Monthly Archives: November 2007

Lots of Activities for Progressives in Dec.

Hi Progressives.

Hope you had a great Thanksgiving and have a wonderful upcoming holiday season.

It is a pain that the early primaries are pushing up politics into the holidays. We are having an important RPM meeting on Dec. 12th with a candidate forum. Please, please come to meet the candidates who are giving us their time during this busy month. See below for details

The Green Communities Coalition is moving forward with working with the city. Their next meeting is the end of Dec.

Rockford Peace and Justice is having a special speaker on Mon. Dec 3rd and their annual peace program on Fri. Dec.7th Details below.

Also some of us are going to Dubuque IL on 12/8 to work for Obama. There are opportunities to help even if you can’t do door-to-door. Contact me if you are interested. Hillary has a local campaign coordinator in our area if you want to help her out. He is Victory Bell and can be reached at 815-963-1075. Please let me know if you have contacts for other presidential candidates campaigns in our area.

If you are interested in participating in Robert Abboud’s campaign for 16th District US Rep, he is having an special campaign meeting in Rockford Sun. Dec. 16th. Again, see below.

Hastert’s district, next to ours, will be a free for all. If you want to help out the progressive candidate, John Laesch, check out his website.

Phew—no rest for progressives. Hope you can find time for some of these events.
(I need to have a GO page)

Yours in taking back our country.
1.RPM meeting-Candidate forum featuring local Democratic candidates
When: Wed. Dec. 12, 7PM
Where: JustGoods Store. 201 7th St. Rockford

3. Rockford Peace & Justice hosts a Coffee Talk, Monday, December 3, 2007, starting 7:30 pm. at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Rockford, 4848 Turner St. “Disappearing Palestine – Prospects for peace in the holy land.” Speaker, Anna Baltzar is author of the entitled Witness in Palestine: A Jewish American Woman in the Occupied Territories.

4. Annual Peace Program honoring Iraq Veterans against the war.
When: Fri. Dec. 7, dinner 6, program 7PM
Where Court St. United Methodist Church 215 N Court St Rockford
RSVP for dinner $15 964-7111 (offering taken for Iraq Veterans Against the war)

4. Robert Abboud for Congress Campaign meeting- it will feature a chance for the attendees to hear from and interact with the candidate, a general strategy presentation by the campaign manager, and sub-committees formation along regional leadership and task specialization.
When: Sunday, December 16, 2007; 1:30-3:00 PM
Where: Teamsters, 5533 11th Street , Rockford , IL 61109

RPM events next two Mondays in November

Rockford Peace and Justice and Rockford Progressive Meetup will be cosponsoring 2 upcoming events the next 2 Mondays, so we will not be holding our regular monthly meeting on our 2nd Wed. of the month in November. Don’t miss these events.

One is an amazing 70 minute documentary about the media and presidential spin that gets us into wars. I just watched it and the footage puts together the history of this phenomena in the last 50 years. The second event is a presentation and discussion about the “case for impeachment” it includes guests from the “World Can’t Wait Organization”. See below for details for both events.

Stay tuned for details about our December RPM meeting and the candidate forums before our primary in Feb.

1. What: documentary “War Made Easy”. This video exposes a 50-year pattern of government deception and media spin that has dragged the United States into one war after another from Vietnam to Iraq.
When: The event will be held on Monday Nov. 5, at 7:30 PM
Where: Unitarian Universalist Church at 4848 Turner Street.

2. What presentation: “The Case for Impeachment” includes a video of Bill Moyers’ followed by a discussion led by representatives from “The World Can’t Wait” organization
When: Monday, Nov. 12th at 7:30PM
Where: Unitarian Universalist Church at 4848 Turner Street.