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Democrats need to give Hispanic voters something worth voting for

Democrats need to give Hispanic voters something worth voting for

Wasn't the 2016 presidential election the event that taught us to distrust polls? Didn't almost everyone get it wrong, eroding the public's trust in both journalism and their fellow citizens, who made electoral choices that seemed to go against their own self-interest?

Welcome to the 2020 campaign season, which is already making me — and probably many others — want to tear my hair out.

It's because I'm looking at new poll numbers from Latino Decisions, the nation's (perhaps not incorrectly) self-proclaimed "leading polling and research firm on Latino Americans." But instead of fearing that the numbers are wrong, they seem frighteningly on-target.

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At What Point Should You Start Really Freaking Out About Climate Change? Right Now

At What Point Should You Start Really Freaking Out About Climate Change? Right Now

Last week, Andrew Wheeler, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency, said climate change is not his top priority. “Yes, [the] climate is an issue and we are working to address it,” he told Reuters, while nonetheless downplaying recent findings by EPA scientists that detailed the size and time-sensitivity of the problem.

But Bill McKibben, author of the new book Falter: Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out?, wants you to panic about climate change. He compares how people often talk about the health of the planet — as a vague, far-off risk — with what inspires people to actually take action in their own lives. “Imagine going to a doctor who says, ‘If you keep eating like this, some day your cholesterol will be too high.’ If you’re like most people,” he says, “you don’t change a thing. Bring on the cheese. But if the doctor says, ‘Your cholesterol is already in the zone where people have heart attacks — in fact, it looks like you may have had a mild stroke already’ — Well, that’s when you say, ‘What pill do I take?’”

McKibben says that the planet is already in that zone today — contending that, because we don’t worry enough about climate change, we don’t move to fix what’s wrong at the speed our planet requires. Watch his full argument in the video above.

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How to Win Like Elizabeth Warren: A Field Guide for the Democratic Party

How to Win Like Elizabeth Warren: A Field Guide for the Democratic Party

From the rubble of the 2014 election, a conversation has started about the future of the Democratic Party. Senator Elizabeth Warren is central to that conversation.

This week, we learned that Warren will be joining the Senate Democratic leadership as strategic policy adviser to the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee. In this role — created specifically for her — she will help craft the party’s policies and priorities as well as serve as a liaison to progressive groups.

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Will County hosts summit on opioid epidemic, Pritzker speaks

“Opioid-use disorder is a chronic illness,” Burke said. “It doesn’t go away.” The event featured panels on topics such as the history of opioid use, how pregnant women are treated, ...
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Congresswoman Underwood to host town hall in Plainfield on May 5

Underwood’s district includes parts of McHenry, Lake, DuPage, Kendall and Will counties. The town hall in Plainfield will take place from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at Plainfield Village Hall, located at  ...
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New Lenox Loyalty Day Parade

Join the New Lenox Township Democrats  for the New Lenox Loyalty Day Parade enjoy a good time.  Sunday, May 5th, 2019 Line up is at 1:00 pm, Parade steps off ...
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DuPage Township Democratic Organization Monthly Meeting

Monday, May 20th, 2019 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm Dupage Twp Dems Campaign office 684 W Boughton Rd #100, Bolingbrook,  IL 60440-1753 Click here for more ...
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