Monthly Archives: August 2007

Peace vigil 8/28

Hi area progressives,

I want to encourage you to join a local peace vigil this Tues. Rockford Peace and Justice and Rockford Progressive Meetup are sponsoring the event that was organized by Move-on.org.

Bring candles, black armbands and signs. Join us in this national/local event. (details below)

Hope to see you there.
Holly

Peace Vigil at Rep. Don Manzullo’s Office


When: Tuesday, August 28, 
from 7pm-8pm


Where: 
Gather in front of Rep. Manzullo’s office,
415 South Mulford,

Why: 
Constituents in Representative Donald Manzullo’s 16th Congressional district will gather to vigil for peace and for a quick return of US troops.

Register and invite people to sign up for the event at the moveon.org site 


http://political.moveon.org/event/septembervigil/40589



Similar events will be held across the country in front of scores of congressional offices, asking Congress to bring the troops home safely & quickly.
 
You are welcome to join us. If you have a prayer or reading, please contact Stanley Campbell, 815-964-7111.


Press release from Stanley:
Congress will be reconvening from the summer recess. MoveOn.Org, an Internet peace group, has called for vigils to ask Congress to support the troops and bring them home. According to recent polls, a majority Americans want the President and Congress to provide an exit strategy from Iraq with a timeline. And, a majority of the Iraqi people want U.S. troops to leave Iraq because their presence fuels the insurgency.


” It is irresponsible for Representative Manzullo to stand with the President and his failed “stay the course” policy in Iraq.”, said Holly Johnson, member of Rockford Progressive Meetup, on of the co-sponsors of the vigil

Aug. activism and events for progressives

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Hi Progressives,

The summer is heating up and so are politics and activism. We enjoyed hearing Dem. US Rep candidate Robert Abboud announce his candidacy in July. Check out his website. http://robertabboud.com/ We hope to get him to our Sept. meeting, so keep your eyes open for information about that in the future. There are a few great things for you to attend this weekend and the near future. These include demonstrating at a nearby Blackwater location, attending a renewable energy fair and participating in a fundraiser for Green Community Coalition,

1. Join other peace activist from several counties to demonstrate at the Blackwater North privatized army training site in our district.
When: Sat Aug 11. 2-4 but meet at 1PM
Where: 11311 Skunk Hollow Rd., Mt. Carroll, IL but meet at Pleasant Valley Twnsp lot at Willow Rd and Rt 78 to travel together.
http://www.clearwater-illinois.org/take_action.html www.noprivatearmies .org.
I will be personally attending the event following my tabling at the renewable energy fair. (which is halfway to the location- see below) If you want to ride there with me, be at the parking lot by 11:45. Email me back so I will know to look for you.

2. Renewable Energy Fair in Oregon on Sat and Sun Aug 11-12. Volunteers and I will be manning Democratic table. Stop by and say “hi”. http://www.illinoisrenew.org/events/fair.htm

3. Green Community Coalition Benefit Concert
What: dinner Black Angus cheeseburge Or Grilled vegetable & mozzarella panini (Cash Bar) $16 – dinner & concert $ 8 – concert only
and entertainment by “Green” folk, blues, and mellow rock by: Steve Pitkin and Friends, Mark, Terri and all that jazz, Tom Mac Group
When: Sunday, August 19 cocktails at 5PM, dinner 6
Where: Cliffbreakers

Hope you can join us in the fun as we work for a better future.

Holly Johnson