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 …Read More »
by Tom Teune
The Environmental Protection Agency is under attack. Whether it is House Republican efforts to eliminate the EPA altogether, or the Trump administration’s proposal to cripple it with massive budget cuts, for America not to have a national enforcer of clean water, air and soil standards would be a gross injustice and a monstrous danger to the health and wellbeing of every American citizen.
The immediate result of the loss or weakening of the EPA will be the deterioration of clean air and water in …Read More »
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with inherent and inalienable Rights; that among these, are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness; that to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed; that whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the people to alter or abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying …Read More »
By Dan Bailey
Illinois State Senator Dan Biss, a Democrat running for governor in 2018, spoke at a packed Indivisible Town Hall in the Glen Ellyn Civic Center on March 2. Indivisible groups are newly activist citizens who came together all over our area to counter the Trump agenda. This progressive state senator and gubernatorial candidate shared his views on the Springfield political scene . Below are some highlights of Senator Biss’ talk:
The Rauner-style agenda focuses on breaking unions because they are the main force advocating …Read More »
Remember that you, or someone you know and love (preferably a Democrat, that is!) can REGISTER TO VOTE at their polling place tomorrow!
What forms of identification are be needed when registering to vote?
When registering before a deputy registrar (there will be one in each polling location), you need two forms of identification with one showing your current address.
If you have any problems doing this, please call us at 630-629-1125 BEFORE LEAVING THE POLLS and we will have our legal team help you.
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Dan Bailey, Long time activist, Democratic candidate and precinct representative shares his thoughts on influence and change:
Influence and change begin on the local level. Learn about it. Get involved with it. Vote.
It’s the people you elect and propositions you vote for or against that determine what happens in your schools, libraries, forest preserves, streets, sanitation…the list goes on, even taxes.
This is the story, your story because you see the influencers and changers every day. They go to the school board, village, township, commission and other …
By Jerry Abends
April 4th is fast approaching and the race is on for a contested election to Milton Township’s four Board of Trustees’ seats (all currently occupied by Republicans). In this April, 2017 election we have four Democrats running for seats on Milton Township Board of Trustees: Brandon Smith, Tom Gramm, Bruce Fogerty and Roz Iaccino. Members of the board serve four year terms. And, Board meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month, 7:30 PM at 1492 N. Main St. Wheaton, IL.
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From the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless:
Please call! The U.S. House is now expected to vote mid-afternoon Friday, March 24 on the American Health Care Act (AHCA), a Republican-led bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Among its draconian cutbacks, AHCA would end the Medicaid expansion that helps older youth and adults experiencing homelessness and the working poor to access medical care and mental health …Read More »