Newsletter – Week of April 13th – April 19th, 2014

“What’s Happening This Week in the Northwest Suburbs”
April 13th – April 19th

Linda Waycie, GVP Co-Lead @ March Mtg.
 Gun Violence Prevention
Team Meeting
Monday, April 14, 2014  

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Arlington Heights Memorial Library

500 N. Dunton Ave.
Arlington Heights, IL 


Come join us for refreshments as well as an opportunity to join in a conversation with others on the issues involved in gun violence prevention. 


After our discussion we will focus on the Thompson-King bill ie. Public Safety & Second Amendment Rights Protection Act of 2013 sponsored by Mike Thompson (D-CA) and Peter King (R-NY). This bill protects the Second Amendment rights of gun owners, and at the same time supports keeping guns out of the wrong hands. This bill warrants swift background checks, no creation of gun registries, and simplifies the transportation of guns for law-abiding citizens. 


Currently there are 186 Democrat co-sponsors of this bill and only TWO Republican co-sponsors!. We will be calling constituents in the Rodney Davis (R-IL) and Arron Schock (R-IL) area of Illinois which includes Springfield and Champaign area. We will be encouraging constituents to ask Davis and Schock to co-sponsor the Thompson-King bill. 


Any questions? Email Linda at, Natalie at, or Nikoleta at  

Karl Faustich Co-Lead @ March Mtg.
 Fiscal & Economic Issues 
Discussion Group Meeting 

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM   

Arlington Heights Memorial Library

500 N. Dunton Ave.
Arlington Heights, IL 


Please join the Fiscal & Economic Issues Discussion Group Meeting this coming Tuesday @ AHML

Each Month the group engages in deep dives into economic data and policy.  Be part of the conversation.. participate and learn!

Agenda topic for April 15th are:

1) Budget Deficits – Historical and Projected

2) March 2014 Projections Budget & Jobs
3) Economic issues in President Obama’s Budget
4) House Report on 50 years of anti-poverty programs
5) We want to know your thoughts, articles and ideas.. Come share them at the meeting.
6) 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.

Helen and Karl, Co-Chairs of the NWSOFA Fiscal

& Economic Issue team

 Immigration Reform
& Phone Bank
Thursday, April 17th 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 in February.

Come join us to get folks involved in the Comprehensive Immigration Reform Movement.

4C’s Meeting + Phone Bank

Thursday, April 17th, 2014 
7:00 – 9:00 PM

Coffee Planet (Rolling Meadows, IL)

1450 Golf Rd,. Rolling MeadowsIL 60008 
Coffee, Conversation, Cookies & Calls 
Plus Letters to the Editor, LTE’s.

Join us every Thur. 7-9 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.

In This Issue
4/14/14 GVP Meeting
4/15/14 Fiscal Issues Meeting
4/17/14 Immigration CIR Mtg
4/17/14 4C’s Mtg
4C’s & LTE Every Thursdays
New Issues e-magazine
501(c)4 notice
4/22/14 Monthly Chapter Mtg


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!

Every Thursday 
4C’s Night
Coffee, Conversation, Cookies, Calls & LTEs

Each Thursday night NWSOFAer’s get together to relax, drink some coffee, discuss current topics, eat some cookies and make some pretty important calls to other Progressives notifying them of our meetings and Action Items.
We call these the 4C’s and we need your help.  Volunteer for an hour or two doing what we do best “organizing”

New NWSOFA Issue e-magazines in Flip Board..
Just Click on the Photo to enjoy the daily & archived articles

Notice: This is a public meeting / events. 
NWSOFA is a 501(c)4, non-partisan organization. 
All opinions are solely those of NWSOFA 

     Your Invited to Attend: 

Speaker: Jack Altschuler
  Money, Politics and Democracy
A Presentation by Jack Altschuler
in Concert with the NWSOFA Chapter
Tuesday April 22nd

@ 7:00 pm 
Doors Open at 6:30 for a “Meet & Greet” 
@ The Schaumburg Library, 
130 S. Roselle Rd., Schaumburg, IL
(2nd Floor, Rasmussen North Meeting Room)
Join us for our monthly meeting on Tuesday night 4/22/14 @ the Schaumburg Library, 7-9 pm. 
Meet & Great starts at 6:30 pm

Special Guest Speaker: Jack Altschuler presenting “Money, Politics & Democracy”

Speaking on “Money, Politics and Democracy” our guest speaker, Jack Altshuler will present the historical back story for Money in Politics through to today’s’ major CPACS and the impact of McCutheon v FEC decision.. What the Framers envisioned and How it has evolved. This is Public Event. The issue is not a matter of party affiliation but is strictly a nonpartisan conversation.

This is a crucial time for many of our important issues: gun violence prevention, immigration reform, climate change, healthcare, women’s rights, and fiscal and economic issues. The leaders of these issue teams will present the progress their teams have made and future events scheduled.

The NWSOFA Issue teams will also update us on their work on important social issues:

Healthcare, Gun Violence Prevention, Immigration Reform, Climate Change, SWW (Stand With Women), Fiscal, Economic & Jobs 

Hear from Pro’s. The leaders of these issue teams will present the progress their teams have made, information learned and future events scheduled.


To RSVP to Money, Politics & Democracy presentation – Click this Link: Or RSVP to: 

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 !!
Contact Information
NWSOFA Co-Leaders Sara Horan & Bill Davis    
Phone: 224-241-2014