May Newsletter: Social Security, Gun Control and more …

2013 May Newsletter

Tenth Dems May Newsletter
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In this issue of Tenth News:


Thank You!
by Adrienne Kirshbaum
Running for office takes time, effort, and courage.  Win or lose, Democratic candidates deserve our admiration and gratitude.

New Democratic Team Elected to Moraine Township Government
All of the candidates slated by the Moraine Township Democratic Organization earned the voters’ trust on election night.  Now they are township officials, and they’re ready to lead.

Criticism of Social Security Proposal Obscures Strengths of President’s Budget
The fallout over President Obama’s recent 2014 fiscal year budget proposal has tongues wagging in Washington. We explain what’s really in the proposal, and why it merits serious consideration.

Fear Not! The NRA’s Stranglehold on Congress is Sure to Backfire
by Eleonora di Liscia
The gun lobby once again beat back the most recent attempt to pass sensible gun safety legislation. However, as the author of this story reports, new voices being raised in opposition to the NRA lend new hope to proponents of reform.

President Obama Reaffirms American Support for Israel
by Steve Sheffey
President Obama’s recent trip to Israel is helping to soften criticism here at home, as it improved his standing among Israelis.

Community Connection Corner
by Laura Tomsky
The Third Annual Community Connection Poetry Slam & Awards Night in Waukegan is coming this May, and is just one of many activities with which Community Connection is involved.

A Tenth Dems Check-In
by Dave Rauen
Tenth News will be checking in from time to time with elected officials in and around the 10th District to see what challenges and opportunities they are finding now that they are in office. This month, we hear from State Senator Julie Morrison.

Wheeling Dems to Hold Botterman Breakfast
May 19. Mark the date. The Patrick S. Botterman Breakfast and Awards Ceremony is being held.

Poetry (and Prose) Slam
The third annual Poetry (and Prose) Slam is set for the evening of May 16.  Be there.

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