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Congratulations to the Strong Democratic Slate for November

LTDO wants to thank everyone who ran, walked, posted and wrote in the effort to put together this amazing slate of candidates for the November elections. As we move forward to November we will continue to work together to support our Democratic winners.

LTDO Stategic Plan

If you missed out on Monday night’s LTDO Monthly Meeting, you missed hearing about updates to our Strategic Plan and the objectives for 2018.  But fear not, you can read all about it now!  And better yet, you can send us your thoughts on how to prioritize our efforts!

Please email your completed form to Mary Jo at mjnd97@hotmail.com,

Membership Feedback

Please indicate which Objectives you believe are the most important for LTDO’s focus in 2018.

Provide your TOP 2 priorities for EACH GOAL. Place a 1 next to your highest priority, and a 2 next to the 2nd highest priority. Leave all other objectives blank.

Membership Feedback

Please indicate which Objectives you believe are the most important for LTDO’s focus in 2018.

Provide your TOP 2 priorities for EACH GOAL. Place a 1 next to your highest priority, and a 2 next to the 2nd highest priority. Leave all other objectives blank.

Goal 1: Live and Promote Democratic Values

Objectives:

  • Increase Democratic Voter Turnout
  • More Dems than Republican turnout
  • Repeat membership attendance
  • Show up at events other than LTDO that align to Democratic values
  • Collaborate with other Township Dem Organizations

Goal 2: Elect Democrats and Lobby for Legislation

Objectives:

  • Attain 4 County Board seats in LT Districts
  • All other State and Countywide races: The Democratic candidate wins the Lisle Township vote
  • ID and vet candidates for all 2019 spots
  • Seek appointed roles in local and county governments

Goal 3: Maintain & Grow an Energetic & Engaged Membership

Objectives:

  • Increase Paid Members
  • Increase Attendance at Membership Meetings
  • Increase PCs, Election Judges and Pollwatchers

Goal 4: Embrace, Learn & Evolve Ideas, Best Practices, & Technology

Objectives:

  • Conduct 2 Best Practices / Technology Meetings
  • Adopt and use minivan: 60% of PCs use
  • Offer 3 PC Forums
  • Fileshare Structure in place and communicated
  • PCs can get Petitions for 2019 from FIleshare
  • Establish a Social Media guru role

Goal 5: Sustain a Responsive Organization Structure & Leadership Model

Objectives:

  • Set SOP w/ Roles & Responsibilities
  • Conduct 3 Forums with Membership for input to promote a bottoms-up approach
  • Update Bylaws for 2018

Goal 6: Raise Funds to Secure the Success of the Organization

Objectives:

  • Hold 2 Fundraiser events
  • Establish Budget process and set 2018 budget
  • $10,000 in Revenue for 2018
  • Increase Paid Members

 

 

 

 

Candidate List and Propositions, For the March 20, 2018, General Primary Election

An Official Ballot in not yet available online.

Below is a link to the most recently published version:

https://www.dupageco.org/Election/Candidates_and_Campaigns/37053/

February Meeting Update

The Lisle Township Dems hosted a great strategy session about how to get people out to vote.  The brainstorming session included ideas on how to overcome obstacles that keep people from going to the polls. The members offered many great ideas, including how to tell your own personal story about why being involved matters to you. Sincere passion speaks louder than statistics.  Yet in the end its the numbers that matter and in March and November. Everyone must talk to their friends and colleagues to encourage participation in our precious democracy.

We also heard from a number of candidates or their representatives. The Democrats have a strong field of passionate candidates in races across DuPage county. We must spread the word that Democrats  have choices in the primary season.

 

 

Early Voting Locations Starting March 5th

Feb 8 – March 3

DuPage County/ Election Commission: 421 N County Farm Rd Wheaton Room 1-600  M-F 8:00 to 4:30 Sat 9:00 – 1:00

March 5th to 17th M-F 8:30 to 7:30 Sat 9:00 – 5:00

Addison Township Office: 401 N. Addison Rd Gym

Bartlett Community Center: 700 Bartlett Rd Bartlett Room 5

Downers Grove Village Hall: 801 Burlington Ave Downers Grave IL Committee Room

Elmhurt City Hall 209 N. York Rd Elmhurst IL City Council Chambers

Glen Ellyn Civic Center: 535 Duane St Glen Ellyn Clayton North 2nd Floor

March 5th to19th M-F 8:30 to 7:30 Sat 9:00 – 5:00, Sun 10:00-4

DuPage County/ Election Commission: 421 N County Farm Rd Wheaton 2nd floor cafeteria

Naperville Municipal Center 400 S Eagle St Naperville IL Meeting Room A

Olive Trees Conominiums 200E Bailey Rd Naperville Il Clibhouse

Statford Square Mall: 152 Stratford Square, Bloomingdale entrance 4 Upper Level SE

Fox Valley Mall: 195 Fox Valley Center Dr Aurora, NW entrance #1 by Macy’s

Yorktown Center: 203 Yorktown Mall Dr. Lombard, The Shops at Yorktown #28

 

 

 

Illinois Democratic Gubernatorial Forum in Its Entirety


NBC 5 Ward Room: Watch the Illinois Democratic Gubernatorial Forum in Its Entirety

https://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/watch-the-illinois-democratic-gubernatorial-forum-470814953.html

January Monthly Meeting Update

Ra Joy Lieutenant Governor running with Chris Kennedy

The Lisle Township Democratic Organization welcomed Ra Joy the running mate with Chris Kennedy for Governor. He delivered an impassioned speech about the future of Illinois. We also welcomed Dr. Dan Coy from “American Promise” whose mission is to get dark money out of politics. We elected  three new alternate Delegates for the DuPage County Election board. Congratulations to Diane Hewitt, Theresa Sullivan and Elaine Rockney.

 

Update from November 20th, 2017 Meeting

LTDO Welcomed

Candidate for Governor: Daniel Biss. candidates for Attorney General : Pat Quinn, Sharon Fairley and a representative for Nancy Rotering also speaking were candidates for the Illinois 6th Congressional District along the others.

We thank all for attending and becoming an informed electorate.

Help Turn DuPage Blue!

Thank you all for coming to the meeting this week, especially to those who attended for the first time. This weekend we are in the red hot zone to Get Out the Vote!

Here are a couple key events. Check out our calendar to learn more!

Fri, Mar 24 7-9pm, Tandoori Restaurant – Villa Park
Benefit Dinner with Jackie Traynere and Congressman Bill Foster

Sat March 25, 10-6 Canvass and Walk Party
Want to learn more about canvassing or ready to walk? We will be available. Help Turn DuPage Blue!