"Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek."
Are you ready to make a true difference in your community by running for local office? Do you want to help a friend run for local office? What steps need to be taken to start a local campaign? We'll address these questions and more in the first of a series of Zoom sessions on training regular people to be candidates for local office. We'll feature local public officials who can share their experiences in starting and running a campaign--and winning. At our Aug. 2 Zoom, we'll hear from Nicole Grasse, an Arlington Heights Trustee, who will share her advice, experience, and enthusiasm for public service. Now is the time to learn how to run!
Congratulations to Nabeela Syed and her historic campaign for becoming our Democratic nominee for the 51st State House District! And congratulations also to Chelsea Laliberte Barnes for her heroic campaign. It was a tough, hard-fought primary race, and I want to thank both candidates for rising to the challenge and focusing on issues. You both do honor to yourselves, our voters, and the democratic process. Having two highly talented young women running for state representative here is an embarrassment of riches. I hope more young people are inspired and run for local office.
Congratulations also to Maggie Trevor, who WON her tough primary for the 9th District of the Cook County Board. Maggie walked her district and knocked on thousands of doors. We know she is the best candidate.
Joe Gump, running for the 13th subcircuit judicial seat, right now is ahead a little over 100 votes--we'll see how mail ballot votes turn out in the next few days.
But most of all, THANK YOU to the volunteers of Greater Palatine Area Democrats. You collected thousands of signatures, knocked on hundreds of doors, wrote hundreds of postcards, made hundreds of phone calls, and stood for hours in the hot summer sun, handing out sample Democratic ballots to voters at Early Voting and on Election Day. Thanks also to the Nabeela Syed and Joe Gump campaigns, who helped hand out sample Democratic ballots at both Early Voting and on Election Day. Because of your help, we were able to give sample ballots to voters on every day of Early Voting and at most high-traffic voting places.
This is how WE WIN.
Now, it's on to Victory in November!
Every election, a surprisingly large numbers of mail-in ballots are never returned.
Help remind mail-ballot voters to vote! We're calling people in Palatine Township who ordered Democratic mail-in ballots to remind them to fill out and return their mail ballots. Multiple shifts are available this week--click here to choose an evening to call!!