Tuesday, February 24, 2015

February Meeting Notice

The Knox County Democratic Central Committee will meet on Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. at the Side Trax Bar & Grill located at 441 East Main Street in Galesburg. If you would like to order dinner before the meeting, please plan on arriving at 6:00 p.m.

Votebuilder Training


Saturday, March 7, 2015 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM (CST)

Plumbers & Steamfitters Local 137 Hall

2880 East Cook Street

Springfield, IL 62708

On Saturday, March 7 the Democratic Party of Illinois will host a Votebuilder training session in Springfield in advance of the municipal elections.

It is free to attend and lunch will be provided.

In the morning, we will cover setting up activist codes, survey questions, scripts and formats; all necessary for printing walk and call lists for volunteers and candidates. In the afternoon, we will discuss some of the more advanced features including MiniVan, bulk uploads and robo-calls. Attendees are invited to stay all day but can attend either only the morning or afternoon training.

Please RSVP by March 1.
Plumbers & Steamfitters Local 137 Hall
2880 East Cook Street
Springfield, IL 62708

Contact Sarah Nelson at snelson@ildems.com or 312.578.1554 with questions or for more information.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Lane Evans
August 4, 1951 – November 5, 2014

Former Congressman Lane Evans died last night.

During his tenure, Evans was one of the most liberal members of the House, and probably Illinois' most liberal congressman from outside Chicago. A founding member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, he had a near-perfect lifetime rating from Americans For Democratic Action while the American Conservative Union gave him its lowest rating of any congressman outside Chicago. This would seem to be surprising, given that his district had a strong rural element. However, he had a reputation for strong constituent services.
Lane was the highest ranking elected official to give early support to Barack Obama in his bid for the U.S. Senate and Obama often credits his 2004 Senate victory to Evans' early endorsement.
Thank heavens for Lane Evans. May his memory be a blessing.

Christine Eik Winick, Chairman
Knox County Democratic Central Committee