The Progressive 
News of the Democratic Party of Oak Park
Don Harmon, Committeeman           Jerry Delaney, Committeewoman  
October 11, 2017    
                        
   
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     In this Issue of The Progressive:  
  • DPOP Second Saturday meeting, October 14 
  • Circulate petitions, October 14 & 15
  • Upcoming DPOP events
  • This week at the Oak Park Farmers' Market
  • Take action
  • Help fight voter suppression, October 17
  • Benefit concert for Puerto Rico, October 17
  • How secure is your voting information?, October 24
  • PASO film screening & annual celebration dinner, November 2 & 3
  • Remember those who have died by violence

DPOP SECOND SATURDAY MEETING, OCTOBER 14
10:00am, Saturday, October 14
Veterans Room at Oak Park Library
834 Lake Street, Oak Park

Join us this Saturday at 10:00am at Oak Park Library for DPOP's monthly meeting. Our special guest will be State Senator Kwame Raoul. Senator Raoul (D-Chicago 13th) has formally announced his candidacy for Illinois Attorney General.

In his official announcement he states, "As a prosecutor and a legislator, I've spent my career advocating on behalf of victims, speaking up for the voiceless and producing real change in our justice system. I've seen the law used to the advantage of large corporations and to the detriment of the middle class and those of lesser means. I've worked to shift that balance and make our state's laws the great equalizer they ought to be".  Kwame Raoul introduced the legislation that ultimately led to the end of capital punishment in Illinois.

CIRCULATE PETITIONS , OCTOBER 14 & 15
Saturday and Sunday, October 14 & 15
Meet at DPOP, 6941-A W North Avenue, Oak Park

Join DPOP's Midterms Committee this weekend as they help gather signatures for State Senators Tom Cullerton of Villa Park and Linda Holmes of Aurora. Both will face tough bids for re-election in territory that overlaps with Congressman Peter Roskam's district. 

The starting times will be staggered throughout the morning and early afternoon. Please pick a time that works for you and join up. Many hands make light work as we get our candidates on the ballot.

We'll meet at the DPOP office: 6941-A W North Ave, Oak Park. Assignments will be given there and then folks will be sent in into the field. Thanks in advance for joining us!


UPCOMING DPOP EVENTS
OP Indivisble meeting
7:00pm, Monday, October 16
FitzGerald's, 6615 W Roosevelt Rd, Berwyn  
Guest speaker will be Cheryl Jansen, Public Policy Director, Equip for Equality.

Action for Human Rights Committee meeting
6:30pm, Tuesday, October 17
Maze Library Meeting Room, 845 Gunderson Avenue, Oak Park
Inclusive Policies Are Secure Policies - LGBTQ; Women's Rights; Anti-Racism ; Civil Liberties

ClimateAction Committee meeting
7:00pm, Tuesday, October 24
DPOP, 6941-A W. North Avenue, Oak Park

Book discussion hosted by the Action for Human Rights Committee 
Oak Park Library, First Floor - Community Engagement Space, 834 Lake St., Oak Park
Book Discussion: The New Jim Crow - Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander. Books will placed on hold at OPPL Main Branch in the lobby book discussion group area. Limited copies available for checkout. We will explore our individual reactions to and thoughts about the book to gain a more accurate sense of American history and current events and cultivate ideas on how to address present issues. www.goodreads.com/book/show/6792458-the-new-jim-crow

THIS WEEK AT THE OAK PARK FARMERS' MARKET
7:00-1:00pm, Saturdays
Lake Street at Elmwood Ave., Oak Park

Be sure to stop by the DPOP table when you're at the Oak Park Farmers' Market this Saturday. Sign petitions for Senator Harmon and other Dems. Pick up one of our Vote2018/Vote2020 signs. Register to vote or change your registration, if you have moved. Be ready to take back Illinois in 2018!

TAKE ACTION
Take action on responsible gun laws in Illinois NOW!  

Senator Harmon's GUN DEALER LICENSING bill, SB 1657, passed out of the Senate and now needs to be passed out of the House!

 Text -- GDL to 877 877 and be connected to your Illinois State Representative -- the message is  " Vote...YES on Gun Dealer Registration SB1657 (Senator Harmon's Bill)!

HELP FIGHT VOTER SUPPRESSION, OCTOBER 17
Help Fight Voter Suppression
10:30am to 12:30pm, Tuesday, October 17
Thompson Center, Room 2-025, Chicago

Join Indivisible Chicago and State Representatives Ann Williams, Will Guzzardi, Jamie Andrade, and Carol Ammons, on Tuesday, October 17 to "Fill the Room" at the State Board of Elections meeting to show your support for our demand that Illinois immediately withdraw from the Interstate Crosscheck Program. Details and RSVP here.

BENEFIT CONCERT FOR PUERTO RICO, OCTOBER 17
To donate or purchase tickets click here.

PASO FILM SCREENING & ANNUAL DINNER, NOVEMBER 2 & 3
To donate or to purchase tickets click here.

HOW SECURE IS YOUR VOTING INFORMATION?, OCTOBER 24


REMEMBER THOSE WHO HAVE DIED BY VIOLENCE
The following local people were killed between September 30 and October 7:

Jose Rico, 22
Charnella Lemon, 20
Jenae Lemon, 4 days 
Anthony Henry, 31
Antonio Moore, 33
Patrick James Stegmueller, Jr., 35
Michael Hillard, 49
Lloyd Westbrook, 22
Tommie L. Jones, 28
Juan Vargas, 27
David Lucious, 35
Terrence Carter, 33
Gregory Petty, 34
Melvin Howard, Jr., 23


The Democratic Party of Oak Park, Don Harmon, Committeeman
6941-A W. North Avenue, Oak Park
Office Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday - 10:00-3:00

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