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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:

July meeting: Biss, Mendoza, Noland, Mah ... and more! TONIGHT ONLY!

From Carl Nyberg's email:

You are invited to NDFA's monthly meeting, tomorrow, Thursday, July 9. The formal meeting starts at 7 PM. Social hour starts at 6 PM.

State Comptroller: Dan Biss & Susana Mendoza

When Judy Baar Topinka died, Gov. Bruce Rauner appointed Leslie Munger to serve as Comptroller until the 2016 election. Both Sen. Daniel Biss & Chicago City Clerk Susana Mendoza seek to be the Democratic Party nominee.

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