Election Night Celebration with Alesch for Warrenville Park District and Frost for Plano Community Library

Party with us on election night!

Tuesday, April 7 at 7:30pm
Two Brothers Tap House
30W315 Calumet Ave W, Warrenville, Illinois 60555

We will gather together to monitor the election returns and celebrate the campaigns of Steve Alesch, candidate for re-election to the Warrenville Park District board, and Adrian Frost, candidate for election to the Plano Community Library board. Enjoy good food and drink at Two Brothers Tap House, a great local micro brewery.

Please RSVP via the Facebook Event

Re-elect Steve Alesch for Warrenville Park District Commissioner

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New Endorsement for Alesch for Warrenville Park District

Steve Alesch, candidate for re-election to the Warrenvile Park District Board, just received the endorsement of the New Progressive Alliance!

Here’s a complete list of Steve Alesch’s endorsements.

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Re-elect Steve Alesch for Warrenville Park District Commissioner on Tuesday, April 7th, 2015

Steve Alesch, the commissioner for all the people

  • Fiscally Responsible
  • Independent Voice
  • Environmental Steward

Your Choice for a Healthy Park District

It’s about community!  I originally decided to run for election for public office because I wanted to contribute something positive to my community.  I feel as strongly committed to that vision as I was four years ago.  While our park district is small, it is vitally important to our quality of life, and I will continue to protect our parks from both overly optimistic expansion, as well as unnecessary, cynical budget hatcheting.

I will continue to protect the quality of our parks as they currently exist, while making thoughtful, sustainable, well timed and sensibly financed improvements to facilities and programming.

I will also continue to bring an independent voice to the board.

Steve Alesch

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Improving New Member Outreach

In place of our December Monthly Meeting of the DuPage Greens, we’re planning an Organizing Meeting for ALL Green Party members and supporters in Illinois that can make it.  Here are the details…

For the IL Green Party to grow, we need to do a better job of reaching out to and engaging new members and volunteers. To kick off the conversation, the DuPage Greens will host an Organizing Meeting focused on improving new member outreach. The meeting is open to any Illinois Green who wants to actively participate in rebuilding the party. (Members who can’t attend in person will have an opportunity to contribute their ideas or participate in some other way. More details on that will be announced soon.)

TOPIC: Improving New Member Outreach

DATE: Monday, December 8, 2014, 7-8:30 p.m.

LOCATION: DCGP/ILGP Headquarters, 213 S Wheaton Ave, Wheaton, IL

TRANSPORTATION: There is ample free or metered parking in the area. The GP office is a very short walk from “Wheaton” stop on Metra UP West line.

After the meeting, around 9 p.m. or so, the conversation will continue at Muldoon’s, 133 W Front St, Wheaton, a short walk from the office. All Greens are invited to attend both gatherings.

If you think you can make it, please let us know by joining our event page on Facebook. Don’t demoralize- ORGANIZE!

Scot Hansen
Secretary, DuPage Greens

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Illinois Greens Hold their Established Districts

Nancy Wade, Congress (IL-5), NW Chicago & Cook, NE DuPage,  received 6.1%* of the vote.

Paula Bradshaw, Congress (IL-12), Metro East/Carbondale, received 5.68% of the vote.

The Chicago Metropolitan Water Reclamation District candidates (George Milkowski, Karen Roothaan, and Michael Smith) received 11.3% of the vote.

All three of these districts remain established because the candidates received at least 5% of the vote. All of these candidates deserve hearty congratulations for consecutive strong showings!

The write-in results for Scott Summers, Governor, and Sheldon Schafer, Secretary, won’t be available until the election is certified, which will take about 3 weeks.

Thanks to all DuPage Greens and Greens throughout Illinois who volunteered, donated, and voted for these hard working candidates.

On to the next election, the April 7, 2015 consolidated election, for which candidates are currently collecting ballot petition signatures.

DuPage Greens and the public are welcome to join us at our next regular monthly meeting at 7pm on Monday, November 10th at 213 S. Wheaton Ave., Wheaton, IL or around the corner afterwards at 8:30pm at Muldoon’s Irish Pub, 133 W. Front Street, Wheaton, IL to discuss the election and meet other Greens.

* – Correction: We had initially reported that Nancy Wade got 10.88% of the vote due to incorrect AP reporting.

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Write in Green Party Candidate Scott Summers for IL Governor











Also, write in Sheldon Schafer for IL Secretary of State!

And if you live in the 5th Congressional District, you can vote for Nancy Wade, Green Party candidate for Congress!

Although the Illinois Green Party fielded a statewide slate, along with four candidates for the General Assembly, none of the candidates made it onto the November ballot. (But we tried! In addition to turning in nearly 30,000 petition signatures for the statewide races, almost 5,000 more than the required minimum number of signatures, the Illinois Green Party filed three lawsuits!)

Good news: you have two additional statewide candidates!

Now, you can vote your conscience. You can vote your principles. You can make a statement. You can vote for Green Party candidates in statewide races.

You can write in Scott Summers for Governor, and Sheldon Schafer for Secretary of State


Scott Summers – Green Party Write-in Candidate for Governor

Incredibly, a statewide write-in candidate cannot file a single statement of intent with the Illinois State Board of Elections. In order to completely cover all of Illinois, she or he must file notarized statements in each of 110 jurisdictions!

As a matter of expediency, Scott and Sheldon have covered a majority of the population by filing with 27 election authorities:

COUNTIES: Boone, Champaign, Cook, Jackson, Jefferson, Kane, Knox, Lake, Madison, McHenry, McLean, Peoria, St. Clair, Sangamon, Tazewell, Union, Will, Williamson, Winnebago.

ELECTORAL BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS: Aurora, Bloomington, Chicago, DuPage County, East St. Louis, Galesburg, Peoria, Rockford.

Spread the word! Use social media to tell family and friends about writing in Scott and Sheldon.

Follow Scott on his website: www.SummersForGovernor.org
Or on Facebook: www.Facebook.com/SummersForGovernor
Or on Twitter: www.Twitter.com/ScottKSummers
#WriteInGreens #SummersSchafer

Follow Sheldon on Facebook: www.Facebook.com/peoriagreens

More good news! Five Greens WILL be on the ballot!

Paula Bradshaw, U.S. Congress, 12th District
(far southern and southwestern Illinois)


Nancy Wade – Green Party Candidate for Congress (IL-5)

Nancy Wade, U.S. Congress, 5th District (in DuPage County!)
(north side of Chicago; suburbs of Bensenville, Elmhurst, Elmwood Park, Franklin Park, Hinsdale, LaGrange Park, Norridge, Northlake, Oakbrook, River Grove, Schiller Park)

Metropolitan Water Reclamation District (Chicago and most Cook County suburbs)

George Milkowski
Karen Roothaan
Michael Smith

Also — you can write in Gary Shepard, Catherine Talbott, and Tabitha Tripp for southern districts of the Illinois House!

Gary Shepherd, 115th House
401 S. Dixon Carbondale, IL 62901

Catherine Talbott, 117th House

Tabitha Tripp, 118th House

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Illinois Green Party Candidates Pledge to Amend

Green Party candidates show leadership in Illinois in emphatically pledging:

“I support amending the U.S. Constitution to make clear that corporations and other artificial entities do not have Constitutional rights and that money is not speech and campaign spending should be limited through regulation.”

“I will use my office to support the Movement to Amend the Constitution by passing resolutions, proposing legislation, and publicly speaking out about the need for this Amendment.”

Here’s a list of all Illinois candidates that did or did not respond to this pledge.


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Election Day Green Party Fliers

Here’s some fliers to hand out on Election Day that list all the statewide Green Party candidates in Illinois.

When printing both fliers, be sure to select “Flip on short edge”.

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Donate Now to Grow the DuPage Greens

This year, members of the DuPage Greens have been driving the effort to recruit candidates for the Chicago suburbs and beyond. This effort has been very successful thus far, generating dozens of leads and setting up several of candidates across our region. This effort will hopefully pay off next year at the April 2015 election with victories in school, park and library board races in our area.

While these local races are not very expensive in comparison to state and national offices, they do require SOME resources. For about two years, the DuPage Greens have had just about enough money in the bank to cover the rent in our office. We’d like to do more.

So we asking you to please contribute to the DuPage Green Party today, so that we can use that money to support our candidates. The very first step: We need to collect $900 to hire a short-term office assistant. We are going to pay the worker $15 per hour for three hours a week, for 20 weeks — and hopefully longer, if we can continue raising money to support the position.

A $15 donation pays for 1 hour. $45 pays keeps the position going and supporting our candidates for another week! Thinking bigger? A $500 donation gets us over 33 hours of work to grow the Green Party over 11 weeks.

If you’d like to make a contribution by mail, send your check to our office:

DuPage County Green Party
213 S Wheaton Ave
Wheaton, IL 60187

Please include your name, address, phone number, email address, employer and occupation (for campaign finance reporting purposes).

Thank you for you continued support!

Patrick Kelly
Treasurer, DuPage Greens

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Toast the Green Party, Monday, Oct 13, 8:30 p.m.

Looking to connect with your fellow progressives in DuPage, but don’t want to have to sit through the yap-yap of a business meeting? Then join members of the DuPage Greens AFTER the meeting for drinks and lively conversation on Monday, Oct 13, at 8:30 p.m. at Muldoon’s in downtown Wheaton (133 W Front St). You’ll know us by the giant “G” at our table. You do not have to be a Green Party member to join the conversation.

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