VOTE Tomorrow

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If you are in the 5th Congressional District– please don’t forget to VOTE TOMORROW.  The primaries had a sadly low turnout so get out and vote; don’t expect someone else will do it for you!!  And when you do vote, may I suggest that you vote for Mike Quigley, a fine example of awesomeness:

Elected to the Cook County Board in 1998, Cook County Commissioner Mike Quigley (D-10) has earned a reputation as an independent, fiscally responsible Democrat and a powerful voice for change.

Representing the 10th District (Edgewater, Forest Glen, Lincoln Park, Lincoln Square, Lake View, Near North Side, North Park, Rogers Park, Uptown, and West Ridge),
Mike has been a leader when it comes to promoting government reform, sensible fiscal policies, environmental action, and equal rights for all.

Mike’s independence and innovation has won him praise from Chicago’s leaders and opinion makers. In 2002, the Chicago Sun-Times applauded Mike as “a powerful independent voice on the board.” In 2003, Steve Neal, the late political columnist for the Sun-Times, called Mike “an outspoken advocate for change and one of the brightest people on the political scene.” Mike has been a community activist in and around the Lake View area since he moved there in 1982.

As a proven leader when it comes to delivering change and reforming government, Mike is well-suited to help President Obama and his Chief of Staff (and former Fifth District Congressman) Rahm Emanuel put the country back on the right track.

The Chicago Tribune noted that Mike is “always investigating new approaches, … looking for ways to improve county government, and … isn’t afraid to speak up when he thinks something is wrong.” [Chicago Tribune, March 14, 2002]

An unapologetic environmentalist, Mike often participates in local Cook County cleanup efforts. On the commission he has sponsored every piece of major environmental legislation adopted by Cook County Government in the last decade and continues to press the County to make environmental sustainability a top priority.

His environmental work prompted the Chicago Reader to declare that Mike is “arguably the greenest elected official in Chicago.”

Prior to serving on the Cook County Board of Commissioners, Mike worked his way through Loyola University School of Law and the University of Chicago, where he earned his master’s degree in public policy. He is an adjunct professor of political science at Loyola University Chicago and Roosevelt University, Chicago, lecturing on politics and the environment and local government.
Mike lives with his wife Barbara and daughters Alyson and Meghan in Lake View where he has lived since 1982. In his free time he roots for the Cubs and enjoys playing ice hockey.

(Taken from http://www.QuigleyforCongress.com)

Pet Peeve of the Day: People who don’t vote, but like to complain

Quote of the Day:My friend said to me, ‘I think the weather’s trippy.’  I said, ‘No, man, it’s not the weather that’s trippy, perhaps it is the way that we perceive it that is indeed trippy.’  Then I thought, Man, I should’ve just said, ‘Yeah.’” –Mitch Hedberg


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