Tenth Dems January Newsletter
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In this issue of Tenth News:
- Tenth Dems Celebrates Ten Years of Engaging Voters
- What You Do Not Know About the Affordable Care Act (And Need To)
- Congress Watch: Protect the Environment by Keeping Brad Schneider in Congress
- Community Connection Corner: ComCon Sets Date for Fourth Annual Poetry/Prose Contest and Slam
- Republicans and Jobs
- “I’m So Disappointed in Obama….”
- Marriage Equality in Illinois, Greg Harris, and a Bishop’s Exorcism: A Personal Perspective
Tenth Dems Celebrates Ten Years of Engaging Voters
by Eleonora di Liscia
Enjoy a full accounting of the fundraising event, including seven plus pages of photos.
What You Do Not Know About the Affordable Care Act (And Need To)
by Mark Rosenberg, M.D.
A physician demystifies Obamacare, explaining the law’s provisions and benefits and debunking myths. Another in a continuing series.
Congress Watch: Protect the Environment by Keeping Brad Schneider in Congress
Rep. Schneider’s predecessor has announced his intention to challenge the 10th District’s first-term Democratic Congressman. The challenger’s record, which belies his claim to be “pro-environment,” is revealed in this column.
Community Connection Corner: ComConSets Date for Fourth Annual Poetry/Prose Contest and Slam
Mark your calendars. On April 10 you’ll have the opportunity to hear talented young people read original poetry and prose on the theme “Changes.”
Republicans and Jobs
by Jack Altschuler
Despite sound-byte rhetoric about focusing on the economy and jobs, Republicans in Congress have been way too busy thwarting President Obama and demonizing the Affordable Care Act to address these issues.
“I’m So Disappointed in Obama….”
by Eleonora di Liscia
President Obama may not be perfect. But who is? Exploration of an alternative reality provides some much-needed perspective: What if Mitt Romney had won the 2012 election?
Marriage Equality in Illinois, Greg Harris, and a Bishop’s Exorcism: A Personal Perspective
by Steven Gan
On November 20, Governor Quinn signed marriage equality into law in Illinois. That moment evoked reflections on two very different people: State Rep. Greg Harris, a proponent of the legislation, and Bishop Thomas John Paprocki, who staged an exorcism.