Newsletter – Week of April 20th – April 26th, 2014

“What’s Happening This Week in the Northwest Suburbs”
April 20th – April 26th

     You are 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, 7pm -9 pm. 
Meet & Greet 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 have Round Table discussions on important social issues such as: 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: 

Press Conference
Downtown Event
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Federal Plaza (Chicago, IL)

230 S. Dearborn St, Chicago, IL60604


Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, millions of Americans now have access to better, more affordable health care — but there are still members of Congress who want to dismantle the law and take away benefits from families. Join volunteers in your district to thank your member of Congress for supporting the Affordable Care Act in your community.

 Immigration Reform
& Phone Bank
Thursday, April 24th 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 24th, 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.

Climate Change e-Magazine .. Click to View
 Climate Change
RPS fix
Thursday, April 24

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM


Coffee Planet

1450 Golf Rd,. Rolling Meadows, IL 60008


Our NWSOFA Chapter is looking to have Rapid Response Climate Change phone banks by the end of the month.  Can you host or participate in one or two climate change phone banks?
If you can volunteer one hour or two on Thursday Night 7-9pm at the Coffee Planet on 1450 Golf Road in Rolling Meadows, to make calls .. our Planet and future generations would appreciate it.
The focus will be the RPS fix, which would ensure that more of our state’s energy would come from clean energy.  We will be calling targeted representatives to let them know that we support the RPS Fix. 

Sara Horan SWW LEAD @ April 8th Mtg.
Stand With
Team Meeting
Tuesday, April 29

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Conference Room “I”

Arlington Heights Memorial Library

500 N. Dunton Ave
Arlington Heights, IL 


You’re invited to our Stand with Women monthly meeting. We’ll be exploring ways we can highlight issues that are unique to women but impact everyone. Bring your concerns and creativity for what is always an inspiring evening.

In This Issue
4/22/14 Monthly Chapter Mtg
4/23/14 ACA DT Press Event
4/24/14 Immigration CIR Mtg
4/24/14 4C’s Mtg Call Bank
4/24/14 CC RPS Phone Bank
4/29/14 SWW Meeting
4C’s & LTE Every Thursdays
New Issues e-magazine
501(c)4 notice


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 

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