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4th Annual PACG Picnic & Pie Auction!

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Bring Family & Friends!

Date: Sunday, September 11th, 2016

Time: Noon to 3 PM

Middle Park at the Lagoon Area Shelter in Bettendorf Iowa

  • Catered by Fresh Deli
  • Music
  • PIE Auction
  • 50 / 50 Raffle

Kids under 10 FREE!

$10 Per Individual Ticket

$25 Per Family Ticket

Click here to register online.

Directions: From Bettendorf’s Middle Road take 18th Street South to Parkway Drive. Turn east onto Parkway Dr. which dead-ends at the Lagoon.

Click here for a Google Maps Link to Middle Park Lagoon Area Shelter

Symposium on the Impact of Wealth Disparity on America

The symposium was presented by the Economic Justice Forum of PACG on November 22, 2014 at Augustana College. Pulitzer Prize winning journalist David Cay Johnston was the keynote speaker. The following link will take you to our YouTube videos of the symposium

Video Playlist

After Action Report: ACA Enrollment Press Conference

Ken Croken speaks at ACA Enrollment Press Conference

Ken Croken speaks at ACA Enrollment Press Conference

Despite the fact that last Tuesday, October 1, 2013, the U.S. government shut down and thereby created real hardships for many, many people, it was also a date to celebrate—the first date for millions of people in this country to sign up for the expanded health care coverage opportunities created by the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

Here in the Quad Cities, it was a beautiful afternoon—a bit breezy, but sunny and warm—a great day to be outside. A large group from PACG did just that, at the fountain out front at the Genesis East campus. We were at a press conference to hear a number of Quad City organizations explain what they will be doing to enroll the approximate 40,000 uninsured people in our Illinois-Iowa community. Davenport mayor Bill Gluba, passionate as always about issues of social justice, gave a rousing affirmation of the importance of the day in the expansion of social and health care justice for all. Representatives of Genesis Health System, Community Health Care, Project Now, Casa Guanajuato, Illinois-Iowa Center for Independent Living, Campaign for Better Health Care, and the Rock Island County Health Department all explained their roles in enrollment. The overriding message was that this push for enrollment would truly be community-wide.

Picture of Karen Metcalf facilitator PACG Health Care Forum

Karen Metcalf facilitator PACG Health Care Forum

Community organizations are going to be key partners in our local enrollment activities. PACG is one of over 900 organizations around the country that have made a commitment to helping the enrollment effort by becoming a Champion for Coverage. We’re taking that role seriously, and the Health Care Reform Forum is actively working to strengthen the network of support for enrollment across the QC community. Stay tuned for updates!


After Action Report: No XL Pipeline Action


Standing up for the planet!

On Saturday September 21st more that 30 Quad citizens met at the Davenport Farmers Market to Draw a Line at Tar Sands Oil and the XL Pipeline.

The action was organized by Jody Zimmerman’s West High ecology club. The dedicated teens ask that Canada stop threatening their future.

After Action Report: 1st Annual PACG Picnic Stunning Success!

1st annual PACG picnic

The first annual PACG Picnic was a stunning success with well over 100 people in attendance!

A big thank you to everyone who came, especially those who helped plan and facilitate the event. There were many wonderful speakers covering topics ranging from health care, to the environment, to the importance of continued economic justice and civic involvement. Congratulations to the raffle winners that got to take home signed copies of State Senator Rob Hogg’s book; “America’s Climate Century” and PACG T-shirts. Congratulations also to our silent auction winners who got to take home some delicious pies. T-shirts, window decals for your car, and bumper stickers are still available, please contact PACG by phone (563-676-7580) or sending an email to qcprogressiveaction@gmail.com if you are interested in purchasing PACG merchandise.

We are still looking to grow the three committees decided upon as part of strategic planning done to renew our organizing efforts. This picnic was born from and spearheaded by the Finance Committee. If you are interested please get involved in any way you can.

Membership- Contact DanDeshane at dandeshane1956@gmail.com
Finance- Contact Alta Price at altaprice@gmail.com
Visibility- Contact Bill Sherwood at amcclus406@msn.com