Author Archives: Mary Shesgreen

I was a speaker at this Sierra Club  rally at the office of Congressman Peter Roskam, which  was well-attended, high-energy, and effective.  See the following links for  press coverage:


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Please note that the write-ups contain some inaccuracies.  I am a member of the executive committee of NIJwJ, NOT the Chair.  Also, the coverage implies that I am articulating an official position of NIJwJ.  In fact, I was expressing my own opinions.

Mary Shesgreen

On November 15th,2016,  Northern Illinois Jobs with Justice, along with Fox Valley Citizens for Peace and Justice,  held a third program in our Just Transitions series, a dialogue about how the US can transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy.  Here’s the link to the video of that program.  The venue was Lombard Mennonite Church… Continue Reading

Northern Illinois Jobs with Justice and Fox Valley Citizens for Peace & Justice present a public program. For information call Mary Shesgreen 847-742-6602                                                  A Just Transition  From a fossil fuel based… Continue Reading

Yesterday (Tuesday, Oct  18th) , West Suburban activists, including some members of Fox Valley Citizens for Peace and Justice,  and our allied organization Northern Illinois Jobs with Justice, united to call on Sen. Oberweis and Rep. Wheeler to stand with their constituents, not Governor Rauner’s anti-family, anti-worker agenda.We heard testimony about social service providers who… Continue Reading