Thursday, December 15, 2011

Free 99% sticker from

I just signed up to get a free 99% sticker from Rebuild the Dream. Do you want one too? The more of us who sign up, the more we can show the 1% that our movement is only growing stronger. Follow the link below and sign up:
I just signed up to get a free 99% sticker from Rebuild the Dream. Do you want one too? The more of us who sign up, the more we can show the 1% that our movement is only growing stronger. Follow the link below and sign up:

Dan Stafford
Precinct Committeeman, York 112

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

What To Do Now

The signatures are gathered. Now what?

One of our very active Precinct representatives is using our Votebuilder tool to send holiday letters to the Dems and could-be-Dems in his precinct. If you are a Precinct Committeeman and don't yet have access to Votebuilder, or the "VAN" as it is often called, please contact us at and we will get you set up for your precinct. We can also walk you through how to use it to find the right people to contact and draw up lists and labels to do so.

By the way,
Happy Holidays to all of you!!

Amy Rohrer
Executive Director

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Congrats and Thanks To All Who Gathered Signatures

Congrats to all the candidates--from Precinct Committeemen to Congressional candidates!

Gathering signatures can be both a fulfilling and draining task but it is truly the bedrock of constituent contact. In this day of electronic-everything, showing up at someone's door to ask them a small favor in the name of Democracy is, if I dare go out on a limb here, a sacred activity. Every year, I hear someone say that they were the first political person, according to the occupant, who had ever knocked on their door. Those "first knocks" help change our political climate and our country.

Congratulations again to every one who knocked these last 3 months!

Amy Rohrer
Executive Director

Monday, December 12, 2011

News and Jobs: From the Governor's desk

For those of you interested in the goings-on in Illinois state government (or maybe you'd like to get a job or commission!), please check out the Governor's e-newsletter here

Also, if you'd like to wish the Governor Happy Birthday in person, come to the DPDC Holiday Party on Friday, Dec 16th. Click the link for tickets:

Friday, December 9, 2011

THANKS CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATES! Dec. 16, 7-10 p.m. in Carol Stream

On Dec 16th, 7-10 at the Holiday in Carol Stream, we will be celebrating the end of another great year of growth for the Democratic Party of DuPage County.

Added to our line up of events this year was a tremendously well-received Unity Reception held Nov 20. At the reception, our congressional candidates vowed to support whomever the primary winners were and they had a chance to speak about why they are Democrats.

Thanks to Leslie Coolidge, Geof Petzel, Maureen Yates and John Ruckstaetter (CD6), Raja Krishnamoorthi and Tammy Duckworth (CD8), Juan Thomas and Bill Foster (CD11) and Dennis Anderson (CD14) for being in attendance.

Our next big gathering is the Holiday Party where well celebrating the birthday of Governor Pat Quinn so please join us. Purchase tickets HERE.

See you on the 16th!

Amy Rohrer
Executive Director

8 Ways to a Better Holiday Season

I know how crazy people feel right now and the last thing you want to hear about is how productive people do what they do. Well, I skimmed a Yahoo Shine article online and thought I could condense it into something digestible that wouldn't make anyone feel like ONE MORE "should" had been piled on their plate!

Here is the Readers' Digest version of the 8 things that will help you feel more productive and, likely, more sane this season.

Whether you work from home, have a desk or are running around in your car:

1) Take breaks. The article recommends a book called "The Power of Slow" by Christine Hohlbaum.
2) Reset your mood. If the day is starting out rough, take 5 minutes to reset yourself with a small ritual or breathing technique.
3) Eat light, healthy foods at several intervals instead of a heavy lunch.
4) Have a flexible To-Do list; accept that plans get changed (even an airplane en route is off course much of the time).
5) Use technology with intent: set personal email and surfing limits.
6) Balance workload doing minor organizational tasks in small chunks in between intensive work blocks.
7) Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good.
8) Say no to whiners, complainers and distracting people (wear headphones if you have to!). As a matter of fact, when my kids wanted to whine on and on about something, that is exactly what I did while singing full volume to my favorite tune (probably can't do that in your cubicle, but the theory is sound).

Happy Productive Holidays!

Amy Rohrer
Executive Director

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Thank Dick Durbin for Co-Signing Merkley Amendment to Drawdown Sooner in Afghanistan

Please call his office to thank him.
Dick Durbin Washington (202) 224-2152
Chicago (312) 353-4952 

The Amendment could save 1000+ lives and 200 Billion Dollars.

If Senator Jeff Merkley's "expedite the drawdown from Afghanistan" amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act makes a strong showing, that could tip the Obama administration towards a faster drawdown.

Current co-sponsors of Merkley's amendment include:
Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY)
Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT)
Sen. Tom Udall (D-NM)
Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH)
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY)
*******Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL)
Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA)

Merkley's amendment (#1174) states:
1) the President should expedite the transition of security responsibility to the government of Afghanistan;
2) the President shall devise a plan for expediting the drawdown of U.S. combat troops in Afghanistan and accelerating the transfer of security authority to Afghan authorities prior to December 2014; and
3) within 90 days, the President shall transmit to Congress a plan with a timetable and completion date for the accelerated transition of all military and security operations in Afghanistan to the Government of Afghanistan.

Amy Rohrer
Executive Director

Monday, November 28, 2011

Maggie Daley: In Memoriam by Robert Peickert

Too often do we fail to recognize or acknowledge the accomplishments of people until that person leaves us. For 22 years as the First Lady of the City of Chicago, Maggie Daley devoted her time and energy to the disadvantaged, the disabled and the less fortunate. From her work with after-school programs for kids in Chicago to her recent work with those who suffer from cancer, Maggie spent those 22 years as an individual who wanted to make a difference in the lives of those who needed help.

After a day of work, Maggie didn't go home to think of her accomplishments that day, she thought about what more needed to be done. She avoided having the spotlight on herself so that it could be focused on those who needed help. We may never know the poignant details of her life as a devoted wife, mother and grandmother but that was Maggie. That's the way she wanted it.

Thanks Maggie. Our thoughts and thanks go out to the Daley family for sharing Maggie with the rest of the fortunate world!

Robert Peickert
Chairman Democratic Party of DuPage County

Monday, November 21, 2011

Save The Date; 4th Annual Holiday Event Dember 16

Plan on joining us for the 4th Annual Holiday event on December 16th. We'll celebrate Governor Quinn's birthday. Details soon!

Unity Event A Huge Success; Covered by Channel 7

Last night, Novemeber 20th, the Democratic Party of DuPage County stuffed nearly 300 people into Monty's Banquet Hall in Bensenville to celebrate Democratic Unity.

The pre-primary event was exciting and novel enough to be covered by Channel 7 News. New members of the organization who had never attended a DPDC event were enticed by the unity theme. A highlight of the evening was the opportunity to hear from the tremendous panel of candidates we have in the five congressional districts that are now part of DuPage County (IL 5, 6, 8, 11 and 14). Each of the congressional candidates had three minutes to speak about why it is important for Democrats to stand together.

Thanks to all who attended. Keep an eye on our Facebook wall for photos appearing this week.

Our next opportunity to party together? The 4th Annual Holiday event on December 16th, where we will celebrate Governor Quinn's birthday.

Amy Rohrer
Executive Director

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Where does the Occupy movement move to now?

With Occupy occupations being shut down across the country, where do the protestors move? Check out this story by NPR.

Three Reasons To Support Small Business Saturday

This Saturday, November 26, the day after Black Friday, is Small Business Saturday, a day devoted to building awareness of small and local business.

Here are three reasons to shop small this Saturday:

1. The money you spend supports small businesses, one of the greatest job creation engines in America.
2. Spending local means your money stays in the community.
3. Small businesses bring you personalized service and unique merchandise you just can't find in the Big Box stores.

This Saturday, think small, not mall.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Occupy Chicago Protestors Are Unhappy With Obama, Local Survey Says

Occupy Chicago protestors don't blame the President for the current economic situation but also don't believe he is doing all he can to fix it. This is among findings of a recent survey of Occupy Chicago protestors conducted by Benedictine University. The survey also revealed that protestors may not have a formal agenda, but do indeed have a concrete list of grievances. Read the rest as reported in the Daily Herald:

Friday, November 11, 2011

Get your check in the mail for the Unity Reception and get 20% off

Get your check in the mail today and save 20%
at the
Unity Reception
The Democratic Party of DuPage is proud to bring together ALL of our Democratic Congressional candidates in DuPage County. Negative rhetoric and hyperbolic TV commercials attempt to drive a wedge between us as the primary nears. Let's innoculate ourselves now by getting to know and respect and support one another.
Sunday, November 20, 2011

Where: Monty's Banquets
               703 York Rd Bensenville

Time:    6:30 p.m. Registration and Cash Bar
              7:30 p.m. Introductions and Guest Speakers
         8:00 p.m. Congressional Candidates
         8:30 p.m. Networking 
Cost:     $20 Appetizers and coffee will be served
(Walk-ins $25 night of the event)
 Invited guests include Senator Dick Durbin and Governor Pat Quinn 

Please send your check made out to DPDC to:
DPDC, Unity Reception
P.O. Box 185
Lombard IL 60148

**Please postmark checks by November 16th to assure smooth registration. Call 630-629-1125 if you have any questions. Thanks. We look forward to seeing a very buoyant and UNITED crowd at Monty's!

Friday Funny: Are you ready to laugh about the Occupy Movement?

If you follow Doonsebury, you know it's been dedicated to humor surrounding the Occupy Movement this week. Here's a link to today's strip:

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Have Fun, Get Social with Naperville Democrats This Thurs

The Naperville Township Democratic Organization's monthly Social Dinner will be held tomorrow, Nov. 11, at 7 p.m. at Nagoya on Route 59. Get all the scoop here.

Was the American Dream Hijacked by 40 Years of Super Rich Control?

By Tom Wendorf

I have a long-term interest in big picture trends. I believe it is impossible to evaluate short-term policy in government without understanding the tides of history. I think we all sense that somewhere, our body politic went off the rails. I had more opportunity and a better life than my parents and grandparents. I fear our children will have it much harder and much worse. I believe that fear is shared by many.

A couple of weeks ago, Dr. Jeffrey Winters from Northwestern University, spoke on his new book, American Oligarchs on WBEZ’s Worldview. You can listen to this fascinating discussion at He explains how the super rich, for their personal benefit, have controlled our politics in the last 40 years. You can also read his thesis in American Affairs at

He makes it very clear that money interests have railroaded our democracy. Most voters fail to realize their perspective is manipulated by the super rich money interests for the benefit of very few rich people. This 2012 election fight will be extraordinary. I’ve come to believe it is for the soul of America and saving the American Dream. It is the most important election of my lifetime. 

Please read and listen to what Dr. Winters has to say. I hope he motivates all of us to set aside our differences and work hard to win seats for progressive Democrats. Pass this information on. I think your neighbors are looking for answers. These are the answers to where we went wrong and how to get back on track.

Tom Wendorf is Operations Coordinator for Milton Township Democrats

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Occupy Groups Impact Municipal Governments

Occupy protests throughout the nation are having an unintended but dramatic negative impact on many municipal governments. Read what mayors from around the country, including Rahm Emanuel, have to say about balancing the right to peaceably assemble and the need for security to ensure that right.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Tony Michelassi Seeks to Retain District 5 Seat on County Board

Naperville Patch

A6a4b7282f7279ead25cb7190b0edef3 Board Member Tony Michelassi Seeks to Retain District 5 Seat
Michelassi, 26, announced his intention to run for another term at an election function on Sunday....
I thought you might be interested in this article from the Naperville Patch.
Visit for more local news, reviews, and info.
If you're not a member of Patch yet, sign up now!
Home | News | Events | Places | Q&A | Volunteer
Copyright © 2011 Patch. All Rights Reserved.

FW: Help Our President get on the Ballot! This weekend Nov 5 and 6.

Email Header

Celebrate one year to election day by

helping to get
President Obama
on the ballot in Illinois!

We need to collect lots of signatures from registered voters in Illinois to make sure that Barack's name gets on the ballot, so we will be going door-to-door to collect signatures from Democratic voters.
You can play an important role in this process!

You will be fully trained on how to go about this process, and given all the materials that you will need. This is a perfect opportunity for first-time volunteers to get involved and help re-elect President Obama in 2012, working on an incredibly important part of the democratic process. Please dress comfortably, and feel free to bring a friend to help you!

Email Sean Schindl at  
with questions.

Nov 5th

Saturday in Darien, shifts starting at 9 am and 12 pm: 

Saturday in Lisle, shifts starting at 9 am and 12 pm:

Saturday in Lombard, shifts starting at 9 am and 12 pm:

Nov 6th

Sunday in Downers Grove, shifts starting at 12 pm and 3 pm:

Sunday in Lisle, shifts starting at 12 pm and 3 pm:

Sunday in Lombard, shifts starting at 12 pm and 3 pm:

Paid for by the Democratic Party of DuPage County.
A copy of our report(s) filed with the Illinois State Board of Elections and DuPage County Clerk is available (or will be) for purchase from the DuPage County Clerk's office, 421 N. County Farm Road, Wheaton, IL 60187.

GI Bill, School Lunches, Moon Mission and other cool things brought to you by Democrats

I hope you've had a chance to whip a few of the "Brought to You by the Democratic Party" goodies I brought you last week on someone at a fall cocktail party or during a chilly soccer game. Here is the rest of the list that I have but I certainly do welcome any additions that any blog reader wishes to append!

GI Bill
School Lunches
Marshall Plan
Peace Corps
Ist Manned Moon Mission
Civil Rights Act
Head Start
Guaranteed Student Loan Program (hit 'em with that one)
Family and Medical Leave Act
Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act

That should keep you going for a while!

Amy Rohrer
Executive Director

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

You Can Keep DuPage Non-Profits Healthy. Here's How.

Dear Friends,
Are you aware of the distressed state of not-for-profit service agencies in DuPage? I volunteer at several of these agencies; I can tell you it is getting really tough.

The DuPage Board strategy shifts the burden of service and cost to the non-profit community. The County gets to keep financial reserves high and excellent personal pay and pensions by cutting financial support to non-profits with no need to share the pain.

The Naperville Sun (link below) reported on increased demand and reduced resources for health services for our neediest friends and neighbors.  If we let Republicans win the Presidency, the Congress, and state and local offices, their recovery plan is to reduce funding for the least of those among us and protect the wealthy and corporations. Government is supposed to work for the common good. Their strategy doesn’t.

We need to insure Democrats win the 2012 elections, or DuPage could look like a third world country. We must fight for the progressive values we share.  The DuPage lifestyle that brought us here will become a memory if we do nothing. Be more active in the coming year.  Ask others to help. Invite them to Democrat meetings. Get involved in local races and volunteer to make phone calls and pass out literature. Be an advocate for the candidates you support.  Look for places to help.  Don’t wait for a phone call.  Our children’s future depends on it.

Thank you for your willingness to serve.

Tom Wendorf

Monday, October 31, 2011

Poll shows four Illinois GOP congressmen in re-election trouble

From Greg Hinz On Politics. Note our own Judy Biggert is one of the four.

Poll shows four Illinois GOP congressmen in re-election trouble
October 27, 2011

Take it with a pound of salt, or maybe two. But a new poll commissioned by Washington Democrats shows four incumbent Republican congressmen from Illinois in some political trouble.

The poll sponsored by the House Majority PAC found that only 42% of those surveyed in the north suburban 10th District want to re-elect Winnetka's Robert Dold, and 50% want a change. Just 35% have a favorable opinion of Republicans in Congress.

The numbers are similar with U.S. Rep. Judy Biggert, R-Hinsdale: 52% want a new congressman. But the figures are south of there for Reps. Tim Johnson of Sidney, who gets a 33% re-elect, and Bobby Schilling of Moline, at 39%.

The survey of roughly 600 voters in each of the districts was conducted by Public Policy Polling. The firm generally works for Democrats and left-of-center groups. But it also has a reputation of calling it the way it sees it, for instance recently reporting that embattled Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a Republican, has significantly boosted his odds of surviving any recall move.

Perhaps more significant, this poll comes after a series of others by other organizations that show Democrats have taken a small lead over Republicans nationally on a generic "who should run Congress?" survey.

Amy Rohrer
Executive Director

Friday, October 28, 2011

A Little Levity: Jim Hightower on Rick Perry's Million Texas Jobs

"You could go out here to where I am in Austin, Texas, to any restaurant or cafe or bar and say to a waitress, did you know Rick Perry's created a million jobs in Texas? And she'll say, yes, I know, I have three of them."' -- Jim Hightower, former Texas Agriculture Commissioner (and one of five liberals left in the Lone Star State)

Like Overtime Pay, Minimum Wage, Women's Vote? Thank Democrats

So today we're being told that Obama's healthcare plan is losing support. Well, let's remember, at least HE HAD ONE. As a matter of fact, many, if not most, of the ideas that have made our country great came from the Democratic side of the aisle, even if not as whole cloth at first.

Let's commit a short list of these to memory for the next time someone starts being snide about politics and Democrats in particular. Maybe they have even benefited from one or two of these programs:

• Women's Suffrage Amendment
• Securities and Exchange Act
• Social Security Act
• Unemployment compensation
• Rural Electrification Act
• Federal Home Loan Program
• Minimum Wage
• Overtime
That's a mouthful. Watch for Part 2 of this list next week.

Amy Rohrer
Executive Director

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Meet Carole Cheney This Sunday In Aurora

Carole Cheney, Democratic candidate for State Representative in the District 84, invites all to join her and fellow supporters for Coffee and Canvassing on Sunday, October 30th at 1 pm at Panera Bread (740 North Route 59, Aurora, IL). Note: there is no Bears game that day, so no excuse not to support Carole.

After coffee, Cheney notes, "we'll knock on doors to collect signatures for me to get on the ballot so that I can serve you as the State Representative for District 84. Together, we can help stop the waste and mismanagement in Springfield."

Visit Cheney's website for more information.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Register Now for Democratic Party of DuPage County Unity Reception

As we discovered in 2008 when we elected Barack Obama by double digits in DuPage (the formerly bloody red heart of America), our strength is in our unity. As we watch the Republicans claw at each other for the dubious position of running against the President, we see how unproductive, nay DESTRUCTIVE, that kind of carping is to the fabric of the party. While I am happy to have them continue that kind of behavior ad infinitum, we know a better way.

On Sunday, Nov 20th, Democrats in DuPage will show that, with civility, we can contend for the rights to run for office even among our Democratic peers. Yes, there may be a contrast of ideas from which voters can choose, but negative swiping just produces a disenfranchised, disgusted mass of non-voters.

Please support our Nov 20th Unity reception at Monty's Banquets in Bensenville. Capacity is limited to 200 people so please send your check for $20 to DPDC. Your money only covers costs of the event. This is a party, not a fundraiser!

DPDC Unity Reception
P.O. Box 185
Lombard IL 60148

Charges at the door will be higher, if there is even any seating left. Read on for more details:

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Where: Monty's Banquets
               703 York Rd Bensenville

Time:    6:30 p.m. Registration and Cash Bar
              7:30 p.m. Introductions and Guest Speakers
         8:00 p.m. Congressional Candidates
         8:30 p.m. Networking 
Cost:     $20 Appetizers and coffee will be served.

Invited Guests 

Senator Dick Durbin
Governor Pat Quinn
Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky
Congressman Danny Davis
Congressman Luis Guitierrez
Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr
Congressman Jerry Costello
Congressman Daniel Lipinski
Congressman Bobby Rush

Congressional  Candidates 

Congressman Mike Quigley
Bill Foster
Juan Thomas
Raja Krishnamoorthi
Tammy Duckworth
Frank McClatchey
Dennis Anderson
Geoffrey Petzel
Maureen Yates
Leslie Coolidge

Please send your check made out to DPDC to:
DPDC, Unity Reception
P.O. Box 185
Lombard IL 60148

Please postmark checks by November 15th to assure smooth registration. Call 630-629-1125 if you have any questions. Thanks. We look forward to seeing a very buoyant and UNITED crowd at Monty's!

Amy Rohrer
Executive Director

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

What does 99% mean to you?

We're getting lots of solicitations to support a range of progressive causes tied to, sometimes rather loosely, the Occupy movement. A recent one asked this writer to "stand with the 99%" by signing the petition, but didn't detail what standing with the 99% really means. So, what does standing with the 99% mean to you?

DPDC Blog Editor

Friday, October 21, 2011

High-Speed Rail Public Meetings Set for Next Week

Illinois Department of Transportation has set public meetings on high-speed rail between St. Louis and Chicago. All meetings are from 4 to 7 p.m. (come and go).

* Springfield: Monday; Prairie Capital Convention Center, 1 Convention Center Plaza

* Joliet: Tuesday, Oct. 25; Jacob Henry Mansion, Victorian Ballroom, 15 S. Richards St.

* Bloomington:  Thursday, Oct. 27: Double Tree Hotel, 10 Brickyard Drive

* Carlinville: Wednesday, Nov. 2; Blackburn College, Woodson Center, 700 College Ave.

* Alton:  Thursday, Nov. 3; Holiday Inn Ballroom, 3800 Homer Adams Parkway

For more information, go here.

The public meetings regard drafting of an environmental impact statement for the Chicago - St. Louis corridor. This environmental impact statement deals with double tracking the Union Pacific Railroad south of Joliet and making other improvements north of Joliet to reduce transit times.  The goal for this project is a four hour trip time, with 9 daily round-trips.  The planning for 220-mph trains, which will result in a 2 hour trip, is being handled separately.

It is very important that we show our support for the State's high-speed rail program. Please consider attending one of the meetings listed above. There will be an opportunity at the meetings for you to make a statement expressing your support.

Biggert Mailing Twists Facts about Obama Medicare Plan

Judy Biggert's recent mailing claiming the administration's plan will "balance the budget on the backs of seniors" is, not surprisingly, based on distortions. Biggert's mailing is based on projections made by the conservative American Action Network. The assumptions have been disputed by many organizations, as reported August 4 by

Congresswoman Biggert encourages constituents to call her. So, do it! Call her and tell her to stop relying on dubious reports from organizations with an axe to grind. Tell her to stop twisting the truth. Here's her number: 1-866-644-5729. 

Occupy Naperville Holding Protest Saturday, October 22. That's tomorrow!

Have you been looking for a very local Occupy event? Occupy Naperville will be holding a protest march from Washington Street and Ogden Avenue south to Jefferson Avenue and Main Street. The gathering begins at 10 a.m. Check out the full story at Naperville Patch.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Will You Make A Difference? You Can This Saturday

This Saturday, Giving DuPage, Whole Foods Market and the Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce are joining forces to help make a difference for a number of local non-profit organizations. Bring your donations to the Naperville Whole Foods at 75th and Route 59 beginning at 9 am. Members of the Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce will be loading the donations onto trucks. Everything from food to power tools is needed, so there's bound to be something you can donate. Read all about it at Naperville Patch.

Democrats United Reception Confirmed for Sunday, November 20

Our Democrats United Reception has been confirmed for Sunday November 20, 7:00 p.m at Monty's Banquets in Bensenville. Registration starts at 6:30 p.m.

Confirmed congressional candidates attending, thus far, are: 8th - Raja Krishnamoorthi & Tammy Duckworth; 11th - Bill Foster & Juan Thomas; 14th - Frank McClatchey & Dennis Anderson. Geoffrey Petzel is attending as a candidate from the 6th district.  We also expect Congressman Mike Quigley (5th) to be there. Other invited guests include Senator Durbin, Governor Quinn, Lt. Gov. Simon, Atty General Lisa Madigan, Sect of State Jess White, Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky, Congressmen Danny Davis, Luis Gutierrez, Daniel Lipinski, Bobby Rush, Jerry Costello, & Jesse Jackson Jr.

Tickets are $20 & include an appetizer buffet and coffee. We expect tickets to sell fast and capacity will be limited  so please send your check in today. Make it out to DPDC and send to our office:
P.O. Box 185
Lombard 60148

Call us at 630-629-1125 if you have any questions and your message will be returned.
Formerly "Red" DuPage will play a pivotal leadership role in framing 2012 races. You do not want to miss this event.

Bob Peickert

DPDC Debuts Campaign Strategy Committee

This is a frenzied time of year when everyone is running around getting signatures for as many candidates as they can. For that fall energy, we offer our great appreciation!

Nonetheless, in reality, the Democratic Party of DuPage County must husband their resources as wisely as possible, putting the most resources toward the races most likely to be "contenders," as Marlon Brando would say. That is why, for the first time, we have a Campaign Strategy Committee, headed by Greg Hose.

Of course, everyone has an opinion about whom they would like to see win--or be defeated--but not every race is equal regardless of how deep the feelings run in favor of or against a particular candidate. If you have an idea or concern about the candidate(s) in a particular race, give us a call and we will get you in touch with the CSC. In the meantime, thank you for all you are doing to get Dem candidates on the ballot and if you know anyone who would still like to run, there are nearly two months left to gather necessary signatures, so have them contact us as well.

Happy Petitioning,
Amy Rohrer
Executive Director

Rich Miller of Capitol Fax weighs in on Axlerod and the 8th Congressional race

On Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011, Miller wrote about a fundraising letter signed by David Axelrod. Here, in part, is what he wrote:

"There’s no doubt that Tammy Duckworth is a war hero who has given a lot for her country. I, for one, am in awe of her service and her toughness. But this fundraising e-mail from David Axelrod kinda rubs me the wrong way. Emphasis is in the original
Like you, I can’t wait to see Tammy Duckworth walk down the aisle on those titanium legs and stand in the well of the U.S. House, a woman with a spine of steel who has always done her duty, exhorting the Republicans in Congress to do theirs.

That’s a bit much, if you ask me, but nobody did."

Check out Miller's Sept. 28 post here.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Student Loan Forgiveness Day is tomorrow

Just a friendly reminder that tomorrow, Saturday October 15th, is the Forgive Student Loan Debt National Day of Action where I'm asking anyone and everyone concerned with the issue of exorbitant student loan debt to join up with their local Occupy protests happening all across the country and to make your voices heard!

To find your local Occupy protests, please click here:


Robert Appelbaum

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Join Occupy Protests For Forgiving Student Loan Debt

Hundreds of "Occupy" events are happening across the country this Saturday, October 15th.  One of the number one complaints amongst the various protesters has been overwhelming, economically-crushing, student loan debt.  This is a moment in history for all of us to make our voices heard and to draw even greater attention to the ever-growing crisis of student loan debt.

Show solidarity with the protesters by attending an "Occupy" event near you this Saturday, October 15th, and to do something visual and creative regarding your own student loan debt burden.

Click here to find an event near you:

And click here for more information about the economic benefits of forgiving student loan debt.

Robert Applebaum
(the above is based on a letter received from

New "Occupy" Group Forms in Aurora

A new group, Occupy Together, is forming in and for Aurora.

Information can be found here:

All the best, if you work and vote for it,

Dan Stafford

DuPage Chairman Cronin Insinuates Election Commission Problematic

A "miscommunication” is being blamed for the DuPage Election Commission missing a deadline to submit information to the county about the way it operates. County Board Chairman Dan Cronin gave two dozen independent boards and commissions that he appoints until Friday, September 30 to submit copies of their budgets, ethics policies, personnel policies, bylaws and other documents. On Monday morning, October 3, Cronin issued a statement expressing his displeasure over the fact that the election commission and the North Westmont Fire Protection District both missed the deadline.

“We've asked for very basic information that should be readily available to anyone,” Cronin said. “Their failure to comply — or even respond to the request — raises more questions than it answers.” But by the afternoon, the election commission's Executive Director Bob Saar said the reason the information wasn't sent was a “miscommunication” with his staff before he went out of town. “They thought I wanted to review it,” Saar said. “I told them that I didn't. They will have it in to the chairman by the end of the day.” Saar said the election commission welcomes the review by Cronin, which was prompted by financial scandals involving the DuPage Housing Authority and the DuPage Water Commission.”

Read the article in the Daily Herald for more.

Amy Rohrer
Executive Director,

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Naperville Township Democrats Social Meeting this Thursday Evening

The Naperville Township Democratic Organization (NTDO) invites you to join them for their monthly Social Dinner. This month's meeting is at 7 p.m., Thursday, October 13 (that's tomorrow!) at Naf Naf Grill, 1739 Freedom Drive in Naperville. NTDO serves the people of Aurora, Naperville, Eola and Warrenville. Get complete details at the NTDO blog

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Chicago "Occupy" Group at Forefront in Issuing Demands

While Occupy Wall Street has gotten a lot of publicity, it has been criticized for being slim on demands. Chicago's spinoff organization, appropriately named "Occupy Chicago," is among the first of the "Occupy" groups to produce a list of demands. Repealing the Bush Tax cuts and "prosecuting Wall Street criminals" are among the demands the group has adopted. Read all about it here in the Online WSJ.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Free tonight? Get Free Pizza and watch Da Bears with Da Young Dems

Monday, October 10, 6-9pm
Anyway's Chicago Grill Bar
5 E Roosevelt Rd, Oak Brook Terrace

Join us for an informative and entertaining night with the DuPage Young Democrats! We will start at 6pm with a short general meeting followed by a 1hr candidate forum! That would be the end of the night for most Democratic organizations, but it's still early for the Young Dems so we plan to stay and watch the Bears beat up on the Detroit Lions!

Free light pizza and pop is included! Please RSVP early as we are limited to 40 people. For more details:

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Redistricting maps for all to see!

Have you been wondering if your state representative has changed since Illinois redrew the district maps last spring?  Are you tired of trying to navigate the GIS map of the new district maps on the Illinois House Democrat webpage?  Well those days are over!  Now you can look up your address easily and conveniently on a new interactive map that shows the new State House, State Senate, and US Congressional districts.  Find out if anything has changed about your district, what communities are included in it and be more informed about who you'll see on your ballot next election season.

Keep in mind, there are still 3 lawsuits pending currently about these new maps.  So you'll have to stay tuned to make sure nothing changes.  But for now, this is your new district! Learn it! Love it!

Here's an article in the State-Journal Register about the new interactive map. And here's a direct link to the map itself.

Brenna Conway
Assoc. Executive Director

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Want straight talk on Social Security? Get answers from Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders live this Thursday

Well, talk doesn't get ANY straighter than this. I know because I have asked Senator Sanders in person about some of the rumors and misinformation going around.

Please join me for Democracy for America Live on Thursday, October 6, at 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Hear Senator Sanders, perhaps the only truly independent voice in the Congress, speak the truth about the issues surrounding Social Security.

Arm yourself with answers for fall cocktail parties and bonfires. Be prepared to gently re-inform those you meet at the doors when getting petitions.

Register here for this important event. Just provide DFA with the best number to reach you and they'll call you on Thursday night to join the conference call with Sen. Sanders. Couldn't be easier to get the straight scoop.

Join us! Protecting the middle class is what we do! (pssst....that's you!)

Amy Rohrer
Executive Director

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Jim Hightower, America's #1 Political Populist in Chicago!

During the heart of the petition drive, we could all use a little rallying cry and our friends in the 10th district are providing just that. Come hear Jim Hightower (free--though I am sure a small user fee would be appreciated)THIS SUNDAY Oct 9th from 2-4 in Northbrook. Click here to sign up for the event and here to read more about Jim Hightower's latest thoughts on most everything liberal!

Amy Rohrer
Executive Director

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

DuPage Dems Attend Indo-American Democratic Organization Dinner

Sunday September 25th, members of the DPDC including the Chair, Bob Peickert, and the Executive Director, Amy Rohrer, attended the 32nd Annual Indo-American Democratic Organization Dinner at the North Shore Holiday Inn in Skokie.

This is the second year we have attended to honor the growing community of Indian and Pakistani Americans who have heard and heeded the Democratic message in DuPage and Chicago. We have an Indian-American candidate, Raja Krishnamoorthi, in the 8th Congressional District, which now falls largely in DuPage County and is a sure winner in the fall because the Republican opponent is an unknown entity. The district’s incumbent, Joe Walsh, has chosen to run in another district and has a Republican challenger there.

Please watch for more news and photos of this wonderful event in the e-blast at the end of the week.

Amy Rohrer
Executive Director
Democratic Party of DuPage

Friday, September 23, 2011

Postal workers band together across multiple unions to save the US Postal Service

Rallies are being held in every congressional district nationwide to save the postal service from draconian cuts without new taxes or layoffs.

See this important story here:

Dan Stafford

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Naperville Democrats' Vice Chair Enters Primary for New 84th District

Carol Cheney, vice chair of the Naperville Democrats has entered the race for the 84th District. The newly created district includes portions of Naperville and Aurora. There is no incumbent. Read the entire story at

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Hinsdale Central Students Help out DuPage Democrats!

Five students from the Advanced Placement Government class at Hinsdale Central High School have joined the DuPage Democrats this fall to complete a class assignment about political activity.  The students are required to spend 8 hours working with a political party to learn about the process and about government at all levels.  They'll be working to help us with some research for the upcoming county board races.  We're in the office every Wednesday night from 7pm-8:30.  Stop by and say hello!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Why A Heterosexual Married North Carolinian Cares about Gay Marriage

This is a great read in response to North Carolina's recent vote to put a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage on the ballot. Be sure to scroll down to the bottom of the post (not the comments) to see the graphic that accompanies it.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Get it off your chest!

Got something stuck in your craw about the way things are going politically, economically, locally, nationally? We'd love to hear what you have to say. Become a guest blogger to DPDC.

Drop us a line about what you'd like to write and we'll talking (well, probably email, actually) about a guest blog spot on the DPDC blog. Email Editor Janice Lindegard at

Truthout: Conservative War On Workers Continues With Gutting Of Labor Board...

Conservatives in the U.S. House are trying to re-write labor laws right in the middle of on-going disputes. Read the news here:

All the best, if you work and vote for it,

Dan Stafford
PC - York 112th Precinct

Friday, September 16, 2011

Mr. Postman! Deliver this letter to Rick Perry!

By Walt Zlotow

Dear Gov. Perry,

I have been contributing a small portion of my earnings into Social Security since 1961. Even then, this 16-year-old understood Social Security was a savior to millions of Americans since 1935, when working people literally died from being destitute in a heartless society ravaged by the Great Depression. I realized that while I may not be that needy fifty years down the road, it was comforting to know that it would be there for me, my family, friends; indeed, all my follow workers.

After 50 years of contributing, I began receiving a monthly Social Security check that I know is secure until at least 2037, and on to forever with just a modest effort by wise leaders. It is tragic that you choose not to possess the wisdom to qualify as one of those potential leaders.

Governor, even though Uncle Sam is keeping score on how much I've contributed, I am not. If I drop dead tomorrow, recovering barely a pittance of what I've contributed, it concerns me not the least. My excess contributions will go toward benefiting all workers by keeping the system solvent. That is called protecting The Commons, a concept you apparently have been unable to grasp in all your 61 years.

You may double down on your ludicrous charge that Social Security is a Ponzi scheme all you want. It clearly demonstrates that while your last name is not Ponzi, your Presidential candidacy is merely a scheme . . .designed to take from the needy to further enrich the already rich.

Walt Zlotow of Glen Ellyn is the Precinct Coordinator for the Milton Township Democrats and a long time burr in Rep Peter Roskam's saddle. He can be reached at 630-858-3419.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

An Eye-Opening Look at Post 9/11 Security

Susan N Herman, president of the ACLU, explains through a series of gripping episodes the story of ordinary Americans losing basic constitutional liberties in the post-9/11 world through blacklists, watchlists, uncontrolled surveillance and supersized criminal laws.

Taking Liberties: the War on Terror and the Erosion of Democracy
Susan N Herman

Just now available at
Amy Rohrer
Executive Director,

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky's husband, Bob Creamer, strategist and author, weighs in on Obama's JOBS speech

President Obama's speech to Congress reset the political battle lines and put Progressives back on the offensive.

The speech included provisions that Republicans in Congress may actually agree to pass -- like continuing the payroll tax holiday that if allowed to lapse would affect the paychecks of virtually every American worker. But it also made the case for bold initiatives to rebuild America's infrastructure and directly create jobs through a teacher corps and youth jobs program. These bolder proposals are critically necessary to jump start the economy, and Obama is betting -- correctly -- that if they fail to support them, Republicans will pay a political price next year.

What was needed was a package of proposals that were bold, projected urgency, and will create jobs now. The president delivered.

Click here to read more.

Robert Creamer is a long-time political organizer and strategist, and author of the book: Stand Up Straight: How Progressives Can Win, available on He is a partner in Democracy Partners. Follow him on Twitter @rbcreamer.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

I'm The Same Me I've Always Been; An American Muslim On 9/11 Legacy

By Aliya Husain

No doubt September 11 changed the attitudes and lives of most Americans, but for me—and many like me—it was a change unlike that of the common American. On September 11, 2001, I learned what it means to feel truly sick to my stomach. My insides felt as if they were being wrung dry and the acids in my belly were ready to spill over and out of my mouth. I can pinpoint when that gut-wrenching sensation occurred within me; it was exactly when I realized the first tower fell.

As my nausea began to overwhelm me, I felt an intense throbbing in my heart and the sensation of brain combustion at the next thought that crept into my head. “Please, God, please,” I thought. “Let this not be an act brought on by Muslims.”

Why, you wonder, did I think that, of all things, at that moment of indelible historical significance? Because I am an American Muslim—one whose life has changed since 9/11/01.

Since that day, I am no longer considered all the things I always was and, in my heart, always will be. The majority of Americans no longer see me for who I truly am. I can no longer be seen as patriotic, or trustworthy, or even normal. My actions and intentions are scrutinized and questioned. My modest dress is now a statement of defiance against America or a symbol of suppression when, in fact, it is neither. It’s the same me I have always been.

I can no longer attend an Independence Day parade without being the target of vile stares and snide remarks, when all I want to do is celebrate the birthday of my homeland. It’s the same me I have always been.

I can’t go shopping with my daughter at the local mall without having at least one person shake their head in disgust upon seeing us . . .but it’s the same me I have always been.

I feel the pain and anger that most do about what took place on 9/11, in fact maybe more than most. After all, I was born in NY—and those two towers were representative of my native land. The symbols of my birthplace no longer exist. The thousands of people who lost their lives that day were my people. They were my fellow New Yorkers, my fellow Americans, and my fellow brothers and sisters in humanity.

I feel a deep connection to the intense loss of the people of NYC yet few can understand that. I feel not just anger towards the murderers of 9/11 but I also feel resentment. Not only did they kill so many innocent people, they have put me and thousands of other America Muslims in a hellish place where we are always fighting to prove ourselves and our love for our country. My children, who are third generation Americans, are going to be viewed through a different lens because of those heinous acts.

We, the American Muslims, are struggling. Struggling to live our lives in a normal manner in a most abnormal situation. Striving to be Americans, yet being viewed as un-American or, worse yet, anti-American. Yet, there is nothing further from the truth. It’s me—the same me I have always been—a proud American Muslim.

Aliya Husain is a writer and educator. She lives in Lisle with her husband and their three children. Her novel, "Neither This Nor That," of a young girl growing up American Muslim, is available through

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Join Active Transporation Alliance; Get a chance to win a $100 Gift Card

Dear DuPage Democrats,

In addition to my role here with DuPage Democrats, I also work with Active Transportation Alliance to improve transit in our region. I can tell you the DuPage is very important to this new rider group and to advancing transit in our region. It is our legislators from here in the suburbs that hold significant power in determining how transit funding is determined. Our local elected officials also have the choice to make transit a priority.

Please take a minute to join this group. Help us by telling our elected officials that transit is important to our region.

Brenna Conway
Associate Executive Director

Active Trans launches new Riders for Better Transit initiative
Do you ride transit? Would you ride transit?
Active Transportation Alliance is kicking off a new project called Riders for Better Transit to represent the needs of Chicagoland transit riders like you. How would you like to see transit in our region improved? Help Riders for Better Transit achieve transit reforms that matter to riders by telling us what issues are most important to you.

Take the survey at by September 30th and be entered into a raffle to receive a $100 gift card!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Be The Oracle

by Janice Lindegard

Maybe it’s because I’m a teacher, but I just can’t let ignorance go unchecked. Recently, a rant about the Pledge of Allegiance has been making the Facebook rounds, claiming that children are not allowed to say the Pledge. Well, that is just not true. In fact, most of the court cases that involve the Pledge were brought to protect a child’s right NOT to say it.

I hear “nearly half of Americans didn’t pay income tax.” That’s because many of those people don’t have enough money to tax. Others, mostly middle class families (defined as a family of four living on $50,000) used their legal deductions, available to everyone, and tax credits available to the unemployed, to lower their liability. They still paid into Medicare and Social Security.

One of my favorites is “Medicare is free.” Do these people look at their pay stubs? My husband paid into Medicare for nearly 50 years, but our insurance bill increased when he went on Medicare this year. How is that free?

Frequently when I counter ignorance with fact, I hear, “Well, you know more about it than I do.” Good. Then, they start turning to me for my take on the issues. Better. Often, they change their minds. Best.

Too many Americans are too uninformed about the issues. Get informed. Speak up. Be your community’s oracle.

Janice Lindegard is a writer and educator living in Naperville and the editor of this blog.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

DPDC Supports Senator Bernie Sanders Re-election; Tickets On Sale Now for September 17 Fundraiser

DPDC Chair Bob Peickert was asked by Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders’ campaign to serve on the Host Committee for a fundraiser for Senator Sanders to be held Saturday, September 17 in Evanston.

Senator Sanders was elected as an Independent in 2006 but caucuses with the Democratic Party. Mr. Sanders received the endorsement of Senator Chuck Schumer, Chair of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee. He was also endorsed by Senator Harry Reid, Governor Howard Dean and then-Senator Barack Obama, who campaigned for him in Vermont.

Senator Sanders is a frequent guest on WCPT and on MSNBC. He is an outspoken supporter of single-payer health care, Social Security and Medicare and is a strong voice for the working class. In December of 2010, he gave an 8 1/2 hour speech in opposition to the extension of the Bush Tax Cuts for the wealthy.

We hope to have Senator Sanders as our keynote speaker at our February Gala, and we hope to send him a message by having a good showing at his fundraiser. Several of us will be attending on behalf of the Democratic Party of DuPage County. Everyone is asked to purchase his own ticket. The DPDC will not be funding this event. If you are interested, tickets are $250, $500 or $1,000. Please contact Chairman Peickert if you would like to attend at 630-421-2405.

Amy Rohrer

Executive Director,

Democratic Party of DuPage

Monday, September 5, 2011

What does MLK have to do with Labor Day?

The MLK Memorial celebration scheduled for the weekend of August 27-28 was canceled due to Hurricane Irene sweeping through the DC area.

On thinking of Dr. King, it occurred to me that his last effort prior to his death, and the reason he was in Memphis, was to support workers and the unions. He was to give a speech to workers the evening he was assassinated in 1968.

Dr. King was the second hero of social justice to fall after President Kennedy, and two months later in June, Robert Kennedy. Living through that time and remembering now is extremely painful.

Our heroes have fallen and we believe there are no new heroes on the horizon. However, think of the senators in Wisconsin who would not give up the fight for their rights and for the rights of others. They are heroes. They sparked a fire within the people of Wisconsin to fight for what they believe in for the common worker.

We are the new heroes. We must speak out and be heard for social justice and economic justice. We cannot sit by and not take action when we know the soul of the country is at stake. Even the smallest action can be meaningful. Those of us who go about our business every day think we cannot make a difference against those most powerful, but witness those whose lives are spent caring for others and are the true heroes of the day. You know them, they are in your lives, and they are and can be you.

Cathy Sewell

First Vice-Chair

Democratic Party of DuPage County

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

World Series Comes to Western Suburbs! Chicago Metropolitan Sports Association hosts 35th Annual Gay Softball World Series

This week, the 35th North American Gay Amateur Athletic Alliance (NAGAAA) Gay Softball World Series, the world's largest GLBT athletic event, is being played right here in the western suburbs. Many of the games will be played in Elmhurst and a few in Schaumburg. You can get all the details here.

The suburbs provide an excellent venue for the games, as noted in the Daily Herald, which reported, “There just are not enough quality fields in the city of Chicago to handle the (size of this) tournament and that would meet (NAGAAA) requirements.”

Created in 1977, NAGAAA is a nonprofit international sports organization comprised of men and women dedicated to promoting organized softball competition for the gay and lesbian community. Currently, more than 680 teams in 37 leagues across North America make up the 10,000+ members of NAGAAA. Teams representing these leagues participate in the NAGAAA Gay Softball World Series (GSWS), hosted each year in a different member city.

This is a great event for DuPage County. It's nice to see DuPage recognized for its parks and fields. I'm also very excited to give a warm welcome to our LGBT World Series competitors. We hope you find our community inviting and we'll be cheering you on!

Read the Daily Herald article here:

Brenna Conway
Associate Executive Director
Democratic Party of DuPage County

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Save The Date: DuPage Young Democrats Monthly Meeting and GOP Debate Watch Party, September 12

Join the DuPage County Young Democrats Monday, September 12th at 6:00 p.m. for our monthly meeting. After the meeting hang with us for a social hour and watch the CNN Republican Presidential Candidate Debate (otherwise known as comedy hour!) which will be aired live from Tampa, Florida.

The meeting will begin promptly at 6:00 p.m. followed by the debate/social. Refreshments and snacks will be on hand. Can't make the meeting? That's okay, you can still come out at 7:00 p.m. just for comedy hour. Congressman Quigley or Foster will be speaking at next month's meeting so mark your calender now!

The road to victory in 2012 begins now and it starts with you! Hope to see you all there!

Brian M. LaVaque
Vice Chairman
DuPage Young Democrats

Brian LaVaque is a new addition to the DuPage County Democrats. Brian worked in activism since his college years at Concordia University, where he established the university’s environmental awareness campaign. He has volunteered for State Senator Don Harmon (39th District) and the Democratic Park of Oak Park. He mostly recently finished a term as Suburban Vice Chair for the Cook County Young Democrats. He resides in Lombard.

Monday, August 29, 2011

What the H is GOTV?

I want to let you in on a little something . . . every Secret Squirrel spy organization needs a special secret language so everyone knows who's in, right? Well, I want you in on Dem Speak, so I thought I'd do a little decoding before we head into the froth of the upcoming election wave. (Secret handshake instructions in an upcoming blog, so keep your eyes . . . er . . . palms peeled.)

VAN (Voter Activation Network) or VOTE-BUILDER: This is the data system we use to track and contact voters. It is a magnificent tool provided by the ILDCCA and the DNC to avoid re-inventing the wheel every election cycle which makes it easier to build electoral momentum.

ILDCCA (Illinois Democratic County Chairmens Association): This is our big brother, headquartered out of Springfield, and the group that sponsors the yearly brunch we attend prior to the State Fair. We appreciate all the tools they provide.

DNC: Inventor of the VAN, the Democratic National Committee (DNC) has recently joined their database with NGP (I don't even remember what that means!) to really boost its outreach power. The merger added better campaign functions as well as consumer data and other predictors of voter leanings. This is especially helpful in uncovering likely Dem non-primary voters. Here is a good explanation of the merger and its value to us and the party.

Last, but not least . . .

GOTV: Get Out The Vote. More on ways you can help us do just that on is on its way!

If you have any Secret Squirrel acronym or code word you have been wondering about, write to me! (Your identity, of course, will remain confidential!)

Amy Rohrer

Executive Director

Democratic Party of DuPage

Friday, August 26, 2011

Give Your Favorite Cause A Boost

Do you volunteer your time for a worthy cause? (In addition to the DPDC, of course.) Many of us spend valuable free time helping organizations like PADS, Giving DuPage, Habitat for Humanity, Humanitarian Service Project, Peoples Resource Center and others.

Think about the organizations that matter to you and let us know who they are. We’re planning a number of activities with the groups I mention and we’re excited to know more about the ones you support. So, let us know who they are

By growing relationships with these organizations we can get the word out that DuPage Democrats care about the community so don't forget to wear a DPDC t-shirt whenever you volunteer.

You can contact me at

Brenna Conway
Associate Executive Director

Democratic Party of DuPage County