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 Wednesday, November 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.

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

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 Demand End to Emission of Ethylene Oxide

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

Contact: Anna Schiefelbein
DuPage County Green Party
anna.schiefelbein@dupagegreens.org
630-796-2440

DUPAGE GREENS DEMAND END TO EMISSION OF ETHYLENE OXIDE

Ethylene Oxide Is A Carcinogen That Alters Our DNA

Wheaton, Illinois (October 25, 2019) – The DuPage County Green Party (DuPage Greens) is thankful to hear the news that Sterigenics U.S., LLC is leaving the Willowbrook, IL facility. We support the Stop Sterigenics group in their continuing efforts to ban the emissions of Ethylene Oxide (EtO).  EtO is a harmful industrial byproduct that is released in public spaces where the disease risks are borne by an unconsenting public.

Ethylene oxide is recognized as a carcinogen by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as well as the International Agency for Research on Cancer and the National Toxicology Program.  The EPA states in its Frequently Asked Questions:

“Evidence in humans indicates that exposure to ethylene oxide by inhalation increases the risk of lymphohematopoietic cancers (including non-Hodgkin lymphoma, myeloma, and lymphocytic leukemia) and, for females, breast cancer.”

And also:

“EtO is mutagenic (i.e., it can change the DNA in a cell). Children may be more susceptible to the harmful effects of mutagenic substances.”

The struggle of the residents of Willowbrook and the surrounding communities to protect their right to breathe clean air is yet another example of how companies choose to make their investors wealthier while ignoring the public health costs. The Green Party supports a holistic approach to justice, recognizing that environmental justice, social justice and economic justice depend on and support each other.

The DuPage Greens stand in solidarity with the Stop Sterigenics group, their efforts to ban EtO, the current legislation of House Bill (HB) 3885 and HB 3888. HB 3885 allows towns to ban EtO within their boundaries. HB 3888 calls for the end of ethylene oxide emissions in densely populated communities in Illinois. Currently, witness slips are available online for HB 3888 and ends Monday October 28, 2019 at 2:30 pm. A witness slip is a form of public participation that the Illinois government uses.  Members of the DuPage Greens also plan on supporting the Stop Sterigenics group at the Citizen Lobby Day in Springfield on November 13, 2019.

The DuPage County Green Party is a political party that stands for economic, social, racial, environmental, and democratic justice for all of the people of DuPage County. Neither the Green Party or their candidates for political office accept corporate contributions. For more information, please visit www.dupagegreens.org.

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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 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!

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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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