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featuring political news and community information for 43rd ward residents and businesses -
2527 N. Lincoln Avenue - 773-661-2133

Friday, October 29, 2010

Election Day Tuesday November 2nd!

Your Vote Really Counts on Tuesday

Now, more than ever, it is important to make our voices heard and speak out to protect our rights! To ensure that, 43rd Ward Democrats have endorsed Pat Quinn for Governor and Alexi Giannoulias for Senate along with other progressive candidates. (See our Endorsements). Governor Quinn has a long history of standing up for a Woman's Right to Privacy and Choice without restriction. We also need to protect our Senate and House Majorities.

Toni Preckwinkle, for County Board President, has always distinguished herself as a progressive leader and Forrest Claypool, for County Assessor, stands as a voice for reform in his race.

The consequences of sitting this election out are dire. The Republican slate is filled with politicians who are out of touch with our times. Bill Brady disrespects women and their abilities. Not only does he oppose a Woman's Right to Choose, even in cases of rape and incest, but Brady has voted against equal pay for equal work and is in favor of lowering the minimum wage. On the local front, as well as the national, we simply cannot afford inaction.

Volunteer with 43rd Ward Dems on Election Day

Have you got any time to spare on Election Day, November 2nd? A couple of hours will help. Can you drive folks to the Polling Place? Answer phones? Help deliver lunches to our Election Judges?
The polls are open from 6:00 am until 7:00 pm. Please contact us at michele43rd@gmail.com if you're available any time during the day.

Rally with
President Obama!

Midway Plaisance Park
1130 Midway Plaisance North
Chicago, IL 60637

Saturday, October 30th
Doors open: 4:30 p.m.

The event is free and open to the public. Tickets are not required. Space is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

For security reasons, please avoid bringing bags to the rally if at all possible -- you should expect airport-like security. No signs, banners, or laptops are permitted.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Rally for Choice!

Rally for Pat Quinn
Stop Bill Brady and Protect Our Rights

Co- Hosts:
43rd Ward Democrats
Personal PAC

Monday, October 25th
6:00 pm
2527 N. Lincoln Avenue

Featured Speaker:
Terry Cosgrove - President and CEO
Personal PAC

Please RSVP at:

43rd Ward Democrats endorsed Pat Quinn for Governor. Now, more than ever, we must put our feet to the street and back our endorsed candidate. Pat Quinn has a long history of advocating for women. Pat supports a Woman's Right to Privacy and Choice without restriction. Pat stands firmly against salary discrimination based on gender and is committed to protecting victims of domestic violence.

Bill Brady is opposed to a Woman's Right To Choose and believes that even women who are the victims of rape and incest should be denied their reproductive rights. He has repeatedly voted against insurance coverage for pap smears and mammograms. Bill Brady will put the women of Illinois at serious risk. He even supports Lowering the Minimum Wage, impacting millions of working women.

There's Too Much at Stake!