March with Greens in the Naperville St Patrick’s Day Parade

Saturday, March 16, 2019 at 9 AM – 12 PM
Naperville North High School
899 N Mill St, Naperville, Illinois 60563

Join our Green Party Marching Band for its inaugural performance. Bring a percussion instrument or your favorite slide trombone, trumpet, maracas, castanets, or kazoo! We march with our peers to spread the word of the 10 Key Values. Wear your Green Party t-shirt. Don’t have one? No problem. We will provide you a t-shirt. Bring balloons if you have them to bring a smile to the spectators. Individually wrapped candy for the kids is appreciated too!

PARKING SUGGESTIONS

– There are two events occurring at the same time as the St. Patrick’s Day Parade so parking will be a challenge.
– Parking at Naperville North High School is very limited, so if possible please carpool or have someone drop you off at the school.
– There is NO PARADE PARKING IN THE WEST LOT of the school. Please park in the lot in the Northeast corner of the school, but that will be very limited, so be sure to arrive between 8:30am – 9am or earlier if you want a chance of parking in the lot. You can only enter the school from Mill St heading south. You can only exit on Ogden Ave.
– Your second best option is to park on the street in the neighborhood east of Naperville North High School.
+ Enter this neighborhood at Ogden Ave and Eagle Street. Turn south onto Eagle Street and then take the first right on 8th Avenue. Then take the first right on Morningside Drive. Morningside Drive then turns into Pearson Circle. Park anywhere along Morningside Drive or Pearson Circle. There are no parking restrictions on these streets because it’s not a school day. Map link: https://tinyurl.com/y365775g.
+ You can then walk south from Pearson Circle and Morningside Drive to 6th Ave. Then walk west on 6th Ave to Mill Street and you will see Naperville North High School to the north. Map link: https://tinyurl.com/y3t4h4ss.
– You could also park at the Van Buren Parking Facility on Van Buren Ave or the Central Parking Facility on Chicago Ave but that’s a bit of a walk to the staging area. Downtown Naperville Parking Map: https://www.naperville.il.us/globalassets/media/maps/public-transit-and-parking/downtownnapervilleparkingmap.pdf

WHERE TO LINEUP BEFORE THE PARADE

The staging area is in the Naperville North High School south parking lot. Our assigned lineup number is 98. Here’s the staging area map: http://www.wsirish.org/parade-lineup.html. We are lining up in row 9 of the staging area.

PARADE ROUTE, PARADE DAY ROAD CLOSURES, PARKING RESTRICTIONS, AND HANDICAP PARKING AREAS

The Parade starts at Naperville North High School on Mill Street, then proceeds south on Mill Street to Jefferson, then east on Jefferson to Main Street, then south on Main Street, ending at Water Street.

Maps of the parade route, parade day road closures, parking restrictions, and handicap parking areas: http://www.wsirish.org/parade-route.html

PARADE GUIDELINES

– Please arrive at Naperville North High School between 8:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. The parade steps off at 10am.
– Cars, floats, trucks, etc., can only enter Naperville North off of Mill Street, heading South from Ogden Avenue.
– Please respect the directions given by Naperville Police officers and West Suburban Irish volunteers at the staging area.
REMINDERS: the Parade is a family event, and takes place on public property. Please conduct yourselves appropriately. Please no alcohol before or during the Parade. Please do not throw candy or other objects. You may hand out candy, literature, or other objects to persons along the Parade route.

AFTER PARTY

The after party for the parade will take place in the Warrior Room at bd’s Mongolian Grill at 221 S Washington Street, Naperville, IL. We have a reservation under the name “DuPage Greens”.

Walking map from the end of the parade to bd’s Mongolian Grill: https://tinyurl.com/yydvb5so

Contact:
Steve De La Rosa
Co-Chair, DuPage Greens
steve.delarosa@dupagegreens.org
630-344-2611

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DuPage Greens March Meeting

*****Note: Meetings have moved to the 2nd Wednesday of the month*******

Do you want to make a difference in your town and state government? Come learn about how you can help elect local Green candidates so we can change how our local politics are run.

On Wednesday, March 13th at 7pm at the Wheaton DuPage Greens Office (213 S. Wheaton Ave, Wheaton, IL), in the Main Floor Conference Room, we will hold our DuPage County Green Party Monthly Meeting.

Proposed Meeting Agenda

  • Introductions
  • Elections
    • 2019 Steve Alesch for Warrenville Park District Commissioner Campaign
      • See our calendar for several opportunities to join Team Steve and knock on doors to Get The Vote Out for Steve! We are canvassing every Saturday and Sunday until the election.
    • Open Spots for 2020
    • 2021 Election
  • Resignation of Jim Weihofen as Treasurer – Thanks Jim for all your hard work!
  • Nomination and Approval of a new Treasurer – Anna Schiefelbein has accepted the nomination, the floor is open for other nominations until we move on this agenda item
  • Saturday March 16th (9am-noon) Naperville St. Patrick’s Day Parade planning, Facebook Event
  • PECPAC canvassing tool project
  • Other upcoming events
  • Adjournment

Facebook Event

After the meeting, about 8:30pm, we will head over to Muldoon’s Irish Eatery and Pub located at 133 W Front St., less than 2 blocks from the DuPage Greens Office, for additional conversation.

If you cannot make it, please send an email to the DuPage Greens to get an update.


Also, please consider donating to the DuPage Greens. It takes lots of small individual donations from people like you to cover the expenses required to support candidates and grow the Green Party in DuPage County, since as I’m sure you know, we don’t take any big money special interest contributions so we can fight for economic, social, environmental, racial and democratic justice for everyone in DuPage County, not just the fat cats.

Steve Alesch
Political Director, DuPage County Green Party

630-779-8295
steve.alesch @ dupagegreens.org

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DuPage Greens February Meeting

*****Note: Meetings have moved to the 2nd Wednesday of the month*******

Do you want to make a difference in your town and state government? Come learn about how you can help elect local Green candidates so we can change how our local politics are run.

On Wednesday, February 13th at 7pm at the Wheaton DuPage Greens Office (213 S. Wheaton Ave, Wheaton, IL), in the Main Floor Conference Room, we will hold our DuPage County Green Party Monthly Meeting.

Proposed Meeting Agenda

  • Introductions
  • Elections
  • PECPAC canvassing tool project
    • Status
    • Testing Volunteers
  • Upcoming parade planning
  • Other upcoming events
  • Adjournment

Facebook Event

If Facebook is not your thang, you can RSVP here.

After the meeting, about 8:30pm, we will head over to Muldoon’s Irish Eatery and Pub located at 133 W Front St., less than 2 blocks from the DuPage Greens Office, for additional conversation.

If you cannot make it, please send an email to the DuPage Greens to get an update.


Also, please consider donating to the DuPage Greens. It takes lots of small individual donations from people like you to cover the expenses required to support candidates and grow the Green Party in DuPage County, since as I’m sure you know, we don’t take any big money special interest contributions so we can fight for economic, social, environmental, racial and democratic justice for everyone in DuPage County, not just the fat cats.

Steve Alesch
Political Director, DuPage County Green Party

630-779-8295
steve.alesch @ dupagegreens.org

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DuPage Greens January Meeting

Do you want to make a difference in your town and state government? Come learn about how you can help elect local Green candidates so we can change how our local politics are run.

On Thursday, January 3rd at 7pm at the Wheaton DuPage Greens Office (213 S. Wheaton Ave, Wheaton, IL), in the Main Floor Conference Room, we will hold our DuPage County Green Party Monthly Meeting.

There will be many things to discuss including:

  • A proposal to change the standing monthly meeting day
    • The primary proposal is to change the monthly meeting day to the second Wednesday of the month.  The time and location will not change. Please check your calendars and offer alternative days if this does not work for you.
  • 2019 and 2020 elections
    • The 2019 Steve Alesch for Warrenville Park District Commissioner campaign is seeking volunteers to help manage and canvass the campaign – the election is April 2nd
  • PECPAC canvassing tool project
  • Upcoming events

Facebook Event

If Facebook is not your thang, you can RSVP here.

After the meeting, about 8:30pm, we will head over to Muldoon’s Irish Eatery and Pub located at 133 W Front St., less than 2 blocks from the DuPage Greens Office, for additional conversation.


Also, please consider donating to the DuPage Greens. It takes lots of small individual donations from people like you to cover the expenses required to support candidates and grow the Green Party in DuPage County, since as I’m sure you know, we don’t take any big money special interest contributions so we can fight for economic, social, environmental, racial and democratic justice for everyone in DuPage County, not just the fat cats.

Steve Alesch
Political Director, DuPage County Green Party

630-779-8295
steve.alesch @ dupagegreens.org

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DuPage Greens Holiday Party

12/3/18 Update:

The following Green officeholders have confirmed that they will be joining us!

– Steve Alesch, Warrenville Park District Board Commissioner (Vice President)
– Steve De La Rosa, Villa Park Library District Board Trustee
– Holly Scholz, Fox Valley Park District Commissioner, District 3


DuPage Greens Holiday Party
7PM Thursday, December 6th
Muldoon’s Irish Eatery and Pub
133 W Front St., Wheaton, IL

It’s the holidays and time to celebrate with the DuPage County Green Party and several of our elected officials and candidates.

We usually meet on the first Thursday of the month at 7pm at the Wheaton Green Party office, but in December we are changing things up.  We will still be gathering on the first Thursday of the month at 7pm but we are taking the celebration to Muldoon’s Irish Eatery and Pub which is only two short blocks from the Wheaton Green Party office.

Party with the Green Party!

Cash meal and bar.

Facebook Event

If Facebook isn’t your thang, please RSVP here.


Also, please consider donating (dupagegreens.org/donate) to the DuPage Greens. It takes lots of small individual donations from people like you to cover the expenses required to support candidates and grow the Green Party in DuPage County, since as I’m sure you know, we don’t take any big money special interest contributions so we can fight for economic, social, environmental, racial and democratic justice for everyone in DuPage County, not just the fat cats.

Contact:
Steve Alesch

Political Director, DuPage County Green Party
steve.alesch@dupagegreens.org
630-779-8295

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DuPage Greens Election Recommendations

Feeling disenfranchised because you don’t see any Greens on your DuPage County sample ballot? You are not alone. Here’s why that happened.

We do have some recommendations for the following countywide non-binding propositions on the ballot.

Countywide Ballot Proposition Recommendations

  • The first countywide proposition says, “Shall DuPage County oppose the General Assembly instituting a property tax increase equivalent to 1% of your home’s value to help retire state debt?”

Note the deliberately confusing language.  If you vote yes, you are actually voting no to the tax increase. If you vote no, it’s a double negative and you are actually voting yes for the tax increase.  Confused?  That’s what the Two Party Tyranny controlled DuPage County Board, who unanimously put this on the ballot, is counting on.

The DuPage County Green Party recommends that you vote YES, meaning we oppose this tax increase because property taxes are unfair regressive taxes.  Instead, the budget and pension problems should be easily resolved via a graduated Illinois income tax and the LaSalle Street Tax. It’s about time the rich started paying their fair share in Illinois.

  • The second proposition says, “Shall DuPage County oppose the creation of a statewide Vehicle Mileage Tax (VMT) which would tax DuPage County citizens based upon the number of miles driven annually?”

This is another deliberately confusing question unanimously placed on the ballot countywide by the DuPage County Board.

The DuPage County Green Party recommends that you vote NO, because the looming existential threat of global warming makes it imperative that we do everything we can to limit the burning of fossil fuels.  This is a step in the right direction because it will provide incentives to reduce the the number of fossil fuel burning vehicles on Illinois roads.

  • The third proposition says, “Shall DuPage County continue to dissolve and consolidate units of local government to reduce costs, increase efficiencies, and increase accountability?”

You guessed it, this was also unanimously placed on the ballot by that same DuPage County Board which is 100% controlled by the two party tyranny.

The DuPage County Green Party recommends that you vote NO, because this question is too vague.  Some consolidation proposals are good ideas, like the recent consolidation of the DuPage County Election Commission to be under the County Clerk’s office, but other consolidation ideas are not such good ideas.  We need to consider the merits of government consolidation proposals on a per case basis.

Judicial Retention Recommendation

For the judicial retention question, “SHALL PATRICK J. O’SHEA BE RETAINED IN OFFICE AS JUDGE OF THE CIRCUIT COURT, EIGHTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT?”

The DuPage County Green Party recommends that you vote NO, because we oppose judges that lie to police investigators and judges that retaliate against multiple employees because they filed sexual harassment charges against the judge. We need DuPage judges that do not bring the judicial office into disrepute.

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DuPage Greens November Meeting

Do you want to make a difference in your town and state government? Come learn about how you can help elect local Green candidates so we can change how our local politics are run.

On Thursday, November 1st at 7pm at the Wheaton DuPage Greens Office (213 S. Wheaton Ave, Wheaton, IL), in the Main Floor Conference Room, we will hold our DuPage County Green Party Monthly Meeting.

There will be many things to discuss including:

  • 2018 and 2019 elections
  • Review “Forum: Race, Politics, and DuPage County”, Friday, October 12, 2018, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM, St. Andrew Lutheran Church, 155 N Prince Crossing Rd, West Chicago, IL, https://www.facebook.com/events/242326813103193/ – Co-sponsored by the DuPage County Green Party
  • PECPAC Canvassing tool project
  • Other upcoming events

Facebook Event

If Facebook is not your thang, you can RSVP here.

After the meeting, about 8:30pm, we will head over to Muldoon’s Irish Eatery and Pub located at 133 W Front St., less than 2 blocks from the DuPage Greens Office, for additional conversation.

Also, please consider donating to the DuPage Greens. It takes lots of small individual donations from people like you to cover the expenses required to support candidates and grow the Green Party in DuPage County, since as I’m sure you know, we don’t take any big money special interest contributions so we can fight for economic, social, environmental, racial and democratic justice for everyone in DuPage County, not just the fat cats.

Steve Alesch
Political Director, DuPage County Green Party

630-779-8295
steve.alesch @ dupagegreens.org

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Race, Politics, and DuPage County

Race Baiting Campaign Ad

This event is sponsored by DuPage Sanctuary, Immigrant Solidarity DuPage (ISD), 501c3 and the DuPage County Green Party, all located at 210 S Wheaton Ave Suite 110 Wheaton Illinois 60187

Press Contacts: Cristobal Cavazos DS 630-518-5390; Steve De La Rosa DGP – 630-344-2611 8sdelarosa1@gmail.com

Race, Politics of Immigration and the DuPage County Sheriffs Election

Location : Saint Andrews Church 155 N Prince Crossing Rd West Chicago IL 60185.
Date : October 12th, 2018
Time : 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Immigrant Solidarity DuPage & the Green Party of DuPage present to the community a public discussion concerning the anti-immigrant rhetoric of 2018 mid-term elections in DuPage County.

A DuPage Republican candidate for Sheriff James Mendrick, used divisive race baiting rhetoric in an attempt to scare voters into thinking that hard-working immigrants are a danger to the safety of DuPage County. The silence of Gregory Whalen, Democratic Party candidate for DuPage Sheriff towards this rhetoric will be explored illustrating how silence contributes to the growth of racial inequality.

Our panel moderated by Dr. Melissa Mouritsen, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Political Science at COD, will moderate our discussion with panelists from the following organizations:

Michael Childress, Political Action Chair DuPage NAACP: He will discuss racial bias in the community and whether the recent 2013 Supreme Court changes to the 1965 Voting Rights Act have made it better or worse for voting in Illinois.

Ben Silver, Community Lawyer at the Citizens Advocacy Center of Elmhurst: He will speak and report on the 2017 State Police report dealing with racial profiling and police stops in DuPage County and across the state.

Consuelo Vargas RN – Member of National Nurses United. An Emergency Room Nurse who is leading National Nurses United efforts fighting for Environmental Justice on the Southeast side of Chicago. She will address how race effects Healthcare Delivery.

Cristobal Cavazos, Executive Director of Immigrant Solidarity DuPage: He will discuss the issue of police trust witnessed by members of the immigrant community.

Julieta Alcantar-Garcia – Artist, Poet, Activist – Does hate speech in DuPage County provoke you to action or complacency?

Pastor Josh Ebener – Pastor of Saint Andrews Lutheran Church of West Chicago – Anti-immigrant propaganda and its effect on the immigrant community.

Public discussion is encouraged to complete the presentation immediately following the panel. The two Sheriff’s candidates have been invited by our groups to attend to participate within the public audience to document their positions. Individual invitations to them have been mailed to their address listed on their DuPage County Board of Election Commissions filings.

Next steps for the community are to organize with local groups to educate on how to provide support to all who live through the effect of racist public policy masked as coded language.

Local municipal police organizations must be representative of the standards communities create for their own well being. The County Sheriffs Department candidates are called to repudiate the coded language used in campaign materials during the primary and for their silence this evening to call it out.

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DuPage Greens October Meeting

Do you want to make a difference in your town and state government? Come learn about how you can help elect local Green candidates so we can change how our local politics are run.

On Thursday, October 4th at 7pm at the DuPage Greens Headquarters (213 S. Wheaton Ave, Wheaton, IL) we will hold our DuPage County Green Party Monthly Meeting.

There will be many things to discuss including:

  • 2018 and 2019 elections
  • Race, Politics, and DuPage County, Friday, October 12, 2018, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM, St. Andrew Lutheran Church, 155 N Prince Crossing Rd, West Chicago, IL, https://www.facebook.com/events/242326813103193/ – Co-sponsored by the DuPage County Green Party
  • PEC Canvassing tool project
  • Other upcoming events

Facebook Event

If Facebook is not your thang, you can RSVP here.

After the meeting, about 9pm, we will head over to Muldoon’s Irish Eatery and Pub located at 133 W Front St., less than 2 blocks from the DuPage Greens Headquarters, for additional conversation.

Also, please consider donating to the DuPage Greens. It takes lots of small individual donations from people like you to cover the expenses required to support candidates and grow the Green Party in DuPage County, since as I’m sure you know, we don’t take any big money special interest contributions so we can fight for economic, social, environmental, racial and democratic justice for everyone in DuPage County, not just the fat cats.

Steve Alesch
Political Director, DuPage County Green Party

630-779-8295
steve.alesch @ dupagegreens.org

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DuPage Greens September Meeting

Do you want to make a difference in your town and state government? Come learn about how you can help elect local Green candidates so we can change how our local politics are run.

On Thursday, September 6th at 7pm at the DuPage Greens Headquarters (213 S. Wheaton Ave, Wheaton, IL) we will hold our DuPage County Green Party Monthly Meeting.

There will be many things to discuss including:

  • 2018 and 2019 elections
  • 2018 ILGP Fall Conference, Friday Sept. 28th – Sunday Sept. 30, Belleville Public Library, 121 E Washington St, Belleville, IL, https://www.facebook.com/events/1088204798008982/
  • PEC Canvassing tool project
  • Other upcoming events

Facebook Event

If Facebook is not your thing, you can RSVP here.

After the meeting, about 9pm, we will head over to Muldoon’s Irish Eatery and Pub located at 133 W Front St., less than 2 blocks from the DuPage Greens Headquarters, for additional conversation.

Also, please consider donating to the DuPage Greens. It takes lots of small individual donations from people like you to cover the expenses required to support candidates and grow the Green Party in DuPage County, since as I’m sure you know, we don’t take any big money special interest contributions so we can fight for economic, social, environmental, racial and democratic justice for everyone in DuPage County, not just the fat cats.

Holly Scholz
Secretary, DuPage County Green Party

holly.scholz @ dupagegreens.org

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