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 .
The team will make select calls to others in the Northwest Suburbs with the purpose of expanding the team. Our calls will be placed to the Northwest Suburbs to create action on the goals and action plans developed at the CIR National Day Of Action in February.
It’s Working…. We are changing the way Illinois politicians are looking at Immigration through our ACTIONS:
4-22-14: Former and current Illinois Republican politicians advocated for comprehensive immigration reform Tuesday in an apparent departure from national House Republicans’ strategy of piecemeal reform.
4-22-14 Two House Republicans from Illinois are endorsing some sort of legal status for immigrants in the country illegally, adding renewed GOP support for immigration reform efforts that have come to a standstill on Capitol Hill. (these are House Republicans we have targeted)
Come join us to get folks involved in the Comprehensive Immigration Reform Movement.
Join us every first and third Thursday from 7-9pm at the Coffee Planet. Meet the team, have some coffee and makes some calls.
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.
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 Streets of Woodfield, Starbucks.
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 weekly NWSOFA Phone Banking.
Our May meeting will be held on Thursday, May 15th at 6:30 pm. Come and join us in building safe communities here in the northwest suburbs and all across America!
Join NWSOFA Stand With Women & Fiscal Teams to gather signatures for a petition to urge state and local lawmakers who have refused to raise the minimum wage, that “it’s time to give America a Raise”!
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.
Contact Sara Horan @ 847-372-5594
A Message from NWSOFA Climate Change Team & the Sierra Club
Joe Salvado NWSOFA CC Lead
NWSOFA Climate e-magazine
Illinois can’t wait around for Springfield to act any longer
This past year, renewable energy development essentially came to a halt in our state, with zero new wind projects built, and minimal solar installed.
But fortunately, we can get Illinois back on track by updating our state’s Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) to function in today’s utility market.
So far our elected legislative leaders in Springfield have yet to take action, which is why we’re asking you to call your representative to ask them to fix our state’s renewable energy portfolio standard this spring.
We know that renewable energy does great things for Illinois. Since 2007, Illinois’ Renewable Portfolio Standard has brought the state more than 20,000 clean energy jobs, removed 5 million tons of air pollution each year, and saved consumers $177 million in wholesale electricity costs.
If we want to continue to see this important industry develop in Illinois and bring valuable jobs to our state, we need legislators in Springfield to act.
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
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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”!
NWSOFA Video Man Around the Meetings:
Meet Emil Ivanovski
You Seen him at most meetings.. with his camera’s and tripods.. capturing the essence of NWSOFA meeting and commitment.
Soon.. you’ll see us on YouTube .. with Issue content and Information.
Say Hi to Emil.. one of the next generations of NWSOFA Volunteers.
Climate Change 5/5 Screening of “Years of Living Dangerously”
5/8 GVP Team meets to discuss working with Mom’s Demand Action’s new Alliance with Everytown For Gun Safety
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 in 2013 !!
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