Greens Make Strong Showing in 2-way MWRD Races!

Rachel Wales and Geoffrey Cubbage win over 20% of the vote in Cook County!  Geoffrey won over 20% of the vote overall Cook County and Chicago!

Rachel Wales                  240,481         17.35%

Geoffrey Cubbage         309,784        21.06%

See all the 2018 MWRD Election Results 

ALSO—In Berwyn Township, Greens sponsored a ballot question on Medicare for all that won 84% of the vote!

Help Get Greens Elected!

Upcoming Events to Flyer:

Pumpkin Jamboree Parade 10/27 at 10:30-11:30 am on Archer Ave. in Chicago.  Parade begins at 11:00

 

ALSO:  Outside your public library or post office, neighborhood or city meeting, outside elementary schools at afternoon pick up, at metra stations, etc.

Contact any officer or candidate for flyers.  See About page for contact information.

Former Chair of the Cook County Greens Killed

It is with great sadness that we report the loss of Alberto Bocanegra, former Cook County Green Party Chair and two time alderman candidate for the city of Chicago.  According to news reports, Alberto was shot and killed after stopping a driver who had hit and run one of the bicyclists in an organized night bike ride on the South Side in the early hours of Tuesday morning, September 25th.  Funeral arrangements are pending.  We will post them on this site and send them through email and social media.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-met-man-shot-killed-chasing-bicyclist-hit-chatham-20180925-story.html#

To donate for funeral arrangements go to: https://www.gofundme.com/mvc.php?route=homepage_norma/search&term=Alberto%20Bocanegra

Rich Whitney’s Take On Where We Go After Remembering ’68

Illinois Green Party’s Rich Whitney helped organize the anti-war rally and march commemorating the antiwar demonstrations 50 years ago at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago.  The event was sponsored by The Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression.  Whitney concluded the march with a call to build a peace movement that will “fight back smart.”

Greening the Bud Billiken Parade!

Greens Join the CTU at the Bud Billiken Parade!

Jack Ailey, Rita Maniotis, and Green Party Metropolitan Water Reclamation District (MWRD) candidates–Karen Roothan and Tammie Vinson handed out over 1000 flyers about the MWRD candidates and their campaign issues.  Join us for our next outreach when we flyer the Labor Day Parade in Hyde Park–stay tuned for more info.

Cook County Green Party Meeting

Join us at the next Cook County Green Party Meeting!

WHEN:  August 6, 2018 at 6:00pm

WHERE:  Chicago Public Library Manning Branch, 6 S. Hoyne at the corner of Madison and Hoyne (near the west exit of the Medical Center Blue Line stop and southeast of the Ashland Green Line stop.  There is also a parking lot.

ON THE AGENDA:  MWRD campaign update, June candidate filings, upcoming actions, recaps on the National Meeting as well as the Coordinating and Exec Committee Meetings.  We also may have two speakers.  When they are confirmed, I will update this post.

REFRESHMENTS?:  Always!