Tenth Dems April Newsletter
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In this issue of Tenth News:
We Must Demand Public Service, Not Lip Service
By Barbara Altman
The votes have been counted, the candidates selected. The primary is history. Now, Democrats must unite—and vote—in the general election this November. Every vote is important, and here are two of the many reasons why.
Post-Primary Wrap-Up: The 10th District’s Democratic Candidates in the November 2016 Election
In case you missed some of the results, here is a list of the Democratic candidates competing in the fall election.
Congress Watch: Party Matters – A Vote for Kirk and Dold is a Vote for McConnell and Ryan
By Laurence D. Schiller
When you cast your vote for the Senate and House in the fall, bear in mind that party matters. Here are some of the reasons why.
Volunteer of the Month: Laurie Schiller
By Eleonora di Liscia
Tenth Dems succeeds or fails on the strength of its dedicated group of volunteers. Tenth News regularly shares its space to tell you about some of these remarkable people. This month, meet Laurie Schiller, Democrat, historian, and renowned fencing coach.
Local Luminaries to Emcee Poetry Prose Awards Night
The 6th Annual Community Connection Poetry and Prose Competition Awards Night is coming up on April 21. Check out what the evening holds in store, including the names of this year’s emcees.
Schneider, Duckworth Nominated to November Ballot
Soon after the results from the Illinois primary came in, Tenth Dems issued press releases congratulating our nominees for the House and the Senate, acknowledging their primary opponents, and declaring our unity as we look forward to the fall election.
A Presidential Campaign Like No Other
By Mark Rosenberg, M.D.
You can toss out all the charts, graphs and every other tool of political prognostication. The 2016 campaign is taking us all on a journey into the unknown, whether we like it or not.
A Personal Perspective: Here We Go Again – Another Religious Liberty Law
By Steven Gan
It’s been nearly a year since marriage equality became legal in all 50 states. Not surprisingly, that hasn’t stopped Republican state legislatures from enacting laws that, although packaged as protecting religious liberty, are really intended to chip away at the rights of LGBT Americans.