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Lobby Visit to Illinois Senatorial Delegation on June 2nd

Join us this Wednesday June, 2nd to visit the offices of Senators Richard Durbin and Roland Burris to urge them to support Adaptation Funding in the American Power Act which is now before the senate.  We'll meet in the lobby of the Kluczynski Federal Building at 9:00am on Wednesday, June 2nd.

The address for the Kluczynski Federal Building is:

 230 S. Dearborn, Chicago, IL 60604

We will urge them to act on climate change now.  Innocent people, especially the world’s poorest, are suffering its impacts every day that we fail to act!  

Help us to ask them to move forward on a comprehensive climate and energy solution now that meets the US's global commitments to the world’s most vulnerable people, and to work with Senator Reid right now to push this effort past the finish line.

As advocates for those affected most by climate change, we are deeply concerned that the American Power Act does not begin to fund international adaptation until 2019, and that funding levels are too low.


2010 Chicago Oxfam Action Corps Kick-Off Meeting

Chicago Oxfam Action Corps Summer of Action Kick-off Meeting is Monday, May 24th

Meet fellow Oxfam supporters from Chicago, and kick-off an exciting summer with the Oxfam Action Corps! Jump in to volunteer with the Chicago Oxfam Action Corps or come just to learn more about what we do… This is the opportunity you've been waiting for, and now is your chance. We can’t wait to meet you!

WHAT: Summer of Action Kick-off Meeting

WHEN: Monday, May 24th, 7:00 - 8:00 pm

WHERE: Old St Pat's Church, 2nd Floor Meeting Rooms
711 W Monroe, Chicago, IL

WHY: This meeting will be a gathering of new volunteers (and a few vets) from all parts of Chicago who are interested in making this summer and beyond a forceful effort towards tackling hunger, poverty, and social injustice. Our aim is comprehensive climate legislation that includes adequate funding to help poor communities cope and build resilience to climate impacts! It’s time the U.S. steps up as a leader in the fight against climate change and takes a stand for the world’s most vulnerable communities. And we need YOUR help to accomplish this.

DIRECTIONS: Just off I90/94 at the corner of Monroe and DesPlaines.
Public Transportation: 2 blocks west and 1 block south of Ogilvie Transportation Center & Union Stations.
CTA bus routes 8, 20 & 156 run nearby.
"L" stop at Clinton(Lake St, Green/ Pink line) or Washington (Wells St, Loop).
Street Parking available on DesPlaines & two Pay Parking lots across the street.


World Fair Trade Day Celebration in Chicago
Friday, May 7th
9:00am to 6:00pm
Daley Plaza in downtown Chicago
50 W. Washington Street Chicago, IL

Click Here for Info

Hosted by Chicago Fair Trade

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