Idealism -- Integrity -- Independence

NTD NEWS    September 26, 2018

This week, there's so much going on that I've decided to not focus on any one issue. Instead I will just continue urging you all to stay involved. In a democracy, votes are power and it's up to politically engaged folks like us to help make sure every Democratic voter uses that power. So, here are four incentives for you to stay involved:
The Kavanaugh Senate Judiciary Committee sham
The arrogance being displayed by the Republican controlled Senate Judiciary Committee should fire all of us up. Their hypocrisy can be our incentive to keep pushing back against right wing efforts to erase every progressive path taken by America over the past seven decades.  
     Right now, the Republican controlled Judiciary Committee is only interested in ramming a Brett Kavanaugh SCOTUS confirmation through the Senate. They want nothing to get in the way.  
     An FBI investigation of the most recent allegations concerning Judge Kavanaugh's past, could discover that he did participate in some of the misogynistic bacchanals he claims he never attended. I guess Kavanaugh would then also be guilty of perjury. -- Republicans can't let that situation happen.  
     So, unless the Judiciary Committee allows a deeper investigation, or a few senators surprise everyone and vote against Kavanaugh's SCOTUS appointment, looks like we're going to have a sitting Supreme Court Justice who, for the rest of his life, will be suspected of having been a sexual predator and a perjurer.  
     The Right may soon control the U.S. Supreme Court - but not forever. A public outcry for progressive policies, and more legislators elected to support those policies, will make it less likely that SCOTUS will be eager to reverse the will of America's majority.
President Trump's dangerous worldview 
This week, Donald Trump's speech to the United Nations revealed where his mind has now settled concerning international relations. President Trump is apparently set on establishing an American doctrine that disavows the structures of international relations that were laboriously pieced together after 1945.  
     That was the year the world's governments took a desperately needed look a how their century's nationalism led to two world wars and the deaths of more than 100 million human beings. For hundreds of years, such slaughter, although not on such a huge scale, had been a regular occurrence in the "civilized world." It was hoped that a United Nations organization as well as regional agreements and international economic interdependence would, in general, avoid another world conflict. The U.N. was followed by the creation of NATO. And later, the gradual growth of the European Union added more reasons to avoid international conflicts. Trump wants to walk away from such wishy-washy policies.  
     No doubt his most hawkish advisors have influenced his ideas, but I suspect the stance Trump has now taken feels natural to him. He is a Commander in Chief with the most powerful weapons in the world and he has the wealth and resources of a nation of 325 million people at his disposal. Naturally, he assumes he should able to bully the world's nations into accepting him as the top dog.  
     This huge shift in our national policy may lead to the isolation of the United States from our longtime military and economic allies. It may also encourage the rise of nationalistic movements in a growing list of presently struggling democracies.  
     America needs more Democrats in Congress and in our state and city governments speaking out against such dangerous isolationism.  
Bruce Rauner's heartless approach to governing
Despite the national turmoil that is Trump's preferred environment, we can't let it distract us from important political contests right here at home. There's an Illinois governor to be elected in November. Now we should remind ourselves what happened in 2014 when too few Democrats grasped the importance of not allowing right wing ideology to take over our state's direction.  
     A majority of voters elected Bruce Rauner Governor "to shake things up" and they got their wish. Things got so shaken up that our state's too large but trending down $6 billion-plus budget deficit grew into a monster $14 billion-plus debt. The new Governor Rauner backed away from tax revenue that was beginning to repair the deficit situation. To compensate for that revenue loss his budgets froze, reduced or eliminated programs that our state's most vulnerable residents depended on.      Bruce Rauner made his fortune using the hard-eyed tactics of the vulture investment world. But when you're attempting to run a state government, such tactics are unacceptable.  
     Governor Rauner would like a second chance. He must not get it.  
Our region's Democratic candidates for the U.S. Congress and for the Illinois Legislature
The "down ticket" names on the November ballot are the women and men we're counting on to help redirect the trajectory of our nation and of our state into a better future.  
     We can be proud that our region of Illinois keeps sending outstanding Democratic legislators to Washington and to Springfield. Jan Schakowsky, Brad Schneider Raja Krishnamoorthi and Bill Foster each represent a part of our region in the U.S. House and each is up for reelection. It is imperative that they win.   
     Also, two other congressional districts in our area, the 6th and 14th, Sean Casten could play a national role in winning control of Congress. These seats, presently held by Republicans Peter Roskam and Randy Hultgren, are being challenged by Democratic candidates Sean Casten and Lauren Underwood in tight contests. Sean and Lauren are both exceptional people who will be great in office.    
     In the Illinois legislature, State Rep. Robyn Gabel is running for reelection, State Rep. Laura Fine is running for the State Senate, Jennifer Gong Gershowitz is running for Laura Fine's vacated seat, State Senator Julie Morrison is running for reelection and Bob Morgan is running for the vacant 58th State Rep. seat. -- Visit their websites and you'll see why Illinois needs them all working for us in Springfield.  
      Well, that's all for now. Hope you're feeling a bit more incentivized.
                                                                               Nels Howard
                                                                              NTDO member since 1973  
P.S. Scroll down to see some of the ways you can help some of our exceptional Democratic candidates. 
New Trier Democrats' Annual Dinner with Featured Speaker, JB Pritzker

Sunday, October 14th 
Reception 5:00pm - Dinner 6:15pm
JB Prtizker
We are excited and honored to welcome  JB Pritzker, Democratic Candidate for Illinois Governor,   as the Featured Speaker at our Annual Dinner and fundraiser. Please join us to hear about JB's plans for the State of Illinois.
New Trier Democrats will also present a special award to David Orr, retiring Cook County Clerk, recognizing his 39 years of exceptional public service.


If you have any further questions, please contact our office at or 847.446.8030.
Take Action Now - Local Opportunities To Help Get Out The Vote
Thursday Nights from 5:00-8:00pm
JB Pritzker For Governor Phone Bank at New Trier Democrats' Office

When: Thursday Nights from 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Where: New Trier Democrats' Office, 800 Oak Street, Suite 112, Winnetka
What: A phone bank to get out the vote for  JB Pritzker for Governor in this important midterm election. This phone bank will also support Kwame Raoul for Illinois Attorney General as well as other down ticket races in Illinois. You must bring a cell phone and please bring a laptop computer if you can. Training and all necessary materials will be provided. For questions or to RSVP, call Jonathan Alter at 312-848-2925.

Sundays 1:00-5:00pm & 
Mondays through Fridays 5:00-8:00pm
Phone Banking for IL Midterm Candidates with Our Friends at the Democratic Party of Evanston

When: Sundays 1:00pm to 5:00pm; Mondays through Thursdays 5:00pm to 8:00pm; Fridays 4:00pm to 8:00pm
Where: Democratic Party of Evanston's Office, 747 Custer Avenue, Evanston
What: The DPOE will continue to host daily phonebanking events at its headquarters throughout Sept. and Oct. to help support IL Democratic candidates in November. Please bring your cell phone, laptop, and charging device. For more information or to RSVP, please visit   DPOE's events calendar Thank you!

Sundays - Randy Bryce, US House Wisconsin 1st
Mondays - Matt Longjohn, US House Michigan 6th
Tuesdays -   Sean Casten, US House IL-6th
Wednesdays -   Betsy Londrigan, US House, IL-13th
Thursdays -   Lauren Underwood, US House IL-14th 
Fridays - Jan Schakowsky, US House IL-9th and
Laura Fine, IL State Senate 9th Dist.

Postcard Parties with Our Friends at Indivisible Evanston

What: This is the final push to send get out the vote postcards for the Nov. 6th Midterms! Right now Indivisible Evanston has addresses to reach voters in IL District 6 (where  Sean Casten  is running for Congress against Peter Roskam). As they get more opportunities to postcard for other districts and/or candidates, they will add them to their parties.


Thursday, 9/27: 5:00pm - 9:00pm at 1216 Madison St. in Evanston.
Friday, 9/28: 10am - 12:30pm email to RSVP and for address.
Monday, 10/1: 4:00pm - 9:00pm at 319 Wesley in Evanston.
Tuesday, 10/2: 6:00pm - 9:00pm at 2712 Ewing Ave. in Evanston.
Friday, 10/5: 10am - 12:30pm email  to RSVP and for address.
Sunday, 10/7: 1:00pm - 4:00pm at 319 Wesley in Evanston.
Tuesday, 10/9: 6:00pm - 9:00pm at 2712 Ewing Ave. in Evanston.
Wednesday, 10/10: 4:00pm - 9:00pm at 319 Wesley in Evanston.
Friday, 10/12: 10am - 12:30pm email  to RSVP and for address.
Tuesday, 10/16: 6:00pm - 9:00pm at 2712 Ewing Ave. in Evanston.
Thursday, 10/18: 5:00pm - 9:00pm at 1216 Madison St. in Evanston.

RSVP on  Facebook for the dates you can come. Please bring postcard stamps and we'll provide the postcards and refreshments! If you want to write and send postcards from home, we can arrange to get you the cards and the list of names and addresses. Want to host or organize a postcard party? We'll provide info for ordering postcards and other instructions, and publicize it for you. But even if you don't RSVP or can't contribute stamps, come anyway at any time you can!

Saturdays & Sundays 
Canvassing for Lauren Underwood (IL 14th District) and Sean Casten (IL 6th District) with Our Friends at Indivisible Evanston

When : Saturdays from 8:45am to 2;00pm
Where : meeting location 9222 Lawndale, Evanston IL 60203 - will drive to IL-14th to canvass
What Sign up here to Canvass for Lauren Underwood, candidate for Congress in IL 14th District.  We'll caravan from Evanston and then meet up with the Lake County Field Director from the Underwood campaign in Lindenhurst, who will give us a brief training and instructions before we head out to canvass door-to-door for the Underwood campaign. If you've never canvassed before, this is a great way to learn. Having conversations with folks 1:1 is the way we will win in November!

When: Sundays from 10:45am to 4:00pm
Where: Evanston - see sign up for details
What: Sign up here to Canvass for Sean Casten, candidate for Congress in IL 6th District. We are leaving from Evanston every Sunday morning until election day, traveling to/from Barrington, and returning by 4pm.


Saturdays & Sundays - 10:00am-1:00pm & 1:00-4:00pm
Canvassing for Local and Statewide Candidates with Our Friends at Democratic Party of Evanston

When: Saturdays & Sundays, 10:00am to 1:00pm and 1:00pm to 4:00pm each day
Where: Democratic Party of Evanston's office, 747 Custer Ave., Evanston
What: Knock on doors in Evanston for local candidates like Robyn Gabel, Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz, Laura Fine, and Cam Davis, as well as statewide Illinois candidates like JB Pritzker and Kwame Raoul. For more information or to RSVP, please visit DPOE's events calendar.


Saturday & Sunday, Sept. 29th and 30th
JB Pritzker Weekend of Action with Team Brad Schneider

When: Saturday & Sunday, September 29 & 30, 2018: shifts start at 10:00am, 1:00pm, and 3:00pm.
Where: Schneider for Congress HQ, 3000 Dundee Rd. #105, Northbrook
What:  Join Team JB and Team Brad for phone banking and canvassing in support of JB Pritzker. For additional information or to RSVP,  register online.

Other events of interest:

This Saturday, September 27 in Northbrook - Phone Bank for Brad Schneider

When: Thursday, September 27, 2018 from 5:30pm to 8:00pm  
Where: Brad Schneider for Congress Headquarters, 3000 Dundee Rd., #105, Northbrook
What: Phonebank in support of Brad! Stop by or stay for a couple hours, let's make sure we keep IL-10 blue! For additional information or to RSVP,  register online .

This Saturday, September 29 in Racine - Southern WI Voter I.D. Project Canvass 

When: Saturday, September 29, 2018 - from 11:30am to 5:00pm
Where: Racine, WI - Materials can be picked up and dropped off at the Harborside Common Grounds coffee shop, 5159 6th Ave, Kenosha
What: Please join Indivisible Evanston for voter I.D. canvasses in Racine, WI! I ndivisible Evanston will arrange carpools or you can go on your own. Brief training, walk packs, data sheets and a script will be provided. Materials can be picked up and dropped off at the Harborside Common Grounds coffee shop, 5159 6th Ave, in Kenosha. A representative from Indivisible Evanston will be there to hand out and collect all the materials from 11:30 - 5:00. We highly recommend you pick up packets no later than 12:30. Common Grounds is also a great spot to recharge, and grab a cup of coffee! If the weather is seriously inclement, we might need to reschedule, so check your email.  Sign up online Call or email Nancy with canvassing questions: 847-373-7755 (cell); For carpool questions: email

This Sunday, September 30 in Northbrook - Coffee + Conversation w/ Sen. Julie Morrison

Julie Morrison When: Sunday, September 30, 2018 from 10:00am to 11:00am
Where: Starbucks, 1931 Cherry Lane, Northbrook
What: Join State Senator Julie Morrison for coffee and a conversation about the upcoming election in November!  Click here to RSVP.

This Sunday, September 30 in Glenview - Democrats of Northfield Township Fundraiser Luncheon

When: Sunday, September 30, 2018 from 12:00 noon to 2:00pm
Where: The Glen Club, 2901 W. Lake, Glenview
What: Democrats of Northfield Township hold their Second Annual Fundraiser Luncheon.  Keynote speaker will be Congresswoman Robin Kelly (IL-2). Remarks by State Senator Kwame Raoul, candidate for Attorney General.To order tickets,  register online.

This Sunday, September 30 in Highland Park - Women For Brad Fundraiser

When: Sunday, September 30, 2018 from 3:30pm to 5:00pm
Where: Highland Park Country Club, 1201 Park Avenue West, Highland Park
What: Please join Women For Brad for an afternoon tea in support of Congressman Brad Schneider (IL-10) with special guest Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17).   You may register online for this event. If you have any questions please contact: Emanuela Frankel - (312) 213-3588; or Allison Schieber - (616) 516-0734.

Monday, October 1 in Wilmette - Fundraiser for Sean Casten

When: Monday, October 1, 2018 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm Where: Home of Dave Lundy & Jen Jobrack, Wilmette Address Received Upon RSVP
What: A fundraiser to support Red to Blue Candidate Sean Casten, candidate for Congress in the 6th District of Illinois. Politico named Sean's race one of the Top 10 races to watch in the U.S. This seat is one of the most flippable in the country. Right now, polls shows the race in a statistical dead heat. A scientist, environmental advocate, and clean energy entrepreneur, Sean has dedicated his life to fighting climate change. Whether creating clean energy jobs, working with policymakers to find win-win solutions to our problems, or writing about the important work we must do to protect our planet, Sean has never shied away from big challenges.   RSVP online. If you have any questions, c ontact (312) 806-2743 or 

Tuesday, October 2 in Chicago - Can Changing the Way We Vote Boost Turnout?

When: Tuesday, October 2, 2018 from 12:00 noon to 1:30pm
Where: Chicago Board of Elections, 69 W. Washington St., Pedway Room, Chicago
What: Chicago Board of Elections presents a panel discussion on ways to increase voter turnout and explore options including vote-by-mail and vote centers.  Panelists include: Jim Allen, Chicago Board of Elections; Calmetta Coleman, Chicago Urban League; Representative LaShawn Ford and Ami Gandhi, Chicago Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights; Amber McReynolds, National Vote at Home Institute & Coalition; and Noah Praetz, Cook County Clerk's Office.

Wednesday, October 3 in Highland Park - League of Women Voters Presents "Myths and Facts About the Electoral College"

When: Wednesday, October 3, 2018 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Where: Highland Park Public Library Auditorium, 494 Laurel Ave., Highland Park
What: A brief history of the Electoral College, a discussion of its impact on our democracy, and a plan for a change. The event is free and open to the public.

Thursday, October 4 in Evanston - Reception Supporting Rep. Laura Fine for State Senate with Sen. Daniel Biss

When: Thursday, October 4, 2018 from, 5:30pm to 7:30pm Where: The home of Carol Lind, 2333 Lincoln St., Evanston
What: A reception supporting State Representative Laura Fine's candidacy for State Senate with special guest, State Senator Daniel Biss. For additional information or to RSVP, email

Sunday, October 7 in Highland Park - Fundraiser for Bob Morgan

When: Sunday, October 7, 2018, 11:30am to 1:30pm Bob Morgan Where: The Highland Park home of Debbie and Chuck Frank.  Address provided upon RSVP
What: A fundraiser supporting Bob Morgan, Democratic Nominee for State Representative, 58th District. For additional information or to RSVP,   register online or contact Joey Slater at or call (312) 448-8014.
Sunday, October 7 in Deerfield - League of Women Voters Candidate Debates

When: Sunday, October 7, 2018 from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Where: Deerfield High School, 1959 Waukegan Rd., Deerfield
What: Four local chapters of the League of Women Voters invite the public to candidate debates in congressional and state races in advance of the Nov. 6 General Election.  Participants include: 10th Congressional District: Brad Schneider (D), 29th State Senate District: Julie Morrison (D), 58th State Representative District: Bob Morgan (D) and their opponents.  Attendees will have an opportunity to hear candidates speak about local issues and their positions, as well as ask questions through League of Women Voters moderators.

Sunday, October 7 in Glenview -  Fundraiser for Joel Chupack

When: Sunday, October 7, 2018 from 4:00pm to 6:00pm Joel Chupack Where: North Branch, 4520 W. Lake St., Glenview
What: A fundraiser in support of Joel Chupack's candidacy for judge in the 12th Judicial Subcircuit of Cook County. To RSVP,  register online,  email Sarah at or call 224-558-3888.
Monday, October 8 in Evanston - Breaking the Gridlock on National Climate Change Policy - A Climate Change Town Hall Meeting Featuring Rep. Jan Schakowsky

When: Monday, October 8, 2018 6:15pm to 7:45pm Where: Unitarian Church of Evanston, 1330 Ridge Avenue, Evanston
What: Gridlock is pervasive in our current political climate, but as the window closes on timely and viable ways to address climate change, it becomes increasingly urgent to move beyond this gridlock. Join us for a town hall meeting featuring Representative Jan Schakowsky (IL-9) to discuss actions and solutions to move through this impasse. Her discussion will be followed by a Q & A session. Prof. John Frendreis (Professor of Political Science, Loyola University Chicago) will provide a historical perspective regarding national climate change policy and provide background to explain how we ended up in our current situation. This event is sponsored by: Unitarian Church of Evanston, Green Team; Citizens' Climate Lobby, Evanston Chapter; and Jewish Reconstructionist Congregation.   More information is available online.

Tuesday, October 9 -  Environmental Meet and Greet with Senator Julie Morrison

When: Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at 4:00pm Julie Morrison Where: Address will be provided upon RSVP
What: Join Hon. Kim Stone and Donnie Dann for a conversation about the election and the environment with State Senator Julie Morrison. To RSVP,  register online.

Thursday, October 11 in Chicago - Personal PAC's 25th Annual Awards Luncheon

When: Thursday, October 11, 2018; registration and reception at 11:00am, luncheon program at 12:00 noon.
Where: Chicago Hilton International Ballroom, 720 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago
What: Personal PAC's 25th Annual Awards Luncheon will highlight the group's efforts and raise funds to elect more pro-choice legislators. Former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm is the Keynote Speaker. This is an extremely popular event, so space is limited. For more information or to reserve tickets,  register online.

Thursday, October 11 in Chicago - Cook Co. Dem Party Cocktail Reception with Congresswoman Maxine Waters

When: Thursday, October 11, 2018.  Private reception: 4:00pm to 5:00pm; Main reception: 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Where: Hilton Chicago Hotel, 720 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago
What: A Cook County Democratic Party cocktail reception with special guest Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA). To order tickets,  register online.  For questions, call 312-263-0575.

Saturday, October 13 in Highland Park - Sierra Club Day of Action Supporting Sen. Julie Morrison and Bob Morgan

Bob Morgan
When: Saturday, October 13, 2018 from 10:00am to 2:00pm Where: 1910 First St., Highland Park
What: The Woods and Wetlands Group of the Sierra Club is hosting a Day of Action in support of State Sen. Julie Morrison and candidate for State Rep. Bob Morgan. This is a day of talking to neighbors about the upcoming election and why they should support Julie and Bob. Training session and refreshments will be provided! For additional information or to RSVP,  register online, email or call 847-461-8792.
Saturday, October 13 in Chicago - March to the Polls With Women's March Chicago

When: Saturday, October 13, 2018, 9:00am Voter Village Opens; 11:00am Rally & March
Where: Grant Park, Chicago
What: Join women and allies to send a clear message to our government we are engaged in protecting our democracy - and WE VOTE! Visit the Voter Village at the rally site: meet candidates and activists - discover actions you can take to improve life in your community. Celebrate first time voters: march together in support of new voters. And VOTE! City of Chicago and Cook County polling sites will be open for early voting so residents can literally March to the Polls. For more information and updates, or to RSVP, visit

Sunday,  October 14 in Racine - Southern WI Voter I.D. Project Canvass  

When: Saturday, September 29, 2018 - from 11:30am to 5:00pm
Where: Racine, WI - Materials can be picked up and dropped off at the Harborside Common Grounds coffee shop, 5159 6th Ave, Kenosha
What: Please join Indivisible Evanston for voter I.D. canvasses in Racine, WI! Indivisible Evanston will arrange carpools or you can go on your own. Brief training, walk packs, data sheets and a script will be provided. Materials can be picked up and dropped off at the Harborside Common Grounds coffee shop, 5159 6th Ave, in Kenosha. A representative from Indivisible Evanston will be there to hand out and collect all the materials from 11:30 - 5:00. We highly recommend you pick up packets no later than 12:30. Common Grounds is also a great spot to recharge, and grab a cup of coffee! If the weather is seriously inclement, we might need to reschedule, so check your email.  Sign up online
Call or email Nancy with canvassing questions: 847-373-7755 (cell); For carpool questions: email

Monday, October 15 in Chicago - EMILY's List Cocktails for Change

When: Monday, October 15, 2018 from 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Where: Hubbard Inn, 110 W. Hubbard St., Chicago
What: A reception with EMILY's List President Stephanie Schriock featuring Lauren Underwood, Candidate for U.S. House of Representatives (IL-14). Light refreshments will be provided (21+ only). For additional information or to RSVP,   register online.

Monday, October 15 in Chicago -  Democratic Party of Illinois Fall Reception

When: Monday, October 15, 2018 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Where: Sheraton Grand Chicago, 301 E. North Water St., Chicago
What: The 2018 Fall Reception for the Democratic Party of Illinois hosted by Michael J. Madigan, Chairman. For more information or to RSVP, call Emily at 312-578-1554 or email

Saturday, October 20 in Wilmette - Candidates Forum Sponsored by the League of Women Voters

When: Saturday, October 20, 2018 from 9:00am to 12:10pm
Where: Wilmette Village Hall, 1200 Wilmette Ave, Wilmette
What: The League of Women Voters chapters of Evanston, Glenview/Glenco e, Wilmette, and Winnetka-Kenilw orth/Northfield will sponsor three Candidate Forums ahead of the November 6 general election. Races covered are US Congressional Representative, IL 9th District; Cook County Commissioner 13th & 14th Districts; and IL State Representative 17th and 18th Districts. The IL State Senate 9th District race will not be covered because a candidate declined participation. Questions will be collected from the audience and asked by a non-partisan moderator. 9:00 - 9:50 am: 9th Congressional District (Jan Schakowsky, John Elleson) 10:00 - 11:00 am: Cook County Commissioner 13th District (Larry Suffredin and Chris Hanusiak) and 14th District (Scott Britton and Greg Gosslin) 11:10 am - 12:00 pm: Illinois State Representative 17th District (Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz and Peter Lee) and 18th District (Robyn Gabel and Julie Cho) RSVP is not required.

Wednesday, October 24 in Evanston - Annual Fall Rally Supporting Rep. Robyn Gabel
When: Wednesday, October 24, 2018 from 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Where: Home of Dana Pearl, 1426 Mulford St., Evanston
What: Join Rep. Robyn Gabel for her Annual Fall Rally fundraiser. The Annual Fall Rally will be held at Dana Pearl's home, which is Evanston's first LEED platinum-certified house and was designed by Chicago-based architect Nathan Kipnis. Enjoy an in depth tour of this 100% electric home made from many recycled materials. To RSVP or for more information, you may  register online or contact Katy Langenfeld at 312-600-9496 or

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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