This is an election where we can Vote Our Values. Increasing the minimum wage. Birth control health insurance coverage for women. Banning the sale of assault rifles. All these policy questions are on the November ballot, along with our Democratic candidates for office. More and more Tea Party extremists take over the other political party, let’s stand up for our values.
Send a strong message to the Republican candidate for Governor and his Tea Party allies. Democrats believe in a social agenda: for sensible gun regulation, for women’s choice, for a fair minimum wage, for the right to marry. We believe in the right to unionize. We believe in fair pay. We believe in economic patriotism. We believe in a government that helps people and doesn’t demonize workers. We believe in responsible budgets that don’t gut education. And because of our beliefs, we reject the State of Rauner.
As is often the case, County Board President Toni Preckwinkle put it best about Bruce Rauner: “So the truth is, I don’t think he’s a good person. It’s not just that I disagree with his policies, but I don’t think he’s a good person.” (Chicago Sun-Times, 9/27/2014).
There are a lot of good people to vote for. And some people who aren’t so good, to vote against. Be sure to vote and be sure to vote Democratic.
Mike Kreloff, Northfield TWP. Democratic Committeeman
NOVEMBER 4, 2014 – SAMPLE BALLOT
#1 – Richard J. Durbin, U.S. Senate
#7 – Pat Quinn & Paul Vallas, Gov./Lt. Gov.
#14 – Lisa Madigan, Attorney General
#19 – Jesse White, Secretary of State
#24 – Sheila Simon, Comptroller
#29 – Michael W. Frerichs, Treasurer
#34 – Janice D. Schakowsky, 9th Congress
#34 – Brad Schneider, 10th Congress
#37 – Daniel Biss, 9th State Senate
#40 – Laura Fine, 17th State Rep.
#40 – Robyn Gabel, 18th State Rep.
#40 – Elaine Nekritz, 57th State Rep.
#40 – Scott Drury, 58th State Rep.
#45 – Cynthia M. Santos, MWRD
#46 – Frank Avila, MWRD
#47 – Timothy Bradford, MRWD
#55 – Toni Preckwinkle, County Board President
#56 – David D. Orr, County Clerk
#57 – Thomas L. Dart, Sheriff
#58 – Maria Pappas, Treasurer
#59 – Joseph Berrios, Assessor
JUDICIAL ELECTION BALLOT: VOTE FOR ALL DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES FOR JUDGE
#80 – James L. Kaplan, 12th Subcircuit Judge
JUDICIAL RETENTION BALLOT: BASED UPON BAR ASSOCIATION EVALUATIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS:
* Vote “YES” on all judges running for retention except: #335 – Vote “NO” on Judge Annie O’Donnell
* Expand the rights of crime victims in courtrooms
* Protect voters’ rights against discrimination
ADVISORY BALLOT INITIATIVES: VOTE YOUR VALUES
* Increase the minimum wage
* Require birth control insurance coverage
* Tax 3% on millionaires for education funding
* Additional funding for mental health services
* Universal background checks for gun sales and prohibit sale of assault weapons