Folks from all the Chicago Chapters gathered .. 16 or 18 from NWSOFA Alone
Marlene Rivera .. Chicago North OFA CIR & IL Lead .. Click to see Video
All Chicago Metro OFA CIR June 26th Event
Press Event: & Rally
Attended by 60 of our NWSOFA and OFA Chicago North Chapter Members
Speeches, songs, Press Coverage
On the One year and One Day Anniversary we Called out Speaker Boehner, Leader McCarthy, and Rep. Dan Lipinski to “Stop Stalling” and pass Immigration Reform.
Sara Horan & Bill Davis
Just when we thought it would be a slow summer!
Just when we thought the “dog days” of summer would bring activities to a slow grinding halt… Instead June was a solid month with Climate Change, Minimum Wage Petition drive, and Comprehensive Immigration Reform gaining strength and showing lots of activity that we had not seen recently.
NWSOFA’s July will be a continuing fight for Comprehensive Immigration Reform.. we have one heck of an event partnering with other Chicago Chapter one year and one day after the Senate passed the CIR bill. We called out Speaker Boehner, Leader McCarthy and Representative Lipinski on June 28th. We had 4 to 5 News Media Groups covering the event.. CBS, NBC WGN, Univision and more. Going to sleep at the switch .. may of just cost two of these three guys their jobs.
July will be another strong month and then it will be “ACTION AUGUST” when all the Congressmen are back home. We will continue to be active on all fronts: meetings, rally’s, email and Social Media Campaigns .. all designed to create awareness of our key progressive social issues with a focused and amplified voice. WE must take “ACTION” and make our voices be heard”, and that is exactly what we are doing!
Join us this month at one or more of our many chapter events and/or Issue meetings / events and add your voice and action. We invite you to especially stop at our July 16th Monthly Meeting, 6:30- 9:00 pm, at the Arlington Heights Memorial Library as NWSOFA Presents “A Taste of OFA.. Issues to Believe In”.
We invite your to share an evening with us as we continue to shape our Country’s future, Sara & Bill
NWSOFA is Action.. In 2013 We Found Our Voice .. In 2014 We are Amplifying & Focusing Our Voices for Change. July 1, 2014
Fiscal and Economic Issues Discussion Group Monthly Meeting
Discussion Group Engaged in Conversation at the Jule Meeting
Wednesday, July 8th, 2014 7 – 9 PM
Arlington Heights Library,500 N. Dunton, 2nd floor Conf Rm “I”
Arlington Heights, IL 60004
Fiscal and Economic Issues Discussion Group Meeting.
Typical Agenda topic for the Month are:
Status of the economic recovery, including the July 2014 jobs report (May 2014 for IL data)
Budget Deficits – Historical and Projected From a 1.4 Trillion dollar deficit in 2009 to 480 billion deficit in 2015.. that’s progress
Fiscal Action Plan discussion: 1) Minimum Wage & 2 )Getting the Word out
The economy and the 2014 elections
The ACA Impact on the current budget and the 2014 elections
Group Suggested Issues & Articles for Discussion
Letters to the editor
As always this is a discussion group .. bring your articles and your wits to talk about all sides of the issues.
CIR Planning Team.. What an Event they Produced on 6/28
& Phone Bank
Thursday, July10 & June 24, 2014
6:30 – 9:00 PM
Coffee Planet (Rolling Meadows, IL)
1450 Golf Rd,. Rolling Meadows, IL 60008
Join the Immigration Reform CIR Dream Team as we expand our efforts in the North West Suburbs. Organization, goals, and action plans will be discussed from 6:30- 7:30 pm .
The team will make select calls to others in the Northwest Suburbs with the purpose of expanding the team. Our calls will be placed to the Northwest Suburbs to create action on the goals and action plans developed at the CIR National Day Of Action.
It’s Working…. We are changing the way Illinois politicians are looking at Immigration through our ACTIONS:
Come join us to get folks involved in the Comprehensive Immigration Reform Movement.
Join us every first and third Thursday from 7-9pm at the Coffee Planet. Meet the team, have some coffee and makes some calls.
We discuss the political news of the day and how it impacts our Issues and events coming up and make calls to invite others to come. Don’t like making calls, come and write letters to the editor-LTE, or help make posters if there’s a rally coming up.
Please call Sara 847-372-5594 to confirm so we know how many lists to bring.
Women are currently the main breadwinner in a record-high 40 percent of households, but on everything from paid leave to fair pay, our workplace policies too often don’t reflect today’s realities.
Join our house party hosted by NWSOFA supporters and be part of a conversation about the issues that affect women and working families, and how we can fight to change that. After the discussion, we’ll decide what action we can take by continuing our Raise the Minimum Wage Petition gathering.
Now our national focus is on economic issues including equal pay, raising the minimum wage, family leave, affordable child care. Bring your concerns and creativity and your friends for what is always an inspiring evening.
If you are interested in great coffee and lively conversation and want to learn how you can take action now – to honor all victims of gun violence and make our communities safer – then come to our monthly Gun Violence Prevention Planning Meeting at the Coffee Planet, 1450 Golf Rd., Rolling Meadows, 60008.
We hold a short (30 – 45 minutes) Planning Meeting on the 3rd Thursday of every month and afterwards many of us stay to help out with the NWSOFA Phone Banking.
Our July meeting will be held on Thursday, July 17th at 6:30 pm. Come and join us in building safe communities here in the northwest suburbs and all across America!
Thorium … New Nuclear Fuel.. Click on Picture for Video
NWSOFA Climate Change
Presents an Educational Event
June 17th, 2014
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
First United Methodist Church of Arlington Heights
1903 East Euclid Avenue
This July 17 educational event, to be presented by Tim Pearson, Vice-President of NEXTCHEM Process Analyzers, Inc., will include a detailed explanation of why Molten Salt Reactors are superior to our present Light Water Reactors, and how they can be designed to use Thorium nuclear waste generated by U.S. wind/solar/ electric car manufacturing, keeping Green Manufacturing jobs in the U.S instead of remaining in China. These Molten Salt Reactors could also be designed to use High Level Nuclear Waste.
Thorium nuclear energy could also be part of the Illinois energy mix related to the EPA Carbon Pollution Standards released June 2. Each state, including Illinois, will be implementing a carbon system to reduce CO2 emissions 30% by 2030. Each state will individually be assigned flexible criteria to meet its goal. Illinois currently depends on nuclear energy, and good, bad or indifferent realistically it will be part of the Illinois energy mix. An alternative to uranium nuclear energy thorium nuclear energy has a half-life of 300 years. It also cannot be converted for atomic bomb purposes, and in the case of a tsunami it would cake up. Long term Thorium could possibly become an important part of our zero carbon future.
Come to this event with an open mind and lots of questions, and be prepared to at least entertain the thought of Thorium as a source of electricity.
Vargas has traveled around the United States, telling his story in solidarity with the more than 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the country. As he connected with others — particularly those who, like Vargas, came to the United States as children — his personal reflections compelled him to reconnect with his mother, whom he had not seen in 20 years.
Come join us to get folks involved in the Comprehensive Immigration Reform Movement.
1) Just a few days after my son, Christopher, was shot and killed, I asked concerned Americans like you to send a postcard to your elected officials with the simple, powerful message of “Not One More.”
Since then, more than 600,000 supporters have signed postcards to their senators, representatives, and governors declaring “Not One More.”
That means we have nearly 2.5 million postcards to deliver in the next couple weeks — so we’re going to need a hand from a few dedicated volunteers like you.
Can you join Everytown for Gun Safety and Moms Demand Action in West Chicago to deliver “Not One More” postcards?
“Not One More” in West Chicago, IL at the Office of Representative Peter Roskam
When: Wednesday, July 2, 11:00 AM Where: 2700 International Drive, Suite 304, West Chicago, IL
NWSOFA is a whole, diverse wonderful family of people who want to do more than talk about the social issues. We explore and dig deep on the facts and decide what actions we can take that can have an impact locally and nationally. NWSOFA members not only “talk the talk”, but we “walk the walk”.
All our teams have numerous events that will enlighten and inspire you and yes, challenge you to make the effort to make a difference.
We invite you to join us!
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Every 1st & 3rd Thursday
it’s 4C’s Night
“Coffee, Conversation, Cookies, Calls” & LTEs
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Every 1st & 3rd Thursday night NWSOFAer’s get together to relax, drink coffee, discuss current topics, enjoy cookies and make some important calls to other Progressives in the suburbs notifying them of our meetings
We call these the 4C’s and we need your help. Volunteer for an hour or two doing what we do best “organizing”!
We Were Very Busy, Busy, Busy in June
From Gathering Petitions on Supporting the Minimum Wage
NWSOFA Chapter Meeting with Erik Carlson .. Overview of OFA
Attending the Fiscal Meetings
Tweets for the Summer Training
More Photos from the Immigration 6/28 Rally
New Co-Lead of the NWSOFA ACA Gayle Lewis
It’s time to Act .. It Is Time To Get Involved
Over the years the American Citizens have lost their voices, believing that we can not make a difference. We have been beat down by the constant droning noise of the conservative right. This onslaught has made us like sheep .. afraid to express our views. Not anymore! OFA gives us back our voices and by working together we are making change one issue at a time. Together we can and will make a difference.
Thank You to our NWSOFA Issue Leads in 2013 !!
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