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Blog: Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Dinner with Nancy Pelosi

When: Thursday, October 15, 2015 at 7:00pm

Where: Address in Chicago provided upon RSVP

What: A dinner benefitting the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.  Special guest: Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi.

To RSVP and for more information, click here or email Adam Blackwell at or call 202-485-3450.

Blog: Local Democrats in Highly Competitive Congressional District Seeking Graphic Designer

Highland Park — The Tenth Congressional District Democrats (Tenth Dems) is looking for immediate help with graphic design.  An all-volunteer staff produces a graphics-intensive monthly newsletter, Tenth News. This widely praised newsletter consists of essays, news, and photos of interest to Democrats and progressives who reside in the 10th District and beyond and is delivered to many thousands of subscribers via email at the beginning of every month.

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 The graphic designers should want to make a difference for Democrats and know how to use InDesign or a similar program – or be willing to learn. Some creativity is possible, as is simply using the existing template.  Archived newsletters can be found at

College and high school students might be interested and qualified. College credit (and in some cases high school credit) is available.

Tenth Dems is a grassroots organization that works to elect Democrats at all levels within Illinois’ 10th Congressional District, home to one of the most closely watched, hotly contested 2016 races in the entire country.

For more information about the need for graphic designers or to volunteer, email or call 847-266-VOTE (8683).



Blog, Featured: Local Democrats Accepting Fall 2015 and Winter-Spring 2016 Internship Applications

Contact: Lauren Beth Gash or Ariel Sheffey

Phone: (847) 266-VOTE (8683)


Deerfield—The Illinois Tenth Congressional District Democrats (Tenth Dems) is now accepting applications for its Fall 2015 Internship Program as well as Winter-Spring 2016. The internship is a substantive program designed for high school, college, and graduate students seeking an opportunity to become deeply engaged in the political process.

Tenth Dems is a grassroots political organization that helps mobilize voters and interest groups in one of the most widely watched and intensely contested congressional districts in the country.  Interns work some more

This is the ideal time to complete a political internship as candidates begin preparing for the 2016 general election. General assignments include staffing of events and issue forums, door-to-door canvassing with candidates, working in campaign offices, and conducting research. In the past, Tenth Dems interns have staffed events for candidates and elected officials up and down the ballot, including then-Senator and now-President Barack Obama and Senator Dick Durbin, among others. Tenth Dems has also held events featuring frequent cable news contributors John Nichols and Karen Finney. Interns may also choose to complete specialized assignments in new media, IT management and political outreach.

Internships are unpaid, educational positions; however, course credit is available from some high schools and colleges.

“This is an opportunity to learn about a grassroots political organization and to develop important skills,” said former State Representative Lauren Beth Gash, a Tenth Dems leader. “Many of our interns have gone on to law school or other graduate programs, paid political positions in local campaigns, Springfield or Washington, or national not-for-profit organizations.”  stevenson interns

Acceptance into the program is selective, competitive, and contingent upon an interview. Applicants do not need to reside in the 10th District; however, applicants must have an interest in electing Democrats, be able to travel to our offices, and devote a minimum of eight hours per week to the internship. Applicants should submit a brief paragraph explaining why they would like to be part of the program, along with a resume summarizing their educational background and activities. Neither need be formal.

To apply or request more information, email Ariel Sheffey, or Lauren Beth Gash at, or call (847) 266-VOTE (8683). You can also “like” us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter (@tenthdems).

Blog, Featured: What you don’t know about Bob Dold …

We just wanted to make sure you saw these two recent, shocking stories about Republican Rep. Bob Dold, as reported in Capitol Fax. These are the stories you won’t see in one of his splashy TV campaign ads next year, but it’s important you know what he’s doing when the cameras aren’t rolling.


1. Dold, a so-called independent voice, signed a secret contract with national Republicans. (Washington Post)


2. Dold also attended an invitation-only event with an anti-immigrant blogger whose site is funded in part “by groups with white-supremacy and hate group ties.” (Southern Poverty Law Center)




Bob Dold is not the independent, moderate representative he claims to be.

Blog, Newsletter: You Can’t Squeeze Politics Out at Remap Time


Redistricting – the process of redrawing Congressional and legislative districts after each census to ensure equal representationis full of political consequences. Which citizens are grouped together in a district helps determine the political leanings of representatives elected from that area, which in turn helps determine the partisan balance of Congress and the state legislature. That is why the Supreme Court has called redistricting an “inherently” political process.
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