Victory is in Your Hands

We are down to the last few days of this incredibly important race for Governor. Thankfully, the final ads are running. The race is transitioning into its final segment.  The ground game.  Like no election we have seen in many years, even after more than $50 million dollars has been spent on television, this one is going to be decided by the volunteers.

Now we both know how much volunteer time you have put into this campaign. The final weekend is here.  You have put off coming in to volunteer saying next week, next week, and next week.  There is no next week, because next week is now!  Election Day is Tuesday and this is when we need you most.  We are counting on you to put Governor Pat Quinn over the top.

On Saturday morning, November 1 at 10:00 AM we will be having our “Get Out the Vote” rally at our campaign office.  We have two very special guest speakers.  Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky, the best Congressperson in the country and artist, writer, and award winning actor Tony Fitzpatrick, a Chicago legend who some say fills the void left by Studs Terkel.   

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49th Ward Endorsements for the General Election

The Democratic Party of the 49th Ward has made its endorsements for the November 4, 2014 General Election. Endorsements by the 49th Ward Democrats are made by the membership.  Candidates present their credentials and the active members of the organization cast their votes at our endorsement session or on our all-volunteer Judicial Committee. 

In respect to Judges, all of the candidates for Judge are endorsed by the Chicago Bar Association or the Chicago Council of Lawyers. Often times they are endorsed by both.  You can rest comfortably knowing that we have endorsed and recommend excellent judicial candidates.

The list of endorsed candidates can be downloaded and printed.  By law, you can and should take this document into the voting booth.  To download click here.

 

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I am Angry About This Election

The race for governor is very close. The Republican candidate has spent $20,000,000 of his own money to buy his way to victory. This makes me very angry! We are fighting back strong, but we cannot match the spending. Governor Quinn is a regular guy. He doesn't have an income of $29,000 per hour. That said, we have something money cannot buy, you. Your values and your vote aren't for sale are they? 

Do  you want a governor who has no idea how regular people live? Do you want a governor who is more concerned with tax cuts for the rich rather than the people of our neighborhood? I don't and I care enough to do something about it. What about you? 

We can and will win this race if you are willing to spend a few hours canvassing this weekend.  Help us identify voters for Quinn. Please plan on spending a couple of hours this weekend to canvass for victory. 

We will be canvassing on Saturday morning at 10:00 AM and on Sunday at 12:00 noon. The office is located at 1774 W Greenleaf (at the corner of Greenleaf and Ravenswood). If you cannot go door-to-door you can make phone calls. 

It really is simple. We need you! The community needs you! Governor Quinn need you! 

We'll see you this weekend! 

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Monthly Political Meeting October 20

The November election is just around the corner. How does it look both nationally and in Illinois? Will the Democrats keep the U.S. Senate? Can Pat Quinn and Dick Durbin beat back their multi-millionaire challengers? Hear the insights of a nationally known political strategist and consultant.

Join us Monday, October 20th, 6:30 p.m. (food and refreshments), 7:15 p.m. (meeting), at the 49th Ward Democratic Party Office, 1774 W. Greenleaf (at Ravenswood) for our regular monthly meeting. Noted political insider Peter Giangreco will share his insights on the strengths and challenges confronting the Democrats leading into November's election.

 

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49th Ward Endorsements for the General Election

The Democratic Party of the 49th Ward has made its endorsements for the November 4, 2014 General Election. Endorsements by the 49th Ward Democrats are made by the membership.  Candidates present their credentials and the active members of the organization cast their votes at our endorsement session or on our all-volunteer Judicial Committee. 

In respect to Judges, all of the candidates for Judge are endorsed by the Chicago Bar Association or the Chicago Council of Lawyers. Often times they are endorsed by both.  You can rest comfortably knowing that we have endorsed and recommend excellent judicial candidates.

The list of endorsed candidates can be downloaded and printed.  By law, you can and should take this document into the voting booth.  To download click here.

 

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See Michelle Obama Tuesday 10/7

Michelle Obama is going to be in Chicago for a rally on Tuesday.  She will be at the University of Illinois Chicago Pavilion on Tuesday, October 7, 2014.  The UIC Pavillion is located at 525 S Racine Ave, Chicago, IL 60607.  It is easily accessible by the Blue line train and parking is available.


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Billionaire Bruce or People's Pat?

 

Billionaire Bruce Rauner vs. Governor Pat Quinn. It is a classic battle and one that has become all too familiar in recent years. It is massive amounts of money from a billionaire candidate and his right wing supporters versus the power of the people.

Are you going to stand at the sidelines and let them buy your state government?  We the People can win, but only if We the People put in the work.

Join us this Saturday, September 27th, 10:00 a.m., at the 49th Ward Democratic Party Headquarters, 1774 W. Greenleaf (at Ravenswood) for another Day of Action. We'll be going door-to-door, talking to Democratic voters and making sure they commit to voting this November.

We'll provide all the coffee, rolls and training you'll need and then we'll divide into pairs and hit the streets! If you can't do door-to-door, we'll have you work the phones. Either way, we can use your help.

If you cannot join us on Saturday, please join us on Sunday, September 28th, at 12:00 Noon for complimentary pizza and soft drinks. We'll gather at the Democratic Party Headquarters to watch the Bears take on the Green Bay Packers and then after the game, we'll hit the streets or work the phones! Please RSVP by replying to this email or calling 773-973-4949, so we know how much pizza to order.

Simply put, we can't win without your help. That's why we are counting on seeing you this weekend. We're looking forward to seeing you this Saturday at 10:00 a.m. and/or Sunday at 12:00 noon.

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Progressive Government or Regressive Government

Our Governor is facing a very strong and serious challenge. Senator Durbin has only a single digit lead over one of the most conservative members of the Illinois Senate.  Jan Schakowsky and Kelly Cassidy also have opponents in November.

We absolutely need and are counting on you to help Pat Quinn win this election. We are organizing to canvass every Saturday at 10:00AM and on Sunday at 1:00PM. We are also making phone calls on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 6:00PM to 8:45PM from the campaign office. The office is located at the corner of Greenleaf and Ravenswood. The address is 1774 W. Greenleaf. Any time that you can give is one step closer to victory.

 

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Same Day Voter Registration Pilot Project

In the 49th Ward we are fortunate to have Cook County Clerk David Orr as one of our residents.  The state of Illinois has passed into law a same day legislation statue that David's office will implement and administer as prescribed by the law. We are fortunate that David Orr has provided us with with a summary of this law and other legislation contained in HB 105 as follows below.

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Lisa Madigan, Election of the Board, Aldermanic Update

This Monday evening join us as Attorney General Lisa Madigan provides us with an update on her work in the Attorney Generals office and perhaps a little political gossip. We will also be holding elections for the 49th Ward Board of Directors for the party. Nominations are in and if you were eligible to vote in the endorsement session you are eligible to vote to elect Board members.

Democratic Party of the 49th Ward Campaign Office
1774 W. Greenleaf, Chicago, IL 60626
Pizza served at 6:30, Meeting begins at 7:15

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