weekly youth climate strikes and the urgency of the climate crisis, Illinois Initiative is taking action in support of climate justice every Friday. We call this campaign Climate Justice Fridays. We invite you to join us

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Climate Justice Fridays

In honor of the weekly youth climate strikes & the urgency of the climate crisis, Illinois Initiative will now be taking action in support of climate justice every Friday! Some of our climate justice actions will be quick and easy

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Call For Volunteers: Climate Justice

Do you want to help turn Carbondale, Illinois into a regional model for green job creation and climate justice? The Illinois Initiative is looking for volunteers for our Climate Justice campaign. Our action on climate change is informed by our understanding of climate justice and our desire to facilitate a just transition to fossil-free energy infrastructure. For more information, call 618-525-0625 or email info@illinoisinitiative.org.

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Call For Volunteers: Safe Carbondale

Do you want to help keep Carbondale, Illinois safe? The Illinois Initiative is looking for volunteers for our Safe Carbondale program. This program provides students and community members with bystander intervention training. Learn how to respond effectively when you witness harassment or violence. We also want to start Safe Zone and Safe Walk programs based on this training. For more information, call 618-525-0625 or email info@illinoisinitiative.org.

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Call for Volunteers: Safe Zone & Safe Walk

Do you want to help keep Carbondale, Illinois safe at night? The Illinois Initiative is looking for volunteers for their new Safe Zone & Safe Walk service. This service offers a safe space for people to go to on their

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National Preparedness Month 2013

This September, you can be the hero. September is National Preparedness Month (NPM). It is a time to prepare yourself and those in your care for emergencies and disasters. If you’ve seen the news recently, you know that emergencies can

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Welcome to the Illinois Initiative

Economic recession. Unemployment. Low-paying and low-quality jobs. Gender-based violence and sexual assault. Discrimination and harassment. Environmental threats to our health, economy, and security. Lack of adequate food, housing, education, and health care. Lack of opportunities. Loss of hope. These are

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Goals

Learn more about the goals, strategy, and tactics of the Illinois Initiative.

Join ILI

Do you want to be a hero? ILI is recruiting. For more information, email us or come to our next meeting.

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