Tenth Dems March Newsletter
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In this issue of Tenth News:
By Mark D. DeBofsky
Illinois state government may be paralyzed, but at least one member of the legislature is working hard to end the stalemate. Learn more about State Senator Daniel Biss.
By Laurence D. Schiller
Many members of Congress, particularly Republicans, have been afraid to meet with their constituents during legislative breaks. Not so Brad Schneider, Congressman for Illinois’ 10th District. From town halls to roundtables, he’s out and about listening to what 10th District residents have to say and answering our questions.
By Dottie Palombo
A February meeting with residents of a retirement community was only one example of how 10th District Congressman Brad Schneider has been accessible to his constituents, listening to their concerns, and answering their questions at every opportunity.
Illinois’ 18th District State Representative Robyn Gabel now chairs the Illinois House’s Green Caucus. She also has been working on healthcare, voters’ rights, and other issues of importance to Democrats and progressives.
By Gundula Miethke
One sure sign of spring is the annual Community Connection Poetry and Prose Contest. This year’s theme is Service, and it’s bound to inspire some creative writing from participating high school students from Waukegan, North Chicago, and Zion..
By Sheila Nielsen
President Trump held a news conference on February 16th. Sounds normal, doesn’t it? From the perspective of this author, Ringling Bros. may be ending its iconic circus this May, but it appears that the carnival is merely packing up and moving to Washington.
By Brian Dupuis
Notwithstanding Republican Congress’ efforts to burden the U.S. Postal Service with pension debt, this government agency is performing better than ever..
By Mark Rosenberg, M.D.
A recent ruling by a federal appeals court in Florida provided some welcome news to pediatricians and proponents of gun safety, striking down a law that forbae pediatricians from inquiring of parents about guns in the home.
By Steven Gan
A recent Let’s Talk Politics gathering in Mount Prospect brought out a large number of Democrats and progressives with a lot on their minds. Their common goal? To channel anger and frustration into positive action.