We don't want to be like Florida: Vote in the Spring Elections
Make sure you vote in the April 4 Municipal Elections--the people elected for local offices will have an outsized impact on our daily lives. School board races are especially crucial: there are people on the ballot in both Palatine District 15 and High School District 211 who want to ban books and deny the dignity of our diverse school districts. Turnout is very, very low in these spring municipal races, so a minority of people can sway an election. For instance, in Township High School District 211, there are twelve people listed on the ballot for four seats on the 7-person board. (Two people have withdrawn, but because they missed the deadline for withdrawing, their names will still be on the ballot, pulling votes.)The people who want to ban books have their four candidates, and they will unite around those four. But there is a very high risk that the rest of us voters will scatter our votes around the remaining eight candidates, diluting our vote and allowing the book-banners to win the election and control the school board for the next four years. If we don't want to turn District 211 into a mini-Florida, voters need to unite around the same four candidates. Do your research!
Thanks for joining GPAD at Palatine St. Pat's Day Parade!
We had awesome turnout at the March 11 Palatine Durty St. Pat's Parade! Thank you to Congressmen Raja Krishnamoorthi and Mike Quigley, State Rep. Nabeela Syed, County Commissioners Scott Britton and Maggie Trevor, and all their volunteers and GPAD volunteeers who came out to walk with GPAD! Thank you to former Committeeperson Matt Flamm for driving the GPAD car; Natalie Sahinoglu for helping to organize and take photos, and Harold Whyte for organizing campaign signs.
March with Congressmen Mike Quigley, Raja Krishnamoorthi, State Reps Mark Walker and Nabeela Syed, Cook Co. Commissioner Scott Britton, AND GPAD in the St. Pat's Parade in Palatine on March 11!
Congressmen Mike Quigley and Raja Krishnamoorthi, AND State Reps. Mark Walker and Nabeela Syed, AND Cook County Commissioner Scott Britton and MORE are marching with Greater Palatine Area Democrats in the March 11 Palatine Durty St. Pat's Parade, sponsored by Durty Nellies!! Join us and help carry banners, hand out shamrock temporary tattoos, or just wave to the St. Patrick's Day crowd. Come out and have fun on a great Saturday in Palatine! Kindly sign up here.