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Fourth of July Parade – 2015

FVC4PNJ marched in the 2015 Elgin, IL 4th of July Day Parade. We were joined by members of Occupy Naperville, Occupy Elgin, Northern Illinois Jobs with Justice, 350Kishwaukee and the Chicago Anonymous.

We also walked in the Streamwood Summer Festival Parade on July 25th,   accompanied by the same excellent allies.

Flyer we handed out

Fox Valley Citizens for Peace and Justice will march in the Elgin 4th of July day parade.

We will have a banner and several signs that say  “Should the 1 percent run America?”  We will have 2 banners that say ” Stop the Enbridge pipeline.” We will have signs carrying other social justice, anti-war, and environmental justice messages.  You can bring a sign or banner of your own as long as it carries a congruent message.  Signs in Spanish are welcome and encouraged.

We will be delighted to have you walk with us.
Here is the line-up information for those who said they would walk in Elgin’s July 4th parade, or who said they might do so. read more

Rise up against Rape and Domestic Violence

One Billion Rising is a global campaign by women, for women. The movement calls for an end to violence, and for justice and gender equality.

On Valentine’s Day,  we learned how we can create change through self expression, surviving abuse, growing self-esteem, raising our children nonviolently, developing and supporting community resources.

The Long Red Line event was held from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm on Saturday, February 14th, 2015 at the Gail Borden Library,  in Elgin, Illinois.

Sponsors of The Long Red Line are the Community Crisis Center, League of Women Voters of the Elgin Area, Open Door Clinic, Unitarian Universalist Church of Elgin, Fox Valley Citizens for Peace & Justice, Coalition of Elgin Religious Leaders, Elgin YWCA, ECC Peace & Justice, and Conscious Cup Coffee Roasters. read more

January 13 Rally Against the Keystone Pipeline

Fox Valley Citizens for Peace and Justice, Elgin Green Groups, and the Unitarian Universalist Church of Elgin rallied against the Keystone XL Pipeline. on Jan. 13, 2014

The House of Representatives passed it last week. The Senate may pass it next week or two. We hope that President Obama will veto it. By holding this rally, we told ALL our elected officials that we will not quietly accept this destructive action on their part.

The Keystone XL pipeline is a threat to our whole ecosystem. Here is why read more