We can have unity in diversity and diversity in unity. Barbara W. Winder
Now more than ever, women are stepping up and getting involved in local and national politics. Many are getting involved in the political process by becoming democratic precinct committee persons, election judges or running for office.
Recently, the Illinois Democratic Women of Kankakee County established a political action committee (PAC) with the Illinois State Board of Elections to raise campaign funds. The purpose of the PAC is to encourage women to participate in the political process and work towards equitable representation of Democratic Women in all levels of government.
The Illinois Democratic Women of Kankakee County founding members are Charlene Eads and Heather Bryan. Charlene and Heather first met while attending Olivet College nearly 15 years ago. Both are Democratic precinct committee persons in Kankakee County.
They have worked several campaigns together and Charlene ran for County Board in 2018. Both are AFSCME Local 29 members and active in their local NAACP getting citizens registered to vote.
As we gear up for the 2020 Presidential Election, we hope you can join us along the journey as we turn Kankakee County Blue in 2020! We would love for you to join us.
Membership starts at $10 for basic membership or you can opt for a membership with T-shirt for $35. One can pay online at: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/idwofkankakeecounty
To contact IDW of Kankakee County directly, please email them at IDWofKankakeeCounty@gmail.com.
Check them out on Facebook @IDWofKankakeeCounty
IDW of Kankakee County activities include a weekly walk club, a book club, poetry and local government to name a few.
Please mark your calendars for their first picnic. It is free for IDW of Kankakee County members and their guests. Sponsorships details to follow.