Archive for July, 2007

Michelle Obama in Champaign on Monday 7/30

Michelle Obama, wife of Democratic presidential candidate and Illinois favorite son Barack Obama will be in Champaign on Monday July 30th for a fundraiser at the Great Impasta. The event starts at 9:00am. The minimum donation is $100, but you can get in for $50 if that is all you can afford. For more info please call Zach Koutsky at (312) 550-6758.

July 11 Issues Forum: Thoughts on the Iraq War

The July 11 issues forum sponsored by the Democratic Meet-Up Committee will focus on the Iraq War. The public is invited to attend this free event held on Wednesday, July 11 at 7:00 pm at Champaign County Democratic Headquarters, 14 E. Washington Street in Champaign. The program details:

Visit with some “Unsung Heroes”–

Meet members from organizations who support local military and their families:the Champaign County Veterans Association, Marine Comfort Quilts, the Champaign-Urbana Military Moms Prayer and Support Group, and the Danville VA Hospital. These groups do so much to benefit our military and their families – and we wanted more people to have the chance to learn about the good they are doing here in central Illinois.

View the documentary film, “Iraq for Sale: The War Profiteers”
Robert Greenwald’s 2006 Brave New Films documentary, tells how corporate power has affected our national defense and our soldiers, and how it has created problems for the United States in Iraq. This important film wasn’t widely promoted locally when it came out in 2006. Still timely, the information presented is vital to every American, regardless of political persuasion. If you haven’t seen “Iraq for Sale,” see it with us!

Support our troops by donating needed items to send to deployed service men and women and for the Danville VA Hospital
We are collecting new DVDs (G and R rated only) for the Champaign County Veterans to send to our active duty deployed military and also personal and recreational items for patients at the Danville VA Hospital. Also, the Danville VA Hospital needs items for their patients. Here is the most recent wish list.
Personal Comfort Items: spray deodorant, mouthwash, hair brushes, combs, hand liquid soap, bath powder, disposable razors, toothpaste, toothbrushes, shaving cream, pre-shave, after shave lotion, individual bags of snacks.
Volunteer Clothing room Needs: Mesh or canvas drawstring duffel bags, Briefs or boxers (NEW) – small sizes only, LIKE NEW or NEW tennis shoes – men’s sizes 8 1/2 to 10 1/2.
Individual Gift Items: Paperback puzzle books (word search, sudoku, etc. – LARGE print is nice…), Poster art with markers (Dollar Store – $1 – $2), Gas cards, Phone cards

Bring your donations to the July 11 event. You can also donate items at the Champaign County Democrats’ booth at the Urbana Market in the Square, in Lincoln Square’s parking lot every Saturday morning (May – November).

Celebrate the 4th, Join the Democrats on Parade

C’mon, haven’t you always wanted to be in a parade? Now’s your chance to walk the talk with Champaign County Democrats in the Champaign Urbana (or is it the Urbana-Champaign?) Fourth of July Parade. Hey, the parade starts in Urbana, anyway. The Democrats are entry #66–meet at about noon in the line up at California & Busey streets in Urbana.