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Governor Pat Quinn’s Monthly Newsletter: June 2013 - DuPage Dems,Though this email is lengthy, it is worth skimming through to see all that Pat Quinn has been accomplishing as we approach the decision to retain him in 2014. Governor's Monthly Newsletter: June 2013This electronic newsletter is an opportunity for you to learn more about what we've accomplished in…
Voting Rights Decision Showing Repercussions - The Supreme Court ruling 5-4 in favor of striking down section 5 of the 1965 Voting Rights Act is already showing repercussionsJust two hours after the Supreme Court announced its ruling, Texas (one of the nine flagged states) responded by declaring they would be “immediately” enacting their Voter ID law…
DOMA and Our Dad, Paul Wellstone - Friends,Change happens. Sometimes it happens in the blink of an eye, but often it takes decades of organizing, fighting, and struggling for what’s right.Yesterday, at the United States Supreme Court, we saw what can come from that struggle. But we know it took decades of hard work to get there.On…
Wendy! Wendy! Wendy! Guest blogger Walt Zlotow - Until yesterday few Americans outside of Texas knew about Texas state senator Wendy Davis. That changed in an incredible 13 hours Tuesday when Davis staged her marathon filibuster to prevent passage of a Texas anti abortion bill so restrictive Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards said would virtually ban abortion in Texas,…
Just In Case You Missed it… -          SUPREME COURT STRIKES DOWN KEY SECTION OF "DEFENSE OF MARRIAGE ACT". A Wonderful Day for Marriage Equality!!!Justice Anthony Kennedy writes, in a 5 - 4 decision,  Federal Benefits will be ALLOWED to same-sex marriages.  Justice Kennedy also writes this is confined in the 12 states that allow…
Say Happy Birthday to our Executive Director by Signing up for Camp Wellstone! - Executive Director, Amy Rohrer,  flips the dial over to start her 53rd year on this planet today and wants you to celebrate with her at DuPage Dems Camp Wellstone!! Aug 9 - 11, 2013Kings Hall Banquets Lombard, ILCamp Wellstone is a vigorous and motivating 2 ½ day training running from…
Decision Day is Here: Paint the Internet Red with Equality - --> Dear Members of the Democratic Party in DuPage,The excitement around the Supreme Court's looming Prop. 8 and DOMA decisions is reaching a fever pitch. The decisions will come tomorrow. As we count down the final hours to a ruling, we have to show the world the power of America's…
HAPPY SUMMER DuPage ranks among the HEALTHIEST counties for kids (in the US-IL) - Editor's note: Notice what has made this wonderful thing possible and it wasn't church-sponsored potlucks for kids!!AR SANDY’S LIGHTHOUSE |by Sandy Gresak  DuPage Co. ranks 20 on “America’s Healthiest Counties for Kids” DuPage County has been named one of "America's 50 Healthiest Counties for Kids," according to a new set of rankings…
What IS Juneteenth? - What Is Juneteenth?100 Amazing Facts About the Negro: Learn about the most popular annual celebration of black emancipation.By: Henry Louis Gates Jr. | Posted: June 17, 2013 at 12:20 AM Official Juneteenth Committee, Austin, Texas, June 19, 1900 (courtesy of Austin History Center, Austin Public Library)Editor's note: For those who are wondering about the retro…
$1000 PRIZE. A DPDC Golf Outing first thanks to PGA Superstore - Just a few days until the DPDC Golf Outing and our sponsor, PGA Superstore,  is offering a ONE THOUSAND DOLLAR prize for a whole in one.Sure, its a long shot (and a dream of so many golfers) but what it really is is JUST ONE MORE REASON to sign up…
How To Fight Climate Change And Rising Fuel And Healthcare Costs And Improve Fitness And Air Quality? - Have some fun, vote Democratic, and volunteer! Contact info@dupagedemocrats.com for ways you can help. All the best, if you work and vote for it, Dan Stafford York 112
Congresswoman Duckworth; Supporting our Soldiers and Defense Cuts at the same time - Not even 6 months into her new position, Tammy Duckworth is showing up to support the needs of our citizens in the military and our overall need to spend defense dollars wisely. Please read on to see what she is accomplishing!Speaking with U.S. Senator Tim Kaine at an American Legion…
Republican senator freaks out…Fun Video from the Bold Progressives - DuPage County,On Wednesday, we delivered 100,000 petition signatures against government spying on Americans to Senate offices. Senator Lindsey Graham's (R-SC) staff responded by repeatedly yelling, "We don't allow filming in the front office!" We responded, "We don't like having our phone records spied on."Sen. Graham has made some of the…
Make a Call for Newtown today - Gun Control...We Need To Keep The Dialogue Going SANDY’S LIGHTHOUSE EDITION | by Sandy Gresak Make a call for Newtown today‏Erica Lafferty (info@barackobama.com) Friend --My mom, Dawn Hochsprung, was the principal at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.Six months ago today, she was shot and killed in her school, along with five…
Margin between Quinn and Madigan closing - In the most recent WE ASK AMERICA poll, the gap between a Quinn and AG Madigan race has been cut in half. Earlier this year, Madigan had a 56-25 lead over Quinn in a poll of 1000+ likely voters. As of this week, the gap has been narrowed to 11…
FORE! Labor is looking out for us!! Golf Deadline June 17th - We are so pleased to have a wonderful turnout---AGAIN--from Labor but this year we even have some new faces!It's good to know we have each other's backs and we thank the following unions for supporting our outing this year! Here's our list of Union supporters so far but we look…
Like to Have a Credit Card that Helps the Planet? - Green America Affinity CardOne PacificCoast Bank has partnered with Green America to launch a Visa Platinum credit card that contributes to a more sustainable economy.* The Green America Visa credit card turns your everyday purchases into acts of environmental and social change. Your purchases support One PacificCoast Bank, an FDIC-insured…
A greatest obstacle to personal and political change. Online Seminar June 13 - Every now and then I share with you some of the material I get from the personal growth arena. Having been intricately involved in politics now for over a decade, I have experienced times where my ego and taking things personally really hurt my ability to communicate a greater message.…
Governor Quinn – A Week in Review - SANDY’S LIGHTHOUSE | By Sandy GresakQuote to Remember..."Force is the vital principal and immediate parent of despotism."~George WashingtonIllinois Governor Quinn Calls Special Session June 19 on PensionsDue to the second major downgrade of Illinois’ credit rating, Governor Quinn, has called a special session on June 19 to address the state’s…
Tell Congress to level the playing field on MLPs - GO TOwww.greenamerica.org Good news for bi-partisan clean-energy solutions!Right now, a pair of bills -- one in the House, and one in the Senate -- may be on their way toward correcting a bias written into the tax code that favors fossil-fuel investingover clean-energy investing.The Master Limited Partnerships (MLP) Parity Acts…

 

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