Tenth Dems June Newsletter
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In this issue of Tenth News:
- Poetry/Prose Slam Entrants Move and Inspire a First-Time Attendee
- Let’s Not Get Caught in the Doldrums Again
- A Tenth Dems Check-In with Cong. Brad Schneider
- Volunteer of the Month: Karen Singer – Empathy for Diversity
- Melting Pot?
- Township Dems Honor Ram Villivalam
- One American’s Experience with Japan’s National Health Care System
- Tenth Dems a Sizable Presence at Annual Power Lunch
- Suddenly It’s Summer – Tenth Dems Candidate and Volunteer Appreciation Reception
- Tenth Dems Goes to the Theatre
- Third Annual Poetry (+ Prose) Slam: Young Writers Step Up to the Microphone and Share their Dreams
Poetry/Prose Slam Entrants Move and Inspire a First-Time Attendee
by Judith Bernstein
One first-time attendee’s response to the young writers who read their work at the third annual Tenth Dems Community Connection Poetry (+ Prose) Slam and Awards evening.
Let’s Not Get Caught in the Doldrums Again
It’s official. Republican Robert Dold is going to try to take back the seat he lost to Democratic Congressman Brad Schneider. Here are some reminders of why 10th District voters rejected Dold in 2012, as well as what Rep. Schneider has been doing so far in his first term in Congress.
A Tenth Dems Check-In with Cong. Brad Schneider
by Dave Rauen
Tenth News is continuing to check in with elected officials in and around the 10th District to see what challenges and opportunities they are finding now that they are in office.
Volunteer of the Month: Karen Singer – Empathy for Diversity
by Eleonora di Liscia
We continue our series, profiling another of the incredible volunteers who help make Tenth Dems the great organization that it is.
by Jack Altschuler
America is changing. Our nation of immigrants is being transformed. How we as citizens should respond to those changes is the subject of this piece.
Township Dems Honor Ram Villivalam
A report of the Sixth Annual Patrick S. Botterman Memorial Breakfast, at which the Leadership Award was presented to Ram Villivalam.
One American’s Experience with Japan’s National Health Care System
by Steven Gan
The implementation of Obamacare in the U.S. gears up in 2014, and there is still a great deal of confusion about what’s in store for each of us. We have an eye-opening perspective from someone who lived in Japan and experienced its government-run healthcare system.
Tenth Dems a Sizable Presence at Annual Power Lunch
by Ilya Sheyman
Jan Schakowsky’s 2013 Annual Women’s Power Lunch attracted nearly 1,600 people. With Tenth Dems Chair Lauren Beth Gash co-chairing the event, Tenth Dems turned out in unprecedented numbers to hear Jan and keynote speaker Cecile Richards.
Suddenly It’s Summer – Tenth Dems Candidate and Volunteer Appreciation Reception
Mark your calendar and save Sunday evening, June 23, for the Tenth Dems Candidate and Volunteer Appreciation Reception where Wisconson Congresswoman Gwen Moore will be the keynote speaker.
Tenth Dems Goes to the Theatre
by Adrienne Kirshbaum
A local presentation of The Pajama Game provided Tenth Dems with an extraordinary evening of dinner and theater and an opportunity to discuss labor unions’ role in America after the play with a panel of theatrical artists and union activists.
Third Annual Poetry (+ Prose) Slam: Young Writers Step Up to the Microphone and Share their Dreams
Full coverage of this event, with photos and a list of the winners.