February 2017 Newsletter–Persistence

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Tenth Dems February Newsletter
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In this issue of Tenth News:

Tenth Dems Celebrates King Day in Waukegan; Lauren Beth Gash Honored

Tenth Dems Joined Women’s Marches in Chicago, D.C., and Across the U.S.

Democrats are Talking!

Congress Watch: Glancing Back and Looking Ahead; A Call to Action

House Passes Bipartisan Legislation Originally Introduced by Brad Schneider

Tenth Dems Leaders Join North Shore Baptist Ministers’ Alliance to Honor Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Erin Cartwright Weinstein, Democrat: The Newly Elected Clerk of the Circuit Court of Lake County Gets to Work

Brad Schneider Begins a Series of Tours Throughout the District to Assess the Impact of ACA Repeal

Witnessing Democracy in Action

Legitimate or Not, It’s Hard for Me to Call Trump My President

What Can “We the People” Do in the Aftermath of Trump’s Election?

The Price of Healthcare

 

Tenth Dems Celebrates King Day in Waukegan; Lauren Beth Gash Honored

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.

Tenth Dems Joined Women’s Marches in Chicago, D.C., and Across the U.S.

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.

Democrats are Talking!

Read about Let’s Talk Politics events in Libertyville, Zion, and Mt. Prospect. And that was just January!

Congress Watch: Glancing Back and Looking Ahead; A Call to Action

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.

House Passes Bipartisan Legislation Originally Introduced by Brad Schneider

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.

Tenth Dems Leaders Join North Shore Baptist Ministers’ Alliance to Honor Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

First Corinthian Baptist Church in North Chicago was the site of this event.

Erin Cartwright Weinstein, Democrat: The Newly Elected Clerk of the Circuit Court of Lake County Gets to Work

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.

Brad Schneider Begins a Series of Tours Throughout the District to Assess the Impact of ACA Repeal

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.

Witnessing Democracy in Action

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

Legitimate or Not, It’s Hard for Me to Call Trump My President, A Personal Expression

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.

What Can “We the People” Do in the Aftermath of Trump’s Election?

By Sheila Neilsen

Following the Women’s March, the author explains why we must remain active in our opposition to the Trump agenda.

The Price of Healthcare

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.

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