DuPage Greens March Meeting

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Note that the Monday Mar. 13, 2017 meeting has been rescheduled to Monday Mar. 20, 2017 due to an expected snowstorm on Mar. 13th.

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On Monday Mar. 20, 2017 at 7pm at the DuPage Greens Headquarters (213 S. Wheaton Ave, Wheaton) we will hold our DuPage County Green Party Monthly Meeting.

There will be many things to discuss including:
– Getting involved in Holly Scholz’s campaign for Fox Valley Park District Commissioner (District 3) (http://www.hollyscholzfvpd.org/). The April 4, 2017 election is in just a few weeks!
– Media, Events and Outreach/Recruitment/Membership Committees activities
– Upcoming Illinois Green Party Spring Meeting and other events

Progressive candidates for the April 4th consolidated election seeking endorsement by the DuPage Greens are welcome!

After the meeting, about 8:30pm, we will head over to Muldoon’s Irish Eatery and Pub located at 133 W Front St., less than 2 blocks from the DuPage Greens Headquarters, for additional conversation.

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Also, please consider donating (dupagegreens.org/donate) to the DuPage Greens. It takes lots of small individual donations from people like you to cover the expenses required to support candidates and grow the Green Party in DuPage County, since as I’m sure you know, we don’t take any big money special interest contributions so we can fight for economic, social, environmental, racial and democratic justice for everyone in DuPage County, not just the fat cats.

In these trying times with a neofascist takeover of the leadership of the most powerful nation in the world, it’s our duty to the 99% to provide a vigorous opposition to the two party tyranny, so…

Don’t Demoralize, Organize!

Steve Alesch
Chair, DuPage County Green Party

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DuPage Greens February 2017 Meeting

dupagegreensteamOn Monday Feb. 13, 2017 at 7pm at the DuPage Greens Headquarters (213 S. Wheaton Ave, Wheaton) we will hold our DuPage County Green Party Monthly Meeting.

There will be many things to discuss including:

  • Getting involved in Holly Scholz’s campaign for Fox Valley Park District Commissioner (District 3).  The April 4, 2017 election is in less than 8 weeks!
  • The formation of a DuPage County area “Prepared and Rapid Response Team” to proactively deal with instances of hate, hostility and/or violence towards all groups (blacks, latinos, muslims, immigrants, LBGTQ, etc.) that are on the receiving end of growing extreme right wing intimidation being fomented by the Trump regime.
  • Upcoming Illinois Green Party Spring Meeting and other events

After the meeting, about 8:30pm, we will head over to Muldoon’s Irish Eatery and Pub located at 133 W Front St., less than 2 blocks from the DuPage Greens Headquarters, for additional conversation.

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Also, please consider donating (dupagegreens.org/donate) to the DuPage Greens. It takes lots of small individual donations from people like you to cover the expenses required to support candidates and grow the Green Party in DuPage County, since as I’m sure you know, we don’t take any big money special interest contributions so we can fight for economic, social, environmental, racial and democratic justice for everyone in DuPage County, not just the fat cats.

In these trying times with a neofascist takeover of the leadership of the most powerful nation in the world, it’s our duty to the 99% to provide a vigorous opposition to the two party tyranny, so…

Don’t Demoralize, Organize!

Steve Alesch
Chair, DuPage County Green Party

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Kyle Taylor Endorsed by Illinois Green Party

KyleTaylorThe Illinois Green Party Executive Committee decided to recognize and endorse Kyle Taylor for Kane County Board of School Trustees (St. Charles Township) for 2017 by unanimous consent!  Congratulations to Kyle!

Complete list of candidates recognized and endorsed by the DuPage Greens

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2017 Candidates Endorsed by DuPage Greens

The DuPage Greens agreed by consensus to recognize and endorse the following 2017 candidates:

  • Holly Scholz for Fox Valley Park District Commissioner, District 3
  • Steve De La Rosa for Villa Park Library District Trustee

Congratulations to Holly and Steve!  Steve is running unopposed.

Holly Scholz is running a contested election, 4 candidates for 2 seats.  Holly will be holding Holly Scholzher first campaign meeting this Tuesday, Jan. 17th at 7pm at Green Party Headquarters, 213 S. Wheaton Ave., Wheaton.

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DuPage Greens Jan. 2017 Monthly Meeting

dupagegreens4jillteamOn Monday Jan. 9, 2017 at 7pm at the DuPage Greens Headquarters (213 S. Wheaton Ave, Wheaton) we will hold our January DuPage County Green Party Monthly Meeting.

An important agenda item will be recognition and/or endorsement of 2017 candidates.

The following candidates have requested recognition and endorsement by the DuPage Greens:

The membership will decide whether to recognize and/or endorse the above candidates based on the DuPage Greens Candidate Recognition and Endorsement Criteria and Benefits document and the candidates’ completed questionnaire.

In order to have a vote in the candidate recognition/endorsement process meeting attendees need to be an ILGP member. The DuPage County Green Party is a chapter of the Illinois Green Party. If you are not a member and would like to join, please do so at ilgp.org/join.

Joining the Illinois Green Party guarantees that you will receive newsletters from the Illinois Green Party and gives you voting rights at DuPage Greens and Illinois Green Party membership meetings. No donation is required to become a member, all we ask is that you support our ten key values.

After the meeting, about 8:30pm, we will head over to Muldoon’s Irish Eatery and Pub located at 133 W Front St., less than 2 blocks from the DuPage Greens Headquarters, for additional conversation.

Also, please consider donating to the DuPage Greens. It takes lots of small individual donations from people like you to cover the expenses required to support candidates and grow the Green Party in DuPage County, since as I’m sure you know, we don’t take any big money special interest contributions so we can fight for economic, social, environmental, racial and democratic justice for everyone in DuPage County, not just the fat cats.

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In these trying times with a neofascist about to takeover the leadership of the most powerful nation in the world, it’s our duty to the 99% to provide a vigorous opposition to the two party tyranny, so…

Don’t Demoralize, Organize!

Steve Alesch
Chair, DuPage County Green Party

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DuPage Greens Holiday Party

dupagegreensteamThe December Monthly Meeting of the DuPage County Green Party will be a Holiday Party at Muldoon’s Irish Eatery and Pub located at 133 W Front St, Wheaton, Illinois. The party will be on Monday December 12th from 7pm – 10pm. Meet our 2017 candidates and celebrate the holidays with fellow DuPage area Greens! Two of our candidates will be filing the morning of the 12th!

It is the season of generosity.  We will have our donation box with us.  Please plan to give a donation to the DuPage Greens, if you are able.  As you know we only accept small individual donations from supporters like you.

The restaurant has a full menu. Note that vegans and vegetarians can build their own plate combination by ordering from the “Sides” section of the menu.

Also note the Monday night specials are $3 drink specials and for omnivores, $1 burgers.

Here’s a link to the Muldoon’s website where you can check the menu.

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RSVP at the ilgp.org event

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Dec. 2016 DuPage Greens Upcoming Events

Now that the 2016 election is finally behind us, believe it or not there are only a couple weeks left for candidates to file their petitions to get on the April 4, 2017 Consolidated Election ballot.

The DuPage Greens are busy supporting 2017 candidates, strategizing for future elections and more.

Here’s a list of upcoming December 2016 events:

  • Canceled – 7pm – 8:30pm, Sun. Dec. 11th, Final Petition Notarizing and Turn-In Meeting, DuPage Greens Headquarters, 213 S Wheaton Ave, Wheaton, IL 60187 – The Dec. 11th Petition Notarization and Turn-in meeting is canceled. Instead, the candidates will be meeting with Steve Alesch one-on-one to prepare the final packets. If anyone has petitions to turn in for the candidates please contact the candidate or Steve Alesch to make sure they are turned in before the final package is assembled, which must happen Sunday so they can be filed first thing Monday morning. You’ll need to get the petition sheets notarized before the banks close on Saturday, typically noon and all day Sunday. Probably could go to a currency exchange in a pinch, but they’ll charge per page. Also, a snowstorm is forecasted for Saturday and Sunday.
  • 7pm – 10pm, Mon. Dec. 12th, DuPage Greens Holiday Party, Muldoon’s Irish Pub, 133 W Front St, Wheaton, IL, Facebook Event
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Sun. Dec. 11th Final Petition Notarizing and Turn-In Meeting is Canceled

The Dec. 11th Petition Notarization and Turn-in meeting is canceled. Instead, the candidates will be meeting with Steve Alesch one-on-one to prepare the final packets. If anyone has petitions to turn in for the candidates please contact the candidate or Steve Alesch to make sure they are turned in before the final package is assembled, which must happen Sunday so they can be filed first thing Monday morning. You’ll need to get the petition sheets notarized before the banks close on Saturday, typically noon and all day Sunday. Probably could go to a currency exchange in a pinch, but they’ll charge per page. Also, a snowstorm is forecasted for Saturday and Sunday.

 

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Thank You DuPage Greens!; Onward, 7pm Monday Nov. 14th DuPage Greens Meeting

I want to thank all the DuPage Greens for Jill volunteers for this hard fought campaign. Special thanks to Keith Klingeman, Holly Scholz, Jonathan Bresser Jr., Jim Weihofen, Harsha Medavaram, Rita Butler, Ken Busse, Gloria Huezo, Viola Ghosh, Bob Mueller, Geoffrey Cubbage and Zerlina Smith.

I want to also thank Elizabeth Craig Garcia, Ron Garcia, Georgia Brooks, Jacob Neff, Rebecca Neff, Jeny Kuykendall, Julie Skarha, Shannon McGraw, Em Farley, Solange Sior, Ethan Winnett, Jim Buell, Patrick Kelly, Steve De La Rosa, Scot Hansen, Taylor Henson, Tina Goclan, Mike Durschmid, Hollie Baker-Lutz and Sandy Lezon.

If I forgot anyone I sincerely apologize in advance. So many people helped us during the petitioning, campaign recruiting, canvassing and GotV phases that I may have inadvertently left some people off this list.

The infusion of Berniecrats into the campaign was amazing and uplifting and allowed the DuPage Greens to make tremendous progress this election cycle! I look forward to working together as we continue the struggle!

Here’s the DuPage County results in addition to the state and national results:

Dr. Jill Stein for President: 1.46% (6,173)
Scott Summers for US Senate: 2.05% (8,563)
Tim Curtin for State Comptroller: 2.49% (10208)

I look forward to seeing many of you this Monday at 7pm at the DuPage Greens Headquarters (213 S. Wheaton Ave, Wheaton) for our next DuPage County Green Party Monthly Meeting when we’ll discuss this amazing election campaign and continue planning 2017 and beyond!

Don’t Demoralize, Organize!

Steve Alesch
Chair, DuPage County Green Party

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Get out the Vote for Jill

green_party_gotv_nov8Get out the Vote (GotV) with the DuPage Greens on Election Day!

It’s going to take every volunteer we have putting in 100% on Election Day to turn out the vote for Dr. Jill Stein for President, Scott Summers for US Senate (IL) and Tim Curtin for Illinois State Comptroller.

Starting at 5:00am on Election Day, our campaign office at 213 S. Wheaton Ave., Wheaton, IL will be up and running. We need volunteers filling the following roles:

  • Polling Place Sign Placers
  • Electioneers
  • Office staff

Here’s the RSVP and all the details.

Note that the above link includes info on:

  • 7-9pm Election Eve (11/7) GotV planning meeting
  • 5am-7pm Election Day GotV plan
  • 7:30pm-11pm Election Night Victory Party

With everyone’s help, we’re poised to make history on Tuesday, Nov. 8th. Be a part of the movement — volunteer to Get out the Vote!

Who knows, it might be that your volunteer effort pushes us over the top resulting in qualifying for immediate matching federal funds during the next presidential cycle and regaining equal ballot access in Illinois!

Solidarity,

Steve Alesch, DuPage Greens for Jill, steve.alesch@dupagegreens.org, 630-779-8295

Prefer to do your own thing?

Here’s some flyers to print if you prefer to flyer independently Monday and Tuesday.  The ILGP ½ Page State Flyer contains info on Jill and the statewide Green Party candidate, so it’s perfect for Election Day electioneering.

Be sure to tell potential voters

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Please consider donating to the DuPage Greens. It takes lots of small individual donations to support this campaign, since as I’m sure you know, we don’t take any corporate campaign contributions so we can fight for economic, social, environmental, racial and democratic justice for everyone in DuPage County, not just the fat cats.

Contact: Keith Klingeman, keithgp16@gmail.com, 773-259-1511
DuPage Greens for Jill Co-Team Leader

#SteinBaraka jill2016.com

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