Mavis Bates of the Sierra Club, Valley of the Fox group, spoke at the September 17, 2019 meeting of the Elgin Township Democrats about the Green New Deal. If you missed the meeting, Mavis was nice enough to give us her presentation documents so we could share them on the site.
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Join the Kane County Democrats at their 18th annual fall fundraiser and meet and greet.
Thursday, October 17, 2019
6:00pm – 8:00pm
The Centre of Elgin
100 Symphony Way
Elgin, IL 60120
Invited guest speakers include:
- US Senator Richard Durbin,
- US Senator Tammy Duckworth
- US Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi
- State Senator Cristina Castro
- State Representative Anna Moeller
- Governor JB Pritzker
To purchase tickets online, please visit:
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Its election time again!
Time to get out in our precincts and gather the signatures needed to be placed on the ballot to become (or remain) elected Precinct Committee People (PCs). In order to make your work easier, I’ve partially filled out the petition available for download on this page with the information for the Elgin Township that is common for everyone. Please complete your personal information where needed with name address and zip code.
Download the Elgin Precinct Committee Person Petition
Fill in your info and get your signatures. Return to Elgin Dems before 11/22/2019.
While you only need ten signatures to get on the ballot, it is always recommended to get two or three times the signatures required. This applies for any position in government because there is always a chance that someone will contest a batch of petitions. It is critical that even if some signatures or pages get rejected, the candidate will still have more than the required amount to be on the ballot.
When you walk your precinct getting your own signatures, feel free to bring along petitions for one or two of your favorite candidates who are also running. Higher offices need greater amounts of signatures. An extra ten or twenty signatures gathered from each of us can lift a lot of effort from our officials so they can concentrate on what’s important, running our government with the democratic ideals that benefit everybody.
Remember that all petitions need to be notarized. During election season, we often have notaries at our monthly meetings who are ready to notarize your petitions. So please feel free to bring in your petitions when you come to our next meeting. As an added bonus, if everyone brings their signed PC petitions in to us, we can file them all at the same time. This adds another level of auditing for ETD and the county.
I hear a few of you saying “This sounds like a lot of work. Why would anyone want to be an Elected Precinct Committee Person?” As an elected PC you have a vote in who runs the Elgin Township Democrats as well as who is in charge of the Kane County Democrats. Your vote is also weighted based on how many active voters are in your precinct. So your voice is strong as you increase voter turnout in your precinct. Remember, these are your neighbors and you can help be their voice in government.
If you have any questions, I can be reached at 630-890-3460. If you’ve already notarized for petitions you can drop them at 210 Wing Park Blvd.
Let’s all get elected and fill our precincts with active voters.
Elgin Township Democrats Chairman
2019 Filing Period
Monday, November 25, 2019. The last day of filing is Monday, December 2, 2019 and the office will be open until 5:00 p.m.
FYI: The Kane County Clerk’s office will be closed for Thanksgiving on November 28 & 29, 2019.
Save the Date, October 15, 2019
At our next monthly meeting the speaker will be Sara Phalen, the Executive Director Of Women On The Border.
Sara has been an organizer and nonprofit administrator working with community groups and cultural institutions to study, educate and raise awareness around issues of social justice in areas with large immigrant populations. Her work has focused on communities in the western suburbs of Chicago, with links to the United States-Mexico border.
In 2009 she co-founded People Made Visible, an arts and culture nonprofit that utilizes the arts as a catalyst for social change. In 2016 she was selected by Shaw Media for a Best Under 40 Award. In association with People Made Visible and the Museum for the City of West Chicago Sara developed an exhibit funded by the History Channel on the history of Mexican labor migration in agriculture and railroad construction in Illinois leading to the creation of a lasting Mexican-American community in West Chicago.
Please join us on Tuesday, October 15, 2019 for our October meeting.
Elgin Township Building | Lower Level
729 S. McLean Blvd, Elgin, IL 60123