John Gedney is the Democratic candidate for Winnebago County Board District 3. It is a tough Republican district; ask friends and family in the northern part of the county to support John Gedney for county board.
John is running, in part, because...
"The Democratic Party is a product of progress because they want the government to act on behalf of people who need the government. The party supports candidates that will force the government to act on behalf of the people when it is often difficult to act. We need to elect people to government that are committed to progress and committed to helping people who sometimes need and deserve help. People who need help getting a job… need help making their mortgage payment… need help with a tuition payment… and providing elderly and the veteran services." — John Gedney
Rockford Newspaper Guild asks you to contact the publishers of the Rockford Register Star, today, Monday October 27
The following is an email that I received from the Rockford Newspaper Guild...
Friends of Journalism,
On Monday Oct. 27 there’s a national protest against GateHouse Media, the owner of the Rockford Register Star. Employees have gone seven years without raises, and many jobs have been outsourced or eliminated under GateHouse ownership. We are negotiating our first contract.
You will not see pickets outside the Rockford Register Star tomorrow. The Rockford Newspaper Guild has chosen to do virtual picketing through social media. We need your help.
Please visit http://www.transformrrstar.com.
Share a link on your Facebook page and other social media to our site and tell your friends that you support strong, courageous journalism and the local professionals who create it. Encourage them to support it, too. Forward this email to friends, family and coworkers.
At the bottom of our web pages you’ll see links that will allow you to automatically Tweet to company management and community leaders. It’s important that they hear a public outcry about what’s happened to news coverage, news products and thought leadership in our community under GateHouse ownership.
We live in a region that is on the cusp of transformation. We need strong, credible news coverage to foster that transformation.
Please join us.
Max Gersh and Brian Leaf
Rockford Newspaper Guild
Tell the publisher, Josh Trust, you support the The Rockford Newspaper Guild.
Tell GateHouse VP of Content & Audience David Arkin you support The Rockford Newspaper Guild.
Tell GateHouse Senior VP Brad Dennison you support The Rockford Newspaper Guild.
Tell Rockford Register Star General Manager Paul Gaier you support The Rockford Newspaper Guild.
Tell Transform Rockford Executive Director Mike Schablaske you support The Rockford Newspaper Guild.
Media Advisory **Monday, October 27, 2014**
ROCKFORD – Vice President Joe Biden will headline an early vote rally in Rockford for Governor Pat Quinn, U.S. Senator Dick Durbin and U.S. Congresswoman Cheri Bustos.
WHEN: Date: Monday, October 27th, 2014
Event Start Time: 2:30 PM
Camera/Equipment Pre-Set: 9:00 – 10:00 AM
Press Arrival Time: 1:00 PM-2:00 PM
Final Media Access Time: 2:00 PM
***Due to security procedures on-site, press must arrive promptly to ensure access.***
WHERE: IBEW Hall Local #364
6820 Mill Road
Rockford, IL 61108
Media Entrance: North West Building Entrance
General Media Parking: There are parking lots in the surrounding area.
Live Truck Parking: Parking lot behind the building
RSVP: This event is OPEN PRESS. Press who wish to cover this event should RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by Sunday, October 26 at 5:00 PM EST, with your name, outlet, position, Satellite truck (Y/N), Riser Space (Y/N), phone number and email address. All media will be required to present a government issued ID and a media credential to gain access.
Power: Available on-site
Internet access: Not available
Cable Run: 200 ft
Throw: 45 ft
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IF YOU WANT TO ATTEND, READ THIS...
The public should RSVP here by printing a ticket http://action.cheribustos.com/page/s/biden-rally.
Doors open at 12:30 pm and the public is suggested at that time or shortly there after. Hope to see you there!
The UAW is offering rides to the polls during early voting. Rides to the polls are available to residents of Boone and Winnebago counties by calling 815-962-0601. Rides are offered weekdays, Monday through Friday, 10 AM to 2 PM.
Call 815-962-0601 for your ride to the polls this election year.
Winnebago and Boone county residents take advantage of this opportunity for a free ride to and from the polls!
Cheri Bustos will be in Rockford, IL Monday, October 20, 2014 at the UAW Hall 112 N 2nd St from 9 AM to 10 AM. Come out and support Cheri Bustos.
Please Join Us in Supporting
Senator Steve Stadelman
Monday, October 13th, 2014 5:00-7:00 pm
IBEW Local 364 Banquet Hall
6820 Mill Road, Rockford, IL 61108
Sponsorships: $2,500 | $1,000 | $500 | $250
Tickets available at the door.
Our candidate for sheriff, Bob Springer, debates Gary Caruana (R) tonight from 6 to 8:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 8, at Rockford University Clark Arts Center/Maddox Theatre, 5050 E. State St., Rockford.
Read the Rock River Times article for details.
Come out and support Bob Springer for Sheriff!
Join Democratic candidate for Illinois State Treasurer Mike Frerichs at a meet and greet:
Date: Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Time: 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Where: Radisson Hotel, 200 S. Bell School Rd, Rockford, IL
See flyer below for details.
The Winnebago County Democrats – The voice of the Democratic Party in Winnebago County, Illinois