Lisle Township Democratic Organization

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Archives August 2021

Campaign Bootcamp Is Underway

 … but it’s not too late to join!

We’re underway! LTDO and The Democratic Party of DuPage County are conducting training for anyone interested in running for local offices for November 2022 and April 2023 or seeking a paid campaign position. Experts in the field and people from local and national campaigns will teach the classes and work with you. You’ll learn highly marketable skills that you can use for paid campaign work or your own campaign. On completion, we’ll help you find a job or a race to work for.

The training began August 28 and will continue on Saturdays through December 11. (excluding 11/27) at 8:30-10 AM. It’s not too late to join! For campaign staffers (over 16 years old) or candidates wanting to know what to do in the field, in-person training on campaign fundamentals (field, digital communications, and fundraising) will be Sundays 1-5 PM. All materials are provided and are free.

Sign up to reserve your spot: go.ltdo.org/campaign-boot-camp
Syllabus: go.ltdo.org/syllabus-2021

Questions? Please call or text Diane at 630-776-2324 or email diahewitt@mail.com.

Oktoberfest is Back!

LTDO’s Oktoberfest is back! We’re hungry, we’re thirsty, and your fellowship has been missed. Join us for beer, brats, and good company.

LTDO is having its 3rd annual Oktoberfest fundraiser on Monday, October 4, 2021, from 6:00 to 9:30 PM at Alter Brewing Company in Downers Grove (directions). Come sample one or more of the twelve beers brewed by Alter. Attendees will enjoy a brat, soft pretzel, beer cheese dip, sauerkraut, a German side dish, and a pint of cold beer.  A vegetarian brat will be offered.
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To let us know you’re coming, donate here:
https://secure.actblue.com/donate/ltdooktoberfest2021.

Individual Ticket……$50

 

=== Sponsorships ===

Oktoberfest Level
$1,000 – Sponsor and family tickets, literature table, Facebook and Barrel Room printed acknowledgment, looping video acknowledgment shown at the event, and additional exposure.

Barrel Room Level
$500 – 4 tickets, literature table, Facebook and Barrel Room printed acknowledgment, looping video acknowledgment shown at the event.

Festbier Level
$250 – 2 tickets, literature table, Facebook, and Barrel Room printed acknowledgment.

If you can’t join us, please support us with a donation.

Regards,
LTDO Finance Committee

2022 Election Dates

Lady LibertyJanuary 14 through March 14, 2022

  • Petitions due

June 28, 2022 – GENERAL PRIMARY ELECTION

  • For the Nomination of Federal, State, and County Officials and for the election of Precinct Committee persons

November 8, 2022 – GENERAL ELECTION

  • For the Election of Federal, State, and County Officials

Letter from Committeeman Michael Cabonargi (9th Congressional District) with details and changes to the legislative calendar.

DuPage Election Division : Upcoming Elections

Be Safe During Severe Weather Season

The recent Tornado disaster in Naperville should remind us that no one is immune. Here’s how to be vigilant during severe weather season.

The outdoor sirens are intended to alert people who are outdoors. You should NOT rely on them to alert you when you are indoors.

Know the difference between Watches and Warnings.

  • A WATCH means the conditions are right for severe weather in your area and you should be alert.
  • A WARNING means that something dangerous is happening NOW and you should take immediate protective measures if you are in the warned ares.

While the now-common cell phone alerts are great, note that cell towers are easy marks for tornadoes. The most reliable alerting device is a NOAA Weather Radio. These will turn on automatically to alert you during a watch or warning. This is an example of an inexpensive full-featured model (disclaimer: I don’t own one of these and can’t “endorse” it as such, but it looks pretty good).

COVID Update

Updated 2021-08-04

Vaccinations for residents 12 and up are available on a walk-in basis at the Health Department’s Central Public Health Center (111 N. County Farm Rd, Wheaton). The clinic will operate Monday – Friday from 8:30 am – 4:00 pm. Save time by pre-registering at: www.dupagehealth.org/covid19vaccineregistration.

COVID Symptoms

Robin Kelly, Chairwoman of the Illinois Democratic Party, reminds us:

In case you missed it, the CDC is recommending people wear masks indoors in 84 of the state’s 102 counties. Please heed this advice and encourage others to do the same! We’re watching closely for any guidance from Governor Pritzker as it relates to upcoming DPI events, and will stay in touch as that becomes available.

Additionally, she writes:

Republican candidate for Illinois governor Gary Rabine … has been on a vaccine misinformation crusade, including the claim that 6,000 people died from the COVID-19 vaccine. It’s clear that this is a lie: vaccines are saving hundreds of thousands of lives by preventing severe infection and hospitalization. Rabine’s fear-mongering is a danger to the public.

Vaccinations are now available on a walk-in basis at the Health Department’s Central Public Health Center (111 N. County Farm Rd, Wheaton). The clinic will operate Monday – Friday from 8:30 am – 4:00 pm. Save time by registering: www.dupagehealth.org/covid19vaccineregistration.

By CovidActNow‘s reckoning DuPage County’s risk has increased to “high”.

DuPage County’s infection rate, which is the average number of people infected by an infected individual. Less than 1 reflects decline, greater than 1 reflects growth.