Greater Palatine Area Democrats will be traveling on June 7 to Buffalo Grove, to participate in the BG Pride Drive 2020! Instead of a BG Pride Parade, the organizers have shifted gears to a BG Pride Drive. And GPAD, with Maggie Trevor's Campaign and NWSOFA-Indivisible, have been paired with a lovely family who will let us decorate their front yard! More than 90 (and counting!) Buffalo Grove families have signed up to decorate their front yards and be part of the BG Pride Drive. Come on out for a lovely Sunday drive, tour the lovely houses, and guess which one is the GPAD-Trevor-NWSOFA-Indivisible yard! To get the route, sign up here. We will email you the route before June 7. (Rain date of June 14)
Democrats have found a great candidate for State Rep. in District 52! That is the district west and northwest of Palatine Township. Right now the other side is unopposed -- you can help flip the district! Check the map--if you know someone who lives in District 52, please tell them to participate in one of several drive-through events this weekend for Marci Suelzer, candidate for state representative in District 52:
Friday, May 22, 3 – 7 p.m. in the parking lot of Holy Apostles Episcopal Church,26238 N Rt. 59, Wauconda (on Rt. 59 just south of Rt. 12)
Saturday May 23, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Old Dominick's Grocery parking lot. Corner of Randall and Huntley Roads, Carpentersville
Syracuse University student Gretchen Coleman knows something about organizing her peers. The Palatine resident was one of a group of teens who organized a March for Our Lives in Schaumburg in 2018. She followed that up by working on Maggie Trevor's 2018 campaign for the 54th District, and working for U.S. Rep Sean Casten last year. This year she created Ballot Z, an initiative to help the Chicago area's Generation Z get ballots and vote in the 2020 election. On the Ballot Z website, young people can find all the information they need from how to register to vote, to requesting a mail-in ballot, to finding their polling place--all in one location. You can help by sharing Ballot Z with all your friends on social media! We need our youngest voters at the ballot box!