Occupy Elgin will meet on Saturday, April 14th at the corner of Kimball Street and Grove Avenue. We will hold signs and distribute flyers that call for our lawmakers in Congress to support HR 3671 which requires 100% of electricity to be generated from renewable sources by 2035.
The Future Energy Jobs Act
A Public Forum
Tuesday, March 27th 6:30
Gail Borden Public Library,
270 N. Grove Avenue
Elgin, IL 60120
Illinois took a huge step forward in becoming a clean energy state in 2016 by passing the Future Energy Jobs Act (FEJA). This Act will increase the use of solar energy across Illinois and provide job training to keep up with new demand. How will the solar power program work? Where do folks go to access it? And how does job training happen?
State Rep. Anna Moeller will talk about her recent trip to Germany where she toured to learn about how that country is moving quickly towards an economy fueled by solar and wind energy. Caroline Wooten from Sierra Club will lay out the provisions and promise of the Future Energy Jobs Act, and Harry Ohde of IBEW 134 will talk about training for solar workers. Other speakers will include State Senator Cristina Castro, State Rep. Steve Anderssen, and Elgin City Councilor Tish Powell.
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.
This video features a recent FVC4PNJ event.
FVC4PNJ member Vince Hardt is a reporter for Berning Media.
Chair Shesgreen is featured front and center in the photo accompanying this article…