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Tenth News: Forward with Family

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Tammy Duckworth Brings Baby to Work, Senate into the 21st Century

Democrats—and all Americans—celebrate another first for families, as Illinois Senator Tammy Duckworth brings newborn daughter Maile onto the Senate floor.

Mother and Daughter Moment:  Marching for Our Lives

By Nancy Kisicki

The author stood up against gun violence by participating in the March for Our Lives in Vernon Hills, joined by her eighteen-year-old daughters (one of whom was a Tenth Dems intern). Our  10th District Congressman Brad Schneider was there to energize and encourage the marchers.

Pritzker and Stratton Meet and Greet Brings Out Enthusiastic Crowd of Volunteers

The weather was perfect, and the large crowd was inspired by our candidates for Illinois Governor and Lieutenant Governor.  Browse our extensive album of photos from the event.

The GOP’s Moral Bankruptcy is Tearing this Country Apart   

By Steven Gan, A Personal Perspective

Our author continues to be appalled by the President’s incessant lying and Congressional Republicans’ failure to rebuke him.

Young Writers Move the Crowd with their Courage at Tenth Dems’ 8th Annual Poetry and Prose Awards Night

By Kendra Roberts

Poetry and Prose Awards Night was especially moving as high school students came to the mic and read their original poems and stories about courage. Find the Tenth News Special Literary Edition here  to read the prize-winning entries and to view more photos from this event.

Spotlight on Grant Township

By Joe Bongiovanni

Read about a well-attended event in Fox Lake to celebrate Earth Day by presenting a panel discussion on local water quality.  Grant Township’s Democratic organization is among the many local Democratic groups within 10th District that actively promote Democratic values with the support of Tenth Dems.

Scott Britton: Advocate for Working Families

By Mark DeBofsky

Read about the forward-looking Democrat running for Cook County Board for the 14th district, which includes Glenview.

Full House Hears Congresswoman Cheri Bustos’ TDU Talk on Hope from the Heartland

By Laurence Schiller

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17), whose district is in central Illinois, is at the forefront of Democrats’ efforts to connect with rural and suburban working-class voters and flip red districts to blue. Her well-attended Tenth Dems University talk was eye-opening.

Bob Morgan: Healthcare Activist and Community Leader

By Mark DeBofsky

Bob Morgan, the Democratic candidate for State Representative for the 58th District (Lake Bluff, Lake Forest, Highland Park, Highwood, Deerfield, Bannockburn, and parts of Glencoe and Northbrook), has stellar qualifications or office, including a history of public service and extensive involvement with Tenth Dems.

So inspiring!

2018 Literary Edition

Follow the link to this year’s special Poetry Edition of the Tenth News.  The 12 young authors whose prose and poetry about Courage won prizes this year, as well as all others who read at Awards Night, inspired us with their talent and insight and—yes—courage.

 

The Democratic Primary…

Like the elections of Barack Obama and Donald Trump show us, elections have consequences. Elections happen even when–like in 2018–choosing the president isn’t on the line. Primary elections set the ballot for November campaigns. Vote in the Democratic primary! It’s one of the big steps on the path to electing more Democrats this November. Hopefully this special edition of our Tenth Dems newsletter helps you to vote early or on Election Day, Tuesday, March 20.

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In this issue of Tenth News:

Why Vote in a Primary

How to Vote

What’s on the Ballot in the 10th Congressional District

Convention Showcases Full Slate of Candidates

Events Calendar

Poetry and Prose Awards Night Set for April 19

Volunteer!

 

Why Vote in a Primary

By Eleonora di Liscia

An impassioned plea to get out to the polls, now or on Tuesday.

How to Vote

By Barbara Altman

Details on how and where to vote on Tuesday throughout the 10th Congressional District.

What’s on the Ballot in the 10th Congressional District

A list of the races and candidates on the primary election ballot

Convention Showcases Full Slate of Candidates

By Todd Sloane

On February 25, an enthusiastic crowd of about 325 people packed into an auditorium in Grayslake heard from more than 50 Democratic candidates up and down the ballot, who urged them to turn Lake County blue this November.

Events Calendar

Join Tenth Dems at Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky’s annual Women’s Power Lunch on April 23

Poetry and Prose Awards Night Set for April 19

The Tenth Dems’ 8th Annual Poetry and Prose Contest deadline for submissions is March 23. Join us for Awards Night in Waukegan on April 19.

Volunteer!

We are a volunteer organization. Some of us are experienced in politics, and some are beginners.

Your Latest Tenth News: Dems on the March, As Primary Nears

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In this issue of Tenth News:

Hear from Federal, State, and Local Candidates at Tenth Dems-Hosted Democratic Convention

Signs of Tenth Dems Appear Throughout the Women’s March to the Polls

Fired-up Vernon Dems Meet and Greet and Plan

Watergate Prosecutor Keynotes Annual Awards Dinner

Tenth Dems on Hand to Celebrate Life and Legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

8th Annual Tenth Dems Poetry and Prose Contest Now Open!

Tenth Dems Laugh Together at Capitol Steps’ Orange is the New Barack

 

Hear from Federal, State, Local Candidates at Tenth Dems-Hosted Democratic Convention

The Democratic Convention in Lake County on February 25 is an opportunity to hear from Democratic candidates on the March 20 primary election ballot and socialize with fellow Dems.

Signs of Tenth Dems Appear Throughout the Women’s March to the Polls

Tenth Dems organized a significant contingent for the January 20 Women’s March. One of our signs showed up in CNN’s coverage of the event, which drew 300,000 people to downtown Chicago.

Fired-up Vernon Dems Meet and Greet and Plan

By Laurence Schiller

A packed house for the inaugural monthly breakfast of the Vernon Township Dems on Jan. 13 shows the area’s Democratic-leaning voting base is energized to win key state, county, and federal races.

Watergate Prosecutor Keynotes Annual Awards Dinner

The Tenth Dems Annual Awards Dinner in December was a celebration of the grassroots activism that helped local Democrats enjoy victories in 2017 and continues into the 2018 election season. The event was headlined by a powerful presentation by Jill Wine-Banks, prominent Watergate prosecutor.

Tenth Dems on Hand to Celebrate Life and Legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

By Barbara Altman

Tenth Dems turned out for Waukegan’s 16th Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dreamers’ Breakfast on January 15. Food for the soul came through rousing speeches and music.

8th Annual Tenth Dems Poetry and Prose Contest Now Open!

The theme for this year’s Tenth Dems Poetry and Prose Contest is “Courage,” and we hope as many high school students in Waukegan, North Chicago, and Zion as possible summon that trait by submitting original poems, stories, or essays.

Tenth Dems Laugh Together at Capitol Steps’ Orange is the New Barack

By Todd Sloane

It was a night of hilarity as nearly 100 Tenth Dems attended a performance by The Capitol Steps in Skokie in January. After the show, we heard from a couple of the former Capitol Hill staffers turned satirists who accepted our invitation to join us at a nearby restaurant.

November 2017 Newsletter – Unmasked

Tenth Dems November Newsletter

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In this issue of Tenth News:

Lake County Republicans Raffle Assault Rifle to Finance Campaigns

Julie Morrison: A State Senator Who Works for Her Constituents

Broadway? Wait Until You See the Highland Park Players’ Production of The Pajama Game!   

A Conviction Does Not Have to Be a Life Sentence

Congress Watch: Your Democratic Representatives Are Your Voice in Congress

Despair or Optimism? Tenth Dems and Moraine Township Democrats Cosponsor Let’s talk Politics

 

Lake County Republicans Raffle Assault Rifle to Finance Campaigns

By Lee Goodman

The headline says it all.  Don’t local Republicans understand the harm people suffer from gun violence?

Julie Morrison: A State Senator Who Works for Her Constituents

By Mark DeBofsky

The list of 29th District State Senator Julie Morrison’s accomplishments is quite extensive.  The highlights are definitely worth reading about.

Broadway? Wait Until You See the Highland Park Players’ Production of The Pajama Game!   

By Tom Recht

This is the last weekend to see Pajama Game in Northbrook. As our reviewer confirms, all who attended with Tenth Dems were blown away by this professional-level production of the classic Broadway musical that celebrates labor.  A few tickets are still available from Tenth Dems at our reduced price of $20.18.  Click here.

A Conviction Does Not Have to Be a Life Sentence

By Barbara Altman

During the Waukegan Coalition to Reduce Recidivism’s annual luncheon, Tenth Dems volunteers staffed a worthy project.

Congress Watch: Your Democratic Representatives Are Your Voice in Congress

By Dr. Laurence D. Schiller

Despite being in the minority, Illinois Democrats in the House and Senate continue to fight every day to better the lives of their 10th District constituents, and all Americans. This month’s Congress Watch enumerates many of their accomplishments.

Despair or Optimism? Tenth Dems and Moraine Township Democrats Cosponsor Let’s talk Politics

By Maxine Bonn

There was lots to talk about when Dems got together in early October for another session of Let’s Talk Politics.