NWSOFA October 2014 Monthly Progressive Newsletter


Please Attend our Dual Meeting 
Gun Violence Prevention 
& NWSOFA Chapter General Discussion 
September Planning/ Action Meeting.. New Folks .. New Ideas

Planning & Discussion Group Meeting …. Thursday

 Note Date Change

October 16th,

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM  

First United Methodist Church Church of Arlington Hts.  

1903 E. Euclid Avenue
Arlington Heights
 IL   60004 

Honor all victims of gun violence and make our communities safe 

If you are interested in great coffee and lively conversation and want to learn how you can take action now – to honor all victims of gun violence and make our communities safer – then come to our monthly Gun Violence Prevention Planning Meeting at the  First United Methodist Church Church of Arlington Hts., 1903 E. Euclid Avenue, Arlington Heights this Thursday night October 16th.  We hold a short (30 – 45 minutes) Planning Meeting on the 3rd Thursday of every month

 At 8:00 pm we will hold a Chapter Discussion Group on a Group of timely topics of the day.. upcoming actions that impact our core issues: Climate Change, Equal Pay for Equal Work, Minimum Pay Raise, Immigration Reform, Healthcare for all, Marriage Equality and Gun Violence Prevention.  

Come and join us in building safe communities here in the northwest suburbs and all across America!

NWSOFA October 2014 Monthly Progressive Newsletter
Sara Horan & Bill Davis
Chapter Co-Leads
October Surprise is NO Surprise!
NWSOFA’s September was pivotal as we combined two huge issue events with full chapter meetings. Those meetings with the Fiscal Team preceeded a MTA National Speaker on “Money and Politics” by David Cobb and latter in the Month we learned how to keep our communities safe from our Gun Violence Prevention issue team’s Guest Speaker, Dr. David Mahon, Trauma Director and Critical Care Surgeon at Northwest Community Hospital .   During September we restarted our efforts on ACA as the new signup period for the Healthcare Exchanges is approaching
October is NO surprise to OFA members.  It is the last month before the November 4th Mid Term Elections. Our members and leadership have let us know that this month while they will be attending OFA events, that they are taking their OFA and NWSOFA hats off and at helping their campaigns of choice.
Because of the number of committed folks moving to help the campaigns, NWSOFA Leadership announced some changes in our upcoming formatting,   We are combining issue events and chapter events and greatly reducing our call center days until after the elections.  Each issue team will keep the focus on moving their issues front and center of our local and national politicians. 
While our actions on our social issues will be limited we see them showing up big time in the candidates positions on Marriage Equality, ACA Healthcare reform, Climate Change, Minimum Wage, Gun Violence Prevention, Equal Pay for Equal Work for Women, and Comprehensive Immigration Reform.  We encourage everyone to become active in the campaign of your choice and above all:
Vote this November 4th.
Sara & Bill
NWSOFA is Action.. In 2013 We Found Our Voice .. In 2014 We are Amplifying & Focusing Our Voices for Change.                                                 October 6tj, 2014

Other October Events

Fiscal and Economic Issues
Discussion Group Monthly Meeting
Discussion Group Engaged in 
Conversation at the September Meeting
Discussion Group looking at the
 US and Illinois Jobs report


Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014  7:00 PM – 9:00 PM  

Arlington Heights Library, 500 N. Dunton, 2nd floor Conf Rm “I”

Arlington Heights, IL 60004


Fiscal and Economic Issues Discussion Group Meeting.

Typical Agenda topic for the Month are:

Please Attend the Monthly Fiscal and Economic Issues Discussion Group Meeting.We will have our standard update of the economy, both jobs and GDP. We will also continue our discussions of the economic recovery and policy issues that affect the recovery.

Some economic highlights:

  • 2nd quarter 2014 GDP growth revised at +4.6%
  • Jobs rebounded in September 248,000 
  • August and July months revised up 69,000
  • Unemployment now at 5.9%
  • Job have been added every month since March 2010
  • 2.6 million Jobs added in the last 12 months
  • 2014 Fiscal Numbers will be released by our meeting.. preliminary indications are that final deficit will go down 200 Billion per the CBO

As always this is a discussion group .. bring your articles and your wits to talk about all sides of the issues.


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!

Notice: This is a public meeting / events. 
 NWSOFA is a 501(c)4, non-partisan organization.  
All opinions are solely those of NWSOFA 
In This Issue
10/22/14 Gun Violence Meeting
10/22/14 Fiscal Issues Meeting
501(c)4 notice
NWSOFA in Photos
New Issues e-magazine

Pre-election September
We Were Very, Very Busy, 
 September in Photographs
Gun Violence Meeting
in Palatine

Fiscal Group Discussion

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 !!

Just Click on the Photo to link the NWSOFA e-magazines daily & archived articles 

Contact Information
NWSOFA Co-Leaders Sara Horan & Bill Davis    
Phone: 224-241-2014  
email: nws.ofa@gmail.com
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