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:

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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 December 12th from 7pm – 10pm.  Meet our 2017 candidates and celebrate the holidays with fellow DuPage area Greens!

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 following Monday night specials – $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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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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DuPage Greens for Jill

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Support the only presidential candidate on the ballot in Illinois that doesn’t take big money special interest campaign contributions so that she can fight for economic, social, racial, environmental and democratic justice for everyone, not just the fat cats!   Come join the Green Party and help get the word out to vote for Jill Stein and the other Green Party candidates.

Less than 7 weeks until Election Day!  The time to get involved is now!

To get connected to the campaign start by going to ilgp.org/volunteer.

Here is just some of our upcoming DuPage area volunteer opportunities.

For a complete list of events check out our calendar!

We hope to see you at one or more Jill2016_400x400of these events!

Canvass for Jill every Saturday and Sunday until Election Day!

10am – 5pm

Every Saturday and Sunday until Election Day we will be canvassing for Jill and the other Green Party candidates.  Drop into the campaign headquarters anytime between 10am – 5pm and pick up a canvassing package and head out and knock on doors for Green Party candidates Jill Stein for President, Ajamu Baraka for Vice President, Scott Summers for U.S. Senate (IL) and Tim Curtin for Illinois State Comptroller.  You will be provided walksheets, flyers, a clipboard, pens and for a reasonable suggested donation a Jill Stein t-shirt, while supplies last.

If you want to cool your heals, you can also phonebank for Jill during this time at the campaign headquarters.  In order to phone bank you will need to bring a laptop and a mobile phone.  Note that you can phonebank for Jill from anywhere on any day that is convenient for you between 9am – 9pm.

DuPage Greens for Jill Headquarters
213 S. Wheaton Ave., Wheaton, IL

Campaign Meeting Every Monday until Election Day!

7pm – 9pmJill2016

DuPage Greens for Jill Headquarters
1st Floor Conference Room
213 S. Wheaton Ave., Wheaton, IL

Phonebank for Jill Every Tuesday until Election Day!

7pm – 9pm

Every Tuesday until Election Day we will be phonebanking for Jill.  You will also have the opportunity to call volunteers to ask them to canvass and/or phonebank.  It’s your choice.

In order to phone bank you will need to bring a laptop and a mobile phone.  Note that you can phonebank for Jill from anywhere on any day that is convenient for you between 9am – 9pm.

DuPage Greens for Jill Headquarters
213 S. Wheaton Ave., Wheaton, IL

Monday, October 10th

7pm – 8:30pm
DuPage Greens for Jill Weekly Monday Campaign Meeting & DuPage County Green Party Monthly Meeting

Green Party Headquarters
1st Floor Conference Room
213 S. Wheaton Ave., Wheaton, IL

(Followed by conversation at Muldoons Pub – 133 W Front St, Wheaton, IL)

 

We are also looking to start handing out leaflets and GOTV at local morning train stations.  Exact dates and locations are yet to be set.

Materials

Here’s some materials to print and take to these events (all PDFs):

Sister groups and activities

These are events being held by like minded groups and currently we are looking for volunteer recruitment leaders to help attend and reach out at these and other events. Please note that at this time we don’t have any lead volunteer recruitment leaders assigned to these events, please let us know if you have any interest.

Occupy Naperville

  • Every Saturday @ 10 AM at the Free Speech Pavilion in downtown Naperville

More to be added, stay tuned…

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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March to Fight for the Greater Good with the Green Party

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Monday, September 5th
9:30am – 11:30am
Mill St. between Ogden Ave. & 5th Ave., Naperville
Lineup Number: 48

Illinois Green Party candidate Scott Summers for U.S. Senate will be marching with us.

We need a big marcher turnout so that we can show the voters in the Naperville/Aurora area that there is huge support for Jill and the Illinois Green Party candidates.
Click here to register to be a marcher.

We have a lunch reservation at bd’s Mongolian Grill immediately after the parade from 11:30am-2:00pm.  It’s a 10 minute walk from the end of the parade.  See more details below.

Social Media:

Use #GreensLaborDayMarch when Facebook posting/sharing and tweeting/retweeting

Social media locations:

What to Bring:

  • Wear your Jill Stein or Illinois Green Party t-shirt, if you have one.
  • If not:
    • Get there early and we will provide you a Jill Stein or Illinois Green Party t-shirt while supplies last (we are anticipating a huge turnout so we may run out of t-shirts)
    • In case we run out of t-shirts, wear a green shirt
  • Bring your Jill Stein and Vote Green Party yard sign to carry in the parade, if you have one.  If not, we will provide other various signs to carry.
  • Bring candy, if you want to hand candy out to the kids while handing fliers to the adults.  Please note that we can’t throw candy into the crowd.  We have to hand it to people.

Signs:

We are also providing several signs for the parade. If you do decide to make your own sign, please don’t use any offensive language and keep it positive about our candidates or the positions supported by the Green Party and Jill.  Please don’t mention any opponent names in the signs.

What Else Will We Provide:

We will also provide 2 banners to carry, fliers to hand out and water.

Carpooling Drop-Off:

It’s recommended that you carpool.  The carpool drop-off for the Green Party is the TCF Bank parking lot on the northeast corner of Ogden & Mill.

Parking:

Park on Webster St. north of Ogden Ave. There is plenty of unrestricted parking on both sides of the street on Webster north of Ogden Ave.  for several blocks.

Line Up and Arrival Information:

Please note, some street closings begin at 5:00am, and streets along the parade route close at 6:00am, please plan accordingly and allow for extra time.

Check out the Parade Traffic Control Plan to see what streets are closed and where the no parking and tow-away zones will be during the parade.

Our staging area is in the red zone along Mill St. between Ogden Ave. & 5th Ave. Our lineup number is 48.  This is a short walk from the drop-off area and about a 0.2 mile walk from the above recommended parking area.

Arrival Time (YOU MAY NOT STAGE BEFORE THIS TIME): 9:15AM

Plan to meet at the staging area between 9:15am-9:30am.  The parade is expected to step off promptly at 10:00am.

laborDayParadeStagingParade Route:

  • Starts at the corner of Mill Street and 5th Avenue
  • South on Mill Street
  • East (left) on Jefferson Avenue
  • South (right) on Main Street
  • West (right) on Porter Avenue
  • Ends in the parking lot behind Naperville Central High School

Note that the walk from the end of the parade back to the beginning of the parade is 1.4 miles and will take about 30 minutes.

Driving Directions from the Drop-Off Area to the Pick-Up Area:

Following this route will avoid all the parade street closings.

  • Ogden Avenue West to River Road
  • South on River Road to Oswego Road (go past Aurora Rd)
  • East on Oswego Road to West Street
  • South on West Street to Hillside Road
  • East on Hillside Road to Webster Street
  • Pickup here.  The Naperville Central parking lot is on the corner of Webster Street and Porter, but don’t drive north on Webster to Porter because parade participants will be exiting the route there.

Parade Theme:

“The 50th Anniversary of the NAPERVILLE PARK DISTRICT

Lunch after the Parade:

We have a lunch reservation at bd’s Mongolian Grill at 221 South Washington St.,
Naperville immediately after the parade from 11:30am-2:00pm.  It’s a 10 minute walk from the end of the parade.

We are getting a discounted rate.  It’s a create-your-own-stir-fry restaurant.  Adults get a stir fry bowl, one refill, and a soft drink for $14, tax and tip included.  If you order anything extra you will need to pay for that separately.  Kids 3-10 eat for $8 and kids under 3 eat free.

Special Instructions from the Parade Organizers:

For the SAFETY of our CHILDREN and all spectators, do not THROW anything into the crowd along the parade route.  Pre-approved items may be passed hand-to-hand only.  Keep pace, if you see gaps in front of you, please move forward safely.  You will NOT be allowed to bring extra vehicles or marchers over your approved amount.  No float may exceed 12 feet high due to power lines and bridges.  If you hold up the parade due to exceeding this limit you will be charged a service fee of $500.00, in excess of any city fines or fees.  The parade is scheduled to begin Monday, September 5th, at 10:00am, from the corner of Mill Street and 5th Avenue. The parade will proceed south on Mill Street, east on Jefferson Street, south on Main Street, then west on Porter, ending in the parking lot behind Naperville Central High School.  We ask that you do not stop marching until you are completely in the parking lot.  Cancelation of the event shall be at the discretion/direction of the Naperville Police Department, in the event of severe weather or other emergency situation.  We look forward to a safe, enjoyable and fun day!  If you have any concerns, please call the Last Fling Hotline 630-961-4143.  For emergency only, day of parade please call Paul DeKruiff on cell at 312-371-3125.

DuPage Greens for Jill Contacts:

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Table at the DuPage County Fair

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[7/26/16 – Unfortunately we were not able to get a booth at the DuPage County Fair this year, so this event has been canceled.  Thanks to the several Greens who volunteered to table.]

Help spread the word in DuPage County about our presidential candidate Dr. Jill Stein, the Illinois Green Party and our Illinois Green Party candidates.Jill2016_400x400

The DuPage County Green Party will have a booth at the DuPage County Fair Wednesday July 27th through Sunday July 31st (5 days), from 10am – 10pm each day. We will need 1 or 2 people volunteering to table at our booth for every 2 hour time slot during these 5 days.

If you can help, we will provide you a Green Party t-shirt, while supplies last. You will receive free admission to the fair. So, you can enjoy the fair after your shift, complements of the DuPage County Green Party.

Please note that we are on a waiting list for a booth.  We will know for sure if we have a booth no later than Thursday July 21st.

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We Did It! We are On the Ballot!

As of 5:00 pm CDT today it’s official. We WILL be able to vote for the Greater Good in Illinois.Jill2016_400x400

On the ballot in Illinois for the November 8th election will be:

  • Dr. Jill Stein, Green Party U.S. presidential candidate
  • William P. Kreml, Illinois Green Party U.S. Vice-Presidential candidate
  • Scott Summers, Illinois Green Party candidate for U.S. Senate
  • Tim Curtin, Illinois Green Party candidate for Illinois Comptroller

On June 27th we submitted more than 50,000 signatures of registered Illinois voters who want Green Democracy in Illinois (the required minimum is 25,000). There were five business days, until 5:00 pm today, for challenges to our ballot filing and there were none.

Let’s take this success and roll with it right into campaign 2016 in Illinois for Dr. Jill Stein, ilgp200grayGreen Party candidate for President, and our Illinois candidates!

We can’t let the momentum slow down. Please donate to help us get the word out: there is another choice in Illinois!

Nancy Wade
Illinois Ballot Access Coordinator Jill2016

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Help Get Jill Stein on the November Illinois Ballot

Jill2016_400x400We have only 3 weeks left to collect the rest of the 45,000 signatures of registered Illinois voters needed to get Green Party candidates Jill Stein for President, Scott Summer for US Senate and Tim Curtin for State Comptroller on the November Illinois ballot. The signature petitions must be delivered to the Board of Elections on June 27th.

Here’s one or more ways you can help:

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Illinois Green Party

1) Collect signatures
Go to our volunteer page. Please be sure to check “I can help collect signatures for Jill Stein”. Then go to the petitioning page to find the Team Leader nearest you, the petition, and other resources.

2) Volunteer for data entry
To survive a challenge we have to check the signatures against the voter rolls. To volunteer for data entry email me at nwade@greenpartychicago.org.

3) Be a Paid Petitioner
If you can devote ten hours or more a week to petitioning, including weekends, we are paying $1.00 a signature. Send your resume, or a description of your qualifications, to me at nwade@greenpartychicago.org.

4) Donate
Support this effort and our ongoing work to elect Green Party candidates by going to our donation page.

#Jill2016 #ItsInOurHands

Nancy Wade
Illinois Ballot Access Coordinator Jill2016
773-850-1629
nwade@greenpartychicago.org

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Sally Howland Memorial Service

Sally Howland Celebration of Life
Sunday August 28 2016
3-6 pm
DuPage Unitarian Universalist Church – Community Hall
1828 Old Naperville Road
Naperville, IL 60563

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In Memory of DuPage Green Activist Sally Howland

On May 19, 2016, a great friend and amazing activist Sally Howland of Lisle, IL, passed away.

A stalwart, joyous advocate of the rights and dignity of the oppressed, from the Palestinians to LGBTQ people, she represented what it means to be an activist.

We first met in March, 1999, outside the United Methodist Church in Downers Grove where Reverend Dell of Chicago was being tried for performing a same-sex marriage ceremony. We didn’t know it then, but we kept meeting at various functions as we found more and more common bonds.

Sally was a tireless spokesperson for LGBT rights, visiting state senators and representatives many times before marriage equality arrived in Illinois.

We marched with PFLAG in Wheaton in the 4th of July parade, and every year we got more cheers and fewer boos.

She worked diligently to make more religious institutions welcoming ones.

She was a leader in transgender issues long before it became a major social justice issue, working with schools to address issues of bullying and harassment that was being ignored by too many administrators.

She was a voice for the Palestinian people where they had no voice, showing the suffering and indignity they faced daily.

She was a Green Party member just as it was being established, giving me my first Green Party buttons.

She was active in NOW and the struggle to get the ERA passed, something that still needs to be done.

We have come a long way because of people like Sally.

She led the way; we need to continue her work.

She was the best friend one could ever have.

“Everything in this world can be robbed and stolen, except one thing; this one thing is the love that emanates from a human being towards a solid commitment to a conviction or cause.” – Ghassan Kanafani

Bob Mueller

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