Non-profit

Action Now

Location:

CHICAGO, IL

Tax ID:

26-1396958

Tax-Exempt Status:

501(c)(4)

Budget (2015):

Revenue: $462,630
Expenses: $717,703
Assets: $133,660

Action Now is a Chicago-based worker center which developed from the ACORN network of left-wing activist groups after ACORN folded in 2010.

Background

Fight for $15

Action Now was deeply involved in the initial development of the Fight for $15 campaign; reports indicated that the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) was providing financial support to the group to prepare to stage the initial demonstrations as early as 2011. By the end of 2012, SEIU had provided Action Now with over $3 million in funds to support union organizing, mostly the Fight for $15.[1]

Reports indicated that SEIU and Action Now had a longstanding relationship preceding Fight for $15. One SEIU official told labor newspaper In These Times: “Action Now here is very closely connected to the largest SEIU local in the region—SEIU Healthcare Illinois/Indiana. They have a history of cooperative, overlapping campaigns.”[2]

References

  1. Gupta, Arun. “Fight For 15 Confidential.” In These Times. November 11, 2013. Accessed April 06, 2018. http://inthesetimes.com/article/15826/fight_for_15_confidential.
  2. Quoted in Gupta, Arun. “Fight For 15 Confidential.” In These Times. November 11, 2013. Accessed April 06, 2018. http://inthesetimes.com/article/15826/fight_for_15_confidential.
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Nonprofit Information

  • Accounting Period: December - November
  • Tax Exemption Received: June 1, 2016

  • Available Filings

    Period Form Type Total revenue Total functional expenses Total assets (EOY) Total liabilities (EOY) Unrelated business income? Total contributions Program service revenue Investment income Comp. of current officers, directors, etc. Form 990
    2015 Dec Form 990 $462,630 $717,703 $133,660 $26,475 N $136,249 $293,169 $0 $77,488 PDF
    2014 Dec Form 990 $1,239,363 $1,020,116 $417,368 $55,110 N $499,934 $725,686 $0 $77,017 PDF

    Action Now

    820 W JACKSON BLVD STE 330
    CHICAGO, IL 60607-3062