NTD NEWS     September 13, 2017
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For those of you who look forward to Nels Howard's weekly commentary, I have some good news and some bad news.  The good news is that Nels and his wife Linda are in Door County Wisconsin celebrating their 50th Wedding anniversary, and we all wish them a big congratulations!  Now the bad news. Because he is on vacation, he will not be commenting in this week's newsletter.
   So I will be commenting on our Annual Meeting and Picnic, which we held at the Lake View Center and Beach  Shelter in Gillson Park this past Sunday.  We had a beautiful day for a picnic and a great turnout. 
     At our Annual Meeting, we discussed what our organization has been doing to promote Democrats running for office and what we plan to do in the future. At the Picnic, many local politicians and candidates stopped by to meet our members.  They all addressed our attendees and we are lucky to have such a fantastic group of politicians and candidates. 
    And, of course, w e ate a lot of hot dogs and mingled and talked about how we can change the trajectory of this country by participating in Grass Roots Politics.
     We hope that those of you who read this newsletter, but are not yet members, will please join us and become members at whatever level you can  afford. We have a big task in 2018 keeping the North Shore blue and upsetting some GOP Congresscritters in other parts of  Illinois.
      One final note:  The  Wilmette Justice Team is fighting to get the Wilmette Village Trustees to opt back into the Cook County Minimum Wage Hike and Earned Sick Leave Law The Wilmette Justice Team is leading a petition drive in support of opting in and  offering y ard signs to anyone interested in this issue. I encourage you to visit their website, wilmettejusticeteam.com,  and join in this fight. Wilmette residents voted over 70% in favor of referendums on these matters, yet the Village Trustees still chose to opt out of the law. I also encourage you to email the Village Trustees and Village President to show them that you want them to reverse their vote and support the minimum wage increase and sick leave.

                                                                             Judy Mandel
                                                                            NTDO President 
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New Trier Dems' 2017 Annual Dinner is Sunday, Oct. 8th

When : Sunday, October 8, 2017: Reception at 5:00pm; Dinner at 6:15pm
Where : Maggiano's Little Italy Restaurant, 4999 Old Orchard Center, Old Orchard Shopping Center, Skokie, IL
What: New Trier Dems host our 2017 Annual Dinner and fundraiser with  Featured Speaker U.S. Representative Mike Quigley from Illinois' 5th Congressional District.  Rep. Quigley is a Member of the influential House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, which oversees the activities of the entire Intelligence Community.  He will address current national security issues and provide an update on the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. For more information about Rep. Quigley, please visit his website. Additionally,  Democratic gubernatorial candidates Daniel Biss, Chris Kennedy,  JB Pritzker and possibly others will reveal their plans for Illinois.
Your invitation will be in your mailbox and/or email inbox soon. We hope to see you there!

Upcoming Events of interest:  
Saturday, September 16 in Springfield - The Illinois Democratic Women  45th Annual Convention

When: Saturday, September 16, 2017
Where: IBEW Local 193, 3150 Wide Track Drive
Crowne Plaza, 3000 S Dirksen Parkway. Springfield, IL
What: Join Democratic Women from across our state to discuss the issues facing our state and nation and what can be done to turn things around.1:00pm-5:00pm Workshop Sessions; 6:00-9:00pm Dinner with   Keynote Speaker Krystal Ball, author, activist and President of the People's House Project. To read her bio  click here

Sunday, September 24 in Skokie -  
A Screening of the Documentary "Equal Means Equal" and Discussion with Rep. Lou Lang 

When: Sunday, September 24, 2017 from 6:00-9:00pm
Where: Skokie Theater, 7924 Lincoln Ave., Skokie
What: Friends for ERA Illinois and the League of Women Voters Evanston present a screening of "Equal Means Equal," a documentary supporting adoption of the Equal Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution guaranteeing equal rights for women.  The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with State Representative Lou Lang (D-16) and representatives from Illinois National Organizaition for Women (NOW) and the League of Women Voters. For additional information or to RSVP,  register online

Monday, September 25 in Glencoe - Drinks with Dems

When:  Monday, September 25, 2017 from 6:00pm until 8:00pm
Where: Tudor Wine Bar, 338 Tudor Court, Glencoe (directly across from the Writers' Theater)
What: Let's get together and talk politics! New Trier Dems and Tenth Dems invite all North Shore Dems for drinks, mingling and conversation with fellow progressives. Here's a great opportunity to network with like-minded people in our area and form connections with other activists. Drinks and appetizers will be available for purchase.


FYI: The NTDO Events Calendar 
for the rest of 2017

Maggiano's Old Orchard, Skokie, 5 pm-9 pm
Nov. (Date & Place TBA)  
All North Shore Democrats Invited

Have you visited Senator Biss' website "The Road Back" --
click on the link to his video -- then, throughout the summer follow his plan's development on the website.

Daniel explains a lot about how Illinois got where it is today and how we can begin the journey on the road back toward achieving our state's tremendous economic potential.
Your Legislators:

Legislators Democratic Legislators
who represent New Trier Township in 
Washington, Springfield and Cook County 

You'll be hearing a lot from these exceptional public servants. --

And they want to be hearing a lot from you. 
     The fact is, they need to hear from you and want to hear from you in order to represent you most effectively. So, the first thing you can do is get to know who these people are. The links below to their campaign websites are a good place to start. 
Jan Schakowsky , 9th U.S. Congressional District Representative  and Chief Deputy House Democratic Whip. The new Ninth District boundaries include all of New Trier except for Glencoe. 

Brad Schneider , 10th U.S. Congressional District Representative which includes a number of precincts in Glencoe.
Daniel Biss,   State Senator for Illinois' 9th State Senate District.The Ninth District includes all of New Trier Township.
Julie MorrisonState Senator for Illinois' 29th State Senate District. The district includes New Trier's northernmost precincts.   

Robyn Gabel, IL 18th District State Representative. The 18th District includes much of New Trier up to Hazel Avenue and Dundee Road.
Laura Fine , IL 17th District State Representative.
The 17th District includes the East Glenview and West Wilmette areas of New Trier Township.

Scott Drury IL 58th District State Representative. 
The 58th District includes the northernmost precincts in Glencoe.

Larry Suffredin, Cook County 13th District Commissioner. The 13th District includes all of New Trier, Evanston and Niles Townships. 

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Come be a part of New Trier's grassroots political community.    
About Us:
The New Trier Democratic Organization is made up of hundreds of grassroots volunteers dedicated to advancing progressive ideals through the political process. We welcome your participation.

Dean T. Maragos, Committeeman New Trier Township

We are located at 800 Oak Street, Suite 112, in Winnetka, IL. Ph: 847-446-8030
Contact: newtrierdemocrats@gmail.com.

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