The April election is behind us, but the work continues as we build momentum toward 2018 and 2020. The past few weeks have been busy with candidate coffees, phone banks and canvasses. I would like to express appreciation on behalf of all of the Democratic voters in the township for our Democratic Township Slate who campaigned really hard on our behalf. I would also like to thank all of the Precinct Committeemen and volunteers who knocked on doors and made phone calls for the slate, especially the Hinsdale Central students who donated part of their Spring Break to the campaign.
Every day, we are barraged with unbelievable stories from Washington and Springfield that you just can’t make up! We must continue to put anger into action and we are fortunate to have some great office sponsors who make it possible to support our local Democratic community. It has become a hub of activism as people drop by to write postcards and make calls to elected officials. Recently, we hosted regular Saturday morning coffees, candidate Meet and Greets, Social Media Workshop, a presentation on visiting your congressional representative, and a knitting night for making hats. During April, we hope to have more opportunities to discuss emergent issues and actions aimed at the Governor’s office in Illinois and the colossal mess in Washington. If you are interested in coordinating a discussion group, please let us know.
Besides the activities at the office, watch for more protests and actions in the 6th Congressional District, as well as the nationwide marches that are planned during April. In the meantime, keep calling your elected officials, write letters to the editor, and pay attention to the candidates who step up to run for Governor, the state-wide Constitutional Offices, U.S. Congress, state legislature, and DuPage County Board. We need everyone on board to ensure that we have good Democrats representing us at every level.
There is much to do to insure Democratic victories in 2018. So get ready to Stand Up; Take Action; Resist; and Vote!