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Jun 2018
Super Tuesday Primary – A Pretty Good Day for Dems By Joanna Williams The June 5th primaries, which were spread across four time zones and eight states, represented the biggest single day of elections until November. Biggest Stories of the Night: California and New Jersey.  The road to taking back the House clearly runs through...
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Good use for our recycle bins Recently, we have heard from our Democratic neighbors that they have had a strange knock on their doors.  Beware as you go to the door.  It could be someone from the Rauner campaign asking for your support.  As always, the other party is well-funded, and many college students have...
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Contributions Needed:  Help Our Local Candidates! By Greg Hosé Vice Chair, Downers Grove Township Democratic Organization For many years, the Democratic Party has run some good candidates for county office, and some of them have had good messages.  We need both in this year of the Blue Wave, to give Democrats the best chance possible...
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Hair on Fire:  WE CAN AND MUST END GUN MASSACRES By Carla Feinkind In 2018, there were 17 school shootings. In fact, the number of U.S. students killed in school shootings this year is more than the number of U.S. military who have been killed in combat:  even before May 18, when eight students were...
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Why I Choose to be a Democrat By Mehr Qayyum I choose to be a member of the Democratic Party because I was an Independent in college and graduate school…and saw that my intention to promote inclusivity and push for more progress requires coalition-building.   I choose to remain a Democrat because I was inspired by...
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It’s Summer–What’s a PC to Do? By Chris Hotchkin Take time for traveling, visiting family, some pool time, and sitting on the deck with a good book. BUT—there is important work to be done in these summer months if you are a precinct committeeman. 1.      Appoint Democratic Election Judges. One of the privileges and duties...
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Some Good News from Springfield (Yes, really!) *Passage of the ERA *Passage of the “Combatting Illegal Gun Trafficking Act” *Passage of the State Budget By Joanna Williams Illinois becomes 37th state to ratify the ERA! In a 72 – 45 vote, The Illinois House made history on May 30 by being the 37th state to...
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Effective ways to counter Trump, Rauner and the Republicans By Maryann Vazquez An army of paid canvassers has been hired by the RNC to get voters to the polls. Democrats have to get out the vote or we are looking forward to four more years of Rauner and at least two more years of Donald...
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Don’t Watch the Blue Wave, Get Out and Surf it By Sachin Shiva Sachin is a summer intern at the DGTDO office.  He is a 2018 Hinsdale Central graduate and he will attend Dartmouth starting in the fall.  His major will be political science. With media reports of a blue wave flooding in, it can...
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