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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



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.


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