The most important thing that all of us can do this fall is to volunteer for a campaign. And this year, the most important way to volunteer is to phonebank. GPAD is rallying our forces this Saturday, Sept. 5, from 10 to noon for a Day of Action: Phonebank-o-Rama. Help us call Democratic and Progressive voters in Palatine Township, urging them to vote for Biden-Harris, Durbin, Casten, and Trevor. And the Fair Tax! We'll be helping them get mail-in ballots, telling them where the new Palatine Early voting site is, and helping them get yard signs. And, it will be FUN! We must do everything we can to make sure that we win--and save Democracy. Sign up here.
Greater Palatine Area Democrats is very pleased that the Village of Palatine and the Cook County Clerk's Office have agreed to hold Early Voting at a new site -- 150 W. Wilson St., a block north of Towne Square in Palatine. This location is an unused office building that was the site of the temporary Village Hall during renovation of the current Village Hall building a few years ago. Kudos to both the Village and the County Clerk for working together to move Early Voting to a neutral and safe location so that all residents can vote freely and safely. The move comes after the Village had declined to host Early Voting, as it had for many years, and after the Palatine Police Station emerged as the next location. Moving Early Voting to this office building will allow all residents of Palatine, including our large and growing communities of color, to be able to participate in November's election without fear. Voting rights groups strongly advocate against a police presence at voting sites. Thank you, Village of Palatine, and the Cook County Clerk's Office, for coming to a great solution. Now, let's get ready to VOTE!
Help Maggie Trevor flip the 54th House District and donate to All Saints Food Pantry on Aug. 26. Your ticket to the fundraiser gets you a chicken fajita meal from Salsa Street in Palatine. When you pick up your meal, you can drop off donations to All Saints' Food Pantry, which benefits POC-- Partners for Our Communities. And you get a yard sign! The online Zoom fundraiser starts at 7 p.m. The host committee -- which is growing! -- includes Northwest Suburban Teachers Union Local 1211, U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky, State Rep. Kelly Cassidy, State Sen. Ann Gillespie, State Rep. Mark Walker, Cook County Commissioner Kevin Morrison, Franklin Park Mayor Barrett Pedersen, MWRD Commissioner Debra Shore, Rolling Meadows Alderperson Lara Sanoica, Democratic Committeeperson Maria Galo, Donna Epton and Hon. Sue Walton and Al Prochaska.
Salsa Street is located at 1540 N. Rand Road, Palatine. Buy your tickets here: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/trevor082620fundraiser