Thank you to all of our candidates for running!
Come and share your election day/week/campaign stories with us on Monday, March 7 at 7:00 pm at the Heartland Café in Rogers Park, 7000 N. Glenwood (use the Lunt exit of the Morse Red Line stop). Come at 6 pm and contribute $15 if you want to partake of a buffet dinner with us. We invited our adopted and endorsed candidates from the February election to join us; a few have conflicts and will join us next month. As of this moment, confirmed are John Arena, James Cappelman, and Mary Hunter. We will also hear from another candidate who has made it into the run-offs: Temoc Morfin, candidate in the 25 thWard (Pilsen), who is in a run-off against Alderman Danny Solis.
Meanwhile, don’t wait for the meeting to put in some time volunteering for our three candidates in the run-off – if we want the City Council to be more progressive, we have to work to make it so. Just to remind you, our three remaining candidates are:
John Arena, 45 th Ward http://www.arenafor45.com/ Call (773) 685-1099
Campaign office is at 4962 N. Milwaukee Ave. (campaign liaison: Koylan DasGupta)
Their campaigns could use whatever you can provide to help at this point, from campaign donations to volunteer work – canvassing, phone banking, office work – all our welcome, so please get out and support our candidates. And once you do, please report your work to northsideDFA@gmail.com so we can keep track of the work of our members (remember, donations, however welcome, don’t count as voting member activities – unless you attend a fundraiser, which does count).
Next, we’ll be asking for direct feedback for this website soon. We're excited to get it up and running.
Finally, if you have signed up for DFALink, you may want to lend your support to a candidate who is running for the Roselle Public Library Board of Trustees, Terrell Barnes. You can read his candidate’s page and decide whether to support him at:
Thanks for all the work you do – we appreciate it and so do our candidates. Given that in the February election, only 42% of Chicagoans bothered to vote – you are truly special and wonderful in your dedication to democracy. Now, we need to increase turnout in the wards with run-offs – so there is still work to be done. Democracy too is a work-in-progress.