NWSOFA Indivisible March 2020 Progressive Newsletter

The Illinois primary is March 17th and the polls are already open for early voting.
Early voting was a huge benefit to blue candidates in 2018 and it should be again in 2020. So get in the habit of voting early by visiting an early polling location or requesting an early voting mail-in ballot. You can contact your county Clerk’s office or visit their web site for information and directions. And let your family and friends know too!
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And don’t forget: There are plenty of opportunities to write post cards,
make phone calls, put a sign in your yard, participate in Vote Blue All the Way Through or canvas door to door for your favorite candidate.
If you participate You Will Make the Difference in the 2020 elections.
Join us. Just scroll down this page to see our calendar and descriptions of all of our March (to the polls!) and Vote Blue All The Way Through events.
  • MAR 7 – NWSOFA Indivisible Partner Event: Go Green Barrington – 8 Billion Angels Film Screening
  • MAR 10 – NWSOFA Indivisible  Stand With Women Celebrates Women’s History Month
  • MAR 14 – NWSOFA Indivisible Partner Event: GPAD at the Palatine St. Patrick’s Day Parade
  • MAR 15 – NWSOFA – INDIVISIBLE Greater Palatine Area Democrats, IL Sixth Congressional District Democrats 11th Debate Watch Party
  • MAR 17 – Illinois Primary
  • MAR 19 – NWSOFA Indivisible Gun Violence Prevention Monthly Meeting
  • MAR 23 – NWSOFA Indivisible Fiscal Monthly Meeting
  • MAR 24 – NWSOFA Indivisible Climate Change Meeting with Guest Speaker: Gerri Songer
NWSOFA – INDIVISIBLE Partner Event: Go Green Barrington
8 Billion Angels Film Screening
March 7 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Catlow Theater,
116 W. Main St.,
“8 Billion Angels” tells the truth about the conflict between the size of our global population and the sustainability of our planet. It dispels the misconception that technology can save us, that reducing consumption is the answer, and that the blame lies solely in the developing world. With passion, humility, and honesty, experts explain the indisputable connection between our environmental catastrophes, unsustainable population and increasing consumption.
Doors open 30 minutes before start time. Arrive early to avoid lines and get best seats. ADA compliant accessible venue. Teens and young adults encouraged to attend. “PG-13” May contain heavy themes, graphic images or language. Concessions available for purchase.
March 10 @ 6:30 pm
Corner Bakery – Arlington Heights
470 E Rand Rd
Arlington Heights, IL 60004
Let’s honor women during Women’s History Month.
There is so much at stake, and we need your help.
Please join us at this meeting. We will be working on a variety of issues including ERA, Elections, Domestic Violence, Parenting Time and more. We promise stimulating conversation with other progressive, like minded people.
Our meeting starts at 6:30, so feel free to show up a little early to purchase food if you’d like.
See you there!
GPAD Marches in the Palatine St. Patrick’s Day Parade
March 14, @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Palatine Village Hall
200 E Wood St
Palatine, IL 60067
Democrats and Progressives, Candidates and our wonderful Electeds are welcome to join GPAD in marching in the annual Palatine St. Patrick’s Day Parade.
Free parking available in the parking garage at Colfax and Smith, near the train station.
Walk to the staging area at the intersection of East Wood Street and North Oak Street at Village Hall.
Lineup is at 10:30, and the parade kicks off at 11 a.m. The parade proceeds west on Wood Street to Smith, then turns right and ends at Smith and Colfax. We will have a car where you can post your candidate signs. Volunteers needed to carry GPAD signs!
The theme of the parade is “Paint the Town Green.” So wear lots of green, and your craziest St. Patrick’s Day headgear!
If you need to drop off people or stuff, enter northbound Oak Street from Palatine Road. This is the only access point for vehicles.
See you there!
Maria Galo · maria@gpadems.org
Greater Palatine Area Democrats, IL Sixth Congressional District Democrats11th Debate Watch Party
March 15, 7:30 PM
The Northwest Suburban Democrats office
1310 W. Northwest Highway
Arlington Hts,, IL 60004
Join your friendly neighborhood progressives and Democrats as we watch the primary’s 11th debate, .
Hosted by NWSOFA-Indivisible, the Palatine Township Dems (GPAD) and the Sixth District Dems.. ….
So get off your couch and out of your easy chair .. stop yelling at the TV and take ACTION.. Join us .. Join the discussion .. Create the Energy ..
This is pure fun.. Pop, Beer and Water is provided .. if possible please bring a snack to share .. cookies, chips, nuts … crunchy stuff is alway appreciated.
The 11th Democratic presidential debate will take place in Phoenix on Sunday, March 15, the Democratic National Committee announced Friday.
The debate, hosted by CNN and Univision, is taking place two days before voters head to the primary in Arizona, which is emerging as a battleground in 2020. Illinois and the competitive states of Ohio and Florida also hold their nominating contests on March 17.
The debate will air from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and it is being held in partnership with CHC Bold, the political action committee of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus.
The venue, format, moderators and qualification criteria will be announced at a later date.
RSVP: To be coming
March 19 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Greater Palatine Area Democrats
1310 W. Northwest Highway
Arlington Heights, IL
Because of Newtown in 2012 and more than ever before, because of Parkland in 2018, the NWSOFA GVP Team, currently in its seventh year, has re-committed itself to become relentless advocates 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 takesaction by supporting the efforts of our youth and March for Our Lives and by recruiting legislators to build support for legislation.
In addition, our GVP Team celebrates the success that has been achieved in America – because of Parkland – in changing the conversation around gun violence prevention. We also celebrate the fact that Gov. Pritzker signed, in January 2019, the law that requires a certification process for gun dealers in Illinois. We know from the research that this law will definitely help to save lives, including the lives of our police officers.
And we continue to work to strengthen background checks and raise 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 Greater Palatine Township Area 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.
Attendee Instructions: The Northwest Suburban Democrats office is located on the north side of Northwest Highway about 1/2 mile east of Arlington Race Track. There is parking on the west side of the building which is located just east of N. Yale Ave. and just west of N. Princeton Ave.
Please RSVP
March 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Schaumburg Township Library
130 South Roselle
Schaumburg, IL 60193

The NWSOFA Fiscal and Economics group had some great discussions on January 16th at the Arlington Heights library and in Schaumburg on Monday, February 17th. Let’s keep up the momentum with another great meeting on Monday, March 23rd.


The mission of the Fiscal and Economic issues group is to help participants understand the economic and budgetary facts at the federal and state level, to help them sharpen their arguments and communicate to their audience, directly or via social media. The co-leads prepare a comprehensive presentation monthly using data from definitive sources, and the presentation and discussion is often filmed and shared on social media. Topics typically include trends in key economic variables, budget deficits, income inequality, healthcare, and key topics in the news.


Look for some updates between now and the meeting, especially as Illinois primary voting is March 17th.

For the fiscal scoring of the Democratic presidential candidates’ policy proposals, I recommend http://www.crfb.org/usbw2020, the Budget Watch from the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget.


Some data releases expected before our March meeting include:

1) The February employment report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is expected on Friday, March 6th.

2) The 2nd estimate of 4th quarter 2019 real GDP growth was unchanged at 2.1%. First quarter 2020 real GDP growth estimates won’t be available until the end of April.


Our February meeting PowerPoint presentation is at:


Videos from February meeting are at:

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MJ5D4D6lgSk and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q51PgMyho7M

Videos of earlier meetings are at:



Come join us. Doors open at 6:45.
Karl Faulstich
(m) 773-991-6587
Climate Change Meeting with Guest Speaker: Gerri Songer
March 24 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Arlington Heights Village Hall
33 S. Arlington Heights Road
Arlington Heights, IL
Join us for our climate change team meeting with our guest speaker, GERRI SONGER!
She is the Legislative Director, Northwest Suburban Teachers’ Union, Local 1211 – IFT-AFT and
Join us for a Meet and greet at 6:30 with Program at 7:00.
Ms. Songer will address the issue “Hazardous materials near schools”.
RSVP coming soon!
Notice: These are public meeting(s) / event(s)
NWSOFA is a 501(c)4,  non-partisan organization.
All opinions are solely those of NWSOFA
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