Tenth Dems August Newsletter
In this issue of Tenth News:
- Obamacare By the Numbers: Check It Out
- A Bright, Busy Summer for Tenth Dems Interns
- Tenth Dems Interns, Summer 2013: Who We Are
- The Life of a Tenth Dems Intern
- Democrats Celebrate the Fourth of July 2013
- Tenth Dems Interns Look on As Governor Quinn Signs “Suffrage at 17” Bill Into Law
- Volunteer of the Month: Pat Lind—Quietly Doing What Is Right
- Guns in America—The Root Cause of the George Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin Tragedy: A Personal Perspective
- Rainbow/PUSH Coalition’s Annual International Conference: A Tenth Dems Intern’s Perspective
- Congress Watch: “Moderate Republican” an Oxymoron
- Community Connection Hosts Open House
Obamacare By the Numbers: Check It Out
by Mark Rosenberg, M.D.
The Affordable Care Act has been the law of the land for more than two years, yet many Americans are still vague about what the bill contains and whether it’s a good thing for the country. Check out the facts, starting on page one.
A Bright, Busy Summer for Tenth Dems Interns
Articles by Adrienne Kirshbaum and Rachel Hirschhaut
Every year, Tenth News spotlights the invaluable contributions of the many high school and college-age interns who help power Tenth Dems in the important work the organization does. In this issue, we devote several articles to these incredible young people, beginning with an homage to interns by one of Tenth Dems’ officers. As a companion piece, we present one intern’s own report on some of the many projects that she and her fellow interns have been helping with this summer.
Tenth Dems Interns, Summer 2013: Who We Are
by Jeremy Frisch
A thumbnail bio of every one of Tenth Dems’ 2013 interns.
The Life of a Tenth Dems Intern
by Christina Danno
One of our interns shares some of the highlights of her summer thus far.
Democrats Celebrate the Fourth of July 2013
A photo essay of some of the recent Fourth of July festivities, Tenth Dems-style.
Tenth Dems Interns Look on As Governor Quinn Signs “Suffrage at 17” Bill Into Law
by Christina Danno
Governor Quinn stopped by Stevenson High School in Lincolnshire on July 3 to officially sign the “Suffrage at 17” bill, joined by many of the young people whom the law will benefit. Those eligible to vote in November now also will be able to vote in the primaries, even if they are still 17 at the time of the primary elections.
Volunteer of the Month Pat Lind—Quietly Doing What Is Right
by Eleonora di Liscia
Tenth Dems is fortunate to have an outstanding group of dedicated volunteers, and Tenth News takes the opportunity to let you get to know some of these good people in our continuing series of volunteer profiles. This month, meet Pat Lind.
Guns in America—The Root Cause of the George Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin Tragedy: A Personal Perspective
by Steven Gan
The George Zimmerman trial and its aftermath brought home to one Tenth Dems volunteer the importance of gun safety legislation, and he expressed his views at a meeting of the Highland Park City Council.
Rainbow/PUSH Coalition’s Annual International Conference—A Tenth Dems Intern’s Perspective
by Matthew Bondy
A Tenth Dems intern who attended the recent Rainbow/PUSH annual international conference held in Chicago shares his experience.
Congress Watch: “Moderate Republican” an Oxymoron
Republicans in the House have stalled the agriculture bill, pealing off funding for nutrition safety net programs like school lunches and food stamps while they try to reauthorize and increase subsidies for agribusiness. In the meantime, Senate Republicans, including Illinois’ own Mark Kirk, delayed action to cap student loan interest rates.
Community Connection Hosts Open House
by Carolyn Rivers
Waukegan’s ArtWauk event provided Tenth Dems Community Connection a perfect opportunity to hold an open house.