Illinois took a huge step forward in becoming a clean energy state in 2016 by passing the Future Energy Jobs Act (FEJA). This Act will increase the use of solar energy across Illinois and provide job training to keep up with new demand. How will the solar power program work? Where do folks go to access it? And how does job training happen?
State Rep. Anna Moeller will talk about her recent trip to Germany where she toured to learn about how that country is moving quickly towards an economy fueled by solar and wind energy. Caroline Wooten from Sierra Club will lay out the provisions and promise of the Future Energy Jobs Act, and Harry Ohde of IBEW 134 will talk about training for solar workers. Other speakers will include State Senator Cristina Castro, State Rep. Steve Anderssen, and Elgin City Councilor Tish Powell.read more
Occupy Elgin will meet on Saturday, March 3rd, 2018 from 1 PM till 2 PM at the corner of Kimball Street and Grove Street in Elgin. We will hold signs and distribute flyers demanding that our elected officials protect the Dreamers, enact a clean Dream Act, and enact legislation that provides for a humane and generous immigration policy now. This means comprehensive immigration reform with a path to citizenship for most immigrants living in the United States.
All people of good will are welcome to join us.read more
Fox Valley Citizens for Peace and Justice will meet on Saturday, March 3rd, 2018 at 9:00 AM at Highland Avenue Church of the Brethren, 783 W. Highland Avenue, Elgin, IL 60123. We meet on the second floor. An elevator is available. All persons of good will are welcome to join us.
Traci Ellis, U-46 School Board member, local African American Leader, and recipient of Elgin’s 2018 Martin Luther King Humanitarian Award, has agreed to be part of a public conversation about the persistence of racism, both personal and institutional, and what we can do to fight it.
Fox Valley Citizens for Peace & Justice and Northern Illinois Jobs with Justice are hosting this meeting along with Traci Ellis.
Fox Valley Citizens for Peace & Justice is alarmed about the GOP Tax bills. The House and Senate versions may soon be reconciled and passed into law, and signed by the President. If so, it will create an enormous transfer of wealth and power from the 99% to the wealthiest. We see this as class warfare and will fight it.
Please join us in this work. Sign up on this website on the left side of our home page to get into our email list. Come to our meetings at Highland Avenue Church of the Brethren on the first Saturday of each month at 9:00 AM. read more
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