Thank you to all of our candidates for running!
Our August Northside DFA meeting is next Monday night, and we will be featuring four 46th Ward Aldermanic candidates: James Cappleman, Michael Carroll, Don Nowotny and Molly Phelan. The 46th Ward is in the Uptown area; in 2007 the current 46th Ward Alderman, Helen Shiller, received 53.1% of the vote and James Cappleman received 46.9%. The municipal elections will be February 22, 2011 with the runoff elections on April 5th.
This will be one of the most hotly contested races on the north side so don't miss this meeting!
NORTHSIDE DFA AUGUST MEETING W/ 46TH WARD CANDIDATES
Our Northside DFA fundraiser is next Monday -- if you haven't bought your ticket yet (or made a donation) do it now at:
We had a great Northside DFA meeting Monday night with special guest speakers 32nd Ward Alderman Scott Waguespack and Chicago Reader Reporter Ben Joravsky. We also voted overwhelmingly to endorse Forrest Claypool for Cook County Tax Assessor.
Want to jump right in? Sign up for updates from Forrest's campaign at:
You are Invited to Celebrate our Northside Democracy for America
Annual Fundraiser, Auction and Awards
Northside Democracy for America and Rose Angelis Restaurant
1314 W. Wrightwood, Chicago
June 26, 2010 from 6:30 - 9:30 PM
Purchase tickets at:
At tomorrow's Northside DFA meeting we were scheduled to hear from Lt. Governor candidate Sheila Simon, but unfortunately she has had to go to Washington DC and won't be able to join us.
We will still be hearing from 32nd Ward Alderman Scott Waguespack, and we will have an additional guest speaker -- Ben Joravsky of the Chicago Reader.
NDFA JULY MEETING W/ WAGUESPACK AND JORAVSKY
- Monday, July 12
- 6:00 p.m. dinner ($15, optional), 7:00 p.m. meeting
- Fizz Bar, 3220 N. Lincoln, Chicago
- RSVP at:
Don't miss next Monday's Northside DFA meeting with special guests Lt. Governor nominee Shelia Simon and Alderman Scott Waguespack. We will also have updates on our endorsed and adopted candidates, news on our July 26 Northside DFA fundraiser, and we will be doing an endorsement vote on Cook County Tax Assessor candidate Forrest Claypool.
Also, this Sunday NDFA members will be volunteering for the campaign of our adopted candidate Daniel Biss who is running for State Representative. We will meet at Biss campaign HQ at noon -- details below!
NDFA JULY MEETING W/ SIMON AND WAGUESPACK
This Sunday, June 27th is the annual Pride Parade, and several of our Northside DFA candidates will be marching in the parade. Show your support by walking with them -- the more the supporters they have the better! And yes, marching in the parade with one of our endorsed or adopted candidates does count towards NDFA voting membership (report your activity to email@example.com).
Here are the details:
Have ideas about how Northside DFA could expand and improve its outreach and communications? Interested in helping implement those ideas?
Then join Frank Palmer and me on Monday, June 21st at 7 p.m. for a Outreach/Communications Committee brainstorming and planning session about how to best spread the word about our group. Could we do more with social media? Press? Door to door? Outreach to other groups?
All ideas and help are welcome!
Sunday June 6th is the "Biss Hot Doug Classic" -- a very cool fundraiser that Northside DFA is co-sponsoring in support of our adopted candidate Daniel Biss. Tickets for the event ranges from $100 to $500, but Northside DFA members and friends can get a $50 ticket WITH a commitment of 4 hours of volunteer work for Daniel's campaign.
You can buy your tickets (full price or volunteer rate) at an Act Blue page that the campaign has set up specifically for Northside DFA:
DANIEL BISS HOT DOUG CLASSIC
- Sunday, June 6th, 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
- at the historic home of Dr. David Teplica and Mr. Kalev Peekna, 803 W. Hutchinson Street (near Montrose), Chicago
- $500 VIP reception beginning at 5:00 p.m. Reception features candidate Daniel Biss, pianist Jonathan Biss, restaurateur Doug Sohn, and your hosts.
- $250 Private recital by world-renowned pianist Jonathan Biss beginning at 5:30 p.m. Guests will receive a signed CD.
- $100 Picnic beginning at 6:00 p.m. Enjoy two “no-waiting” succulent Hot Doug’s sausages, Two Brothers craft beer (or soda) and something sweet for dessert. Special rate of $50 for NDFA members and friends who commit to 4 hours of campaign volunteering, purchase tickets at http://www.actblue.com/page/dfahd
- $50 Student rate, children and students only –– includes picnic but no beer. Tickets are very limited.
Yes, its election night, really!
Next Tuesday, May 18th Bill Halter is challenging conservadem Senator Blanche Lincoln in the Arkansas primary and Joe Sestak is challenging Republican-turned-Democrat Senator Arlen Specter in Pennsylvania. National DFA has endorsed both Halter and Sestak and DFA members in Arkansas and Pennsylvania have been on the ground working hard on these races.
Two of the biggest progressive vs. conservadem challenges in one night? Sounds like an evening to share with your NDFA friends!