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June 2015 Newsletter


Tenth Dems June Newsletter

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In this issue of Tenth News:


Sen. Julie Morrison Sponsors Sensible Gun Legislation
By Eleonora di Liscia
A recent court decision upheld Highland Park’s ban on assault weapons.  With the prompting of Highland Park’s Mayor, Nancy Rotering, Sen. Morrison has introduced legislation that would allow other municipalities to regulate these dangerous weapons. Read more inside, including Mayor Rotering’s statement on page 3.

Tenth Dems Prize for Prose Leads to Recognition by Labor Group
After winning second place for prose in the 5th Annual Poetry and Prose Competition, a Zion-Benton Township High School student received an unexpected boost from a very impressed labor leader.

Congress Watch: Kirk and Dold: What They Say Is Not Always What They Do
By Laurence D. Schiller
It’s easy for politicians to label themselves as “liberal,” “conservative,” or “moderate.”  The savvy voter knows that it’s not what politicians say that counts; it’s what they do.  And little that Mark Kirk and Bob Dold do with their votes in Congress qualifies as “moderate.”

A Suggested Litmus Test for Gov. Rauner’s Agenda: Will this Policy or Legislation Grow the Middle Class?
The Resolution to Protect the Middle Class of Lake and McHenry Counties, passed at the April 2015 general delegate meeting by the Northeastern Illinois Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO recites principles against which to judge our new Republican governor’s agenda.

According to Esteemed Neurosurgeon and Republican Presidential Candidate Ben Carson, the Theory of Evolution is for the Birds
By Steven Gan
If you’re a Republican seeking your party’s nomination for President, you can’t let a little thing like overwhelming scientific evidence in support of the evolutionary process get in your way. Meet Dr. Ben Carson, a onetime man of science who has decided to…devolve.

Note to Self: Be Sure to Attend the Power Lunch Again Next Year!
By Rosemary Heilemann
It’s happened every year…for the past 14 years. Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky’s Power Lunch continues to pack ‘em in, and Tenth News has a full report of this year’s event, which featured Sister Simone Campbell, originator of the “Nuns on the Bus” national tour.

Community Connection Corner: Dems, Mini-Dems, and ArtWauk
By Karen Singer
May means warmer weather for ArtWauk in Waukegan. And, once again, at the Tenth Dems Community Connection office, there was a lot going on.

Let’s Talk Politics in Wheeling on June 11
RAM Restaurant and Brewery will be the site for the next “Let’s Talk Politics” session, featuring author Michael Golden who will speak briefl about his new book, Unlock Congress.

Rising Stars to Help Tenth Dems Open New Office   
A cause for celebration…you bet! Join us for the Grand Opening of the new Tenth Dems office in Grayslake on Saturday, June 6.  Featured guests include newly-elected Illinois Treasurer Mike Frerichs and State Senator Daniel Biss, who plans to run for Illinois Comptroller.

Community Partners for Affordable Housing Celebrates Community
By Amy Rosenfeld Kaufman
“Celebrate Community” was a sold-out event for Community Partners for Affordable Housing.  The accompanying photo documents Tenth  Dems’ participation.

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