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DuPage Dems Difference Maker – Joan Knippen - My interest in politics began during the 2016 presidential campaign. I think that is when I really started to pay attention. On election night I was not as surprised as many where, by the outcome. I had a gut feeling for several months on how the election was going to…
Happy Hanukkah, Merry Christmas, Happy Kwanzaa, Happy Holidays! - From all of us at the Democratic Party of DuPage County Wishing you and your family a a Joyous Holiday Season and a New Year filled with Peace, Happiness and Democratic Victories Sincerely, Cynthia Borbas Chair of the Democratic Party of DuPage County
2020 PCs – Congratulations on Filing - Congratulations to all our PCs who filed! Full listing of PCs that Filed Some quick numbers. In 2012 Republican PCs Filed Spots: 560 (74.87%) Democratic PCs Filed Spots: 241 (32.22%) In 2014 Republican PCs Filed Spots: 515 (68.12%) Democratic PCs Filed Spots: 229 (30.29%) In 2016 Republican PCs Filed Spots:…
DuPage Dems Difference Maker – Gary Kleppe - In Gary's own words... I started getting involved in local politics shortly after moving to Illinois around the turn of the millennium. I participated in a local progressive Democrats group and volunteered for Dennis Kucinich's campaign for president and for Christine Cegelis as she worked to replace noted Republican pecksniff…
DuPage Dems Difference Maker – Mary Lemanski - In Mary's own words... In early 2018, between the Trump administration, Peter Roskam, and Bruce Rauner, I felt that I needed to do something to help the Democrats in the mid-term election, but being a single mom of two kids, I'm limited on time, so I wanted to do something…
DuPage Dems Difference Maker – Dan Bailey - Dan grew up in DuPage. As the oldest of 9 he took care of his siblings He would say he started looking out for the little guy. In primary school felt aligned with the Civil Rights movement. In high school he protested the Vietnam War, following MLK and Ghandian nonviolence.…
DuPage Dems Difference Maker – Jean Kaczmarek - *Write-Up below submitted by Liz Chaplin Years before Jean held public office she was already making a difference in DuPage County. Jean was working tirelessly to ensure our electoral process was fair and just. Jean has also worked to strengthen the DuPage County Ethics Policy and alerted the Dupage County…
DPDC 2019 Picnic Photos by Richard Hirsh - A big thank you to Richard Hirsh for the lovely photos.
DuPage Dems Difference Maker – Lynn Casey-Maher - In Lynn's own words... In 2016 I heeded Bernie Sanders call to action and started getting involved in local politics. Because as we all know, change occurs best from the bottom up. I attended activist events and did my first canvassing with Coalition for a Better Illinois Sixth and Indivisible…
DuPage Dems Difference Maker – Loretta Burke - Chicago native, Loretta Burke, has lived in Aurora for 20 years, and in 2000 became a member of the Naperville Township Democratic Organization. Most recently, Loretta was elected in 2017 as one of the first-ever Democrats to be elected to the Naperville Township Board of Trustees, where she will serve…
DuPage Dems Difference Maker – Walt Zlotow - Walt Zlotow – Completing seventh term as PC in Milton 13. Chair of Milton Democrats, 2015 – 2019. Currently recruiting new PCs in Milton Township. Board member (treasurer) at Indivisible DuPage. Primary focus: working to end America’s perpetual wars through writing and public speaking throughout DuPage. Talks scheduled for September…
DuPage Dems Difference Maker – Laura Font - Laura Font - Who is our current Office Volunteer Coordinator in her own words. PC in Elmhurst for over ten years. (Moved to Oak Park year ago but still showing up at the DuPage office.) After retirement from teaching in Lombard, started volunteering in DuPage Democratic Office during 2016 election.…
This Week’s Upcoming Events! Fundraiser, Canvassing, and 2020 DNC Delegate Info Sessions - This week there are lots of ways to get involved with the 2020 election. There is a fundraiser for Jeff Jacobson, canvassing opportunities, and the York Township Democrats monthly meeting. See more below! Fundraiser for Jeff Jacobson - Bryan's Grille When: Fri, August 30, 6pm – 8pm **UPDATE: THE DATE HAS…
DuPage Dems Difference Maker – Cheryl Hagerty - The shock of the 2016 election opened my eyes to the importance of community involvement outside of the school district which I have taught for the past 19 years. My husband and I went to the Women's March held in Chicago and I knew I had to do more. Shortly…
DuPage Dems – 2019 Photo Contest – Voting - Please vote in our 2019 Photo Contest The winners will be printed off and added to our walls at the DPDC Office. Vote Now
DuPage Dems Difference Maker – Sue Quigley - Like many voters, I didn’t become politically active until after the dreadful November 2016 election wake up call. After a month of whining and being upset, which changed nothing, a friend sent me information about the Jan 9th 2017 DuPage Dems meeting at Wheaton Rec Center. I was relieved and…
Upcoming Events: PC Classes, Meet Rep. Sean Casten, and More! - This week's events include precinct committeeperson training, a youth family picnic, local township Democratic organization meetings, and more! DuPage Dems - PC 101 - Training When: Sat, August 17, 10am – 11am Where: Democratic Party of DuPage County Office, 1000-7 N Rohlwing Rd., Lombard, IL, 60148 This is for new…
DuPage Dems Difference Makers – DPDC Events Team - Events team members are DPDC members, are not PCs (with one exception), and they come from all over DuPage County. They use their considerable talents to do this hard work because they care about electing Democrats. Thank you to Paul Adams, Susan Steinmiller, Carol Redell, Carol Anthony, Helene Lamarre, and…
Give Back to the Community by Being a Precinct Committeeman - Precinct committeemen (PC) are the "feet on the ground" for the Democratic Party. They help promote the Party in their neighborhoods and bring concerns of citizens back to the Party, so they can be heard by Party leaders and politicians. PCs help Democrats get elected by registering voters and even…

 

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