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May 2019

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Keynotes 18th Annual Congresswoman Schakowsky Power Lunch; Tenth Dems Founding Chair Lauren Beth Gash Co-chairs with Tina Tchen

Tenth Dems and Newport Dems Host “Let’s Talk Politics” in Gurnee

Lake County Board Passes Measure to Combat Climate Change

Our 2020 Presidential Endorsement

State Rep. Joyce Mason Passes Her First Bill—Protection for Seniors—Out of the House

Congressman Brad Schneider Calls on the IRS to Investigate the NRA

Lake County Sheriff and Lake County Board Members Speak with Constituents in Mundelein

Duckworth Introduces Bill to Help Working Parents

Local High School Students Recognized at 9th Annual Tenth Dems Poetry and Prose Contest Awards Night In Waukegan

Senator Durbin’s Bills Aim to Protect Local Police Officers

 

R-E-S-P-E-C-T

Aretha Franklin isn’t the only one who wanted it; this year more than 100 high school students submitted poetry and prose inspired by the theme “Respect” to the 9th Annual Tenth Dems Poetry and Prose Contest. Read the 12 winning works and see photos from Awards Night, at which more than a dozen students read their compositions to an audience awed by their creativity, passion, and authenticity.

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!