Democratic elected officials, candidates and friends of the Democratic party are invited to the Winnebago County Democratic Central committee for November tonight, Thursday, November 19 at 7 PM at:
112 N. 2nd St
Rockford, IL 61107
Party Chairman Charles Laskonis encourages Democrats to come out and meet and support our candidates for the upcoming elections.
"Please come to the UAW Hall in Rockford during the Winnebago County Democrats Meeting on Thursday November 19 and sign ballot access petitions for our candidates. We have petitions for candidates for President, Congress and 69th, 68th and 67th District State Representatives, and possibly DNC Delegates that need your signature. Come even if you can't stay for the entire meeting!"
Remind your local friends and family that they can register to vote online at:
Voters may also use this on-line form to update their existing voter registration.
We need more Democrats to register and to vote!
Come to the next meeting – November 19, 2015
The Winnebago County Democratic Central Committee meets at 7 PM on the third Thursday of most months. (We usually do not meet in August or December.)
Our meetings are open to all friends of the Democratic Party and are held at:
112 N. 2nd St
Rockford, IL 61107
Our remaining 2015 meetings will be held:
• November 19, 2015
• December 2015 – Typically no meeting in December
This press release was sent by Illinois State Senator Steve Stadelman's office...
Artists unite to fight crime with music
ROCKFORD – Tickets are on sale for “More Music Less Crime,” a December 12 concert to benefit the Youth Against Violence Organization Drum and Drill Corps, a group of high school students who are turning to music as an antidote to lives of crime.
Billed as “Five Hours of Phenomenal Entertainment,” the show at Mendelssohn Performing Arts Center features acclaimed R&B singer-songwriter Harvey Scales, best known as the author of “Disco Lady,” the first platinum-selling single in U.S. history.
The lineup for “More Music Less Crime” includes TMG recording artist Joe Irving, Jannie Nelson and Ron Holm of Trinadora, Lou Rios of Big Daddy Woo Woo, Harlan Jefferson and Dorothy Paige-Turner. The YAVO drum corps also will take the stage for the music extravaganza, scheduled to run from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. at Mendelssohn Hall, 406 N. Main St., in downtown Rockford.
“This project grew from the desire of musicians based in Rockford to find a way to address the violence and crime that are degrading the place we call home,” said Irving, one of the lead organizers. “We’re excited to bring a performer of Harvey’s caliber to Rockford and hope music lovers come to hear all of this great talent and support an important cause.”
Scales, whose other songwriting credits include “Love-itis” and “Once Is Not Enough,” recorded for Chess Records in the 1960s and Casablanca Records in the 1970s. Based in Milwaukee, he continues to record and perform across the country
Admission is $10 with all proceeds after expenses going to YAVO. Tickets are available at the door or online atwww.mendelssohnpac.org/box-office/.
Teresa Jordan, bus driver for Rockford Public Schools, established YAVO as an outlet for high school students to express themselves and avoid exposure to violent crime. Mendelssohn PAC is donating use of its concert hall, and State Senator Steve Stadelman is helping organize and promote the event.
“I commend Joe, the Mendelssohn leadership and all of the performers for wanting to help make our community a better and safer place to live,” Stadelman said. “They know that music has the power to change lives, and I know that small groups of committed individuals have the power to accomplish big things.”
Stadelman event offers free health services for women
November 14, 2015
For Immediate Release
ROCKFORD -- Women can obtain referrals for free mammograms and screenings for cervical cancer, free flu vaccinations, blood pressure readings, Body Mass Index (BMI) calculations and more at a Women's Health Fair being presented tomorrow by State Senator Steve Stadelman.
Other free services include blood-glucose and cholesterol testing, pulse oximetry measurements, reflexology and message therapy. Complimentary refreshments and children's activities also are being provided for the event.
When: SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 15, From 1-4 PM
Where: YMCA Log Lodge, 200 Y Blvd., Rockford
Stadelman was inspired to coordinate the health fair after meeting Dr. Sandy Goldberg, a breast cancer survivor and television health and nutrition commentator in Chicago. Dr. Goldberg founded A Silver Lining Foundation, which strives for equal access to respectful and dignified cancer screening and diagnosis regardless of socioeconomic status.
"Despite sweeping changes under the federal Affordable Care Act, many women remain uninsured or under-insured. I believe very strongly that a woman's ability to pay should never stand in the way of her receiving basic health care -- especially preventive care," said Stadelman, who commends Dr. Goldberg for working to extend the reach of the foundation she established in 2002.
Since the inception of its breast health program, A Silver Lining Foundation has provided 10,000 no-cost mammograms and diagnostic testing when indicated. ASFL funds partner hospitals across greater Chicago and two locally: SwedishAmerican Health System and MercyRockford Health System.
"There are the haves and have-nots where access to timely, quality medical care is concerned," Dr. Goldberg said. "No one should have to jump through hopes for lifesaving tests, certainly not when coping with a disease as emotionally charged as cancer."
In addition to A Silver Lining Foundation, free health services are being provided by MercyRockford Health System, Winnebago County Health Department, Betterlife Wellness/SwedishAmerican Health System, Walgreens, Peak Home Medical Care and Circle of Wellness. Other event partners include the YMCA, YWCA, E-Z Dinners and New Day Development.
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