Newsletter – Week of April 27th – May 3rd, 2014

“What’s Happening This Week in the Northwest Suburbs”
April 27th – May 3rd

Sara Horan SWW LEAD @ April 8th Mtg.
Stand With Women
Team Meeting
Tuesday, April 29

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Conference Room “I”

Arlington Heights Memorial Library
500 N. Dunton Ave
Arlington Heights, IL 


You’re invited to our Stand with Women monthly meeting. We’ll be exploring ways we can highlight issues that are unique to women but impact everyone. Bring your concerns and creativity for what is always an inspiring evening.

 We have been very pleased with the crucial benefits ACA has guaranteed women such as non-discriminatory rates for insurance, free preventive care and reproductive health care, no more exclusion from pre-existing conditions and much more.

Now our national focus is on economic issues including equal pay, raising the minimum wage, family leave, affordable child care. Bring your concerns and creativity and your friends for what is always an inspiring evening.

 Immigration Reform
& Phone Bank
Thursday, May 1st, 2014
6:30 – 9:00 PM

Coffee Planet (Rolling Meadows, IL)

1450 Golf Rd,. Rolling Meadows, IL 60008

Join the Immigration Reform CIR Dream Team as we expand our efforts in the North West Suburbs. Organization, goals, and action plans will be discussed from 6:30- 7:30 pm .

The team will make select calls to others in the Northwest Suburbs with the purpose of expanding the team. Our calls will be placed to the Northwest Suburbs to create action on the goals and action plans developed at the CIR National Day Of Action in February.

It’s Working…. We are changing the way Illinois politicians are looking at Immigration through our ACTIONS:

4-22-14: Former and current Illinois Republican politicians advocated for comprehensive immigration reform Tuesday in an apparent departure from national House Republicans’ strategy of piecemeal reform.


 4-22-14 Two House Repub­li­cans from Illi­nois are endors­ing some sort of legal sta­tus for immi­grants in the coun­try ille­gal­ly, adding renewed GOP sup­port for immi­gra­tion reform efforts that have come to a stand­still on Capi­tol Hill. (these are House Republicans we have targeted)

Come join us to get folks involved in the Comprehensive Immigration Reform Movement.

4C’s Meeting + Phone Bank

May, 1st. 2014 
7:00 – 9:00 PM

Coffee Planet

1450 Golf Rd,.
Rolling MeadowsIL 60008 
Coffee, Conversation, Cookies & Calls 
Plus Letters to the Editor, LTE’s.

Join us every Thur. 7-9 at the Coffee Planet. Meet the team, have some coffee and makes some calls.

We discuss the political news of the day and how it impacts our Issues and events coming up and make calls to invite others to come. Don’t like making calls, come and write letters to the editor-LTE, or help make posters if there’s a rally coming up. 

Please call Sara 847-372-5594 to confirm so we know how many lists to bring.

2:30 second trailer – click to link

Climate Change
& Sierra Club
Present the Screening
of Living Dangerously 
Monday, May 5th
 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM


Arlington Heights Memorial Library

500 N Dunton Ave
Arlington Heights, IL  60004

Hollywood’s brightest stars, including Harrison Ford, and today’s most respected journalists explore the issues of climate change and bring you intimate accounts of triumph and tragedy. 

YEARS OF LIVING DANGEROUSLY takes you directly to the heart of the matter in this awe-inspiring and cinematic documentary series event from Executive Producers James Cameron, Jerry Weintraub and Arnold Schwarzenegger.
 Members from NWSOFA, Lake-McHenry OFA, North Cook Country Sierra Club, Cool Cities, Palatine Countryside Unitarian Church, Faith in Place, Harper College Environmental Club, Climate Reality Project, Illinois Solar Energy Association, Citizens Climate Lobby, Northbrook Go Green and other environmental groups are encouraged to attend. 
The screening will be followed with a discussion on proposed EPA power plant carbon rules and the circulation of petitions supporting these EPA rules.. 

Gun Violence Prevention Planning Meeting


May 15, 2014 
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Streets of Woodfield


601 North Martingale Road, Streets of Woodfield, Schaumburg, IL 601735903 


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 Streets of Woodfield, Starbucks.

We hold a short (30 – 45 minutes) Planning Meeting on the 3rd Thursday of every month and afterwards many of us stay to help out with the weekly NWSOFA Phone Banking.

Our May meeting will be held on Thursday, May 15th at 6:30 pm. Come and join us in building safe communities here in the northwest suburbs and all across America!

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
4/29/14 SWW Meeting
5/1/14 Immigration CIR Mtg
5/1/14 4C’s Mtg Call Bank
5/5/14 YEARS of Living Dangerouly
5/15/14 Gun Violence Meeting
501(c)4 notice
Meet Joe Salvato .. Climate Change
4C’s & LTE Every Thursdays
New Issues e-magazine


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!


Meet Joe Salvato, the NWSOFA Chapter Climate Change Lead.
He has been working on the Climate Change issue since shortly after the 2012 election and is an Al Gore Climate Reality Leader.
Joe has devoted his time and energy to making a difference, educating the public about Municipal Power Aggregation and renewable energy sources, and is working to renew a Production Tax Credit for wind power companies to continue creating jobs.
Joe Salvato most recently organized a delegation to meet with the staff of Rep. Peter Roskam where they presented the recently released IPCC report and began a positive discussion with the Congressman’s staff. Their delegation was invited back, later this month, to continue this important dialogue when the IPCC releases the second part of their report identifying remedies.

Every Thursday 
4C’s Night
Coffee, Conversation, Cookies, Calls & LTEs

Each Thursday night NWSOFAer’s get together to relax, drink some coffee, discuss current topics, eat some cookies and make some pretty important calls to other Progressives notifying them of our meetings and Action Items.
We call these the 4C’s and we need your help.  Volunteer for an hour or two doing what we do best “organizing”

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

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 !!
Contact Information
NWSOFA Co-Leaders Sara Horan & Bill Davis    
Phone: 224-241-2014  
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