Newsletter – Week of July 13th, 2014 – July 19th, 2014

“Look What’s Happening This Week in the 
Northwest Suburbs”
Week of July 13th – July 19th

“A Taste of OFA.. Issues to Believe In” 
NWSOFA July Chapter Meeting Event
Focusing on all Six (6) of our Progressive Social Issue Teams
June’s Chapter Meeting Featuring Erik Carlson



July 16, 2014 

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM


Arlington Heights 


500 N. Dunton Ave
Hendrickson Meeting Room
2nd Floor
Arlington Heights
IL 60004
Please join us for our monthly NWSOFA Chapter meeting.

The NorthWest Suburban OFA Chapter presents “A Taste of OFA.. Issues to Believe In” … as our six (6) Issue Leads will examine the Progressive Social Issues That Are Shaping our Country… Today “.

1) The 6 Key Social Issues of our Times

2) How many of these Issues are co-dependent on each other yet stand alone as a issue cause.

3) How you can become a part of the Solution not just part of the Problem

4) Not just one voice, but a chorus of voices focused and resonating

5) Changing the Country One Issue at a Time and loving it.

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 and Round Table Discussions..

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.

Stand with Women and 
the Fiscal & Economic Team 

“Minimum Wage Petition Drive”    


July 14, 2014

2:00 PM – 8:00 PM 

 Locations:  Shifts: 2-4,4-6,6-8 

 Arlington Heights & Schaumburg Libraries
& at the Palatine Train Station 7-8:30 am
Call Sara 847-372-5594

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

To RSVP to the Minimum Wage Petition Drive .. Click Here

Gun Violence Prevention 
Planning Meeting 
June’s Planning Meeting.. New Folks .. New Ideas


 July 17th, 2014 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

@ The Coffee Planet  
1450 Golf Rd, Rolling MeadowsIL 60008 

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, Molten Salt Reactors, and Green Energy 
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.

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
7/16/14 Chapter Event “Progressive Social Issue”
7/14/14 SWW Meeting
7/17/14 Gun Violence Meeting
7/17/14 New Energy Thorium Explained
501(c)4 notice
NWSOFA Social Media
4C’s & LTE Every Thursdays
NWSOFA in Photos
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!

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NWSOFA is working hard on using all the social media tools to connect progressives to get the word out on Immigration, The Economy, Healthcare, Climate Change, Women’s Rights, Marriage Equality & Gun Violence Prevention.

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Checkout our WebSite Also  … Contains Calendar of Events, Past and Present Newsletters, and Information from each and every Issue Team

NWSOFA New Facebook Public Page

Post articles of common interest .. see what the progressive community in the Northwest Suburbs is talking about.

Every 1st & 3rd Thursday 
it’s 4C’s Night
“Coffee, Conversation, Cookies, Calls” & LTEs
Click on the above calendar to RSVP
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 !!

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  
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