DuPage Greens Holiday Party

DuPage Greens Holiday Party
7PM Thursday, December 6th
Muldoon’s Irish Eatery and Pub
133 W Front St., Wheaton, IL.

It’s the holidays and time to celebrate with the DuPage County Green Party and several of our elected officials and candidates.

We usually meet on the first Thursday of the month at 7pm at the Wheaton Green Party office, but in December we are changing things up.  We will still be gathering on the first Thursday of the month at 7pm but we are taking the celebration to Muldoon’s Irish Eatery and Pub which is only two short blocks from the Wheaton Green Party office.

Party with the Green Party!

Cash meal and bar.

Facebook Event

If Facebook isn’t your thang, please RSVP here.

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.

Contact:
Steve Alesch
steve.alesch@dupagegreens.org
630-779-8295

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DuPage Greens Election Recommendations

Feeling disenfranchised because you don’t see any Greens on your DuPage County sample ballot? You are not alone. Here’s why that happened.

We do have some recommendations for the following countywide non-binding propositions on the ballot.

Countywide Ballot Proposition Recommendations

  • The first countywide proposition says, “Shall DuPage County oppose the General Assembly instituting a property tax increase equivalent to 1% of your home’s value to help retire state debt?”

Note the deliberately confusing language.  If you vote yes, you are actually voting no to the tax increase. If you vote no, it’s a double negative and you are actually voting yes for the tax increase.  Confused?  That’s what the Two Party Tyranny controlled DuPage County Board, who unanimously put this on the ballot, is counting on.

The DuPage County Green Party recommends that you vote YES, meaning we oppose this tax increase because property taxes are unfair regressive taxes.  Instead, the budget and pension problems should be easily resolved via a graduated Illinois income tax and the LaSalle Street Tax. It’s about time the rich started paying their fair share in Illinois.

  • The second proposition says, “Shall DuPage County oppose the creation of a statewide Vehicle Mileage Tax (VMT) which would tax DuPage County citizens based upon the number of miles driven annually?”

This is another deliberately confusing question unanimously placed on the ballot countywide by the DuPage County Board.

The DuPage County Green Party recommends that you vote NO, because the looming existential threat of global warming makes it imperative that we do everything we can to limit the burning of fossil fuels.  This is a step in the right direction because it will provide incentives to reduce the the number of fossil fuel burning vehicles on Illinois roads.

  • The third proposition says, “Shall DuPage County continue to dissolve and consolidate units of local government to reduce costs, increase efficiencies, and increase accountability?”

You guessed it, this was also unanimously placed on the ballot by that same DuPage County Board which is 100% controlled by the two party tyranny.

The DuPage County Green Party recommends that you vote NO, because this question is too vague.  Some consolidation proposals are good ideas, like the recent consolidation of the DuPage County Election Commission to be under the County Clerk’s office, but other consolidation ideas are not such good ideas.  We need to consider the merits of government consolidation proposals on a per case basis.

Judicial Retention Recommendation

For the judicial retention question, “SHALL PATRICK J. O’SHEA BE RETAINED IN OFFICE AS JUDGE OF THE CIRCUIT COURT, EIGHTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT?”

The DuPage County Green Party recommends that you vote NO, because we oppose judges that lie to police investigators and judges that retaliate against multiple employees because they filed sexual harassment charges against the judge. We need DuPage judges that do not bring the judicial office into disrepute.

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DuPage Greens November Meeting

Do you want to make a difference in your town and state government? Come learn about how you can help elect local Green candidates so we can change how our local politics are run.

On Thursday, November 1st at 7pm at the DuPage Greens Headquarters (213 S. Wheaton Ave, Wheaton, IL) we will hold our DuPage County Green Party Monthly Meeting.

There will be many things to discuss including:

  • 2018 and 2019 elections
  • Review “Forum: Race, Politics, and DuPage County”, Friday, October 12, 2018, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM, St. Andrew Lutheran Church, 155 N Prince Crossing Rd, West Chicago, IL, https://www.facebook.com/events/242326813103193/ – Co-sponsored by the DuPage County Green Party
  • PEC Canvassing tool project
  • Other upcoming events

Facebook Event

If Facebook is not your thang, you can RSVP here.

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.

Steve Alesch
Political Director, DuPage County Green Party

630-779-8295
steve.alesch @ dupagegreens.org

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Race, Politics, and DuPage County

Race Baiting Campaign Ad

This event is sponsored by DuPage Sanctuary, Immigrant Solidarity DuPage (ISD), 501c3 and the DuPage County Green Party, all located at 210 S Wheaton Ave Suite 110 Wheaton Illinois 60187

Press Contacts: Cristobal Cavazos DS 630-518-5390; Steve De La Rosa DGP – 630-344-2611 8sdelarosa1@gmail.com

Race, Politics of Immigration and the DuPage County Sheriffs Election

Location : Saint Andrews Church 155 N Prince Crossing Rd West Chicago IL 60185.
Date : October 12th, 2018
Time : 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Immigrant Solidarity DuPage & the Green Party of DuPage present to the community a public discussion concerning the anti-immigrant rhetoric of 2018 mid-term elections in DuPage County.

A DuPage Republican candidate for Sheriff James Mendrick, used divisive race baiting rhetoric in an attempt to scare voters into thinking that hard-working immigrants are a danger to the safety of DuPage County. The silence of Gregory Whalen, Democratic Party candidate for DuPage Sheriff towards this rhetoric will be explored illustrating how silence contributes to the growth of racial inequality.

Our panel moderated by Dr. Melissa Mouritsen, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Political Science at COD, will moderate our discussion with panelists from the following organizations:

Michael Childress, Political Action Chair DuPage NAACP: He will discuss racial bias in the community and whether the recent 2013 Supreme Court changes to the 1965 Voting Rights Act have made it better or worse for voting in Illinois.

Ben Silver, Community Lawyer at the Citizens Advocacy Center of Elmhurst: He will speak and report on the 2017 State Police report dealing with racial profiling and police stops in DuPage County and across the state.

Consuelo Vargas RN – Member of National Nurses United. An Emergency Room Nurse who is leading National Nurses United efforts fighting for Environmental Justice on the Southeast side of Chicago. She will address how race effects Healthcare Delivery.

Cristobal Cavazos, Executive Director of Immigrant Solidarity DuPage: He will discuss the issue of police trust witnessed by members of the immigrant community.

Julieta Alcantar-Garcia – Artist, Poet, Activist – Does hate speech in DuPage County provoke you to action or complacency?

Pastor Josh Ebener – Pastor of Saint Andrews Lutheran Church of West Chicago – Anti-immigrant propaganda and its effect on the immigrant community.

Public discussion is encouraged to complete the presentation immediately following the panel. The two Sheriff’s candidates have been invited by our groups to attend to participate within the public audience to document their positions. Individual invitations to them have been mailed to their address listed on their DuPage County Board of Election Commissions filings.

Next steps for the community are to organize with local groups to educate on how to provide support to all who live through the effect of racist public policy masked as coded language.

Local municipal police organizations must be representative of the standards communities create for their own well being. The County Sheriffs Department candidates are called to repudiate the coded language used in campaign materials during the primary and for their silence this evening to call it out.

Facebook Event

If Facebook is not your thang, you can RSVP here.

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DuPage Greens October Meeting

Do you want to make a difference in your town and state government? Come learn about how you can help elect local Green candidates so we can change how our local politics are run.

On Thursday, October 4th at 7pm at the DuPage Greens Headquarters (213 S. Wheaton Ave, Wheaton, IL) we will hold our DuPage County Green Party Monthly Meeting.

There will be many things to discuss including:

  • 2018 and 2019 elections
  • Race, Politics, and DuPage County, Friday, October 12, 2018, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM, St. Andrew Lutheran Church, 155 N Prince Crossing Rd, West Chicago, IL, https://www.facebook.com/events/242326813103193/ – Co-sponsored by the DuPage County Green Party
  • PEC Canvassing tool project
  • Other upcoming events

Facebook Event

If Facebook is not your thang, you can RSVP here.

After the meeting, about 9pm, 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.

Steve Alesch
Political Director, DuPage County Green Party

630-779-8295
steve.alesch @ dupagegreens.org

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DuPage Greens September Meeting

Do you want to make a difference in your town and state government? Come learn about how you can help elect local Green candidates so we can change how our local politics are run.

On Thursday, September 6th at 7pm at the DuPage Greens Headquarters (213 S. Wheaton Ave, Wheaton, IL) we will hold our DuPage County Green Party Monthly Meeting.

There will be many things to discuss including:

  • 2018 and 2019 elections
  • 2018 ILGP Fall Conference, Friday Sept. 28th – Sunday Sept. 30, Belleville Public Library, 121 E Washington St, Belleville, IL, https://www.facebook.com/events/1088204798008982/
  • PEC Canvassing tool project
  • Other upcoming events

Facebook Event

If Facebook is not your thing, you can RSVP here.

After the meeting, about 9pm, 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.

Holly Scholz
Secretary, DuPage County Green Party

holly.scholz @ dupagegreens.org

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DuPage Greens August Meeting

In these trying times with a neo-fascist fat cat in the White House, a union busting fat cat in the state house, and a big money special interest controlled state legislature, it’s our duty to the 99% to provide a vigorous opposition to the two party tyranny!

so …

Don’t Demoralize, Organize!

On Thursday, August 2nd at 7pm at the DuPage Greens Headquarters (213 S. Wheaton Ave, Wheaton, IL) we will hold our DuPage County Green Party Monthly Meeting.

There will be many things to discuss and approve including:

  • 2018 and 2019 elections
  • 1968 & 2018: Unite Against War and Police Violence!, Saturday, August 25th at noon, Daley Plaza, 50 W. Washington St, Chicago, IL, https://www.facebook.com/events/214920352553277/
  • Canvassing tool project
  • Other upcoming events

Facebook Event

If Facebook is not your thing, you can RSVP here.

After the meeting, about 9pm, 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.

Holly Scholz
Secretary, DuPage County Green Party

holly.scholz @ dupagegreens.org

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Workers Need Fair Trade

I find it very interesting that all of these analyzes of the impact of raising tariffs never include the positive impact of good paying jobs returning to the US. I actually agree with the current occupant in the White House that a trade war can only help the American people because we lost the trade war a long time ago when we agreed to all these unfair trade agreements. The two party tyranny and their partners in the corporate controlled media once again prove that they are not concerned with what is best for the American people. What they don’t tell you is that raising tariffs are terrible for their big money special interest backers, but great for American workers in the long run.

I look forward to the end of NAFTA, WTO, GATT, CAFTA, etc.

Workers need fair trade, not these unfair trade agreements.

Steve Alesch
Political Director, DuPage County Green Party

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DuPage Greens July Meeting

In these trying times with a neo-fascist fat cat in the White House, a union busting fat cat in the state house, and a big money special interest controlled state legislature, it’s our duty to the 99% to provide a vigorous opposition to the two party tyranny!

so …

Don’t Demoralize, Organize!

On Thursday, July 5th at 7pm at the DuPage Greens Headquarters (213 S. Wheaton Ave, Wheaton, IL) we will hold our DuPage County Green Party Monthly Meeting.

There will be many things to discuss and approve including:

  • 2018 and 2019 elections – including 2019 candidate recognition review and approval (see details below)
  • Upcoming events

2019 Candidate Recognition Review and Approval

We will be deciding whether to recognize the following candidates.

Please review the following candidates’ completed questionnaires prior to the meeting.

Facebook Event

If Facebook is not your thing, you can RSVP here.

After the meeting, about 9pm, 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.

Holly Scholz
Secretary, DuPage County Green Party

holly.scholz @ dupagegreens.org

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In Memory of Michael Durschmid

We will miss Mike Durschmid, the “Wild Vegan”. Mike was a tireless and passionate organic, vegan, anti-GMO and social justice advocate. He spent his entire adult life dedicated to this struggle. Mike was also a DuPage Green. He touched the heart of everyone he met. May he Rest In Peace.

Visitation and memorial details follow:

MICHAEL N DURSCHMID
Visitation-Memorial
Saturday, June 9th
Visitation Open House: 11:00AM-3:00PM
Memorial: 3:00PM-4:00 PM (please share your stories).
Williams Kampp Funeral Home
430 Roosevelt Rd, Wheaton, IL 60187
630-668-0016
Williams-Kampp.com

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