Today is the beginning of the end of one of the most incredible periods of our lives.
Joe Biden is comfortably ahead in the key states needed to be elected president and has been declared President-elect of the United States.
He will be inaugurated in January of 2021 and the process of closing one of the darkest chapters in American history will begin.
This and this alone is a momentous occasion for celebration for our country. Our democracy, the rule of law, the decency of the American people, and the choice of unity over hate were all on the ballot. Good was victorious on Tuesday and you made this happen. Your activism, volunteering, donations, and dedication will be a part of this incredible campaign forever.
I'm also thrilled to congratulate Senator-Elect Karina Villa on a hard-fought win. Her message of providing better health care to the voters and her hard work paid off. The Illinois Senate Democrats now hold 41 seats, the largest majority in our history.
Obviously, I’m disappointed that the Fair Tax was not successful, but millions of Illinoisans voted to invest in Illinois schools and communities while making our tax code fairer. The voters have spoken and now we must move forward together with a new administration to build back better than ever before.
This election occurred in the midst of a global pandemic that has wrought havoc on our economy and killed a quarter of a million Americans. Washington lacked the leadership we, as Americans, have come to expect in times of crisis.
Yet we see the light coming over the horizon. Bask in it today and be joyous. We did it.


Join us on Zoom next Saturday at 10:00am for our first post-election monthly meeting.

We'll have much to discuss and much to celebrate!

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We at DPOP would like to thank our volunteers who helped make our victories possible. In this strangest of election years, your eagerness to help in any way possible was inspiring.
A sincere thank you to the folks who staffed the DPOP office in the weeks leading up to Election Day.
• Thanks to all of you who made countless phone calls, locally, statewide, and nationally.
• Thanks to everyone who wrote postcards to our neighbors and to strangers across the country.
• Thank you to the all who dropped literature for our candidates.
• Thanks to the volunteers who stamped postcards, and put yard signs together, and who delivered signs to homes in the 39th District and to the polling places, and to those who retrieved signs from the polls the day after the election.
We couldn't have done it without you!
We wish we could all get together to celebrate and thank you in person, but until then, know that we are grateful for all our of fabulous volunteers.

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