Park Ridge and Sustainability

The Park Ridge Community Health Commission is proposing that the City of Park Ridge adopt The Greenest Region, Compact 2 Resolution which was assembled by the Metropolitan Mayors Caucus Environmental Committee (of which Tim Milburn is Park Ridge’s representative). The process starts with the City signing the Resolution to be a sustainable community. (Get a copyContinue reading “Park Ridge and Sustainability”

Action Ridge: Civil Rights

In case you missed it… this week the Voices for Human Needs blog covered a vigil calling for immigrants’ rights, and the harm that ideological policy changes and funding cuts could cause in Congress’s upcoming work on spending bills. Subscribe to the blog and share with your networks! This week on the blog… 22-day vigil to defend DACA AugustContinue reading “Action Ridge: Civil Rights”

Affordable Housing

AUGUST 21, 2017 Tell Your Representative to Cosponsor the “Common Sense Housing Investment Act of 2017” Congress continues to work toward tax reform legislation, and the Trump Administration recently has indicated an openness to reforming the mortgage interest deduction (MID). As tax reform discussions move forward, it is essential that advocates work to keep allContinue reading “Affordable Housing”

Volunteer Opportunities

Hello District volunteers,  We have two group phone bank opportunities next week.  On Monday, August 28, the Democratic Party of Evanston will host us and join us to phone bank for Karrie Delaney. Please bring a phone and laptop; earbuds and phone charger are recommended.  The DPOE is at 747 Custer Avenue in Evanston, 5-7 pm.  On Thursday,Continue reading “Volunteer Opportunities”

Health Care Action

MoveOn Event: What’s happening this week in Washington is a travesty for our democracy. Republicans are trying every procedural trick and gimmick they can muster to try to take away health care from millions of people. As of the sending of this email, we still don’t know if they’ll succeed or fail. They haven’t heldContinue reading “Health Care Action”

Illinois Advocates- Call Your Representative

Illinois Advocates – Call Your Representative – Vote NO on Bad Budget & Appropriations Your U.S. Representative could provide a critical NO vote on: · the 2018 House Budget Resolution, and · a package of spending bills that would jeopardize adequate funding for health, education, housing and other essential public services. Please call now! (seeContinue reading “Illinois Advocates- Call Your Representative”

Action for Budget on Poverty Issues

Last week, the House of Representatives came out with their proposed budget for international assistance.. While it’s not the 32% cut President Trump proposed, they’re still trying to cut critical poverty fighting programs. We were pretty disappointed to see that — and today we want to share that with Speaker Ryan. To take action, callContinue reading “Action for Budget on Poverty Issues”

June 2017 Meeting Minutes

Action Ridge; Monday 6/12/2017 Minutes We promote principles of democracy: inclusion, respect, equity and the health of our plant. Truth Matters! 7:00 to 7:30 Meet and Mingle – Introduced Noah Fishman and his friend Raj who started an environmental club at Maine South as well as a summer lawn mowing business with environmentally sensitive products.Continue reading “June 2017 Meeting Minutes”

May 2017 Meeting Minutes

Action Ridge; Monday 5/8/2017 We promote principles of democracy: inclusion, respect, equity and the health of our planet. Truth Matters! 1) Communication – a. EMAIL – Jan  reported that we have about 70 individuals on the email list and the more streamlined nature of sending emails seems to be working well. A summary list ofContinue reading “May 2017 Meeting Minutes”