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 over 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 is $15 or you can purchase a membership with T-shirt for $40.  T-shirts are sale for $25.  One can pay online at: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/idwofkankakeecounty Or write a check to Illinois Democratic Women of Kankakee County and mail to 180 W Oak Street #12A, Kankakee, IL 60901-3827

To contact IDW of Kankakee County directly, please email them at IDWofKankakeeCounty@gmail.com.  Check them out on Facebook @IDWofKankakeeCounty.  Our monthly meeting is normally the second Tuesday of the month.