We're raising $5,000 to launch WWJ's Record Relief Solidarity Fund, which supports workers through the process of sealing, expungement, and various forms of record relief. Workers are financially responsible for covering a handful of costs, which can include filing fees, rap sheet fees, transportation to and from the courthouse, and the cost of drug tests if the charge is drug-related. These combined expenses can be a huge roadblock for workers going through the process, which is why we’re raising funds to alleviate financial barriers.
Donations will be used to cover:
Help us break cycles of punishment and celebrate the fight for liberation!
Attend the Strength & Solidarity Open Mic Fundraiser
Join us on June 1st for an evening of live performances at the WWJ Strength & Solidarity Open Mic Fundraiser! The event is free to attend either on Zoom or at the Chicago UE Hall, and all dollars raised during the open mic will directly support WWJ's Record Relief Solidarity Fund.
Are you a musician, writer or visual artist with something you'd like to share at the open mic? We encourage you to add your name to our amazing lineup of performers! You can stream your performance live or send us a prerecorded video of your 5 minute set.
Feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions!
Are you seeking criminal record relief? Click here to get in touch with a WWJ Worker Outreach Program organizer.
Fighting with Warehouse Workers for Justice and Power
North America’s largest inland port is located just southwest of Chicago and serves as a hub for hundreds of warehouses stretching from rural Will County up to the South Side of Chicago. Warehouse work is the largest employment sector in Will County, but warehouse jobs typically offer low pay, unstable schedules, and few to no benefits, especially for temp workers.
The majority of warehouse workers are Black and Latinx, and many workers have criminal backgrounds that force them into temp job after temp job with no chance of a permanent position. Supporting workers with record relief, which includes sealing and expungement, is one way that WWJ helps workers build power, fight for racial and economic justice, and develop their skills as leaders in the workplace.
Special thanks to our event sponsors!
Your solidarity and generous donation will help us continue to make record relief more accessible. A donation receipt will arrive in your inbox shortly.
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