“A Taste of OFA Issues to Believe In” July Chapter Meeting Event

Your Invited to Attend 
“A Taste of OFA 
“Issues to Believe In” 
NWSOFA July Chapter Event
Wednesday, July 16th, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

 Arlington Heights Memorial Library 

 500 N. Dunton Ave, Hendrickson Meeting Room, 2nd Floor 

Arlington Heights, IL 60004  


Presented by Six Of NWSOFA 

Top Issue Leads 


Chris Ross – Healthcare
 Christine Ross, 

NWSOFA ACA Lead and Healthcare Activist


Chris will present the What Healthcare Reform Means to the US. She has conducted educational events .. past, present and future.  
We all know someone that has just had a “life changing event”.
Did you know that they can enroll in the Insurance Exchanges now!
Also the new enrollment period is coming fast. 
Learn what it means to you, your family and friends.   


Maria Perez – Immigration

  Maria Perez,

 NWSOFA CIR (Comprehensive Immigration Reform) Lead 

 Maria is extremely knowledgeable Immigration Reform Lead.

Maria and her children are living the life of a separated immigrant family. 

She has been a tireless speaker at Rallies, on TV and appeared before the Congressional Briefing on American Families in deportation, 

and Maria and her daughter even appeared before the GOP Conference on Immigration Reform in Chicago in April.  

Maria also was one of the principal speaker at the OFA-IL CIR Rally on 6/28 as covered by WGN, MSNBC, NBC, CBS and UniVision.


Joe Salvato – Climate
Joe Salvato,

NWSOFA Climate Change Lead 

& OFA-IL Sierra Club Liaison


Joe had completed the Al Gore Climate Reality Project Training.  
As a world Traveler he has seen many of the impacts of Climate Change on the World. Joe Serves as the OFA-Illinois Sierra Club Liaison and has connected OFA and NWSOFA with many groups in Illinois and nationally that work tirelessly to save our planet from ourselves.  Joe has a meeting coming up on Thursday night on “Thorium, Molten Salt Reactors, and Green Energy”. 


Cathy Risberg – Gun Violence Prevention
Cathy Risberg,
NWSOFA Gun Violence Prevention (GVP) Lead

Cathy is one of the three NWSOFA GVP Co-Leads along with Nattalie Warren and Linda Waycie.  Cathy has worked hard to bring awareness to the Northwest Suburbs of the new Illinois Concealed Carry Law and what it means to home owners, renters, and where we can safely shop, eat, play and worship.  Cathy has been a leading force in tying NWSOFA GVP closer with Mom’s Demand Action and Bloomberg’s Every Town for Gun Safety.  
Last week several of her team along with MDA presented over 1,000 postcards saying “not one More: to Congressman’s Peter Roskam’s DuPage office.
Karl Faulstich – Fiscal
Carl Faulstich, 
NWSOFA Fiscal Issues Lead
Karl’s and Helen’s Fiscal and Economic team received the OFA Illinois top “Gold Clipboard” award for Increasing awareness on Fiscal issues that serve as clear indicators for the economic prosperity of the country.  His monthly presentation to the Fiscal Issues Discussion Group include “deep dives” on such diverse information jobs report, trends, employment ratios derived from the BLS and trending US & IL. deficit and debt information from the CBO (Congressional Budget Office). 
He is the man with the numbers we all rely on.
Hen Tan – Economic
Helen Tan, 
NWSOFA Economic Lead
Helen’s and Karl’s Fiscal and Economic team received the OFA Illinois top “Gold Clipboard” award for Increasing awareness on Fiscal & Economic issues.  She delights the group with her ability to analyze timely data on ACA costs, the impact on the economy of a Minimum Wage increase among other topics.  
She is at the leading edge of providing information to the group in the form of viewing of the Robert Reich’s movie “Inequality for All”  to a packed house and is preparing to do a viewing of “Citizen Koch”
Sara Horan – Women’s Rights
Sara Horan,
NWSOFA Chapter Co-Lead &
NWSOFA Women’s Rights Lead (Stand With Women)

 Sara is NWSOFA Chapter Co-Lead and while organizing and driving one of OFA’s top Chapters forward she devotes countless hours to developing an awareness on “Standing with Women, (SWS)”.  The teams current focus in on increasing Minimum Wage.

Sara notes “Close to 500,000 signatures have been collected and we need to let Congress know raising the Minimum Wage is good for women and all families and good for the economy”

 Do you have a passion to do something about: 


Gun Violence, Healthcare, Marriage Equality, Climate Change, Women’s Rights 

and to learn more about Fiscal and Economic Issues (Minimum Wage, Unemployment, Federal Deficit) ????


Then This is the Place for You!

Format: Presentations: Hear from the Professionals
Then Round Table Discussions.. move around.. learn… contribute… question..

This is a crucial time for many of our important issue groups: gun violence prevention, immigration reform, climate change, healthcare, women’s rights, and fiscal and economic issues. The leaders of these issue teams will present the progress their teams have made and future events scheduled.

Please join us and get involved in our progressive 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!

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