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 Wednesday, October 9th 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.

The proposed agenda will be emailed to members a couple days prior to the meeting.

Upcoming Events

Note that our monthly meetings are always held at 7pm on the second Wednesday of the month.

Facebook Event

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

After the meeting, about 8:30pm, we will head over to Emmett’s Brewing Co. located at 121 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.

Steve Alesch
Acting Secretary, DuPage County Green Party

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

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Press Release – DuPage Greens Stand with COD Faculty

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

Contact: Steve Alesch
DuPage County Green Party
steve.alesch@dupagegreens.org
630-779-8295

DUPAGE GREENS STAND WITH COD FACULTY

Fair Wages Are Crucial For Quality Education

Wheaton, Illinois (September 20th, 2019) – The DuPage County Green Party endorses and supports the College of DuPage faculty in their ongoing effort to achieve a fair and equitable labor agreement with the College of DuPage Board.

We hope that a strike is avoided, but concur with the faculty union (CODFA) that fair compensation, even if achieved through a strike, is the best way to ensure the quality of education that COD students deserve, and that COD faculty is dedicated to deliver.  We recognize and admire the solidarity with CODFA shown by the COD Adjunct Association (CODAA).

The DuPage County Green Party stands ready to lend assistance to CODFA in whatever way we can.

The DuPage County Green Party (dupagegreens.org) is a political party whose goal is to support candidates for political office who will bring economic, social, racial, environmental and democratic justice to all of the people of DuPage County.

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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 Wednesday, September 11th 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.

The proposed agenda will be emailed to members a couple days prior to the meeting.

Upcoming Events

  • The 2020 Elections & The State of the Left, Wed., Sept. 25th, 7-10PM, College of DuPage, Technical Education Room 1038B, 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn, IL. Hosted by Immigrant Solidarity DuPage. Green Party presidential candidate Howie Hawkins will be a panel member (joining remotely).
  • Eco-Socialism Conference, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019, 9 AM – 6 PM, Conference Chicago at University Center, 525 S State St, Chicago, IL, $25 registration fee ($15 low income), register at facebook.com/events/2347203055300983
  • DuPage Greens October Meeting, Wed. Oct. 9th, 7:00pm-8:30pm, DuPage Greens Office, 213 S. Wheaton Ave, Wheaton, IL, Main Floor Conference Room, facebook.com/events/478866846286954

Note that our meetings are always held at 7:00pm on the second Wednesday of the month.

Facebook Event

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

After the meeting, about 8:30pm, we will head over to Emmett’s Brewing Co. located at 121 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.

Steve Alesch
Acting Secretary, DuPage County Green Party

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

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DuPage Greens August 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 Wednesday, August 14th 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.

The proposed agenda will be emailed to members a couple days prior to the meeting.

Upcoming Events

  • DuPage Greens September Meeting, Wed. Sept. 11th, 7:00pm-8:30pm, DuPage Greens Office, 213 S. Wheaton Ave, Wheaton, IL, Main Floor Conference Room, facebook.com/events/2309594852590529
  • Eco-Socialism Conference, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019, 9 AM – 6 PM, Conference Chicago at University Center, 525 S State St, Chicago, IL, $25 registration fee ($15 low income), register at facebook.com/events/2347203055300983

Note that our meetings are always held at 7:00pm on the second Wednesday of the month.

Facebook Event

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

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.

Steve Alesch
Acting Secretary, DuPage County Green Party

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

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DuPage Greens July 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 Wednesday, July 10th 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.

The proposed agenda will be emailed to members a couple days prior to the meeting.

Upcoming Events

Note that our meetings are always held at 7:00pm on the second Wednesday of the month.

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.

Steve Alesch
Acting Secretary, DuPage County Green Party

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

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DuPage Greens June Meeting Canceled

The regularly scheduled June 12th DuPage Greens meeting is canceled.  We will meet next month as usual on Wednesday July 10th.

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

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DuPage Greens Office Equipment Fundraiser

The DuPage Greens are finally moving into the 21st century and we need your support and generosity! We are upgrading our conference room to start using a flat panel TV screen to project our meeting information.  This will make our meetings much more effective and be more green as we will be able to avoid printing costs.

All we need is another $250 in donations for the flat panel TV screen to make this happen.  We have already received donations to cover the cost of the flat panel wall mount, Chromecast, and a long HDMI cable in case a presenter encounters Chromcasting issues.  If you can contribute $100, $50, $25, $10, $5, or more or less to help us achieve our goal it would be greatly appreciated! Simply go to our donations page and take a pause for the cause to contribute at the level best for you!

Fundraiser Duration: May 13, 2019 at 7 AM – May 27, 2019 at 7 AM

We’ll keep you posted here regarding our fundraising status!

Facebook Event

Contact: Steve Alesch, DuPage Greens Political Director, steve.alesch@dupagegreens.org, 630-779-8295

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DuPage Greens May 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 Wednesday, May 8th 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.

The proposed agenda will be emailed to members a couple days prior to the meeting.

Upcoming Event

Note that our meetings are always held at 7:00pm on the second Wednesday of the month.

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.

Steve Alesch
Political Director, DuPage County Green Party

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

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6th Annual DuPage Greens Great Western Trail Earth Day Clean Up

Join us for the DuPage Greens 6th Annual Great Western Trails Cleanup in celebration of Earth Day!

9AM Saturday April 27th
Swift Road and the Great Western Trail
Lombard, IL

The DuPage Greens along with the Friends of the Great Western Trails will come together to assist in the annual volunteer trail clean-up.

We will be cleaning the busy- and as a result, dirty- section of the Great Western Trail (GWT) immediately east of Swift Rd. to the bridge over I-355 in Lombard.

Parking: There is adjacent parking available on the Southeast corner of Swift Road and the Great Western Trail.

Map of where we will start

We welcome other trail users, supporters and neighbors to join us. The event will be from 9 AM to Noon, rain or shine.

If you want to join us, please indicate by saying you are going via this Facebook event page.

Be careful out there so you can enjoy the trails year around. Here are some basic suggestions to help make the cleanup safer.

1. We suggest that you wear gloves, long sleeve shirts and long pants to protect you from thorny bushes and/or broken glass along the trails.
2. Bring trash bags and a wagon or cart, if possible, to haul the filled trash bags out to the trail crossing where we started the cleanup.
3. Please do not leave the filled bags along the trails.
4. If you want to recycle bottles and cans you’ll have to separate them and take them to your home or local recycling bin. The local authorities and waste pickup companies do not accommodate recycling along the trails. Unless you see a recycling container do not assume it will be recycled.
5. Be careful and if you see something too big or hazardous to pick up please advise us of the approximate location like north side of trail 1/4 mile east of the closest cross street by sending an email to frndsgrtwstntrl@aol.com. With that information we can get the appropriate authorities with the appropriate equipment to safely remove the items dumped along the trails.
6. Finally, have fun, get some exercise and be sure to take lots of pics and post them to this event page!

More information about the Great Western Trails and this year’s cleanup may be found at friendsofthegreatwesterntrails.com.

Don Kirchenberg, Voluntary Chairman of the Friends of the Great Western Trails, states that, “we are very pleased to have these dedicated volunteers that are working hard for good and clean government to take the time to cleanup this important asset in our community! All are welcome to join the Greens or go to any part of a nearby trail to help clean them up.”

Thanks for your interest in the trails. We definitely need volunteers along the GWTs all year around.

See you there?

Facebook Event

If Facebook is not your thing, please RSVP here.

Contact: Steve Alesch, steve.alesch@dupagegreens.org, 630-779-8295

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DuPage Greens April 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, April 10th 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.

The proposed agenda will be emailed to members a couple days prior to the meeting.

Upcoming events

  • Sat. April 13th, ILGP Spring Convention, 9am – 6pm, Citalin Gallery, 2005 S. Blue Island, Chicago, IL, http://www.ilgp.org/spring2019
    • Followed by a fundraiser dinner that evening: 6:30pm – 8:30pm at same location, keynote speaker Howie Hawkins, one of the originators of the Green New Deal (the real one, from the Green Party), cost $30; $20 for low-income or children, http://www.ilgp.org/2019_spring_fundraiser

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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