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Events, events, events! Plus, some news

Quick update on our candidates for this cycle of the municipal elections:

Tim Meegan (33rd) has suspended his campaign. The legal challenge going forward was too broad, and too expensive, to pursue in a timely manner that kept him on the ballot for April 7. Deb Mell was over the required 50% by 17 votes in the official vote tally.

At the last meeting, we endorsed Chris Taliaferro (29th Ward), Omar Aquino (36th Ward), and Amy Crawford (46th Ward). There were members present who wanted to work on those races.

Great elections deserve great meetings to talk it over

Well, some election, eh?

Of our candidates, Chuy Garcia and John Arena are in the run-offs. For Tara Stamps: it’s a run-off. Tim Meegan in the 33rd Ward, Anne Shaw and Ronda Locke in the 1st Ward, and Byron Sigcho in the 25th Ward are all suing the Board of Elections: the races are close, and there were documented voting irregularities … so it’s an exciting race to April 7.

And there are 17 aldermanic run-offs total: the most in city history (that anyone remembers, at least: if you know of an election where there were more … I’d love to know).

Action is required

It’s getting down to the wire now: time to pull out all the stops so the good guys can win.
Is it possible to change City Hall? Only if we vote in a better Mayor and better Aldermen. Elections matter.

Again, the change list:

1) Early vote: only a few days left to vote before the election day crush;
2) Get out and work for the candidate(s) of your choice;
3) Talk to your friends, family, co-workers: make voting something they feel obligated to YOU to do. Peer pressure works.

Here are the last Action Days for the February 24th Election:

NDFA Action Day for Mark Thomas

Go! Fight! Win! Vote! GOTV! Let's make it a change election, yes we can!

We want change, don’t we?

Well, we’re down to the wire now: will we have the City Council and Mayor we want, or will we have the City Council and Mayor that Big Money wants us to have? Will we stick with the same-old, same-old … or try something new?

What can we do to make change happen?

1) Early vote: I did today, and it was painless. (Well, almost: choosing between two great candidates is harder than you think.)
2) Get out and work for the candidate(s) of your choice.

One more speaker tonight: Shajan Kuriakose added!

Hi everyone,
It’s cold, it’s frosty – but it’s not snowing!

Reminder: this month’s meeting is TONIGHT: Thursday, February 12, at Chief O’Neill’s (3471 N. Elston), at 7 pm (6 pm for the optional dinner/social hour).

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