Dear Committeemen and Republican Friends,
It may be cold and snowy outside, but the 2014 Illinois Republican Primary is starting to heat up.
Whether it's for county board or for governor, campaigning against your friends in a primary can be difficult and divisive. Just remember that we as a party have to unite behind our nominees to beat the Democrats in the general.
With only 54 days until Primary Election Day, good luck to all the candidates from top to bottom of the Republican ballot.
Make Illinois Work Again
Last fall, the DuPage GOP Executive Board, comprised of the nine township chairmen, unanimously voted its support for Kirk Dillard for Governor.* Additionally, during these winter months, many townships in DuPage County formally endorsed Dillard.
State Senator Kirk Dillard of Hinsdale and his running mate, State Representative Jill Tracy of Quincy, are tested, proven, and a geographically-balanced ticket. The Dillard Tracy team is committed to work with legislators, mayors, and business and community leaders to effectively encourage significant economic growth and private-sector job creation for all of Illinois.
"I Have a Dream"
This past, we celebrated Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. As members of the Party of Lincoln, we should remember Dr. King as one of America's greatest civil rights leaders. Through nonviolent civil disobedience, he tirelessly fought to end discrimination and advance equality of opportunity for all Americans. We should continue to follow Dr. King's lead and keep up our efforts to grow our party, reach out to different groups, and be more inclusive.
To keep updated on the latest from the campaign trail, we encourage you to 'like' DuPage County Republicans on Facebook. And be sure to periodically check our website at http://www.dupagegop.com/ for upcoming events and more.
Dr. Darlene Ruscitti
DuPage GOP Chairman
Article of the Month
'Pay or Print'
by Terry Savage
Any day now, the issue of our national debt ceiling will take center stage again. Our national debt is now well over $17 trillion dollars, but no one seems really worried about repaying it. The world continues to take our IOUs - Treasury bills, notes and bonds - at a very low rate of interest.
Our national debt is actually hugely understated, according to www.TruthinAccounting.org. Their figures also include promises we've made for future payments, such as Social Security, Medicare, and government retirement benefits. If all of those obligations are included, they say our National Debt is over $75 trillion!
Those numbers make your eyes glaze over. It's a topic we leave to economists, or politicians, or future generations -- a mental and financial deferral has worked for many years. But now those problems are upon us.
It is unthinkable that the United States would default, either to our lenders or our citizen-voters who are expecting payment. So some adjustments will be made, and they will be painful. Our only other choices are to grow our economy to bring in revenue, or resort to "printing" the money to make good on those promises.
It's worth facing the facts on our four key challenges. [...]
Clock's Ticking... Send in your Absentee and Voter Registration Forms
Time is quickly running out. The last day to register to vote or change your address is February 18th. Click here to get a voter registration form. All you have to do is print it, have the new voter fill it out, and then mail it in (with this form you have to bring a government-issued ID with you the first time you vote). Double check with your family, friends, and neighbors to make sure that their voter registration is up-to-date.
For absentee voting, the first day the Election Commission will process applications and send out ballots is February 6th. Click here to directly apply online. To print out the application and mail it in, click here. Last day to apply for an absentee ballot is March 13th.
* Per our bylaws, the DuPage Republican Central Committee cannot issue official endorsements. That right is reserved for each township organization.
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|7th Annual Elmhurst College Governmental Forum: Illinois' Reckoning|
Fri, Mar 7th, 2014
07:00AM - 10:00PM
|Lisle Township GOP Monthly Meeting|
Sat, Mar 8th, 2014
08:30AM - 09:30AM
|We Are Republicans Toastmasters Club Meeting|
Mon, Mar 10th, 2014
07:00PM - 09:00PM
|MTRCC Monthly Meeting|
Wed, Mar 12th, 2014
07:00PM - 09:00PM
|Wayne Township GOP Monthly Meeting|
Thu, Mar 13th, 2014
06:30PM - 09:00PM