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Feb 2018
A Peer Juror’s Experience By Haley Beube Now I’m a college student, but I consider my 3 years in high school as a peer juror a rewarding and educational experience.  It definitely taught me to stay out of trouble.  Because of the Peer Jury Program, I have seen the results of mistakes being made by kids just...
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Be prepared, create your Voting Plan for 2018 Primary – March 20, 2018 By Sue Sitton If you need motivation to be involved and to vote, remember how it felt in November 2016.  Each day we are confronted with more and more news that feels threatening to our democracy.  It can be a feeling of...
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MEETING NOTICE WEDNESDAY, February 14, 2018 7:30 p.m.-9:00p.m. District 99 Administration Building, 6301 Springside in Downers Grove Pledge of Allegience Introductions Program: Candidate Updates (7:40): Business Agenda (8:15 pm): Minutes and Treasurer’s Report – 2min Report from DuPage County Democratic Party Executive Committee 2min Chair Report-5min Committee Reports and Allied Organizations               ·         Action...
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Message from the Chair By Kim Savage Can you remember a more robust mid-term election? With numerous Democratic candidates for Governor, Attorney General, 6thCongressional District, County Board districts, and Circuit Court Judges, I have never seen so much local activity for the Primary. The good news is that there are outstanding candidates to choose from....
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My Experiences with Peer Jury in Downers Grove Township By Mimi A. Raffenetti Peer Jury in Downers Grove Township began in 2000, and I was a part of it from the very beginning.  One of my key roles in the Program was to get to know and support the teens who were required to do...
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Peer Jury Program Unilaterally Suspended by GOP Township Supervisor.   Have you ever wondered what our Township is up to?  In August 2017, Township Supervisor Mark Thoman unilaterally decided to suspend the Peer Jury Program – a decision that can have a negative effect on our community.  The Peer Jury Program has benefited about 100 students...
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POLLWATCHER: ANOTHER IMPORTANT WAY TO BE INVOLVED By Chris Hotchkin    March 20, 2018 will be the primary election in Illinois and November 6, 2018 will be the general election. An important job on each of these election days is to be a pollwatcher. Precinct committeemen often serve as pollwatchers, but any volunteer who wants...
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WHY ILLINOIS NEEDS SB 1657, THE GUN DEALER LICENSING ACT, AND WHAT YOU CAN DO TO MAKE SURE WE GET IT! By Joanna Williams and Sara Knizhnik * WHY WE NEED IT Fact: 90% of crime guns in the US can be traced to only 5% of gun dealers, some of the most notorious of...
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Support our DGTDO office By Maryann Vazquez Have you ever wondered why there were more Republicans on the Ballot than Democrats in DuPage County? I wondered the first time I saw a local ballot, and I have come to understand that it is engagement in that OTHER party office on Curtiss that makes the difference....
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