Newsletter – Week of April 6th – April 12th, 2014

“What’s Happening This Week in the Northwest Suburbs”
April 6th – April 12th

Monthly Chapter Meeting   
Tuesday, April 8, 2014 
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Arlington Heights Memorial Library 
500 N. Dunton Avenue
Arlington Heights, IL 60004

Join us for our monthly team meeting on Tuesday night 4/8/14 at the AHML 7-9 pm. 

(Meet and Greet at 6:30).


It’s a Celebration of the ACA (ObamaCare) reaching 7.1 million Website Sign-Ups through the Healthcare Exchanges. Join the Team and a Victory Lap before we move onto the next big issues.

This is also a crucial time for many of our important issue based teams: ACA, Gun Violence Prevention, Immigration Reform, Climate Change, Fiscal & Economic Issues (budget, deficit, jobs) and our Stand With Women.

The leaders of these issue teams will present the progress their teams have made and future events scheduled. Please join us and get involved in our progressive issues.

Doors Open at 6:30 for a meet and Great.. Meeting starts Promptly at 7:00 PM.

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

Please join us and get involved in our progressive issues.

 Immigration Reform
& Phone Bank
Thursday, April 10th 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 10th, 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.

Tell Rep. Lipinski #costofinaction On: 
Immigration Reform 
  Saturday, April 12, 2014  
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM 
Representative Dan Lipinski’s Office (Chicago, IL)

6245 South Archer Avenue, Chicago, IL 60638

Join us as we tell Representative Dan Lipinski the #costofinaction on comprehensive immigration reform.

Organizer Academy
Saturday the 12th, we’ll be hosting an Organizer Academy. This is designed for folks who are looking for employment as organizers starting this spring and through the summer and fall. Bring your resume and learn the fundamentals of organizing. 

Linda Waycie, GVP Co-Lead @ March Mtg.
 Gun Violence Prevention
Team Meeting
 Day of Action

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  

In This Issue
4/8/14 Monthly Chapter Mtg
4/10/14 Immigration CIR Mtg
4/10/14 4C’s Mtg
4/12/14 CIR Lipinski Rally
4/12 OFA-IL Organizer Academy
4/14/14 GVP 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 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