Sue Walton has a woods named after her! The city of Rolling Meadows, in honor of Sue's environmental work in the city over more than 20 years, dedicated a small woods east of Cottonwood Park to Walton, a former alderman and a founder of the environmental committee in Rolling Meadows. Many folks were on hand to honor Sue's years of public service including Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi, State Rep. Mark Walker, Metropolitan Water Reclamation District Commissioner Dan Pogorzelski, and Cook County Commissioner Maggie Trevor. Sue has been a force for Democrats and progressives in both Palatine Township and Wheeling Township, laying the foundation for turning this area blue. Congratulations, Sue!
We're celebrating democracy at this year's Fourth of July events, and we need your help! Come walk with Greater Palatine Area Democrats in the Palatine Jaycees Fourth of July Parade this Saturday, July 1--we need many people to carry banners and hand out candy--we have so much candy! We are number 25 in the parade. You can also volunteer at the GPAD Booth in the Expo at the Jaycees' Hometown Fest--we'll be there Saturday and Sunday afternoons, July 1 and 2. We are Booth 68. Or, join us on Tuesday, July 4 at the Rolling Meadows parade. It's super-fun to walk in the parades--we always get a great response from the crowd. Click on the links to sign up.
Join State Senator Ann Gillespie and GPAD volunteers on Saturday, June 24 for pizza and training on how we're reaching out to our Democratic voters this summer to learn what issues are important to them, and to grow the Democratic community here in Palatine Township. Senator Gillespie led the Senate budget team in Springfield during the spring session of the State Legislature, and she will share her insight into how our latest balanced budget is helping to make life better for everyone in Illinois. Remember: the Democratic Party is the party of fiscal responsibility. Sign up for the pizza party here!