On Wednesday, January 10, 2018, Northside DFA endorsed Aaron Goldstein for Illinois Attorney General. Aaron received 87.75% of the vote of NDFA Voting Members, which exceeded NDFA's endorsement threshold of 75%.
Prior to the Northside DFA meeting where Aaron Goldstein was endorsed, Northside DFA along with South Side DFA, West Side DFA Accountability Chapter, West Cook DFA and Americans for Democratic Action invited all eight Democrats running for Illinois Attorney General to a candidate forum at the Irish American Heritage Center on Sunday, January 7, 2018. Over 150 people attended. The forum was moderated by Amara Enyia, JD, PhD. Based on online polling of the audience, Aaron Goldstein performed the best & was the most popular candidate with the entire audience, not just among Northside DFA members.
Because of his work as a defense attorney, a legal aid attorney and a public defender Aaron Goldstein understands how the system is rigged against those with little power. Knowing how injustice operates on an intellectual level is a positive thing, but there’s no substitute for firsthand experience. Helping those harmed by the system is a perspective that needs to play a bigger role in decisions about the law and public policy.Read more
This week the Democratic Convention is happening. The Washington Post cited Pew research that 90% of Sanders supporters currently support Clinton. In June, Bloomberg reported (based on Bloomberg poll) that 55% of Sanders supporters would support Hillary Clinton.
Northside DFA is conducting a straw poll of Voting Members*, members, friends, allies & others to see where the people stand.
To vote, give $5 to NDFA on one of the following pages:
* Voting Members are people who have attended (at least) three monthly meetings of NDFA in the last year & done at least three volunteer activities for NDFA endorsed candidates. There are slightly over 60 Voting Members of NDFA currently. NDFA Voting Members make decisions for the organization, including which candidates to endorse.Read more
After Sec. Hillary Clinton won the New York primary by a wide margin, it seems highly likely she will be the Democratic Party's nominee for President of the United States in 2016.
This means progressives and organizations that supported Bernie Sanders, like Democracy For America, get to negotiate with Hillary Clinton and the Democratic National Committee for what we want as part of joining the team.
What would you like to see DFA ask for?Read more
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