July 2014 Newsletter: Cherish guns or young people?

2014 July Newsletter

Tenth Dems July Newsletter

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In this issue of Tenth News:

“Your Dead Kids Don’t Trump My Constitutional Rights”?
by Steven Gan
Another deadly shooting rampage and still no evidence of political will for even the most modest legislation to curb gun violence. Instead, the right-wing extremist, “Joe the Plumber,” exploits a father’s grief, making provocative comments calculated to revive his 15 own minutes of fame.

On Citizenship: Chuck Gutman Helps Reinvigorate the American Dream for Waukegan Students
by Jane Goldenberg
Our ongoing series spotlights the ordinary citizens who help make our democracy work and our world a better. This month, meet Chuck Gutman, a counselor at Waukegan High School who established Envision Scholars to help talented high school students from low-income families realize their dream of a college education.

The Brad Beat: A Fair Wage for a Hard Day’s Work
by Eleonora di Liscia
Our own 10th District Congressman Brad Schneider is at the forefront of continued attempts by Democrats in Congress to raise the national minimum wage.

This November, Vote to Protect Voters
by Eleonora di Liscia
Fifty years after Freedom Summer, which led to the passage of the Voting Rights Act, voter suppression in the U.S. has found new life, spearheaded by an aggressive group of Republican governors. Illinois has a Democrat in the statehouse, so it can’t happen here—but only if we’re vigilant.

Congressman Schneider Opens New Campaign Office in Grayslake
Congressional elections are won by energizing voters throughout the district. Congressman Brad Schneider has opened a new campaign office in Grayslake in furtherance of his effort to engage with voters in all corners of the 10th District.

Congress Watch: Republican Senator Mark Kirk Opposes Paycheck Fairness
Senator Mark Kirk continues to demonstrate with his votes who his real constituents are, most recently helping to undermine efforts to ensure that working women receive equal pay for equal work.

March with Dems on Independence Day
Among other things, Independence Day means parades! And Democratic officials and candidates will be marching in many of them. You can join in!

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