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

Tenth Dems had a wonderful time hosting TDU’s “Let’s Talk Politics” in Gurnee with the Newport Dems. What a lively, thoughtful conversation. Thanks to all for joining in!

This was just the latest “Let’s Talk Politics” event. Recently, Tenth Dems also has co-hosted “Let’s Talk Politics” conversations in Fox Lake with the Grant Township Dems, in Buffalo Grove with the Vernon Township Dems, and in Antioch with the Antioch Township Dems.

If you’d be interested in helping to organize a “Let’s Talk Politics” event in your area, let us know by emailing events@tenthdems.org.

See more pictures from the “Let’s Talk Politics” event in Gurnee by clicking here.

 

 

 

April 2019 Tenth Dems Newsletter

Tenth Dems April 2019 Newsletter

Please follow the link to view our April newsletter:  Click here

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.

9th Annual Tenth Dems Poetry and Prose Contest Awards Night

Wednesday, April 10, 2019, at 7 PM

Jack Benny Center for the Arts in Bowen Park 39 Jack Benny Drive, Waukegan. Free and refreshments will be served.

Join us to support some truly inspiring young people and hear some outstanding writing at the 9th Annual Tenth Dems Poetry and Prose Contest Awards Night. Click here to RSVP.

On Awards Night, contest winners will be announced and Tenth Dems will award 12 gift cards (first, second, third, and three honorable mentions for poetry and prose, respectively) totaling more than $1000. Participants included students attending high schools in Waukegan, Zion, and North Chicago who submitted an original poem, essay, or story inspired by this year’s theme, RESPECT. Winning entries are selected by panels of published poets.

Every participant is invited to read their original work. In the past, some have been too shy at first but are inspired by their fellow participants in the moment to share with the group. The smiles on their faces and in the crowd make it an incredibly positive, rewarding experience. It’s a lot of effort to organize and it costs a bit too, but the Poetry and Prose Contest Awards Night is one of the highlights of the year.

Join us! Click here to sign up.

Hope to see you there!

Tenth Dems

Tenth Dems Day of Service Community Expo

Positive energy filled the spacious room in the Sullivan Center in Vernon Hills as representatives from more than 45 not-for-profit groups shared their missions with interested attendees. In response to Governor JB Pritzker and Lt. Governor Juliana Stratton’s call for service as a prelude to their inaugura­tion, Tenth Dems organized the Expo that took place on Saturday, January 12. It was a family-friendly event with ample, delicious snacks and art activities for the children.

There were many participants. They included Moms Demand Action for gun violence prevention, Latino Coalition, Waukegan to College, Sierra Club, PADS Lake County, and more. Our Day of Service included several off-site simultaneous events. As part of the Day of Service, Lake Villa Township Democrats, thanks to Chair Ed Erwin’s leadership, collected a large amount of donations for the Northern Illinois Food Bank and A Safe Place. In addition, Tenth Dems promoted several projects, including the Poetry and Prose Contest and Awards Night in the spring and the Capitol Steps performance on January 27. This Day of Service Expo fittingly set the table for the return of aspirational leadership in the state of Illinois.

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

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi wowed the crowd of over 3,000 at the 18th Annual Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky Ultimate Women’s Power Lunch, which was co-chaired by our very own Founding Chair Lauren Beth Gash. It was great to see so many Tenth Dems friends for such a fun and inspiring lunch.

Click here to see more photos from the event.