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Jan Awards WWII Veteran His Medals After 71 Years!

See Jan Perform on Stage at the Black Ensemble Theater!

 

Come see Jan perform live on stage at the Black Ensemble Theater!

Visit http://www.blackensembletheater.org/ for more information!

Click here for tickets

2016 Primary Early Vote Info

Early Voting has begun across the State of Illinois.  

Don't wait until March 15th to cast your ballot!

If you live in Chicago, you can find information about early voting and voting by mail at http://www.chicagoelections.com/en/early-voting.html.

If you live in suburban Cook County, you can find information about early voting and voting by mail at http://www.cookcountyclerk.com/elections/earlyvoting/pages/earlyvotinglocations.aspx

For any questions about voting, early voting, vote-by-mail, or your voter registration status, please contact Cook County Clerk David Orr at http://www.cookcountyclerk.com/aboutus/contactus/Pages/default.aspx

Don't wait until it's too late.  Make sure your voice is heard today.

Hillary in Iowa

 

Want to be part of Hillary's historic Presidential Campaign?

Sign up here!

 

 

Hillary Needs Your Help!

This starts with you. Commit to volunteer for Hillary between now and February 1st to be a part of Hillary’s historic presidential campaign.

 

We are going to Davenport, Iowa every weekend in January to make sure Hillary wins Iowa!

 

Car pools from Chicago will be meeting at the Fullerton Red Line (Fullerton and Sheffield), at 9:45am each Saturday and Sunday in January.

 

If you'd rather drive straight to Iowa from the suburbs or elsewhere, please contact Christina Granfield at [email protected]

 

Hillary needs your help. RSVP here to reserve your seat today!

 

9United Winter Bash!

 
Join Jan Schakowsky, Kim Foxx, Daniel Biss, Kelly Cassidy, Robyn Gabel, Tom Greenhaw, Josina Morita, Carol Ronen, Jerry Esrig, Brian Miller, Eamon Kelly, and more for a FREE 9United volunteer appreciation party!
This is the perfect opportunity to invite a friend, neighbor, or family member to their first-ever political event!
Enjoy live jazz music and great conversation with your friends and elected officials as we celebrate 9United's first year and all of the great work our volunteer leaders have done.
 
Come celebrate with us!
Sunday, December 20th
4:00pm - 6:00pm
Tommy Nevin's
1454 Sherman
Evanston, IL
 
About 9United:
 
9United is Jan Schakowsky's exciting new people-powered grassroots initiative.  
9United's goal is to engage, educate, and empower a new generation of progressive volunteers and community activists by leveraging new technologies alongside time-tested community organizing principles to build a district-wide network of local volunteer leaders committed to a more progressive nation. 
Since its inception in April of 2015, 9United has gathered over 7,000 petition signatures, made 20,000+ contacts with community members, recruited over 150 new volunteers, and trained 16 committed local leaders--and we are just getting started.

Holiday Reception at Jan's House!

Holiday Reception at Jan's House!

Please join Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky for a holiday reception and political discussion at Jan's house at 1101 Ridge Avenue, Evanston IL

Sunday, December 6th 

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM 

Valet Parking Provided

$150 per person

To RSVP, please contact Sarah Gersten at 847-424-1998 
or via email at [email protected]

Click here to purchase tickets

Jan Named Ranking Dem on Planned Parenthood Committee

Jan Named Ranking Dem on Planned Parenthood Committee

 

 

Jan was just named the ranking Democrat on the Planned Parenthood Committee!  

 

"I can assure you, my plan is to be on the offensive...the Republicans will regret having started this witch hunt!" --Jan

 

Learn more at http://chicago.suntimes.com/lynn-sweet-politics/7/71/1073880/sweet-planned-parenthood

 

And support Jan's mission by donating $5 or more here!

Jan's August BBQ

Join Jan for her Annual Summer BBQ!

Click here to purchase tickets!

 

Action Steps 2/1/17

IL-9 Action Steps

 

Things To Do This Week to Resist from IL-9

 

Learn More - Racial Justice Issues

 

The Chicago Chapter of Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ) is meeting on Thursday, February 9, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Whether you’re new to racial justice work or looking to build on past actions, all are welcome to attend this meeting. Attendees will discuss ways to get engaged in local racial justice work, including emerging campaigns and post-inauguration initiatives.

 

Add Your Name - Petitions

 

Are you appalled by the president’s executive action that is affecting vetted refugees to the United States, in particular those of Muslim faith? Add your name to this petition from MoveOn.org and demand that the full United States Congress reject this Muslim ban. While our federal representatives have strongly denounced the action, many others across the country have remained silent.

 

Raise Your Consciousness - Issues to Know About

 

The president has signed an executive action that advances construction on the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) near the Standing Rock Indian Reservation in North Dakota. Learn about indigenous activism and the water protectors standing against the pipeline at “NoDAPL and the Future of Indigenous Organizing,” a program from from the Buffett Institute of Global Studies at Northwestern on Tuesday, February 7, from 7-8:30 p.m.