Newsletter – Week of September 14th-September 20th, 2014


“Look What’s Happening this Week in the Northwest Suburbs”
Week of September 14th  – September 20th

Fiscal and Economic Issues 
Discussion Group Monthly Meeting
Engaged  Conversation at the August Discussion Meeting
Crowd at the 9/12 Fiscal Speaker Presentation
Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM  
Deep Data Dives     Arlington Heights Library, 500 N. Dunton, 2nd floor Conf Rm “I”     Serious Fun
Arlington Heights, IL 60004

Fiscal and Economic Issues Discussion Group Meeting.

Typical Agenda topic for the Month are:

  • Budget Deficits – Historical and Projected
  • Current 2014 Projections Budget
  • Jobs Report for August and Revisions to June & July
  • Economic impact of the ACA law and CBO projections on the budget if CIR is passed and implemented
  • CBO’s report on the the changing trend on the Cost Curve for Medicare…
  • Typical Discussions: What is the real fiscal impact of ACA, Climate Change, Immigration, Gun Violence &/or Equal Pay
  • Letters to the editors

Do Not Be Afraid !!

As always this is an Open discussion group 

.. bring your articles and your wits to talk about all sides of the issues.

Gun Violence Prevention  
July’s Planning/ Action Meeting.. New Folks .. New Ideas

Planning Meeting 

 September 18th, 2014 

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM  

Coffee Planet 

1450 Golf Rd,. 

Rolling Meadows
IL 60008
Honor all victims of gun violence and make our communities safe 

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.

Come and join us in building safe communities here in the northwest suburbs and all across America!

Coffee & Progressive Conversation 
 anything better would be downright sinful
Coffee, Conversation & Fun

Sitting Around, Drinking Coffee Having a Cookie & Just Talking

 September 18th, 

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM  

Coffee Planet 

1450 Golf Rd,. 

Rolling Meadows
IL 60008 
Coffee,Conversation,Cookies, & LTE’s
Join us on Thur. 7-9 at our Team Meet Up at the Coffee Planet. It’s a great way to meet other progressives, have some coffee and cookies and lively conversations on the events of the day! We’ll have details on all our events coming up.
Do you want to do more than yell at the TV, come and see what we’re doing to make a difference on the crucial issues facing our country. What’s happening on ACA, Climate Change, Gun Violence Prevention, Comprehensive Immigration Reform, Fiscal and Economic Issues, Stand with Women, come and get the facts, join the team, make a difference.
We welcome all and have a wonderful group of your neighbors that are inspired, inspiring others and have some fun, too!

NWSOFA GVP Team Presents
“Creating Safe Communities” 
Dr. David Mahon .. Speaker


Get the Facts
 on Gun Violence Related Injuries


Wednesday, September 24th


7:00 – 9:00 PM 

Palatine Library

700 N. North Ct.
Palatine, IL60067
Honor all victims of gun violence and make our communities safe 

Dr. David Mahon, Trauma Director and Critical Care Surgeon at Northwest Community Hospital will present the facts about patterns of injury caused by different types of weapons. He will give examples to illustrate his presentation.

This promises to be a new aspect of gun violence 

that we may not have previous knowledge about.

 Come and join us in building safe communities 

here in the northwest suburbs and all across America!


 Must have Advance Reservation .. to be admitted

Last Week’s Big Event

We had One Special Night
@ One Great Location on Friday Night 9/12
NWSOFA and MTA (Move to Amend) 
Back to Back Meetings and Presentations
NWSOFA “Linking the Social Issues”
and a Special Move to Amend Presentation of:
 “Money and Politics” by David Cobb
David Cobb, Speaker for MTA

After the NWSOFA Meeting .. MTA
Packed House .. Standing Room only
Tuly Rodgigez on Cost of the House not passing Immigration Reform
Sara Horan “It’s the Right Thing to Do”
Christime Ross, ACA Lead, On Healthcare Reform
Helen Tan, Fiscal Co Lead on COI

ACA 2nd Annual Training Event 

Two Day’s of Training on 


Open Enrollment 2015  

 September 20th and 21st, 2014 

@ OFA HQ office Downtown

A Primer “Why Dreamers Dream” 
Click on the Image above to link to the Video
 Comprehensive Immigration Reform, is not only needed but is nessary for the US to grow and prosper.  This COI, cost of inaction, by the Speaker Boehner costs the US $37 million per day!

My name is Nidya and I work as a psychotherapist with survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in Escondido, CA.
I wanted to take a few minutes to explain why action on immigration is so important for my life — and for communities

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
Week of 9/14 – 9/20
9/17/14 Fiscal Issues Meeting
9/18/14 Gun Violence Planning Meeting
9/18/14 Coffee & Progressive Conversation
9/24/14 GVP “Creating Safe Communities”
9/12/14 Fiscal and MTA
9/20 & 21/14 ACA Training DT HQ
CIR “Why Dreamers Dream” Video
501(c)4 notice
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!

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We Were Very, Very Busy, 
 September in Pictures

Attending the
Chapter and Issue Teams
“Linkng the Social Issues”

Move to Amend (MTA) Meeting and Speaker David Cobb on
“Money and Politics”

Congress is back this week. Here’s a video message to help prepare Speaker Boehner.
“The Pep Talk” 
As presented at the NWSOFA 
9/12 Meeting
Click on the Image to link to the video
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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Contact Information
NWSOFA Co-Leaders Sara Horan & Bill Davis    
Phone: 224-241-2014  
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