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News of the Democratic Party of Oak Park
Don Harmon, Committeeman           Jerry Delaney, Committeewoman  
May 24, 2017    
                           
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     In this Issue of The Progressive: 
  • HB 40 phone banks cancelled, May 24, & 30
  • March with Team Harmon in RF Memorial Day parade, May 29
  • Honor Memorial Day
  • Storytelling, Ganz method, June 1
  • Women's civic engagement training with Off the Sidelines Chicago, June 3
  • Seeking volunteers for A Day in Our Village, June 4
  • DPOP annual fundraiser, June 8
  • Upcoming DPOP meetings
  • Save the date: DPOP special events
  • Oak Park Farmers' Market
  • Take action on HB 40
  • Trump budget webinar, May 25
  • March for Truth, June 3
  • Intro to Nonviolence training, June 3
  • Remember those who have died by violence

HB 40 PHONE BANKS CANCELLED : MAY 24, & 31
THE PHONE BANKS SCHEDULED FOR TODAY, MAY 24, AND NEXT WEDNESDAY, MAY 30, HAVE BEEN CANCELLED. 

Our HB40 phone bank effort is on hold for now until we get further instructions from our liaison in the 9th District.
MARCH WITH TEAM HARMON IN RF MEMORIAL DAY PARADE, MAY 29

River Forest Memorial Day Parade
10:00am, Monday, May 29
Meet at Division and Ashland, River Forest

March with Team Harmon in the River Forest Memorial Day Parade. Rain or shine, we always have a good time! The parade begins promptly at 10:00am, traveling from Constitution Park, south on Ashland Avenue to Lake Street, then west to Keystone Park, and will finish with a free hotdog lunch.   
We do not know our entry number yet. We will put in on Facebook when we get it. Look for us in our blue Harmon t-shirts. Line up begins at 9:00am. We encourage you to line up early, as the police will be closing off access streets. 

Wear your blue Harmon t-shirt. If you plan to march and don't have a Harmon shirt yet, email
your size to dpop@donharmon.org and we will bring one for you.

MEMORIAL DAY, MAY 29
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STORYTELLING, GANZ METHOD, JUNE 1
Storytelling, Part 2
6:30-8:30pm, Thursday, June 1
Veteran's Room at Oak Park Library
834 Lake St., Oak Park

Join Doris Davenport, host of The Doris Davenport Show "All Local All The Time," and Frances Kraft, an Oak Park teacher, volunteer training manager for OFA, and a leader of the E-Team, a grassroots coalition working on equity in education, for a hands-on writing workshop to develop your personal story using the model created by Marshall Ganz and used by organizing groups around the world. They will guide you through the steps and give you a chance to practice sharing your narrative with others

WOMEN'S CIVIC ENGAGEMENT MEETING
WITH OFF THE SIDELINES CHICAGO, JUNE 4
Women's civic engagement meeting with Off the Sidelines Chicago
8:30am-10:00am, Saturday, June 3
DPOP, 6941-A W. North Avenue, Oak Park

Women, learn how to get connected, get involved, and stay engaged, with Off The Sidelines Chicago founder, Cook County Commissioner Bridget Gainer, Kara Highfill, former campaign manager, and Mica Vargas, chief of staff for Commissioner Gainer.

Off the Sidelines Chicago is a non-partisan platform for women in the Chicago area where civic impact and professional development are prioritized. It serves as a bridge to connect women with policy issues and civic initiatives, big and small.
A DAY IN OUR VILLAGE, VOLUNTEERS NEEDED, JUNE 4
Oak Park's A Day in Our Village
11:00am-6:00pm, Sunday, June 4
Scoville Park in Oak Park

The 44th annual A Day in Our Village festival celebrating diversity and community involvement is scheduled for Sunday, June 4. 

We are looking for volunteers to help us staff our DPOP table. We need to fill the following shifts:
10:00am-noon,  setup and first shift
Noon-2:00pm,   second shift
2:00-4:00pm,    third shift
4:00-6:00pm,    fourth shift and tear down

Please email dpop@donharmon.org to let us know what shift you would like.

DPOP ANNUAL FUNDRAISER, JUNE 8
 
To purchase tickets or to donate to DPOP, go to actblue.com/contribute/page/2017dpop
UPCOMING DPOP MEETINGS
HB 40 Task Force meeting,   Tuesday, May 30, 7:00pm 

Committee liaison meeting,   Wednesday, May 31, at DPOP

Immigration committee meeting,   Monday, June 5 at DPOP

Champions for Affordable Healthcare meeting,   Wednesday, June 7 at DPOP

If you have questions or if you would like to join a committee, RSVP to dpopaction@gmail.com.

SAVE THE DATE: DPOP SPECIAL EVENTS
Oak Park 4th of July Parade
10:00am, Tuesday, July 4
Meet at Ridgeland and Adams, Oak Park

 March with DPOP, Don, and special guests in Oak Park's 4th of July parade. Details later.

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Immigrant ally training
Afternoon, Saturday, July 8
DPOP

Learn how you can become an immigrant ally and emergency responder. Details later.

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DPOP's Volunteer Training For Newbies with ILDCCA
10:00am-2:00pm, Saturday, July 22
The Arts Center of Oak Park
200 N. Oak Park Avenue, Oak Park

The midterm election is fast approaching. Learn about the importance of voter outreach, how to influence voters, how to use the Indivisible method to effect change, and more.
 
The Illinois Democratic County Chairman's Association was formed over 50 years ago to support the political agenda of our party through grassroots organizing at the local level to help elect Democrats. The mission of the IDCCA is to build and lead a dynamic and sustainable Democratic organization that is a real partnership effort between County Chairman, precinct committeemen, activists, labor and voters.

OAK PARK FARMERS' MARKET
7:00am-1:00pm, Saturdays   
Lake Street and Elmwood Ave., Oak Park

Join us at the Oak Park Farmers' Market this Saturday. Our team at the DPOP table is our front line to engage with voters and potential voters, to change hearts and minds. 

This summer, we will focus defeating Bruce Rauner in 2018, making sure that he does not veto HB 40, and ensuring that he hears our voices, loud and clear! If you have been feeling the need to do something to fight back in this new Trump/Rauner world, we want you! We need your help to engage, educate, and help to register voters. Email mshallen29@hotmail.com if you would like to get involved. 
TAKE ACTION ON HB 40
HB 40 passed the Illinois Senate and the House, but it is not law yet. Governor Rauner announced that he will veto this bill - despite claiming to be an advocate for reproductive rights and health care during his campaign. Take action now! Call Rauner at 312-814-2121 and 217-782-0244 and tell him NO VETO!

Then, put your opinion in writing. Go to 
www.illinois.gov/gov/contactus and tell the governor to sign HB40.

Or send a postcard to:

Office of the Governor
207 State House
Springfield, IL 62706

Office of the Governor
James R. Thompson Center
100 W. Randolph, 16-100
Chicago, IL 60601

TRUMP BUDGET WEBINAR, MAY 25
 
12:00 noon, Thursday, May 25
 
The Trump Budget is shaping up to be the most draconian budget in modern history.  In so many ways, this budget breaks promises and deceives about its true impact.  It disinvests in America.  The basic living standards that everyone needs - enough food, health care, and housing - are shredded, not strengthened. The budget would massively transfer money that should be invested in all our people to a handful of millionaires and profitable corporations, through multi-trillions in tax cuts that would average $50,000 each for millionaires.  With massive cuts to both mandatory and discretionary programs being proposed, it is important that you are armed with the best knowledge, understanding, and analysis.
 
Join the The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, Coalition on Human Needs, and Center for American Progress for a webinar for advocates across the country to learn about the content of these budget proposals and discuss recommended messages and activities to use to help protect human needs programs as the federal budget debates progress.  This webinar is off the record and not for the press. Contact Deborah Swerdlow at dswerdlow@cbpp.org with any questions.
 
To resister for the webinar go to https://register.gotowebinar.com/register.

MARCH FOR TRUTH, JUNE 3

11:00am-1:00pm, Saturday, June 3
Federal Plaza
50 W. Adams, Chicago

Join the March for Truth, Saturday, June 3, 2017. Citizens will gather at Federal Plaza and march to Trump Tower to demand more accountability and transparency from their federal, state and local elected officials. A successful democracy requires truth, openness, and the rule of law. This march will tell our elected officials that we will not tolerate corruption, lies, and the abuse of our trust. For details, go to www.facebook.com/events
INTRO TO NONVIOLENCE TRAINING, JUNE 3

REMEMBER THOSE WHO HAVE DIED BY VIOLENCE
The following local people were killed between May 13 and May 20:

Cortez L. Brown, 29
Devonta Brownlee, 19
Breyon Cowans, 24
Warren Delton, 44
Jonathan Green, 34
Donnell Hudson, 17
James King, 22
Deshawn Johnson, 23
Tatyanna Lewis, 18
Melvin McCray, 26
Tashika Manuel-Dunbar, 35
Rayshon Price, 16
Jamari Richmond, 18
Antonio P. Vaughn Sr., age unknown

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