Thank you to all of our candidates for running!
The guest speaker at Monday's Northside DFA meeting will be "Georgia10" a.k.a. Georgia Logothetis, a four-year front-pager at Daily Kos who now serves as Director of New Media for the Alexi Giannoulias U.S. Senate campaign. Georgia will be talking about her years at Daily Kos writing about everything from vote fraud to the Alaska Independence Party and answering our questions about the Giannoulias campaign.
Here's a quote from a 2006 Chicago Reader story on Georgia:
"About four or five times a day, taking a break from constitutional law homework or prepping for a mootcourt trial, she’ll type a righteously indignant rant clobbering the Republican Party on Iraq, warrantless spying, and the Jack Abramoff lobbying scandal. Then she’ll post it, under the screen name Georgia10, on the front page of liberal blog Daily Kos (dailykos.com), which gets between 400,000 and 800,000 unique visitors daily. The Tribune’s daily circulation, just for some context, is about 586,000 [...]"
NDFA APRIL MEETING WITH "GEORGIA10"
- Monday, April 12, 7:00 p.m.
- 6:00 dinner ($15, optional. April menu will be Chicken Kabobs, Vegetarian Kabobs, Roasted New Potatoes, Salad, plus cash bar)
- Fizz Bar (Upstairs), 3220 N. Lincoln (2 blocks south of Paulina CTA Brown Line, $1 per hour city parking lot behind building)
- RSVP at:
We will also be discussing today's announcement by Forrest Claypool that he will be running as an independent against Joe Berrios for Cook County Tax Assessor. Forrest needs to collect 25,000 signatures to get on the ballot -- unfortunatly anyone who collected signatures in the primary can't collect signatures for an independent candidate for the general election. But we can sign his petitions forms, and there will be someone from the campaign at Monday's meeting to collect signatures. You can read more about this race here:
The meeting will also include an endorsement vote for Alexi Giannoulias (for details on being an NDFA voting member please see our bylaws at www.northsidedfa.com), and we will have updates on our adopted candidate Daniel Biss and our endorsed candidates Dan Seals, Pat Quinn, Toni Preckwinkle and Mariyana Spyropoulos as well as our upcoming Northside DFA spring fundraiser.
Last but not least this Thursday, April 8th, there will be a LGBT fundraiser for NDFA endorsed candidate Dan Seals starting at 6:00 p.m. at Ann Sather, 909 W. Belmont, Chicago. The host committee includes State Senator Heather Steans and Leo Smith, Honorable Debra Shore, Todd Connor, Jason Held, Brian Moak & Mark Roberts, Dane Tidwell, Alderman Mark Tandem and Bill Weeks. Donation levels: Host $2400, Sponsor $1000, Patron $500, Supporter $250, Individual $125. To RSVP or for more information, please contact Tracy Mayfield at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 847-945-8900.