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Local Democrats to honor Axelrod Sunday

Honors David Axelrod & Others!

It is not too late to join fellow Democrats and our great legislators for 2014 Democratic Party of Evanston Annual Dinner , “Forward Together,” to be held on Sunday, October 19. The event will highlight David Axelrod, currently Director of the Institute of Politics at the University of Chicago and formerly top advisor to Presidents Clinton and Obama, who will receive the Yellow Dog Award for providing political acumen and wise counsel to the Democratic Party.

Marriage Equality Champions to be Honored at DPOE Annual Dinner

The Democratic Party of Evanston will honor state legislators who have led the crusade for marriage equality in Illinois at its Annual Award Dinner on Sunday, Nov. 10.

U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky will present awards to State Reps. Kelly Cassidy and Greg Harris and State Sen. Heather Steans for their efforts to promote the Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act, which has passed the Illinois Senate but has not been called for a vote in the House.

Democratic Party of Evanston Annual Dinner

The Democratic Party of Evanston works toward political and social change.  We are progressive activists who engage, mobilize and organize the public to elect Democrats locally, state-wide and nationally. Our office at 821 Chicago Avenue is currently a hub of activity as people work on campaigns ranging from candidate for State Senator Daniel Biss to US Representative Jan Schakowsky to President Barack Obama.  In addition to button making and phone banking, every Saturday carloads of committed Democrats are going to Iowa to help President Obama win this important battleground state.