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Mar 2018
Democratic Candidate Events in DG Township (Updated 3/9/2018) Candidate events are not sponsored by DGTDO, are scheduled upon request as space is available and do not imply DGTDO endorsement. Volunteer to Support Your CandidateDGTDO Office, 906 Curtiss St, Downers Grove Mehr Qayyum for County Board – District 3 Friday, 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm (Postcard...
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Message from the Chair By Kim Savage I don’t know about you, but I have had enough! Enough tweet storms. Enough nepotism generating family fortunes off of the taxpayers’ dime. Enough victim blaming. Enough [insert your issue here]. Again this month, I want to tell you how hard the Democratic candidates are working. I hope...
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MEETING NOTICE WEDNESDAY, March 14, 2018 7:30 p.m.-9:00p.m. Downers Grove South High School Library, 1436 Norfolk in Downers Grove Pledge of Allegiance Program: Candidate Updates (7:30): Attorney General Candidates Other candidate updates Pollwatcher Overview Business Agenda (8:35 pm): Minutes and Treasurer’s Report – 2min Report from DuPage County Democratic Party Executive Committee 2min Chair Report-5min...
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The Blue Wave is YOU! 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...
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Primary Election Prep in a Nutshell  By Chris Johnson   We’re seriously in the home stretch now, so let’s be sure we have our voting ducks (voting ducks??) in a row. 1.     Registration ·       If you’re already registered, confirm your status at https://ova.elections.il.gov/RegistrationLookup.aspx. ·       If you aren’t registered, or if you know anyone who isn’t...
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Downers Grove High School District 99 Referendum – Vote Yes! By Chris Hotchkin There will be a referendum question on the ballot on March 20 for voters to approve or disapprove a $136.6 million bond issue to fund building improvements for both Downers Grove South and Downers Grove North High Schools. The district will be...
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What Happens on Election Day? By Chris Hotchkin If you are a precinct committeeman, a campaign volunteer, a poll watcher, and especially if you are an Election Judge, Primary Election Day on March 20, will be a busy and exciting day. Election judges will start their day between 5:00 and 5:30 a.m., preparing the polling...
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Hair on Fire – Stand with the Kids! By Carla Feinkind Another crazy person slaughtered 17 people at a high school. Same old. Except this time, the kids stood up! Across the nation, high school kids are marching out of classrooms! They’re declaring that NOW IS THE TIME TO BAN ALL MILITARY-STYLE WEAPONS, TO REQUIRE...
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Gun Violence Prevention – A Big Victory in Illinois In our February Newsletter, Joanna Williams and Sara Knizhnik wrote an articleproviding information about why gun dealer licensing (SB 1657) is important to gun violence prevention in Illinois.  On February 28th, our legislators passed SB 1657 and it’s now ready for Rauner’s signature.  Legislators also made...
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Reasonable Gun Legislation – Representative Bill Foster’s Perspective Gun safety in our communities and what we can do about it has been a key topic of conversation since the mass shooting in Parkland.  The students from Parkland are making their voices heard, and the hope is that Washington does not repeat their old habits of...
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