All posts by Mary Shesgreen

The GOP Tax Plan: Class Warfare, Geopolitics, & the Alt-Right

Fox Valley Citizens for Peace and Justice, along with Northern lllinois Jobs with Justice, Fox Valley Voices for Democracy, and West Suburban IL Democratic Socialists of America are sponsoring a public program:

The GOP Tax Plan:  Class Warfare, Geopolitics, & the Alt-Right
Wednesday, November 29th
7:00 PM
Highland Avenue Church of the Brethren
783 W. Highland Avenue
Elgin, IL 60123

Our featured speaker will be Dr. Bill Barclay, Economist
Dr. William (Bill) Barclay is a founding member of Democratic Socialists of America (DSA, http://www.dsausa.org) and of the Chicago Political Economy Group (CPEG,www.cpegonline.org).  He is on the steering committee for the Oak Park branch of the Chicago chapter of DSA; he helped found and serves on the executive committee of Northern Illinois Jobs with Justice. Prior to retiring in 2004, he worked for 22 years in financial services, including more than a decade at the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE), the world’s largest option market, and five years at the Chicago Stock Exchange. read more

December meeting + Occupy Elgin for Dec 2nd, 2017

Fox Valley Citizens for Peace & Justice will hold our December meeting
Saturday, December 2nd at 9:00 AM
Highland Avenue Church of the Brethren,
Second floor
783 W. Highland Avenue
Elgin, 60123

All persons who love peace and justice are welcome to join us.

Occupy Elgin will meet on Saturday, December 2nd from 1 PM till 2 PM at the corner of Kimball Street and Grove Avenue in Elgin.  We will hold signs and hand out flyers with the message:  Save Internet Neutrality.

The Free and Open Internet is the single most important technology we have to hold the powerful accountable. read more

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