Cook County, IL Focus
For info or to get involved: ProgressiveAllianceCookCounty@gmail.com
The Progressive Alliance - Cook County (PA-CC) is a coalition of emerging leaders working to engage and unify the many Progressive, Independent, and Reform organizations in Cook County. These organizations share common interests—but rarely share resources. By identifying and activating the next generation of Cook County residents, we can take ownership of the electoral process and public policy.
We envision a Cook County where:
• residents feel a sense of connection, urgency, and progress within the political process,
• the officials we elect are public servants, and
• government protects human rights and invests in the long-term stability of communities.
Forge a lasting community of Progressive, Independent, and Reform organizations and leaders.
Beginning locally in 2010, work to ensure an accessible electoral process ultimately solidifying Cook County as a staging ground for 2012 and beyond.
Ensure sustainable communities through a policy platform which delivers comprehensive and efficient social services, protects equality and human rights, and supports transparent and accountable government.
For more info or to join, you can go to their Facebook Page.
Equality Illinois First Friday
Monthly at 6pm on the first Friday
Sidetrack, 3349 N. Halsted Street, Chicago
(21 and over, with I.D.)
For a $10 donation to Equality Illinois, you receive two drink tickets and a ticket for a door prize drawing. Contributions to this event support the Equality Illinois Political Action Committee.
LOCAL NAACP BRANCH:
The Illinois Tenth Congressional District Democrats is a volunteer group that has formed to help elect Democrats at all levels of government within Illinois' Tenth Congressional District. The district includes portions of both Cook and Lake Counties stretching from Wilmette on the south through Waukegan and from Lake Michigan west through parts of Arlington Heights and Palatine. Check here for upcoming events. You can also email them for more info: info_at_tenthdems.org
Some local Democracy for America Chapters:
Greater Lincoln Park DFA:
This chapter of Howard Dean's Democracy for America serves the Lincoln Park community of Chicago, IL. We're requesting a $20/year membership to cover the expenses of the organization and its activities. Sign up here for more info.
Chicago South Side DFA: Sign up here for more info.
Northside Democracy for America is a diverse group of volunteers dedicated to electing socially progressive, fiscally responsible, and ethically committed Democrats to office at all levels of government.
Every election cycle our voting members vote to "adopt" or endorse a limited number of candidates and then we work to elect those candidates. We have a monthly membership meeting with guest speakers; we also host educational forums, trainings and social events.
To find out more or to join, go to their website.
LAUGHING LIBERALLY CHICAGO: Political Action through Comedy
First Wednesday of each month, 8:00 pm
No Exit, 6970 N Glenwood Ave
DRINKING LIBERALLY CHICAGO:
* Second and fourth Tuesday of each month, 7:00-9:00 pm
* Sheffield's, 3258 N Sheffield Ave (In the back room)
* Hosted by Greg Sasso and Jon Mclennand, chicago (at) drinkingliberally.org
* Every Wednesday, 7:00 pm onward
* The Celtic Knot, 626 Church St (Half block east of Orrington)
* For the upcoming holiday season we're not planning on meeting the week of Thanksgiving or during the month of December
* Hosted by Mark Foisy, Rich Heath and Adelaide Rowe, evanston (at) drinkingliberally.org
Chicago Center for Inquiry: Center For Inquiry/Chicago is a not-for-profit organization that nurtures and inter-connects Chicagoland's growing community of secular humanists and free inquirers. We are dedicated to inquiring into and striving to improve all aspects of the human condition. Go here to see their calendar of events.
The Chicago Green Home Meetup Group
Meet other local people who are interested in making their homes environmentally friendly. As developers, designers, and brokers of Green Homes, we are a great resource to learn more about what you can do today to become more sustainable and green! Sign up to find out more about meetings.
Chicago Sustainable Development & New Urbanism Meetup Group
Meet other local people who are interested in Sustainable Development and New Urbanism.
Let's define what we mean by "sustainable," "energy-efficient," "green," etc. and then work toward making it happen here in Chicago! What are the building blocks of "sustainability?" What are the most important issues that need to be addressed? What issues are important to you when you look at your home, your neighborhood and your city? What actions can we take to effect true change that benefits everyone? We hope to answer these questions through conversations with local experts and other community members.
Let's work toward having more energy-efficient, healthy and "sustainable" options when looking for a new home. Let's create neighborhoods that are of human scale, cohesive and prepared for the future. Let's restore our urban fabric and communities!
Sign up to find out about meetings
South Suburban Food Co-op
21750 Main Street
Matteson, Illinois 60433
Phone: (708) 747-2256
Everyone is welcome to visit the SSFC during normal business hours. Don't forget to visit our Resale shop. We have guest passes available in order for you to make a purchase, however only one per household per year will be accepted. Ownership/Membership is required for additional opportunities to buy products including local, organic, wheat free, vegan, gluten free, and other health-conscience merchandise. If you too like the atmosphere and want to live a "greener" lifestyle, stop by.
Stone Soup Ashland
4637 N. Ashland
Chicago, Illinois 60614
Stone Soup is a housing cooperative, founded in 1997, with three houses in Chicago's Uptown and McKinley Park neighborhoods. We are a diverse community of 35 people, who are committed to living with joy and justice in everything we do. So take a look around the site. Come by for a potluck. We'd love to meet you!