Here is a report about last months RPM meeting and an update on activities in our area.
We had over 35 highly motivated attendees at our meeting learn how to take back our part of America. Special thanks goes to all the local organizers who spoke. (see summaries below). You certainly should be able to find something to get active with in the next 2 months.
Here are RPM’s activities and recommendations
1. Canvass for Obama in WI- RPM is doing its part in joining forces with the national Obama campaign and local organizers
When. Sat. Oct 4 and 18 8AM-5PM
Where: Beloit WI- meet at the IBEW Union parking lot (6820 Mill RD Rockford) at 8AM. RSVP to this email so we can plan transportation
2. Attend the (local and congressional) candidate forum sponsored by RUM, League of Women Voters and Rockford Area Lutheran Ministries.
When: Tues. September 23 7-9PM
Where: Good Sheperd Lutheran Church 1829 N Rockton Ave. Rockford
3. Join us at our Oct. RPM meeting. It will be a social gathering to support our US congressional candidate, Robert Abboud http://www.robertabboud.com/
What: open house to socialize and meet with Abboud, (other area Dem. candidates are also invited).
Where: Just Good Store 7th St. Rockford
When: Mon. Oct. 13. 6:30-8PM
Donate what you can to support the Robert Abboud’s campaign
Be sure to look through information below to learn about other area activist organizations and their events.
Yours in taking our country back,
Rockford Area Move-On
Rufus Cardigan email@example.com
The Rockford MoveOn Council began last March with a rally on the fifth year anniversary of the Iraq War. Over 100 people gathered in downtown Rockford to protest the war on this evening candlelight occasion. Since then the Rockford MoveOn Council has held monthly gatherings in Rockford. In the spring and summer they dealt with the energy crisis and a call for clean alternative energy solutions. Our fall meetings will be devoted to doing work for the Obama campaign. We have about 60 members. If you would like to join the Rockford MoveOn Council, please contact our local coordinator Rufus
Next event- phone calling party for Obama
There’s a party in Rockford—can you make it on Sunday?
Host: Rufus C—fellow MoveOn member Where: Cumberland and Harlem (in Rockford) When: Sunday, Sep. 21, 2008, at 4:00 PM
Here’s the link to get the full address and RSVP:
Green Communities Coalition
Allen Penticoff firstname.lastname@example.org
Updates- held a very successful fundraising concert at Cliffbreakers on August 24th,with over 90 attending and taking in more than $1,000
Met with Rockford public works and discussed many ideas including an “anti-plastic bag campaign” and the feasibility of county/city fleets using hybrid cars and compressed natural gas usage including converting buses.
Success story- getting the mayor and city council to sign on to make Rockford a Green City
Next event- GCC Monthly meeting with speaker Brian Eber of the city public works department who will bring us up to date with all that is green going on with the city. We will also be discussing what projects GCC wants to take on in the near future. Details: Sunday Sept. 21st @ 6:00, Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 920 Third Ave. Rockford. We start with a light potluck meal and begin the business meeting at 6:30.
Obama Campaign organizer in Rockford Area
Marla Wilson email@example.com
Taking groups up to Beloit WI every Sat. morning to door to door canvass for Obama and holding phone banking nights every Wed. 6-8 PM at the UAW Hall- to volunteer contact Marla
Get signs and bumper stickers at the Win. Dems headquarters or contact Marla
Winnebago County Democrats http://www.winndems.org/
Paul Gorski Secretary firstname.lastname@example.org
Check out the website for the many Democratic candidates running for office. Would appreciate volunteers at the Headquarters and people to help candidates. Stop by if you want signs or literature
Dem. Headquarters at
316 Mulberry Street Rockford, Illinois
Paul is running for Win. County Board Chairman http://gorskiforcountyboard.com/
He encourages a “Yes” vote for the Forest Preserve District Referendum
It will create a Forest Preserve District separate from the County Board. By creating a separate board, this governmental body will make the forest preserve its priority.
Rockford Peace and Justice and Rockford Urban Ministries
mail: 623 Seventh St., Rockford, IL 61104 contact Stanley if you want to receive the RUM newsletter
sign up for this yahoo group if you want to hear the latest RPJ action
Success story- constructing a Wind Turbine on the 7th St. building, now working on obtaining a solar array
Next event- Candidate forum (see above)