Monthly Archives: April 2010

May Events

1.Our regular monthly RPM meeting is being combined with the great Move-on event next Tuesday, May 4th (see below) so there will be NO RPM meeting on the 2nd Monday of the month.

2. The Peace Vigil continues every Wed and the weather is very pleasant. That, combined with Michael’s harp playing, really makes it a peaceful experience.

3. There is also an IL 16th district meeting on Sat. May 22nd to support the candidate for US Rep., George Gaulurpp. You are invited to attend and let him how you feel about issues and give him suggestions for his campaign. (see also below)

4. Mark your Calendar for the big annual summer picnic bringing together progressive groups on Monday July 12th. Details later.

1. Move-on event-
Who has the most influence on our government–large corporations or us?

Just as the larger health insurance company lobbyists pumped money and favors into their legilators’ pockets the financial industry is doing likewise as it tries to defeat regulation or bend it towards their favor and not ours.

Join us for a forum where we’ll share our own stories about how we’ve been affected by these actions. Together, we can:
* discuss some ways to stop the corporate influence that’s sent our jobs overseas, raised prices, and lessened government safety guidelines.
* generate ideas and solutions about what we can do together — locally and across the country — to fix the problem.

When: Tuesday, May 4th at 7:00pm
Where: North Suburban Library Auditorium at 6340 North Second St, Loves Park, IL 61111

To sign up, go to:

Nancy Branda
Rockford Council Coordinator

2.Weekly Peace Vigil-
When- every Wed. 5:30-6
Where: East State St. Park across from the Rockford Reg. Star
What: Stand together prayer to Peace in the World

3.IL 16th district Meeting to support US Rep Candidate
When: Sat. May 22, 10-noon
Where: Cherry Valley Library- Cherry Valley IL
What: Meet Candidate George Gaulrupp, discuss campaign issues and campaign strategies.

RPM meeting Monday April 12th IL Budget and Its Impacts

On Monday April 12th Rockford Progressive Meetup (RPM) will host an informational meeting about the Illinois Budget and its impacts. Guest speakers include university professors, social service providers and union leaders.

Attendees will be updated on the current state of the Illinois budget, how it affects Illinois citizens and possible solutions. There will be time allotted for questions and discussion.

The event will take place at Just Good Store at 201 7th Street on Monday, April 12th from 7-8:30PM The event is free and open to the public.