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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 christinagranfield@gmail.com

 

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 sarah@janschakowsky.org.

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 7/13/17

IL-9 Action Newsletter 7/12/17


5 Things To Do This Week to Resist from the IL-9


Raise Your Voice


July 12 is the Day of Action for Net Neutrality. Use your online platform and network to spread the word about the negative impact the elimination of net neutrality would have on the internet and its users—all for the profit of cable companies.


On Friday and Saturday, concerned citizens—many of them women—will be marching from the NRA headquarters in Fairfax, Virginia, to the Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., to demand the NRA remove and apologize for propagandistic videos seeming to advocate for the use of firearms against liberal Americans. If you’re supportive of this action from afar, take a look at the #NRA2DOJ social media support toolkit to find out how you can lend your voice to this weekend’s march.


Boots on the Ground


On Tuesday, July 18, at 12 p.m., the Illinois Health Care Covenant will take place at Chicago Temple. This non-denominational event is meant to demonstrate the broad support of Chicago and Illinois communities for comprehensive health coverage—and to speak out against the current Senate health care bill. Attendees will gather in support of a commitment to ensuring all who need health care may access it, and will demand that Governor Rauner insist the same for all the people in Illinois he is sworn to represent.


Add Your Name


You’ve heard about the president’s Election Integrity Commission—a ploy to get states to turn over private voter data to the current administration. This is data Republicans can use to keep people of color and others from voting. The ACLU has filed suit against the president demanding transparency from the commission to ensure every American is able to exercise their right to vote. Add your name to a petition in support of the lawsuit and stand up for voter rights.


Stay Informed


Looking for ways to stay informed on the dates and candidates of every upcoming election? Take a few minutes to learn about, then download, the new EveryElection app for iOS, which will alert you to all the voting information for your area and for other contacts in your network.