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Oct 2017
VOTER REGISTRATION TOOLKIT: A brief overview of Voter Registration rules & regulations in Illinois. ILLINOIS DOES NOT USE VOTER REGISTRATION FOR JURY DUTY!! Who should register? Are you a United States Citizen? Are you at least 18 years old on or before the next election?  For a General Primary, you must be 17 and will...
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Precinct Committeemen—October Activities Collect signatures on your precinct committeeman petition from Democratic voters in your precinct. You can download a petition from the DuPage County Election Commission website. www.dupageco.org/election , or stop in the office to pick up one. You only need 10 signatures, and voters in your house and even you can sign. It...
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Resolution adopted by the Downers Grove Township Organization on Sept 13, 2017: The Downers Grove Township Organization supports a the Dreamers and strongly denounces President Trump and the GOP’s ending of DACA that had allowed these young people to come out of the shadows.  We call on Congress to provide the Dreamers with a path...
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PEOPLE POWER IS WINNING! Three times the smug GOP tried to ram Trumpcare down our throats as they rubbed their hands in delight at the prospect of killing Obamacare.  They would have left 20-30 million without healthcare or under insured and the sick and old priced out of the market entirely.  Even with majorities in...
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Message from the Chair Another month that kept the phone lines buzzing, the emails flying, and the Internet streaming ended with some great results. Repeal and replace was stopped in its tracks. An offensive library board member was removed. Women’s reproductive health in Illinois was protected. You are making a difference! Effecting positive change is...
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MEETING NOTICE WEDNESDAY, October 11, 2017 7:30 p.m.-9:00p.m. District 99 Administration Building, 6301 Springside in Downers Grove Program: Elections and Voters (7:30pm): Guest: Joseph Sobecki, Executive Director of the DuPage Election Commission Action Team: Voter Registration Action Team will discuss DGTDO voter registration initiatives Warka Barmada, Carol Park, Terri Williams Candidate Updates: Bridget Fitzgerald, 41st...
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Springfield update Gov Bruce Rauner shocked many on both sides of the aisle when, on September 28th, he signed HB 40, legislation that allows state health insurance and Medicaid coverage for abortions and removes language in Illinois law that would criminalize the procedure if Roe v Wade is overturned by the US Supreme court.  Speaking...
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Puerto Rico – Maria changed everything By Maryann Vazquez I’ve always been a proud Puerto Rican.  My father grew up in Ponce –  that island is my history.  I still have Cousins and Aunts on what was a beautiful tropical paradise.  Hurricane Maria made landfall on September 20th at 6:15 am. and the Island was...
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WHEN Democrats VOTE Democrats WIN! The key to our success in the 2018 elections, and beyond, is to get Democrats out to vote. The DGTD Voter Registration Committee is moving forward to find potential Democrats and make it easy to get them registered to vote. We’ve held several V.R. events, we’ve learned a lot &...
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WHAT WE ARE DOING TO PROTECT THE VOTE? We know that we can register voters but if the GOP prevents minority/Democratic voters from voting or prevents counting their votes, Democrats will not win elections. Our DGTDO Protect the Vote group is committed to informing our community about the GOP’s ongoing efforts to suppress minority and...
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