BOONE COUNTY DEMOCRATIC CENTRAL COMMITTEE

Welcome!

Welcome

The Boone County Democratic Central Committee (BCDCC) is dedicated to improving our community by creating an environment of hope and unity.  We promise to work tirelessly to improve conditions in our community and affect positive change in the world around us.  We affirm the importance of working together to find solutions.  The BCDCC will operate lawfully and respectfully in all matters.  We will not profit from our endeavors.  We believe in fairness for all.  The BCDCC will not waver in the conviction to create a better community for all citizens.

Meeting Location

The Salvation Army Community Center

422 S. Main St

Belvidere, IL 61008

 

Meeting Date

Monthly meetings are held on the second Thursday of the month, unless otherwise posted.

Executive Committee:  

County Chair  - John Gedney                        (815) 323-2985        ilboonedems@gmail.com
1st Vice Chair - Mike Simms                          (815) 519-6259        mikes1118@yahoo.com
Treasurer                - Wayne Borchardt                                            waynediane2002@yahoo.com
Secretary         - Wendy LaFauce                                               wlafauce@gmail.com                      
2nd Vice Chair       - Emmanuel Oteng-Bediako   (815) 708-4832           
eeobediako@gmail.com

Contact Information:

By Email:   ILBooneDems@Gmail.com
By Phone: 1-815-323-2985
By Post:     BCDCC, PO Box 1263, Belvidere, IL  61008

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Announcements:  

WinnDems Path To Victory Fundraiser

You're invited to join the Winnebago Democratic Party Saturday, June 22 at the Rockford Lombardi Club from 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM as we raise funds, raise our glasses, and raise our voices to launch our 2020 election campaign. More information here.





Illinois Democratic Chairs Pledge Union-Friendly Goods and Services Spending.


The Illinois Democratic County Chairs Association, representing the leaders of all 102 Illinois County Democratic Party organizations, approved an association-wide resolution on May 20, 2019, to put priority spending on products, services and business enterprises that are pro-labor. Click here to see the press release announcing this action.




Monthly BCDCC Meetings to Resume in September

There will be no monthly meeting of the BCDCC at the Salvation Army in June, July, or August. We will meet before our summer activities instead. Watch your email and our facebook page for updated information.



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Midnight Masquerade Fundraiser a Resounding Success

Click here to see a selection of photos from our most recent fundraiser, the 2019 Midnight at the Masquerade Mystery Dinner, and a big thank-you to all participants, masked or not.




Reproductive Health Access - Day of Action

Join the Reproductive Health Access Coalition for a fun-filled day in Springfield talking to legislators about the Reproductive Health Act and the repeal of the Teen Endangerment Act (Parental Notice of Abortion Act). 
Note: If enough Boone County residents sign up there will be a pick up in Belvidere. Otherwise pickup will be at a Rockford location.
Click here to see the Facebook page for this event for local information.
Registration is required to attend → Click here to register. 




BCDCC Lecture Series Continues

The BCDCC Lecture Series on Modern Political Thought continues on Saturday, May 4th from 11:00 – 1:00PM at the Salvation Army Community Center, 422 S Main, Belvidere, IL, with Political Scientist & Jeopardy Contestant Neill Mohammad.
Neil Mohammad, PhD in Political Science, Healthcare Management Consultant, 2018 primary candidate for congress, and #Jeopardy runner-up will be giving us his take on the issues relevant to voters in #2020.
Topics will include: Healthcare, Immigration, Jobs, and the Environment.
We will listen to a short talk on the origins of political conflict followed by a Q and A with Mr. Mohammad.

This event is free and open to the public. Click here for details.
There will be light refreshments.



New Start Time for Monthly BCDCC Meeting!

The starting time for the BCDCC monthly meeting has been changed to 06:30 PM. Please make a note of this new time.



Workforce Connection Services Now Available.

The Workforce Connection is now operating at 530 State Street, Suite 103, Belvidere, IL  61008. Click here for more information. Visit their website at www.theworkforceconnection.org



New Location for BCDCC Meetings.

We will no longer be meeting at the Boone County Courthouse for our monthly meeting. Starting Thursday, February 14th, we will be meeting at The Salvation Army Belvidere Corps Community Center, 422 S. Main Street, Belvidere, IL. Please consider bringing a non-perishable food item to help The Salvation Army feed those in need.



New JB Pritzker campaign ad spotlights Rockford, Freeport, and Boone County

Watch his new video here, with scenes from our very own Boone County Fair. How many of our Democratic candidates can you identify? 



Find out what issues our members are concerned about. Click this link to see the letters they write to local news media.

Run for office! Use this brand new tool to find out where, when and how you can run for office. A #BlueWave is coming to Illinois. Click this link, enter your address and see if your community has seats where we are recruiting candidates. No Republican should go unchallenged this November. ilbluewave.civicengine.com

The BCDCC is now accepting applications for precinct committeeman/woman in Boone County. Click here for the application and instructions on how to apply.

Current Events:  
Date Time Event Location Contact Other Info






 May 2019
         
Saturday, May 4 11:00 AM-1:00 PM BCDCC Lecture Series featuring Neill Mohammad  The Salvation Army Belvidere Corps Community Center, 422 S. Main Street, Belvidere, IL 61008
Emmanuel Oteng-Bediako (815) 708-4832  
Thursday, May 9
06:30 PM
 
BCDCC Monthly Meeting
The Salvation Army Belvidere Corps Community Center, 422 S. Main Street, Belvidere, IL 61008
John Gedney(815) 323-2985
Please Note New Start Time.
Wednesday, May 15 All Day Reproductive Health Access - Day of Action Springfield, IL Click here for more information. Click here to register.
 June 2019
         
Thursday, June 13 06:30 PM BCDCC Monthly Meeting The Salvation Army Belvidere Corps Community Center, 422 S. Main Street, Belvidere, IL 61008

John Gedney(815) 323-2985

Cancelled
Saturday, June 22 11:30 AM-2:00 PM WinnDems Path To Victory Fundraiser Lombardi Club, 209 Olive Street, Rockford, IL 61107 Barbara Verni-Lau gvernilau5@aol.com or Carl Wasco cwasco2155@aol.com $15.00/person, $30.00/family
Friday, June 28 TBA  Pot Luck Dinner TBA    
Sunday, June 30  TBA  Heritage Days Parade TBA    
 July 2019
         
Thursday, July 11 06:30 PM BCDCC Monthly Meeting  The Salvation Army Belvidere Corps Community Center, 422 S. Main Street, Belvidere, IL 61008
 
John Gedney(815) 323-2985
 
Cancelled
Sunday, July 21 08:00 - 11:00 AM BCDCC Breakdast Fundraiser Belvidere VFW, 1310 W. Lincoln, Belvidere, IL Mike Simms, (815) 519-6259 Volunteers needed, contact Mike to sign up
 August 2019
         
Monday, Aug 5 to Saturday, August 10  TBA Boone County Fair  Boone County Fairgrounds  John Gedney(815) 323-2985
 
Volunteers will be needed to staff the BCDCC booth. Details TBA.
 September 2019
         
Thursday, Sept 12 06:30 PM BCDCC Monthly Meeting The Salvation Army Belvidere Corps Community Center, 422 S. Main Street, Belvidere, IL 61008
John Gedney(815) 323-2985
 
 
Saturday, Sept 14  TBA BCDCC Fundraiser  McEachran Homestead Winery, 1917 Wyman School Road, Caledonia, Illinois 61011
 
John Gedney(815) 323-2985
 
 
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