2017 Democratic Party of DuPage Gala April 23rd

Our 2017 gala is sure to outshine any before it for so many reasons not the least of which the presence of Congressman Keith Ellison. A progressive fighter in Congress, he’s now vying to become the first African and Muslim-American to run the Democratic National Committee. We share Congressman Ellison’s progressive values here in DuPage and want you to know that your purchase of a ticket for this year’s gala will provide the funds needed to fight back against racism, oppression, economic injustice and for …

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DON’T FORGET! LOCAL ELECTIONS ON APRIL 4TH! See “Voter Information” under the Election Tab for more information!

Striking Tomorrow for International Women´s Day? Give Your Testimony.

Striking Tomorrow for International Women´s Day? Give Your Testimony.

Not everyone has the freedom to support tomorrow´s strike by not working, everyone understands that BUT if you are striking tomorrow and would like to put up a testimony as to why go to:

www.womenstrike.org/testimony

 

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Tell FedEx no more NRA perks.

Tell FedEx no more NRA perks.

The NRA works hard to flood our communities with firearms and fosters a “guns everywhere” culture that encourages people to pick up a gun every chance they get, whether for sport or supposed self-defense. With more than 300 million guns in circulation [1] in the United States and a “guns everywhere” culture, it’s no wonder 100,000 Americans are injured or killed with guns every year. [2]

American businesses that serve families and communities, especially an iconic brand like FedEx, should have no part in helping to perpetuate even more gun sales …

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Tom Perez and Keith Ellison join ranks to move DNC to the left.

Tom Perez and Keith Ellison join ranks to move DNC to the left.

The race for chair of the Democratic National Committee came to an end (yesterday) in Atlanta when former Labor Secretary Tom Perez was elected to the position, beating out Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison in a race that had come to be framed as a battle between the party’s Obama-era establishment and the burgeoning progressive wing of Sen. Bernie Sanders. Conceding the race, Ellison, who was backed by Sanders, pleaded with his supporters to “give everything you’ve got to support Chairman Perez.”

WE HOPE YOU WILL DO …

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NAACP Freedom Fund Gala

Celebrating 60 Years of Steppin Up!
The NAACP Freedom Fund was created in 1953 to raise money and promote the fight for equality of all people. The movement was underway during a time of great racial violence and tragedy.

The DuPage County Branch’s initial fight was to seek fair housing for all people who lived and worked within its boundaries. Since then, the Branch has addressed many civil liberties. Today the Branch is well known for its committment to our youth. The DuPage County Branch is very …

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Behind the Veil: Women’s Role in Islam

Behind the Veil: Women’s Role in Islam

Celebrate International Women’s Day Early this year (or just all year long!) by becoming more knowledgeable about women in Islamic culture. For more info please email Women@dupagedemocrats.com or just click on the poster below to reach the RSVP link. 

 

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Re-elect Martin McManamon FUNDRAISER!

Re-elect Martin McManamon FUNDRAISER!

Fundraiser at John & Tony’s Steakhouse

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Let’s Target HIM instead!

Let’s Target HIM instead!

ANALYSIS: Bruce Rauner Targets Seniors With $197.6 Million Cut to Care

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A Discussion on Policing in Naperville

League of Women Voters presents a nonpartisan public forum, “Policing in Naperville”
Panelists include Naperville Police Chief Marshall, NAACP of DuPage County President Michael Childress, Ed Yohnka from ACLU Illinois, and Holly Schroetlin of Moms Demand Action gun safety.
This is an informational public meeting where you will have the opportunity to ask your own questions.
How are police officers trained?
How do they know who to pull over?
What are gun laws in Naperville?

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