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City of Geneva Protest on Repeal of Roe V. Wade Draws KCDW Members

KCDW Chair Carolyn Bird Salazar, along with members Maura Hirchauer (featured in the above photo) and Kim Tarver stood in solidarity yesterday with a woman’s right to make her own healthcare choices. Leaked news that Roe V. Wade will be overturned by the Supreme Court is certain to have the negative effect in this year’s … Read more

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Working Together – Let Our Votes Count

Democrats throughout the U.S. know how important the upcoming 2022 primary and November election are to the continuation of democracy in the U.S. Keeping democrats in the state legislatures, the U.S. House of Representatives, and Senate is the primary objective of democrats throughout our nation, and we are willing to put forth our best efforts … Read more

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Confirmation Blessings On Easter Sunday

During the brutal U.S. Supreme Court confirmation hearings, Ketanji Brown Jackson displayed flawless poise, indomitable strength, and grit. She taught the masterclass, standing on the shoulders of her ancestors. She represented every little girl, every minority, and every woman who like Shirley Chisholm once said, “If they don’t give you a seat at the table…bring your … Read more

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Women are treading water in the return to employment. Clearly, women are on the frontlines in terms of contributions made to a greater society, but attaining political and economic empowerment is still not within their grasp. Women have not returned to pre-pandemic employment like their male counterparts. As AXIOS has reported in the “1 big … Read more

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A Message From KCDW Chair – Carolyn Bird Salazar

Hi all! I am excited to be the new Chair of the Kane County Democratic Women. I am one of the founding members and have seen over these last 4 years how effective it is when women come together in a common cause. Women are bridge-builders, collaborators and frankly, doers! My vision going forward is … Read more

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Celebrating Black History Month: Mamie and Maxine

The Civil Rights Movement brought about heroes who were cast into that position by tragedy, not by choice. Two of those heroes who inspired others and transformed the movement were mothers: Mamie Till-Mobley, the mother of Emmett Till, and Maxine McNair, the mother of Denise McNair. As you recall, Emmett was the 14-year-old boy murdered … Read more

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Kane County Democratic Women “5th Annual Election of Officers”

PRESS RELEASE: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASECONTACT: Carolyn Bird-Salazar Chair, email ST. CHARLES, February 26, 2022 – Kane County Democratic Women (KCDW) held its 5th Annual Election of Officers at the Hickory Knolls Discovery Center in St. Charles. Members cast their votes for Carolyn Bird-Salazar, Chair, Theresa Barreiro, Vice Chair, Lois Swatscheno, Treasurer, and Kim Young, Secretary. … Read more

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Share the Love – Petition Sign & Drive

The Aurora Township Democrats and the Kane County Democratic Women are sponsoring a petition sign and drive event on Saturday, February 12. It provides the perfect opportunity to provide support for candidates who work hard for our community and for all working families. They need our signatures to get on the November ballot. At the … Read more

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Around the County – Jan. 2022

Upcoming events are taking place across Kane County. If you are available to participate, come out in support of circulating petitions to ensure our candidates get on the ballot. A Unity in Community Day of Giving is also taking place (see the flyer). Kane County Democrats The 2022 Truman Dinner is Sunday, February 27 from … Read more

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American voices are growing in the nation to what they view is the slow pace of progress since President Biden’s election. Yet, a first year that weathered rolling storms across our nation saw a newly elected president piloting in strong, steady, and stable leadership. The president and his administration presided over the highest distribution of … Read more