Tenth News

Sign up and get our free monthly newsletter delivered to your inbox.


February 2017 Newsletter–Persistence

feb-17-newsletter-cover

Tenth Dems February Newsletter
Please follow the link to view our February newsletter as a pdf file:

1702_nl

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.

January Newsletter – Grassroots activism more crucial than ever!

jan-17-newsletter-screenshot

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

1701_nl

In this issue of Tenth News:

Be Fierce! Fight Back!

Food, Friendship, Volunteer Appreciation, and the Work Ahead

Congress Watch: Trump’s Cabinet of Plutocrats, Science-Deniers, and Foes of Government – Oh My!   

The Consequences of Ideological Purity

When You’re Done Weeping, Join Us for Some Good Laughs

Trump’s Presidency Promises to Spawn an Endless Number of “Get Used to Its!”: A Personal Perspective

What Does Democracy Mean in the Age of Trump?

Demonstrate for Women’s Rights!

 

Be Fierce! Fight Back!

By Ronald F. Altman, M.D.

A recent conversation at the Deerfield Public Library with 10th District Congressman-elect Brad Schneider and 9th District Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky served as a call to action to protect and improve the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) and counter Republican efforts to rip gaping holes in the social safety net.

Food, Friendship, Volunteer Appreciation, and the Work Ahead

The Tenth Dems Annual Membership Appreciation Holiday Party featured a lively group of celebrants, lots of food and drink, and more than a little food for thought.

Congress Watch: Trump’s Cabinet of Plutocrats, Science-Deniers, and Foes of Government – Oh My!   

By Laurence D. Schiller     

The nominees announced by President-elect Donald Trump include an alarming number of prospective Cabinet Secretaries hostile to the mission of the government agencies they have been chosen to lead.  A basket of deplorables?

The Consequences of Ideological Purity

By Jack Altschuler

We now have more than enough recent history to demonstrate how a relatively small number of votes can have a wildly disproportionate effect on our democracy.  

When You’re Done Weeping, Join Us for Some Good Laughs

January is now upon us, and that means it’s time to visit The Capitol Steps, a great antidote for post-election depression.

Trump’s Presidency Promises to Spawn an Endless Number of “Get Used to Its!”: A Personal Perspective

By Steven Gan

How do we respond to the approaching reality of a Donald Trump presidency? By saying “Get Used to It!” NOT, says our personal perspective columnist.

What Does Democracy Mean in the Age of Trump?

By Leslie Brenner Lipschultz

Some reflection on the impact of the 2016 election and what needs to done going forward.

Demonstrate for Women’s Rights!

Saturday, January 21, the day after the inauguration of Donald Trump, promises to be a big day, and Tenth Dems is sponsoring buses to DC for the Women’s March on Washington.

 

December Newsletter–Doing Better

december-2016-newsletter-screenshot

Tenth Dems December Newsletter

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

1612_nl

In this issue of Tenth News:

Dems in 10th District Buck National Trend with Victories Up and Down the Ballot

A Message from the Founding Chair

The Way Forward:  Do Something!     

Open Letter

200 Attend Lively Post-Election Forum

Tenth Dems Dinner Mixes Awards and Baseball

Election Protection Saves Votes

From the Heart:  A personal perspective

Congress Watch: Now that the 10th District is Blue, We Must Gear Up for the Coming Struggle

Just Words?

Healthcare Under a Trump Administration

 

Dems in 10th District Buck National Trend with Victories Up and Down the Ballot

By Eric Herman and Roger Baron

Despite disappointments for Democrats nationally, Election Day 2016 was a far different story in Illinois, and in the 10th District in particular. Tenth News has all the facts and figures.

A Message from the Founding Chair

Tenth Dems Founding Chair Lauren Beth Gash speaks from the heart.

The Way Forward:  Do Something!     

By Barbara Altman     

The 2016 election is over. So what do we Democrats do now?

Open Letter

One thing Dems can do is write letters.  Here’s one example.  

200 Attend Lively Post-Election Forum

By Nancy Krent

A huge throng attending a post-election forum on November 21 heard from a great many people with a lot on their minds.

Tenth Dems Dinner Mixes Awards and Baseball

By Adrienne Kirshbaum

What happens when you mix an awards dinner with a critical World Series game featuring the Chicago Cubs?  As you can see from our extensive photo album, a good time was had by all.

Election Protection Saves Votes

By Barbara Altman

The Tenth Dems Election Protection team was out in force on Election Day to ensure a smoothly running election in which everyone eligible to vote would be allowed to vote.

From the Heart:  A personal perspective

By Steven Gan

The devastation for Democrats on November 8 was deep and widespread. Our columnist shares his thoughts from that night and beyond.

Congress Watch: Now that the 10th District is Blue, We Must Gear Up for the Coming Struggle

By Laurence D. Schiller

Mark Kirk and Bob Dold were defeated. Donald Trump…wasn’t. And Republicans still control the Congress.  What does this mean for our country?

Just Words?

By Mark Rosenberg, M.D.

How unique is the 2016 campaign, particularly when it pertains to the hate speech that was uttered? And do those words have consequences?

Healthcare Under a Trump Administration

By Mark Rosenberg, M.D.

Of all the dramatic changes Americans should expect under the coming Trump administration, none may be as sweeping as some of the proposed changes to healthcare programs like Medicare, Medicaid, and Obamacare.