The Progressive 
News of the Democratic Party of Oak Park
Don Harmon, Committeeman           Jerry Delaney, Committeewoman  
March 22, 2017    
                           
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     In this Issue of The Progressive: 
  • Harmon & El Saffar host Oak Park property tax forum, March 23
  • Save the date: DPOP Second Saturday meeting, April 8
  • Upcoming DPOP committee meetings
  • Protest Trumpcare in Chicago, March 23 
  • Protest Paul Ryan in Chicago, March 24
  • Tell Rauner: Do Your Job rally, March 30

  • Early voting continues
  • Election judges and equipment managers needed
  • D200 candidate forum, March 23
  • Job Fair, March 25
  • Earth Hour, March 25
  • Lilly I'm Turning Seventeen skate party, March 26
  • Remember those who have died by violence


OAK PARK PROPERTY TAX FORUM, MARCH 23
7:00pm, Thursday, March 23 
19th Century Club
178 Forest Avenue, Oak Park

Senator Don Harmon will co-host a property tax forum with Oak Park Township Assessor Ali El Saffar on Thursday, March 23, at 7:00pm at the 19th Century Club. Learn more about the property tax reassessment, how it is calculated, and what it means for your household.
SAVE THE DATE: DPOP SECOND SATURDAY MEETING, APRIL 8
10:00am, Saturday, April 8
Fox Park, 624 S. Oak Park Avenue, Oak Park

DPOP will hold its monthly meeting on April 8 at 10:00am at Fox Park in Oak Park. Very special guests will be announced soon!

UPCOMING DPOP COMMITTEE MEETINGS

Poster Making Party for Trumpcare, Ryan, & Rauner protests, Weds., Mar. 22, 6:00pm at DPOP
LGBTQ committee,   Saturday, Mar. 25, 2:00pm at Live Cafe
ClimateAction committee,   Monday, Mar. 27, 7:00pm at DPOP
ACA committee,   Tuesday,  Mar. 28,  6:30pm at Dole Library
Committee liaison meeting,   Wednesday,  Mar. 29, 7:00pm at DPOP

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

PROTEST TRUMPCARE IN CHICAGO, MARCH 23

3:00pm, Meet on the Oak Park Avenue Green Line platform
4:00pm, Rally at Federal Plaza, 230 S Dearborn St., Chicago

The Ryan fundraiser has been delayed until Friday. Thursday is the 7th anniversary of the passing of Obamacare. Please note the change in Thursday's action.

Join us in protesting Trumpcare and voicing support for the ACA. There will be a group leaving at 3pm from Oak Park Avenue Green Line El platform. We will assemble at 4:00pm at Federal Plaza for a rally and then march to Trump Tower together for coordinated peaceful action while the House votes on Trumpcare. RSVP to dpopaction@gmail.com, or just be on the platform at 3:00pm on Thursday, 3/23/17.
PROTEST PAUL RYAN IN CHICAGO,  MARCH 24

4:30pm, Assemble at the Chicago Club, 81 E. Van Buren, Chicago

On March 24, thousands of people are planning to descend on downtown Chicago to protest Paul Ryan's $50,000 a plate fundraiser at the Chicago Club. Oak Park Area Indivisible, ANSWER Chicago, SEIU Healthcare Illinois & Indiana, Indivisible Illinois, and Women's March Illinois are among the groups promoting the March 24 protest.

Assemble at 4:30 pm at the Chicago Club (81 E Van Buren) and stay in the streets until 7:30 pm to shut Ryan's and Trump's agenda down!
TELL GOV. RAUNER: DO YOUR JOB, MARCH 30


5:00-8:00pm, Thursday, March 30
Hilton Chicago Hotel, 720 S Michigan Ave, Chicago

Governor Bruce Rauner is hosting a "Governor's Dinner" to raise money for himself and other Republican politicians- charging $40,000 for a "Gold Level" private reception.

We won't be buying any tickets, but we'll be there to tell Governor Rauner to "DO YOUR JOB, negotiate with state workers and sign a budget now!" Join Illinois Working Together, the Chicago Federation of Labor, AFSCME Council 31, SEIU Illinois, the Illinois Federation of Teachers, Citizen Action/Illinois, and more.

RSVP to dpopaction@gmail.com if you're interested in traveling to this event with folks from DPOP .

For more information go to www.facebook.com/events.

EARLY VOTING CONTINUES 
Early vote
Early voting began Monday, March 20, and continues until April 3 at Oak Park Village Hall and other select locations. During early voting, grace period registration will take place at all early vote locations. For a list of sites, click here.

If you have a college student or other member of your family who will be out of town during the voting period, they can sign up to vote by mail here.

ELECTION JUDGES AND EQUIPMENT MANAGERS NEEDED
We have an upcoming municipal election on April 4. As part of that effort, the Cook County Clerk is looking for equipment managers and election judges. Election judges earn $190 and equipment managers earn $340. Equipment managers have greater responsibility for setting up and maintaining the voting equipment, and therefore require additional training.

These jobs are vital to the electoral process. Citizen election judges exist to ensure that elections are fair. Although this is a municipal election, this is an ideal opportunity to receive training for Election Day work for the 2018 primary and general elections. Training you receive now will be good for 2018 and you will not need to be retrained later.

 If you are interested, please email Luke right away at dpopaction@gmail.com

OPRF D200 CANDIDATE FORUM, MARCH 23
7:00pm, March 23, 
Buzz Cafe, 905 S Lombard, Oak Park

A forum with candidates for Oak Park & River Forest High School board will be held at the Buzz Cafe on Thursday, March 23 at 7:00pm.
JOB FAIR, MARCH 25


EARTH HOUR, MARCH 25


8:30pm - 9:30pm, Saturday, March 25

Around the globe, millions of people, businesses, and landmarks set aside an hour to host events, switch off their lights, and make noise for climate change action. This year Earth Hour is at 8:30pm on 25 March 2017. Sign up to participate here.

LILLY I'M GOING TO BE SEVENTEEN SKATE PARTY, MARCH 26


REMEMBER THOSE WHO HAVE DIED BY VIOLENCE
Locally, the following people were killed between March 12 and March 17:

Vogels Anderson Jr., 19
Miguel Cabrales-Vasquez, 24
Jawon Carter, 24
Robert Crenshaw, 62
Lavelle Cox, 24
Ryan Hamilton, 20
Titus Jackson, 17
Chaz Johnson, 22
Jarrod Johnson, 34
Rolan Johnson, 36
Charles Luckett, 32
Quentin Payton, 28
Emanuel Ruff, 22
Alex Strong, 23
Donovan Swint, 25
Devontae Watson, 18

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