November 29, 2022
In this Issue: U.S. Senate Passes the Bipartisan Bill to Protect Marriage Equality ● Trump Criticized for Hosting Dinner with Nick Fuentes and Kanye West ● Oath Keepers Founder Stewart Rhodes Found Guilty of Seditious Conspiracy in January 6 Case ● Resident Participation Needed! Qualified Candidates Sought for Two Local Government Boards ● In Case You Missed It
U.S. Senate Passes the Bipartisan Bill to Protect Marriage Equality
[WASHINGTON, DC] – U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) issued the following statement on November 29th after the Senate passed the bipartisan Respect for Marriage Act, which would protect marriage equality for same-sex and interracial couples:
“Today is a victory for love and a victory for equality. With a small group of far-right Justices on the Supreme Court signaling their openness to taking away right after right for millions of Americans, I’m proud that this historic legislation passed the Senate with broad, bipartisan support today and moved our nation closer to protecting marriage equality for all. Every American deserves the same freedoms, rights and ability to marry who they love—regardless of gender or race—and every American deserves to know their marriage will benefit from the same protections as other marriages. Love is love, and I hope the House will pass this legislation swiftly so we can send it to President Biden’s desk for signature.”
Trump Criticized for Hosting Dinner with Nick Fuentes and Kanye West
DNC Statement on Donald Trump Dinner with Nick Fuentes. Spokesperson Ammar Moussa released this statement following confirmation Donald Trump met with Nick Fuentes at a dinner with Kanye West.
Shocking Video from MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow Show on November 28th. Includes clips of Nick Fuentes spewing hatred.
Oath Keepers Founder Stewart Rhodes Found Guilty of Seditious Conspiracy in January 6 Case
Posted at NPR.ORG
A federal jury in Washington found Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes and member Kelly Meggs, guilty of seditious conspiracy in connection with the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.
The seditious conspiracy case is the most serious to grow out of the Justice Department’s sprawling investigation into the U.S. Capitol attack. The trial lasted for nearly two months.
Four other Oath Keepers members charged with seditious conspiracy are due to go to trial in December. Members of another right-wing group called the Proud Boys, including its former chairman Enrique Tarrio, also are due to head to trial on seditious conspiracy charges in December.
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Resident Participation Needed! Qualified Candidates Sought for Two Local Government Boards
Qualified Candidates Sought for Two Local Government Boards
Are you interested in participating in local government? Lake County is seeking qualified candidates for two local government boards!
There are openings on the Lake County Housing and Community Development Commission and the Lake County Zoning Board of Appeals. Learn more about each of these opportunities by following the links below:
Housing and Community Development Commission (HCDC)
The HCDC makes recommendations to the Lake County Board on community development activities. Community development activities may support economic development projects, installation of public facilities, community centers, housing rehabilitation, public services, code enforcement, homeowner assistance and many other identified needs in Lake County. Learn more
Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA)
The ZBA holds public hearings to consider applications for zoning variances, delegated conditional use permits, and appeals of administration decisions. It also serves in an advisory capacity to the Lake County Public Works, Planning and Transportation Committee and the County Board for zoning ordinance and map amendments, and non-delegated conditional use permits, which include planned unit developments. Learn more
Both of these boards are critically important to local government and serve in an advisory capacity to the Lake County Board. Residents that serve on the HCDC and ZBA are appointed by the Lake County Board Chair with the advice and consent of the Lake County Board. They are terrific opportunities to work on local initiatives and issues while serving the community. Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.
In Case You Missed It
Right-wing groups across the country (with chapters here in Lake County) are working to infiltrate our school and library boards. The following articles make clear why Democratic representation on these boards is so vital.
Notes from an Awake IL/Moms for Liberty school board training. Posted by Illinois Families for Public Schools.
The Right-Wing Mothers Fueling the School-Board Wars. From The New Yorker.
How Do I Join Lake County Democrats?
Lake County Democrats is made up of people like you, people who are passionate about building better communities and a better world. We’re a grassroots political organization, working with Democrats in all parts of Lake County – from Antioch to Highland Park, Libertyville to Waukegan, Barrington to Zion. Become a member online now or send a check payable to Lake County Democrats to P.O. Box 671, Lake Zurich, IL 60047. Questions? Contact email@example.com.