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November 7, 2017
Nine Reasons To Stop The GOP’s Tax Plan for the 1% NOVEMBER 6, 2017 Isaiah J. Poole Americans for Tax Fairness has just published “Nine Terrible Things About the Republican Tax Plan.” All are good reasons for you should get on the phone with your member of Congress and tell them to vote against this...
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Message from the Chair I know sci-fi fans loved the movie The Matrix with Keanu Reeves. I found it to be very disturbing. 18 years later, I often wonder if we are actually living in that world where computers create the reality we see. Right now, barely a day goes by without new information documenting...
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MEETING NOTICE WEDNESDAY, November 8, 2017 7:30 p.m.-9:00p.m. District 99 Administration Building, 6301 Springside in Downers Grove Program: Candidates (7:30): Bridget Fitzgerald – State Senate District 41 John Basco – County Board District 3Mehr Qayyum – County Board District 3Julie Renehan – County Board District 3 Others TBA Business Agenda (8:10 pm): Minutes and Treasurer’s Report –...
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“He Knew What He Signed Up For” By Chris Hotchkin     We do not know exactly what President Trump said to Sgt. La David Johnson’s widow, Myeshia Johnson, in a phone call to her when she was in a car on her way to meet her husband’s body as it came home from Dover Air...
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TRUMP RESPONSE 10 OUT OF 10???? By Maryann Vazquez Trump recently rated his handling of the aftermath of hurricane Maria on Puerto Rico as a 10 out of 10.  He had the nerve to say this at a press conference in front of Ricardo Rossello, the Governor of Puerto Rico.  He tried to pressure the...
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GOP BUDGET AND TAX REFORM—GIVE TO THE WEALTHY, TAKE FROM THE MIDDLE CLASS By Chris Hotchkin Senate Republicans have recently passed a budget that paves the way for tax cuts, mostly benefiting wealthy Americans (the Sun Times headline:  “GOP tax plan gives the rick kids all the Halloween candy”) and potentially adding $1.5 trillion to...
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IT IS NOT JUST TRUMP    By Carla Feinkind  We all know now that Trump craves attention, manufacturing scandals and crises to hold our attention HERE so we don’t look THEREat the REAL scandals including: * The now heating-up Russia investigation  * NO real legislative accomplishments  * The threat of war with end of times carnage...
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Springfield Update:  The Good, the Bad and the Ugly The Good: Gov Rauner recently announced that Illinois is willing to serve as a host state for displaced residents of the Puerto Rico. Rauner contacted FEMA’s Chicago office to let them know that Illinois would like to be considered for FEMA’s Transitional Sheltering Assistance program. In...
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Voter Registration Action Team Update! First, thank you to all who participated in the voter registration roleplaying at the October meeting!  We would love to get feedback and any suggestions for improvement! Secondly, on the table with all of the canvassing sheets at the office, there are copies of Register By Mail forms (the website...
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Update from Protect The Vote Action Team (Please post these on FB and If you tweet, PLEASE tweet.  Ask friends and family to share FB posts and retweet your tweets.  Let’s make these go VIRAL!) Paper Ballots for a Paper Trail #Protect the Vote Voting Matters. Vote for Democrats #Protect the Vote 99 GOP bills...
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