Greg Bales, Community Outreach Coordinator for Senator Dick Durbin, speaking to the crowd. Photograph by Jeremy Smith

Action for a Better Tomorrow – Elmhurst

Amanda Perryman Murphy asks Greg Bales, Community Outreach Coordinator for Senator Dick Durbin, questions about becoming involved in local politics. Photograph by Jeremy Smith

Empowered citizens from the advocacy group Action for a Better Tomorrow hosted Greg Bales at their monthly meeting in Elmhurst on February 27, 2017. Bales, the Community Outreach Coordinator for Senator Dick Durbin, spoke about working with local politicians, provided tips on how to get involved in politics and offered insight on how to communicate effectively with local representatives.

Questions from the group focused on the roles available to community members who are new to direct political involvement, what issues Senator Durbin’s office is currently focusing on, and which local political and civic organizations need support. The session lasted for over an hour as ABT members discussed how to increase their involvement in the political process and in their local community.

ABT – Elmhurst is a chapter of Action for a Better Tomorrow, a nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy group with over 35,000 members statewide. ABT’s Elmhurst chapter hosts a general monthly meeting as well as individual committee meetings focused on specific concerns such as environmental issues, women’s rights, healthcare, civil liberties, immigration, LGBTQ+ rights, education, and more. Specific chapter information can be found at actionforabettertomorrow.org.

 

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