KCDW Truman Dinner Members

Truman Dinner at the Q Center

The annual Truman dinner, which is a fundraising event that brings Democrats across Kane County together each year, was held on February 26 at the Q Center in St. Charles. Both state and national elected representatives were present. The evening began with an introduction by Secretary of State Alexi Giannoulias who praised Mark Guethle and … Read more

Raja's Rally - No Cuts


Are cuts to Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, and education planned by Republicans? Even though Republicans have recently denied those plans because of public outcry, some Republicans are still making those threats and planning to use their power in Congress as a bargaining chip when the debt ceiling vote comes up this summer. On Thursday, February … Read more

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Honoring Martin Luther King, Jr.

This month’s biography features Martin Luther King, Jr., who led the civil rights movement from 1955 until his death in 1968. In spite of his courage and willingness to give everything for the movement, King was a reluctant hero. His true passion was his ministry, and as a young pastor, he was known for his … Read more


KCDW Chair Holiday Message

Dear Members: It has been quite a year! Let’s be proud of what Democrats accomplished. Democracy has held! I want to take a moment to thank all of you for your participation in the Kane County Democratic Women of Illinois. Everyone of you is important to creating our organization. I value all of you. I look forward to seeing … Read more

Majority Speaker Nancy Pelosi

MADAME SPEAKER – the Strongest and Most Effective Leader in Modern Times

This month’s bio is about a woman with courage and perseverance who helped the country survive the recession that began in 2005 when the financial markets and big business threatened to bring down the U.S. economy. You probably realize that this woman is Nancy Pelosi, Majority Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, who is … Read more

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A Matter of Privacy and the Rule of Law: Impact of Dobbs v Jackson

Last week, KCDW held its first forum since 2019. On Thursday, October 13, we presented “Our Rights Are on the Ballot: Impact of Dobbs v Jackson.” The forum brought together three distinguished panelists and a judicial perspective by Judge Elizabeth Rochford, candidate for the Illinois Supreme Court 2nd District. The subject came about in a … Read more

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Women Making A Difference

The first full week in September was series of exciting events for our organization. We are now in full swing coming into the fall season. Our scheduled salute to our candidates postcard writing event on Tuesday, September 6, was well attended (see our attached postcard). Members arrived two hours early to work on the 1,500 … Read more


Pauli Murray – Civil Rights Defender

This month we celebrate Pauli Murray. She is the descendent of a North Carolina slave and a slave owner. Her rich life as a lawyer, teacher, poet, feminist and women’s rights activist is a fitting tribute in celebration of Women’s Equality Day. Pauli Murray was born in Baltimore, Maryland on Nov 20, 1910, the fourth … Read more

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Women Must Demand: Equal Opportunity, Equal Justice & Equal Treatment

Equal opportunity, equal justice and equal treatment of women are on the ballot this November. The Supreme Court with the appointments of Justices Gorsuch, Kavanaugh, and Coney-Barrett turned over a 50-year precedent and reversed a right that reached into the bedroom of every woman, denying her reproductive freedom. Women should judge rightly this November how … Read more

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Roe V Wade

Today the unthinkable has happened! Fifty years of precedent gone. I don’t even remember when the right to make the choice about my body, was not my own. Today we feel defeated, but we DO NOT have time for that. If there is anything that can come of today’s rollback of women’s rights, it is the might that … Read more