Archive for September, 2013

Fall Dinner October 20, 2013

Join us Sunday, October 20, 2013, at our Fall Dinner at the Laborers’ Local 703 Hall, 108 E Anthony Drive, Urbana IL. The cash bar opens and conversation begins at 5 pm; the dinner buffet will be available at 6 pm. Our speaking program should begin by 7 pm, and we will conclude by 9 pm.

The focus of the evening will be meeting and hearing from Democrats circulating petitions for nomination as our candidates for state and federal offices in 2014. Senator Dick Durbin and Governor Pat Quinn will be at the top of our ticket, with Attorney General Lisa Madigan and Secretary of State Jesse White also seeking re-election. Our own State Senator Michael Frerichs will be our nominee for State Treasurer, and Lt. Governor Sheila Simon for State Comptroller. Candidates for Representative in Congress (13th District) are George Gollin and David Green from Champaign County, and Ann Callis from Madison County. Our candidate in the 15th District is Eric Thorsland from rural Mahomet.

Retiring State Representative (103rd) Naomi Jakobsson will address us on the subject: Looking Where the Money Is Not: The Illinois Regressive Income Tax. Watch this space (and join our e-list) for the candidates seeking nomination for this seat.

Three candidates seeking to be the next representative from the 103rd District will speak to us Sunday: Mike Richards, Carol Ammons, and Sam Rosenberg.

Individual Dinner tickets at the door are $65, but PAY NOW AND SAVE $5! Use the Fall 2013 Order Form (pdf) to purchase tickets, sponsorships, or advertisements.

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Annual Picnic September 15, 2013

Join us from 3pm – 6pm Sunday at our annual late summer event celebrating volunteers, candidates, and supporters of the county party. A donation of $10 is suggested. We provide the beverages, and the Lloyd Carter family will prepare the BBQ. Additional food you bring to share is welcome. Use the Race Street entrance to the Garden Pavilion at Meadowbrook Park in Urbana. Explore the gardens, prairie restoration, and much more. Bicycle friendly. Covered outside pavilion with water and power.