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Latest News:

Impeachment Hearings:

We have already heard riveting testimony from officials alleging that President Trump pressured Ukraine to investigate Democratic candidate Joe Biden and his son Hunter by withholding critical military aid. Is coercing a foreign government to investigate a political rival an impeachable offense? Certainly most House Democrats believe that it is, although most Republicans don't yet agree. So stay tuned.

 

Assuming the House approves formal Articles of Impeachment, action moves to the Republican controlled Senate. A trial will be held to determine if Donald Trump should be removed as President. If 2/3 of the 100 senators vote to convict him, Trump's presidency is over and there is no appeal. Vice President Pence then becomes our new President.

Presidential debates: 

The next Democratic debate is scheduled for Thursday, December 19, co-hosted by PBS News Hour and Politico and takes place in Los Angeles. As of this writing, Joe Biden, Pete Buttigieg, Amy Klobuchar, Bernie Sanders, Tom Steyer, and Elizabeth Warren had qualified. Click here for the debate rules.

Tragedy at the border: 

Although the border crisis has faded from the headlines, detention facilities are filled to capacity and dangerous conditions still exist. Remember Óscar Alberto Martínez Ramírez and his young daughter Valeria died trying to cross the Rio Grande near Brownsville, Texas. The Border Patrol cataloged the deaths of 283 migrants in 2018. Valeria was the 7th child to die in 2019, and more have followed. We hope you made your voice heard at one of our area's Lights for Liberty events. See video of our participation here, our information pamphlet here, and our flyer for how you can help shut down the detention centers here

Click here for information and links to organizations that are working directly to address this crisis. Included are religious, social, and legal aid groups who will welcome your help and support. All Americans, regardless of their political differences, want to see immigrants and asylum-seekers treated in a way that reflects the values of this great country.

All people in this country, regardless of whether they are citizens, visitors, immigrants, or asylum seekers, have legal rights. Everyone is entitled to due process of law. So what should someone do if confronted by CBP or ICE agents? Click for useful information if that happens at your home, workplace, or at school.

We are a sanctuary state

Illinois wants police officers to enforce our laws without being hindered by immigration issues. Officers need victims to report crimes and witnesses to come forward without fear of being targeted because they are undocumented or their paperwork is still under review.

 

Even though the Illinois sanctuary law helps law enforcement do its job, some local officials are not following it. Please help us survey our county for the immigration policies that have been and are being used. To do that we are filing a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to find out what is happening and what has been happening. Feel free to FOIA any and every municipality on the list. Click here to see instructions and directions on how.

 

Local Progressive Events

Sunday, December 8, 2019

10 AM – 4 PM
Hosted by: Illinois for Warren
Canvass for Senator Elizabeth Warren & her Delegates
906 Lacey Ave., Unit 118, Lisle, IL, 60532
Facebook

11 AM – 2 PM
Hosted by: PetPeople (Naperville)
Adoption Event with K9 Enrichment Initiative
PetPeople (Naperville) 1212 S Naper Blvd, Naperville, Illinois 60540
Facebook

12 PM – 1:30 PM
Hosted by: Andre Vasquez, Political Page
Civics 101: Ask Everything
Andre Vasquez, Political Page 2406 W Bryn Mawr, Chicago, Illinois 60659
Facebook

12 PM – 3 PM
Hosted by: Happy Dog Barkery and MARK-9
MARK9 Meet & Greet of Retired K9 Partners
Happy Dog Barkery 5118 Main St, Downers Grove, Illinois 60515
Facebook

2 PM – 5 PM
Hosted by: PFLAG Bolingbrook
PFLAG Bolingbrook December Meeting
Friendship United Methodist Church 305 E Boughton Rd, Bolingbrook, Illinois 60440
Facebook

2 PM – 9 PM
Hosted by: Aurora Regional Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Posada Navideña 2019
Aurora Regional Hispanic Chamber of Commerce 54 W Downer Pl. suite 103, Aurora, Illinois 60506
Facebook

4 PM 
Hosted by: The Museums at Lisle Station Park and Lisle Park District
Once Upon a Christmas
The Museums at Lisle Station Park 921 School St, Lisle, Illinois 60532
Facebook

Monday, December 9, 2019


7 PM – 10 PM
Hosted by: Wayne Township Democratic Party
2019 Wayne & Bloomingdale Townships Dems Holiday Party!
John & Tony's 27W371 North Avenue, Carol Stream, Illinois 60185
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7:30 AM – 11 AM
Hosted by: Ida B. Wells Legacy Committee
Black Women's Economic and Political Power Breakfast.
4C Social Hall 4910 South M.L. King Dr.
Facebook

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Hosted by: Downers Grove Township Democratic Organization
DGTDO Holiday Party
Emmett's Downers Grove 5200 Main St, Downers Grove, Illinois 60515
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Tuesday, December 10, 2019

8 AM – 5 PM
Hosted by: Dealer Inspire
Refuel 2019
Yellow Box Community Christian Church Naperville, IL 60540
Facebook

5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Hosted by: Laura Murphy
Annual Winter Fundraiser
Cafe La Cave 2777 Mannheim Rd, Des Plaines, Illinois 60018
Facebook

7 PM – 9 PM
Hosted by: Progressives of Kane County
PKC Monthly Meeting (December) in Aurora at Two Brothers
Two Brothers Roundhouse 205 N Broadway, Aurora, Illinois 60505
Facebook

5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Hosted by: Laura Murphy
Annual Winter Fundraiser
Cafe La Cave 2777 Mannheim Rd, Des Plaines, Illinois 60018
Facebook

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Hosted by: Chamber630 and 5 others
College of DuPage: YOUR Community College, a Multi-Chamber Event
Doubletree Suites By Hilton Downers Grove 2111 Butterfield Rd, Downers Grove, Illinois 60515
Facebook

5 PM – 9 PM
Hosted by: Wheatland Democrats
Wheatland Dems Holiday Party
Peanuts Bar & Grill 22 W Chicago Ave, Naperville, Illinois 60540
Facebook

6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Hosted by: Dagmara "Dee" Avelar for IL 85th State Representative
Campaign Kick Off and Fundraiser for Dagmara "Dee" Avelar
Fat Rickys 646 N Independence Blvd, Romeoville, Illinois 60446
Facebook

Thursday, December 12, 2019


7 PM – 9 PM
Hosted by: India Development Service
Conversation with Vandana Shiva
Pre-Emption House Visitor Center, Naper Settlement
Facebook

7 PM – 9:30 PM
Hosted by: NWSOFA
NWSOFA Indivisible Fiscal and Economic Issue Team Meeting
Schaumburg Township District Library
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Friday, December 13, 2019

7 PM – 8:30 PM
Hosted by: Bloomingdale Township Democrats
BTDO Welcomes Rep. Sean Casten
Fountain View Recreation Center, 910 N. Gary Road, Carol Stream
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Saturday, December 14, 2019


10 AM – 12:30 PM
Hosted by: ICN Al-Falah Academy
Muslims Around The World
Islamic Center of Naperville, 2844 W Ogden Ave
Facebook

10 AM – 1 PM
Hosted by: York Township Democratic Organization
Lombard/Villa Park Food Pantry Holiday Bag Prep
First United Methodist Church of Lombard, 155 S. Main Street, Lombard, IL
Facebook

10 AM – 1 PM
Hosted by: York Township Democratic Organization
Lombard/Villa Park Food Pantry Holiday Bag Prep
First United Methodist Church of Lombard, 155 S. Main Street, Lombard, IL
Facebook

10 AM – 4 PM
Hosted by: Illinois for Warren
Canvass for Senator Elizabeth Warren & her Delegates
906 Lacey Ave., Unit 118, Lisle, IL, 60532
Facebook

12 PM – 4 PM
Hosted by: CPS American Indian Education Program and 2 others
Holiday Pow Wow and Pop Up Market
2219 W Irving Park Rd, Chicago, IL 60618-3805, United States
Facebook

1 PM
Hosted by: Refuse Fascism Chicago and Refuse Fascism
Trump/Pence #OutNow!
Michigan at Randolph Chicago, Illinois 60601
Facebook

1 PM – 2 PM
Hosted by: Indivisible Aurora
Indivisible Aurora: Monthly Meeting
Facebook

1 PM – 2:30 PM
Hosted by: Science of Spirituality (Lisle, IL) and Eventbrite Events
Veggie Fest Presents: Vegetarian Cooking Class
Science of Spirituality International Meditation Center 4105 Naperville Road, Lisle, Illinois 60532
Facebook

1:30 PM – 3:45 PM
Hosted by: Sharing Connections Inc and Classic Cinemas
It’s A Wonderful Life: Christmas Benefit Showing
Classic Cinemas (Tivoli Theatre) 5021 Highland Ave, Downers Grove, Illinois 60515
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Sunday, December 15, 2019


10 AM – 4 PM
Hosted by: Illinois for Warren
Canvass for Senator Elzabeth Warren & her Delegates
906 Lacey Ave., Unit 118, Lisle, IL, 60532
Facebook

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Hosted by: Willowbrook Wildlife Center and Forest Preserve District of DuPage County
Wildlife Encounters
Willowbrook Wildlife Center 525 S Park Blvd, Glen Ellyn, Illinois 60137
Facebook

1:30 PM – 3:45 PM
Hosted by: Sharing Connections Inc and Classic Cinemas
It’s A Wonderful Life: Christmas Benefit Showing
Classic Cinemas (Tivoli Theatre) 5021 Highland Ave, Downers Grove, Illinois 60515
Facebook

2 PM – 4 PM
Hosted by: Amy Chavez for DuPage County Board District 5
Holiday Art Show to support Amy Chavez for DuPage County Board 5
511 Jackson Ave, Naperville, IL 60540-5206, United States
Facebook

4 PM – 5:30 PM
Hosted by: Congressman Sean Casten
Congressman Casten's Immigration Town Hall
393 N Main St, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137-5068, United States
Facebook

Monday, December 16, 2019

6:30 PM – 9 PM
Hosted by: DuPage Township Democratic Organization
Dupage Township Democrats Holiday Party/Fiesta
Casa Margarita - Bolingbrook 145 S Weber Rd, Bolingbrook, Illinois 60490
Facebook

7 PM – 9 PM
Hosted by: The Resiliency Institute and Naperville Environment and Sustainability Task Force
NESTf Meeting
City of Naperville Municipal Building Naperville, Illinois
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Tuesday, December 17, 2019

10 AM – 11 AM
Hosted by: State Representative Diane Pappas
Senior Advisory Panel
Bloomingdale Public Library 101 Fairfield Way, Bloomingdale, Illinois 60108
Facebook

7 PM – 9 PM
Hosted by: Downers Grove Junior Woman's Club and Emmett's Downers Grove
DGJWC December General Meeting
Emmett's Downers Grove 5200 Main St, Downers Grove, Illinois 60515
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Wednesday, December 18, 2019

5 PM – 8 PM
Hosted by: Marie Newman
Phone Bank: Archer Heights (Chicago)
Starbucks (5210 S Cicero Ave., Chicago) 5210 S Cicero Ave., Chicago, Illinois 60638
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Thursday, December 19, 2019


4 PM – 8 PM
Hosted by: Sky Zone Aurora, IL
Jump To Support Naper Elementary School
Sky Zone Aurora, IL 87 Executive Drive, Aurora, Illinois 60504
Facebook

5 PM – 6 PM
Hosted by: Indivisible Chicago
Get out of our House! Impeach and Remove Rapid Response Rally
Federal Center and Plaza 219 S Dearborn St, Chicago, Illinois 60603
Facebook

5 PM – 8 PM
Hosted by: Leadz Naperville
December To Remember
Hyatt Regency Lisle near Naperville 1400 Corporetum Dr, Lisle, Illinois 60532
Facebook

7 PM – 8:30 PM
Hosted by: State Representative Karina Villa
Education Advisory Committee December Meeting
State Representative Karina Villa 106 W Wilson St, Suite 13, Batavia, Illinois 60510
Facebook

Friday, December 20, 2019

8 AM – 5 PM
Hosted by: Alive Center
Alive Teen Resource Network
Alive Center 500 W 5th Ave, Naperville, Illinois 60563
Facebook

4 PM – 6 PM
Hosted by: Lift The Ban Coalition and 3 others
December Lakeview Rent Control Action
Whole Foods Market (3201 N Ashland Ave,, Chicago) 3201 N Ashland Ave,, Chicago, Illinois 60657
Facebook

5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Hosted by: Fabyan Villa Museum & Japanese Garden and 2 others
Winter Solstice at the Japanese Garden
Fabyan Villa Museum & Japanese Garden 1511 S Batavia Ave, Geneva, Illinois 60134
Facebook

6 PM – 8 PM
Hosted by: The Kindness Campaign
Block Party For The Homeless & Hungry (December 2019)
2750 W Harrison St, Chicago, IL 60612-3423, United States
Facebook

7 PM – 8:30 PM
Hosted by: Sustain DuPage
SD Turners: Dirt to Soil
Sustain DuPage
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Saturday, December 21, 2019


8 AM – 5 PM
Hosted by: Alive Center
Alive Teen Resource Network
Alive Center 500 W 5th Ave, Naperville, Illinois 60563
Facebook

9 AM – 12 PM
Hosted by: Village of Villa Park, IL
Electronics Recycling
20 W Home Ave, Villa Park, IL 60181-2507, United States
Facebook

10 AM – 4 PM
Hosted by: Illinois for Warren
Canvass for Senator Elizabeth Warren & her Delegates
906 Lacey Ave., Unit 118, Lisle, IL, 60532
Facebook

6 PM
Hosted by: Joliet Chapter - National Hook-up of Black Women, Inc
Founder's Day Gala
The Jacob Henry Mansion - Victorian Ballroom 15 Richards Street, Joliet, Illinois 60433
Facebook

Sunday, December 22, 2019

10 AM – 4 PM
Hosted by: Illinois for Warren
Canvass for Senator Elizabeth Warren & her Delegates
906 Lacey Ave., Unit 118, Lisle, IL, 60532
Facebook

12 PM – 2 PM
Hosted by: Anonymous for the Voiceless
Cube of Truth: Naperville, IL: December 22nd
47 E Chicago Ave, Naperville, IL 60540-4910, United States
Facebook

Monday, December 23, 2019

10 AM – 5 PM
Hosted by: Feral Fixers
Gift Wrapping Fundraiser
Barnes & Noble Downtown Naperville Naperville, Illinois
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Sunday, December 29, 2019

12 PM – 3 PM
Hosted by: Southwest Suburban Activists and 7 others
Postcard Party for SWSA Endorsed Candidates
Panera Bread (11069 West Lincoln Highway, Frankfort, IL) 11069 West Lincoln Highway, Frankfort, Illinois 60423
Facebook

Saturday, January 4, 2020

6:30 PM – 10:30 PM
Hosted by: Bolingbrook Pride
Bolingbrook Pride's "Over the Rainbow" Black-Tie Optional GAYla
American Legion 24741 W Renwick Rd, Plainfield, Illinois 60544
Facebook

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

7:30 PM – 9 PM
Hosted by: Downers Grove Township Democratic Organization
DGTDO Monthly Meeting
Community High School District 99 6301 Springside Ave, Downers Grove, Illinois 60516
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Thursday, January 9, 2020

7 AM – 9 AM
Hosted by: DuPage Clean Energy Coalition - DCEC and 2 others
Commercial Solar C-Pace Opportunity
PowerForward DuPage 28600 Bella Vista Pkwy, Warrenville, Illinois 60555
Facebook

Friday, January 10, 2020

5 PM – 7 PM
Hosted by: Leadz Naperville
Leadz Naperville Networking Social
Two-Nine Martini Lounge 29 W Jefferson Ave, Naperville, Illinois 60540
Facebook

7:30 PM – 9 PM
Hosted by: WBEZ and 3 others
The NPR Politics Podcast Live from Chicago
Harris Theater for Music and Dance 205 E. Randolph Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60601
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Saturday, January 11, 2020


7 AM – 8 PM
Hosted by: Our Illinois Revolution and Medicare for All - Northern Illinois
Our IL Revolution
925 W Diversey Pkwy, Chicago, IL 60614-1415, United States
Facebook

9 AM – 6 PM
Hosted by: Our Illinois Revolution and Medicare for All - Northern Illinois
Our IL Revolution
925 W Diversey Pkwy, Chicago, IL 60614-1415, United States
Facebook

10 AM – 1:30 PM
Hosted by: AAUW Downers Grove Area Branch, IL
Used Book Collection
Eagle Storage 555 Rogers St, Downers Grove, Illinois 6051
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Sunday, January 12, 2020

10 AM – 3 PM
Hosted by: DuPage County Animal Services
Pet First Aid & CPR Course
DuPage County Animal Services 120 N. County Farm Rd., Wheaton, Illinois 60187
Facebook

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

6 PM – 10 PM
Hosted by: Carol Stream Police Department
Crime Free Housing Seminar
Carol Stream Police Department 500 N. Gary Avenue, Carol Stream, Illinois 60188
Facebook

6 PM – 8 PM
Hosted by: Green Drinks-Joliet and The Conservation Foundation
January Green Drinks
Gatto's - New Lenox 1938 E Lincoln Hwy, New Lenox, Illinois 60451
Facebook

6 PM – 7:30 PM
Hosted by: One Book, One Chicago and 2 others
Author Dan Egan: The Death and Life of the Great Lakes
Chicago Public Library 400 South State St, Chicago, Illinois 60605
Facebook

Thursday, January 16, 2020

6 PM – 8 PM
Hosted by: Greg Schwarze For DuPage County Board 6
AFFI Fundraiser for Greg Schwarze
Hawthorne's Backyard 1200 W Hawthorne Ln, West Chicago, Illinois 60185
Facebook

7 PM – 9 PM
Hosted by: Indivisible DuPage
January Indivisible DuPage Meeting
Glen Ellyn Historical Society 800 N Main Street, Glen Ellyn, Illinois 60137
Facebook

Saturday, January 18, 2020

11 AM – 1 PM
Hosted by: Women's March Chicago and 17 others
Women's March Chicago 2020
Grant Park Chicago, Illinois
Facebook

12 PM – 1 PM
Hosted by: We Can Lead Change - Fox Valley
Women's March Fox Valley Illinois 2020
100 S 3rd St, Geneva, IL 60134-2722, United States
Facebook

4 PM – 6 PM
Hosted by: Anonymous for the Voiceless
Cube of Truth: Naperville, IL: January 18th
47 E Chicago Ave, Naperville, IL 60540-4910, United States
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Monday, January 20, 2020


7 PM – 9 PM
Hosted by: DuPage Township Democratic Organization
Dupage Township Democrats Monthly Meeting
684 W Boughton Rd #100, Bolingbrook, IL 60440-1753, United States
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Wednesday, January 22, 2020

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Hosted by: DuPage Township Democratic Organization
Candidates night!
Fountaindale Public Library 300 W Briarcliff Rd, Bolingbrook, Illinois 60440
Facebook

7 PM – 8:30 PM
Hosted by: League of Women Voters Naperville
Democracy Series: 2020 Census
City of Naperville Municipal Building Naperville, Illinois
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Thursday, January 30, 2020


7 PM – 9 PM
Hosted by: DuPage Township Democratic Organization
Candidates and Wine Night!
DuPage Township Democratic Organization P.O Box 1852 / 684 W Boughton Rd, Bolingbrook, Illinois 60440
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Tuesday, February 4, 2020


6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Hosted by: League of Women Voters Aurora Area, Illinois
LWVAA Book Club
Richard and Gina Santori Public Library 101 S River St, Aurora, Illinois 60506
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Saturday, February 8, 2020

12 PM – 5 PM
Hosted by: 360 Youth Services
Downtown Naperville Chocolate Walk
360 Youth Services 1305 Oswego Rd, Naperville, Illinois 60540
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Friday, February 14, 2020

6 PM – 12 AM
Hosted by: McAninch Arts Center at College of DuPage
For the Love of Frida! Gala
McAninch Arts Center at College of DuPage 425 Fawell Blvd, Glen Ellyn, Illinois 60137
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Thursday, February 20, 2020

7 PM – 9 PM
Hosted by: Indivisible DuPage
February Indivisble DuPage Meeting
Glen Ellyn Historical Society 800 N Main Street, Glen Ellyn, Illinois 60137
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Tuesday, February 25, 2020

5 PM – 8:30 PM
Hosted by: Alive Center and Eventcombo
Alive Center Fat Tuesday FUNdraiser
Hotel Arista 2139 City Gate Ln, Naperville, Illinois 60563
Facebook

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SHOULD YOU RUN FOR LOCAL OFFICE?
 

Much of the time we are focused on what is going on in Washington, or maybe Springfield. For sure what happens there is important. But the truth is the decisions being made in municipal, school districts, park district, library district, and fire district offices have a lot more impact on our daily lives. 

 

Consider that Illinois has the greatest number of governmental units of any state in the union. Also know that we have have some of the highest property taxes in the country as well. Neither Washington or Springfield set those rates, our local officials do. It is critical that we in DuPage County elect good people with progressive values, but also people who will be wise stewards of our money! 

 

Does this sound like you? IDP's own Diane Hewitt is here to help. Diane is vice-chair of the Lisle Township Democratic Organization and has made a number of videos show you how to become a candidate and conduct a successful campaign. What you will see are local people conducting actual campaigns for better government in DuPage county. No paid actors, this is the real deal. 

Although developed for 2019, this information will be very useful for our next election: 

Things to consider

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FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE OFFICES AND THE PETITION DEADLINES, consult the DuPage County Election Commission website, or contact your unit of local government

 

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