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DuPage Dems Difference Maker – Parth Patel - Parth Patel is the Wayne Township Democratic Party's PC of the Year. He also just ran for the Bartlett Library Board and just barely missed a victory in his first ever election. He is also the driving force behind Fossil Free Bartlett. Parth not only consistently works his precinct multiple…
DuPage Dems Difference Maker – Kat Pavlik - Kat Pavlik's PC Story in her own words... Like so many other people, after the 2016 election I became politically active. The Bush vs. Gore protest of 2000 in Palm Beach Florida was my only prior political activity. I waited my whole life, since I was a little girl, for…
DuPage Dems Difference Maker – Beth Brownson - Beth has been an active participant in Illinois Democratic politics for more than for more than four decades. Currently, she is the Precinct Committeeman for Precinct 54 in Downers Grove and an active volunteer. Beth has served as the Secretary of Downers Grove Township Democratic Organization since 2004 and of…
DuPage Dems Difference Maker – Tina Tyson Dunne - Tina has been strongly involved with politics in DuPage since the 2016 cycle. In 2016, she worked with Bernie’s Northern IL Group and then moved on to Hillary for America after the primary. After the 2016 General, she became involved with the DuPage Dems on a number of action teams,…
Just A Few Ways to Celebrate Earth Day Every Day - Earth Day is a day of civic participation and political action focused on protecting our environment. Here are just a few ways you can help celebrate and carry on the work inspired by Earth Day. Calculate your Carbon Footprint and then take action. Carbon Calculator https://www.nature.org/en-us/get-involved/how-to-help/consider-your-impact/carbon-calculator/ Switch to energy-efficient light…
Using Climate Change to Defeat Trump - Donald Trump wanted to run against the Green New Deal in 2020 and "...mock its aspiration to urgently decarbonize our electric grid, transportation sector, industries and buildings, while pairing all that with programs to ensure that every American can get a job and have access to health care and 'safe,…
Mail-In Voting: What to Do if You Go To The Poll Instead - Voting by mail is an option for voters to cast their ballot prior to election day. Voters can request a vote by mail ballot through the mail or in person. During the 2018 election, some people who had mail-in ballots came to the polls instead, but did not bring the…
The Democratic Party of DuPage County DuPage Democrats 2019 Gala – April 7th – Drury Lane, Oakbrook Terrace - Come join us at the annual Gala on Sunday April 7, at the Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace!  We have an exciting lineup of speakers this year, keynoted by several of our newly elected Democratic officials. Confirmed speakers include Terra Costa-Howard and Karina Villa. Additional speakers and our keynote speaker will…
Your Carbon Footprint: How To Determine And Reduce It - Global warming, climate change, whatever you want to call it, has become a hot-button political issue, especially in the United States. Politicians use it as a rallying cry whether you believe in it or not. It’s almost to the point where it’s nothing but a talking point during a political…
IDCCA President’s Message – February 2019 - by Kristina Zahorik, IDCCA President @ILDCCA @McHenryDems Fellow Chairs, We still have our work cut out for us, but 2020 is in sight. Democratic values are American values and our values remain under attack from the Trump Administration and the GOP’s refusal to stand up to their President. We will…
The IDCCA Annual Report - The Illinois Democratic County Chairs' Association (IDCCA) always prefers to look ahead, not behind. But 2018 was such an extraordinary year, and the Blue Wave was so successful, that it pays to pause and reflect on it before turning our full attention to 2019 and 2020.2018 was the year Democrats…
Gov. Pritzker Announces Key Appointees, Including IDPH and IDVA Directors, U of I Board Members and Staff - Building on a strong team of diverse experts in their fields, Governor JB Pritzker announced the following personnel appointments: STATE AGENCY DIRECTORS Dr. Ngozi Ezike will serve as Director of the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH).* Dr. Ezike is a board-certified internist and pediatrician who comes to IDPH from…
Want a Start in Politics? Consider Running for Precinct Committeeman - Think you want to get involved with politics? Think you might want to be involved at the local level with the Democratic Party, but aren't quite sure where to start? A good place to begin is by becoming a precinct committeeman. PC’s are elected officials and are vital to their…
Want to Get Involved? Upcoming Events This Week! - Environmental Pulse of DuPage County When: Thursday, January 31, 8am – 12pm Where: Northern Illinois University Naperville Campus More information at https://www.facebook.com/events/663875884009511/ Naperville - February Member Meeting Gun Violence Survivor Week When: Saturday, February 2, 10:00am – 11:30am Where: Naperville Municipal Center, 400 S. Eagle St., Naperville, IL Join Moms…
Pritzker-Stratton Administration Continues to Build Strong Leadership Team - Governor-elect JB Pritzker and Lieutenant Governor-elect Juliana Stratton are continuing to build a strong team to lead the state. On January 10th, the governor-elect and lieutenant governor-elect made the following personnel announcements for their incoming administration:Emily Bittner will serve as Deputy Chief of Staff for Communications in the Office of the…
The Economics of Soaking the Rich: What does Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez know about tax policy? A lot. - By Paul Krugman, Opinion Columnist for The New York Times Jan. 5, 2019 I have no idea how well Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez will perform as a member of Congress. But her election is already serving a valuable purpose. You see, the mere thought of having a young, articulate, telegenic nonwhite woman…
Illinois Governor transition Gov.-Elect Pritzker, Lt. Gov.-Elect Stratton Announce Restoring Illinois’ Infrastructure Committee - Governor-elect JB Pritzker and Lieutenant Governor-elect Juliana Stratton announced the formation and members of the transition’s Restoring Illinois’ Infrastructure Committee. The committee is the tenth of several working groups of the transition made up of subject-matter experts who will advise and guide the incoming Pritzker-Stratton administration. The Restoring Illinois’ Infrastructure Committee will…
Gov.-Elect Pritzker, Lt. Gov.-Elect Stratton Announce Restorative Justice and Safe Communities Committee - Governor-elect JB Pritzker announced the formation and members of the transition’s Restorative Justice and Safe Communities Committee at Safer Foundation, one of the nation’s largest nonprofit organizations that provides employment, educational, and supportive services for individuals with criminal records.The committee is the eighth of several working groups of the transition made up…
Gov.-Elect Pritzker Announces Educational Success Committee - Governor-elect JB Pritzker announced the formation and members of the transition’s Educational Success Committee at Genevieve Melody STEM Elementary School in the West Garfield Park neighborhood of Chicago.The committee is the seventh of several working groups of the transition made up of subject-matter experts who will advise and guide the incoming Pritzker-Stratton administration. The Educational…
Illinois Governor transition Gov.-Elect Pritzker, Lt. Gov.-Elect Stratton Announce Powering Illinois’ Future Committee - Governor-elect JB Pritzker and Lieutenant Governor-elect Juliana Stratton announced the formation and members of the transition’s Powering Illinois’ Future Committee. The committee is the sixth of several working groups of the transition made up of subject-matter experts who will advise and guide the incoming Pritzker-Stratton administration. The Powering Illinois’ Future Committee will…

 

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