Occupy Elgin will gather on Saturday, March 23rd, 2019 from 1 PM till 2 PM at the corner of Kimball Street & Grove Avenue.in Elgin. We will hold signs and distribute flyers calling upon Congress to Cancel Student Debt.
44 Million Americans are struggling to pay off their student loans. Collectively they owe nearly $1.4 trillion dollars. This debt burden can take the joy out of their individual lives. But it also delays their major life decisions, like getting married, having children, buying a house or starting a business. This means that student debt ends up being a drag on our entire economy, affecting whole families and larger communities. If we hit an economic downturn with serious unemployment, many of those debt holders would have to default, so it could help tip us into a full recession. This is a problem for all of us.read more
Fox Valley Citizens for Peace & Justice will meet at 9 AM on Saturday, July 7th, 2018 at Highland Avenue Church of the Brethren, 783 W. Highland Avenue, Second Floor, Elgin, Anyone who loves peace and justice is welcome to attend.
Please Walk with Fox Valley Citizens for Peace and Justice in Elgin’s July 4th Parade.
Wednesday, July 4th, 2018 Line-up between 8 AM and 8:30 AM on Douglas Street between Jefferson Avenue and Lovell Avenue. Parade Monitors will call that Brook Street C. Step-off at 9 AM The Parade Winds Down around 11 AM.
Free Parking is available in downtown Elgin. You can walk from there to the corner of Grove Avenue and Kimball Street and find a free shuttle bus that will take you to Lovell Avenue at Douglas Street. Then walk West to Brook Street and look for us.read more
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
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