Seven of our progressive candidates have won their races!
Congratulations to all of our candidates! The hard work you put in and the immense help of your supporters has shown that our progressive ideals appeal to the majority of the American public. We thank you for all of the work you’ve done and all of the work you will do in office to help make our communities a better place to live.
Welcome to the Progressives of Kane County. I thank our progressive candidates Bob Baty-Barr, Mary Anne Cummings, Tom Dorsey, Kate Garrett, Ellen Posledni, Helen Ratzlow, Holly Scholz, Phil Silagi, Alison Squires and Jose Alfonso Villalobos for putting themselves in the public spotlight and doing the hard work of running for elected office. We will be hosting a celebration and social in West Dundee on April 22nd at 7pm at Emmett’s Brewing Company.
We just concluded a rally at Hultgren Townhall meeting in St. Charles. I invite you to participate in a Science March on April 22nd which will be held at many locations and the Freedom City Rally on April 23rd in Aurora. Check our calendar for additional events.
Our next general meeting is on Monday May 15th at 7 pm at the Batavia Public Library. We will identify actions to support our progressive values and plan for the 2018 elections
How can I get started?
Please join us for our monthly meetings! They are at 7 p.m. on the 2nd Tuesday of each month. Anyone interested in promoting progressive ideals is welcome.
What is the role of a member?
As a member, you can vote on issues, endorsements, and board member elections. Membership dues are $27 per year.
What else will I do?
It takes grass roots action to realize progressive change. You will have the opportunity to join rallies and marches, canvass and phone bank for candidates, and write letters and sign petitions in regards to policy. Want to do more? Join a committee! Our committee members research candidates and policy, manage our communications network, and develop strategy regarding issues and elections.
How do I learn about politics in Kane County?
The Kane County Government Guide provides an overview of the history of Kane County, scheduled elections, and current elected officials (please note, it was last updated in 2015).
How do I register to vote?
In order to vote in Kane County, you must be a U.S. Citizen, be 18 years of age, and be a resident for 30 days prior to the election. Specific instructions are available on the Kane County Elections site. Several of the members of the Progressives of Kane County are deputy voter registrars.
Please keep checking back here for important news as we retool our organization for the future.
For now, please check out our facebook group to keep up to date on the Progressive movement in Kane County, Illinois.
Meetings are usually the second Thursday of the month. Our April meeting will be at Two Brothers Roundhouse in Aurora. You can check the facebook events calendar here.