March 13, 2019
The Progressive
News of the
Democratic Party of Oak Park
Don Harmon, Committeeman
Jerry Delaney, Committeewoman
In this issue of the Progressive:

  • Oak Park Area ClimateAction meeting, March 19
  • Moms Demand Action Advocacy Day in Springfield, March 20
  • Notes from DPOP's brainstorming meeting
  • Poll workers needed
  • Oak Park municipal election information
ClimateAction meeting, March 19

Oak Park Area ClimateAction meeting
Tuesday, March 19, 7:00pm
DPOP, 6941-A W. North Avenue, Oak Park

Concerned about climate change and our environment? Join us for our ClimateAction committee meeting, next Tuesday at 7:00pm. All are welcome.

Moms Demand Action Advocacy Day, March 20
Join Moms Demand Action, and others who care about ending gun violence, for Advocacy Day on March 20 in Springfield. Click here for details and RSVP link. To add or join a carpool, visit

Notes from DPOP's volunteer brainstorming meeting

DPOP had a well-attended and productive volunteer brainstorming meeting recently. We thank everyone who came out to share pizza, libations, and some excellent ideas on what activities to pursue in this non-election year and how to make DPOP better. The meeting was so successful that we plan to hold brainstorming meetings twice per year, in the winter/spring and in late summer/early fall.

One valuable point that came up at this meeting was the importance reading this newsletter to keep up with all of DPOP's events and actions. Please look at your Progressive regularly. We try to make it easy to use, by listing our topics at the beginning, like a table of contents. Perhaps, if you're lucky, you won't need to read any further. If you need more information about our events, read on.

Also, share the Progressive with your friends and networks. Encourage them to sign up to receive it, too. They can do this by going to, scrolling to the bottom right-hand corner of the page, and filling out the subscription form.

To be a member of the Democratic Party of Oak Park is as simple as showing up and participating in our events. We don't have a formal sign-up and we don't ask for membership dues. We simply ask you to jump in and participate in our events, whenever and wherever you can. The best way to do that is to check your Progressive regularly.

Thanks to everyone for all you do, and thanks for reading this newsletter!

Poll workers needed
Election judges and equipment managers are still needed. Every election in suburban Cook County requires a team of election judges and equipment managers to serve voters at the polls. These poll workers are paid $200-$340 depending on the position they work on Election Day.

Student involvement

High school juniors and seniors, as well as college students, may serve as poll workers. The County Clerk’s office offers paid positions to students who serve in suburban Cook County polling places. Students can earn $200 for assisting voters as an election judge. College students may also apply for a $340 equipment manager position. 

Oak Park municipal election information

Oak Park non-partisan municipal elections are coming up soon. Election Day is Tuesday, April 2. While local elections have a huge impact on our daily lives, voter turnout is typically very low. We owe it to ourselves to get educated on the candidates, the issues, and to get out there and vote!
2019 Election Information

March 17, 2019 - Last day to request a mail ballot, including military and overseas voters
March 18, 2019 - First day of early voting
April 1, 2019 - Last day of early voting, grace period registration
April 2, 2019 - Election Day, last day mail ballots can be postmarked
Early Voting in Oak Park

Suburban Cook County voters can cast an early ballot for the April 2, 2019 Consolidation Election from March 18 through April 1 at Village Hall, 123 Madison Street, Oak Park. Hours for early voting will be as follows:

Monday - Saturday, March 18 - March 23, 9:00am-5:00pm
Sunday, March 24, 10:00am-4:00pm
Monday - Friday, March 25 - March 29, 9:00am-7:00pm
Saturday, March 30, 9:00am-5:00pm
Sunday, March 31, 10:00am-4:00pm
Monday, April 1, 9:00am-5:00pm

For more information on the April 2, 2019 Consolidation Election, including polling sites by address, visit
Candidate Forums

Oak Park District 97 Candidate Forum
Thursday, March 14, 7:00-9:00pm
Buzz Cafe, 905 S. Lombard Avenue, Oak Park

OPRF Chamber of Commerce Oak Park Village Trustee Candidate Forum
Friday, March 15, 7:30-9:30am
Carleton Hotel, 1110 Pleasant Street, Oak Park

LWV OPRFHS District 200 Candidate Forum
Tuesday, March 19, 6:30-9:00pm
Oak Park Library, 834 Lake Street, Oak Park

SEOPCO Village Trustee Candidate Forum
Tuesday, March 19, 7:00pm
Irving School, 1125 S. Cuyler Avenue, Oak Park

Oak Park Village Trustee Candidate Forum
Thursday, March 21, 7:00pm
Buzz Cafe, 905 S. Lombard Avenue, Oak Park

LWV Oak Park Village Trustee Candidate Forum
Tuesday, March 26, 6:30-9:00pm
Percy Julian Middle School, 416 S. Ridgeland, Oak Park

Democratic Party of Oak Park
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