Lisle Township Democratic Organization

"Not everyone is guilty. But everyone is responsible." - Dostoevsky

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Need a Patriotic/Democratic Face mask?

We are sewing surgical style cotton face masks that are washable and reusable.
Protect yourself and others and help raise money for the Lisle Township Democratic Organization (LTDO)—helping Democratic candidates local, state and national.

Sizes are Child,Adult Medium, and Adult Large with elastic ear loops or cotton ties—your choice.
Suggested donations:   $10.00 @ or 3 for $25

Child Size 4×6                  with elastic Ear loops or cotton ties
Adult Medium 5.5 x 7.5    with elastic Ear loops or cotton ties
Adult Large 6 x 8              with elastic Ear loops or cotton ties

To get an awesome Democratic mask, fill out this form completely: At the end of the form you will have two options to donate: mail a check to our treasurer or by clicking the ActBlue link you will find.

Some of our popular fabrics are running out, but we will substitute the closest pattern we can get. We can email or text you when your masks are ready, then send them by USPS or deliver to your door if you are in our neighborhood

The Lisle Township Democrats appreciate your help!

LTDO Membership Meeting on June 8

Our Membership Meeting on Monday June 8th at 7:30-9PM will be devoted to understanding the Black Lives Matter movement. Naperville City Councilman Benjamin White, co-founder of Naperville Neighbors United will be our speaker. We must be able to discuss uncomfortable but essential topics in a safe space, and only active members and people we know will be admitted. That is what we need for change to happen. Join us for this important discussion via Zoom from your digital device.

To register, please follow this link; after completing the form you will be sent a link to the meeting.  If it is your first time, you’ll be prompted to download the Zoom application for easy viewing. (Note: if you mislay the link you receive, go back to the above registration link.)

We look forward to meeting you or seeing you again! If you are new or need help with Zoom, please contact, or view some Zoom tutorials:

Masks are the new seat belts

Before face masks, Americans went to war against seat belts (Business Insider)

A woman fastens her seat belt in 1970

A woman fastens her seat belt in 1970. – Lambert/Getty Images

Oh, boy, do I remember this from the 1960’s. I remember my Dad installing seat belts in our car. As a kid, I was not at all political (but definitely a nerd) and remember rolling my eyes at the “better to be thrown from the car” argument. What, through the windshield? “What if the car goes into water or catches fire” (I guess it can’t do both) makes a bit more sense, but are way too improbable to pay the price of not being protected.

I suspect many people still don’t understand that belts work with the “[wiki base=”EN”]crumple zone[/wiki]” in front as a shock absorber to reduce g-forces in a crash.

“You wanna bounce through this one?” the exec asks the crew in the deceleration scene in [wiki base=”EN”]Forbidden Planet[/wiki].