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  • Saturday, July 03, 2021 at 11:00 AM through July 05, 2021 · 8 rsvps
    Community Park in Palatine, IL

    2021 July 4 Hometown Fest!!!

    Sign up to staff the GPAD booth at the 2021 Palatine Jaycees' Hometown Fest! We need volunteers to help host our elected officials and 2022 candidates for Secretary of State, help families with crafts, and chat up community members! We'll have donkey fans, guess-the-amount-of-candy-in-the-jar, and even a plush toy donkey as a prize! Cool, custom T-shirts will be for sale!This is the time to show Palatine Township their friendly, neighborhood Democrats and Progressives! Please sign up for a shift or two! It's time to get SOCIAL!

    Shifts are 2 or 3 hours. Please make sure you arrive on time for your shift, and please plan on staying the whole shift. This will be super-fun!

    Street parking is usually banned during the fest. You can park at Gateway Parking Garage, 250 W. Colfax, then walk to the fest. Our booth will be located in the Expo, south of the Carnival.

  • Sunday, July 04, 2021 at 10:30 AM
    Rolling Meadows High School in Rolling Meadows, IL

    2021 Rolling Meadows Fourth of July Parade! Sunday, July 4!!

    It's a real-live parade! Come march with Greater Palatine Area Democrats in the only July 4 parade in Palatine Township this year! Let's muster a show of force showing that Democrats and Progressives are here to stay! We need people to carry banners, people to hand out candy, people to wave and smile!

    Meet up at Rolling Meadows High School, 2901 Central Road, Rolling Meadows. The parade will exit the high school parking lot to the east, then proceed through the neighborhood to the north and end in the Jewel parking lot on Kirchoff Road.

    Small items, including wrapped candy, may be gently handed out by parade participants. No throwing! Masks and social distancing will be followed if mandated by the State of Illinois.

    After the parade, come visit the GPAD booth at the Palatine Jaycees Hometown Fest at Community Park, 250 E. Wood St., Palatine!

  • Wednesday, July 07, 2021 at 07:00 PM · 2 rsvps

    Town Hall on New Ethics Legislation

    State Sen. Ann Gillespie reviews her important, new ethics legislation she sponsored in this online Town Hall. As chair of the Illinois Senate Ethics Committee, Sen. Gillespie successfully shepherded the first new ethics legislation, which received overwhelming bipartisan support in both the Illinois House and Senate. Look for the Zoom link in your auto-response email after you RSVP. Check your spam filters if you do see the email.

  • Monday, July 19, 2021 at 07:00 PM · 2 rsvps

    Eye-Opening Town Hall on Property Assessments with Cook Co. Assessor Fritz Kaegi

    Property Assessments! Sounds exciting, no? Actually, the one person who can make property assessments fascinating is Cook County Assessor Fritz Kaegi. And it's because progressive government is possible when property assessments are fair. Come learn from Assessor Kaegi about the important work his office is doing to bring equity and justice to the Assessor's office, how that progress is under threat, and what we can do about it. Your link to the online Town Hall will be in your auto-confirmation email. Please check your spam filters if you do not see the email.

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