Organizing Neighborhoods for Equality: Northside
Organizing Neighborhoods for Equality: Northside (ONE Northside) has been receiving grants from the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) since 2016. In all, it has received $230,000, including the $40,000 it received for the most recently published CCHD grants cycle of 2020-2021.
ONE Northside has key staff members who are committed to the promotion of homosexual and transgender ideologies as well as the promotion of “reproductive Justice” Additionally, ONE Northside has itself promoted homosexual and transgender ideologies, and is a member of several organizations (in direct violation of CCHD grant guidelines) that are radically pro-abortion and pro-LGBTQ.
On June 28, 2020, ONE Northside co-hosted “Pride Without Prejudice” March, spotlighting transgender activism. The write-up on the event reads, in part:
“We will unapologetically highlight issues of racism, police violence, and the obscene amount of money spent on a militarized police, and a military which polices the world. In so doing, we will be honoring the rich, but largely forgotten history of the Stonewall Rebellion and the movement that followed it.
On October 1, 2020, ONE Northside advertised for the “Trans Visibility March,” calling for followers to “turn out if you can!”
As the saying goes, “Personnel is policy,” which is why ONE Northside’s push for transgender ideologies shouldn’t be too much of a surprise. Several of its key staff members are LGBTQ activists, who also advocate for contraception and “reproductive justice.”
According to ONE Northside’s “About” page, Gabe Dulecki is ONE Northside’s Affordable Housing Organizer. Biologically female and originally named “Alaina,” Dulecki’s ONE Northside profile indicates that she identifies as “he,” has been engaged in “reproductive justice” organizing, claims to be a “queer, trans” person, and likes to read “queer novels.”
On March 15, 2017, Dulecki posted a meme in an event page hosted by “Students for Reproductive Justice” at Loyola University. Dulecki’s meme calls for the distribution of birth control.”
In June 2018, Dulecki appealed for funding on behalf of Students for Reproductive Justice.
In August 2018, Dulecki posted an “Introduction to Students for Reproductive Justice” event, which told students:
“If you’re a student at Loyola University Chicago and looking to get more involved – come out Wednesday and learn how you can participate in our continued efforts to make Loyola understand that unbiased, comprehensive sexual healthcare is imperative for all students.
In September 2018, Dulecki posted an advertisement for how students could obtain condoms through Students for Reproductive Justice.
Anna Gaebler, One Northside’s Economic Justice organizer notes in her bio that she identifies as a “queer.”
Eleana Molise, ONE Northside’s Mental Health Justice Organizer, said in her bio that she is a former “sex-ed teacher,” who is “committed to building a queer multiracial movement to win a caring universal healthcare system.”
On a facebook post from Jacobin Magazine from Feb. 2017, Molise said, “That’s fantastic” in response to a comment about having people donate to abortion clinics in direct relation to the number of pro-life demonstrators who show up.
In July 2019, Molise posted a picture of herself saying, “Me, looking down on straight ppl who go to pride to party but don’t do any tangible work to advance the rights of queer and trans people. It’s queer wrath month y’all- get ready!!!!”
In November 2018, Molise posted an ad for a “Trans Day of Remembrance” film titled, “Call Her Ganda,” calling the film and event “so so important.”
ONE Northside Membership in People’s Action Institute
The CCHD absolutely forbids organizations from membership in organizations acting against Catholic teaching. In an FAQ on the USCCB website, the CCHD directly answers the question about whether grantees may be members of coalitions that oppose Catholic teachings. In answer, the CCHD firmly stated, “CCHD will not fund groups that are knowingly members of coalitions that have as part of their organizational purpose or coalition agenda, positions or actions that contradict fundamental Catholic moral and social teaching.”
Given this, there is no excuse for ONE Northside to be a member of the People’s Action Institute (PAI). And even though its members page contains a disclaimer which says that the “Member organizations are independent and affiliation does not imply agreement or participation in all of the positions or programs of People’s Action Institute,” the disclaimer does no good to protect the organization from the CCHD guideline prohibiting membership in such groups, especially since PAI affiliates pay dues to the organization.
On page 9 of PIA’s 2019 tax form 990, organizational members of People’s Action Institute pay annual dues to the organization.
As far back as 2012, the People’s Action Institute has been advocating for abortion and birth control. In May of 2012, PAI posted an image of Socialist Bernie Sanders and his cry “we’re not going back” regarding women’s access to birth control and abortion. PAI said, in regard to Sanders’ message, “Click LIKE & SHARE if you agree with Bernie Sanders – ‘we are not going back’!”
In September of 2018, PAI posted a call to have Bret Kavanaugh voted down as a candidate for the Supreme Court saying, “We won’t go back to a world without safe, legal abortion.”
In March of 2019, PAI published its “Healthcare For All Platform,” which demanded that all attempts to obstruct access to abortion be stopped, completely.
On June 24, 2022, the very day the Supreme Court ruled to overturn Roe v. Wade, People’s Action issued a press release calling the landmark ruling a “direct assault on our people’s freedom to make decisions about what’s best for them.” People’s Action then vowed to “fight back,” saying:
“Access to abortion care is central to protecting our bodily autonomy, health care, privacy, and freedom. Anti-abortion legislation is not pro-life: it’s pro-white supremacy and anti-democratic.
“We need to defend our democracy and protect our people. At People’s Action, we’re leading an organizing revival to build a government for us and led by us, the multiracial, poor and working class. This ruling only fuels our righteous rage and determination to fight back.”
ONE Northside has directly promoted transgender ideologies, which clearly fits the mold of the ideology of organization itself, which is staffed with LGBTQ activists. Additionally, ONE Northside is a dues-paying member of the radically pro-abortion People’s Action Institute in direct violation of CCHD grant guidelines.