Hi - we missed a few timely items on Saturday's newsletter:
DONATE TO REFUGEE ONE
At tomorrow’s P4C meeting (collection to continue throughout weekend; if you miss tomorrow’s meeting, email us for address to drop off): Refugee One is looking for Summer Wear for kids: children’s swimsuits (new), one piece or tankinis for girls, swim trunks for boys, beach towels (new or gently used), drawstring backpacks (new or gently used), box fans, (new), bike helmets (new or gently used), bike locks (new or gently used). Target also has a Gift Registry for Refugee One if you search their gift registry page.
TONITE: SUPPORT CLIMATE CHANGE LEGISLATION
For York Township Residents (for Elmhurst residents, that's anyone south of North Ave). Attend the York Township annual meeting on Tues., April 10, 7 p.m. at the Township Office 1502 S. Meyers Road, Lombard.
On the agenda are statements and voting on whether the following resolution will be included on the York Township Midterm Elections Ballot in November 2018: "Shall our Representatives and Senators in the U.S. Congress sponsor and/or support measures that will address the serious threat posed by climate change?" Your presence could be crucial to getting this resolution placed on the ballot. Inclusion of this climate change question on the November ballot will elevate the importance of climate change in voter's minds, and a positive outcome will send a powerful message to lawmakers.
But the resolution won't even make it to the ballot unless an estimated 75 or more supporters attend the York Township Annual Meeting. Arrive at least 15 minutes early so your name can be found on the voter rolls.
APRIL 18: 7 p.m. MOMS DEMAND ACTION – ELMHURST
Learn about how common sense gun laws are passed in our state, current laws, proposals to make our community safer and how you can help. .Meeting at Bethel United Church at 315 E. Saint Charles Road, Elmhurst
APRIL 26: ENVIRONMENTAL LOBBY DAY IN SPRINGFIELD
Join supporters of the Illinois Environmental Council, Illinois Chapter of the Sierra Club and Faith in Place at the Capitol in Springfield for 2018 Environmental Lobby day. In past years, these events have been vital in passing important environmental policies, including the Future Energy Jobs Act.
There will be buses heading to Springfield from locations including Chicago Loop and South Side, Naperville/Schaumburg, Oak Park, Waukegan, Peoria and Champaign. To learn more or sign up go to ilenviro.org/get-involved/2018-lobby-day
UNKNOWN: WORRIED ABOUT MUELLER GETTING FIRED?
So are we, and if that happens P4C will be organizing a peaceful protest at Elmhurst City Hall plaza (corner of York and 3rd). Sign up here to get more information and details (or put in your zip code to find location nearest you) here
Rallies will begin just hours after national events are triggered:
· If actions are triggered BEFORE 2 p.m. local time, events will begin at 5 p.m. local time.
· If actions are triggered AFTER 2 p.m. local time, events will begin at noon local time the following day.