Donors - Chicago Statue Campaign
Thanks to all who have donated and endorsed the Mother Jones Chicago statue project. We are half-way there! Add your name today.
Kevin Byrne, Ireland's Consul General to Chicago and the Midwest
"A Mother Jones statue will stand as a fine testament not only of the contribution that
Irish women have made to America but also the great contribution of all immigrant women to this country, a story that often goes untold."
Mother Jones Legacy
$10,000 & above
Government of Ireland
Laborers International Union of North America
Chicago Teachers Union with members match
Roofers Local 11
Painters District Council 14
Bricklayers ADC1 Chicago
Sprinkler Fitters Local 281
Chicago Federation of Labor
Int'l Union of Bricklayers & Allied Trades
National Education Association
Fight for the Living
$1000 and above
in honor of Lotty Blumenthal & Geri Baginski
in honor of Helen Ramirez Odell
Brigid Duffy Gerace
Mary Lou Edwards
CTU Women's Rights Committee
In honor of David J. Rathke
United Mine Workers of America ($2000)
Illinois Education Association Staff Organization
Eugene Debs Foundation
Plumbers Local 130
Dowd, Bloch, Bennett, Cervone, Auerbach and Yokich
Chicago St. Patrick's Day Parade Committee
Laborers LIUNA Local 1, Chicago
National Staff Organization
Iron Workers Local 1 ($2000)
Christina & Tom Chambers
Mid-America Carpenters Regional Council
$500 and above
We Shall Rise!
Raymond O. Wicklander
AFGE Local 648 Chicago
Representing US Dept of Labor Employees in Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota and Wisconsin
Padraic Connolly, Longford Construction
Teamsters Local 916
Construction Industry Service Corporation
Sons & Daughters of Mother Jones
$250 & above
Coalition of Labor Union Women
Working Women's History Project
Kenny & Becky Osborne
Bob and Suzanne Breuler Petri
Long live Mother Jones and all she stands for!
Working Class Hero
$100 & above
Blythe and Associates
John J. Vespo
In memory of Gary Puleio
Byrne, Brennan and Richards Family
Acknowledging and honoring Chicago's women organizers and activists is crucial to our identity.
Women do because Mother did.
Christopher and Bernadette Murphy
"From a proud Sangamon State Labor Relations program alumni"
Michael and Catherine O'Connell-Cahill
Jim and Janet Fennerty
In Honor of Gene Debs
$50 & above
George & Rhonda Milkowski
"Long live Mother Jones and female union members!"
in honor of Elliott Gorn
Joanne & August Ricca
Rita Alfonso LaBarbera
Joan S. Jacobs
May her spirit and inspiration continue!
Dorothea Jacobson Wenzel
Thanks to Cook County College Teachers Union
Robert & Marie Syzyman
May this statue inspire a new generations of labor revolutionaries. I started to say "labor activists," but that have been a disappointment to Mother Jones.
$25.00 & below
Jennifer L. Johnson
Carlene M. Blumenthal
Mary Ann Trasciatti
Jerry & Irene Adler
Stephanie Cummings Collins
Lois Evans *
* This donation is by LuLu LoLo whose campaign "Where are the Women? in 2015 highlighted the lack of monuments to women in NYC
Patricia A. Wright
Diane M. Dorsey
Ed Pickford, England
Ann F. Hoffman
Dr. B Iverson
"Pray for the dead and fight like hell for the living! " I am honored to support this effort in the memory of this great woman.
Deborah Pope, Chicago
"Whatever your fight, don't be ladylike." --Mother Jones
Judith and Tom Flynn
Donors - Amount Undisclosed
"Because, as Upton Sinclair wrote, ". . .wherever she went, the flame of protest has leaped up in the hearts of men, her story was a veritable ODYSSEY of revolt."