The survivors of the Parkland, FL school shooting who organized the March for Our Lives on March 24 have called for town halls on gun violence prevention in every House district across the country on April 7, which is during the Congressional recess.
High School students in IL06, many of whom organized walkouts from their schools on March 14, are planning a town hall and inviting Rep. Peter Roskam (R-IL) and his Democratic challenger, Sean Casten.
The event is open to the public and the 600-seat venue will be filled on a first-come basis. Doors open at 12:30 PM.
With extreme weather events, flooding, drought, and habitat fragmentation on the rise, will our trees be able to weather the storm? What will our parks, preserves, and urban landscapes look like in 50 or 100 years? Grab a drink at the bar (one drink is included in price of ticket), and join us for a compelling discussion led by moderator Jerome McDonnell of WBEZ Radio’s Worldview.
Our Annual Earth Day Celebration is planned for Saturday April 14 at Deer Grove Forest Preserve. More details will be coming soon. The Airplane Grove is Grove 3 (max. 300 people). Enter Deer Grove West off W Dundee Rd to the north. Take the first right and the grove will be on the north side, opposite the bathroom building.
MARCH FOR SCIENCE
NWSOFA Climate Partner Event
SATURDAY APRIL 14
10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Palatine Public Library Room #1
700 North Court Ave, Palatine, IL
We’re marching again for science this year! March for Science Palatine is a family-friendly, pro-science event. Connect with fellow enthusiasts to show your support for science – learning, teaching, research, and the continual search for scientific truth.
* Gather at Palatine Public Library Room #1 starting 10:30 am
* March starts around 10:50 a.m., length is 0.8 mi
* Library room #1 will be open after march for refreshments & chat
Come join us for a discussion of the fiscal and economic issues facing Illinois and the U.S. David Doney will do a deeper dive into the U.S. economy and budget situation. I will do an update on Illinois’ economy and budget situation.
Bring your Questions for Karl Faulstich and Dave Doney, our Fiscal Co-Leads. Come join us for some exciting discussions.
Then come join us for continued discussions at Eddie’s after 9:30 pm. While OFA may not be political, we can discuss the politics of what is happening now at Eddie’s.
Because of Newtown, and now because of Parkland, the NWSOFA GVP Issues group for the past 5 years has committed itself to become an even bolder advocate of change and action. We are determined to change the conversation surrounding gun violence in America, change the hearts of people we encounter through a spirit of volunteerism and kindness – and take action to change the laws to create safer communities for every family in America.
The GVP Issue team educates by having periodic informational meetings, collaborates with coalition non-partisan groups, such as local faith communities and Moms Demand Action and takes action by supporting the efforts of our youth and March for Our Lives and recruiting legislators to build support for legislation to license gun dealers in Illinois, strengthen background checks and by raising community awareness through hosting vigils, using social media, writing letters to the editor and handing out fliers.
If you are interested in joining us and honoring all victims of gun violence through your individual actions, then we invite you to come to our monthly Gun Violence Prevention Issues Group Planning Meeting at the Northwest Suburban Democrats office in Arlington Hts, IL., 60004.
We hold a 90 minute meeting on the 3rd Thursday of every month (with some exceptions near holidays or if we are planning a public event that month). Please join us – together we can make a difference in creating safer communities for all Americans, including our law enforcement officers. Registration is preferred since seating is sometimes limited.
“Hope is not blind optimism. Hope is that thing inside us that insists, despite all evidence to the contrary, that something better awaits us if we have the courage to reach for it, and to work for it, and to fight for it.” President Barack Obama
Thank You to our NWSOFA Issue Leads in 2015
Click on the above Image to see each lead and the issues they work on .._