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Apr 2018
Sinclair: Dangerous to Our Democracy By Sue Sitton Our constitution protects our right to a free and open press.  Do we take it for granted and forget that freedom of the press is at the core of our democracy?  Are we at risk of losing it?  Does the merger of Sinclair Broadcast Group and Tribune...
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Override Rauner’s Veto on Gun Licensing By Sue Sitton On February 28th, the Gun Dealer Licensing Act, SB1657, passed through the Illinois House and Senate (see last month’s article).  Governor Rauner made the decision to veto the bill on March 23rd, the day before March for Our Lives.  Now it’s time to get the House...
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Thought and Prayers not enough – Trigger Warning #ENOUGH By Sue Sitton Since the Parkland school shooting on Valentine’s Day, young people are speaking out and have started a movement to demand gun safety legislation.  They fearlessly challenge the NRA, which is more than many of our elected officials have done.  Our kids are tired...
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Writing Letters to the Editor By Chris Hotchkin Letters to the Editor of our local newspapers are a great tool for starting and shaping public conversation on issues of importance to us as Democrats.  And it isn’t as difficult as it might look.  Pick up a pen, or fire up your keyboard, and get started! ...
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Hair on Fire – United We Stand, Divided We Fall! By Carla Feinkind It is the worst of times … it is the best of times.   Since January 2017, Trump and the GOP have consistently passed acts of malice that have weakened  our nation and hurt real families.  But this just concluded primary season showed...
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The Blue Wave is You – Marshall the Facts and Get Involved! By Maryann Vazquez Voting is the single most important weapon that we citizens have at our disposal to safeguard our Democracy. It strikes fear into every powerful politician who wants to be elected or re-elected. Millions are spent to gain your vote. For...
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Message from the Chair By Kim Savage Go, team! I hope everyone is proud of the momentum we are building toward the November General Election! The network of Precinct Committeemen, volunteers, and campaigns continues to grow in strength every day because of the enthusiasm and commitment of everyone involved. While knocking on doors and calling...
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