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.

April meeting tonight -- now with Amara Enyia! and War stories!

A late addition to our line up tonight: Amara Enyia, candidate for Mayor of the City of Chicago, will join us.

April Meeting: War Stories! Steering Elections! Aldermanic candidates votes!

We had an election. Now it’s time to tell the stories.

NDFA’s tradition is to take the meeting after elections to tell stories about the elections. Save the drama–and humor—for your friendly neighborhood political organization.

We use this meeting to share our “war stories” from the campaign trail, and listen to yours.

NDFA has invited endorsed (as well as Will Guzzardi) candidates from the primary to join us to share some of their stories, as well. We’ll meet on Tuesday, April 8 – 6 pm for dinner/social hour, 7:00 pm for the meeting.

Election results! Steering elections coming up! send us your activity reports!

Below, you'll find the election results for elections NDFA endorsed candidates in.

Also, Northside DFA needs information from you:

Many people volunteered on various campaigns. If you volunteered, please email all your activities for any of our endorsed or adopted candidates to

Northside DFA wants to promote people to voting members. Also, NDFA does use the number of volunteer activities as a metric for managing the organization.

Meeting: March 11 with Ben Joravsky! Also too -- the election is 2 weeks away!

Our meeting is a week away – March 11, 7 pm (6 pm dinner/social hour). Our speaker will be Ben Joravsky from the Reader: he’ll have a conversation with us about the upcoming city elections.

We’ll also have campaign updates – we’ll be one week away from Election Day! – and two candidates are eligible to be voted on: aldermanic candidates Joe Laiacona and Mark Thomas.

The election is less than a month away

The election is less than a month away, and it’s all hands to the deck for our adopted and endorsed candidates. Sign up here to help out Will Guzzardi:

February meeting: O'Shaughnessey's! at Ravenswood and Wilson! Feb11! Be there!

Time for our monthly meeting: we’ll meet on Tuesday, February 11, and we’re starting to dive into municipal elections. We’re hearing from our last primary candidate: Blake Sercye, who is running for Cook County Commissioner from the 1st District. We’re also starting to hear from candidates for the municipal elections (yes, they are a year away: your point is? If we’re going to change City Council, we have to start now). We’ll hear from Joe Laiacona, running for alderman in the 39th Ward, and Mark Thomas, running for alderman in the 44th Ward.

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PS. And don't forget our MEETING NEXT TUESDAY the 14th is at NOOKIES in EDGEWATER.

January meeting at Nookies in Edgewater

Hope you are surviving Chicago’s deep freeze, polar vortex, brutal cold … whatever you call this “stay inside unless you want to die” weather. It gets a little bit warmer every day this week … so by the weekend it will be canvassing weather again : )

The next monthly meeting is at Nookie’s in Edgewater, 1100 W. Bryn Mawr. It’s just east of the Red Line Bryn Mawr stop. There is some parking available – there is a small lot behind the restaurant, accessible from the alley just west of the restaurant. There is some street parking on the side streets as well.

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.

Things to do in December

Hope the Thanksgiving holiday was full of warmth and cheer for you. In the world of Illinois campaigns, -petition filing is nearly finished (today is the last day to file), and we move into the season for petition challenges. In the next few weeks, there are a series of events I want to make you aware of –

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