27 Thanksgiving Baskets and Counting!

THANK YOU DEMOCRATS!!! For your overwhelming generosity in donating to GPAD's Thanksgiving Basket Food Drive to benefit Palatine Township!! When Melissa Ortega started organizing, we thought we could fill five laundry baskets of food. Then this week we upped it to 15 baskets. BUT NO. You all came out and donated enough food for at least 27 baskets of Thanksgiving food!! You are all fabulous!!! Now we have the happy problem of recruiting volunteers with hand trucks to help us deliver the donations to Palatine Township Offices next week. Please contact us at [email protected] to help!

Visiting us with donations and packing help were State Sen. Ann Gillespie! And we had candidates--54th House District Candidate Mary Beth Canty and her daughter helped organize, and Cook Co. Judicial Candidate Beth Ryan stopped by with her daughter, too. Special Shout Out to 51st House District Candidate Nabeela Syed, who delivered 10 laundry baskets of Thanksgiving food, all in the back of a pickup truck. And a HUGE thanks to Melissa Ortega, who organized it all.

Sen. Gillespie says, "Democrats Deliver." You all proved that 100 percent correct!

GPAD Thanksgiving Food Drive Basket Nov. 6

Help Greater Palatine Area Democrats collect items for Thanksgiving Baskets to donate to Palatine Township's Thanksgiving Food Drive. Many thanks to Melissa Ortega for organizing this. We'll be collecting donations on Saturday, Nov. 6, 9 to 11:30 a.m. at GPAD offices, 1310 W. Northwest Highway, Arlington Heights. You can sign up for specific items here.

Event is FULL!! Please watch our live-stream at FB Page Illinois Sixth District Democrats!! Sept. 28 Secretary of State Democratic Candidates' Forum


We are limited to a maximum of 48 total people in the room for the Secretary of State's Forum. If you are not able to sign up, we will be livestreaming the event on the Illinois Sixth District Democrats Facebook page, so please check there for the link to the livestream at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 28.

The Illinois Secretary of State's race is the hottest race in 2022! Come meet the candidates in person and learn the issues facing the largest state agency in Illinois.

Greater Palatine Area Democrats is honored to co-host this event with Illinois Sixth Democrats, Wheeling Township Democrats, Elk Grove Township Democrats, Barrington Area Democratic Organization, and NWSOFA-Indivisible. Make sure you sign up to attend, and bring your questions! (If, heaven forbid, we need to switch to Zoom, we'll send all the RSVP'd attendees a link to the event.) 

Democratic candidates for other offices are welcome to attend and share your campaign literature. You will have a chance to introduce yourselves at the event.

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