Newsletter – Week of July 27th – August 2nd, 2014

“Look What’s Happening This Week in the 
Northwest Suburbs”
Week of July 27th – August 2nd

Comprehensive  Immigration Reform
Day of Action
CIR Battleground: Update on Legislation and Politicians’  Posturing
What you Can do to Make a Change
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Friday Night, 


August 1st, 2014 


7:00 PM – 9:00 PM 

Arlington Heights Library 

500 N. Dunton

Arlington Heights, 



Despite over a year of opportunity since the Senate passed a bipartisan bill to fix our broken immigration system, grow our economy, and strengthen our families and our communities, Speaker John Boehner and House Republicans have failed to act.
Despite over a year of opportunity since the Senate passed a bipartisan bill to fix our broken immigration system, grow our economy, and strengthen our families and our communities, Speaker John Boehner and House Republicans have failed to act.
Their inaction is costing all of us and it’s time to make sure that we are letting our neighbors know what has happened in the fight for reform, how our communities would benefit from reform, and what we can do in what continues to be a long term fight.
OFA will kick off our August campaign with Community Action Planning Sessions, where we will continue to build this movement for reform by telling the story of the campaign for reform over the past year, arming ourselves with an understanding of the benefits of reform, and the cost of a year of inaction by the House, and empowering ourselves and other members of our community with the tools we need to keep the fight going.

Did you know that by the House NOT passing CIR it is costing the US $37,000,000 per day in lost revenue.. That’s $13 billion a year.. Every Year until it’s passed.

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

 To RSVP to the CIR 8-1 Press Event – Rally – Click here;

4C’s Meeting + Phone Bank

August  7th,  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 on the 10th and 24th of July (Thursday) from 7-9pm at the Coffee Planet. Meet the team, have some coffee and makes some calls to others progressives to get involved.

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.

Our GVP Team in ACTION



Prevention  Team’s


DOA Report 

7/23 Action

By Cathy Risberg, Natalie Warren and Linda Waycie:: GVP  Co-Leads 


On Wednesday, July 23, 2014 Northwest Suburbs Organizing for Action (NWSOFA) Gun Violence Prevention Team held a “Conversation,Calling and Connecting for Change — Day of Action.”  

We had a really great time today with our DOA phone calls and visits to the businesses! Our calls to the voters in the state of Washington to urge them to vote for a ballot initiative which would expand background checks for gun purchasers in their state.

Our NWSOFA  GVP Team had some great phone conversations with the people in  the state  of Washington on Wednesday -It   was a good experience, too.

Also – we still have more businesses to cover but we had interesting conversations with them all – 14 businesses out of 42 were visited today.  We  will continue to meet with local businesses to inform them of the need to post their businesses with  “”No  Guns Allowed”  sign.

Our SWW & Fiscal team collected over 350 signatures the past Monday

Raise the Minimum Wage

 Special DOA Report on the 7/14 Action

By Kym Garnett & Sara Horan –

Phone: 847-372-5594

On Monday, July 14, 2014 Northwest Suburbs Organizing for Action (NWSOFA) held a “Raise the Minimum Wage Petition Drive.”

Raising the minimum wage isn’t just the right thing to do for workers; it would also boost our economy and our community.  Despite support from 7 out of 10 Americans — including President Obama, members of Congress and state and local officials — lawmakers have refused to raise the minimum wage. The current national minimum wage is $7.25. Raising it to $10.10 would help over 28 million workers. Click here to continue reading.

NWSOFA Held Their
“Taste of OFA” to Rave Reviews

Special Report on the 7-16 Meeting  By Kym Garnett

On Wednesday, July 16th at 7:00 p.m. NWSOFA held its “Taste of OFA… Issues You Can Believe In” July monthly chapter meting

A great crowd came from all over the NW Suburbs to get a taste of what OFA is.

 Michael Hopkins, exclaimed at the end it was, “Wonderful,informative and inspiring!”. He was excited to be with a group of like-minded, progressives who are working to make a difference. 

Diane Salvato said,”I was glad to see all the new faces interested in progressive issues.” 

This is a crucial time for many of our important issues: gun violence prevention, immigration reform, climate change, healthcare, women’s rights, and fiscal and economic issues.  Click here to continue reading. 

Thorium, Molten Salt Reactors, and Green Energy 

Special Report on the 7-17 Meeting


On July 17,Tim Pearson, Vice-President of NEXTCHEM Process Analyzers, Inc. , gave a stellar Thorium, Molten Salt Reactors, and Green Energy presentation. 

Both informative and intriguing, the perception of nuclear energy created in our current high pressure uranium nuclear reactors compared to the possibility of nuclear energy created in low pressure thorium nuclear reactors bordered on being a paradigm shift.

“Seriously, it was a great talk. Thanks also for everyone who came and contributed to the discussion. It is really a blessing to be able to have a thoughtful discussion probing some of the options of these important issues.” Click here to continue reading.

In This Issue
Featured Reading Headline
8/1 Immigration Reform Meeting
8/7/14 4C’s Mtg Call Bank
Special Report on GVP meeting
Special Report on Raise the Minimum Wage
July Chapter Taste of OFA Report
Thorium Meeting Report
NWSOFA Social Media
NWSOFA in Photos
501(c)4 notice
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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NWSOFA New Facebook Public Page

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

We Were Very Busy, 
Busy, Busy in Week

Monday DOA
Raise the Wage Petition


NWSOFA Chapter Meeting
“A Taste of OFA…
Issues You Can Believe In”
on Wednesday

Notice: This is a public meeting / events. 
 NWSOFA is a 501(c)4, non-partisan organization.  
All opinions are solely those of NWSOFA 
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 

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