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Northside DFA is a group of activists who volunteer on campaigns to elect socially progressive, fiscally responsible and ethically committed Democrats to all levels of government.

Northside DFA wants you to attend our monthly meeting and volunteer on campaigns of NDFA supported candidates.

YOU are INVITED to the next NDFA meeting.

When? Tuesday, September 11, 2012. Social hour starts at 6 PM, formal meeting starts at 7 PM
Where? Lincoln Restaurant, 4008 N. Lincoln, Chicago, FREE parking! Near Irving Park Brown Line
Who? There will be 40+ committed activists along with the guest speakers.

Guest speakers:
Representative of Dr. David Gill, candidate for Congress in IL-13
Representative of Rob Zerban, candidate for Congress in WI-01 (Rep. Paul Ryan, incumbent)
Representative of Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin, candidate for U.S. Senate in Wisconsin (invited)
Dennis Anderson, candidate for Congress in IL-14
Someone from the Chicago Teachers Union (invited)

The agenda will include:

Whether to endorse President Barack Obama
Whether to endorse Rockford Alderman Carl Wasco, candidate for Illinois General Assembly
Whether to endorse Brad Schneider (if the matter is raised)

If you can't attend Tuesday's meeting, NDFA still wants you.

NDFA wants you to volunteer. Starting in September, NDFA will be organizing phone banks on behalf of NDFA endorsed and adopted candidates.

Who are the endorsed and adopted candidates?

Endorsed:

Lt. Colonel Tammy Duckworth, candidate for Congress IL-08 (incumbent Rep. Joe Walsh)
Des Plaines Mayor Marty Moylan, candidate for state representative
Commissioner Deb Shore, candidate to be re-elected to the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District
Kari Steele, candidate for commissioner of the MWRD

Adopted:

Leslie Coolidge, candidate for Congress IL-06 (incumbent Rep. Peter Roskam... very Right Wing, but not loud and obnoxious like Joe Walsh, though he is the Chief Deputy Whip)

"How's this phone bank work?"

NDFA organizes its members to meet and make phone calls. One location is at a condo party room in Edgewater. One location is the campaign office of Ald. Michele Smith in Lincoln Park. And the other location is next door to the office of Ald. John Arena in Jefferson Park. If you live on the North Side of Chicago or near the North Side, one of these locations should be reasonably convenient.

"€œBut how do I get involved?"

Send an email to NorthsideDFA@gmail.com. Say, "€œI want to participate in phone banks," or "€œI want to be invited to future meetings."

"€œBut I still have more questions!"

Ask in the comments or sent an email to Northside DFA. Also, you can leave a voice mail at 773-609-5818, although it might take a couple days to respond.

If you can't attend next Tuesday's meeting, you can put it on your calendar to attend a future meeting. NDFA meets on the second Tuesday of the month.

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Comment Preferences

  •  Momentum (2+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    Bush Bites, sfgb

    The momentum is swinging toward the Democrats in the 2012 election. The Republicans have thrown their best punch and it didn't do much damage.

    The Democrats are going to win more seats than the professional pundits in the Beltway are predicting.

    What's needed now is for rank-and-file Democrats to get involved. If you can't get involved with Northside DFA, that's OK. Not everybody can live in an awesome neighborhood.

    But pick a campaign. Volunteer. The Democrats can retake the U.S. House if people like you do what they can do to help Democrats in close races.

    Even if your local race isn't close... even if your local Democrat is not to your liking... there's a race out there for you to make phone calls. Can you make calls once per week?

    "The right to be heard does not automatically include the right to be taken seriously." - Hubert Humphrey

    by Hope Despite All on Sun Sep 09, 2012 at 04:05:01 PM PDT

  •  Goals: five new members? (1+ / 0-)
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    sfgb

    NDFA has a goal of gaining five new members from the Daily Kos community at September's meeting. Can you be one of the five?

    To become a member of NDFA all you have to do is attend a meeting. There are no dues. To become a “voting member”--the people who pick which candidates are endorsed and adopted—you have to attend three meetings and do three volunteer activities on endorsed or adopted campaigns in the last year. Again, there are no dues. NDFA emphasizes showing up and doing work.

    You can show up and help elect Democrats, right?

    "The right to be heard does not automatically include the right to be taken seriously." - Hubert Humphrey

    by Hope Despite All on Sun Sep 09, 2012 at 04:05:38 PM PDT

  •  Please endorse Brad Schneider (2+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    sfgb, bornadem

    I know there are many who are pissed that he donated to Kirk's campaign in the past.   In all honesty, if he thought Kirk was the best person for the job at the time, that's his democratic (little "d" intended) prerogative.

    But we have to get Dold out of Congress.  In many ways, he's worse than Kirk was.  He has voted right down the line with the rethugs & especially against women's rights.  

    Brad will do better by our district, in that he will represent all his constituents, not just the 1%, the right wingers, or tea party members

    What it is, is up to us. ~ Howard Rheingold

    by madame defarge on Mon Sep 10, 2012 at 05:38:10 AM PDT

  •  Much as I dislike Republicans (1+ / 0-)
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    augustin

    As soon as I heard Chicago and the word beating I kinda got a little nervous if you know what I mean, yeah I do want to beat them in the political sort of sense.

  •  Do you endorse... (0+ / 0-)

    better voting systems?
    See the link in my signature: vote and appreciate the difference.

  •  Consider replacing "beating" with "defeating" (0+ / 0-)

    in the title.

    The variety of behaviors that have been happening in this election cycle, primed my brain to read your title and the first thought was that it was a diary about violence.

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