Now ‘Til Epiphany: Day 4 of Why I am a DuPage Democrat
Joshua Boyce, our intern, and I (Amy Rohrer, ED) have been discussing and working on ways to uncover the heart of the reasons why we are members of the Democratic Party of DuPage County. This list of the 12 Days of why we are DuPage Dems is the result and we hope that you will take time to ponder each and find out which ones resonate with you. Once you find those which do (and reach your own Epiphany) we hope to hear from you. There are many activities and causes to be involved in and we hope you are resting up now to be ready for the excitement (and heart-work) ahead. Our country is ready for a big change and we can all be at the forefront.
Amy Rohrer, ED, DPDC**
Write us at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a message at 630-629-1125 (You’ll hear back from us after the holiday).
I wanted to be a part of an organization that is thoughtful, and encourages deep probing and questioning, and lively but friendly debate and discussion. Though we struggle like any organization to make sure as many people are at the table as possible (for example, the Chairman makes sure to appoint one person from each township to be on all committees), we do not have a lock-step policy like the GOP which values unified following over diversity.
Differences of opinion do occur. As the Chairman has always stated, his phone number is publicly known and he will engage in conversation with anyone who has a creative idea or constructive criticism about the direction our party should take.
Additionally, in our most recent survey conducted by our intern, Josh Boyce, the interviewed population was drawn 50% from those who have not supported the Chairman’s vision and 50% from those who have (even though those in opposition really represent only around 20% of the precinct committeemen in DuPage). In that survey, Josh really probed into what folks like and don’t like about present party direction and asked for created ideas on where we should go in 2016 and beyond.
These kinds of discussions will continue into this challenging primary ahead and we welcome your input.
**Before arriving to the DPDC, Amy Rohrer was the co-founder of DAWN (DuPage Against War Now), received the YWCA’s Racial Justice award in 1997, was named one of the top 100 people to watch in DuPage in 2003 and helped run several very close local elections in 2005/6. She just finished her first decade creating political strategy and successfully organizing for the Democratic cause and its candidates in DuPage and is pleased to see the incredible progress that has been made during that time.