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2527 N. Lincoln Avenue - 773-661-2133

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

First Annual 43rd Ward Democrats Unity Fundraiser!

The 43rd Ward Democrats are having a big party...and You're Invited! Please join us on Thursday, September 4th from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm at the home of Bob and Eudice Fogel at 554 W. Eugenie. Many of you may know this lovely home as "The Elvis House".

The event promises to be great fun and it's a time to meet and catch up with other 43rd Ward Democrats. This is certainly a time when there is lots to talk about.

The money we’re raising will go to support the 43rd Ward Democrats so that we can continue programs like voter registration, selecting and training election judges, hosting informative public programs such as candidate forums, renting office space for volunteer programs and running a smooth election day so that everyone can exercise their right to vote.

Please join us. For more information about the event and to RSVP and pay for tickets go to http://www.actblue.com/page/43unity .

Obama Campaign Needs our Help!

I don't have to tell any of you just how important the election is in November. We have a real chance for progressive change in our country. Change takes work. The Obama Campaign has a lot going on and you can help out. The following are opportunities to volunteer for change:

Tuesday, August 19: Organizational Meeting 6:30 pm at The Holiday Club (4000 N. Sheridan Road)

Wednesday, August 20: Cell Phone Bank at Ann Sather (anytime between) 5:30 pm and 8:00 pm

Thursday, August 21: Organizational Meeting 6:30 pm (810 W. Diversey Pkwy)

Saturday, August 23: Volunteers travel to Michigan to register voters, meeting at 7:00 am at the Ann Sather on Belmont. Volunteers can expect to return home by 7:30 pm that evening. We need drivers and will create carpools for those who cannot drive.

If you have any questions or would like to sign up for the Michigan trip please contact me at michele43rd@gmail.com.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

The Obama Campaign Needs You This Weekend!

The Obama campaign is heading to Michigan this Saturday, August 9th, to register voters and sign up volunteers. They will be assembling and will depart from the Ann Sather parking lot (located behind the restaurant at 909 W. Belmont Ave) at 7am for the day and will return no later than 7:30pm.

If you are interested in this opportunity or have any further questions please contact Obama Michigan Trip and give us your day and evening phone numbers.
If you have a car and are willing to drive to Michigan, please contact the campaign right away and let them know how many volunteers you can accomodate in your vehicle. Car pools will be arranged and available for those without vehicles.

Lincoln Park Firemen Cookoff!

Come join in the fun and feasting on Saturday, August 16th and Sunday, August 17th as four fire houses from in and around Lincoln Park compete grill to grill - and what they're cooking sure sounds good - pulled pork, jerk chicken, turkey legs and steaks!

All the proceeds will go towards improving the working and living conditions at the local firehouses.

The Park West Community Association is sponsoring the event which goes from noon until 10pm on Saturday and noon until 8 pm on Sunday.

For more information or to buy advance tickets for the event, please call 773.506.4460 or email info@parkwestcommunity.com.

Friday, August 1, 2008

43rd Ward Democrats Show Their Pride!

43rd Ward Democrats at Gay Pride Parade!

We had a blast! We threw candy and mini frisbees to the crowd and wore big rainbow colored sombreros that doubled as rainhats when it started to storm. It was a beautiful day and we were proud to be a part of it! Thanks to all who marched with us, and a special thanks to Kate Covington and friends, who supplied lots of goodies, enthusiasm and beautiful children!

Our Voter Registration Drive is Underway!

I am pleased to announce the 43rd Ward Democrats Voter Registration Drive! It is our goal to register 1,000 new voters by the November Election. Our Voter Registration Committee is working hard contacting building managers and setting up on-site registrations.

In order to vote in the November election you must be registered, at your current address, by October 7, 2008. If you have moved since the last time you voted, even within the 43rd ward, you must re-register.

Do you need to register? Can we set up a voter registration table in your building? Would you like to volunteer helping to register voters? Please contact me at mailto:michele43rd@gmail.com This is a Committee on the move!