May 2014 Newsletter: A Rabbi, 20 Teenage Poets, a Congressman and a Professor.

2014 May Newsletter

Tenth Dems May Newsletter

Question:  What do a rabbi, a congressman, a professor, and 20 teenage poets have in common?
Answer:  They were all featured in recent Tenth Dems-sponsored events that are reported in this edition of the Tenth News.

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In this issue of Tenth News:

Donuts and Conversation
by Laura Saret
A Saturday morning in late March, the Community Connection Office in Waukegan, our 10th District Congressman, a stellar group of local elected officials and Tenth Dems leaders, and good food to start the day—just the ingredients needed to make a lively event.  Read about the event and enjoy an extensive photo album.

Rabbi Explores Links Between Judeo-Christian Values and Progressive Politics for TDU Audience
by Mark Rosenberg, M.D.
The Deerfield Public Library was the setting for another recent Tenth Dems University gathering, a talk by Rabbi Jack Moline, Chair of the National Jewish Democratic Council.  Rabbi Moline’s thesis?  The alignment of Democratic values and Judao-Christian values.  Read about the event and enjoy an extensive photo album.

The Brad Beat: Fighting for Jobs and for Unemployed Americans
by Eleonora di Liscia
Among the many progressive causes 10th District Congressman Brad Schneider has been fighting for is extension of unemployment insurance benefits. We chronicle his efforts to restore funding.

Professor Paul Green at Tenth Dems University
by Carol Hillsberg
Professor Paul Green of Roosevelt University provided incisive analysis of the March 2014 Illinois primary elections for a rapt Tenth Dems University audience.  Read about the event and enjoy some photos.

Young Authors Read Original Works Inspired by the Topic “Changes”
by Cynthia Plouché
The Tenth Dems Fourth Annual Poetry/Prose Awards Ceremony and Slam was held on April 10.  Read about the evening and enjoy just a sampling of photos in advance of the upcoming publication of a special edition of the Tenth News that will contain a more detailed report, publication of all recognized entries, an extensive photo album, and much, much more.

A Discriminatory Animus
by Steven Gan
Language in a recent U.S. District Court ruling protecting marriage equality, and the Ohio Attorney General’s vow to appeal the decision, prompted this opinion piece.

On Citizenship: Affordable Care Act Navigators Exemplify Good Citizenship
by Jane Goldenberg
Who are the Affordable Care Act Navigators? What does it take to become one? And what critical role do they play? This profile of a Tenth Dems leader who is also a volunteer Navigator, the second in a series of articles “On Citizenship,” answers these questions and more.

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