Congressman Lipinski Has A “Friend” in House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi
The Third Congressional District seat is not only stirring local interest but has become a fight for the soul of the Democratic Party on a national level. The Washington Blade joined the crowd on reporting about Marie Newman’s upstart campaign against the Dan Lipinski, who holds the seat much like his father did before him. The Blade noted that the district went for Hillary Clinton by 15 points over Donald Trump but the progressive leanings of Senator Bernie Sanders impressed the voters enough to beat Clinton by 8 points in the primary. Now those same progressives have their eye on dumping Lipinski. The group includes, the Human Rights Campaign and a coalition that includes NARAL Pro-Choice America, SEIU, MoveOn, Planned Parenthood Action Fund and EMILY’s List.
Ben Needham, director of strategic initiatives for the Human Rights Campaign, told the Washington Blade, “We are spending $1.3 million collectively to remove Lipinksi from office,” Needham said. “Those efforts include direct mail programs, social media, campaign and social media ads. It includes an on-air TV buy at this point, and we are doing phone calls into the district as well.” But Lipinski has support in the upcoming primary from at least one progressive, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, whose voice is strong within the Democratic Party. With the election weeks away and the progressive campaign underway to unseat Lipinski, Pelosi was asked during her weekly news conference whether she supports the incumbent lawmaker. She said, “I do”. A Democratic leadership aide, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told the Blade Pelosi endorsed Lipinski because “leadership always supports incumbents.”
Needham responded by stating, “We continue to support Leader Pelosi, and we’re appreciative for the support she has given…, but our focus here is Dan Lipinski is not a member that HRC believes should continue to serve in Congress, and we’re going to do everything we can to ensure he is not in the next Congress.”
Moraine Valley Needs Employers For Its Job Fair
Employers from any industry with job openings are invited to Moraine Valley Community College’s Spring Job Fair on Thursday, March 29, from 2 to 5 p.m. The fair will take place in the Moraine Business and Conference Center, Building M, on the main campus, 9000 W. College Parkway, in Palos Hills. The Job Fair is a premium opportunity for employers to recruit students, alumni and community members to fulfill employment needs, including hourly or salary jobs and paid or non-paid internships.
Commission-only positions and undisclosed third-party recruiting will not be included. Hundreds of diverse job seekers from campus and the community are expected to attend.
The registration fee is $105 for a six-foot table and lunch for two recruiters. To register, visit morainevalley.edu/jrc. Space is limited.
Children’s Museum in Oak Lawn’s Easter Egg Hunt
The Children’s Museum in Oak Lawn announced the date for the 9th annual Easter Egg Hunt for Children with Disabilities. This Easter egg hunt is for children that cannot successfully participate in community Easter egg hunts and who may need help.The day will include games, food, crafts and activities. There is no charge for this event, but you must pre-register because space is limited. The event will be held March 18 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. If you know a family that is interested, let them know.
Never Too Early To Think About Warm Weather
The Oak Lawn Park District is already thinking about Summer fun! Pool membership for Central Pool, 9400 S. Kenton Ave., and Centennial Aquatic Center, 94th & Nashville, went on sale beginning last Thursday, March 1st. If you use our facilities often, a pool membership is your answer. Membership grants you admission during Open Swim sessions.
For more information, including fees, please visit www.olparks.com or call 708-857-2225.