NWSOFA November Progressive Monthly Newsletter

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Sara Horan and Bill Davis – NWSOFA Chapter Co-Leads

What a wonderful time of the year. A time to share our thanks with family and friends. A time to reflect on what is important to us, our families, our country. We want to thank all our wonderful Leads and Volunteers for stepping up to continue the fight, to do the hard work, and persist on our issues that are so important to all of us. Thank you, NWSOFA Family!
But before we can enjoy turkey and pie, these are crucial actions needed NOW.
ACA (Obamacare) is still the law. They have shortened the enrollment for everyone who needs to re-enroll and anyone needing it for the first time. Nov.1-Dec. 15. Please spread the word, join our phone bank and check out resources and help below.
GVP, Gun Violence Prevention. The IL. Gun Dealer Licensing bill is coming up for a vote in the veto session. Calls and witness slipsneeded NOW! See details below.
Now is also a good time to let your voice be heard. One voice can change a room or the Thanksgiving table together we can make a difference!
President Obama’s Four Rules for the Summit on the Obama Foundation and an inspiration for all of us.
Sarah Horan
 Join the NWSOFA Team as we protect the gains we made 
over the last 8 years and  move our 
Progressive social issues forward in 2017 …  Sara & Bill  
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Coming in NOVEMBER

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  • Time to Sign up for HEALTH INSURANCE NOV 1 – DEC 15
  • SWW Regular Meeting ERA NOW! NOV 7 @ 6:30 – 8:30 pm
  • Partner Event: LWV Drinks and Dialogue! NOV 14 @ 7:00 – 8:30 PM
  • Partner Event: Protest Peter Roskam’s Tax Cuts for the Koch Brothers NOV 16 @ 5:30 – 7:30 PM
  • Gun Violence Prevention Monthy Meeting NOV 16 @ 6:30 – 8:30 PM
  • National Democratic Redistricting Committee Training  NOV 20 @ 7:00 – 9:00 PM


ERA: Illinois, Let’s Get This DONE!

Tuesday November 7 @ 6:30 – 8:30 PM
Palatine Public Library
700 N. Court Palatine, IL
Join us in our work to ratify the ERA. Come with questions, answers, solutions, coalition partners please share fliers and other activities planned to GET THIS ERA DONE in Illinois once and for all. With HB40 passed we have momentum in Illinois! Plans for many actions between now and International Women’s Day in March will be discussed. See you there. YES WOMEN ARE EQUAL!

NWSOFA Climate Change 
special guest speaker, Sean Casten
“The Immediate Actions Cities, Counties and the state of Illinois can take to Profitably reduce Greenhouse gas emissions”
Wednesday November 8 @ 6:30 – 8:30 PM
NW Suburban Dems Office
1310 W. NW Hwy.
Arlington Heights
As we continue to prioritize activities that we can do on the state and local level,
Sean Casten will present on “The Immediate Actions Cities, Counties and the state of Illinois can take to Profitably reduce Greenhouse gas emissions”.
Sean earned a Masters of Engineering Management and a M.S. in Biochemical Engineering from the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College and has worked on these issues for years.
We will also be updating our efforts on the Mayors for 100% Renewables. Bring your family and friends to find out what you can do to make a difference on Climate Change.

THUNDERCLAP: an ACA Signup Reminder!

 Please sign up to be a part of the National Grassroots Thunderclap to help those in your community know where to go to #GETCOVERED.

“Open Enrollment for health insurance purchased via the Affordable Care Act marketplaces begins November 1st, 2017!”
Funding and outreach for the Affordable Care Act has been cut.

We’re using the power of the Indivisible Movement and its supporters and friends to help spread the word about the open enrollment period so that more people have a chance to access affordable health insurance on the federal and state exchanges for 2018.

Join the Indivisible ACA Signup Project on Facebook and help us spread the word:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/153329925218556/

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 Protest Peter Roskam’s Tax Cuts for the Koch Brothers 

Thursday November 16 5:30 – 7:30 PM
Join us as we make our voices heard on an extremely important policy issue!
Peter Roskam is the headline speaker at this large GOP “Reagan Dinner” Fundraiser.
As the Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Tax Policy, Peter Roskam is helping to write a tax plan that would:
  • Eliminate $2.4 trillion in revenue over 10 years.
  • Give taxpayers in the top 1 percent (incomes above $730,000) half of that money, (making it the largest transfer of wealth from vulnerable and middle-class Americans to the wealthy in history).
  • Increase taxes on 80% of small businesses  ,
  • Drastically cut taxes on mega corporations and private behemoths like Koch Industries.


Gun Violence Prevention Planning 


6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Northwest Suburban Democrats Office

The GVP Issues team has been working for over four years keep the conversation about gun violence going forward to take action to change our laws with the goal of creating safer communities for everyone, including our law enforcement officers, in our state and nation. We hold 90 minute planning meetings typically (some exceptions) on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 6:30 pm. If you are interested in working to reduce gun violence in America, we invite you to our next meeting. Registration is preferred as seating is sometimes limited.


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to help shine a light on the dark shadow of gun violence in America


Joins OFA and the National Democratic Redistricting Committee Training with former Attorney General Eric Holder 


7:00 pm – 9:00 PM

Northwest Suburban Democrats Office

As the chair of NDRC, Holder will provide insight on why this issue matters and why it’s the right time to push for fair congressional districts. During the online training webinar we’ll be presented with ways we can take action and begin organizing in our community. Plans are being made to have engaging and transformational grassroots activities throughout the country, and there will be various opportunities to get involved.

The fight to end partisan and racial gerrymandering will not be easy. The work we do now, in preparation for the drawing of new maps in 2021, is critical to our success..


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