"At this hour, my friends, democracy has prevailed."

It with great joy that Greater Palatine Area Democrats congratulates the 46th President of the United States, Joseph R. Biden, Jr., and the first female, Black, and Asian American Vice President, Kamala Devi Harris. "This is America's Day, this is Democracy's Day," said President Biden in his inaugural speech. "America has been tested anew, and America has risen to the challenge," President Biden said. "The dream of justice for all will be deferred no longer." Already on his first day, President Biden signed 17 executive orders, including a mask mandate on federal property, and requesting an extension on the moratoriums on evictions and student loan payments. He revoked the permit for the Keystone pipeline, and rejoined the World Health Organization and the Paris Climate Agreement. And, his press secretary held a press conference and answered reporters' questions. Pretty normal. We Democrats stand with President Biden in his efforts to tame the pandemic, restore our economy, and work to heal the divisions in our country. As President Biden said: "We have never, ever, ever, ever failed in America when we've acted together."

Honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Presidential Inauguration: Donate to Virtual Illinois Food Drive

Jan. 18 is a National Day of Service, honoring both Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the Presidential Inauguration this week of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. Here in Illinois, you can donate to the Illinois Virtual Food Drive. Your contribution can either be divided evenly among Operation Food Search, the Northern Illinois Food Bank, Midwest Food Bank, Central Illinois Food Bank, Northeast Community Fund, and Greater Chicago Food Depository, or you can customize your donation. Donate here.

Help Flip Palatine Township -- Jan. 12 Fajitas Fundraiser for Democrats for Palatine Township Slate

The Democratic candidates for Palatine Township are holding their first fundraiser on Jan. 12 at Salsa Street on Rand Road in Palatine--a Takeout Tuesday event!. Buy tickets and help the campaign! You'll get a delicious take-out meal from Salsa Street, 1540 N. Rand Road in Palatine. Come meet the candidates--they'll bring your meal to your car when you arrive to pick up your meal. Buy tickets here!

Learn more about the candidates here!

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