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Free public showing of Al Gore’s award-winning documentary “An Inconvenient Truth”

Environmentalists have something to celebrate this Earth Day with the recent Supreme Court decision affirming that the agency known as the EPA (you may vaguely remember it as the “Environmental Protection Agency”) does in fact, have some obligation to enforce the laws Congress has passed to reduce auto emissions. Al Gore has been doing his part to convince even the most committed skeptic that global warming is real and science has the data to prove it. Join the Democratic Meet-Up for a FREE showing of Gore’s Oscar-winning film, “An Inconvenient Truth” this Wednesday night, April 11, at 7:00 pm at the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 601 Union Hall, 3301 N. Boardwalk Drive, Champaign. You won’t want to miss the film, which brought Gore and the environment back into the national spotlight. The film will be followed by an audience discussion led by David Kovacic, Professor of Ecology at the University of Illinois. Thanks to the IBEW for hosting this event.

Jim Duffett on Health Care in Illinois, tonight, March 14

health careWell-known health care advocate Jim Duffett will be speaking on THE FUTURE OF HEALTH CARE IN ILLINOIS, at a Meet Up hosted by Champaign County Democrats, Wednesday, March 14 at 7:00 pm at the Party office on 14 E. Washington St., Champaign.

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Voter Turnout in A Non Partisan Race

What if they gave an election, and nobody came? In the 40 precincts voting in yesterday’s City of Champaign non-partisan primary election for Champaign City council at-large seats, the voter rolls show 53,577 registered voters. But only 3,584 came out to vote–a turnout of less than 7% overall.   In City of Champaign precincts 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, and 8, fewer than 15 votes were cast in each precinct. The highest turnout was 18%, in CC20 and CC 22, and the highest number of ballots cast was 209 in CC 24, where there are 1,724 voters registered. Why the low turnout? Voting on who goes on the April 17th ballot for three at-large seats on the Champaign City Council sounds pretty important to me. But, hey, I am a partisan.  Where are all those non-partisans?  Do you think they showed up to vote? Congratulations to Giraldo Rosales, Patricia Avery and Annette Williams! 

Newsletter: January/February, 2007

Here’s our print newsletter for January/February, 2007. This issue includes articles on the following:

  • Election of Pius Weibel as County Board Chair
  • Election of Mike Frerichs as State Senator
  • Appointment of Tony Fabri as County Auditor
  • and more…

Download a copy in PDF.

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