We are a local grass-roots group of your DuPage county neighbors
who share progressive values.
We care about the environment, taxes, healthcare, and fairness
Join our efforts to bring better government to our county, state, and nation. Together we can make real change happen
We will be meeting at our new permanent home at the Glen Ellyn Historical Society on the 3rd Thursday of each month. It’s at 800 N. Main St. in Glen Ellyn. Join us at 7 pm on 1/16/2020 to meet Democratic candidates running in DuPage County for state and national offices.
Primary election day is 3/17/2020 and we have a historically large number of candidates to choose from. At our January meeting you will be able to see the candidates, pick up literature, signs, and even sign up to volunteer for your choice.
Refreshments will be served afterwards. Feel free to bring what you would like to eat or drink. We'll be listing those candidates who confirm as they become available.
See our Events page for the latest news and a comprehensive list of the many progressive events going on right now in Du Page county.
See our Presidents page for up-to-date links and status for all the candidates, as well as information about the next debate.
You'll want to be ready to vote in the March 17th primary. If you need to register to vote or check your status, see our Resources page for official DuPage county and Illinois web sites.
For the next election, why not volunteer to help candidates by putting a sign in your yard, talking to neighbors, meet and greet hosting, phone banking, data entry, event coordination, social media creation, or fundraising?
Want to do more?
See authentic "how to" tips and techniques videos by real people - not actors.
See our President, Congress, State, and County pages for contact information. Sign up to get email notices of IDP activities here, and be sure to to check out the Events page for all the other stuff going on.
Did you know that 30% of the 614,752 registered voters in DuPage county didn't vote in the 2016 presidential election? That more than twice that many didn't vote in the 2016 primary election? Did it matter? Ask the 14th Congressional District candidate who lost DuPage by three votes!
The stakes couldn't have be higher, so Coalition for a Better Illinois 6th (CBIL) conducted a get-out-the-vote drive. They sent out 42,000 postcards urging voters to go to the polls. We all pitched in and another 150,000 postcards went out for the general election. Click here to learn more about more CBIL projects. Getting as many people to the polls as possible was critical. This was the year that every vote counted.
DuPage voters were fed up with Donald Trump's enablers. We wanted our representatives to stand up for us, not special interests. November 6, 2018 we elected new people to our County Board, new representatives in Springfield, a new Governor, and flipped control of Congress. Let's keep the momentum going!
Your 2019 Representatives in Washington
Democrats were elected in historic numbers because your parents' Republican party is gone
Did you know that Theodore Roosevelt founded the National Park System, Richard Nixon created the EPA, Ronald Reagan legalized four million immigrants, and George Bush gave us Medicare drug coverage?
In a recent appearance at Benedictine University in Lisle, longtime Wisconsin talk show host Charlie Sykes decried how the party of "family values" had come to embrace a man like Donald Trump.
The author of How the Right Lost Its Mind was particularly scornful of politicians who abandon their principles and enable a President who seems at odds with everything the Party of Lincoln once stood for.