I’m also taking at least a one year sabbatical from the Illinois Green Party to spend more time with my family (especially my 5 grandkids), friends, and doing some much needed improvements to my yard and inside my house. I will still be with you as a supporter, donor, and voter.
I enjoyed working with you all immensely and wish you all the best.
Unfortunately due to political discrimination by the two party tyranny there are no Green Party candidates on DuPage County voters’ ballots for the Roevember 8, 2022 Election but we do have recommendations regarding the statewide and countywide propositions on your ballot.
PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE 1970 ILLINOIS CONSTITUTION EXPLANATION OF AMENDMENT The proposed amendment would add a new section to the Bill of Rights Article of the Illinois Constitution that would guarantee workers the fundamental right to organize and to bargain collectively and to negotiate wages, hours, and working conditions, and to promote their economic welfare and safety at work. The new amendment would also prohibit from being passed any new law that interferes with, negates, or diminishes the right of employees to organize and bargain collectively over their wages, hours, and other terms and conditions of employment and workplace safety. At the general election to be held on November 8, 2022, you will be called upon to decide whether the proposed amendment should become part of the Illinois Constitution.
DuPage County Green Party Recommendation: Vote Yes. The Green Party supports the right to organize in the workplace.
Should the County of DuPage research and invest in public electric vehicle fast charging stations to provide a revenue stream, promote a healthy environment, and drive local economic Development?
DuPage County Green Party Recommendation: Vote Yes, but low-cost public transit for all is still needed.
Should the County of DuPage continue to assist qualifying small businesses by providing grants, to support local economic development and job Growth?
DuPage County Green Party Recommendation: Vote No. The DuPage County Green Party would have supported this proposition if it targeted small businesses that specialize in 100% renewable energy or low-income business owners.
Should the County of DuPage continue its support of mental health and substance abuse treatment and prevention through the funding of local Non-profits?
DuPage County Green Party Recommendation: Vote Yes.
If you would like more details about the political discrimination by the Republican and Democratic Parties in Illinois against the Green Party, see Disenfranchised in DuPage. The post is over four years old, but unfortunately the level of political discrimination has not improved. The discrimination is now actually worse since the complete blackout of the Green Party by all US mainstream and most independent media starting in 2019.
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Lisle Township voters you rock! Thank you for turning out in support and voting YES at last night’s 2022 Lisle Township Annual Town Meeting to place the following advisory public question on the Nov. 8, 2022 ballot for all Lisle Township voters:
Should the State of Illinois, their agencies and political subdivisions, set up a zero-to-negative carbon emissions priority date of 1/1/30 to address climate action now and set the same priority date in commercial regulation?
If you are not familiar with the Annual Town Hall Meeting, Illinois law requires that townships hold an annual township meeting, on the second Tuesday in April (April 12 in 2022). At this meeting, members of the public have the same voting power as the elected township board members; therefore a majority vote of registered township voters in attendance can put a non-binding advisory public question on the ballot for the next election.
We were very excited to participate in this unique annual opportunity to exercise direct democracy!
I’m sure you know we only have a few short years left to begin seriously addressing global warming. Lisle Township voters now have an opportunity on their November 2022 ballot to raise their concern to Illinois lawmakers regarding this existential issue.