Senator Biss State of the State

 

WHAT: Policy in 60 minutes — state of the state
WHEN: Saturday, March 4, 1pm
WHERE: Unitarian Church of Evanston, 1330 Ridge Avenue

 

Help Immigrants in Our Community

HELP IMMIGRANTS IN OUR COMMUNITIES NOW
February 24, 2017

Dear friends,

In more than 20 years working with marginalized immigrants I’ve never been as concerned as I am now.  Things are headed in a dangerous direction and I’m disheartened by the toll this wave of discrimination and hate is taking on our communities.

It’s easy to feel overwhelmed to the point of tuning out, but we cannot do that.  We must not do that.  Think about how people in a choir sustain a note longer than is humanly possible.  They learn to take breathing breaks at staggered times so the note plays on even as individuals stop singing momentarily.  This is what we must do.  Individually we may feel powerless but together we can keep pushing and advocating for the world we want.  We must share the task of standing up for what is right and good, what our faiths command, and we need to sustain each other for the long haul that lies ahead. 

Our goal is to create a beloved community and this will require a qualitative change in our souls as well as a quantitative change in our lives.   ~ Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

This is a critical time.
We know the wonderful things that happen when we welcome the stranger because are doing just that in our Houses of Hospitality.  Currently we are providing community and care for 30 men and women from 15 countries.  That’s why we need your support.  With your gift you’ll be saying no to hate and yes to building beloved community.  Join us now.


Light and Blessings,


Melanie Schikore
Executive Director
Interfaith Committee for Detained Immigrants

Nekritz comments on State of the State

See Elaine Nekritz on Dem Talk Page

State Senator Morrison’s legislative update

See details in Dem Talk

Comments from Hon. Lauren Beth Gash Tenth Dems Founding Chair

To see comments go to Dem Talk

Election Results

For election results of various candidates that ran in the general election go to               “2016 CAMPAIGNS” see results overall and in Wheeling Township.

Volunteer Now

The time to volunteer is now! We have less than 75 days to Election Day, and voting starts even earlier. Our success depends on helping Democratic candidates win at all levels. Nothing progressive can get done, unless we alter the power balance in the US Congress. We will have support staff from multiple campaigns sharing our offices at least Mon-Saturday 11am to late evening, for phoning, organizing, canvassing and generally helping all our candidates. We also are signing up neighborhood reps, for those who would rather concentrate on Democrats in their own neighborhoods. Please drop in or call. Mark

%d bloggers like this: