Carolyn Salazar & Maura Hirchauer

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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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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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

Every Vote Counts Forum

Every Vote Counts Receives Rave Reviews

A part of the mission of KCDW is to “create positive change through engagement, education, and empowerment.” On November 6, KCDW held a nonpartisan forum at Gail Borden Library entitled “Every Vote Counts! Can Voting and Integrity Still Be Used in the Same Sentence?” The speakers were Brian Pollock, representing Jack Cunningham, Kane County Clerk, … Read more

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Build Back Better Infrastructure Bill to Bring $17 Billion to Illinois

Words like “modest,” “small-positive,” and “slightly stronger,” growth are the words economists are using in their lackluster praise for what has been called a, “big win” with the House passage of the $1 trillion public works bill passed late last Friday. This lukewarm reception doesn’t do justice to the hard won fight to get this … Read more

Every Vote Counts

Press Release: Every Vote Counts!

ST. CHARLES, October 15, 2021– The Kane County Democratic Women (KCDW) will host a forum on “Voting and Integrity” on Saturday, November 6, 2021, from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm at the Gail Borden Library, 270 N. Grove Ave., Elgin, IL What does integrity mean in relation to voting? Webster defines integrity as “firm adherence … Read more