Board of Directors:
Chair: Jacky Grimshaw
Treasurer: Mary Ann Johnson
Secretary: Laura Saltzman
Mary Ann Johnson
Committees and Chairs:
Governmental: Co-Chairs Jacky Grimshaw and Betty Magness
Focuses on activities to protect our democracy–ensuring that the right to vote is protected by registering new voters, protecting free speech, and ensuring the right to freely assemble and access to the Internet are not curtailed.
Gun Violence Prevention and Police Accountability: Co-Chairs Jane Ramsey and D. Clancy
Contributes to these issues by supporting sensible legislation at all levels of government; ensuring that the Department of Justice consent decree regarding Chicago Police Department reform is carried out; working with community groups and presenting speakers on these issues; increasing public and private investment in economically disadvantaged communities; and informing the CWTA general membership about them so that they can take educated action.
Healthcare: Co-Chairs Mary Driscoll and Deb Rosenberg
Works in the movement for universal health care; focusing on health equity, standing for women’s health and reproductive justice, and opposing cuts in the ACA, Medicaid, and Medicare.
Immigration: Co-Chairs Maaria Mozaffar and Donna Gutman
Carries out CWTA’s goal of ensuring immigrants and their families are treated with dignity and respect. Our mission is to inform, harness, and engage the Chicago community to enact policy changes which include reviewing the operation and procedures of ICE, reviewing conditions of detention centers in Illinois, and decrying blatant assaults on immigrant families by this administration.
Membership: Co-Chairs Caroline Gibbons and Jane Baldinger
Dedicated to attracting new people and assisting CWTA programs by enhancing overall membership. Join us to develop strategies for engaging existing members and to develop outreach strategies for recruiting women across the age, racial, economic and geographic sectors, and to expand our influence by reaching out to our MOCs and enlisting other groups to adopt parts of our agenda.