Newsletter – Week of May 25th – May 31st, 2014

What’s Happening This Week in the Northwest Suburbs”

Week of May 25th – May 31st

NWSOFA Stand with Women Monthly Mtg.
 May 27th, 2014
7:00 – 9:00 PM

Arlington Heights Memorial Library

500 N. Dunton 2nd floor Conf Rm “I”
Arlington Heights, IL 60004

You are invited to our Stand with Women monthly meeting. 

We will be exploring ways we can highlight issues that are unique to women but impact everyone.

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.

 NWSOFA Climate Change 
RPS Virtual Phone Bank
NWSOFA Climate e-magazine .. Click Image above

Call from home:  

On the NWSOFA Virtual Phone Bank

3 days Event


Starting Monday May 26th 

from 7 pm thru 

Wednesday May28th 

ending  @  9 pm  


Illinois HB 2864 and SB 103 to fully fix the Illinois Portfolio Standard (RPS) for renewable energy will not pass in 2014 

However there is a good chance an amended bill to partially fix the RPS can be passed in this spring General Assembly session which ends:
May 31.
We will make calls from our homes using a Virtual Phone Bank. Our calls will be to constituents of Illinois representatives and senators. These constituents will urge their representatives and senators to pass the amended bill.
Please email and and we will get you set up to make calls using your computer and your phone.

 NWSOFA Climate Change
EPA Carbon Rules Release
Virtual Phone Bank and LTE’s
Joe Salvado NWSOFA CC Lead 

Call from home:  4 days

When:Thursday May 29th from 7 pm thru Sunday  June  1st  @  9pm  


Attend:June 2nd

 Spertus Institute 

 Address610 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605 


On June 2 the EPA will release its proposed carbon rules for existing power plants

On June 2 the Sierra Club, OFA and other environmental organizations will be hosting a Flagship event at the Spertus Institute. The event will include a press conference and rally with some all star speakers followed by a viewing of the EPA proposed standards.
We will make calls from our homes using a Virtual Phone Bank. Our calls will be to individuals in the NW Suburbs and we will encourage these individuals to attend the EPA event at the Spertus Institute.
Please email and and we will get you set up to make calls using your computer and your phone.
If you would prefer to write Letters to the Editor (LTE) let us know and we send you guidance on how to proceed.

Click here for information on: Calling your Representative today and ask them to urge leadership to fix Illinois RPS this spring. 

 NWSOFA Climate Change
Sierra Club Testifying Workshop
for Hearings Related to
Proposed EPA Carbon Rules
Recent NWSOFA Climate Change Meeting


May 31, 2014

11:00 AM – 3:00 PM   

Sierra Club

70 E Lake St,
Chicago, IL60601


On June 2 the EPA will release its proposed carbon rules for existing power plants

On June 2 the EPA will publish its proposed carbon rules for existing power plants.
The Sierra Club will be hosting a testifying workshop to prepare individuals for the EPA carbon rules hearings to be conducted in June. 
Members from NWSOFA, Lake-McHenry OFA, North Cook Country Sierra Club, Cool Cities, Palatine Countryside Unitarian Church, Faith in Place, Harper College Green Committee, Climate Reality Project, Illinois Solar Energy Association, Citizens Climate Lobby, Northbrook Go Green and other environmental groups are encouraged to attend. 

 This is a current documentary on the 
Koch brothers
 Covers their background and their influence on secondary schools, universities, voter suppression, politicians, Keystone Pipeline, minimum wage, social security, cancer and EPA.
Click on the Above Image to link to the Film

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
5/27/14 Stand With Women
5/26/14 RPS Virtual Phone Bank
5/29/14 EPA Carbon Rules Phone Bank
5/31/14 Sierra Club Testifying Workshop
Kock Brothers Documentary
501(c)4 notice
NWSOFA Social Media
4C’s & LTE Every Thursdays
What is Minimum Wage Video
NWSOFA in Photos
Happy Memorial Day
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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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”!

Reality check: What a minimum wage salary looks like
Click Here for OFA Video

Lots of Action Last Week

5/13 Fiscal Team meets on Econony: Jobs report, budget analysis, deficit and debt

Have a Happy Memorial Day

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 !!

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