NWSOFA Indivisible July 2019 Progressive Newsletter

Summer is here and things are heating up.
20 Democrat Candidates for President took their first shot at each other on the stage in June and they will again in July (click here for the INDIVISIBLE DEBATE WATCHING GUIDE) and watch for Debate watching parties on the 30th and 31st. (see below)
Our world is heating up faster than ever and we need to do something about it. Find out what you can do at our Climate Change Team Meeting on the 13th and the 20th.
The heat is on at our southern boarder and you can help guide the discussion on the 12th!
We are having lots of activities this summer to turn up the heat on the politicians that represent us here in Illinois and in Washington DC.
GPAD, and IL-6 Recruitment Phone Banking
July 11 @ 5 PM
Join the Illinois Sixth Congressional District Democrats and the Greater Palatine Area Democrats for a volunteer and voter phone bank.
We will be calling voters to inform them about the benefits of the Fair Tax and to discuss their elected officials voting records on key issues.
We will also be calling volunteers to recruit them for upcoming events.
5650 Northwest Hwy
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
We will host a “Lights for Liberty” vigil, to end human detention camps. We will join thousands of Americans, throughout the nation, in a peaceful protest to, bring attention to the inhumane conditions faced by refugees.We will peacefully demand closure of all detention camps.
What: “Lights for Liberty” Vigil
“Lights for Liberty Vigil”…. to End Human Detention Camps, will bring thousands of Americans to detention camps across the country, into the streets and into their own front yards, to protest the inhumane conditions faced by refugees.We welcome individuals and organizations who support an end to human detention camps to join us. Parents and children are certainly welcome.
We will have a planned agenda, for the event. We will have speakers, readings, and songs…. “This Land is Your Land”… “This little light of mine,I’m gonna let it shine!” We will leave the evening with a “Call TO Action.”
Please bring posters in support of the event. Posters with profanity or demeaning comments will not be a part of this event. We are using #lights4liberty #dontlookaway#endusconcentrationcamps #freethechildren #childrenmatter #stopprofitingoffthechidren#restorehumanity #unlockthecages #freethechildrennow #seekingasylumislegal#whatiftheywereyourchildren #wearepeople #theyarepeople
Also, please bring a small flashlight. We will use flashlights, rather than candles,during the vigil. Bring water to drink. Wear comfortable shoes. The site is wheelchair accessible.
When: July 12, 2019 from 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
The event will begin at 7:00 PM. You’re welcome to begin arriving at 6:45.
“The Pointe” Near Target 5650 Northwest Hwy Crystal Lake, IL 60014
We will gather on the sidewalk, across the street from “The Pointe.
Hello and thank you for making the choice to stand against inhumane treatment of thousands of children and adults and filthy conditions of these so called detention camps.
Looking for anyone who has:
a) been at any detention centers and can share experiences
b) has helped a migrant family and can share their experiences
c) has a first-hand personal story about the children at the detention camps
d) is a migrant willing to speak publicly (without using your name if you wish to remain anonymous)
e) is a government rep opposing the government’s behavior concerning the incarceration of migrants, especially children
f) a voice to sing a song of freedom, hope, love for and/or with those present
g) to speak (or sing) for 3-5 minutes at the Arlington Heights Lights for Liberty July 12th event (7:00 pm – 9:00 pm)
First things first ~
This is a peaceful protest. No swearing or foul language on signs. This will be strictly enforced.
I can’t emphasize enough that you are NOT to engage with anyone who starts yelling out their window. It does nothing but create a scene.
Let’s keep this clean and make a good impression. You’ll probably make a friend or two here.
If you’ve never attended a protest before, here are a few tips that might help you feel more comfortable…
When you arrive, you don’t have to check in with anyone.
Take your beautiful self to the street and START LINING UP along Northwest Highway SINGLE FILE. When you find your spot, introduce yourself to the person next to you. Don’t be shy! Keep about 5 feet between you otherwise cars will not be able to read your signs. And stay at least 3 feet from the curb. Drivers can get distracted by all the signs and people. I’ll be on the southwest corner of Arlington Heights Rd and Northwest Highway. It doesn’t matter what side of Northwest highway you stand on as long as you remember to FACE the traffic with your signs. 😉
The next huge impact is when we light our candles at 8:45 for the vigil. To witness possibly HUNDREDS of candles lit by peaceful people standing for hundreds and hundreds of feet along the highway will speak volumes. Imaging YOU driving by hundreds of people in a line holding candles in the dark. You wouldn’t ever forget it, would you?
The dollar store sells battery operated candles and batteries for a buck. I suggest those in case it’s windy. Some dollar stores also have some good foam signboard for a buck also. Be creative! Just keep it clean. Kids will be there as well as in cars driving by.
Bring something to drink. Take pictures!
Although this is a somber event, I hope you feel good about your decision to stand up for those who can’t stand up for themselves.
I hope to see you there.
You won’t regret it.
JULY 13 and JULY 27
@ 9 AM – 1 PM
Join NWSOFA/ Indivisible, the Greater Palatine Area Democrats and the Illinois Sixth Congressional District Democrats for our Fair Tax and Issue Canvass. We will speak with voters about the benefits of the Fair Tax and why they should support and vote for it in 2020. We will also inform voters about their Rep. Tom Morrison and Rep. David McSweeney’s voting records on critical issues and invite them to upcoming events.
Partner Event: Palatine Cool Cities – Solarize Chicagoland
July 15 @ 7 – 9 PM
Arlington Heights Memorial Library
500 North Dunton Avenue
Arlington Heights, IL 60004
When:Monday, July 15, 7:00 PM
Big thank you to IL State Representative Michelle Mussman for her informative Town Hall at our June meeting. We learned a lot about the legislation that got passed so far this year. —
This July meeting will focus more on the US Fiscal and Economic situation, with the US fiscal year (FY) 2020 budget due by September 30th and a need to raise the debt ceiling probably before that date. —
We hope you can join us in July. Doors open at 6:45 p.m.
July 18 @ 6:30 – 8 PM
The Northwest Suburban Democrats office
1310 W. Northwest Highway
Arlington Hts,, IL 60010
When:Thursday, July 18, 6:30 PM
Because of Newtown in 2012 and more than ever before, because of Parkland in 2018, the NWSOFA GVP Issues group, currently in its seventh year, has re-committed itself to become relentless advocates of change and action. We are determined to change the conversation surrounding gun violence in America, change the hearts of people we encounter through a spirit of volunteerism and kindness and take action to change the laws to create safer communities for every family in America. The GVP Issue team educates by having periodic informational meetings, collaborates with coalition non-partisan groups, such as local faith communities and Moms Demand Action and takes action by supporting the efforts of our youth and March for Our Lives and by recruiting legislators to build support for commonsense gun violence prevention legislation. In addition, our GVP Team celebrates the success that has been achieved in America – because of Parkland – in changing the conversation around gun violence prevention. We also celebrate the fact that Gov. Pritzker signed, in January 2019, the law that requires a certification process for gun dealers in Illinois. We know from the research that this law will definitely help to save lives, including the lives of our police officers. And we continue to work to strengthen background checks and raise community awareness through hosting vigils, using social media, writing letters to the editor and handing out fliers. If you are interested in joining us and honoring all victims of gun violence through your individual actions, then we invite you to come to our monthly Gun Violence Prevention Issues Group Planning Meeting at the Northwest Suburban Democrats office in Arlington Hts, IL., 60004. We hold a 90 minute meeting on the 3rd Thursday of every month (with some exceptions near holidays or if we are planning a public event that month). Please join us – together we can make a difference in creating safer communities for all Americans, including our law enforcement officers. Registration is preferred since seating is sometimes limited.
July 20 @ 8:30 AM – 1 PM
Bike Palatine Club are pleased to announce the first annual Palatine Community Bike Ride.
All are invited to participate in this family-friendly, casual ride.
Registration begins at 8:30 AM and the ride rolls out at 9:00 AM.
Location: Palatine Towne Square
Distance: 5.3 miles
The Community Bike Ride provides an opportunity to join many village officials and area legislators for a ride through Palatine’s neighborhoods. Did you know Palatine adopted a formal Bike Plan in 2011? Since that time, bicycling conditions have improved significantly in our community. This route showcases bike-related infrastructure that has been constructed throughout the village in recent years. You’ll have the opportunity to ride alongside many village officials and area legislators. This is also an opportunity to communicate and develop a positive rapport with our officials.
At the end of the ride, enjoy an ice cream sandwich on us. Feel free to stay afterwards to ask questions or share your ideas and opinions for more cycling improvements with our elected officials. Let’s continue to build on these recent successes to make our community more bikeable for all.
For more information and registration on our website at Community Bike Ride. Be sure to bring your bike and helmet.
 Climate Change Team Meeting
July 23 @ 7 PM
Greater Palatine Area Democratic office
1310 W. Northwest Highway
Arlington Heights, IL 60004
Mike Zanillo of Citizen’s Climate Lobby will give us a detailed wrap-up of their recent lobbying trip to the US Congress. We will also discuss upcoming dates and possible actions. Join us.
Greater Palatine Area Dems Ofc
1310 W. NW Hwy
Arlington Hts., IL 60090
Tuesday, July 30 and Wed July 31, @ 7:30 PM
Join us for the Democratic Candidates’ for President Debates! We’ll be gathering on both the 30th and 31st to start evaluating which candidates will do the best for our issues on women’s rights. climate change, gun violence prevention and more.
Bring your family and friends for a fun evening!
Event Issue Focus: 2020 Elections
Notice: These are public meeting(s) / event(s) 
NWSOFA is a 501(c)4,  non-partisan organization. 
All opinions are solely those of NWSOFA
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