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July 17, 2018
Turn Words into Action:  We’re Talking to YOU, Peter Roskam! Call 202-225-4561 or 630-232-0006 Trump’s embrace of Putin in Helsinki, and his rejection of U.S. intelligence concerning Russian interference in our elections, stunned even the most jaded of us.  Former CIA Director John Brennan may have put it best:  ‘Donald Trump’s press conference performance in...
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Elections Have Consequences:  Supreme Court Edition By Chris Johnson In case anyone needed convincing, the week of June 25 showed all of us that the President’s power to appoint Supreme Court justices, and the Senate’s power to confirm, can leave an imprint on this country that lasts far beyond the end of the terms of...
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State Representative (R) Patti Bellock Appointed to Run IL DHFS By Julia B (recent graduate of Hinsdale Central) On Monday, July 1, former DuPage County legislator Patti Bellock (R) accepted Governor Bruce Rauner’s appointment to serve as Director of the Illinois Department of Healthacare and Family Services (HFS). The position is effective July 11, so...
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Had Enough? Choose When and Where You Use Your Energy. This is What the BLUE WAVE Looks Like! By Sue Sitton Last month we asked, “If not Now, When? If not Us, Who?” (article).  We need to continue to ask this until each of us has had enough and each of us takes actions to...
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School Board District 86 Eliminates the ‘Buffer’ Zone By Sachin Shiva On June 18, 2018, the D86 school board, representing Hinsdale Central and Hinsdale South, voted to eliminate the buffer zone in a 5-2 vote. The 5-2 vote reveals a geographical and ideological split on the board, with Jennifer Planson and Robin Gonzales voting against...
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“Families Belong Together” Rallies and Marches June 30 By Chris Hotchkin At least 600 people, many wearing white to show solidarity with immigrants, rallied in Fishel Park in Downers Grove on a very hot Saturday afternoon, June 30. Many carried signs calling for families to stay together, for our country to support immigrants, for love...
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Trump’s “Zero Tolerance” Immigration Policy – A Manufactured Crisis By Joanna Williams Today over 2000 migrant children have been separated from their parents and sent to foster homes, camps and housed in cages. Outrage over the separation policy has been building for months – on June 30th hundreds of thousands of Americans protested in over...
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The Importance of Young People in Social Justice By Sachin Shiva When Betsy Ross joined the American revolution in 1776, she was just 24 years old. Alexander Hamilton was 21 years old. Marquis de Lafayette – 18 years old. From the American Revolution over 240 years ago to protests against gun violence today, social change...
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Who Profits from Migrant Detention? Follow the Money. By Maryann Vazquez When it was announced that the Trump administration was detaining more migrants and separating children at an increasingly rapid rate, initially I thought he was just pandering to a racist base. However, I now believe it to be a case of corporate greed or...
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What’s Your Story…Why Are You a Democrat?  Here’s Tim’s Story By Tim Curtin Once upon a time, there was an ocean liner on choppy seas.  She was a fine craft and everyone felt mostly confident she was up to the crossing, depending on who the Captain was.   Shortly after leaving port, the passengers in First...
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