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Tenth Dems February Newsletter

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In this issue of Tenth News:


Congress Watch: Congressman Bob Dold Firmly on Board With House’s Right-Wing Agenda and Limiting a Woman’s Right to Choose
It’s a new year and a new Congress, and self-styled moderates, Republican Cong. Bob Dold (IL 10th District) and Republican Sen. Mark Kirk (IL), are already voting for the Republican Party agenda.  This month, Congress Watch brings you their votes from the first three weeks in January, and we’ll continue to scrutinize what these legislators do every month, right through the 2016 election.

Dems Gather to Hear State of the Union Address
by Adrienne Kirshbaum
The annual State of the Union address found President Obama energetic and full of fight. Tenth Dems held a Watch Party to celebrate the event, and we took plenty of pictures.

”We Don’t Want Nobody That Nobody Sent”
by Mark Rosenberg
To highlight an outstanding career in politics, Judge Abner Mikva (one-time 10th District Congressman) was recently awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Read more about this remarkable public servant with a longstanding connection to Tenth Dems.

PTSD, Guns, the NRA, and the Ku Klux Klan—A Very Lethal Cocktail
by Steven Gan
The recent confirmation of Dr. Vivek Murthy as U.S. Surgeon General serves as the jumping off point for this discussion of the reach of the NRA, as the author gives some new perspective on the dangers from the pervasiveness of guns in America.

The Affordable Care Act Faces Challenges in 2015
by Mark Rosenberg, M.D.
Republican efforts to undermine Obamacare are underway yet again, with a host of proposed changes to the law, while another Supreme Court case that could cost tens of thousands of low and middle-income Americans much-needed health insurance subsidies looms.

Tenth Dems Participate in King Day Celebrations
Enjoy photos from two of the many events organized over King Day weekend to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


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