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Oct
18
Thu
Morrison hosts re-election fundraiser Oct. 18 @ Gatto's Italian Restaurant
Oct 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Morrison hosts re-election fundraiser Oct. 18

Cook County Commissioner Sean Morrison of the 17th County District is hosting a fundraiser on Oct. 18, 2018 at Gatto’s Italian Restaurant, 8801 W. 143rd Street in Orland Park. The fundraiser tickets are $50 each and can be purchased by visiting www.ElectSeanMorrison.com. The fundraiser begins at 6 pm.

Morrison has championed the interests of taxpayers and led the fight to block the repressive one cent per ounce sales tax on sweetened drinks and soda pop imposed by Chicago focused Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle. The tax increased the price of a bottle of soda pop by 20 cents and mainly targeted residents living in the suburbs of Chicago. Preckwinkle a former Chicago ward Alderman and Machine Boss continues to advocate for higher property taxes, and is the primary funder for Morrison’s challenger. Preckwinkle has vowed to defeat every suburban member of the Cook County Board who opposed her soda pop tax, which was repealed within months of being approved in a repeal fight led by Morrison. Morrison is at the top of Preckwinkle’s hit-list.

Make no bones about it, although Morrison has a Democratic Party challenger on the Nov. 6, 2018 ballot, the real contest is between Preckwinkle and her campaign to impose higher taxes on suburban homeowners, or Morrison, the only thing standing between Preckwinkle and suburban property owners.

Preckwinkle has already announced her intention to run for Chicago Mayor to consolidate her powers but hopes to install a friendly Cook County Board that would serve her Chicago-driven interests.

Morrison Fundraiser Oct. 18

Oct
21
Sun
Candidates to be feted at Arab American Democratic Club brunch Oct. 21 @ Nikos Banquet Hall
Oct 21 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Candidates to be feted at Arab American Democratic Club brunch Oct. 21

The Arab American Democratic Club (AADC), the largest representative organization for Arab Americans in Illinois, announced plans to host its annual pre-election brunch for Democratic candidates on Sunday, October 21, 2018 at Niko’s Banquet Hall at 7600 S. Harlem Ave., Bridgeview, Illinois.

AADC Executive Director Samir Khalil said that the organization has a three-decade-long history of providing a platform for Democratic candidates to address members of the Arab American community in the Chicagoland region and in Illinois and to present their ideas and platforms to the public in anticipation of upcoming elections.

The candidates invited have all been elected in the March 20, 2018 Democratic Primary to represent the Democratic Party and will now run in the General Election in Illinois on Tuesday, November 6, 2018.

Ziyad Brothers Importing owner Nemer Ziyad poses with Christopher Kennedy at the AADC Fundraiser in Worth Illinois November 8, 2017.

Ziyad Brothers Importing owner Nemer Ziyad poses with Christopher Kennedy at the AADC Fundraiser in Worth Illinois November 8, 2017.

“I am proud of the hard work that all of the volunteers who work with the Arab American Democratic Club and I am also proud of all of the candidates who are running as Democrats in the November General Election,” said Khalil.

“The annual Candidate’s Brunch is one of the most highly attended events of the year and offers Arab Americans and members of the public an opportunity to meet and learn about the policies each of the Democratic candidates offer in the election.”

Khalil said that all of the Democratic candidates are and will be invited to attend the brunch, which usually attracts more than 500 attendees.

Arab American Institute President Jim Zogby addresses the Arab American Democratic Club brunch March 19, 2017. Photo courtesy of Steve Neuhaus

“It is one of the biggest and most attended events in the Arab American community in politics,” Khalil said.

For more information, visit the AADC website at:

www.AADCIL.com

The November 6, 2018 election will feature candidates running for federal, statewide and countywide offices including for Governor of Illinois, Congress and for the legislature, as well as for local countywide offices such as the county board, sheriff, treasurer and state’s attorney.

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Arab American Democratic Club Chairman Samir Khalil with Christopher Kennedy, former Palos Heights Mayor Dean Koldenhoven, and former Lyons Mayor Ken Getty. Photo courtesy of Steve Metsch

Arab American Democratic Club Chairman Samir Khalil with Christopher Kennedy, former Palos Heights Mayor Dean Koldenhoven, and former Lyons Mayor Ken Getty. Photo courtesy of Steve Metsch

 

Arab American Democratic Club President Samir Khalil. Khalil's Facebook Page.

Arab American Democratic Club President Samir Khalil. Khalil’s Facebook Page.