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
Fox Valley Citizens for Peace and Justice, along with Northern lllinois Jobs with Justice, Fox Valley Voices for Democracy, and West Suburban IL Democratic Socialists of America are sponsoring a public program:
The GOP Tax Plan: Class Warfare, Geopolitics, & the Alt-Right Wednesday, November 29th 7:00 PM Highland Avenue Church of the Brethren 783 W. Highland Avenue Elgin, IL 60123
Our featured speaker will be Dr. Bill Barclay, Economist Dr. William (Bill) Barclay is a founding member of Democratic Socialists of America (DSA, http://www.dsausa.org) and of the Chicago Political Economy Group (CPEG,www.cpegonline.org). He is on the steering committee for the Oak Park branch of the Chicago chapter of DSA; he helped found and serves on the executive committee of Northern Illinois Jobs with Justice. Prior to retiring in 2004, he worked for 22 years in financial services, including more than a decade at the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE), the world’s largest option market, and five years at the Chicago Stock Exchange.read more
Occupy Elgin will meet at our usual location, the corner of Kimball Street and Grove Avenue in Elgin, across from Gail Borden Library from 1 PM till 2 PM. Our Message will be Honor the Paris Climate Accord!
Like many people around the country, we are horrified by Trump’s decision to pull the US out of the accord. But we are inspired that so many people, even entire cities and states and institutions, have stepped forward to say that they will observe the Paris Accord by cutting greenhouse gasses and cutting their own carbon footprint. We will keep up our part of the Paris Accords. We will take responsibility for making the earth livable for our children and grandchildren.read more
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