Rise Up! Two Amazing Events on Oct. 15! LIVE Progressive Radio Show with WCPT's Ben Joravsky! Followed by GPAD Fall Fundraising Dinner!

Momentum is Building! Ben Joravsky of WCPT 820, Chicago’s Progressive Talk Radio, will be broadcasting his radio show LIVE just before our Fall Fundraiser! Ben will be interviewing our candidates and community leaders from 2 to 5 p.m. at Stonegate Conference & Banquet Center in Hoffman Estates. Be part of the live studio audience! If you want to be a guest on this very special Ben Joravsky Show, please contact GPAD Committeeman Matt Flamm here.


The Fall Fundraising Dinner for Greater Palatine Area Democrats and Wheeling Township Democrats starts at 5 p.m. Oct. 15, immediately after the show.


GPAD is thrilled to welcome Hon. Juliana Stratton, our candidate for Lieutenant Governor, Sean Casten, our candidate for the Illinois' 6th Congressional District, and all our amazing local candidates! We are all working so hard on these campaigns – take a break Oct. 15 to get FIRED UP! This fundraiser helps support the only year-round Democratic office in this area. Give generously so that we are able to continue the momentum after Nov. 6. Local municipal elections will be next, so Rise Up!


Live broadcast of Ben Joravsky Show:  Oct. 15 -- 2-5pm

Greater Palatine Area Democrats Fall Fundraiser: Oct. 15, 5-8pm

Both events at Stonegate Conference and Banquet Centre 

2401 W. Higgins Rd.- Hoffman Estates, IL 60169


Get your tickets here!

Celebrating Grassroots and Candidates Oct. 15

Have fun mingling with candidates and other grassroots volunteers like yourself at Palatine Democrats’ Fall Fundraiser on Oct. 15 at Stonegate Conference & Banquet Centre! The Honorable Juliana Stratton, candidate for Lieutenant Governor and an Illinois State Representative, will be our awesome featured speaker. Our candidates, including Sean Casten, candidate for U.S. Illinois 6th District, will join us in honoring a notable, local organizer or group with the annual Jim Hightower Community Organizing Award. Come out and celebrate all our amazing candidates! We are all working so hard on these campaigns – take a break on Oct. 15 to hear our candidates, meet other volunteers, swap campaign stories, take selfies with volunteer friends and candidates, and get FIRED UP for growing a Democratic presence in the Northwest Suburbs.

This fundraiser helps support the only year-round Democratic office in this area. Give generously so that we are able to continue the momentum after Nov. 6. Local, municipal elections will be next!

Rep. Stratton holds a J.D. from DePaul University and is a graduate of the Illinois Women’s Institute for Leadership (IWIL). Our candidates were ordinary citizens first. What future candidates will be at the Fall Fundraiser? Maybe You!

Come Out and Have Fun!

Monday, Oct. 15, 5 to 8 p.m.

Stonegate Conference and Banquet Centre

2401 W. Higgins Rd.

Hoffman Estates, IL 60169

To purchase tickets: click here!


Contact: Susan MacDonald [email protected], 847 454 0134


Which party has a message?

Political pundits have been saying that Democrats lack a “message.” This is a Republican talking point, but too many Democrats and progressives repeat it. If it means that Democrats don’t deliver simplistic, dishonest, manipulative talking points, we plead guilty. But if it means that Democrats don’t make it clear that they stand for what most Americans believe, it’s nonsense. Review this comparison of the two parties. Which one speaks for you?



A woman has the right to control her body

Women’s rights to birth control and abortion should be restricted by legislators, most of whom are men

We must act now to limit the effects of climate change

Deny climate change, refuse to make any efforts to combat it

We can and should provide health care for every American at a reasonable cost

Cut funding for health care, leaving only those who can afford to pay insured

Every child has the right to an excellent public education

Cut funding for public schools, favor private schools for those who can afford them

We can reduce gun violence without abridging the rights of law-abiding people

The Second Amendment requires that we let anyone have as many lethal weapons as he or she wants

We should treat immigrants with courtesy and respect

Treat immigrants as enemies and criminals, separate children from their parents

Every citizen should be able to vote

Impose restrictions to prevent poor and minority voters from voting

Working people have the right to organize to improve their working conditions

Destroy or diminish unions’ ability to help workers

America works best when it works for everyone, not just the rich and powerful

Giant tax breaks for the rich, higher taxes and fewer benefits for working people

We should work with our allies and negotiate with our adversaries to ensure peace

Give in to Russia and North Korea while disrespecting our allies

Welcome progress

Fan the flames of fear

President Obama made us proud to be Americans

Donald Trump is an embarrassment to most Americans, including many Republicans

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