Newsletter – Week of June 22nd – June 28th

“Look What’s Happening This Week in the 
Northwest Suburbs”
Week of June 22nd – June 28th

Like minded women Progressives Outreach to the Northwest Suburbs

 Stand with Women 

Fiscal Issues Day of Action






























































June 23, 2014



























Three (3) Locations






















Locations: Arlington Heights Memorial Library @ 500 N Dunton

Arlington HeightsIL,Shifts begin at 2:00 PM , 4:00 PM , 6:00 PM (3 shifts)


Schaumburg Library, 130 S Roselle Rd, Schaumburg 

2:00 PM , 4:00 PM

Palatine Train Station, 137 W. Wood, Palatine, IL

 best time is during the morning commute from 7:00-8:30

Call Sara for directions to this event, location TBA 847-372-5594


Workplace policies too often don’t reflect today’s realities 

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.
Our Stand with Women and Fiscal Issues Teams are taking action by continuing our Raise the Minimum Wage Petition gathering. Over 400,000 signatures have been collected we need 1 Million to let Congress know raising the Minimum Wage is good for women and all families and good for the economy.
Join us. We’ll be at the Arlington Hts and Schaumburg Libraries and at the Palatine Train Station. Call Sara 847-372-5594 to sign up for the location and time that are good for you. We’ll be in the entrance to the Arlington Height’s library from the garage by the elevators. Those going to the Schaumburg Library will be outside on the sidewalk leading to the main entrance but need to not be by the doors. Palatine Train Station-best time is during the morning commute from 7:00-8:30. 
Call Sara to get copies of the petition and more details. 847-372-5594

We have the speakers, the press… all we need is YOU
Immigration Reform
Press Event and Rally
Saturday, June 28, 2014 12:00 AM – 2:00 AM

 One (1) Year Anniversary of the Senate passing the CIR bill

Marking the one year anniversary since the Senate passed their CIR bill and one year that the house has failed to act.


One more year with 12-15 million Immigrants living in the shadows.

The Senate passed it … and the House has been sitting on it. Lets let John Boehner and incoming House Majority Leader, Kevin McCarthy,  know how we feel… and increase the pressure on them by our ACTIONS!


The Press Event and Rally will take place at US Congressman’s Dan Lipinski’s office, at 6245 South Archer Ave., Chicago… A few blocks west of Midway Airport.

Note for the NWSOFA attendees: We will meet @ 10:00 am and caravan/car-pool from the Starbucks Streets of Woodfield (601 North Martingale Road Streets of Woodfield Schaumburg, IL) at 10:30 am Saturday morning. We have three cars but will need more.

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

 To RSVP to the CIR6-28 Rally – Click here!

For a short Trailer .. click on the above photo


Sunday, June 29, 2014
7:30 PM – 10:00


Location: TBA/TBD

NWSOFA will offer two (2) opportunities to view “Documented” a new film by Jose Antonio Vargas Pulitzer Prize Winning Journalist, Acclaimed Filmmaker, and Undocumented Immigrant

Jose Antonio Vargas is the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who outed himself as an undocumented immigrant in a ground-breaking essay published in The New York Times Magazine in 2011.

Vargas is a firm believer that to change the politics of immigration and citizenship, we must change the way we portray undocumented people and their roles in society, compelling him to write, produce, and direct the film Documented.

The documentary chronicles his own journey while closely exploring the plight of other undocumented immigrants in America and the politics that surround the hotly contested issue of Illegal status.

On 6/29 you are invited to gather, watch and discuss the original airing on CNN of Documented. at a TBD/TBA Time & location we will have a public Viewing of the Film .. stay tuned .. sign up and your will receive updated notifications on exact 6/29 location and time and later screening..

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

To RSVP to the Documented Film Screening – Click here! 

For a short Trailer .. click on the above pho
Q & A .. Solid Answers to a variety of questions
at the
By Kym Garnett, NWSOFA PR Lead:  RE: NWSOFA Chapter Meeting with Erik Carlson, OFA Midwest Regional Director, presentation of “Today’s Progressive Social Issues that Are Shaping Our Future Lives”
 “NWSOFA had a great turnout to hear Erik Carlson present the latest updates on what OFA has accomplished and where the organization is headed.
During the presentation, Carlson cheerfully stated that there has been plenty of good news on the success of ACA with over 8 million people now having health insurance just through the state and national exchanges. He spoke on the major impact the new EPA regulations will have to reduce CO2 30% from coal power plants and on alleviating Climate Change. Other issues Carlson spoke on was the success of getting Marriage Equality passed in IL. Also, the real progress that has been made in the job market as over 9.4 million private sector jobs were added since the 2008/2009 great recession, where 8.8 million private sector jobs were lost. He also spoke on the deficit reduction from 1.4 Trillion to 492 Billion CBO projected this year. A 65 percent deficit reduction since 2009 budget year.
Meeting attendee and Issues Team Lead Natalie Warren stated, ” I was most impressed with the accomplishments of OFA over the past year. We have made a difference! ”  Social Media team lead Kathy Carter felt, “We are relevant, as NWSOFA our actions are consistent with American voters and our voice will be continued to be heard.” Linda Waycie said,” Erik Carlson had some good insights on the issues of OFA. I learned some new information.” Other meeting attendees were pleased to learn more about the structure and goals of OFA.

Other big issues moving forward nationally are Comprehensive Immigration Reform and Gun Violence Prevention. NWSOFA has a big Day of Action on June 28th with a press event/rally at Rep. Lipinski’s Office. Details are available at With the latest horrific school shootings, over 74 since the tragedy at Sandy Hook, Gun Violence Prevention was another big issue. Renee Gladstone enumerated “I am interested in gun violence prevention and was glad to learn OFA will continue to work on this issue.”  It was an inspiring evening and as Mark Muehlhausen said, “OFA is an ongoing organization pushing our progressive agenda.”

The Thursday Night GVP Meeting .. 6/19 organizational meeting
Violence Prevention
Planning Meeting
 Lots going on… 
New Brady Bill
Churches around the area are not displaying the “No Guns Allowed” si

We Continue to meet and learn how we can take action now –to honor all victims of gun violence and make our  communities safer..

GVP Team at Chapter Meeting Round table

At our meeting on Thursday, June 19th we meet on building safer communities here in the northwest suburbs and all across America!

Each Week .. another tragedy.. another school shooting.. senseless violence… we can and must make a difference.


Click on Image above to send an Electronic Postcard
Richard Martinez, whose son Christopher was shot and killed at UC Santa Barbara. Earlier that day, Mr. Martinez inspired Americans with this idea:

“Today, I’m going to ask every person I can find to send a postcard to every politician they can think of with three words on it:

Not One More.

People are looking for something to do. I’m asking people to stand up for something. Enough is enough.” 

Coffee, Cookies, Conversation & Tweets… with the TweetMaster Kathy Carter, NWSOFA Social Media Lead
Kathy Carter — Social Media Weapons: Laptop / iPad . Smart Phone
NWSOFA “Tweets 
for the
Huge Success..
Fun and Educational


  Fun Time Learning “how to” get your message out about voting rights, climate change, or other progressive issues


Thank you for joining us for NWSOFA “Tweets for the Summer” to learn about how to Tweet. Our Social Media Lead, Kathy Carter, conducted the training 6/19.

Having Your Voice Heard .. loud and strong… at Rallies and now through Social Media… Tweet and be Heard.. in 140 characters

Just click to link to OFA
Where does all the Good News on ACA, Letters to the Editors Go?

Did you know that there is a place to post your news.. on ACA, your Tweets, your opinions, your LTE….

You can upload them on my Barack Obama

Your personal ACA, GVP, Climate story

 News from our ACA Team:  
NWSOFA ACA e-magazine


Good News on ACA / Healthcare / Obamacare
Our members have been posting on Facebook and uploading articles about more providers joining the exchanges for next year and the 40% decline in uninsured individuals in Minnesota, and this week’s NY Times editorial

 News from our Fiscal Team:  
NWSOFA Economy e-magazine – Click above


Jobs recovering / smaller deficit and other positive news
Our members have been posting on Facebook and uploading articles about more providers joining the exchanges for next year and the 40% decline in uninsured individuals in Minnesota, and this week’s NY Times editorial
In This Issue
6/23/14 SWW Min Wage Petition Drive
6/28/14 Immigration CIR Rally
6/29/14 Immigration CIR Call Bank
6/29/14 Immigration CIR Call Bank
6/19/14 GVP Meeting Results
6/19/14 Tweet Training Reaulta
OFA Good News Repository
ACA Update
Fiscal team Update
NWSOFA Shout Out
NWSOFA Social Media
4C’s & LTE Every Thursdays
NWSOFA in Photos
501(c)4 notice
New Issues e-magazine


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!

NWSOFA Shout Out 

NWSOFA recognizes the outstanding contributions of Antulia Rodriguez, “Tuly”, for her continuing work with CIR and ACA . This last week she was our top phone banker for both the NWSOFA 6/17 Meeting and the upcoming CIR 6/28 Rally. Always Ready and Willing to take action .. by phone, personally at meetings and always follow through on her commitments.
 She exemplifies NWSOFA members who not only “talk the talk”, but “walk the walk”.

Follow OFA on Social Media
Click to Follow us on Twitter
Click to Link to WebSite

Every 1st & 3rd Thursday 
it’s 4C’s Night
“Coffee, Conversation, Cookies, Calls” & LTEs
Click on the above calendar to RSVP
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 May

Chapter Meeting 6/17 @ Palatine Library

Thursday Nights  Fiscal, CIR & 4C’s

News From the Fiscal Team

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 !!

Just Click on the Photo to link the NWSOFA e-magazines daily & archived articles 

Contact Information
NWSOFA Co-Leaders Sara Horan & Bill Davis    
Phone: 224-241-2014  
Follow us on TwitterLike us on Facebook
Visit our blog