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The June meeting of NDFA is Thursday, June 9 – we have great speakers lined up. Former Governor Pat Quinn will be speaking, as well as the new head of the Chicago Principals and Administrators Association, Troy LaRaviere. We’ll also have member John Baker speak on the “No more charter schools” referenda.
We’ll meet on Thursday, June 9, at 7:00 pm (6:00 pm for optional dinner/social hour) at Chief O’Neill’s, 3471 N. Elston.
We’ll also take a vote on endorsing Greg Hose, candidate for state representative in the 81st State Rep district (DuPage County) – he’s running against Ron Sandack (Republican) in the general election.
Hope you can join us!
Last Thursday, NDFA held elections for Steering Committee. It was a contested election, with 12 excellent candidates running for 10 slots. Thanks to all who ran -- again, it's good to practice the democracy we preach.
NDFA Steering Committee for 2016-2018:
Melissa Lindberg, Co-Chair
Carl Nyberg, Co-Chair
Mary Stich Marcus, Treasurer
Mary Claire Peceny
Since I can't be at the "War Stories" meeting in April, I thought I'd share my experience poll-watching for Theresa Mah.
I was assigned the 9th precinct of the 25th Ward, in Pilsen, ground zero for her opponent, Eddie Acevedo. It was assumed there would be lots of chicanery from this old-school family that had already used physical and verbal assaults to try and shut-down at least one of Theresa's press conferences.
Back by popular demand, the list of judges rated by 11 Bar Associations, and NDFA's regular candidate endorsements. Note those judicial candidates with many "NR" (Not Recommended) and "NQ" (Not Qualified) ratings. You may take this list into the voting booth with you
To see the complete lists, click these links:
It’s coming down to the last two weekends before Election Day: remember, campaigns could really use your help now – and on Election Day. Turning out the vote is going to matter no matter who your favorite candidate is. The fewer people who vote the better it is for the status quo. If you can help out on Election Day, for all or part of the day, it would be an enormous help. Contact either the campaign or the NDFA liaison (for our adopted campaigns) and they’ll make sure you are on the list and they have something appropriate for you to do.
With early voting starting in two weeks, the time to campaign and get the word out about our great candidates is coming down to the wire. In case you were looking for ways to help out – and all our many candidates need help, from Bernie Sanders for President down to all the committeemen candidates – here is a handy list of just SOME of the upcoming events. Lots going on, lots to do – and so many ways to help out:
THERESA MAH UPCOMING EVENTS:
Theresa Mah Phonebank
Thursdays from 5:30-8pm on the AutoDialer
Mah HQ. 3015 S. Archer Ave, Chicago, IL 60608
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.
Find your polling place and locations/dates for early voting
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.
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.