OFA, Springfield Residents, push Rep.Schock on Immigration Reform (Video/Pictures)

(PICTURES Following Story) On Tuesday, Organizing for Action Springfield, along with many local residents, held an event outside the offices of Rep. Aaron Schock, urging him to support Comprehensive Immigration Reform. Last week of course, the Senate overwhelmingly passed a historic Immigration Reform bill, with both Illinois Senators-including Republican Mark Kirk-voting in favor of the... Read more »

OFA, 3rd District Residents, push Rep. Lipinski on Immigration Reform

#DREAMer Marnee Ostoa tells her #AmericanStory
(PICTURES following text) From the OFA official press release : On Monday, July 1, 2013 after the winning vote for comprehensive immigration reform in the Senate, Organizing for Action – Illinois, Chicago 1st Ward Alderman Joe Moreno and local community members held an event calling on Rep. Lipinski to continue support for CIR.  Sixty-eight Senators banded together in voting for a... Read more »

Come see "The Dream is Now" and show your support for Immigration Reform

Come see "The Dream is Now" and show your support for Immigration Reform
This Thursday, June 20th, Organizing for Action (OFA)  will be hosting a viewing party of the documentary “The Dream is Now”, at the Holiday Club Uptown (4000 N Sheridan, Chicago, IL 60613)  from 7-8:30 PM. From the Documentary’s website: The Dream is Now is a new 30-minute documentary that’s being made in real time, as this debate is... Read more »
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Honor soldiers who have died, by remembering and serving those who are alive

“I like to see a man proud of the place in which he lives. I like to see a man live so that his place will be proud of him” Abraham Lincoln We say that a Veteran’s place, their Country, is proud of them. In symbolic ways, in speeches, in ribbons, in lesiure filled Holidays, we acknowledge their... Read more »

How about a "Gay Marriage Show Loophole"?

In the United States of America, in the year 2013, it is easier to obtain a gun than a marriage license. That is, if you’re gay. To be more specific, it is easier for a violent sociopath to obtain a gun, than a gay couple to obtain a marriage license. Again, and to be clear,... Read more »

A Gun or a 92-Year-Old African American Woman: Which is more dangerous?

You’re not going to believe this, but a recent CNN hidden camera investigation, seemed to confirm what this recent Toronto Star investigation, this Rossen  investigation, this ABC investigation, this mass shooting, this mass shooting, this mass shooting…and this mass shooting –and thousands upon thousands of other shootings– appeared to unmistakably  indicate: It’s easy to purchase a... Read more »
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An Open letter from Rape to the Town of Steubenville (Big Red Nation): Thanks for the support

An Open letter from Rape to the Town of Steubenville (Big Red Nation): Thanks for the support
Big Red Nation, Hey—look at that—a picture of me about to happen! Anyway, in case you’re unfamiliar with who I am-I’m Rape, as in sexual assault, as in I’m what happens when a person is forced-generally physically, to engage in sexual activity, and by sexual activity I pretty much mean penetration. Ringing a bell? Yep,... Read more »

Charlotte Bacon should be celebrating her 7th Birthday today

Charlotte Bacon should be celebrating her 7th Birthday today
Today Charlotte Bacon should be opening gifts. Stuffed animals surely, which she loved, her favorite being her lamb. In fact she loved anything and everything associated with animals. After all, Charlotte was going to be Veterinarian one day…she knew this since she was two years old. She should be getting new clothes—clothes to accommodate the evolving taste... Read more »

An open letter to Wayne LaPierre : Here's an absolute truth--you're an a**hole

On Tuesday, at the Weatherby International Hunting and Conservation Awards in Nevada (all my picks lost btw!), you gratuitously provided lucky guests with -surprise surprise-a scathing critique of President Obama’s inaugural address, taking particular issue with the President’s comments regarding “absolutism”-angrily asserting that “absolutes do exist, words do have meaning in language and in law!”. As the title of this... Read more »
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Obama's Second Inaugural Address, and my Evolving Tears of Joy

On Election Night, when-in spite of the supposed worst performance in the history of human debates, and in stubborn defiance of the “likely voter” model of Rasmussen and Gallup, not to mention the prognostication of Ann Coulter and Dick Morris-Barack Obama was officially declared the winner of Ohio, and in effect the Presidency, I cried. I... Read more »
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