July 2020
ELECTIONS HAVE CONSEQUENCES!
WHERE DID THE OUTRAGE GO?
By Mary Coen
Back in late June information came out Russia was paying bounty to Afghan militants for dead American soldiers. It was simply stunning news, and most of America was outraged. Even some Republicans were appalled. It is now two weeks later, and I wonder, "Where did all the outrage go?”

The problem is that outrage is difficult to sustain; it is somewhat dependent on a wave of shock, and in the last 3 1/2 years in the United States shock has become an almost daily meal. Human beings are adaptable. The most outrageous things become the norm if one is fed a constant stream of them. It's a self-protection thing - one can't live in a constant state of high emotion, so even the most upsetting incidents have to be reduced to the banal. And outrage becomes lost.

Back in late February, the CIA and analysts at the National Counterterrorism Center expressed "with moderate confidence" that the Russia's military intelligence agency, the GRU, had turned several large sums of money over to the Taliban. Based on interrogations of detainees and intercepted Intelligence data it was determined that this was payment for the death of American soldiers. 

Any information that was found by any intelligence agencies to have "moderate confidence" would routinely be included in daily intelligence briefings to the White House and would have been sent on to Congress. Trump does not read briefings, and apparently this was not one of the things actually told to him by his briefer, but the information was also available to other upper staff. But no one bothered to follow up with questions or discussions with either the Military or Intelligence, or send the info on to the Armed Services or Intelligence Committees of Congress as would have been the routine in previous administrations. In other words, it was blown off by Trump as another "hoax", and not one member of his administration cared enough about American soldiers to look any further.

TRUMP - AFGHANISTAN?
By Chris Hotchkin
This is not political. This is about what patriotism really means. It does not mean hugging a flag with a stupid grin on your face. It does not mean using the military against citizens engaged in peaceful protest. It does not mean ranting about statues or defending Confederate flags. It does mean actually doing what helps the country and serving the American people, not your own financial or political interests. In late February this “president” was briefed on the fact that a foreign country, Russia, an adversary of America, has been paying Taliban to kill American military personnel in Afghanistan. This “president” not only has done nothing about it, he has been advocating for this adversary on the world stage, even knowing what Russia has been doing. This “Commander in Chief” has failed to even try to do what he can to protect the lives of American soldiers and marines who are deployed in harm’s way. He has betrayed them. We know he is incompetent. We know he lacks intelligence and is ignorant. We know he suffers from extreme narcissism. But there is no excuse for this betrayal. If you support Donald Trump, you are supporting a "president" who betrays the American military. Americans have come home from Afghanistan in a flag-draped casket because their “Commander in Chief” did nothing to defend them against a known adversary who put a price on their heads. Our military personnel in Afghanistan and around the world perform their duty at the risk of their lives. Their “commander-in-chief” does not. He either cannot be bothered to read an intelligence briefing or cannot dare to offend his master Putin. Either one, as Joe Biden says, is a dereliction of duty that costs American lives.
IT IS NOT JUST TRUMP.
By Carla Feinkind
Trump blusters, SPEWS, lies and FAILS to help us control the RAGING spread of COVID. The European Union has put a ban on American travelers . And the GOP is silent.

Trump and his GOP are STILL silent about Russian paid bounties for dead American soldiers. 

Why IS the GOP always SILENT? Clearly, Trump IS the GOP and the GOP IS Trump .. And HATE is the core of their rhetoric and policy. They use hate to get the power to pass their bills of MALICE and GREED.

REMEMBER in November...No matter what happens: STAY UNITED to BUILD A HUGE BLUE TSUNAMI, top to bottom. We MUST wash out Trump and this TOXIC dangerous GOP.  

**Donate to local Democrats and to Democrats in important races nationwide. ** Apply for that mail-in ballot and SEND IT IN!

No matter what, do NOT get complacent and relax. There will be UGLY GOP suppression of minority votes and dirty tricks and lies and we MUST make NOISE!

These are very dangerous times. BUT, we are the MANY! GET BUSY and STAY BUSY!

IF NOT NOW, WHEN?????
OUR LEADERSHIP
MESSAGE FROM OUR CHAIR - JULY EDITION
By Kim Savage, DGTDO Chair
The last thing I remember, it was about St. Patrick’s Day and now it is mid-summer. How did that happen? Some days it seems like an unending day of reality tv. Other days, it is like the movie Groundhog Day, where Bill Murray wakes up to the same day, every day. Have you ever felt that way?

As tempting as it might be to crawl back under the covers until the world returns to normal, it is not a good option. In a normal election cycle, we would be actively knocking on doors, making phone calls, having fundraisers, and reminding volunteers and voters that can’t wait until September to get active. This year, we are still figuring out what active is and how to engage voters. The clock is ticking and the pieces are moving around the game board. It is a very dynamic environment, so it is important to pay attention.

We have virtual meetings and training sessions. People are actively using social media to connect. We have access to breaking news 24/7. All that is great, but at this point, we are greatly missing the energy that comes with being physically present to share ideas and concerns. I love seeing people at our online meetings, but I truly miss the richness of face to face interaction. More than that, I am concerned about how we articulate the importance of this election to voters. This is most critical for the races that people do not pay attention to. So, I urge everyone to stay connected and continue to build the connection. Here is how we can do it:
  • Have conversations with your family, friends, and neighbors about candidates, either on the phone or socially distanced in your yard.
  • Go for a walk and say hi to the neighbors you don’t know. You get extra points if you are wearing a candidate or Democratic party tee shirt or hat.
  • While you are out walking, take some candidate literature to hang on Democratic doors in your neighborhood.
  • Send congratulations cards to students who have graduation signs in their yards.
  • Start your own Facebook chat rooms or join in on a Zoom meeting.
  • Schedule a one-on-one meeting with one of the DGTDO officers either in the office, a local park, or your patio.

No matter how you decide to connect, please remember to wash your hands, wear a mask, and stay socially distanced.
WHAT'S NEXT?
MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD!
Request VBM Ballot – Tell your neighbors, family and friends to do the same! Safe way to make your voice heard.


Complete the Census – Tell your neighbors, family and friends to do the same! Our representation and resources are at stake.


The Heroes Act is still on the line. Call your legislators to support this bill.

  • Senator Duckworth, DC 202-224-2854, Chicago 312-886-3506
  • Senator Durbin, DC 202-224-2152, Chicago 312-353-4952

Be an Election Judge.  If you or someone you know is interested or have questions, send an email to:

The Democratic Party Platform:
Our Roadmap for Moving America Forward
ANCHORED IN MILWAUKEE: A CONVENTION ACROSS AMERICA
By Julia Beckman, State Central Committeewoman for the 11 th CD
Here are some details for the Democratic National Convention as we know them now.

The Democratic Party of Illinois recently received information from the DNC about the preliminary steps that the Party is taking regarding the Democratic National Convention. The most important decisions for the August 17 to 20 Convention will be keeping everyone safe. Therefore, all delegates will attend and vote virtually. However, Joe Biden and other executives of the party will be in Milwaukee where Biden will give his acceptance speech. We don’t know officially but his Vice President pick will also be there. We are excited to see who that person will be. She will be great!!

In an innovative new approach, convention planners are developing new ways to organize and engage online to “speak to more Americans than ever before about our ideas, our beliefs, our stories.” One example: You will be able to tune in for live hearings for the 2020 Democratic Platforms AND enter your own platform suggestions on the website.

As always, all four nights of the meeting will be televised. For those people who will be attending in person, the DNC is consulting regularly with high-level public health officials about the safest ways to engage and stay safe. For much more information about the Convention and how you can get involved, go to the convention website: 

The DNC has a great name for this first time, historic event, calling it “A Convention Across America”.

Here in Illinois, as you know, our delegates to the Convention from each district were elected in the March Primary. They also met several weeks later to appoint at large delegates. We will make those names available soon. The State Central Committee will be meeting in Springfield on Wednesday, July 15 th , to elect one electoral college representative from each congressional district for the final December Electoral College vote. Committee members will also be electing representatives from the organization to the DNC.

I will not be attending Wednesday’s meeting, but I have sent my proxy to Speaker Madigan. I will keep a close eye on the results and will inform our membership when I have that information.

Be part of the solution!
PC CORNER - JULY 2020
By Chris Hotchkin
There are resources available to precinct committeemen on both our Downers Grove Township Democratic Organization website, www.dgdemocrats.org and the Democratic Party of DuPage County website, dupagedemocrats.com . You can find information about our candidates, information about voter registration and Vote by Mail, and opportunities to take action for candidates or issues. On the DPDC website there is a link to valuable PC Resources that requires a password. You can contact Nate Sippel, the Executive Director at info@dupagedemocrats.com to ask him for your password.

Although it is not a good idea to knock on doors these days, some campaigns have begun dropping literature at doors. Watch this newsletter and your email for invitations to join them. You can also use the postcards we have in our office to drop at doors in your precinct. Cynthia Borbas, our county chair informs us that Vote Builder has been updated with information from the primary election, so you can make up-to-date lists. If you need help creating a list for your precinct, you can ask Sue Sitton in our office for assistance.

Sending post cards or dropping them at the doors of voters, especially those who voted Democratic in the primary, is a good way to let them know we are active and in touch with them.

Voter registration is key right now, and we especially want to make sure young people get registered. You can register them yourself as a Voter Registrar, or even easier, guide them to the state registration website, ova.elections.illinois.gov. All they need to register on this website is a drivers license or state ID.

Vote by Mail is the way to go this election and voters can apply NOW for their Vote by Mail ballot. They can link to this on both our township and county organization websites or by going to dupageco.org/election. Ballots will be mailed out starting in September.
VOTEBUILDER UPDATED WITH 2020 PRIMARY ELECTION INFO?
By Sue Sitton
The 2020 Primary Election voting data and newly registered voters are now available in Votebuilder. We are also able to run lists for voters who have requested their Vote By Mail Ballot and can track the VBM status. This will help PCs to track and follow-up with voters throughout the Vote By Mail process.

If you need help with any of the following, send an email to dgdemocrats@gmail.com or contact Sue Sitton directly at sasitton@aol.com .

  • Create a Walk List for your precinct. Here are 3 options: 1) Do it yourself (need access to VoteBuilder); 2) Request a printed copy to be picked up at DGTDO office; 3) Request a PDF copy to be sent to your email.
  • Request Access to VoteBuilder so you can create your own Walk Lists
  • Need help with using VoteBuilder
  • Need help with using MiniVAN

How else can we help? Let us know.
DGTDO OFFICE - KEEP THE LIGHTS ON.
SUPPORT DGTDO OFFICE AND ELECT DEMOCRATS!
If you are a monthly supporter, we appreciate your ongoing commitment to the organization. We also appreciate the annual checks that we have received from some of our special donors. We hope that everyone will continue to donate to fund our work during this vital election year. Our priorities will be on voter outreach and engagement to help elect more Democrats here in DuPage County. Don't forget, we can elect a majority on the County Board and the Forest Preserve Commission, as well as electing more judges to the Circuit Court, county wide offices, and to the State Legislature. It is our job to help get voters to the polls and we welcome your support. Here are links to online donation opportunities:

DGTDO Office Fund  - What your donation will buy: 
  • $48 per month funds the office for one day per month
  • $24 per month funds the office for one-half day per month
  • $12 per month funds the office for one-quarter ay per month

Voter Outreach  - What your donation will buy:
  • $100 = printing and postage to reach 150 voters
  • $50 = printing and postage to reach 75 voters
  • $10 = printing and postage to reach 13 voters

Political research and other tasks  - What your donation will buy:
  • $130 = stipend for 10 hours of political research by person unemployed by COVID-19
  • $67.50 = stipend for 5 hours of phone banking or research by a college student

Thank you for your continued support!
STAY INVOLVED - BE INFORMED!
VOTE BY MAIL – EVERYTHING YOU ALWAYS WANTED TO KNOW!
By Joanna Williams
Why Vote By Mail?
Vote By Mail (VBM) is currently available to all Illinois Residents. Both Republican and Democratic Election Judges are ALWAYS present during all phases of processing VBM Ballots (Postmark Check, Signature Check, Feeding the Ballot through the Machine, etc.). VBM provides a paper trail that can always be verified/audited. VBM is an excellent option to keep both your health and vote safe.  You Can Apply to Vote By Mail Today.

STEP 1: Request Your Vote By Mail Application
O ption 1: APPLY ONLINE – APPLY NOW  –  Apply Here  – Best Option
Option 2: Apply via Mailed Application  – Mailed after 8/1 if you don’t apply online
Option 3: Apply in Person  – Election Division, 421 N. County Farm Road Rd, Wheaton
Option 4: Apply via Phone  – 630-407-5600, Spanish 630-407-5608, TDD 630-407-5631
Option 5: Apply via Downloaded Application  –  Download Here

Important Links:
VBM Apply Online:
DuPage County – Vote By Mail – Info: dupageco.org/Election/Voting/37064
Check Voter Registration Status or Register to Vote:  ova.elections.il.gov
DuPage County Clerk’s Statement on Vote By Mail:

STEP 2: Fill Out & Return Your VBM Ballot
Fill out the VBM Ballot (make sure to flip it over and vote for all races and questions). Once filled out, seal the ballot in the return envelope and  sign the back of the envelope .

Option 1: Return Your VBM Ballot via Mail  – add postage and drop in the mail.
Option 2: Return Your VBM Ballot in Person  – Election Division at 421 N. County Farm Road Rd, Wheaton OR at a polling location. Note: If the voter is not the one dropping off the ballot, they must fill out and sign the Affidavit of Delivery on the flap of the envelope.

ELECTION PROTECTION
By Maggie Brownlie
Lots of people are concerned about election security. Few are clear about what the problems actually are, beyond “foreign interference.” Fewer still are aware that there are actions people can take — even from home — that will increase election security. We’re working to change that.

Emily Levy, founder of ScrutineersCommunity.org

Scrutineers is a movement founded by Emily Levy seeking all who are willing to learn NOW to BE TRAINED in securing our elections from your home!

Scrutineers Community Mission Statement includes:

  1. Helping Black and other under-represented voters register and VOTE
  2. Start learning (no, it is NOT TOO LATE) about what is happening in the management of your local elections.
  3. Help grow the Scrutineers movement
  4. Make sure you are registered to vote and then VOTE! Encouraging Vote by Mail is an important component in this election and Illinois legislation has truly supported this idea. (I am personally fond of this part of the mission statement and am inviting anyone interested in upcoming online trainings and thus become part of an election security “pod” that I am forming in this county, please let me know.)
  5. Build a pod, a squad, or an affinity group of people to work with to protect your local elections.

2020 GENERAL ELECTION
NOVEMBER 3, 2020
112 days to go
For republican opponent and incumbent information for all races in DuPage County,
go to our website:

HELP OUR CANDIDATES! WE CAN WIN IF WE WORK TOGETHER!
U.S. Senator
  • Richard Durbin
U.S. Representative
  • Marie Newman (District 3)
  • Mike Quigley (District 5)
  • Sean Casten (District 6)
  • William Foster (District 11)
IL Representative
  • Jennifer Zordani (District 47)
  • Anne Stava-Murray (District 81)
DuPage County-Wide
  • William White (Auditor)
  • Candice Adams (Clerk of the Circuit)
  • Gregory Whalen (Coroner)
  • Kathleen Carrier (Recorder)
DuPage County – District 2
  • Tina Tyson Dunne (Forest Preserve)
  • Paula Deacon-Garcia (County Board)
DuPage County Board – District 3
  • Gail Cabala-Lowry (County Board)
18 th Circuit Judge (replace Anderson)
  • Jeffrey Jacobson
18 th Circuit Judge (replace Bakalis)
  • Margaret “Peggy” O’Connell
18 th Circuit Judge (replace Sutter)
  • Jill Otte
18 th Circuit Judge (replace O'Shea)
  • Azam Nizamuddin
DGTDO OFFICE EVENTS
U.S. CONSTITUTION DISCUSSION GROUP
WE THE PEOPLE US CONSTITUTION DISCUSSION GROUP

TUESDAY, JULY 14
TUESDAY, AUGUST 11
6:30 TO 8:00 PM

RSVP OR QUESTIONS TO:
MONDAY, JULY 20
6:30 TO 7:30 pm
VIRTUAL POSTCARD WRITING
Are you missing your fellow Democrats? So are we. Join us on Zoom on Monday, July 20 th , from 6:30-7:30 pm to write postcards and to socialize. We will be writing postcards to Michigan to encourage Michigan residents to vote on November 3 rd . If you are interested, email me at pgjpk1@gmail.com for postcards and an invite for the Zoom meeting.
MORE RESOURCES
LTDO MAKING PATRIOTIC/ DEMOCRATIC FACE  MASKS.
Message from LTDO:

“We are sewing surgical style cotton face masks that are washable and reusable.
Protect yourself and others and help raise money for the Lisle Township Democratic Organization (LTDO)—helping Democratic candidates local, state and national.”
Check out LTDO website for more information:

"I'M JUST SAYING" FB PAGE.
KNOWLEDGE + ACTION = POWER! 

“I’m Just Saying” is a nonpartisan Facebook page that is dedicated to presenting information and educating voters on the election process. 

Here’s a sample of topics that may be of interest to you.:

  • Decision 2020: Breaking down the race to 270 electoral votes to win the presidency.
  • First Time Voter Checklist
  • USPS’ financial challenges may impact mail-in voting.

Check it out!
CHECK FOR UPDATES
PC Resources Page still coming soon!

The 2020 Election Page includes information useful to Downers Grove Township Democratic PCs and our voters. It includes:

  • List of Democratic candidates on the 2020 General Election ballot
  • Includes the republican opponents for each race
  • Name of the incumbent for each office.
  • Resources for fact-checking, tracking candidates donations and more
  • 2020 General Election key dates

On the Home Page, scroll down to see a list of events that that will take place in our DGTDO Office. Upcoming events that may be of interest are updated regularly on the website. If there is an event you would like added, let us know.

Our goal is to make the website more useful to everyone including voters, precinct committeemen, and people looking to get involved in our democratic efforts.

Your input is important. Submit your thoughts and ideas to Sue at sasitton@aol.com
Visit Left Out - DuPage on Facebook or their new Website : http://leftoutdupage.com .
THERE IS ALWAYS SOMETHING TO DO & WAYS TO HELP.
Left Out – DuPage Area is a unique local Facebook group that serves as an informational clearinghouse for all Democratic leaning - progressive events occurring in and around DuPage County. It has over 2,700 followers.

Left Out DuPage is a great way to find events in the area. Also, if you have a progressive event, you can post it.  On a weekly basis, Left-Out - DuPage Area searches Facebook for events hosted by local campaigns and grassroots organizations and reposts them to their followers. It is volunteer-run and has no affiliation with any organization or campaign.
White House: (202) 456-1111    
Click on GET INVOLVED in the blue header

Dept of Justice: (202) 353-1555

Congressional Switchboard for Both Houses: (202) 224-3121

Local offices if Washington office is busy:
Sen. Dick Durbin (312) 353-4952
Sen. Tammy Duckworth (312) 886-3506
Rep. Sean Casten 202-225-4561, 630-520-9450
Rep. Mike Quigley (773) 267-5926
Rep. Bill Foster (630) 585-7672
Rep. Dan Lipinski (708) 242-0853

NEED TO MAKE SURE THE GOP LEADERSHIP HEARS YOU?  

State of IL: JB Pritzker:
(217) 782-0244

State Sen Suzy Glowiak
(217) 782-8148, Local TBD

Rep Deanne Mazzochi
(217) 782-1448, (630) 852-8633

State Sen John Curran
(630) 796-2623, (217) 82-9407

State Rep Jim Durkin
(217) 782-0494, (630) 325-2028

State Rep Anne Stava-Murray
(217) 782-6578 , 630-605-0595

Contact the corporate media too! 

ABC News: (212) 456-7777
CBS News: (212) 975-3247
NBC and MSNBC News (212) 664-4444
CNN (404) 827-1500

Sign up for Saturday Virtual Coffee & Chat? Send email to dgdemocrats@gmail.com
DGTDO OFFICE HOURS:
July / August 2020
DGTDO Office
908 Curtiss, Downers Grove
630-297-8600

Office Opened with Phase 3 Guidelines. BE SAFE!!

Monday 1:30 – 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday 1:30 – 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday 1:30 – 6:00 p.m.
Thursday 1:30 – 6:00 p.m.
Friday 2:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 to 12:00 (times may vary)
Sunday closed
For most current list of events, go to www.dgdemocrats.org/
 
For other Local events, check out Left Out – DuPage Area Facebook Page  or website http://leftoutdupage.com/

Upcoming Events and Key Election Dates

Types of events: DGTDO, Candidate, Education / Issues, “Be Active”, Organization Meeting
To add events to the following list, email information to DGTDONewsletter@gmail.com

Updated  July 14, 2020

Recurring

Every Saturday, 10:00 am - STAY ENGAGED! STAY CONNECTED!
*VIRTUAL Coffee and Chat
*Until further notice, DGTDO will have Virtual Coffee and Chats on Saturday mornings at 10:00 am. Interested in joining? Send an email to dgdemocrats@gmail.com
DGTDO Office (open 9:00 am to 12:00 noon for dropping off and picking up materials)
908 Curtiss Street, Downers Grove

July 2020
 
July 14 (Tuesday), 6:30 to 8:00 pm    
We The People: A Constitution Discussion Group
(How are power and governance shared? What is the 10 th Amendment about?)
Virtual Meeting
( event details )  email: wtpconstitutiondg2020@gmail.com for Zoom link

July 14 (Tuesday), 7:00 to 8:00 pm    
Conversation on Race (3-part series 7/7, 7/14, 7/21)
(Dialogue with Law Enforcement)
(hosted by:  Rep Terra Costa Howard )
Virtual Meeting

July 14 (Tuesday), 7:00 to 8:30 pm  
Team Casten’s Checking In Virtual Phone Bank
(hosted by:  Sean Casten for Congress
Virtual Meeting

July 15 (Wednesday), 1:00 to 2:00 pm  
Climate Change Recommended Webinar: Climate Crisis Report
Virtual Meeting

July 15 (Wednesday), 3:00 to 4:00 pm  
Discrimination, Racial Inequality, Homelessness and Proverty
(hosted by:  Night Ministry
Virtual Meeting

July 15 (Wednesday), 5:00 to 7:00 pm  
DuPage Dems – Wednesday Virtual Office Hours
(hosted by:  DuPage Democrats
Virtual Meeting

July 15 (Wednesday), 7:00 to 9:00 pm  
Election Series 2020 – What Will Our Elections Look Like?
Virtual Meeting

July 15 (Wednesday), 7:00 to 9:00 pm  
Indivisible Naperville July Meeting (Circuits to Supreme)
w/ Judicial Candidates
(hosted by:  Indivisible Naperville
Virtual Meeting

July 15 (Wednesday), 7:30 to 9:00 pm  
Studying Our Roots: The Federalist Papers
(hosted by:  ACE Act. Connect. Engage .
Virtual Meeting

July 16 (Thursday), 12:00 to 2:00 pm  
Roundtable of Sisterhood: Conversation about the intersection of Gender and Racial Equity
(hosted by:  Women Employed
Virtual Meeting

July 16 (Thursday), 7:00 to 8:30 pm  
Virtual Civic Series: What you need to know about Election 2020 with Jean Kaczmarek
Virtual Meeting

July 16 (Thursday), 7:00 to 8:00 pm  
Youth Engagement & Turnout Virtual Town Hall
Virtual Meeting

July 18 (Saturday), 10:00 to 11:30 am  
Team Casten’s Checking In Virtual Phone Bank
(hosted by:  Sean Casten for Congress
Virtual Meeting

July 18 (Saturday), 5:00 to 8:00 am  
Open Mind Night: BIPOC Stories in the Suburbs
Virtual Meeting

July 19 (Sunday), 3:00 to 5:00 pm    
PEACE Toastmasters Meeting  (1 st Fridays, 3 rd Sundays)
Virtual Meeting

July 21 (Tuesday), 7:00 to 8:00 pm    
Conversation on Race (3-part series 7/7, 7/14, 7/21)
(Where Do We Go From Here?)
(hosted by:  Rep Terra Costa Howard )
Virtual Meeting

July 21 (Tuesday), 7:00 to 8:30 pm  
Team Casten’s Checking In Virtual Phone Bank
(hosted by:  Sean Casten for Congress
Virtual Meeting

July 22 (Wednesday), 5:00 to 7:00 pm  
DuPage Dems – Wednesday Virtual Office Hours
(hosted by:  DuPage Democrats
Virtual Meeting

July 22 (Wednesday), 7:30 to 9:00 pm  
Studying Our Roots: The Federalist Papers
(hosted by:  ACE Act. Connect. Engage .
Virtual Meeting

July 25 (Saturday), 10:00 to 11:30 am  
Team Casten’s Checking In Virtual Phone Bank
(hosted by:  Sean Casten for Congress
Virtual Meeting

July 28 (Tuesday), 7:00 to 9:00 pm  
Climate Change Speaker Event: Kelly McGinnis, Executive Director
Virtual Meeting

July 21 (Tuesday), 7:00 to 8:30 pm  
Team Casten’s Checking In Virtual Phone Bank
(hosted by:  Sean Casten for Congress
Virtual Meeting

July 29 (Wednesday), 5:00 to 7:00 pm  
DuPage Dems – Wednesday Virtual Office Hours
(hosted by:  DuPage Democrats
Virtual Meeting

AUGUST 2020
August 5 (Wednesday), 5:00 to 7:00 pm  
DuPage Dems – Wednesday Virtual Office Hours
(hosted by:  DuPage Democrats
Virtual Meeting

August 5 (Wednesday), 7:00 to 8:30 pm  
Listening Session: Policing in Downers Grove
(hosted by: Downers Grove Public Library, Village of Downers Grove
Park District Rec Center
4500 Belmont Road, Downers Grove
( event details ) Limited to 50

August 7 (Friday), 6:00 to 9:00 pm    
PEACE Toastmasters Meeting  (1 st Fridays, 3 rd Sundays)
Virtual Meeting

August 11 (Tuesday), 6:30 to 8:00 pm    
We The People: A Constitution Discussion Group
(How are power and governance shared? What is the 10 th Amendment about?)
Virtual Meeting
( event details )  email: wtpconstitutiondg2020@gmail.com for Zoom link

August 12 (Wednesday), 5:00 to 7:00 pm  
DuPage Dems – Wednesday Virtual Office Hours
(hosted by:  DuPage Democrats
Virtual Meeting

August 12 (Wednesday), 7:30 to 9:00 pm 
DGTDO Monthly Meeting
District 99 Administration Building
6301 Springside, Downers Grove
Virtual Meeting

August 16 (Sunday), 3:00 to 5:00 pm    
PEACE Toastmasters Meeting  (1 st Fridays, 3 rd Sundays)
Virtual Meeting

August 18 (Tuesday), 7:00 to 9:00 pm  
NAACP DuPage, Kane, Kendall & Will County Branch Meeting
(hosted by:  DuPage NAACP
Virtual Meeting

August 19 (Wednesday), 5:00 to 7:00 pm  
DuPage Dems – Wednesday Virtual Office Hours
(hosted by:  DuPage Democrats
Virtual Meeting

August 20 (Thursday), 7:00 to 9:00 pm  
August Indivisible DuPage Meeting – Save the Date
(hosted by:  Indivisible DuPage
Virtual Meeting
 
August 26 (Wednesday), 5:00 to 7:00 pm  
DuPage Dems – Wednesday Virtual Office Hours
(hosted by:  DuPage Democrats
Virtual Meeting

SEPTEMBER 2020
September 4 (Friday), 6:00 to 9:00 pm    
PEACE Toastmasters Meeting  (1 st Fridays, 3 rd Sundays)
Virtual Meeting

September 9 (Wednesday), 7:30 to 9:00 pm 
DGTDO Monthly Meeting
District 99 Administration Building
6301 Springside, Downers Grove
Virtual Meeting

September 16 (Wednesday), 7:00 to 8:00 pm    
On the Way to Suffrage: Chicago Women and Politics, 1865 to 1920
Virtual Meeting

September 21 (Sunday), 3:00 to 5:00 pm       
PEACE Toastmasters Meeting  (1 st Fridays, 3 rd Sundays)
Virtual Meeting