This Thursday is Blue Thursday

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Blue Thursday: State of the mayor’s race

If it’s the third Thursday of the month it’s Blue Thursday, our chance to gather and mingle with political insiders and our fellow activists at Blue Beginning World Headquarters, aka the Hideout Inn. This month we’ll be digging in to the mayor’s race with our friends Gregory Pratt, the Tribune’s man in City Hall, and Shia Kapos, author of Politico’s Illinois Playbook. The company will be great, the talk will be smart, the bar will be open. Join us! Free and open to all, but please get a ticket here

Can’t make it? Watch the live stream at or catch the recording 4 PM Saturday on WCPT 820, Chicago’s Progressive Talk. And mark your calendar for next time, April 20.

If you haven’t heard, by the way, we’ve endorsed Brandon Johnson. Click the link to learn why and find volunteer opportunities.

High stakes in Wisconsin 

On April 4, when Chicagoans decide the mayoral race, Wisconsin voters will elect a new justice to their state supreme court. This is a chance to tip the balance of the court from conservative to liberal, which could (1) protect abortion rights against a primitive statute written in 1849, before women had the right to vote; (2) undo Wisconsin’s extreme gerrymandering, probably the worst in the country; and (3) help Governor Tony Evers guard against Republican-inspired election chaos in the 2024 elections. High stakes! 

Our candidate in this election, Judge Janet Protasiewicz, faces a highly motivated Republican base backed by a boatload of dark money. To make sure she wins, we need to bear down for the next couple weeks. We have phone banks every Wednesday evening and canvasses on Saturday. We provide all the training you need and rides if you need one. Please join us for the last (we promise) and most important election of 2023. Find more info and sign up here.

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