Des Plaines Public Library, Friends Room C (Des Plaines, IL)
1501 Ellinwood St
Des Plaines, IL 60016
A great opportunity to learn what’s going on in Illinois and on a national level to drive clean energy development
Please join State Representative Marty Moylan this June 10th at 7:00 pm at the Des Plaines Public Library for a Sierra Club – Illinois Solar Energy Association Environmental Advisory Committee event. We will be celebrating $30 million that was recently secured for our solar energy in Illinois.
The event will feature some exciting speakers including Rep Moylan, Jack Darin, Director of the Illinois Sierra Club, and Lisa Albrecht from the Illinois Solar Energy Association.
This is a great opportunity to learn what’s going on in Illinois and on a national level to drive clean energy development. Come and share your thoughts and opinions
Our June 12th Phone Bank will be focused on calling NWSOFA members to commit to participate in the June 28th Rally commemorating the:
One (1) Year Anniversary of the Senate passing the CIR bill
We will be urging members of the US House of representatives to do the same. Come over to the Coffee Planet and make a few phone calls for an hour or two … 15 million americans do not need to live in fear and without their families around them.
Come join us to get folks involved in the Comprehensive Immigration Reform Movement.
On June 2nd, the White House announced the first ever national limits on carbon pollution from existing power plants!
On June 2nd, the White House will announce the first ever national limits on carbon pollution from existing power plants. This is big news for protecting our planet from climate disruption. And we were there… over 200 folks … Standing Room only.. to hear those that hold Climate Change as one of our key social issues speak on the need to be “Clean”.
The Sierra Club, OFA and other organizations hosted this flagship event at the Spertus Institute in Chicago. All that were there plus the media celebrated this historic moment with a press conference. We were joined by local media outlets, and hear from VIP speakers including US Representative Robin Kelly and Lisa Madigan.
More photos and press videos on the Right Hand side Column
An Update from our ACA Team:
Obama Keeps Foot On The Gas For Health Care Enrollment
Many of our Team have taken their OFA hats off and continue the very special work on implementing the ACA Law.
“To coordinate the on-the-ground component, the administration has been participating in biweekly meetings with health care reform groups. One of them, Enroll America, currently has more than 230 staffers across the country, which is just slightly below the 250 it employed at the end of open enrollment. The group has maintained a robust volunteer presence as well.For a Weekend of Action planned for the end of June, the group has registered more than 1,000 volunteer shifts and scheduled just under 400 events. They had averaged the same number of events during weekends in March with about twice as many volunteers.”
“There are two reasons Enroll America hasn’t wound down more during the special enrollment period, said the group’s president, Anne Filipic: to avoid having to train new officials when the next open enrollment period starts, and because it sees ample opportunity to run up the number of insured people in the meantime.”
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 May
EPA Carbon Rules Annoucement
To Attending the Chicago OFA HQ Grand Opening
Attending the Fiscal Meetings
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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