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.

Meeting and party

Three things in this post: 1) reminder about our monthly meeing, 2) remember to send in your proxy votes if you are a voting member, and 3) info about our holiday party on Friday.

1) Our monthly meeting is this Thursday, December 11 – 6 pm for optional dinner/social hour, 7 pm for the meeting, at Chief O’Neill’s, 3471 N. Elston. We have confirmed our fourth speaker: Alderman Scott Waguespack will be joining us. Also speaking are: two candidates running in the 26th Ward, Juanita Irizarry and Adam Corona, and Carlos Rosa, running in the 35th Ward.

Party 1, Party 2, Party 3 ...

From Carl Nyberg:
Holiday season is upon us. There are also municipal elections coming up.

Northside DFA holiday party
save the date: Friday, December 12
Details to be determined.

Campaign events:

Tim Meegan
Thursday, December 4
6-9 PM
Revolution Tap Room, 3340 N. Kedzie
ticket: $33
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Ald. John Arena Holiday Party
Friday, December 5
7 - 11 PM
Filament Theatre, 4041 N. Milwaukee
Live music & dancing with Zydeco Voodoo with special guest performance by State Rep. Rob Martwick & Jill Arena.
tickets: $45 each, $80 per couple (higher levels available)

Thursday's meeting: Fioretti, Garcia, and WAR STORIES!

Our monthly meeting is on Thursday, November 13 at Chief O’Neill’s (3471 N. Elston) at 7 pm (6 pm for dinner/social hour).

We will do War Stories – our stories from the General Election. We will also hear from two mayorial candidates: Alderman Bob Fioretti and Commissioner Chuy Garcia (now confirmed).

Election Day! Petitions! Work, then Party!

Tomorrow is Election Day … hopefully, you’re signed up to volunteer tomorrow, as it all helps as we try to get out the vote. If you can’t take the time off to volunteer, please take the time to get your friends and family, peeps and tweeps, all out to vote (well, all the ones who lean Democratic ….).

Meeting moves to October 16: Hunter, Daleiden, Pfingsten, Hopkins, and Niketopoulos

This month our monthly meeting is moved to Thursday, October 16 to accommodate a change in Chief O’Neill’s schedule this month. We’ll still meet at 6 pm for the dinner/social hour, and 7 pm for the meeting. Chief O’Neill’s is at 3471 N. Elston.

Our speakers this month will include: Mary Hunter (candidate in the 39th Ward), Dianne Daleiden (candidate in the 40th Ward), and three more candidates from the 2nd Ward: Stacey Pfingsten, Brian Hopkins, and Steve Niketopoulos.

Meeting Thursday!

You are invited to the monthly meeting at Chief O’Neill’s, 3471 N. Elston. Social hour 6 PM; formal meeting 7 PM. Speakers: Rep. Sam Yingling (62nd District), Martin Arteaga (candidate for alderman Ward 23) and two candidates in Ward 2 (new ward, no incumbent): Alyx Pattison & Cornell Wilson.

You are encouraged to volunteer for a candidate running for office, details below.

August meeting: more aldermen, more candidates -- come!

We're looking forward to our next meeting: we'll hear from aldermanic candidates CM!Winters-Palacio (21st Ward), Maurice Robinson (29th Ward), and Maureen Sullivan (11th Ward); as well as Jason Patt, who is running for sheriff in Lake County.

We'll also vote on endorsements for Sheila Simon, Mike Frerichs, and Denice Davis (running for alderman in 46th Ward).

The other item on the agenda will be action days for our endorsed and adopted candidates -- it's time to get involved and get some work done.

Putting the fun in fundraiser: or, why you should support NDFA

NDFA’s annual fundraiser is Wednesday, July 23 –right here! Have you bought your ticket yet? Get one now at: https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/sc4bc2014

We’ll be at the IPAINTMYMIND Gallery in the Green Exchange, 2545 W. Diversey, from 6:30 -8:30 pm. We’ll be able to tour the Ale Syndicate, a new brewery right next door (and they’ll be providing the beer for the party). We’ll have a silent auction, our annual awards, snacks and drinks, and lots of good fun and conversation – in other words, it should be a great time.

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