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June meeting: Quinn, LaRaviere, and more!

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!

NDFA Welcomes our new Steering Committee

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
Kevin Allen
Irma Cornier
Joe Fedorko
Nicole McIntyre
Matt McWhinney
Mary Claire Peceny
Steve Spagnolo

Time to vote and to get out the vote

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.

A month from the election: more things to do, ways to help, places to be

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 Phonebank
Thursdays from 5:30-8pm on the AutoDialer
Mah HQ. 3015 S. Archer Ave, Chicago, IL 60608

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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