Women are currently the main breadwinner in a record-high 40 percent of households, but on everything from paid leave to fair pay, our workplace policies too often don’t reflect today’s realities.
Now our national focus is on economic issues including equal pay, raising the minimum wage, family leave, affordable child care. On Monday July 14th we will be petitioning the Arlington Heights and Schaumburg Libraries and gathering petitions at the Palatine Train Station.
We’ll be in the entrance to the Arlington Heights library from the garage by the elevators. Those going to the Schaumburg Library will be outside on the sidewalk leading to the main entrance but need to not be by the doors. Palatine Train Station-best time is during the morning commute from 7:00-8:30. Call Sara to get copies of the petition and more details. 847-372-5594 Shifts are 2-4,4-6,6-8
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 Coffee Planet, 1450 Golf Rd., Rolling Meadows, 60008.
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 NWSOFA Phone Banking.
Our July meeting will be held on Thursday, July 17th at 6:30 pm. Come and join us in building safe communities here in the northwest suburbs and all across America!
Thorium … New Nuclear Fuel.. Click on Picture for Video
NWSOFA Climate Change
Presents an Educational Event
June 17th, 2014
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
First United Methodist Church
of Arlington Heights
1903 East Euclid Avenue
This July 17 educational event, to be presented by Tim Pearson, Vice-President of NEXTCHEM Process Analyzers, Inc., will include a detailed explanation of why Molten Salt Reactors are superior to our present Light Water Reactors, and how they can be designed to use Thorium nuclear waste generated by U.S. wind/solar/ electric car manufacturing, keeping Green Manufacturing jobs in the U.S instead of remaining in China. These Molten Salt Reactors could also be designed to use High Level Nuclear Waste.
Thorium nuclear energy could also be part of the Illinois energy mix related to the EPA Carbon Pollution Standards released June 2. Each state, including Illinois, will be implementing a carbon system to reduce CO2 emissions 30% by 2030. Each state will individually be assigned flexible criteria to meet its goal. Illinois currently depends on nuclear energy, and good, bad or indifferent realistically it will be part of the Illinois energy mix. An alternative to uranium nuclear energy thorium nuclear energy has a half-life of 300 years. It also cannot be converted for atomic bomb purposes, and in the case of a tsunami it would cake up. Long term Thorium could possibly become an important part of our zero carbon future.
Come to this event with an open mind and lots of questions, and be prepared to at least entertain the thought of Thorium as a source of electricity.
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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it’s 4C’s Night
“Coffee, Conversation, Cookies, Calls” & LTEs
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Every 1st & 3rd Thursday night NWSOFAer’s get together to relax, drink coffee, discuss current topics, enjoy cookies and make some important calls to other Progressives in the suburbs notifying them of our meetings
We call these the 4C’s and we need your help. Volunteer for an hour or two doing what we do best “organizing”!
Last Week @ NWSOFA
Fiscal Issue Discussion Group Was a Happening Place
NWSOFA Gun Violence Prevention Team Helped MOMS Demand Action Deliver “Not One More” Postcards to Congressman Peter Roskam’s Office. In a Red Wagon!!!
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 for 2014 !!
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