Join the Winnebago County Democrats (IL) and help us prepare for the 2020 elections!
The Winnebago County Democratic Central Committee meets at 7 PM on the third Thursday of most months. This month we meet February 20, 2020 at 7 PM as scheduled.
Our meetings are open to all friends of the Democratic Party and are held at:
212 S. 1st St
Rockford, IL 61104
Check our Calendar to confirm meeting dates and to find other Democratic events.
In honor of Black History Month,
WinnDems.org offers a scrolling link of Black History related books and movies in our Rockford Public Library system. WinnDems.org encourages your to browse the list, share it with family and friends. There are many titles targeted at younger readers too.
The list is posted here:
Or search for yourself at the Rockford Public Library's website:
Also, the History Television Channel
offers information, videos and links about Black History and Black History Month here:
Come to a free Black History Expo, February 29, 2020
Washington Park Community Center
3617 Delaware St
Rockford, IL 61102
Saturday, February 29, 2020
12:30 to 4:30 pm
There will be music, vendors, speakers and more.
Please help our friends in Stephenson County, IL!
Stephenson County is in danger of losing the Walnut Acres, Stephenson County Nursing Home.
Join nursing home supporters at town hall meeting:
Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Time: 6:30 pm
Highland Community College
2998 W. Pearl City Rd., Freeport, IL.
which is in the Student/Conference Center, 2nd floor
Call 815-616-5856 for more information or to volunteer.
Follow the group on Facebook at
AARC at Booker Washington Community Center
is featuring a Book and Film discussion series every Thursday the month of February.
Booker Washington Community Center
1005 S. Court St.
Rockford, IL 61102
February 6, 13, 20 and 27, 2020
6 to 8 pm
Thursday, February 6, 2020
6 to 8 pm
An Overview of the 1619 Project - New York Times
Facilitator: Professor Paulette Gilbert
Thursday, February 13, 2020
6 to 8 pm
Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome by Dr. Joy DeGruy
Facilitator: Tony Turner and Steve McMichael
Thursday, February 20, 2020
6 to 8 pm
Rigged: The Voter Suppression Playbook
Facilitator: Rhonda Robinson
Thursday, February 27, 2020
6 to 8 pm
Blackballed: The Black Vote and Democracy by Darryl Pickney
Facilitator: Fayrene Muhammad
More information at:
Rockford and Freeport Usher's Council Annual Scholarship Prayer Breakfast
Providence Baptist Church, Fellowship Hall
2209 Clifton Ave
Saturday, February 1, 2020
Time: 8:30 am to Noon
While not technically an Democratic event, Bonnie Jefferson, a great Democrat, passes this note along to us every year. It is for a good cause and our candidates should certainly attend.
Governor Outlines Ethics Reform Priorities to Restore Faith in Government and Emphasizes Continuing to Work Together to Build on Successes
Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - Governor, Office of the
Springfield, Ill. - Governor JB Pritzker today delivered the State of the State address, showcasing how Illinois is growing stronger each day - from improving financial stability to historic bipartisan accomplishments. Working with members of both parties, Governor passed a balanced budget on time, launched a historic capital plan to transform infrastructure throughout the state and made record investments in education. Using that progress as a blueprint, the Governor emphasized that the state can continue to address our challenges when we work together.
The Governor stressed that the state's historic progress must not be hampered by corruption and self-dealing and urged the General Assembly to pass comprehensive ethics reform, including a ban on lawmakers lobbying any unit of government, more disclosure of conflicts of interest with stiff penalties for withholding information, and a revolving door prohibition for lawmakers.
"We have to work together to confront a scourge that has been plaguing our political system for far too long," said Gov. JB Pritzker. "We must root out the purveyors of greed and corruption — in both parties — whose presence infects the bloodstream of government. It's no longer enough to sit idle while under-the-table deals, extortion, or bribery persist. Protecting that culture or tolerating it is no longer acceptable. We must take urgent action to restore the public's trust in our government. That's why we need to pass real, lasting ethics reform this legislative session."
The Governor also looked forward, outlining an agenda that prioritizes fiscal stability while rebuilding a hollowed-out state government to provide key services.
"Bit by bit, inch by inch, I am working hard to reverse the harm that has been done to people and communities that have been left behind over many generations by government policies and elected officials who were content to simply ignore them," said Gov. JB Pritzker. "I remind myself every day that I have obligations not just to the current people of Illinois, but to the many people who preceded us who were discriminated against, harmed, treated as lesser, and forgotten - lasting damage that echoes through too many communities today. We are obligated to make our future more equitable and fair."
Read the full article and State of the State Address here...
You are invited to Rockford Mayor Tom McNamara's
Taste of Winter Fundraiser
Date: Thursday, January 30, 2020
Time: 5:30 to 7:30 PM
700 W. Riverside Blvd, Rockford, IL
Winnebago County Board Member Angie Goral
is having a Pasta Party Fundraiser
Wednesday, January 29, 2020.
Please Join Angie Goral
Wednesday, January 29, 2020
5 to 7:30 PM
Lombardi Club, 209 Olive St, Rockford, IL
for her Pasta Party Fundraiser!
Reservations per person: $25 include
a great pasta dinner at the Lombardi Club.
Feel free to contribute more!
Angie is a candidate for Winnebago County Board District #13.
Checks payable to:
Citizens for Angie Goral
1108 N. Rockton Ave.
Rockford, IL 61103
Contact Angie Goral at:
Terri Schierer asks that you...
Make an educated selection of the candidates on the March 17th Primary Election Ballot by personally talking with the candidates.
The Rockford branches of the League of Women Voters and the American Association of University Women are co-sponsoring a MEET AND GREET:
Date: Sunday January 26th
Time: 2 pm
Location: Pilgrim Baptist Church, 1703 Central Ave, Rockford, IL
Meet the candidates who are running for IL Legislative seats in the Primary Election. All who are running in these state races are invited to speak and meet their constituents: Illinois Senate District 34, Illinois representative Districts 67, 68, 69 and U.S. Congressional districts 16 & 17.
Candidates running for Winnebago County offices will also be present to speak to their constituents.
This Meet & Greet is open to the public.
Refreshments will be served.
BROCHURE ATTACHED – CLICK HERE
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