Northside DFA (Democracy for America) is a grassroots political organization dedicated to electing socially progressive, fiscally responsible, ethically committed Democrats to all levels of government.

February: meeting, lots of events ... lots

Our monthly meeting is Thursday, Feb. 11: we’ll have two speakers, Robert Zwolinski, who is running for state representative in the 4th district (against the incumbent, Rep. Cynthia Soto), and Noe Favela, who is running for committeeman in the 30th Ward (against the incumbent, Ald. Ariel Reboyras).

We’ll meet on Thursday, February 11 at 7 pm (6 pm is the optional dinner/social hour) at Chief O’Neill’s, 3471 N. Elston.

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December: Meeting AND Holiday Party

Two events to tell you about:
1) Our December monthly meeting is THIS Thursday, December 10, 2015, at 7 pm (optional dinner/social hour starts at 6:00 pm). We’ll be at Chief O’Neill’s, 3471 N. Elston.

We have two speakers confirmed so far: Rep. Ann Williams, state representative from the 11th District, and Maria Gonzales, running for committeeman in the 1st Ward.

November meeting: Guzzardi, Rosa, Murphy, and Ferrand -- and lotsa votes

Our meeting is next Thursday, November 12. As always, we meet at 7 pm (6 pm for the optional dinner/social hour) at Chief O’Neill’s, 3471 N. Elston. And as always, you are invited.

Thursday! Meeting! Nancy Rotering! Kim Foxx! Jaime Andrade! Mel Ferrand! Harish Patel! plus, voting!

We have an exciting meeting coming up on Thursday: we’ll have Nancy Rotering speaking (she’s running in the Democratic primary to win back the seat in the 10th Congressional District), Kim Foxx who is running county-wide for State’s Attorney (Anita Alvarez is the incumbent), and candidates for the 40th State Rep district: State Representative Jaime Andrade, Jr., Mel Ferrand, and Harish Patel.

We meet on Thursday, October 8, at 7 pm (6 pm dinner/social hour), at Chief O’Neill’s, 3471 N. Elston. All are welcome to attend.

Thursday meeting! Meister, Goldstein, Spyropoulos, Charlier, and much more!

The September meeting of Northside DFA will be Thursday, September 10, 2015 at Chief O'Neill's, 3417 N. Elston, Chicago, Illinois. Social hour 6 PM; formal meeting 7 PM.

Thank you

We have a mass of thank yous for the recent fundraiser, Small Change for Big Change 2015:

Thanks to Rep. Tammy Duckworth, for giving an excellent speech

Thanks to Ale Syndicate, for providing the excellent beer, wine and drinks (buy their excellent beer!)

Thanks to Filament Theater, for letting us use their excellent and beautiful space (go see their productions!)

Thanks to Theresa Mah, for her wonderful introduction of Rep. Duckworth

Thanks to Alderman John Arena -- always :)

Meeting! With Raja, Tom, Josina, and Rob! Plus, fundraiser! Donate! Please!

Quick reminder about our events this month:

1) Our monthly meeting is on Thursday, August 13 at Chief O’Neill’s (3471 N. Elston), with dinner/social hour at 6 pm and the meeting starting at 7 pm. Speakers this month will be Raja Krishnamoorthi (running in the 8th Congressional District), Tom Greenhaw and Josina Morita (both running for Metropolitan Water Reclamation District). Finally, we’ll hear from State Rep. Rob Martwick, who will speak on his bill for an elected school board here in Chicago.

NDFA Annual Small Change for Big Change Fundraiser!

Hey! We're having a fundraiser (again? Yes! Such fun!)

Rep. Tammy Duckworth will be our keynote speaker! She's running for Senate against the lamentable Mark Kirk -- and yes, we'll be voting on whether to endorse her at our September meeting.

It will be on Tuesday, August 25 from 6:30 - 8:30 pm at Filament Theater, 4041 N. Milwaukee.

Get your tickets here:

Can't come? Donations in any amount are appreciated.

Visions for NDFA

Carl has been posting the results from the survey of voting members on his blog, Four Ounces.

You can read the first batch here:

And more here:

The main page of the blog is here:

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