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April 2019 Tenth Dems Newsletter

Tenth Dems April 2019 Newsletter

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In this issue of Tenth News:
Let’s Talk Politics Delivers Another Great Event in Fox Lake
Kudos to the Candidates!
Congressman Schneider Cosponsors Bill to Restore SALT Deductions
Tenth Dems Poetry and Prose Awards Night Extravaganza Coming Up On April 10th!
Criminal Justice Reform is a Top Priority for Pritzker and Stratton
Let’s Talk Politics: Breakfast in Buffalo Grove
Tenth Dems Attend ACLU Annual Lunch, Continue Work

Let’s Talk Politics Delivers Another Great Event in Fox Lake
What a great discussion at the recent Let’s Talk Politics event in Fox Lake. On March 11th, Tenth Dems University (TDU) moderated a “Let’s Talk Politics” (LTP) discussion at the monthly meeting of Grant Township Democrats.

Kudos to the Candidates!
Democracy takes a lot of work. And, in a lot of ways, keeping it strong can be pretty hard. It’s especially difficult to put yourself out there as a candidate.

Congressman Schneider Cosponsors Bill to Restore SALT Deductions
Trump’s GOP tax bill gutted state and local tax deductions, commonly known as the SALT deduction. Congressman Brad Schneider is leading the effort to restore these deductions because they matter so much to so many in the 10th District.

Tenth Dems Poetry and Prose Awards Night Extravaganza Coming Up On April 10th!
Join Tenth Dems at the Jack Benny Center for the Performing Arts in Bowen Park in Waukegan the evening of Wednesday, April 10, at 7 PM, to support some truly inspiring young people and hear some outstanding writing at the 9th Annual Tenth Dems Poetry and Prose Contest Awards Night.

Criminal Justice Reform is a Top Priority for Pritzker and Stratton
Gov. JB Pritzker and Lt. Gov. Juliana Stratton have made criminal justice reform a priority of their administration. Stratton has been tapped by Pritzker to lead the reform effort, and she recently, visited the Morning Shift at WBEZ to discuss the issue.

Let’s Talk Politics: Breakfast in Buffalo Grove
On March 30th, Tenth Dems and Vernon Township Dems hosted another edition of our Tenth Dems University’s (TDU) Let’s Talk Politics series at the Buffalo Restaurant in Buffalo Grove. More than 20 attendees enjoyed breakfast and a lively discussion.

Tenth Dems Attend ACLU Annual Lunch, Continue Work
Tenth Dems members joined a sold out crowd of roughly 2,000 for the American Civil Liberties Union’s (ACLU) annual luncheon on March 15 in Chicago. This year’s theme was: Fighting for a More Perfect Union.

Democrats Moving Forward

By Carol Hillsberg

Tenth Dems brought together more than 45 not-for-profit groups on the Day of Service in honor of the inauguration of Governor JB Pritzker and Lt. Governor Juliana Stratton.

New Lake County Democratic Officeholders Awarded at MLK Event

Tenth Dems once again was a sponsor of the Annual Waukegan Township Martin Luther King Day Breakfast. This year, newly elected Lake County Sheriff John Idleburg and Lake County Treasurer Holly Kim were among those honored.

Full House of Happy Dems Comes Together to Celebrate the Holidays

By Laurence D. Schiller

The Tenth Dems Holiday Membership Party in words and pictures. Relive a great evening!

An Internship That Matters

Many Tenth Dems interns go on to run for and hold elective office and manage campaigns—and others have successful careers outside of politics. For all, it is a unique opportunity to learn skills that serve them well.

Fun with a Capitol ‘F’: Tenth Dems Friends Share Laughs, Dinner

The Capitol Steps’ “Make America Grin Again,” followed by a three-course plated dinner, made for a wonderful Sunday afternoon. Check out our photos.

Schneider Introduces a New Ethics Pledge for Administration Appointees

By Jane Goldenberg

Working hard to restore ethics to government, Congressman Brad Schneider has introduced the Ethics in Public Service Act.

Inauguration Day Brings New Illinois Governor Who Delivers

Hundreds of 10th District Democrats were in Springfield to commemorate the Inauguration of Governor Pritzker who already has begun to restore common sense to Illinois government.

Congressman Brad Schneider to Co-Chair Program to Defend Democrats in Tough Districts

Our 10th District representative is working with the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee to help Democrats retain the House majority.

Tenth News: A Big Hand for the Blue Wave

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We did it! Democrats did great in 2018, flipping offices at every level from Republican to Democrat. It took a lot of hard work but a lot of terrific new Democrats were elected. Take a look at some of them and what went on before and after Election Day.

Blue Wave Helped by Tenth Dems Election Protection Team

Congratulations to All Our Winning Candidates

U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos Named DCCC Chair

Mary Edly-Allen Beats Right-Wing Extremist Helene Walsh

Full House Hears Former Assistant U.S. Attorney Sheila Markin Nielsen Discuss Trump and Reality

An Intern’s View to a Wave

Tenth Dems Volunteers Had a Great Evening at Our Annual Awards Dinner!

 

Campaign Retrospective

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Campaign season has flown by. There’s been so much activity keeping us busy this election season!  Here’s a 2018 Campaign Retrospective. Take a look at what our great candidates and grassroots organizations have done as we head into the final stretch before Election Day. And most important–register and VOTE!

 

Tenth Dems Holds Training in Lindenhurst About Getting Democrats to the Polls

 

Joyce Mason: A Mom on a Mission

 

Catching Up with Bob Morgan’s Campaign

 

November Election Congressional Outlook

 

Tenth Dems at the Illinois County Chairs’ Association Brunch in Springfield

 

Tenth Dems’ Brad Schneider Motivates Voters!

 

Meet Lake County Board Candidates Ready to Improve Lake County

 

Civic Engagement: It’s a Family Affair!

 

Momentum Keeps Building to Elect John Idleburg Lake County Sheriff

 

Tenth Dems Activists Plan on Reelecting Julie Morrison

 

March to Keep Families Together

 

Spotlight on Libertyville Township

 

Moraine Township Democrats Annual Summer Party with our Party

 

How to Register and Vote in the November Election

 

Northside Democracy in Action Campaign Training

 

Candidate for State Rep Trisha Zubert

 

We Gotta Fix This Broken System! There Are Good Candidates Who Could Do That

 

Tenth Dems 2018 Summer Interns

 

While Trump Sleeps Like a Baby, His Zero-Tolerance Policy Is a Humanitarian Disaster

 

 

 

 

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.