Newsletter – Week of July 5th – July 12th – Revised Edition

“Look What’s Happening This Week in the 
Northwest Suburbs”
Week of July 5th – July 12th

Fiscal and Economic Issues 
Discussion Group Monthly Meeting
Discussion Group Engaged in Conversation at the June Meeting
 Tuesday,  (not Wednesday)
July 8th, 2014  7 PM – 9 PM  
Arlington Heights Library,500 N. Dunton, 2nd floor Conf Rm “I”

Arlington Heights, IL 60004
This Month the Focus will be on:
 Jobs, Jobs and More Jobs… 288,000 more Jobs!
Fiscal and Economic Issues Discussion Group Meeting.

Typical Agenda topic for the Month are:

  1. Status of the economic recovery, including the July 2014 jobs report for June (May 2014 for IL data)

  2. Budget Deficits – Historical and Projected From a 1.4 Trillion dollar deficit in 2009 to 480 billion deficit in 2015.. that’s progress
  3. Fiscal Action Plan discussion: 1) Minimum Wage & 2 )Getting the Word out
  4. The economy and the 2014 elections
  5. The ACA Impact on the current budget and the 2014 elections
  6. Group Suggested Issues & Articles for Discussion

As always this is a discussion group .. bring your articles and your wits to talk about all sides of the issues.

CIR Planning Team.. What an Event they Produced on 6/28
 Immigration Reform

& Phone Bank
& June 24, 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 .

After a Great Rally held by OFA CHapters across the Chicago Metro area … We are headed to our next NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION.. AUG1ST. 1ST

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


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

4C’s Meeting + Phone Bank

July, 10th 
& July 24th 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.

“Minimum Wage Petition Drive”  

NWSOFA SWW & Fiscal Teams  

Monday, July 14, 2014

2:00 PM – 8:00 PM   

Call Sara 847-372-5594 Shifts: 2-4,4-6,6-8
Locations:  Arlington Heights & Schaumburg Libraries
& at the Palatine Train Station 7-8:30 am

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

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
Featured Reading Headline
7/8/14 Fiscal Issues Meeting
7/10/14 Immigration CIR Mtg
7/10/14 4C’s Mtg Call Bank
7/14/14 SWW Meeting
501(c)4 notice
Hpe you had a Great 4th of July
NWSOFA Social Media
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!

A Special Message to All!!

We hope that all of our almost 2,000 members had a wonderful 4th of July and used the day to remember why it is such an important day for America, and celebrated our FREEDOM with friends and family.

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

What’s in the NEWS !!

Attending the
Fiscal Meetings

More Photos from the Immigration 6/28 Rally

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