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
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.
- 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.
April 8th Action for Improved Medicare for All!
Single Payer Health Care, HR #676.
Saturday, April 8th from 10:00 AM till 11:00 AM
in front of Sherman Hospital on Randall Road in Elgin
that’s 1425 N Randall Rd, Elgin, IL 60123.
See the map here.
This will be part of a Nationwide Day of Action. Please join us in a rally for HR #676, Single Payer Health Care.
Thanks to the persistent and persuasive activism of literally millions of Americans, we stopped the cruel Paul Ryan Health Care Plan which would have thrown more than 20 million citizens off the insurance rolls. When that plan went down to a well-deserved and ignominious defeat, it opened up an opportunity for us to raise our voices and call for the only plan that will genuinely cut health care costs, cover everybody, preserve choice of provider, and give Americans the health care we deserve. Many of us have argued for Single Payer Health Care for years. The fight to make it happen is still a long and daunting one, because many of our elected officials and the mainstream media will not even conduct an open and fact-based dialogue about it.
at Highland Avenue Church of the Brethren
783 W. Highland Avenue
Elgin, IL 60123
This special meeting will be an opportunity for our members, friends, and allies to come together to explore how we can constructively and vigorously act in response to the election results of November 8th.
We will have four very brief speakers to get us started with some focused ideas, but we will save 90 minutes for open discussion.
- Vince Hardt will talk about how progressives might take over Democratic Party organizations, especially at the local level, and work to make the party more responsive to human needs and less controlled by corporate interests.
- Earl Silbar will discuss the centrality of social class and the potential to organize our resistance movement around that recognition. He will also discuss the potential for and difficulties facing a working class based socialist party.
- Traci Ellis will talk about how we can protect populations that are vulnerable to attack under the new regime: the undocumented, Latinos, Muslims, African-Americans, Jews, Women and others.
- Deni Mathews will talk about how, in the face of the climate crisis which threatens human civilization itself, we can and must act to protect the natural world under the new administration.
We face attacks on everything we value. We anticipate attacks on the press, on civil rights and civil liberties, as well as on vulnerable groups and individuals. We anticipate increased militarism and war, attacks on organized labor and workers, attacks on the natural environment. Economic inequality will likely get worse, and corporate power, (already extreme) will continue to grow. It is time to gather our resources, renew our outreach to our fellow-citizens, and re-commit ourselves to fight for peace and justice at home and abroad. Let us rise to that call.