Alex S.'s blog

Thank You!

I want to thank each and every one of you for your support during this election season. The signs you posted in your yards; the smiles and thumbs up you gave me when I saw you out-and-about; the volunteer hours you spent knocking on doors and making phone calls to get out the vote -- this is the stuff of a true grassroots effort and I’m humbled by your commitment and your enthusiasm.

With our 2 to 1 victory, we sent the clearest of messages to Tea Party-endorsed candidates and their right-wing agenda:  “The soil of the 9th Congressional District of Illinois is no place to put down roots.  Don’t even think about it!”

I wholeheartedly thank you for your vote. Casting a ballot is one of the single most powerful things that a person can do to exercise his or her voice. I am so grateful and honored by the fact that you’ve chosen to put your support behind me. And I promise to continue fighting for you, for our district, and to keep this country moving in the right direction.  

While we had many disappointing returns in the races for the House of Representatives and in the Illinois Senate race, we cannot hang our heads and throw in the towel.  We’ve been dealt a setback, but I can tell you it won’t be a setback for long.  We already know how quickly the political winds can change direction.  In the face of our losses, I pledge to stand up even taller and to fight even harder.  But I need you to promise me that you will not give up!  We have to roll up our sleeves and come back fighting as we head toward 2012 when we re-elect President Barack Obama and take back the House.  Yes we can!

"The Corporations Have Their Lobbyists, We Have Jan Schakowsky"

 Al Sindelar, an electrician from Niles, has been a Jan fan since before she was elected to Congress.

He told us that, “The big banks and corporations have their lobbyists, but we have Jan Schakowsky to fight for us in Congress.”  Watch "Al’s story," the TV advertisement we’re running to get the vote out!
We've got just seven days to boost our turnout operation and help Jan and every Democrat up and down the ballot.

Help us put this ad on the air and keep it there through election day. For every $50 we can air this ad once on Cable TV in the 9th district. Help us expand our buy this week!

Don't forget to spread Al’s message by posting the video link on your Facebook page or sending it to your friends.

Another Dirty Trick From Pollak's Misinformation Campaign

It's come to this: Joel Pollak is holding a campaign rally next week and falsely billing it as a "debate" between he and Jan. The thing is, Jan never agreed to participate in an event with Pollak on Wednesday.

This guy obviously has a hard time not misrepresenting the facts -- this fake debate is just the latest in a slew of moves that have made up a campaign based on misinformation.

Somehow he's forgotten the two formal debates this month and numerous other joint appearances that he and Jan have already made. Just because he's advertising the event as a "debate" doesn't make it true. This is yet another stunt aimed at misleading the voters.

Help us trounce this guy on November 2nd -- we need your help. Send a contribution or volunteer a few hours to get the vote out. Let's show him how we do it in the 9th!

Early Voting Starts Today, GO VOTE!

Early Voting Starts Today, GO VOTE!
Go show your support for Jan and great Democrats by early voting TODAY! You can conveniently vote at these locations: