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Aaron Schock Town Hall Meeting

When: November 2, 2009 7:00 PM

Five Points Washington
360 N. Wilmor Road
Washington, IL 61571

U.S. Representative Aaron Schock will be holding a public town hall meeting on Monday evening in Washington (near Peoria), Illinois.  Rep. Schock will use this opportunity to discuss the national healthcare bill.

A press release for this event was posted just minutes ago: http://www.pjstar.com/news/x1659493955/Schock-plans-town-hall-meeting-on-health-bill
If you are able to attend this event, please remember to keep your tone and manner respectful at all times.  Hope to see many of you there!!

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Update 10/24/2009 Since the treaty mentioned in this post will NOT be signed this year (see today’s post) we now have time to take planned action. Here are suggestions from the website GlobalClimateScam.com:

Ten Things You Can Do

boy-flagThe most common question we get from people is “what can I do to make a difference?”  Here’s a list of ten things you can do to promote the cause of freedom.

1. Use this website to get educated on the evidence against global warming.

2. Post a copy of the Lord Monckton video on your social networking page.

3. Send an email to your friends asking them to sign the petition at www.NoCapAndTrade.com.

4. Print copies of our “Five Facts About Global Warming Flyer” and distribute them in your neighborhood.

5. Order a copy of the movie “Not Evil Just Wrong”. Invite your neighbors over to watch and discuss the movie.

6. Schedule a visit with your members of Congress. If you can’t physically meet with them, the next best thing is to make a phone call. Emails are the least effective method of communication.

7. Write a letter to the editor of your local newspaper.

8. Put a GlobalClimateScam bumper sticker on your car.

9. Create a list of like-minded individuals and keep them updated with emails about the issue.

10. Make a donation to help us promote the cause for freedom.

From Global Climate Scam.com:

On October 14, Lord Christopher Monckton, a noted climate change skeptic, gave a presentation at Bethel University in St. Paul, MN. In this 4-minute excerpt from his speech, he issues a dire warning to all Americans regarding the United Nations Climate Change Treaty, scheduled to be signed in Copenhagen in December 2009. (this link takes a while to load)

The above video is a 4 minute excerpt from Lord Monckton’s 95 minute presentation.

The video below is the entire 95+ minute presentation:

To read an article by Lord Monckton go to this link:

Great Is Truth, and Mighty Above All Things – keynote address to the 2009 International Conference on Climate Change.

The clock is ticking, Fellow Americans. We must try with all our strength and abilities to stop this treaty from being signed by our President. If we cannot stop it, we stand to lose our freedoms and the future freedoms of our children. If this treaty is signed, we will lose our Free Republic to Communism and America will never be the same. Tell your family, your friends and neighbors. Sound the alarm before it is too late. We have 54 days to stop this. Contact your Senators and Representatives.

For more information, go to GlobalClimateScam.com

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Peck's 2nd poster as he submitted it for the kindergarten assignment

Kindergartner fights for Jesus poster for 10 years
3rd appeal in decade-long battle over child’s portrait of Christ

Posted: October 14, 2009
9:13 pm Eastern

By Chelsea Schilling
© 2009 WorldNetDaily

A former kindergarten student has been fighting a legal battle for 10 years after his teacher and principal censored his art project because it included a figure of Jesus.

The boy’s poster was displayed for part of one day on a cafeteria wall, just like 80 other student posters, with one exception – his drawing was folded in half to conceal Jesus.

poster as it was displayed in the cafeteria (folded to hide Jesus)

poster as it was displayed in the cafeteria (folded to hide Jesus)

Why is this story important? Because this child’s Constitutional rights are being denied. There is no “separation of Church and state” in the US Constitution. Here is the First Amendment as it is written:

Amendment I

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

H/T:  Chelsea Schilling

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One of our Central Illinois 9/12 Members, Larry Travis, wrote an excellent letter to the editor of the State Journal Register in Springfield, Illinois.

Government doesn’t seem to trust us
Many are jobless, the economy lags and current legislation portends major changes in our lives. As the Sept. 12 March on Washington illustrated, these are stressful times — and many folks are desperately concerned.

However, we also have reason for great optimism. As chaotic times force us to revisit what it means to be American, we have a chance to reacquaint ourselves with the unique heritage that made America worth the pride and sacrifice of so many.

The efforts of the Central Illinois 9/12 Project Group might just be the best example. By learning about our nation’s founding, the folks in this group have seen, maybe some for the first time, the unique story of America’s creation and how it serves as a template for progressing our country today to unprecedented greatness. Our Founding Fathers recognized the presence of God in creation and saw the great potential he gave humanity, so long as we accepted the responsibility of following his natural law. The Founders saw us as good and worthy of the freedom to govern ourselves responsibly. We then took it upon ourselves to serve others in compassion and justice — and to elect virtuous leaders to handle tasks beyond the scope of what we could do directly. Just imagine: The government trusted the people to govern themselves, and the people responded by being caring, charitable and just.

Nowadays, our government just doesn’t seem to trust us anymore and we suffer the results. While America has made its share of mistakes in the past, we really are a good people and capable of great things — so long as we assume responsibility for ourselves and complement this by working cooperatively with truly virtuous leaders. That’s the mission of the 9/12 Project and a reason of hope for all.

Larry Travis Jr.
Assistant organizer
Central Illinois 9/12 Project

Way to go, Larry!!

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purple shirtsThe labor unions in Illinois are now going to the homes of families who are caring for their disabled family members. The purpose of these “visits”? To check on their well-being?  NO.  The State of Illinois provided to SEIU and AFSCME the names and addresses of all 3,500 home care service providers within the State — with the express purpose being to increase the unions’ membership rolls, influence, and political clout.  They have an executive order from Pat Quinn, Governor of Illinois. They have failed to adequately explain that joining the union is optional. For more details, go to Michele Malkin’s blog.

An excerpt from Michele Malkin’s blog:

Pam Harris of Western Springs, Illinois, the mother of a 20-year-old son with severe developmental disabilities who receives in-home care stipends, questioned the state’s failure to make a no-representation option clear. She and other parents dared to criticize the union effort publicly in a piece published September 3 in the Chicago Tribune. (”I am not an employee of the state,” Harris said. “I work from my home. I don’t want the union in my home. I can Norma Rae with the rest of them.”) Harris and other parents scraped together their own money (no match for Big Labor coffers) and put together an informational flyer to counter-balance the pro-union propaganda and inform home-based providers that they could opt for no union representation.

The union-pandering state government responded by trying to gag parental critics — yet another stark illustration of SEIU president Andy Stern’s “persuasion of power.”

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We now have business cards and postcards available for you to order. These are excellent tools for getting the word out.
Central Illinois 912 Project Members: order yours by emailing Erin, Tracy, or Darla.
250 business cards can be purchased for $17.00

250 business cards can be purchased for $17.00 (Click to see larger image)

Business card - back

Business card - back (click to see larger image)

Postcard - front

Postcard - front 100 of the postcards (which advertise the small groups) can be purchased for $20

Postcard - back

Postcard - back

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There will be a candidates’ forum  in Petersburg, Illinois on Sept 26th. It will be at the Lincoln’s New Salem State Historic Site. There is an outdoor Theater in the Park there. Candidates will have the stage to themselves for 40 minutes. For the first 10 minutes they can speak. For the next 30 minutes we can ask them questions on their positions, intents, and accomplishments.
A large turnout will send the most powerful message, that we are united and strong, and will select our own candidates, not allow the parties to pick for us. Come with questions and bring your friends.
The candidates will begin at 10:00 A.M. and the last will end at 2:40 P.M. There is a sandwich shop on the site.  Event will be cancelled in the event of rain.

Here is the list of candidates expected to be there:

(Click on pictures to go to each candidate’s website.)


Dan Proft 10:00 – 10:40 Rep Gov



Kathleen Thomas 10:40 – 11:20 Rep US Senate


John Arrington 11:20 – 12:00 Rep U.S. Senate


 john andrzejewski

Adam Andrzejewski 12:00 – 12:40 Rep Gov (Bruno Berhed, policy advisor, will take Adam’s place due to scheduling conflict)

thomas castillo

Thomas Castillo 12:40 – 1:20 Dem Lt Gov

robert zadek

Robert Zadek 1:20 – 2:00 Rep U. S. Senate


don lowry

Don Lowry 2:00 – 2:40 Rep U.S. Senate


This event will be held at:

Lincoln’s New Salem State Historic Site (Theater in the Park)
15588 History Lane
Petersburg, Illinois 62675


2 miles south of Petersburg, IL, on Rt. 97 or 20 miles northwest of Springfield, IL, on Rt. 97.


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