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PAST EVENTS

2012 Events

June 29: 68th Annual Independents' Day Dinner

Featuring Keynote Speaker Chief Judge Timothy C. Evans
Flyer for event listing awardees (PDF)

April 30: Glynn Sudberry Awards

Glynn Sudberry was an Executive Director of IPO before IVI and IPO merged n 1978. He was active in the Near North Chapter working for Dawn Netsch and other independent leaders. Glynn decided to devote himself to his community and left traditional politics and worked in Chicago's Gay & Lesbian Community. The Glynn Sudberry Awards honor activists and leaders today who like Glynn proudly identify with their community. We lost Glynn early in the HIV/AIDS epidemic
Web page for event listing awardees (PDF)

April 10: Morgage Foreclosure Forum

Featuring speakers Geoff Smith, Director, Housing Institute of DePaul University (formerly with Woodstock Institute); Judge Matt DeLort, Circuit Court of Cook County; Mark Swartz of the Lawyers Committee for Better Housing; Bridget Gainer, Cook County Commissioner

February 12, South Chapter Legendary Spaghetti Dinner

at Grant Memorial AME Church

Throughout January: Endorsement Sessions for March Primary Elections

List of Endorsed Candidates
List of Endorsed Judicial Candidates
Answers to Candidate Questionnaires

2011 Events

Thursday, December 15: IVI-IPO Meet the Candidates

AT DeClan's Irish Pub, 1240 N. Wells, Chicago. Web page for event:
http://www.iviipo.org/2012_MTC_Order.html

Thursday, October 13: IVI-IPO Comedy Night Fundraiser

Join us for "Fajitas, Greens and All In Betweens" a night of on-topic comedy at Joe's Bar, 940 Weed Street, Chicago, Chicago. Web page for event:
http://www.iviipo.org/comedy.html

Monday, September 12: Far North Chapter "Prison for Possession" Forum

Medical Marijuana and the Movement to Fine not Imprison for Marijuana Possession. Speakers include State Rep. Lou Lang, State Rep. Kelly Cassidy, and Judge Jamie Shapiro. Web page for event:
http://www.iviipo.org/2011MarijuanaForum.htm

Thursday, August 25: Seminar - Get On and Stay On the ballot

Speakers include Richard K Means, Hilda Fronany, Clerk David Orr and past candidate Valerie Leonard. Web page for event:
http://www.iviipo.org/2011%20A_ZGETONStayON.html

August 18th: Far North Chapter Mortgage Foreclosure Forum

Web page for event with link to powerpoint presentation

June 10th: 67th Annual Independents' Day Diner

Featuring Keynote Speaker Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle
Web page for event listing awardees

Endorsement Sessions for 2011 Elections

List of all endorsement sessions for General Election
List of endorsement sessions for Runoff Election

2010 Events

December 2nd: Meet the Candidates

PDF of Invitation
Web page for event

October 23rd: A to Z Campaign Training

Web page for event

October 4th: A to Z Seminar on Getting On The Ballot

Web page for event

September 21st: Best Legislative Voting Record Awards

PDF of Invitation listing those honored
Web page for event listing those honored

July: 66th Annual Independents' Day Diner

2009 Events

July 16th: TIF Panel In Logan Square

Web page for event
June 10th: 65th Annual Independents' Day Dinner
Featuring Keynote Speaker Governor Pat Quinn
IDD Pictures

April 5th: 10th Cook County Board Commissioner forum

Web page for event

2008 Events

August 2nd: 64th Annual Independents' Day Dinner

Featuring Keynote Speaker State Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias
Web page for event

September 22nd: Best Aldermanic Voting Record Awards

JPG of Event Invitation

June 1st: Best Legislative Voting Record Awards

Web page for event

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2007 Events

63rd Annual Independents’ Day

Saturday, July 14, 2007
Galleria Marchetti

816 W Erie, Chicago

CONFERENCE

9:00AM

9:30AM

10:15AM

11:00AM

Registration

Tax Increment Financing – Use & Abuse
Panelists: Ben Joravsky, Jacqueline Leavy*, Commissioner Mike Quigley*

Universal Health Care in Illinois
Panelists: Dr. Christopher Masi, PNHP; Megan Meagher, CBHC; Senator Kwame Raoul*

Civil Liberties in the Post-9/11 World
Panelists: Diego Bonesatti, ICIRR*, Professor David Currie*, ACLU * invited Moderator: Leslie Gryce Sturino

AWARDS LUNCHEON

 

12:00PM HONORING:

ATTORNEY GENERAL LISA MADIGAN
Leon Despres Award for Independent Leadership


Legal Eagle Award:
Ed Feldman, Roger Fross, Brian Hays,
Michael Shakman & Fred Vars

Harold Washington Award:
GRASSROOTS COLLABORATIVE

Barbara Merrill-Rudy Lozano Labor Award
JERRY MORRISON, SEIU STATE COUNCIL

Saul Mendelson Social Justice Award:
C. BETTY MAGNESS

 

Awards Luncheon (includes conference):
$75 non-members
$60 IVI-IPO members Conference only:
$15 non-members
Free for IVI-IPO members

 

IVI IPO MEMBERS POST ELECTION PARTY

2007 Members Party

SAVE THE DATE

IVI-IPO honors the
2007 Mayoral and Aldermanic candidates

Tuesday March 27th
5:30pm to ???

The Cactus Bar and Grill

404 S. Wells

MEMBERS ADMITTED FREE

New Members special only $25.00
for entrance and membership

 

"MAYOR DALEY, 18 ALDERMAN
DEFEAT LIVING WAGE"

"Click here to see how your alderman voted on the Big Box/Living Wage Ordinance"

 


"Click here to see a comparison of votes for the Living Wage
and for the Aldermanic Pay Increase"

 

Click Here for study showing the
public costs of low wage work in Illinois.

 

For more City Council votes, go to

http://www.uic.edu/depts/pols/CityCouncilVotes.htm

 

Health Care Justice Campaign

Interested in becoming a voters’ registrar or volunteering? Call the IVI-IPO office: 312-939-5105

 

Click here to view the award results

 

Click below to order a copy of the complete voting record,

Hard copy of the complete voting record $10

E-mail PDF copy of the complete voting record $5

 

Health Care Justice Campaign

 

Interested in becoming a voters’ registrar or volunteering? Call the IVI-IPO office: 312-939-5105

 

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