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MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIR – AUGUST 2019 By Kim Savage Do you believe the summer is over? It flew by fast while we have been making plans for the upcoming 2020 election. With about 440 days to go until we vote to retire 45 from office, it may seem like an eternity. In reality, it...
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MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIR – JULY By Kim Savage, DGTDO Chair Are you ready? We have an important election cycle on the horizon! While most people are focused on the Presidential Election, it is already time to get set for the county, state, congressional and senate races in 2020. Candidates don’t magically appear on the...
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MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIR – MAY EDITION By Kim Savage Summer is coming and the next election seems to be far off in the distance, so it might seem natural to check out for a few months and take a break from politics. While it is true that the pace might be a little slower,...
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APRIL 2019 MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIR By Kim Savage The recent municipal elections consumed the focus for many local Democrats for the past few months. Kudos to District 86 for finally passing a much needed referendum. Congratulations are in order to the Democrats who won seats on the Downers Grove Village Council, Darien City Council,...
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MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIR:  MARCH 2019 BY Kim Savage  “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” Margaret Mead Waves of activism ebb and flow over time in response to social and economic injustices. Examples abound throughout history. Grassroots organizing took...
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MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIR – FEBRUARY By Kim Savage February has fewer days than any other month, but it always seems to drag on forever. This year has been particularly interesting because the weather changes drastically from day to day. It also brings the opportunity for the Precinct Committeepersons to choose a new Chair and...
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Message from the Chair By Kim Savage We ended 2018 on a high note! For Downers Grove Township Democrats, that means we are starting the new year with two County Board members, a County Clerk, a Forest Preserve District President, a Circuit Court Judge, a State Senator, two State Representatives, 5 Illinois Constitutional Officers, and...
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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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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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Message from the DGTDO Chair Recently, Swing Left tweeted Republican pundit Steve Schmidt’s prediction that #BlueWave2018 will be like the “tsunami from the movie Armageddon when the asteroid hit”. Are you ready to jump on the #BlueWave2018?  To make it happen we need all hands on deck to generate the momentum we need to get...
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