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
Save Our Postal Service! Save Our Democracy! 11 a.m. to Noon, Saturday, August 22. It's time to protest the malarkey at the U.S. Postal Service--the efforts of the Trump Administration to undermine trust in the U.S. mail and sabotage the November election. We're joining NWSOFA-Indivisible, MoveOn.org, and other groups across the nation for a rally at thousands of post offices. We'll be rallying in support of our postal workers and protesting efforts to slow the delivery of U.S. mail, threatening the delivery of mail-in ballots. Masks and social distancing required. Bring your signs, spread out along the sidewalk. Do not block postal business. Please park at the Palatine parking garage, 210 N. Smith Street, then walk to the Palatine Post Office, 440 W. Colfax. If you prefer, you can also drive by the post office, displaying your signs and making NOISE! Sign up here!