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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.

Tenth News Special Literary Edition – High Schoolers Do JUSTICE to Poetry and Prose

Poetry snapshot

Poetry Edition 2016 — 6th Annual Newsletter Special Edition

 

June 2016 Newsletter

June 2016 newsletter

Tenth Dems June Newsletter

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

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In this issue of Tenth News:

15th Annual Women’s Power Lunch Draws Another Enthusiastic Crowd

Political Analyst David Yepsen Sparks Capacity TDU Crowd to Lively Exchange

Congress Watch: Double-Talk Dold Pushes for More Dark Money in Politics

9th Annual Botterman Breakfast Draws Democratic Notables

Community Connection Hosting Volunteer Meeting and Participating in ArtWauk

Warren Township Democrats Help with Spring Highway Clean-Up

You Never Know Who You’ll Meet

In the Doldrums

A Personal Perspective:  North Carolina’s Governor Doubles Down on Discriminatory Bathroom Legislation

A Reality Check for Trump Voters

Off the Mark

State Senator Julie Morrison Sponsors Bill to Limit Access to Firearms by People Struggling with Mental Illness

 

15th Annual Women’s Power Lunch Draws Another Enthusiastic Crowd

By Leslie Lipschultz

This year’s event was bigger than ever and, as always, Tenth Dems contributed a large contingent to the festivities.

Political Analyst David Yepsen Sparks Capacity TDU Crowd to Lively Exchange

By Laurence D. Schiller

A standing-room-only crowd, a veteran analyst of primary season, and dozens of insightful questions made for a lively Tenth Dems University session.

Congress Watch: Double-Talk Dold Pushes for More Dark Money in Politics

If you don’t want to know whose money is financing whose campaign, Bob Dold is representing your interests.  Despite his claim that he supports diluting the effects of Citizens United, when he’s in Washington Dold is fully on board with his party’s protection of dark money.

9th Annual Botterman Breakfast Draws Democratic Notables

We report this event with words and pictures.

Community Connection Hosting Volunteer Meeting and Participating in ArtWauk

Mark your calendar for Saturday evening, June 18 for a grassroots political strategy session and open house at the Community Connection office in Waukegan.

Warren Township Democrats Help with Spring Highway Clean-Up

Democrats do much to make our communities better places to live.  Warren Township Democrats have taken responsibility for cleaning up a section of highway.

You Never Know Who You’ll Meet

By Jeanine China

A first-timer at Jan Schakowsky’s Power Women Lunch shares her perspective.

In the Doldrums

Republican Congressman Bob Dold has voted to cut Pell Grants.

A Personal Perspective:  North Carolina’s Governor Doubles Down on Discriminatory Bathroom Legislation

By Steven Gan

North Carolina’s effort to prevent the City of Charlotte from acknowledging the rights of transgendered individuals to use public restrooms has moved from legislation to lawsuits as the state countersues the Department of Justice for enforcing Civil Rights laws.

A Reality Check for Trump Voters

By Jack Altschuler

Far from being an anti-establishment candidate, Donald Trump is just another in a long line of Republicans whose economic policies have been decimating the middle class.

Off the Mark

Republican Senator Mark Kirk has voted to block Clean Water rules.  He’s also voted against funding Flint’s water system clean-up.

State Senator Julie Morrison Sponsors Bill to Limit Access to Firearms by People Struggling with Mental Illness

Senator Morrison has sponsored legislation to ensure that required reporting by courts to police about persons adjudicated as unfit to have a firearms license actually occurs.

 

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