General meeting ~ March 24th

We are excited to welcome the Institute for Nonviolence Chicago to join us for our next Action Ridge gathering.  You will not want to miss this workshop on Building the Beloved Community through Dr. King’s principles of peacemaking and understanding.  Please mark your calendars to join us next Wednesday, 3/24 from 7:00 to 9:00.  An emailContinue reading “General meeting ~ March 24th”

Candidate Statements

We invited every local candidate running in the April 6th election to respond to two questions: Why they’re running for office and what actions would they take to create inclusion, respect and equity in Park Ridge, in general, and in the specific areas of affordable housing, policing policies and creating a welcoming environment in the schoolsContinue reading “Candidate Statements”

Meeting ~ February 18, 2021

2nd in a Series on“Building the Beloved Community” Speaker: Jerry Kellman Jerry Kellman is an experienced and inspiring community organizer. He has developed grassroot organizations throughout the Midwest and was instrumental in bringing Barack Obama to Chicago in the 80’s where he mentored him as an organizer. Send any questions you have for Mr. KellmanContinue reading “Meeting ~ February 18, 2021”

Justice in Policing Podcast

Topic: Melvin Lars’ Zoom Meeting CA. Rep. Karen Bass author of; George Floyd Justice In Policing Act 2020 H.R. 7120 and members of George Perry Floyd, jr’s. family will address this piece of legislation!Time: Jan 16, 2021 07:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meetinghttps://us02web.zoom.us/j/8270613136?pwd=d08xREZPb0VrSFc2a3F0TFdOcnpSQT09 Meeting ID: 827 061 3136Passcode: 9sgUbD

Upcoming Events

These two actions are from our friend, Melvin Lars, who hosts Civic Dinners and has his own podcast on Friday evenings.  He’s working hard to make our country more equitable.  Please read these requests and act for Justice.1.  Contact:    Dick Durbin at  312.353.4952     Tammy Duckworth at 202-224-2854Tell them to pass the George Floyd PolicingContinue reading “Upcoming Events”

Important Information About the Vaping Ordinance.

Dear Action Ridgers, those of you who attended our “Policing in Park Ridge” virtual meeting on Thursday learned about the way  vaping infractions are handled in D207.  Alice Dobrinsky has done a great deal of research on this subject and has asked us to read the following information; and, if you so choose, take actionContinue reading “Important Information About the Vaping Ordinance.”

IL Judges in the General Election, 2020

Judges in the General Election, 2020  So many names – Who’s qualified? Who’s not qualified?    The Alliance of Bar Associations for Judicial Screening publishes judicial evaluations from 12 Bar Associations.    The Alliance of Bar Associations for Judicial Screening is comprised of the Arab American Bar Association (AABAR), Asian American Bar Association of Greater Chicago (AABA), Black Women Lawyers’Continue reading “IL Judges in the General Election, 2020”