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Blog: The Weather Will Be Great – Come Out and Celebrate!

fourth-of-julyThis weekend, many Democratic candidates and elected officials will be marching in Independence Day parades across the 10th District. And many of us Tenth Dems plan to be marching right alongside them.

To help you plan your weekend, we’ve put together a list of candidates and officials who serve all or part of the 10th District and the parades we expect them to be at. Read More »

Featured Newsletter: July 2014 Newsletter: Cherish guns or young people?

2014 July Newsletter

Tenth Dems July Newsletter

Please follow the link to view our July newsletter as a pdf file:
http://www.tenthdems.org/wp/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/201407NL.pdf

In this issue of Tenth News:

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Featured Newsletter: June 2014 Newsletter: Democrats Need the Tea Party

2014 June Newsletter

Tenth Dems June Newsletter

Please follow the link to view our June newsletter as a pdf file:
http://www.tenthdems.org/wp/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/201406NL.pdf

In this issue of Tenth News:

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Blog Featured: Congressman Brad Schneider has been endorsed by the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence

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Congressman Brad Schneider has been endorsed by the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence.

The Brady Campaign describes Rep. Schneider as “a leader on the issue of gun violence prevention.” It points to Rep. Schneider’s co-sponsoring of legislation that would expand background checks to include gun purchases made online and at gun shows.

The Brady Campaign supports both Republicans and Democrats. In fact, it endorsed (now-Sen.) Mark Kirk when he ran for Congress in the 10th District. Unlike Kirk and Schneider, Bob Dold has never been endorsed by the Brady Campaign.

Blog Featured: Tenth Dems Recognizes Equal Pay Day

equal-pay-540x375Tuesday, April 8, 2014 is Equal Pay Day, the day when women’s wages catch up to men’s wages for equal work from the end of the previous year.

“Democrats have long been dedicated to the principle of equality and the belief that everyone should be treated fairly. That’s why Tenth Dems works to elect Democrats who share our values. At a time when extreme Republicans are trying to roll back the clock on the advancements made by generations of women, we need more leaders like Congressman Brad Schneider who believe that women should receive equal pay for equal work,” said Tenth Dems leader, Lauren Beth Gash. “It should not take a woman an additional 99 days to earn the same annual wage as a man who does the same work.”

While Schneider and Tenth Dems are vocal advocates for pay equity and strengthening economic security for women, Bob Dold has staked out fringe positions that would undermine these efforts and has suggested he would consider lowering the minimum wage. Women comprise nearly two-thirds of minimum wage workers.

“When it comes to improving fairness and economic success for women, either Bob Dold just doesn’t get it – or he just doesn’t care,” Gash said.