Race, Politics, and DuPage County

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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

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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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DuPage Greens June Meeting

In these trying times with a neo-fascist in the White House and a union buster in the state house, it’s our duty to the 99% to provide a vigorous opposition to the two party tyranny!

so …

Don’t Demoralize, Organize!

On Thursday, June 7th 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 – petitioning season is here! – several Chicago area candidates need our assistance
  • 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 May Meeting

In these trying times with a neo-fascist in the White House and a union buster in the state house, it’s our duty to the 99% to provide a vigorous opposition to the two party tyranny!

so …

Don’t Demoralize, Organize!

On Thursday, May 3rd 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 – petitioning season is here! – several Chicago area candidates need our assistance
  • 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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5th Annual DuPage Greens Great Western Trail Earth Day Clean Up

Join us for the DuPage Greens 5th Annual Great Western Trails Cleanup in celebration of Earth Day! The DuPage Greens along with the Friends of the Great Western Trails will come together to assist in the annual volunteer trail clean-up.

We will be cleaning the busy- and as a result, dirty- section of the Great Western Trail (GWT) immediately east of Swift Rd. to the bridge over I-355 in Lombard.

Parking: There is adjacent parking available on the Southeast corner of Swift Road and the Great Western Trail.

Map of where we will start

We welcome other trail users, supporters and neighbors to join us. The event will be from 9 AM to Noon, rain or shine.

Facebook Event

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

Be careful out there so you can enjoy the trails year around. Here are some basic suggestions to help make the cleanup safer.

1. We suggest that you wear gloves, long sleeve shirts and long pants to protect you from thorny bushes and/or broken glass along the trails.
2. Bring trash bags and a wagon or cart, if possible, to haul the filled trash bags out to the trail crossing where we started the cleanup.
3. Please do not leave the filled bags along the trails.
4. If you want to recycle bottles and cans you’ll have to separate them and take them to your home or local recycling bin. The local authorities and waste pickup companies do not accommodate recycling along the trails. Unless you see a recycling container do not assume it will be recycled.
5. Be careful and if you see something too big or hazardous to pick up please advise us of the approximate location like north side of trail 1/4 mile east of the closest cross street by sending an email to frndsgrtwstntrl@aol.com. With that information we can get the appropriate authorities with the appropriate equipment to safely remove the items dumped along the trails.
6. Finally, have fun, get some exercise and be sure to take lots of pics and post them to this event page!

More information about the Great Western Trails and this year’s cleanup may be found at friendsofthegreatwesterntrails.com.

Don Kirchenberg, Voluntary Chairman of the Friends of the Great Western Trails, states that, “we are very pleased to have these dedicated volunteers that are working hard for good and clean government to take the time to cleanup this important asset in our community! All are welcome to join the Greens or go to any part of a nearby trail to help clean them up.”

Thanks for your interest in the trails. We definitely need volunteers along the GWTs all year around.

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

See you there?

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