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Tenth News Special Election Edition – Polls are OPEN

Tenth Dems Special Election Edition

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Please follow this link to view our Election 2017 newsletter as a pdf file. In this issue of Tenth News::

Voter Information for the April 4th Elections

Get Out and Vote! It all Starts with Local Elections

Meet the Democratic Candidates in West Deerfield Township

Meet the Democratic Candidates in Vernon Township

Meet the Democratic Candidates in Warren Township

Meet the Democratic Candidates in Moraine Township

John Idleburg for Zion Township Supervisor

March 2017 Newsletter – Survive and Advance

Tenth Dems March Newsletter

Please follow the link to view our March newsletter as a pdf file:

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In this issue of Tenth News:

Meet 9th District State Senator Daniel Biss

Congress Watch: Brad Schneider Earns Standing Ovation at Overflow Town Hall

Brad Schneider Meets with Constituents in Lake Forest

Legislative Update: State Representative Robyn Gabel

Community Connection Sponsors 7th Annual Poetry and Prose Contest for High Schoolers

A Press Conference or a Side Show?

U.S. Postal Service Performing Well, Despite Obstacles Imposed by Congress

Appeals Court Hands Victory to Pediatricians and Gun Safety

We Can Move Mountains!

 

Meet 9th District State Senator Daniel Biss

By Mark D. DeBofsky

Illinois state government may be paralyzed, but at least one member of the legislature is working hard to end the stalemate. Learn more about State Senator Daniel Biss.

Congress Watch: Brad Schneider Earns Standing Ovation at Overflow Town Hall

By Laurence D. Schiller

Many members of Congress, particularly Republicans, have been afraid to meet with their constituents during legislative breaks. Not so Brad Schneider, Congressman for Illinois’ 10th District. From town halls to roundtables, he’s out and about listening to what 10th District residents have to say and answering our questions.

Brad Schneider Meets with Constituents in Lake Forest

By Dottie Palombo     

A February meeting with residents of a retirement community was only one example of how 10th District Congressman Brad Schneider has been accessible to his constituents, listening to their concerns, and answering their questions at every opportunity.

Legislative Update: State Representative Robyn Gabel

Illinois’ 18th District State Representative Robyn Gabel now chairs the Illinois House’s Green Caucus.  She also has been working on healthcare, voters’ rights, and other issues of importance to Democrats and progressives.  

Community Connection Sponsors 7th Annual Poetry and Prose Contest for High Schoolers

By Gundula Miethke

One sure sign of spring is the annual Community Connection Poetry and Prose Contest. This year’s theme is Service, and it’s bound to inspire some creative writing from participating high school students from Waukegan, North Chicago, and Zion..

A Press Conference or a Side Show?

By Sheila Nielsen

President Trump held a news conference on February 16th. Sounds normal, doesn’t it? From the perspective of this author, Ringling Bros. may be ending its iconic circus this May, but it appears that the carnival is merely packing up and moving to Washington.

U.S. Postal Service Performing Well, Despite Obstacles Imposed by Congress

By Brian Dupuis

Notwithstanding Republican Congress’ efforts to burden the U.S. Postal Service with pension debt, this government agency is performing better than ever..

Appeals Court Hands Victory to Pediatricians and Gun Safety

By Mark Rosenberg, M.D.

A recent ruling by a federal appeals court in Florida provided some welcome news to pediatricians and proponents of gun safety, striking down a law that forbae pediatricians from inquiring of parents about guns in the home.

We Can Move Mountains!

By Steven Gan

A recent Let’s Talk Politics gathering in Mount Prospect brought out a large number of Democrats and progressives with a lot on their minds. Their common goal?  To channel anger and frustration into positive action.

February 2017 Newsletter–Persistence

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Tenth Dems February Newsletter
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In this issue of Tenth News:

Tenth Dems Celebrates King Day in Waukegan; Lauren Beth Gash Honored

Tenth Dems Joined Women’s Marches in Chicago, D.C., and Across the U.S.

Democrats are Talking!

Congress Watch: Glancing Back and Looking Ahead; A Call to Action

House Passes Bipartisan Legislation Originally Introduced by Brad Schneider

Tenth Dems Leaders Join North Shore Baptist Ministers’ Alliance to Honor Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Erin Cartwright Weinstein, Democrat: The Newly Elected Clerk of the Circuit Court of Lake County Gets to Work

Brad Schneider Begins a Series of Tours Throughout the District to Assess the Impact of ACA Repeal

Witnessing Democracy in Action

Legitimate or Not, It’s Hard for Me to Call Trump My President

What Can “We the People” Do in the Aftermath of Trump’s Election?

The Price of Healthcare

 

Tenth Dems Celebrates King Day in Waukegan; Lauren Beth Gash Honored

By Ron Schwartz

As in past years, Tenth Dems volunteers and leaders turned out in large numbers for Waukegan Township’s 15th Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dreamers’ Breakfast. This year was special for them, as Founding Chair Lauren Beth Gash was honored with a Drum Major Award.

Tenth Dems Joined Women’s Marches in Chicago, D.C., and Across the U.S.

Bill Fritz, Kim Parson, and Hon. Karen May share their experiences on January 21 at Women’s Marches in Chicago, D.C., and Naples, Florida, respectively.

Democrats are Talking!

Read about Let’s Talk Politics events in Libertyville, Zion, and Mt. Prospect. And that was just January!

Congress Watch: Glancing Back and Looking Ahead; A Call to Action

By Laurence D. Schiller

As bad as the last Congress was, the one sworn in after the 2016 election promises to be worse. That’s why we must organize and resist.

House Passes Bipartisan Legislation Originally Introduced by Brad Schneider

The last time he was in Congress, Brad Schneider introduced legislation to help start-up small businesses access capital. On January 10, just a week after Brad was sworn in to serve again as the 10th District’s Congressman, the House passed the HALOS Act on a bipartisan vote.

Tenth Dems Leaders Join North Shore Baptist Ministers’ Alliance to Honor Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

First Corinthian Baptist Church in North Chicago was the site of this event.

Erin Cartwright Weinstein, Democrat: The Newly Elected Clerk of the Circuit Court of Lake County Gets to Work

By Mark DeBofsky

Our newly elected Clerk of the Circuit Court of Lake County has her work cut out for her. But Erin Cartwright Weinstein is up to the job.

Brad Schneider Begins a Series of Tours Throughout the District to Assess the Impact of ACA Repeal

As Republicans continue to threaten to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act, Congressman Brad Schneider is learning all he can from constituents and stakeholders within the 10th District about the expected ramifications.

Witnessing Democracy in Action

By Jeanine Chyna

Hon. Lauren Beth Gash went to Springfield to cast her Electoral College ballot for Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine. The author, who attended as Lauren’s guest, shares her experience

Legitimate or Not, It’s Hard for Me to Call Trump My President, A Personal Expression

By Steven Gan

The author shares his angst and gives his top four reasons for feeling totally alienated by Donald Trump’s occupation of the White House.

What Can “We the People” Do in the Aftermath of Trump’s Election?

By Sheila Neilsen

Following the Women’s March, the author explains why we must remain active in our opposition to the Trump agenda.

The Price of Healthcare

By Mark Rosenberg, M.D.

Tom Price, a congressman from Georgia, is Trump’s nominee for Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), the cabinet department that administers Medicare, Medicaid, and Obamacare. A doctor explains why Price’s elevation to HHS Secretary would be disastrous for these programs.