December 2017 Meeting Notes

Ten stalwart women met in Kate Kerin’s great room to make plans for our next meeting at large, which will be held on January 8th at the Community Church. We made a decision to focus on further discussion of the documentary, “Equal Means Equal”, which we showed in November. If members would like to seeContinue reading “December 2017 Meeting Notes”

Your quick call can help fight Concealed Carry Reciprocity.

On Wednesday morning (Nov. 29) the U.S. House of Representatives will be considering NRA-backed Concealed Carry Reciprocity.  If CCR becomes federal law the weakest firearm concealed carry standards will override Illinois laws.  We are lucky that Illinois has extensive concealed carry laws, with age, training, and background check restrictions that must be met in orderContinue reading “Your quick call can help fight Concealed Carry Reciprocity.”

November 2017 Meeting Minutes

Thanks to all of those who were able to come to the showing of “Equal Means Equal”.  40 people attended and I know we all learned a lot and were energized to advocate for ratification of the amendment in Illinois. After seeing the video, Noreen Gayford, a very active local proponent for equal rights, contactedContinue reading “November 2017 Meeting Minutes”

Equal Means Equal Film Screening

Please join us for a film screening of Equal means Equal, a documentary about the campaign for the Equal Rights Amendment (view trailer here), followed by a discussion about what it will take to pass this Amendment in Illinois and finally ratify it nationally. When:   Monday November 13 at 7:00 PM Where: Park Ridge CommunityContinue reading “Equal Means Equal Film Screening”

A Tribute to Non Violence

A TRIBUTE TO NONVIOLENCE: JOIN US Thursday, October 26th from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Evanston Art Center 1717 Central St, Evanston, IL Now more than ever. Stand for a community, nation, and world that values life over destruction, that values people over profits, and that values reconciliation over supremacy. JOIN OUR TRIBUTE TO NONVIOLENCE.Continue reading “A Tribute to Non Violence”

Agenda for Meeting October 9, 2017

Action Ridge; Monday 10/9/2017 100 Courtland Ave – Lower Level We promote principles of democracy: inclusion, respect, equity and the health of our planet.  Truth Matters! 7:00 to 7:30 Meet and Mingle 7:30    Action Ridge Discussion: Next Meeting Dates 11/13 01/08/18 Review areas of interest and functionality since last meeting: Women’s Issues Immigration Education EnvironmentContinue reading “Agenda for Meeting October 9, 2017”

Action on Reproductive Rights

he anti-woman Trump administration just issued rules that threaten reproductive health care. They’re using employers’ religious and moral beliefs as an excuse to discriminate and cut off access to birth control. This is a direct assault on our rights, and we have to take action NOW. Submit a public comment and tell the Department ofContinue reading “Action on Reproductive Rights”

Park Ridge and the Environment

On Monday September 18, the Park Ridge City Council unanimously agreed to endorse the Greenest Region Compact 2 (GRC2) and the Mayor signed the Resolution on September 19.  Endorsing this program was recommended by the Park Ridge Community Health Commission (CHC), as presented to the City Council by the CHC Chair, Tricia Williams.  Park RidgeContinue reading “Park Ridge and the Environment”

August 2017 Meeting Minutes

On Monday, September 11th, Nan Parson and Kristin Berg, of Park Ridge Housing Initiative, gave a presentation which explains their mission to develop more affordable housing in Park Ridge.  It is the hope of the Initiative that increasing the number of affordable living units in the city would enable Park Ridge to be an inclusive community that promotes cultural and economic diversity; encouragesContinue reading “August 2017 Meeting Minutes”