April 2014 Newsletter: On Marriage Equality and more …


Tenth Dems April Newsletter

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In this issue of Tenth News:

Yingling Retraces Rocky Road to Marriage Equality in Illinois for Tenth Dems University
Tenth Dems University provided the forum on a blustery March evening as one of the architects of the recent passage of marriage equality in Illinois into law gave his firsthand account of how that momentous legislation got enacted.

Stone Discusses Review of NSA Surveillance Practices for Tenth Dems University
By Julieann Tuohy
Another hot-button issue in the news, NSA surveillance practices, was the subject of this February TDU event, as one of the experts chosen by President Obama to serve on the Review Panel scrutinizing the National Security Agency spoke to an attentive audience.

Congress Watch: Dold’s Hypocrisy
By Barbara Altman
When he won his seat in Congress in 2010, Robert Dold lambasted his opponent for living just outside the 10th District’s borders.  Fast forward to 2014:  Dold is now trying to recapture that seat, even though he resides two communities south of the 10th District’s borders.

The Brad Beat: Rep. Schneider Stands Up for LGBT Americans
By Eleonora di Liscia
Standing up for equality, 10th District Congressman Brad Schneider has done more than just cast votes. He’s helped introduce legislation to prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation in employment and to further marriage equality.

Whose Freedom Are We Talking About?
By Mark Rosenberg, M.D.
Concealed carry of firearms in Illinois is now the law. What are some of the consequences?

Affordable Care Act Enrollment Update
By Mark Rosenberg, M.D.
With some exceptions, March 31 was the deadline for purchasing health insurance on the federal marketplace. How did enrollments look days before?

People are Asking…
By Debra Shore
Rather than tossing food waste in a garbage can, you should consider composting or using an in-sink disposal.  Learn why.

Poetry (and Prose) Slam and Awards Ceremony Set for April 10
Come and join us for what promises to be an inspiring evening.

GOP Presidential Hopeful Mike Huckabee’s Obsession with a Woman’s Libido
By Steven Gan
Another Republican on the national stage recently tripped over his tongue and made outrageous statements about women and women’s health, inspiring this commentary.

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