Welcome. It’s time to ACT. CONNECT. ENGAGE.


NEXT ACE MEETING: OCTOBER 21 

Our next meeting, featuring an update on Immigration and the reunification of separated families, will be October 21 at 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. in the Community Room of the 1st Congregational Church-UCC, 25 E. Benton Ave., Naperville. Stephanie Schweitzer from the Texas Civil Rights Project will discuss the situation at the Texas border, a representative from the Heartland Alliance and National Immigration Justice Center will talk about reuniting children with their parents in Chicago, and local activist Karen Peck will tell us why she stands by Dandelion Fountain on Naperville’s Riverwalk every day between 6 and 7 p.m. You won’t want to miss it! For more information, click here.


We’re Gearing up for the Midterms on 11/6/18. Are You? 

See our Campaigns & Candidates Page for all the latest info.

Click here for info on how, where, and when you can vote in the mid-term elections.  This site for the DuPage County Election Commission covers online voter registration, voting by mail, and early voting dates.

 How can you help your favorite candidate win in November? Check out ACE’s new Candidate Event Calendar, featuring all kinds of volunteer opportunities, including canvassing, phone banking, fundraisers, and more. To submit, email your event to act.connect.engage@gmail.com.


Outraged over yet another mass shooting in the United States? 

Every day, 93 Americans die from gun violence. Since Newtown, there have been more than 200 school shootings. That’s almost one a week. American women are 16 times more likely to be shot and killed than women in other developed countries. These statistics from Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America are chilling. See what you can do to help locally here.

Read Beverly George’s piece, The New Normal: Frequent Public Shootings, in Speak Out. Beverly also had a Letter to the Editor on this issue printed in the Daily Herald, entitled “A gun buy-back plan for super wealthy.” 

To see how your senators and representatives voted on proposed, common-sense gun legislation, click here.


WHO ARE WE?

Born out of the Women’s March in January, 2017, ACE is a progressive, grassroots group based in the western suburbs of Chicago. Our main areas of concern include health, education, and welfare; the environment; human rights; and campaigns and candidates.

With our monthly guest speakers covering topics ranging from deregulating the EPA, dark money in politics, and current trends in supporting LGBTQ+ youth, ACE strives to bring accurate, thought-provoking information to the forefront of a not-so-easily-trusted political climate.

MISSION

  • We hold our local, state, and federal officials and representatives accountable to be our voices in government and to serve us, their constituents, with integrity and transparency.
  • We embrace the principles of human rights, inclusion, nonviolence, compassion, and fairness in all of our interactions with others as we work to promote ethical public policy in our government.
  • We ACT— we march, rally, and protest peacefully with compassion and passion.
  • We CONNECT—we communicate with our local, state, and federal officials to make our voices heard.
  • We ENGAGE — we formed smaller teams to study individual issues and inform the larger group. We often partner with other Progressive groups in Naperville and greater Chicago area to build a louder chorus.

In a hurry for major issues and related news? Click here. For an interesting take on the Trump administration, read Rebecca Solnit’s “The Coup has Already Happened.”


Styrofoam Recycling Program

Want to responsibly dispose of styrofoam, but don’t know what to do with all of it? ACE’s Environment Team can help! Check out our environment page for details.

 


For ways you can Act, Connect, Engage, click here. 

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