NWSOFA May 2019 Progressive Newsletter

 
 
 
MAY I HAVE YOUR ATTENTION? NEWSLETTER
   

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This is the
MAY
I have your attention?
NEWSLETTER!
Remember:
 

<——–Has now joined.——>
 

To become even more effective at getting our progressive message out. 
 
And:
 
OFA and NWSOFA has also combined forces with Eric Holder’s   
 to modernize redistricting.
 
Even with a new name and new affiliations we’re still working on: 
  • Gun Violence Prevention, 
  • Fiscal and Economic Education, 
  • Combating Climate Change, 
  • Reforming Immigration Policy, 
  • Promoting Affordable Medical Care for All, 
  • Defending Women’s Rights,
  • Protecting our Diverse Population
  • Redistricting Reform
And to prove it look below and see how many events we have scheduled for the month of May! What a month! Join us, won’t you? and see how much good change YOU can make!

Thank you, 
Sara, Kathy and Bill 

Sara Horan and Bill Davis – NWSOFA Chapter Co-Leads
 
Join the NWSOFA Team as we protect the gains we made 
over the last 8 years and move our Progressive social issues forward in 2019 .
Coming in MAY
SCIENCE MARCH
 

OUR UPCOMING EVENTS FOR APRIL: 
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MARCH FOR SCIENCE

NWSOFA – Indivisible 
        
 
 

SATURDAY MAY 4,  10:30 AM – NOON

 

Palatine Library 

 

700 N. North Court 
Palatine,  IL 60067

 

 
Save the date! 

Start thinking of ideas for those signs.

March for Science Palatine is a family-friendly, pro-science event. Connect with fellow enthusiasts to show your support for scientific learning, teaching, research, and the continual search for scientific truth.

Preliminary schedule (watch for updates):
– Welcome in Room #1 starts at 10:30 a.m. Light refreshments.
– Speakers and march start at 11.
– Length of march is 0.8 mi.
– Room #1 open after the march for refreshments & chat.
– Finish around noon.
STAND WITH WOMEN
 

 
 
Tuesday May 14, 6- 8:30 pm
Palatine Public Library 
700 N. North Ct. Palatine, IL 60067

We will be viewing the movie On The Basis Of Sex about a young Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who brought a groundbreaking case to the U.S. Court of Appeals that overturned a century of gender discrimination.
 
 
 
GUN VIOLENCE PREVENTION
 

THURSDAY MAY 16,  6:30 – 8:00 PM
 

Northwest Suburban Democrats Office

 
1310 W. Northwest Highway 
Arlington Heights,  IL  60004
 

 
Because of Newtown in 2012,
Because of Parkland in 2018, 
Now more than ever before……..
 
The NWSOFA GVP Issues group, 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 takes action by supporting the efforts of our youth and March for Our Lives and by recruiting legislators to build support for commonsense gun violence prevention 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 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. 
 
We hope you will join us!
 
FAIR TAX
 

NWSOFA – Indivisible 
Fair Tax Town Hall 
with Featured Speaker: 
Former State Senator Daniel Biss
 
 
 

TUESDAY May 21, 7:00 PM

Arlington Heights Village Hall, Buechner Room
33 S. Arlington Heights Road
Arlington Heights, IL 60005
 
 
 
We are proud to host Daniel Biss who will explain why Illinois needs a progressive income tax and answer your questions. Join us to learn about the path to getting a Fair Tax passed and what it would mean for Illinois’ future! 
 
Following the Fair Tax Town Hall, NWSOFA’s Fiscal and Economic Issues group will give an update on the US and Illinois economies (job growth, GDP growth, trade deficit, budget deficit, etc.) and answer questions from attendees. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. All are welcome. 
RESTORE OUR DEMOCRACY
 

NWSOFA – INDIVISIBLE
 
 
 

THURSDAY MAY 23, 6:30 – 9 PM

 

Northwest Suburban Democrats Office

 
1310 W. Northwest Highway 
Arlington Heights,  IL  60004 
 
Doors open at 6:30. Meeting will start at 7:00. This will be our first group organizing meeting. Please join us. H.R.1, also called “The Restoring Our Democracy” bill, covers three main planks: campaign finance reform, strengthening the government’s ethics laws, and expanding voting rights – important changes to these three aspects of our elected government that are critical to our democracy.
 
CLIMATE CHANGE

 

RSVP

 
IN THE BOOKS: RECENT EVENTS
 

IN THE BOOKS-RECENT EVENTS  
 
 
 
 

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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“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 2019

Click on the above Image to see each lead and the issues they work on .._
 
Contact Information
 
NWSOFA Co-Leaders Sara Horan & Bill Davis    
Phone: 224-241-2012 
email: nws.ofa@gmail.com
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NEWSLETTER

  

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Sara Horan and Bill Davis – NWSOFA Chapter Co-Leads
It’s that time of year.
It’s time for the:

 
 
Still confused about gerrymandering?

 

Still wondering “what the heck is redistricting”?
Or do you feel like an expert but are Still worried about the fight ahead?

DON’T BALK!!!

We’ve got ALL THE BASES COVERED!
Our SPRING TRAINING series
is the
 

 

first three Thursdays of April at 7:00 PM
We’ll WALK you through the whole process, RUN you by how it’s changed, and HIT on why it’s paramount to all of our fights.
It doesn’t matter whether you feel hopelessly lost or you’re an expert-there’s something for you.
We even have a TRIPLE PLAY: Register Once and you’re signed up for all 3 sessions.
 
Sign up, and RUN on in with a friend!
With our training you’ll be ready for a HOME RUN!
 

So, BATTER UP! and we’ll see you at the GAME!

 
Thank you,
Sara, Kathy, Bill and Chris
 
EXTRA INNINGS: Check out all our other April activities listed below where you can become an active participant in:
  • Supporting Women’s Rights,
  • Preventing Gun Violence,
  • Saving the Environment
  • Understanding Fiscal and Economic Issues and
  • More!!!!
 
Join the NWSOFA Team as we protect the gains we made 
over the last 8 years and move our Progressive social issues forward in 2019 .
Coming in APRIL
AT A GLANCE
 

OUR UPCOMING EVENTS FOR APRIL: 
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FISCAL

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 Fiscal and Economic Issue Team April Meeting

 

!
 
 
 

MONDAY APRIL 8,  7:00 – 9:30 PM

 

Schaumburg Public Library

 

130 South Roselle Road
Schaumburg, IL 60193

 
 
>>>Our April  Fiscal and Economic Issues meeting will be Monday, April 8th at 7 p.m. at the Schaumburg Public Library.  Our meetings typically last until about 9:30 p.m.  Then many of us head over to Lou Malnati’s for further discussions.
>>>
>>>Real GDP growth numbers for 2018 came in at 2.9% (2.86%) as we predicted.  So it looks like we probably won’t get 3% growth for any year under President Trump.  With the revised 4th quarter GDP numbers that came out last week, even the White House’s alternative four quarter calculation falls just short at 2.97%.
>>>The March jobs numbers come out next Friday, April 5th.   Presumably any effects of the partial shutdown will have dissipated.  So no more 300,000 jobs in January and only 20,000 jobs in February type numbers.
>>>Ed Spire will do a presentation on “Restore our Democracy.”
>>>

 

We’ll compare and contrast Democratic healthcare proposals and give an update on the latest uninsured statistics.
We’ll analyze federal revenue and spending trends in 2017 vs. 2018.
We’ll also explain the trade deficit and its cousin, the current account.  This will give us the background for discussing why the President’s tax cuts and goal of reducing the trade deficit are contradictory.”
You can view our March meeting HERE
The PowerPoint presentations from March are HERE and HERE
Karl Faulstich
(m) 773-991-6587
STAND WITH WOMEN

NWSOFA STAND WITH WOMEN 
TEAM MEETING
 

TUES APRIL 9th 6:30 – 8:30 PM
 

Palatine Public Library

 

700 N. North Ct. Palatine, IL 60067

 
Please join our efforts to support women in our community, state, nation and world. We have a strong and passionate group that works together on issues including the Equal Rights Amendment, women’s reproductive rights, pay equality, and ending violence against women.
 
We have a full agenda planned for our April meeting that includes menstrual rights in Illinois prisons/ jails, the current status of the ERA, action steps we can take to ensure women are an equal part of the US constitution.
 
GUN VIOLENCE PREVENTION
 

 
Wed. April 10th, 7 – 8 PM
 
Walter R. Sundling Junior High School
                  1100 North Smith Street,  Palatine
Tell District 15: No Guns in Schools!
This is a reminder that the next District 15 Board of Education meeting is Wednesday, April 10, 2019, and we are looking for volunteers to attend. District 15 is considering hiring armed, retired police officers as support staff for each of its elementary schools.  A community-based group, #D15 Vision for Safety, was formed last November to work against this plan to bring loaded guns into our schools, and our NWSOFA Gun Violence Prevention team is supporting this group.  The Board of Education meetings are open to the public, not just District 15 residents. We usually stay for just the first hour of the meeting.

Please wear a red shirt to show support. Someone (wearing a red shirt!) will be handing out “No Guns in Schools” buttons in the lobby. We will try to sit together in a very noticeable, colorful group to show our opposition to guns in schools.

 
Questions?  Please CLICK HERE
 
COOL CITIES
 

 
Everyone Invited!
 
Palatine Cool Cities Team Meeting
Thursday April 11, 7-9 pm
Palatine Village Hall, Room A
Note: Doors to the Village Hall will ONLY be open for meeting access from 6:45 to 7:15 pm
 
The Palatine Cool Cities Team has been working to help our village and our area become more environmentally friendly, in terms of recycling, energy efficiency, and other issues. We welcome citizens of any locale, background, age, or political persuasion.
 
Contact Jeff Kressmann, jkressmann@gmail.com
 
 
SIERRA CLUB
 

LWV ARLINGTON HEIGHTS
 

NWSOFA – INDIVISIBLE
 
 

SUNDAY APRIL 14,  2:00 – 4:00 PM

 

Panera Bread

 

6000 Rt 14 Northwest Highway

 

Crystal Lake, IL

 
 
You won’t want to miss this presentation where we will explain the details and importance of H.R.1, also called “The Restoring Our Democracy” bill. H.R.1 covers three main planks: campaign finance reform, strengthening the government’s ethics laws, and expanding voting rights – important changes to these three aspects of our elected government that are critical to our democracy. This session will summarize the important aspects of each section of H.R.1 to enable you to be informed and support this important legislation.

RSVP

 
LWV ARLINGTON HEIGHTS
 

NWSOFA – INDIVISIBLE
 
 
 
 

RSVP: https://act.indivisible.org/event/local-actions/138090/signup/?akid=&zip=&source=taf

THURSDAY APRIL 18,  6:30 – 8:00 PM

The Northwest Suburban Democrats office

1310 W. Northwest Highway

Arlington Hts, IL 60004
When: Thursday, April 18, 6:30 PM
Because of Newtown in 2012 and more than ever before, because of Parkland in 2018, the NWSOFA GVP Issues group, 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 takes action by supporting the efforts of our youth and March for Our Lives and by recruiting legislators to build support for commonsense gun violence prevention 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 continue to 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 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. 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.
 
 
 
CLIMATE CHANGE
 

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NWSOFA Climate Change Special Presentation

April 23, 2019

7:00-9:00

Harper College Bldg. E Room 107

1200 W. Algonquin Palatine 60067

“Dr. Keeling’s Curve” by playwright George Shea, is a one-man show performed by actor Mike Farrell, star of the TV show MASH. Farrell plays scientist Dr. David Keeling, whose research on atmospheric carbon dioxide levels led to the iconic chart now known as the Keeling Curve.

In 1958, Charles David Keeling began making daily measurements of the concentration of atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO 2) at the Mauna Loa Observatory on the Big Island of Hawaii. These measurements were begun as part of a one-year initiative, the International Geophysical Year, but because of Keeling’s persistence, the daily record has continued through the present, almost without interruption. The Mauna Loa record, now known as the Keeling Curve, continues to be collected under the direction of Keeling’s son, Ralph.

Trailer for the movie

https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=keeling+curve+video&&view=detail&mid=7ABCCF689FF2B2061E9A7ABCCF689FF2B2061E9A&&FORM=VRDGAR

Bring your friends and friends for an enlightening evening!

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NWSOFA TASTE
 

RESTORE OUR DEMOCRACY
 
NWSOFA – Indivisible 
Restore Our Democracy April Meeting
Thursday, April 25, 7:00 PM

Greater Palatine Area Democrats Office

1310 W Northwest Hwy
Arlington Heights, IL 60004

 

We will explain the details and importance of passing H.R.1, also called “The Restoring Our Democracy” bill. H.R.1 covers three main planks: campaign finance reform, strengthening the government’s ethics laws, and expanding voting rights. Important changes to these three aspects of our elected government that are critical to our democracy are needed. This session will summarize the important aspects of each section of H.R.1 to enable you to be an informed supporter this important legislation.
 

IN THE BOOKS
 

IN THE BOOKS-RECENT EVENTS  
 
 
 
 

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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NWSOFA
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Action
 
“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 .._
 
Contact Information
 
NWSOFA Co-Leaders Sara Horan & Bill Davis
Phone: 224-241-2012
email: nws.ofa@gmail.com
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