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April 2016 Newsletter

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Tenth Dems April Newsletter

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April 2016 Tenth News

In this issue of Tenth News:

We Must Demand Public Service, Not Lip Service

Post-Primary Wrap-Up: The 10th District’s Democratic Candidates in the November 2016 Election

Congress Watch: Party Matters – A Vote for Kirk and Dold is a Vote for McConnell and Ryan      

Volunteer of the Month: Laurie Schiller

Local Luminaries to Emcee Poetry Prose Awards Night

Schneider, Duckworth Nominated to November Ballot

A Presidential Campaign Like No Other

A Personal Perspective: Here We Go Again – Another Religious Liberty Law

 

We Must Demand Public Service, Not Lip Service
By Barbara Altman
The votes have been counted, the candidates selected. The primary is history. Now, Democrats must unite—and vote—in the general election this November. Every vote is important, and here are two of the many reasons why.

Post-Primary Wrap-Up: The 10th District’s Democratic Candidates in the November 2016 Election
In case you  missed some of the results, here is a list of the Democratic candidates competing in the fall election.

Congress Watch: Party Matters – A Vote for Kirk and Dold is a Vote for McConnell and Ryan
By Laurence D. Schiller
When you cast your vote for the Senate and House in the fall, bear in mind that party matters.  Here are some of the reasons why.

Volunteer of the Month: Laurie Schiller
By Eleonora di Liscia
Tenth Dems succeeds or fails on the strength of its dedicated group of volunteers. Tenth News regularly shares its space to tell you about some of these remarkable people. This month, meet Laurie Schiller, Democrat, historian, and renowned fencing coach.

Local Luminaries to Emcee Poetry Prose Awards Night
The 6th Annual Community Connection Poetry and Prose Competition Awards Night is coming up on April 21. Check out what the evening holds in store, including the names of this year’s emcees.

Schneider, Duckworth Nominated to November Ballot
Soon after the results from the Illinois primary came in, Tenth Dems issued press releases congratulating our nominees for the House and the Senate, acknowledging their primary opponents, and declaring our unity as we look forward to the fall election.

A Presidential Campaign Like No Other
By Mark Rosenberg, M.D.
You can toss out all the charts, graphs and every other tool of political prognostication. The 2016 campaign is taking us all on a journey into the unknown, whether we like it or not.

A Personal Perspective: Here We Go Again – Another Religious Liberty Law
By Steven Gan
It’s been nearly a year since marriage equality became legal in all 50 states. Not surprisingly, that hasn’t stopped Republican state legislatures from enacting laws that, although packaged as protecting religious liberty, are really intended to chip away at the rights of LGBT Americans.

 

March 2016 Newsletter

2016 March Newsletter

Tenth Dems March Newsletter

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February Newsletter: Celebrating Dr. King, Protesting Gun Violence, Hearing from Candidates, and much more…

2016 February Newsletter

Tenth Dems February Newsletter

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In this issue of Tenth News:

 

Physicians and Guns
by Mark Rosenberg, M.D.
Guns and gun safety have been debated in nearly every way imaginable, yet far too little is being done to protect society’s most vulnerable citizens—our children. A pediatrician speaks out.

Tenth Dems Celebrate the Life and Legacy of Dr. King
The January birth date of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., provided a focal point for a number of local events, and Tenth Dems leadership was there to help celebrate Dr. King’s legacy.

Congress Watch: Double-Talk Dold’s Desperate Deception
While Republican Bob Dold intensifies his PR campaign, he continues to act as a reliable right-wing ally of his pal Paul Ryan, the Republican Speaker of the House.

Candidate Submissions: Brad Schneider, Nancy Rotering, Andrea Zopp
With the Illinois primary right around the corner, Tenth News invited Democratic congressional campaigns to submit an article by or about their candidate, with a photo.  Read what House candidates Mayor Nancy Rotering and former Congressman Brad Schneider, and Senate candidate Andrea Zopp submitted for this issue.

Mayor Nancy Rotering to Appear in Second Congressional Candidate Forum
On January 27, former Congressman Brad Schneider appeared in a forum jointly sponsored by Tenth Dems and Lake Forest College.  Mayor Rotering’s forum is set for February 10.  Read reports of both candidate events in our March issue.

It’s Time to Enact Reasonable Gun Safety Measures
by Mark Mayer
Can one person make a difference? Read about the efforts of a local Deerfield resident to do just that.

Illinois’ Social Service Agencies Suffering Under Rauner
by Daniel Biss
Anyone under the impression that Governor Bruce Rauner is doing all he can to protect Illinois’ social safety net and our most vulnerable citizens can read here about just some of our state’s human services providers in dire financial straits.

Ted Cruz’s Hypocritical Tea Party Values
by Steven Gan
Who’s scarier, Donald Trump or Ted Cruz? A regular Tenth News contributor has made his selection, and he explains his reasoning.

On the Campaign Trail in Iowa with the Mikva Challenge
by Mark Rosenberg, M.D.
Being a chaperone to a group of Chicago high school students traveling for a weekend in Iowa during the height of the campaign season can be exciting. Just ask this Mikva Challege volunteer!