Category Archives: Occupy Elgin

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

Occupy Elgin, December 17th, 1:00 PM, Save Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security

Occupy Elgin will gather at the corner of Kimball Street and Grove Avenue in Elgin on Saturday, December 17th from 1 :00 PM till 2: 00 PM. Our message for the day will be a call to Save Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security. Below is the text of the flyer we will distribute.
Save Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security!

House Speaker Paul Ryan plans to change Medicare drastically. His plan would charge seniors more money and provide less health coverage.

Ryan intends to replace traditional Medicare, an efficient program offering guaranteed treatment and featuring rock-bottom administrative costs, with a privatized program. Seniors would get a federal voucher to help them pay premiums to buy private health insurance. Ryan calls this system “premium support.” 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

Occupy Elgin for Sat., Nov. 26th, 2016

Occupy Elgin will gather on Saturday, November 26th at the corner of Kimball Street and Grove Avenue in Elgin from 1 PM till 2 PM. Our message will be

WE WILL NOT BE SILENCED!

Below is the text of the flyer we will distribute.
We are shocked and saddened by the recent election. But we will continue to stand up for peace and diplomacy along with racial, economic, gender, social, and environmental justice. These are moral commitments, and we will not back down from them.

We celebrate the greatness of America in the enormous diversity of our population, in our constitution and bill of rights which gave citizens protections against tyranny, and in the proud history of the social movements which fought to expand that citizenship and those protections to groups that had previously been excluded, oppressed and even enslaved. read more