Category Archives: Environment

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

Two Upcoming Meetings

Fox Valley Citizens for Peace & Justice will hold our April meeting on Saturday, April 1st at 9:00 AM at Highland Avenue Church of the Brethren, 783 W. Highland Avenue in Elgin.  

The newly- formed Fox Valley Voices for Democracy will hold our April meeting on Saturday, April 22nd  from 1 PM till 3 PM at Highland Avenue Church of the Brethren, 783 W. Highland Avenue in Elgin.  We have seven working groups:  economic justice, the environment, health care, education, women’s issues, protecting vulnerable people,   & voting rights. read more

Rally at Peter Roskam’s office for Climate Action, Jan 23, 2017

#NO DAPL Action Events for December 1st in Chicago Metro Area

For those of us who cannot go to the Sacred Stone Camp in North Dakota to be physically with the Standing Rock Sioux, there are important things we can do locally. to support them.

As most of you know, the Army Corp of Engineers has issued a notice that they will evict water protectors and their allies from the Sacred Stone Camp on Monday, December 5th. The Standing Rock Sioux have vowed to stand and hold their positions. Most of you are also aware of the violence perpetrated upon the Sioux and their allies by law enforcement bodies.
We plan some solidarity actions beginning on Thursday, December 1st. We will target branches of the banks which are invested in and supportive of the Dakota Access Pipeline. We call upon them to withdraw their funding from the project, as the Norwegian bank has done. We will call upon the customers going in and out of those banks to consider moving their money to other institutions.
Please Join us.
Here is the schedule of our plans for Thursday:
1) 8 AM till 9 AM, Chase Bank at Grove Avenue and Chicago Street in Elgin.
2) 10 AM till 11 AM, Citibank at 800 S. Barrington Road in Streamwood,
3) 1 PM till 2 PM, Wells Fargo Bank at 210 So Roselle Rd in Schaumberg.
4) There is also at least one event planned for Chicago. You can read about it here.
5) We are also aware of an event planned for a bank at 4 PM in South West Naperville. The details of this event are not yet available, but you can sign up to get more information here.
Bring a relevant sign and join us. read more

Occupy Elgin for December 3rd

Our basic message for Occupy Elgin on Saturday, December 3rd will again be We Will Not Be Silent.  That’s our response to the results of the November 8th election.  We will continue to stand up for all the progressive policy issues that we have been supporting for the past five years.

But we will again express our Solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux in North Dakota.  We are alarmed that the Army Corp of Engineers has announced an eviction of the Sioux camp for December 5th, and are determination to go ahead with construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline, which threatens the drinking water and the way of life of the Sioux.  Such an action, on the part of the Army Corp would constitute a return to the genocidal policies of a hundred years ago when treaties with indigenous tribes were routinely violated.    We hereby record our strenuous objection to than eviction. read more