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3rd Annual Labor Day Celebration – Woodstock, IL

Join members of the McHenry County Progressives in this 3rd annual Labor Day celebration from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm on Monday, September 4 in the historic Woodstock Square. This is Labor Day as it was intended! We are proud to host dynamic speakers from Labor, local historians and candidates who are committed to defending the rights of working…

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Our Response to the Events in Alexandria, VA

  We deeply regret the events witnessed today in Alexandria, VA and strongly condemn the violent act of a disturbed individual. Our purpose as Progressives is to help bridge the gap between neighbors through community service and education. We wholly reject senseless brutality that lead to injury and the loss of life. Our thoughts and our prayers are with…

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Two Views on the 2017 People’s Summit

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A review of the 2017 People’s Summit and rebuttal of a far right critique The 2nd annual People’s Summit wrapped up in Chicago on Sunday. There were about 4,000 attendees from all across the country who came together, family reunion style, to share their experiences and learn new, effective approaches to organizing. The three day event was organized around…

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GPI Shares Details on Local Race Candidates

Gold Pin Independent has shared some insightful reporting on local candidates through a combination of investigative reporting and community Watchdog activity. The clear difference is that GPI included source documentation for readers to review for themselves. It is time we took our civic role seriously and put in the time to research candidates for office in order to make…

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MCP BALLOT PROJECT

We are asking for your help to fill out our ballot. So far we have 39 endorsements and 28 queries for 67 contested electoral races in McHenry County. Let us know what you think about the ballot. All comments, questions, and critiques are welcome. Let’s be the most informed voters that we can possibly be. We need information on…

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NW Herald Reporter Appears to Take Sides in Algonquin Township Race

(Mar-03) Cary, IL – On Monday, February 27 the Northwest Herald published an article written by reporter Kevin Craver that appeared to be little more than a political hit piece against incumbent Robert “Bob” Miller, popular longtime Algonquin Township Highway Commissioner.  Miller was beaten in the Republican primary on Tuesday, by Andrew Gasser, “President” of a group calling itself…

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MCP Citizen Watchdogs Shakeup the County Board Meeting

(22-Feb) McHenry County, IL – Members of the MCP group and volunteer Citizen Watchdogs turned out in force at the Feb McHenry County Board meeting. County Board Member, Donna Kurtz greeted the crowd Tuesday evening and gave a special welcome to the MCP group. She and others appeared surprised by how large the turnout of MCP volunteers actually was….

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MCP All Hands Meeting Features Regional Collaboration

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Leaders from area bipartisan groups team up to promote advocacy and civic engagement (20-FEB) Crystal Lake, IL – McHenry County Progressives (MCP) hosted a formal session for members at large and community volunteers, drawing a crowd of over 200 people who attended the meeting in Crystal Lake on Sunday, February 19. The meeting included speakers from several regional bipartisan…

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Progressive Groups and Allies Confront Congressman Roskam

Congressional Representative Peter Roskam (IL 6th District) has been dodging constituents for weeks in an attempt to avoid conversations about the proposed ACA repeal and other measures being pushed by the Trump administration. On Saturday, February 4, a group fo over 400 voters gathered outside Congressman Roskam’s district office to voice their displeasure.  Among them were members of MCP…

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