Sara Horan and Bill Davis – NWSOFA Chapter Co-Leads
What a wonderful time of the year. A time to share our thanks with family and friends. A time to reflect on what is important to us, our families, our country. We want to thank all our wonderful Leads and Volunteers for stepping up to continue the fight, to do the hard work, and persist on our issues that are so important to all of us. Thank you, NWSOFA Family!
But before we can enjoy turkey and pie, these are crucial actions needed NOW.
ACA (Obamacare) is still the law. They have shortened the enrollment for everyone who needs to re-enroll and anyone needing it for the first time. Nov.1-Dec. 15. Please spread the word, join our phone bank and check out resources and help below.
GVP, Gun Violence Prevention. The IL. Gun Dealer Licensing bill is coming up for a vote in the veto session. Calls and witness slipsneeded NOW! See details below.
Now is also a good time to let your voice be heard. One voice can change a room or the Thanksgiving table together we can make a difference!
President Obama’s Four Rules for the Summit on the Obama Foundation and an inspiration for all of us.
Join the NWSOFA Team as we protect the gains we made
over the last 8 years and move our
Progressive social issues forward in 2017 … Sara & Bill
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Coming in NOVEMBER
AT A GLANCE
OUR UPCOMING EVENTS FOR NOVEMBER:
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Time to Sign up for HEALTH INSURANCE NOV 1 – DEC 15
SWW Regular Meeting ERA NOW! NOV 7 @ 6:30 – 8:30 pm
National Democratic Redistricting Committee Training NOV 20 @ 7:00 – 9:00 PM
NWSOFA STAND WITH WOMEN
ERA: Illinois, Let’s Get This DONE!
Tuesday November 7 @ 6:30 – 8:30 PM
Palatine Public Library
700 N. Court Palatine, IL
Join us in our work to ratify the ERA. Come with questions, answers, solutions, coalition partners please share fliers and other activities planned to GET THIS ERA DONE in Illinois once and for all. With HB40 passed we have momentum in Illinois! Plans for many actions between now and International Women’s Day in March will be discussed. See you there. YES WOMEN ARE EQUAL!
Funding and outreach for the Affordable Care Act has been cut.
We’re using the power of the Indivisible Movement and its supporters and friends to help spread the word about the open enrollment period so that more people have a chance to access affordable health insurance on the federal and state exchanges for 2018.
The GVP Issues team has been working for over four years keep the conversation about gun violence going forward to take action to change our laws with the goal of creating safer communities for everyone, including our law enforcement officers, in our state and nation. We hold 90 minute planning meetings typically (some exceptions) on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 6:30 pm. If you are interested in working to reduce gun violence in America, we invite you to our next meeting. Registration is preferred as seating is sometimes limited.
As the chair of NDRC, Holder will provide insight on why this issue matters and why it’s the right time to push for fair congressional districts. During the online training webinar we’ll be presented with ways we can take action and begin organizing in our community. Plans are being made to have engaging and transformational grassroots activities throughout the country, and there will be various opportunities to get involved.
The fight to end partisan and racial gerrymandering will not be easy. The work we do now, in preparation for the drawing of new maps in 2021, is critical to our success..
“Hope is not blind optimism. Hope is that thing inside us that insists, despite all evidence to the contrary, that something better awaits us if we have the courage to reach for it, and to work for it, and to fight for it.” President Barack Obama
Thank You to our NWSOFA Issue Leads in 2015
Click on the above Image to see each lead and the issues they work on .._