Northside DFA (Democracy for America) is a grassroots political organization dedicated to electing socially progressive, fiscally responsible, ethically committed Democrats to all levels of government.

Election Day! Petitions! Work, then Party!

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 ….).

Meeting moves to October 16: Hunter, Daleiden, Pfingsten, Hopkins, and Niketopoulos

This month our monthly meeting is moved to Thursday, October 16 to accommodate a change in Chief O’Neill’s schedule this month. We’ll still meet at 6 pm for the dinner/social hour, and 7 pm for the meeting. Chief O’Neill’s is at 3471 N. Elston.

Our speakers this month will include: Mary Hunter (candidate in the 39th Ward), Dianne Daleiden (candidate in the 40th Ward), and three more candidates from the 2nd Ward: Stacey Pfingsten, Brian Hopkins, and Steve Niketopoulos.

Meeting Thursday!

You are invited to the monthly meeting at Chief O’Neill’s, 3471 N. Elston. Social hour 6 PM; formal meeting 7 PM. Speakers: Rep. Sam Yingling (62nd District), Martin Arteaga (candidate for alderman Ward 23) and two candidates in Ward 2 (new ward, no incumbent): Alyx Pattison & Cornell Wilson.

You are encouraged to volunteer for a candidate running for office, details below.

August meeting: more aldermen, more candidates -- come!

We're looking forward to our next meeting: we'll hear from aldermanic candidates CM!Winters-Palacio (21st Ward), Maurice Robinson (29th Ward), and Maureen Sullivan (11th Ward); as well as Jason Patt, who is running for sheriff in Lake County.

We'll also vote on endorsements for Sheila Simon, Mike Frerichs, and Denice Davis (running for alderman in 46th Ward).

The other item on the agenda will be action days for our endorsed and adopted candidates -- it's time to get involved and get some work done.

Putting the fun in fundraiser: or, why you should support NDFA

NDFA’s annual fundraiser is Wednesday, July 23 –right here! Have you bought your ticket yet? Get one now at:

We’ll be at the IPAINTMYMIND Gallery in the Green Exchange, 2545 W. Diversey, from 6:30 -8:30 pm. We’ll be able to tour the Ale Syndicate, a new brewery right next door (and they’ll be providing the beer for the party). We’ll have a silent auction, our annual awards, snacks and drinks, and lots of good fun and conversation – in other words, it should be a great time.

July meeting: Simon, Frerichs, Davis ....

Our monthly meeting is this week: mark your calendars for Thursday, July 10th. We’ll be at Chief O’Neill’s again, 3471 N. Elston, with dinner/social hour starting at 6 pm and the meeting starting at 7 pm.

Speakers include Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon (running for Illinois Comptroller), State Senator Mike Frerichs (running for Illinois Treasurer), and Denice Davis, running for alderman in the 46th Ward.

June meeting: Rep. Martwick, Alderman Moreno, and 33rd Ward candidates!

This month’s meeting is this Thursday, June 19, at Chief O’Neill’s – 3471 N. Elston. As always, we will have a dinner/social hour at 6:00 pm, with the meeting starting at 7:00 pm.

Confirmed speakers include Rep. Robert Martwick, Alderman Joe Moreno of the 1st Ward, as well as Tim Meegan and Annisa Wanat, both candidates for alderman in the 33rd ward (and both voting members of NDFA). Alderman Deb Mell, 33rd Ward, has a conflict on her schedule but hopes to be able to join us.

Events, events, lots to do, come to events

Lots and lots things going on right now - this is a brief rundown, in date order:

1) Bernie Sanders is having a fundraiser in Evanston -- and it's the cheapest fundraiser ever for a sitting US Senator -- $15 is the low-end ticket. It's this Saturday, June 7, 6:30 pm, at Tommy Nevin's Pub, 1454 Sherman. Find out more and get tickets here:

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