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SPEAKING UP.  IT’S UP TO YOU. By Mary Coen This is not “the best of times.” Anyone not living under a rock can list any number of issues that are stretching the fabric of our society to the ripping point: environmental extremes, the pandemic, the economy, vitriolic political partisanship, conspiracy theories, gun violence, voting rights...
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THE OBAMA LEGACY INITIATIVE By Chris Hotchkin The Obama Legacy Initiative (OLI) was formed in 2015 by Sean Tenner and Fred Greenwood. They wanted to create a way to honor President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama for their service to our country and for their humanitarian ideals.  President Obama said, “As the wealthiest...
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CAN DEMOCRATS EVER LEARN TO TOOT THEIR OWN HORN? By Mary Coen Since January, Democrats have been in control of the White House and both houses of Congress, albeit by a very slim majority. Have we accomplished anything? Are we going in the right direction? Are we in any way better off than we were?...
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BIDEN’S PLANS FOR BUILDING BACK BETTER. By Chris Hotchkin Curious about Biden’s top Plans? We’ve got you covered! First, the good news: The American Rescue Plan In March, Biden’s Coronavirus Relief Bill passed in the Senate! (No thanks to a singleRepublican.) Hundreds of millions of Americans received a direct payment of up to $1,400 along...
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GETTING BACK TO NORMAL. By Mary Coen The good news is we’re getting back to normal: the CDC has lifted the mask mandate for all those who have been fully vaccinated and are two weeks beyond it. So the news this week goes, but…..some caution may be appropriate here and not just about throwing away...
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SUPPORT DGTDO OFFICE AND ELECT DEMOCRATS! Please donate today to keep our office open. While we are not meeting in person and have had less face-to-face contact with voters, our work continues. In addition to social media and email, we have done more outreach through the U.S. Mail. We must also continue to pay for...
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  A ROADMAP TO WINNING TOWNSHIP ELECTIONS By Reid McCollum My first act in local politics was to attend a meeting of the DuPage Democrats on January 9, 2017 in Wheaton. I went because Trump was my President, and I was horrified beyond belief. I knew that working to defeat Peter Roskam was all I...
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  VOTING IS LOCAL TOO! By Mary Coen  We are the fortunate ones who live in a free country, legally allowed to make our own personal choices in life, to peacefully assemble with others of our choice, and to have a say in who runs our government. To maintain this freedom only two things are...
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H.R. 1: FOR THE PEOPLE ACT OF 2021. IT’S A BIG DEAL! By Margaret Brownlie Hello Fellow Democratic Warriors!  Are you interested in… Protecting Voters from many and various forms of suppression? Protecting our vote from hackers and unfair voting practices? Eliminating the power of Citizens United?  Corporations and their DARK MONEY specifically. Securing and requiring...
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MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIR – FEBRUARY EDITION By Kim Savage, DGTDO Chair We’ve said it before, “Bad officials are elected by good citizens who don’t vote!” This quote is attributed to magazine editor George Jean Nathan. This has played out over and over again throughout the county, the state, and even locally when school boards...
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