Springfield

'Schoolyard Tiff' Holding Up Minimum Wage Increase in Illinois?

Ari Glazer, director of the San Lucas Workers Center, writes in the Chicago Sun-times that it's time to increase the minimum wage in Illinois:

According [to] the Illinois Department of Labor and the San Lucas Workers Center, there are approximately 300,000 low-wage workers working through day labor/temporary staffing agencies, the vast majority earning only minimum wage. These workers are men and women who deliver our newspapers, clean the places we frequent, prepare the foods we eat and package the products we buy. These workers are struggling to support their families earning the minimum wage.

Fundraiser for State Senator Miguel del Valle (Springfield)

11/27/2006 - 5:30pm
11/27/2006 - 7:30pm

Address:
Capital Steakhouse, 620 S. First Street, Springfield

Group:
Citizens for Miguel del Valle

Cost:
$150+

Description:

Please join Senate President Emil Jones, Jr for a Fundraiser in honor of Senator Miguel del Valle as he says goodbye to Springfield after 20 years of sterling service in the General Assembly. . . and to welcome him home to Chicago as he embarks on his next challenge as our new City Clerk of Chicago

Cost: 1000.00 Host Committee; 750.00 Gold Sponsor; 500.00 Silver Sponsor; 250.00 Bronze Sponsor; 150.00 Individual Ticket

Host Committee in formation. To participate call Jen Agnos by November 22, 2006

* 1500.00 limit for any individual or entity doing business with the City of Chicago.

Fundraiser for Brendan Reilly (Springfield)

11/28/2006 - 5:30am
11/28/2006 - 7:30am

Address:
Pasfield House, 525 S. Pasfield, Springfield

Group:
Brendan Reilly for Alderman (42nd Ward)

Cost:
$100 Individual, $250 Friend, $500 Patron

Description:

Springfield Event in support of Brendan Reilly

$100 Individual, $250 Friend, $500 Patron

Contact Mia Phifer at Miaphifer@aol.com

Meet Danny Stover in Springfield

[promoted by leo]

Come to Springfield this Sunday and meet IL-19 candidate Danny Stover who has been on a media roller coaster ride (at last!) this past week thanks to Foley, Hastert and John "SHUMP DIMKUS" Shimkus. All the details are posted in the events section. Bring your checkbooks and help maintain the momentum. Victory is within his reach with everyone's help. Senator Durbin will be hosting ... hopefully with $$$$ from the DNC ?!?!?
I know ...I'm just dreaming improbable thoughts.
Also ... welcome Danny to the world of Kossacks ...
he posted his very first blog on Daily KOS today ... give him a shout out in the comments:

Durbin hosts Danny Stover Fundraiser (Springfield)

10/08/2006 - 5:00pm
10/08/2006 - 7:29pm

Address:
Andianmoi 204 South Sixth Street, Springfield

Group:
Stover For Congress

Cost:
free

Description:

Senator Durbin will be hosting a ham & bean dinner. Go to this link for rsvp and contact info:
http://www.stoverforcongress.us/public/FundraisingInvite3a.pdf

Health Care Justice Campaign Candidate Forum (Springfield)

09/23/2006 - 2:00pm
09/23/2006 - 4:00pm

Address:
Lincoln Library (Carnegie Rooms North and South), 326 S. 7th St, Springfield

Group:
Springfield Committee of the Health Care Justice Campaign

Cost:
free

Description:

Invited Legislators and Candidates: Senator Larry Bomke, Representative Rich Brauer, Representative Raymond Poe, and Challenger Sam Cahnman.

Come out and hear what Springfield representatives and residents have to say about health care in Illinois. Next steps for health care justice advocacy will be provided at end of forum. For more information, please contact Beth Youngblood at 217-352-5600.

*Please note, due to the Route 66 Festival, the library's underground parking garage will be closed. In addition to on-street parking, attendees may use the garage at the corner of 9th and Capitol or the parking ramp next to the Springfield Hilton Hotel (7th and Monroe).

Rally for Rod (Springfield)

09/09/2006 - 1:00pm
09/09/2006 - 2:00pm

Address:
Brookens Auditorium, University of Illinois Springfield

Group:
Illinois Choice Action Team, UIS College Democrats

Cost:
free

Description:

Come join the Illinois Choice Action Team as we Rally for Rod on September 9th! Russ Breckenridge will be there from the Friends of Blagojevich office to kick things off as we discuss why reelecting our Governor is so important with a focus on women's reproductive issues. Event co-sponsored with UIS College Democrats.

For more info, you can email Benita Ulisano at bulisano@yahoo.com

The Illinois Choice Action Team is a group of volunteers committed to advancing NARAL Pro-Choice America's mission.

State Fair Springfield - Tues. (8/15) & Wed. (8/16)

Just back from Springfield!  Kind of pooped but I wanted to put up at least one photo.  Here's one from the Sangamon County Democratic Breakfast.  It was wall-to-wall Illinois Dems.  Pictured here are Karen and Pamela from Downstate Democrats for Change along with Congressional Candidate Danny Stover (IL-19).  I'll have more shots up in a day or two.

State Fair Springfield - Tues. (8/15) & Wed. (8/16)

Karen and Pamela from Downstate Democrats for Change along with Congressional Candidate Danny Stover (IL-19).


Twilight Parade with Gov. Blagojevich (Springfield)

08/10/2006 - 4:45pm

Address:
IL EPA, Parking Lot (Corner of 9th and North Grand Av), Springfield

Group:
Blagojevich for Governor

Cost:
free

Description:

Thursday, August 10
Event: Twilight Parade
Time: 4:45 - Walkers Arrive

Meeting Place: IL Environmental Protection Agency, Parking Lot (Corner of 9th and North Grand Av). Parade begins at 5:45pm

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