Monthly Archives: May 2006

June RPM meeting agenda

June 6, 2006 Agenda for Rockford Progressive Meetup

Location: North Suburban Library 6340 North 2nd St Loves Park, IL 61101 633-4247
Time 6:30PM sign in and Time monitors with Jim and Judy McClurg, collect donations for rent

General Meeting: introduce Steering committee members: Brian Boyer, Karen Gutierrez, Holly Johnson, Jim McClurg, Judy McClurg, Ed Mihevc, and Ruth Mihevc,
Announcements: next RPM meeting, donations, Jim McClurg
Introduce new attendees to 6:40

Report: Lending Library – Jim M,
Report: to 6:45 dumpdon site and flyers, Brian Boyer
Report: DFA May 13th day of action to promote Dem candidates and the Dem. Agenda- Holly
Report: update on Illinois Legislators to pass Bill for Bush Impeachment Karen
Report: update on State Senate candidate Lewandowski Alan P.

Action: RPM fundraiser for US Rep Candidate, Dick Auman July28th- Ruth and Ed

Guest speaker:
Stanley Campbell, executive director of Rockford Urban Ministries, who will have just returned from a Fellowship of Reconciliation peace delegation to Iran, will speak about his experiences in that country. Learn what is really happening in the Middle East

*****No RPM meeting in July**** Attend fundraiser for Dick Auman***
Next RPM meeting is Tues Aug. 8
Check out our RPM web site
***** IMPORTANT******* Please sign up for the next meeting and register as a member on the national DFA internet site

Thanks Holly Johnson

May update and June meeting info

Hi to Rockford area progressives.

It looks like we are getting our nice spring weather back and we continue to move forward through Bush’s last 1000 days. Think progress!

Below is a report about our May meeting. We voted to endorse the candidates so their names will be submitted to the national DFA and PDA organizations. We also had a great May 13th day of action with many local candidates and our RPM group together in full force. Hope you had a chance to see the coverage of it on Sat. May 13th TV newscasts.

Our RPM will be meeting a week earlier next month on June 6th. Our speaker will be Stanley Campbell from Rockford Peace and Justice, He will talk about his recent trip to Iran. Come and learn the true story on what is really going on in the Middle East.*** this is still tentative because we are awaiting his conformation about this date when he returns from Iran.****

There will be no RPM meeting in July but put July 28h on your calendar. Our RPM group will be hosting a Rockford area fundraiser for US Rep. Candidate Dick Auman. More details later.

Local candidates are calling for volunteers. If you are interested check out the Win Dems website for contact information. If you would like to get regular email updates about Democratic activities contact Paul Gorksi

Judge candidate, Gwyn Gulley, is “seeking a few good men, women and children to participate in the Young at Heart Parade on Sat. May 27th in Loves Park”. Arrival time is 8:10am. If you are interested in attending contact, Walking in parades are fun. Several of our RPM members have met with her and are impressed. We now want to work for and support her.

Just wanted to do a little bragging. I have just been selected as a delegate to the Illinois Women’s Institute Leadership program. It was a competitive appointment and means I will be trained to become a “women leader in government and politics”. If you are interested you can check out the website and click into the delegate section and to the 2006 class.

Keeping working for a better America. Brighter days are coming!

Yours in taking back America, Holly

May 9th, 2006 Meeting notes for Rockford Progressive Meetup DFA/PDA

There were17 people present, with all members having attended previous meetings.

Jim M reminded us that we have several new, good books and articles in our lending library
Brian updated us on the dumpdon site and flyers He is looking into getting another printer so he can be more efficient with printing. Donations can be sent to Ed Mihevic at 131 S Highland. Rockford 61104. Interested people can distribute flyers in their neighborhood or in parking lots.

Action plan: Day of action May 13th. 9-11 a.m. We will meet at Win Dem HQ at 316 Mulberry St. Candidates will be present to meet supporters and volunteers including: US Rep candidate, Dick Auman, State Rep, Chuck Jefferson, State Senate candidate, Daniel Lewandowski, IL Rep candidate, Greg Tuite, Circuit Court Judge candidate, Gwen Gulley and County Clerk candidate, Margie Mullins. After the reception will do canvassing in the neighborhoods with information candidates and the Democratic Vision

Action: Karen talked about the Illinois Legislation Bill for Bush Impeachment

A RPM fundraiser for US rep candidate Dick Auman is in the planning stages. Details later Ruth

Action: We voted for RPM to endorse Candidates Alexi Giannoulias for State Treasurer, Dan Lewandowski for State Senate, Greg Tuite for State Representative, Margie Mullins for County Clerk, and John Laesch for U.S. Congress 14th District Holly Johnson