July 2012 Newsletter: Voter ID Requirements, Supreme Court and more …

July 2012 Newsletter

July 2012 Newsletter

In this issue of Tenth News:

The Making of an American Citizen: Ravi Ganapathy
by Eleonora di Liscia
Tenth News periodically peels back the curtain to tell you more about one of our extraordinary volunteers. This month, read Tenth Dems’ chief photographer Ravi Ganapathy’s inspiring story.

Congress Watch: Dold Votes to Reduce Investment in Clean Energy
Try as he might to distract, 10th District Congressman Bob Dold’s voting record keeps getting in the way of his efforts to portray himself as a moderate. We present the latest evidence in this month’s Congress Watch.

Why We Must Change the Criminal Justice System in Lake County
by Sharon Sanders
The May 15 Tenth Dems University symposium on criminal justice and wrongful convictions, with emphasis on Lake County, proved to be an entertaining, educational, and often sobering discussion. Learn why the Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office needs a change of leadership.

Learning to be Better
by Ron Levitsky
The acceptance of same-sex marriage has grown over the past few years, recently acquiring a powerful new supporter in President Obama. The author shares the details of his own journey toward that same position.

What’s Wrong with Requiring ID to Vote?
by Eleonora di Liscia  
Should voters be required to produce identification before being allowed in the voting booth? Learn why not.

Yes, We Did! The Supreme Court
by Eleonora di Liscia
In our ongoing series on President Obama’s accomplishments during his first term of office, we focus this month on the Supreme Court. Who has the President nominated to the Court and how have they measured up?

Fifth Graders’ Wish Lists Fulfilled
by Vicki Bailyn
The Community Connection Center in Waukegan continues to thrive as a valuable local resource, and we have the pictures to prove it.

Tenth Dems Hosts Second Annual Poetry and Prose Slam
by Daniel J. Berkowitz
The Second Annual Poetry and Prose Slam had a profound impact on those who were there. We have a report on the event, plus an additional eyewitness account from an enthusiastic attendee.

Focusing on the Future
Enjoy candid photos of young Tenth Dems interns hard at work.

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