All posts by Mary Shesgreen

July 15th, Occupy Elgin & Meeting of Fox Valley Voices for Democracy

Occupy Elgin will meet at the corner of Kimball Street & Grove Avenue on Saturday, July 15th from 11:30 AM  till 12:30 PM.  This is DIFFERENT from our usual time.  We are making this change so that our members can go to the meeting of Fox Valley Voices for Democracy that afternoon from 1 PM till 3 PM.

Our Topic for the day will be support for the People and Planet First Budget for Illinois.  Now that the budget impasse has been broken and Illinois has a budget,  let’s demand that our elected officials move towards a better budget that helps ordinary citizens instead of hurting us.  read more

FVC4PNJ Events July 4th weekend + beyond

Fox Valley Citizens for Peace & Justice will hold our July meeting on Saturday, July 1, from 9 AM till 11:30 AM.  As part of our long agenda, we will take time to continue our conversation about how to rekindle the peace movement. 

Occupy Elgin will gather from 1 PM till 2 PM on Saturday, July 1st at the corner of Kimball Street and Grove Avenue in Elgin.  Our message for the day will be Trump Care is NO care!  Support Single Payer Health Care, otherwise known as Expanded and Improved Medicare for All.  Please join us. read more

Occupy Elgin, Sat, June 10th, 1 PM to 2 PM. Honor the Paris Climate Accord.

Occupy Elgin will meet at our usual location,  the corner of Kimball Street and Grove Avenue in Elgin, across from Gail Borden Library from 1 PM till 2 PM.  Our Message will be Honor the Paris Climate Accord!

Like many people around the country, we are horrified by Trump’s decision to pull the US out of the accord.  But we are inspired that so many people, even entire cities and states and institutions, have stepped forward to say that they will observe the Paris Accord by cutting greenhouse gasses and cutting their own carbon footprint.
We will keep up our part of the Paris Accords.  We will take responsibility for making the earth livable for our children and grandchildren. read more

Upcoming actions and meetings for activists

  1. Emergency Response Rally to Preserve the Paris Climate Accords.  Chicago, Friday, June 2nd,   4:30 PM to 6 PM.  Trump Tower followed by a Walk to Daley Plaza.  

2) Saturday, June 3rd, 9 AM meeting of Fox Valley Citizens for Peace & Justice.  Highland Avenue Church of the Brethren, (HACOB)  783 W. Highland Avenue, Elgin, 60123.  I will send out an agenda for this meeting in a few days.  

3)  Friday, June 9th, 7 PM, Film Showing at Highland Avenue Church of the Brethren, (HACOB)  about voter suppression.   This event is free and open to all.  Light refreshments provided.

4) Saturday, June 10th  Aurora Green Fest at the Prisco Center in Aurora.  FVC4PNJ will have a literature table. read more