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.
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).
As we count down to the election, it’s time to really push to get out the vote for our candidates: any bit of volunteer time you can spare to support our candidates brings us closer to a more progressive city council and a progressive mayor.
First: NDFA Action Day for Anne Shaw!
When: Saturday, January 31:
Time: show up between 12-1 for breakfast, introduction and training.
We start at 1:00 (Dress warm - hopefully most going out but we will have phone banking too!)
We go to 4:00 - back in office for debrief and social event afterwards.
Location: 1184 N. Milwaukee (next to State Farm office at corner of Division and Milwaukee at the 'Polish Triangle).
Public Transit friendly location - office is off the Blue Line CTA stop and served by Division Street and Milwaukee Ave bus-lines
Three things in this post: 1) reminder about our monthly meeing, 2) remember to send in your proxy votes if you are a voting member, and 3) info about our holiday party on Friday.
1) Our monthly meeting is this Thursday, December 11 – 6 pm for optional dinner/social hour, 7 pm for the meeting, at Chief O’Neill’s, 3471 N. Elston. We have confirmed our fourth speaker: Alderman Scott Waguespack will be joining us. Also speaking are: two candidates running in the 26th Ward, Juanita Irizarry and Adam Corona, and Carlos Rosa, running in the 35th Ward.
From Carl Nyberg:
Holiday season is upon us. There are also municipal elections coming up.
Northside DFA holiday party
save the date: Friday, December 12
Details to be determined.
Thursday, December 4
Revolution Tap Room, 3340 N. Kedzie
Ald. John Arena Holiday Party
Friday, December 5
7 - 11 PM
Filament Theatre, 4041 N. Milwaukee
Live music & dancing with Zydeco Voodoo with special guest performance by State Rep. Rob Martwick & Jill Arena.
tickets: $45 each, $80 per couple (higher levels available)
Our monthly meeting is on Thursday, November 13 at Chief O’Neill’s (3471 N. Elston) at 7 pm (6 pm for dinner/social hour).
We will do War Stories – our stories from the General Election. We will also hear from two mayorial candidates: Alderman Bob Fioretti and Commissioner Chuy Garcia (now confirmed).
Tomorrow is Election Day … hopefully, you’re signed up to volunteer tomorrow, as it all helps as we try to get out the vote. If you can’t take the time off to volunteer, please take the time to get your friends and family, peeps and tweeps, all out to vote (well, all the ones who lean Democratic ….).