Send Postcards to Voters

The critical 2022 midterm election to widen the Democrats' edge in Congress is almost upon us. One of the ways to win is to increase turnout of new and infrequent voters in swing states through postcards.

We at DPOP are reaching out to these voters. If you can do some postcards, please contact Mark Burger at or 708-267-7965, text or voice.



The Oak Park Farmers' Market takes place every Saturday morning and DPOP is part of it.
DPOP is seeking friendly folks to staff our table on the parkway outside the Farmers' Market. Our volunteers are our frontline for community outreach and are vital for voter education and registration. If you can spare an hour or two for DPOP on some Saturday mornings, please contact Hope here.




We are still making well-being calls to residents of the 39th State Senate District. Currently, we are calling our neighbors in the 29th Ward of Chicago. Please help up with the important community outreach. Sign up here.

Illinois Commission on Poverty Elimination and Economic Security

The Illinois Department of Human Services has launched the Illinois Commission on Poverty Elimination and Economic Security. The Commission is tasked with building out a strategic plan to help alleviate intergenerational poverty across the state by 2036. To inform this work, IDHS is holding listening sessions throughout the state to hear directly from constituents most impacted by poverty. DHS aims to engage a diverse group of constituents in these sessions, as community voice is critical to inform the work.
The first two sessions will be held virtually via Zoom and will be centered on the West Side of Chicago. If you are able to attend the session, information is below. You can also complete the pre-survey. The survey will help guide the themes of the session and be used to further inform the strategic planning process.
Here is more information:
West Side of Chicago - Part I - June 10, 2021 from 6 PM - 8 PM 
This session will be hosted by Senate Majority Leader Kimberly Lightford and Reverend Walter Jones of Westside Community Stakeholders. This session will focus on issues facing the Black community on the West Side. Please register for the event here: REGISTER
West Side of Chicago – Part II - June 29, 2021 from 6 PM -8 PM
This session will be hosted by the Puerto Rican Agenda and Commission Member Juan Calderon and will focus specifically on the Latinx Community on the Westside of Chicago. Please register for the event here: REGISTER
In addition to the listening session, for additional input through a community survey click HERE

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Don Harmon
State Senator
Eileen Lynch
Karen Fischer
Executive Director