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Judicial Voting Guide 2014

Holiday Party Thanks / Lost & Found

40-50 Progressives enjoyed some purely social fun last Saturday at NDFA's annual Holiday Party. Thanks to Lisa Ginsburg, whose beautiful party room we were able to use once again. Thanks to Melissa Lindberg, Joe Fedorko, Sandi Silva and Carl Nyberg for coming early to untangle Xmas lights and help set up. Thank you to everyone who brought food and drinks - this was the tastiest potluck we've ever had! Happy Holidays to everyone from NDFA.

Holiday Party Potluck With NDFA

Our annual Holiday Party is a time to socialize with our members and candidates - no canvassing or phone calls, just food, drink and friends. NDFA will provide the room (same place as last year), the decorations, drinks, plates, etc. We ask you to bring your favorite appetizer, dish or dessert to share. 5885 N. Sheridan Road Party Room. RSVP Here

Governor Quinn Headlines NDFA's "Small Change for BIG Change" Fundraiser

WHAT:    Small Change for BIG Change
WHEN:    Monday, October 14, 2013, 6 - 9 PM
WHERE:  Filament Theater, 4041 N. Milwaukee Ave.


"Chasing Ice"

Chasing Ice was the latest NDFA social outing. It is a documentary about a photographer, James Balog, who is documenting the receding glaciers in the northern hemisphere as a result of global warming.

DFA Training Academy, July 6-7

       Sign up here.
Northside DFA is sponsoring the 2-day campaign training from Democracy for America at the CTU headquarters in the Merchandise Mart in downtown Chicago. It is a unique opportunity to learn how to run Progressive campaigns that win.

"World of Class Warfare" Democracy Burlesque

Join us tomorrow night, Tuesday, March 26, for dinner and/or the show at Hamburger Mary's, 5400 N. Clark. We meet downstairs around 6:00 for dinner and upstairs at 7:30 for the show. RSVP to


After tonight's meeting, we will be watching President Obama's State of the Union Speech live at the Lincoln. Come for the meeting, stay for the speech!

Judicial Retention Votes

Contrary to what I was told and reported at our October meeting, there are indeed Cook County Circuit Court Judges up for retention - 60 of them, in fact. Most have received all "Yes" ratings from the 12 bar associations. However, the following Judges received all, or mostly all, "No" ratings for retention:
Cynthia Brim - 100% No
Gloria Chevere - 11 of 12 No
James D. Egan - 100% No
Pamela E. Hill-Veal - 100% No

11 Bar Association Rating Spreadsheet      Chicago Council of Lawyers Ratings

Photos of Happy People

It looks like you can have alot of fun at a Progressive fundraiser, after all! For more pictures from "Small Change for BIG Change 2012" at Uncommon Ground, visit our Facebook page. And, it's still not to late to donate at Act Blue

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