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September Newsletter: Right before Congress went on vacation…

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In this issue of Tenth News:

Steven Gan: Volunteer of the Month

Congress Watch: Double Talk Dold Votes for Anti-Choice Legislation

In the Doldrums

How I Became an Enthusiastic Volunteer for Hillary Clinton: A Personal Journey     

A Personal Perspective: Trump’s Desperation

Weekend “Days of Action” Activate Volunteers for Julie Morrison

Show Your Support for Democrats with Tenth Dems Campaign Gear

Democratic Candidates and Supporters Turn Out in Force During Gurnee Days

Photo Gallery

Off the Mark

 

Steven Gan: Volunteer of the Month

By Avital Raff

September’s Volunteer of the Month is none other than regular Tenth News contributor Steven Gan who recently published a book about his experiences as a businessman in Japan. You’ll find that Steven’s story itself is a must-read.

Congress Watch: Double Talk Dold Votes for Anti-Choice Legislation

By Laurence D. Schiller

In the days before Congress took a lengthy summer hiatus, the House quietly passed a piece of legislation called the Conscience Protection Act of 2016, which will limit women’s reproductive choices.  And Bob Dold was there helping his fellow Republicans get it passed.

In the Doldrums

Bob Dold says he’s not supporting Trump, but he sure is working against Hillary Clinton.

How I Became an Enthusiastic Volunteer for Hillary Clinton: A Personal Journey

By Bonnie Bernstein Levy

The author shares her personal journey.  Her childhood enthusiasm for Democrats like JFK has been reignited, and she now is working hard to make Hillary Clinton our next President.

A Personal Perspective: Trump’s Desperation

By Steven Gan

Our regular columnist offers his take on the status of Trump’s campaign and how the candidate is dealing with a raft of setbacks in August.

Weekend “Days of Action” Activate Volunteers for Julie Morrison

Two recent events helped galvanize State Senate candidate Julie Morrison’s 2016 campaign.

Show Your Support for Democrats with Tenth Dems Campaign Gear

You can help support Democrats by purchasing Tenth Dems’ custom-made buttons and bumper stickers and other campaign gear.

Democratic Candidates and Supporters Turn Out in Force During Gurnee Days

By Bonnie Berger-Neel

August 13 and 14 were big days for Warren Township Democrats at Gurnee Days, including the appearance of a slew of local candidates.

Photo Gallery

Peruse photos from such events as Gurnee Days, the Lake County Fair, and Tenth Dems voter registration activities.

Off the Mark

Republican loyalist Mark Kirk has been fully on board with the Republican plan to obstruct President Obama’s agenda from day one.

August Newsletter: Find your friends in the photos

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In this issue of Tenth News:

A Photogenic Fourth!

Brad Schneider Endorsed by National Committee to Preserve Social Security & Medicare; Bob Dold “Not a Friend of Seniors”

Congress Watch: Dold’s House and Kirk’s Senate Take a Seven-Week Vacation After Doing Nearly Nothing All Year

Proposal to Lift the Cap on Payroll Tax Contributions Would Guarantee Social Security Solvency

In Memory of Abner Mikva: He Made the World a Better Place, One Person at a Time

The Legacy of Ab Mikva

Moraine Township Dems Party with Our Party in Highland Park

In the Doldrums

If You Feel the Economy Has Left You Behind, Vote Democratic

Off the Mark!

Governor Mike Pence: The Poster Child for Homophobia in America

State Senator Julie Morrison Launches Reelection Bid in June and Announces Gun Violence Prevention Legislation in July

Magic Beans

 

A Photogenic Fourth!

See how Democratic candidates and their supporters celebrated Independence Day. Photos can be found throughout this issue.

Brad Schneider Endorsed by National Committee to Preserve Social Security & Medicare; Bob Dold “Not a Friend of Seniors”

By Barbara Altman

The social safety net, particularly Social Security and Medicare, was the subject of a recent senior roundtable held in Waukegan. 10th District Democratic Congressional candidate Brad Schneider was on hand to receive a major endorsement and tout his support for these programs.

Congress Watch: Dold’s House and Kirk’s Senate Take a Seven-Week Vacation After Doing Nearly Nothing All Year

By Laurence D. Schiller

Already historically unproductive, Congress…just went on vacation for seven weeks!

Proposal to Lift the Cap on Payroll Tax Contributions Would Guarantee Social Security Solvency

A simple proposal that is unlikely to see light of day in a Republican-controlled Congress would guarantee Social Security solvency for decades.

In Memory of Abner Mikva: He Made the World a Better Place, One Person at a Time

By Lonni Berkley

The first of two articles on the remarkable Abner Mikva focuses on the impact he had on the author’s life.

The Legacy of Ab Mikva

By Mark Rosenberg

Abner Mikva will live on through more than personal memories; his legacy will last through the continuation of a singular program that bears his name.

Moraine Township Dems Party with Our Party in Highland Park

Moraine Dems’ annual Party with Our Party on July 13 drew a festive crowd, and Tenth News was there taking lots of pictures that we’ve scattered throughout this issue.

In the Doldrums

A contract with his Republican Party gives Bob Dold access to party money to finance his campaign against Brad Schneider.

If You Feel the Economy Has Left You Behind, Vote Democratic

By Murray Levin

Many who have not benefited from improved economic conditions in this country have been persuaded to place blame everywhere but where it should be placed. Our author deals in facts. sticky things that they are, are here to help.

Off the Mark!

Mark Kirk’s Senate career is marked by opposition to equal pay for women.

Governor Mike Pence: The Poster Child for Homophobia in America

By Steven Gan – A Personal Perspective

One of Donald Trump’s running mate’s claims to fame is promoting legislation to undermine the rights of LGBT Americans.

State Senator Julie Morrison Launches Reelection Bid in June and Announces Gun Violence Prevention Legislation in July

State Senator Julie Morrison is as busy introducing new bills as she is campaigning for reelection, and gun violence prevention is her latest cause.

Magic Beans

By Jack Altschuler

The recent vote in the United Kingdom to leave the European Union should serve as a cautionary tale to those in the United States who wish to effect a similar kind of radical change in this country.

July Newsletter – The not so independent Republicans

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In this issue of Tenth News:

Community Connection Corner: During ArtWauk, Dems Debate and Strategize

Congress Watch Extra: Dold Talks Big But Helps His Party Block House Vote On Gun Violence Prevention

Congress Watch: Double-Talk Dold Is No Friend of the Environment

A Lesson From Jane Austen About How We Judge Character

Brad Schneider Meets with Moraine Township Democrats

In the Doldrums – Bob Dold’s positions exposed.

Women (and Some Good Men) Show Support for Brad Schneider

Trump Through the Eyes of a Child

Off the Mark — Mark Kirk’s positions exposed.

A Personal Perspective: When Will These Massacres Stop?

Shifting the Focus: How to Move the Democrats Left Without Electing President Trump

Community Connection Corner: During ArtWauk, Dems Debate and Strategize

By Barbara Altman (with Mary Turley, Candidate for Lake County Board)

A beautiful late spring evening provided a perfect backdrop for a nosh and some politics at the Tenth Dems Community Connection office in Waukegan.

Congress Watch Extra: Dold Talks Big But Helps His Party Block House Vote on Gun Violence Prevention

By Barbara Altman

10th Congressional District residents are beginning to catch on to Bob Dold’s “bipartisan fake-out,” and his latest shenanigans surrounding prospective gun legislation in the House.

Congress Watch: Double-Talk Dold Is No Friend of the Environment

By Laurence D. Schiller

It’s a double dose of Dold! There’s just so much evidence to support the notion that Bob Dold is really a staunch defender of the Republican right-wing agenda that it made perfect sense to serve up a second helping of Congress Watch this month to put forward the real truth.

A Lesson From Jane Austen About How We Judge Character

By Eleonora di Liscia

What does a Jane Austen novel have to do with the 2016 Presidential campaign? You’ll have to read the article to find out.

Brad Schneider Meets with Moraine Township Democrats – A Photo Essay

In the Doldrums

Dold supports the Ryan Budget, which would repeal Medicare as we know it.

Women (and Some Good Men) Show Support for Brad Schneider – A Photo Essay

Trump Through the Eyes of a Child

By Pam Idleburg

Leave it to a child to put into perspective the hateful invective being spewed by Donald Trump.

Off the Mark

Kirk has opposed bills that would help students afford higher education.

A Personal Perspective: When Will These Massacres Stop?

By Steven Gan

The nightmare in Orlando is but the latest in an ever-increasing number of mass murders that demand an honest examination about where the responsibility truly lies and what we, the people, must do to prevent more bloodshed.

Shifting the Focus: How to Move the Democrats Left Without Electing President Trump

By Eleonora di Liscia

The election of Ronald Reagan ushered in an era of rightward drift of both major political parties. This year’s election can reverse that trend once and for all. Hillary Clinton’s victory—and a decisive loss for Republicans up and down the ticket—could marginalize the far right and empower Democrats to move back toward the left.