Mother Jones Chicago Statue Campaign


Why A Mother Jones Chicago Statue

  • ​The government of Ireland seeded this project with $36,000 grant. We need to raise a total of $200,000.  Please give generously.

  • We have applied for locations on Wacker, near Michigan, but have not officially been granted a permit.  We have support from Alderman Brendan Reilly for this project.

  • Imagine, "Let's meet at the Mother Jones statue!"

There are hardly any sculptures of women historical figures in the city of Chicago.

Let's put this iconic Irish immigrant refugee and founder of the American labor movement--the Mother of the working class--on a statue in the city she called home.

Make a Tax Deductible Donation to the Statue Campaign

We are a 501-c-3, so your donation is charitable.

Target amount: $200,000

send checks to: Mother Jones Statue Fund, Wintrust Bank, 4343 W. Peterson Avenue, Chicago IL 60646

Meet our Donors

Checks:  Mother Jones Statue Fund, Wintrust Bank, 4343 W. Peterson Avenue, Chicago IL 60646

Checks with correspondence: send to  Mother Jones Statue Fund, 630 Joanne Lane, DeKalb, Illinois, 60115.


Meet our Sculptors

Meet our sculptors, Kathleen Farrell and Kathleen Scarboro, whose work will convey the power of Mother Jones.

Learn about their approach and past projects.

Meet our Honorary Co-Chairs

Daniel Mulhall, Ireland's Ambassador to the United States

Cecil Roberts, President of the United Mine Workers of America

Sarah Nelson, President, Association of Flight Attendants-CWA

Terry O'Sullivan, Laborers' International of North America

Meet our Statue Committee Members

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