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Blog: College and Scholarship Application Mentors 2014 Needed

Make a forever impact in the life of a young person at Waukegan High School by serving as a College and Scholarship Application Mentor!

Roles and Responsibilities of College and Scholarship Application Mentors
1. Meet with your mentee at least once before the school year begins.
2. Assist mentee in all aspects of the college and scholarship application process.
3. Provide your mentee with a working phone number and/or email address.
4. Stay in communication with your mentee over the school year. Monthly communication first semester is recommended.
5. Meet with your mentee at least one time over Christmas break.
6. All information that your mentee shares with you should remain confidential.

Contact Chuck Gutman by email if you are interested in mentoring a Waukegan High School senior.

Blog, Events: Adult Mentors Needed for College Application Boot Camp

When: Tuesday, August 5, 2014 – Friday, August 8, 2014 from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Where: College of Lake County, 33 N. Genesee St., Waukegan

What: Chuck Gutman, featured in the July issue of the Tenth News “On Citizenship” column, has organized his annual College Application Boot Camp. He is seeking volunteer adult mentors to help Waukegan High School seniors with college essays and scholarship applications. Quick training will be provided. This is a unique opportunity to have a positive impact on the lives of talented and highly motivated young people.

Sign up here for any day or days and for as many hours as you can spare. The greatest need now is on August 7 and 8. For questions, send an email to Chuck.

Blog: Artistic? Creative? Love to talk to voters? Democrats value your skills!

Dear Friend,

There are more Democratic elected officials and candidates in Lake County than ever before and we want to showcase them at our booth at the Lake County Fair.

The Fair will start Wednesday, July 23, and run through Sunday, July 27. (That’s next week.) And we need a hand.

If you have ever been called artistic or creative, you would be perfect to help us decorate our display. We want everyone to see us and know how enthusiastic we are about the fall.

Maybe you are eager to talk to potential voters about our impressive slate of Democrats. This is a great time for it. All you need is energy and a willingness to give up a little bit of your time. We are looking to have several people for each shift.

Best of all, you get free admission to the fair on the day of your shift.

Please sign up ASAP for the times you prefer (Wednesday – Sunday) here.

We also need volunteers to set up the Democratic booth next Tuesday afternoon. Use the link to sign up for that, too.

If you have questions, please contact Nancy Shepherdson by email.

Let’s show how proud we are of our Democrats this year. Thanks in advance for your help.


Lauren Beth Gash and Nancy Shepherdson
Lake County Democrats

Blog, Featured: Democrats Offer Pushback Against Hobby Lobby Ruling



Congressman Brad Schneider has introduced a bill to combat the consequences of the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision, saying, “A woman’s health care decisions should be made between her and her doctor, not dictated by the personal beliefs of her employer.”

His Republican opponent Robert Dold wouldn’t comment.

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Blog, Featured: Mike Papantonio Speaks at Coalition to Restore Democracy


Tenth Dems was honored to cosponsor the Coalition to Restore Democracy’s June 28th event with progressive radio host and attorney Mike Papantonio. In case you missed it, you can watch the event below. And don’t forget to tune in to Mike’s show, Ring of Fire, M-Sa from 2-5 PM Central. You can listen live via the Progressive Voices Channel on TuneIn.