MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIR – MAY EDITION
By Kim Savage
Message #2 Stay Focused and Engaged:
While we have been distracted by the need to stay safe, the Trump administration has continued to attack our democracy. We need to be watchful and continue to contact elected officials in Congress and the Illinois legislature to ensure our freedom is not abridged. Just this month, the Department of Justice decided to drop Michael Flynn’s case, the Trump administration has asked the federal court to throw out the lawsuit filed by three attorneys general to add the ERA to the U.S. Constitution now that it has been ratified, Trump and the GOP are trying to curb voting rights by limiting vote by mail and early voting, the Senate convened to approve federal judicial appointments of unqualified people, and Trump’s attorneys are still trying to block release of his tax records. Keep contacting your elected officials! We cannot sit on our hands.
As an organization, we continue to adapt to new ways of connecting with each other and continuing our business of electing Democrats. Until we move to new phases of the Restore Illinois plan, our office remains closed, but we anticipate reopening with restrictions when we are in Phase 3. Meanwhile, we still have fixed operating costs and appreciate the donations that have continued to come in. We also anticipate additional printing and postage costs so that we can maximize our outreach to voters on behalf of the candidates. Visit our website, dgdemocrats.org to stay up to date on virtual meetings/events and how you can donate to keep the lights on and the postcards flying.
Until we see you again, stay safe and stay well.