The 24th Annual Candlelight Remembrance Ceremony
for National POW/MIA Recognition Day will be held:
Friday, September 20, 2019
Loves Park City Hall
100 Heart Blvd
Loves Park, IL
Refreshments will be served.
Guest speaker will be Gary Eisenhower, Sr. of Freeport, IL
Sponsored by Vietnam2Now.
Click here to download a brochure for the event.
Show your support for Labor and
Elizabeth Warren for President – march with Warren for President supporters
in Rockford's Labor Day Parade, Monday, September 2, 2019.
Sign Up Here for the Parade!
(Note: The webmaster encourages all Democratic candidates to participate in local parades, festivals and fairs.
Visit our Contact page to send us event information.)
The Democratic Party of Illinois will be holding Presidential Delegate Information Sessions for those Democrats interested in serving as a delegate to the Presidential election.
Local sessions will be held in:
September 17, 2019 - 6:30 to 8 pm, Schaumburg Library, 130 S. Roselle Road, Schaumburg.
September 24, 2019 - 6:30 to 8 pm, Painters District Council 30, 1905 Sequoia Drive, Aurora.
September 30, 2019 - 6:30 to 8 pm, IBEW Local 134 Hall, 6820 Mill Road, Rockford.
More locations and dates and a link to registration is here.
Below is a copy of a recent press release from the Democratic Party of Illinois announcing these sessions:
Chicago — The Democratic Party of Illinois today announced a series of 2020 delegate information sessions that will be held throughout the state to educate Democrats ahead of the 2020 Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee next July.
Twenty-one delegate information sessions will be held throughout Illinois ahead of the delegate petition circulation period which begins October 5, 2019. A full list of locations and details can be found here. Speaking at the sessions will be representatives of the Democratic Party of Illinois, Democratic State Central Committee members, other Democratic leaders who have served as delegates in past conventions, as well as members of the Illinois Delegate Selection Affirmative Action Committee.
The delegate information sessions are part of the Democratic Party of Illinois’ work to engage Democrats across Illinois to ensure a diverse state delegation at the 2020 Democratic National Convention. Illinois has been allocated 184 delegates and 13 alternate delegates for the Convention. To become a delegate, you must be a registered voter and endorsed by a Presidential candidate. Most delegates must circulate petitions and stand for election in the March primary. Presidential candidates must approve delegates running under their banner.
“The top priority of Illinois Democrats in 2020 is nominating a candidate who shares in our goal of supporting the hard-working people of Illinois and can win back the White House,” said Michael J. Madigan, chairman of the Democratic Party of Illinois. “We are engaging Democrats across Illinois to help nominate a President who will better reflect the values of our country and the diversity of the Democratic Party.”
“Our party’s strength is its diversity and inclusiveness,” said Karen Yarbrough, vice chair of the Democratic Party of Illinois. “With one voice, we will take back the Presidency and work to support middle class families and the many more people who are working to get there.”
“The 2020 election is a great opportunity for people across our state to make their voice heard,” said Vivian Robinson, a Democratic State Central Committeewoman from Harrisburg. “It’s time to send a message that we need an economy that works for us and a president who isn’t trying to strip away our health care.” “We will be talking to people in communities across this state to encourage Democrats to get involved and have an impact on who is nominated to become our next President,” said Cristina Castro, a Democratic State Central Committeewoman from Elgin. “After three years of destructive and divisive rhetoric out of this White House, it is time for us all to get engaged and help change our country’s future for the better.”
Save the date for our
2020 Paul Simon Memorial Dinner
Presented by the Winnebago County Democratic Central Committee
Saturday, October 12, 2019
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
6820 Mill Rd
Rockford, IL 61108
ORDER TICKETS ONLINE HERE
“I want a government that cares.
I want a government that helps people” - Paul Simon
Join us as we honor the legacy of the late Senator Paul Simon,
and unite to realize his vision of government in 2020.
AXIOS Political Reporter,
contributor to ABC,
MSNBC and CNN
Illinois State Senator, Steve Stadelman
Illinois State Representative, Maurice West
and other dignitaries
Click here to download invitation.
The invitation has the details...
ORDER TICKETS ONLINE HERE
Parades are fun to watch and to participate in. A strong showing by our candidates in a parade sends a positive message to those at the parade. Support your local candidates by walking along side them. Please volunteer to walk or ride in an upcoming Labor Day Parade.
Contact Charlie Laskonis to learn more about which candidates are in which parades.
To all Elizabeth Warren supporters -
Let's get organized! Team Warren will convene a volunteer training in Rockford on Thursday, August 22nd.
Join Northwest Regional Volunteer Leader Elizabeth Lindquist and special guest former State Senator Daniel Biss to learn more about how to spread Elizabeth’s vision for big, structural change. This meeting is a training on how to talk to voters as well as an opportunity for Warren supporters across northern Illinois to connect and organize together. Please RSVP here https://events.elizabethwarren.com/event/109191/ and share with friends.
If you have any accessibility needs, please let us know by emailing Illinois4Warren@gmail.com so we can make sure the meeting will be accessible and comfortable for you.
If possible, please bring a cell phone or wi-fi enabled mobile device.
WHERE: Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd 1829 N Rockton Ave, Rockford, IL 61103
WHEN: Thursday, August 22nd 6:30–8:30pmWe'll see you in Rockford! Thanks for being a part of this.
Northwest Regional Volunteer Leader - Warren for President
Editor's note: The Winnebago County Democratic Party doesn't endorse primary candidates, we post primary candidate notices for all Democratic primary candidates or prospective candidates.
We do not have a regular meeting in August. Our next meeting is in September.
Democratic elected officials, candidates and friends of the Democratic party are invited to the Winnebago County Democratic Central committee:
Thursday, September 19, 2019 at 7 PM at:
212 S. 1st St
Rockford, IL 61104
(this is a new location)
Visit our calendar for meeting dates and other events or contact us with your questions.
Come out and meet and support our candidates for the upcoming elections.
Hope to see you there!
We need to make sure all Democrats are registered to vote for the 2020 elections. It isn't too early to plan and get ready!
You can register to vote online:
Share this link
with friends and family,
post on your Facebook pages,
and candidates should share this link with supporters.
Let's register Democratic voters now so we can focus on the elections later!
Stop by the Winnebago County Democrats booth at the Winnebago County Fair. Also, look for our candidates in the upcoming Rockford Labor Day Parade.
Arthur "Art" Bardsley is running for Winnebago County Board District 17.
Art just had a fundraiser this past week and this post's editor apologizes for not seeing the original press release in his email spam folder.
A press release from Art's campaign follows...
Arthur “Art” Bardsley announces run for County Board District 17 and fundraiser
Loves Park, IL ---
Art Bardsley, who ran for State Central Committee for the Illinois 16th Congressional district in 2018 after taking up Senator Bernie Sanders’ call to arms for regular folks to run for elected office at all levels of government is proud to announce his intent to run for the 17th District of the Winnebago County Board. He brings with him an unwavering and unapologetic grassroots progressive voice of, by, and for the people of his district and the whole of the county and not the special or monied interests.
A countywide public bank would allow for cuts to local and property taxes while providing ample opportunities to balance our budget without sacrificing critically needed social services and public safety funds, making sure Amtrak comes to our county, and increasing local recycling programs that will allow us to do our small part in combating global climate change are the kinds of solutions Art will take up in the name of the people. Art will be releasing more detailed position papers over the next several months on these and other solutions at his website: www.art4illinois.com. Art can be contacted for further information here: firstname.lastname@example.org
Until such time as we have fully funded public elections across America, Art finds himself having to hold a small dollar kickoff fundraiser at Busters Bar & Grill in Loves Park this Thursday, August 1st, 2019 from 6pm to 8:30 with an open Q&A session. In a world dominated by money, small and large business interests, questionable ethics, and backdoor deals instead of the people, Art’s unwavering progressive voice is sorely needed on our county board.
Art's contact information is:
The Winnebago County Democrats – The voice of the Democratic Party in Winnebago County, Illinois