DuPage Dems Difference Maker – Lynn Casey-Maher
In Lynn’s own words…
In 2016 I heeded Bernie Sanders call to action and started getting involved in local politics. Because as we all know, change occurs best from the bottom up. I attended activist events and did my first canvassing with Coalition for a Better Illinois Sixth and Indivisible DuPage. I was so new to everything I had to teach myself about townships, precincts, county boards, and more. I found my precinct, was appointed in the summer of 2017, and ran for the position in 2018. In 2018 I was elected Chair of Winfield Township Democratic Organization. The learning continues!
I was fortunate, as the WTDO leadership team welcomed me, and has been a huge source of support. I met many wonderful people that are PCs and volunteers in WTDO and numerous candidates during the 2018 election. As with most of us, 2018 was a flurry of canvassing, parades, and events that ended in turning DuPage blue! On the heels of that historic election I decided to run for Community High School District 94 School Board and won with the most votes. I love this because I use it as an example of how effective canvassing is! Even for a school board position.
We now have 2020 upon us and I am looking forward to supporting Democrats again, to keep DuPage blue and flip even more seats!