ICPR Spotcheck for March 7, 2011
In this Issue:
*ICPR & the Midwest Democracy Network's Open House/Thursday March 10th!
*The Race is On (Blog): Shine the light on redistricting
*2011 Paul Simon Fellowship Program
*ICAR/Draw the Line, Redistricting 101 forum Tuesday March 15th
*Who's Behind for A Better Chicago?
*ICPR & the Midwest Democracy Network Open House this Thursday March 10th!!!!
Join the ICPR and the Midwest Democracy Network for our open house!
This Thursday March 10, 2011 from 5pm to 7pm at our offices in Chicago at 325 West Huron, Suite 706. Join us for food, drinks and great company!
Please RSVP to Nelly at email@example.com or 312-335-1767.
*The Race is On (Blog): Shine a light on redistricting
Gov. Quinn signed into law today a redistricting bill which establishes new protections for communities, but fails to provide any guarantees that the public will be given an opportunity to watchdog and participate in the remap process. ICPR has called on the Democrats that control both chambers of the General Assembly and the governor to vet draft district maps in public, and draw borders which reflect community interests -- not political interests. To learn more, check out ICPR's blog: http://blog.ilcampaign.org
*2011 Paul Simon Fellowship Program/Applications being accepted Now!
ICPR is now taking applications for the 2011 Paul Simon Fellowship Program. Please read the full description and requirements that will be needed to be considered for the fellowship on our website, go to http://www.ilcampaign.org/internship. If you have any questions please contact Nelly@ilcampaign.org. Deadline for applying is March 25, 2011.
*Illinois Campaign for Accountable Redistricting (ICAR): Draw the Line, Redistricting 101 forum
Voters should pick their politicians, not the other way around. Where will your community be after the politicians draw their map? Learn how Redistricting can affect you, your family and your community! Tuesday, March 15th, 2011 at Joliet Junior College 6-8pm. for more information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org visit www.ilcampaign.org for more details as well.
This forum is free and open to the public!
*Who's Behind for a Better Chicago? (ICPR's Letter to the Editor at the Chicago Sun-Times)
Your aldermanic candidates promised they would always tell you the truth. If so, how come so many of them are taking secret money?
Read the rest of this letter at http://www.ilcampaign.org/letter-to-editor-foabc-icpr
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