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Perhaps at no time in our recent history is there more at stake than now. Medicare, Social Security and our most vulnerable citizens are under attack. The middle class is under attack. Progressive values are under attack. But you can help us fight back.

The 2014 election will bring a roster of outstanding Democratic candidates for office at the local and national level. Each one is dedicated to upholding the values which provide strength for our community, state and nation. And each candidate is committed to public service and brings a wealth of insight and experience.

The Democratic Party stands for people-oriented public policy... jobs, fiscal discipline, sensible foreign policy, national security, education, affordable health care, environmental protection, international cooperation and the participation of the public towards the goal of this country achieving its ultimate best.

The Lake County Democratic Party works towards these goals by helping democratic candidates, arranging events, assisting voters, providing information about issues and much more.

We need your help to transform this county and this country into one where the needs of its people come first. Will you help? Click here to volunteer.

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Job Fair sponsored by Rep. Rita Mayfield and Sen. Terry Link
Tuesday, September 30

Palatine & Wheeling Democrats Pasta Supper
Tuesday, October 21

Tenth Dems Annual Fall Fundraiser
Thursday, October 23

Election Day!
Your Polling Place
Tuesday, November 4

Fundraiser for Mary Ross Cunningham
Friday, September 25

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Our View: Consider running for local office
Election season began Tuesday. Not for the upcoming November election, though you should be paying close attention to that one, too. Where's the story?PointsMentioned Map2 Points Mentioned We’re talking about the April 2015 election. Candidates for all local governmental bodies, as of Tuesday, could begin collecting signatures for candidacy in the April 2015 election.
NorthWest Herald  •  9/25/2014

Candidates for local office can begin circulating petitions for April election
Those interested in seeking nomination in the April 7 local election can start circulating petitions Tuesday, Sep 23. The local election follows the Nov. 4 election in which candidates for governor, state Legislature, Congress and the county will be on the ballot. In April, voters will pick candidates for city council, school boards and other local offices. Those interested in running for the local offices can begin picking up petitions and collecting signatures to get on the ballot.
Lake County Journals  •  9/22/2014

Why not run in local election?
Along with making a point to attend meetings of the board for which you'd like to run, you'll want to mark your calendar for Tuesday, Sept. 23. That's when prospective candidates on April 7 can start circulating nominating petitions, the first step to getting on the ballot.
Daily Herald  •  9/14/2014

Community rallies in Waukegan to support raising minimum wage
“Anyone working hard in the U.S. should be able to provide for their family,” Brad Schneider said, “which isn’t possible for someone making minimum wage.”
The NewsSun  •  9/6/2014

Voting for Anderson
Dennis Anderson is intelligent, thoughtful and principled; he is a good listener. While one person cannot change the entire climate of the House of Representatives, Anderson provides the best choice to take a step in that direction. I believe his leadership and people skills will make a positive contribution in Congress.
NorthWest Herald  •  9/3/2014

Green energy summit produces electric atmosphere
Many of those who attended a green energy summit Saturday sponsored by U.S. Rep. Brad Schneider, D-10th, of Deerfield, left ready to take action. Held at the College of Lake County in Grayslake, a panel of six experts joined Schneider and state Sen. Melinda Bush, D-31st, of Grayslake, telling more than 60 people ways to save on their energy bill while reducing their carbon footprint. The goal, Schneider said, was to get people talking to each other and hopefully spur action.
The NewsSun  •  8/25/2014

10th Dems internship
The Illinois Tenth Congressional District Democrats grassroots political organization is accepting applications for its Fall 2014 Internship Program. The internship is designed for high school, college and graduate students. General assignments include staffing events and issue forums, door-to-door canvassing with candidates, working in campaign offices and conducting research. Internships are unpaid, educational positions, but course credit is available from some high schools and colleges. Applicants do not need to reside in the 10th District. They should submit a brief paragraph explaining why they would like to be part of the program, along with a resume summarizing their educational background and activities. To apply or request information call (847) 266-VOTE (8683).
Daily Herald  •  8/21/2014

Congressman to Host Green Energy Summit
U.S. Rep. Brad Schneider, D-Deerfield, will host a green energy summit 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday Aug 23 in Grayslake. The summit will offer constituents an opportunity to learn practical ways to lower energy costs, reduce their carbon footprint and promote sustainability, according to a news release from Schneider's office. It will also provide an overview of the policy trends in energy efficiency, solar and wind energy, including an analysis on how these developments contribute to economic growth and job creation. The summit will feature remarks from Schneider and state Sen. Melinda Bush, D-Grayslake, as well as presentations from the Citizens Utility Board, National Resource Defense Council, Sierra Club, Environmental Law and Policy Center, Blue Green Alliance and sustainability coordinators from Lake County. The event will take place at the University Center of Lake County, 12000 University Center Drive, on the campus of the College of Lake County.
Lake County Journals  •  8/21/2014

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