|This Weeks Actions Items 7 x 7 ..7 Actions / ‘Events for the Liberal or Progressive Inner YOU!Seven great actions Tuesday through Sunday … Join us for ONE or All .. Important Stuff .. Issue Groups / State Senators /Representatives /Elected Officials and NWSOFA Leads giving us the facts!|
|NWSOFA’s Last weeks action ended with the successful Palatine Jaycees Hometown Fest with GPAD|
This week has another 7 events & calls to action .. Tuesday night through Sunday:
Tuesday Night: Attend The Arlington Heights Village Board who will be considering a proposed flag ordinance at its July 6th Board meeting 6 pmTuesday Night: Attend The Mount Prospect Village Board who will be considering a “Thin Blue Line” imagery on Mount Prospect Police Uniforms and artwork on Village property. at its July 6th Board meeting 6 pmWednesday Night: Sen. Ann Gillespie’s & Mark Walker’s Town Hall on new Ethics Omnibus Legislation Wed. July 7 Time: 7 p.m.-8 p.m.Wednesday Night: Wednesday night NWSOFA Fiscal & Economics Leads, Karl and David’s, will lead a “Primer on Fiscal & Economics” at 8 pm, During the Indivisivle Illinois ‘Wednesday night Illinois Update” Wed. July 7 Time: 8 -9 p.m.Thursday ROD is doing their Fight State Level voter suppression laws phone bank Thursday AT 2 PM CDT – 5 PM CDTFriday @ 5 pm NWSOFA Continues their “Happy Hour” join to talk about “Stuff” Friday @ 5 pm”Suppression Free Democracy” Presented by NWSOFA & Indivisible Illinois Social Justice Alliance Saturday, July10th 12:00 pm (Noon)
Next Week’s Future events:Town Hall on Equity and Property Assessments with Cook County Assessor Fritz Kaegi Monday. July 19 Time: 7 p.m.- 8 p.m.Future events: Town Hall on Equity and Property Assessments with Cook County Assessor Fritz Kaegi Monday. July 19 Time: 7 p.m.- 8 p.m.
|Important message from the Wheeling Township Democrates|
Let Your Voices be Heard in Arlington Heights on Village Inclusiveness and Diversity
A copy of the proposed ordinance can be accessed via a link toward the end of the agenda.
What: The Arlington Heights Village Board will be considering a proposed flag ordinance at its July 6th Board meeting.
Why does it matter? Although the ordinance appears neutral, its primary purpose is to ensure that the Village will not display the Pride flag on any of its property.
What you can do: Contact Mayor Hayes and Village Trustees and let them know that you oppose the ordinance.
You can also speak out by attending the Board Meeting, which is July 6 at 7:30pm at Village Hall. Note that the flag ordinance is toward the end of the meeting.
Let the board know that to prohibit the flying of the Pride flag on Village Property is inconsistent with the Village’s purported goal of increasing diversity and creating a welcoming and inclusive community.
|Important message from the Wheeling Township Democrats|
Let Your Voices be Heard in Mount Prospect on Village Inclusiveness and Diversity
What: The Village Board continues to receive feedback on the “Thin Blue Line” imagery on Mount Prospect Police Uniforms and artwork on Village property.
Why does it matter? This symbol has become inextricably linked to white supremacists. Mount Prospect residents balked when vehicle stickers used the symbol, and the Village wisely offered an alternative. Despite having recognized the hurt this symbol may cause, the Village nevertheless has continued to use it and has incorporated it into police uniforms.
What you can do: Contact Mayor Hoefert and Village Trustees and let them know that you oppose the use of this symbol by our Village.
Contact information is available here.
Please attend the Board’s Special Meeting tomorrow night, July 6, at 6pm and offer comments.
|Sen. Ann Gillespie’s & Mark Walker’s Town Hall on new Ethics Omnibus Legislation|
Wed. July 7Time: 7 p.m.-8 p.m.
Town Hall meeting for the Senator to present on the new ethics legislation and take questions.. with Ethics Committee Chair State Sen. Ann Gillespie & Mark Walker….
State Sen. Ann Gillespie reviews her important, new ethics legislation she sponsored in this online Town Hall. As chair of the Illinois Senate Ethics Committee, Sen. Gillespie successfully shepherded the first new ethics legislation, which received overwhelming bipartisan support in both the Illinois House and Senate.
Look for the Zoom link in your auto-response email after you RSVP. Check your spam filters if you do see the email.
RSVP Click Here:RSVP to the Ethics Town Hall with Ann Gillespie and Mark Walker on Zoom
Sponsored by GPAD & Cosponsored by:NWSOFA-IndivisibleElk Grove Township Democrats &Wheeling Township Democrats
|Town Hall on Equity and Property Assessments with Cook County Assessor Fritz Kaegi|
Monday. July 19Time: 7 p.m.- 8 p.m.
It’s hard to make property assessments sexy.But if we are serious about addressing equity issues, we need to talk about property assessments, and the structural iniquities that have been built into the assessments–and how the current Board of (Tax) Appeals is still protecting those iniquities. We all like talking about addressing structural racism and iniquity–but the real work of funding progressive government happens with the tax assessments.
If anyone can make property assessments fascinating it is Cook County Assessor, Fritz Kaegi. And it’s because progressive government is possible when property assessments are fair. Come learn from Assessor Kaegi about the important work his office is doing to bring equity and justice to the Assessor’s office, how that progress is under threat, and what we can do about it.
Your link to the online Town Hall will be in your auto-confirmation email.Please check your spam filters if you do not see the email.
To RSVP to the GPAD Zoom Event click HERE!:
To see the Assessor’s latest report on assessments in the northern suburbs: https://online.flipbuilder.com/ggqo/jkrl/
“Primer on Fiscal & Economics”by NWSOFA Fiscal & Economics Leads, Karl and David’s, on the Indivisible Illinois Wednesday Night Statewide call
Wednesday NightAT 8 PM CDT – 9 PM CDT
Wednesday Night: Wednesday night NWSOFA Fiscal & Economics Leads, Karl and David’s, will lead a “Primer on Fiscal & Economics” at 8 pm, During the Indivisivle Illinois ‘Wednesday night Illinois Update”
To RSVP for the Wednesday night event ..RSVP here and a link to the ZOOM meeting will be forwarded to your email!
|Help Defend Our Democracy – Fight state-level voter suppression lawsEvery ThursdayAT 2 PM CDT – 5 PM CDT|
To RSVP: https://www.mobilize.us/joansdemocracycafe/event/385315/…
As we seek opportunities to help our nation through this trying time, pushing back on limitations to voting rights must come first – followed by helping to overcome any such limitations that are eventually put in place.
Right now they are pursuing phone banking targeting several states, most noticeably voting rights in Texas and supporting HR1/S1 in Arizona.
Initially we are helping with the Arizona phone banking effort every Thursday afternoon. We need more volunteers for that effort – and with even more help, we could expand to working the issues in Texas as well.
If you need help getting started, please contact Ed.Spire@nonconfundar.org and he will assist you.
This is something YOU can do to help your nation through this important struggle for democracy
|“Suppression Free Democracy” Presented by NWSOFA & Indivisible Illinois Social Justice AllianceSaturday, July10thEvent Time: 12:00 pm (Noon)|
Republican state legislatures have passed local voting laws aimed at restricting voting access for communities of color according to civil rights advocates. Federal bills aimed at ensuring that every citizen is granted their undeniable right to vote such as S1, The For The People Act and HR4, The John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act are being stalled in Congress.
Many have come before us overcoming greater challenges. We don’t Agonize, We Organize! Join Indivisible Illinois, NWSOFA and the Indivisible Illinois Social Justice Alliance team to Strategize, Organize and Activate.
Follow IISJA on Twitter: https://twitter.com/IndivisibleSJA Follow IISJA on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/IndivisibleSJA Contact Us: email@example.com
Presenter Rose Colacino To join at 11:55 am for the NOON Zoom Meeting Link click here:
|Coffee & Conversation Starting @ 9AM every M-F talking about “Stuff” happening|
***NOT ON WEEKENDS***Every Monday thru FridayAT 9 AM CDT – 10 AM CDT
Every morning M-F .. ‘Coffee & Conversation” – Start Your Day off with great conversations.. and a cup of coffee.. talking about “Stuff” with fellow Northwest Suburbs OFA – Indivisible Progressives…
“Nothing has Changed but Everything is Different” ..
Nothing has Changed:That’s the “Stuff” were talking about. Who won in sports – professional and your kids games, where you went on vacation,
And Liberal & Progressive Stuff – like: Biden’s accomplishments, SCOTUS recent rulings, economics – local and national, Local politics,
“Stuff” that made you laugh, pissed you off, made you say “what????”, or you just want to here different perspectives.. This is where “Stuff” gets talked about.
But Everything is different“old what’s he name is out .. and “Joe” is in.. life is good! ..and it’s virtual on Zoom… and we have an NEW ZOOM ACCOUNT SIGN-IN FOR ALL OUR Meeting / Happy Hour, Issue Teams, General Calls and our M-F “Coffee and Conversations at 9 am”. (NOT ON WEEKENDS!)
Join us at 9 am Monday thru Friday .. just click on this Zoom link: Your Link to “Coffee and Conversations”
Meeting ID: 828 5957 3341Passcode: 534343
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|It’s Friday Night .. It’s 5 PM .. do you know where YOU should be? talking about “Stuff”|
Every FridayAT 5 PM CDT – 6 PM CDT
It’s Friday Night .. It’s 5 PM .. do you know where YOU should be? talking about “Stuff” with fellow Northwest Suburbs OFA – Indivisible Progressives… THAT’S WHERE
Every Friday night ..”Nothing has Changed but Everything is Different” .. Nothing has Changed: That’s the “Stuff” were talking about. Who won in sports – professional and your kids games, where you went on vacation, Biden’s accomplishments, Local politics, “Stuff” that made you laugh, pissed you off, made you say “what????”.
But Everything is different “old what’s he name is out .. and “Joe” is in.. life is good! .. and we have an NEW ZOOM ACCOUNT SIGNIN FOR ALL OUR Meeting / Happy Hour, Issue Teams, General Calls and our M-F “Coffee and Conversations at 9 am”.
Join us at 5 PM Friday .. just click on this Zoom link: Your Link to “Happy Hour”
Meeting ID: 828 5957 3341Passcode: 534343
Dial by your location+1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
See you at 5 as we explore this week’s bag of “Stuff”
|Great time was had this July 3rd and July 4thby NWSOFA-Indivisible and GPAD at the Palatine Jaycees Hometown Fest|
with Sean Casten, and a host of Elected officialsNWSOFA helped at the GPAD booth and had signups for folks to get involved in our Issue teams
Introduction of NEW NWSOFA-Indivisible Board of DirectorsJoining the Current BOD
The BOD of NWSOFA-Indivisible voted to expand the current BOD to achieve the following objectives:DiversityInclusion of experienceFocus on youth Organizational Continuity Creating a Sustainable Sr. Leadership Group to “ensure smooth leadership change”
Newly Elected to the BODKym Garnett, Justin Mrachoviche-Garnett, Jim McGrath, Joyce Slavik, Gretchen Coleman
Continuing DirectorsBill Davis, Sara Hora, Kathy Carter , Patrick Watson, Matt Flamm
Congratulations to the new and continuing BOD’s!!!
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