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Made in America vs. American Made: Sandy’s Lighthouse - “Made in America” SANDY’S LIGHTHOUSE | By Sandy GresakQuote to Remember...How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world. ~Anne FrankI decided to do this as a follow-up to the piece “ Buy American today and as often as you can” posted…
Classy Guv hits DuPage County for the 4th - Congratulations to all of our fine Democrats who marched throughout the county and throughout the weekend. Here is a shot of our group lining up in Glen Ellyn on the 4th. (for more about Gov Quinn's latest action read the blog below by contributor Walt Zlotow)
Class Act by a classy Governor: Contributor Walt Zlotow - Class veto by a class Governor Every Illinoisan should listen to or read Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn's veto of HB 183, Illinois' Carry and Conceal law, and be proud we have a genuine, decent and courageous Governor who does the peoples' business. One reason Gov. Quinn doesn't have a high…
Invest in Green AmericanMade products for Summer cookouts - Invest in 6 American-Made Products to make Summer Cookouts More Green Today we have found you some simple ways to add some green to your summer cookout with made in the USA products: Burgers, grilled veggies, potato salad…oh my!!! It’s cookout time of year and I’m getting hungry just thinking…
Happy Independence day - HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY! from Sandy's Lighthouse  
Happy 4th! BUY American today and as often as you can. - A great article from Spirit, the magazine of Southwest Airlines!In the age of globalization, many small towns across this country still define themselves by the singular, 
distinctly American products they produce. With that comes pride and purpose, both of which are on the rebound.   By Gabbi Chee  Photography by…
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…

 

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