Lisle Township Democratic Organization

"You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.” - Lincoln

LTDO Trivia Night July 31!

Please join us on Friday, July 31 from 8:00-9:00 p.m. for LTDO’s next Trivia Night Fundraiser. The event will be hosted on Zoom by LTDO member Urzula Urzua.

Did you miss our first Trivia Night?  You missed a great time! We are going to be playing via Zoom1, so be camera ready (or wear a mask)!!  Help LTDO raise funds for rent, printing, and postage.  Every little bit helps.

You may enter for any donation amount. Winners will receive Democratic-themed protective hand-sewn masks.

The event will go live at 8:00 p.m., and there will be a new round of trivia about every 15 minutes. Feel free to join any game. Our host will also serve as scorekeeper and referee.

The host will email you a Zoom invitation once your donation is processed.

All proceeds will go to support LTDO programs. We look forward to seeing you there!


1We played via Facebook last time, and some of us were watching answers pop up before the video caught up with the questions. It was like Johnny Carson’s Carnac the Magnificent routines. This shouldn’t be a problem with Zoom, nor will the Facebook-averse need logins.

A Vote-by-Mail Message from the County Clerk’s Office

The DuPage County Clerk’s office is sending Vote by Mail applications to all voters this week for the Nov. 3, 2020General Election, in compliance with recent emergency legislation to provide a safe choice of voting during COVID-19. (See attached photos)

Voters selecting Vote by Mail are requested to securely apply online or to complete the mailed application with their signature and phone number, then drop it in the mail as soon as possible. No postage required.

Video Instructions for Applying for Vote by Mail:

DuPage County Clerk Election Division Online Application:
https://www.dupageco.org/Election/VoteByMail/

The Illinois General Assembly passed SB 1863 in May to expand Vote by Mail as a voting method during the ongoing pandemic. In June, Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed the bill into law to ensure safe and active participation in the 2020 General Election.

The DuPage County Clerk’s office is going beyond the SB1863 mandate to send applications to all electors who have participated in any election since the 2018 general election, by instead providing applications to all 616,337 voters in the County. Although not required, the Clerk’s office will also pay for the postage of all returning applications and ballots.

The Clerk’s office is using funds made available this year through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) for the mailing of applications and ballots.

To date, 26,000 voters have already applied for Vote by Mail ballots in DuPage County for the Nov. 3, 2020 election; roughly 55,000 total voters chose Vote by Mail for the 2018 General Election. Voters who applied prior to July 4th will not be receiving an additional mailed application.

Ballots will not begin to be mailed out until Sept. 24, 2020. It may take four to five business days to receive a ballot after that date.

Voters will continue to have the option of casting ballots during Early Voting or at Election Day polling places.

Due to COVID-19, all 2020 General Election voters are encouraged to cast a ballot prior to Election Day, either by mail or during early voting. Voting by mail is an easy option for voters and you can request a vote by mail ballot through email, mail, or in person. An application is available from your local election authority or at https://elections.il.gov/electionoperations/VotingByMail.aspx

To register to vote or check your registration status, visit https://ova.elections.il.gov

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Jean Kaczmarek
DuPage County Clerk

421 County Farm Road
Wheaton, IL 60187
630.407.5572

 

John Lewis, 1940-2020

“Good Trouble”

America is a constant work in progress. What gives each new generation purpose is to take up the unfinished work of the last and carry it further – to speak out for what’s right, to challenge an unjust status quo, and to imagine a better world.John Lewis – one of the original Freedom Riders, chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, the youngest speaker at the March on Washington, leader of the march from Selma to Montgomery, Member of Congress representing the people of Georgia for 33 years – not only assumed that responsibility, he made it his life’s work. He loved this country so much that he risked his life and his blood so that it might live up to its promise. And through the decades, he not only gave all of himself to the cause of freedom and justice, but inspired generations that followed to try to live up to his example.Considering his enormous impact on the history of this country, what always struck those who met John was his gentleness and humility. Born into modest means in the heart of the Jim Crow South, he understood that he was just one of a long line of heroes in the struggle for racial justice. Early on, he embraced the principles of nonviolent resistance and civil disobedience as the means to bring about real change in this country, understanding that such tactics had the power not only to change laws, but to change hearts and minds as well.In so many ways, John’s life was exceptional. But he never believed that what he did was more than any citizen of this country might do. He believed that in all of us, there exists the capacity for great courage, a longing to do what’s right, a willingness to love all people, and to extend to them their God-given rights to dignity and respect. And it’s because he saw the best in all of us that he will continue, even in his passing, to serve as a beacon in that long journey towards a more perfect union.

Barack Obama

Membership Meeting Monday, July 13

Join us for our monthly membership meeting via Zoom this Coming Monday, July 13 from 7:30-9PM. Congressman Bill Foster from IL-11 will be letting us know what is going on in Washington. There will be time for a Q & A.

Additionally, Lee Greenhouse from Vote at Home will discuss vote at home in IL. — you can already apply for your ballot! We will give you the latest information about vote at home legislation and rules with the passing of SB 1863.
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We look forward to meeting you or seeing you again!