December 12, 2018
The Progressive
News of the Democratic Party of Oak Park
Don Harmon, Committeeman, & Jerry Delaney, Committeewoman

In this issue of the Progressive:

  • ACA open enrollment phone bank, December 12
  • Rethinking the Electoral College, December 12
  • Candlelight Vigil to #EndGunViolence, December 13
  • Join DPOP in supporting these local organizations
ACA open enrollment phone bank,
December 12
ACA Open Enrollment Phone Bank

Wednesday, Dec. 12, 6:00-8:00pm
DPOP, 6941-A W. North Ave, Oak Park

Join Legal Assistance Foundation (lafchicago.org), DPOP, and Indivisible to connect with a targeted group of LAF's clients to remind them about the enrollment period, and to direct them to the healthcare.gov website or make an appointment for them with a Certified Application Counselor (CAC). Those appointments will help people speak to a counselor about how to apply for insurance.

What you will need:
Your cell phone
A laptop or tablet

If you don't have a laptop or tablet, don't worry! You can still make phone calls!
You are welcome to attend all or part of the phone bank sessions!



Rethinking the Electoral College, December 12

Rethinking the Electoral College presentation

Wednesday, December 12, 7:00-8:30pm
Forest Park Library, Austin Room, 7555 Jackson Blvd., Forest Park

This presentation is sponsored by the League of Women Voters. 
Candlelight Vigil to #EndGunViolence,
December 13
Join DPOP in supporting these local service organizations

Every year, at our holiday brunch, DPOP asks its members to support one or more deserving local service organizations. It's not too late to contribute.

If you would like to support either, or both, of these worthy organizations, please send to DPOP a check (or checks) made out to the organization(s) and we will make sure they are delivered to the right place, or use the links below to donate.

Pro Bono Network
Like most places in the country, the legal bar in northern Illinois is unable to provide enough free legal assistance to satisfy the growing demand of those in need. The irony is that many attorneys in Chicagoland want to provide pro bono legal services, but lack a workable model to do so. This is especially true of attorneys who have decided to take time off to raise children, who retired, or who maintain law practices outside the Chicago city-limits.
 
Out of the clients' need and the attorneys’ desire, an idea was born—group these experienced attorneys together and remove barriers to volunteering to make it easier for attorneys to help those in need. As a result, more people in dire need are receiving help. Over 250 volunteers, more than 15,000 hours of legal service, and counting.









Oak Park Regional Housing Center
Since 1972, the Oak Park Regional Housing Center (OPRHC) has been an advocate for fair housing. Its mission is to achieve meaningful and lasting diversity in communities. The OPRHC works to counteract steering and encourages pro-integrative housing options. It promotes Oak Park as a community for all races, attracting people who respond to and strengthen that kind of climate. We work with local entities to coordinate a multi-faceted effort to promote and sustain the community's rich diversity.

Democratic Party of Oak Park | 708-386-0090 | dpop@donharmon.org | www.dpop.us