Tenth Dems February Newsletter
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In this issue of Tenth News:
By Ron Schwartz
As in past years, Tenth Dems volunteers and leaders turned out in large numbers for Waukegan Township’s 15th Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dreamers’ Breakfast. This year was special for them, as Founding Chair Lauren Beth Gash was honored with a Drum Major Award.
Bill Fritz, Kim Parson, and Hon. Karen May share their experiences on January 21 at Women’s Marches in Chicago, D.C., and Naples, Florida, respectively.
Read about Let’s Talk Politics events in Libertyville, Zion, and Mt. Prospect. And that was just January!
By Laurence D. Schiller
As bad as the last Congress was, the one sworn in after the 2016 election promises to be worse. That’s why we must organize and resist.
The last time he was in Congress, Brad Schneider introduced legislation to help start-up small businesses access capital. On January 10, just a week after Brad was sworn in to serve again as the 10th District’s Congressman, the House passed the HALOS Act on a bipartisan vote.
First Corinthian Baptist Church in North Chicago was the site of this event.
By Mark DeBofsky
Our newly elected Clerk of the Circuit Court of Lake County has her work cut out for her. But Erin Cartwright Weinstein is up to the job.
As Republicans continue to threaten to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act, Congressman Brad Schneider is learning all he can from constituents and stakeholders within the 10th District about the expected ramifications.
By Jeanine Chyna
Hon. Lauren Beth Gash went to Springfield to cast her Electoral College ballot for Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine. The author, who attended as Lauren’s guest, shares her experience
By Steven Gan
The author shares his angst and gives his top four reasons for feeling totally alienated by Donald Trump’s occupation of the White House.
By Sheila Neilsen
Following the Women’s March, the author explains why we must remain active in our opposition to the Trump agenda.
By Mark Rosenberg, M.D.
Tom Price, a congressman from Georgia, is Trump’s nominee for Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), the cabinet department that administers Medicare, Medicaid, and Obamacare. A doctor explains why Price’s elevation to HHS Secretary would be disastrous for these programs.