NCTV17 covered the Naperville Mayoral Candidate Forum we co-sponsored in January 2019 with a coalition of grassroots, nonpartisan, and Democratic groups, including Indivisible Naperville, Moms Demand Action, Voice of Indian-American Voters, Stand on Every Corner, Naper Gals, Wheatland Township Democrats, and the DuPage Township Democrats. ACE leader Beverly George posed questions to incumbent Mayor Steve Chirico and challenger Rocky Caylor on issues including TIFS, environmental safety, and achieving a sustainable balance between development and residential needs.
ACE featured prominently in Marie Wilson’s January 12, 2019 article, “Anger, action, election: How Democratic women in DuPage mirrored national trend and gained representation,” in the Daily Herald.
Members of ACE plus representatives from Friends Who March, the League of Women Voters, the AAUW, DuPage NOW, Will County NOW, and others took a bus down to Springfield on May 8, 2018, to participate in a rally outside the capitol building, as well as lobby for passage of the ERA in Illinois. Click here for NCTV-17’s report on this trip.
NCTV-17 covered our Women’s Issues Panel in March 2018, which featured Illinois NOW President Michelle Fadeley, Paloma Arroyo of Planned Parenthood of Illinois, and Blake Kelley from Men4Choice. Click here to watch.
Mike Brown, from the Chicago Sun-Times, chatted with ACE leader, Beverly George, about the rise of grassroots groups in suburban Chicago. ACE is mentioned in his February 2018 article, “Fed by anti-Trump fervor, progressive activists gear up for 2018, 2020 elections.”
ACE has a cameo appearance in this “Naperville Now” piece on NC17 TV about another great grassroots group, Naper Gals. To watch the clip, click here.
Our November 2017 Candidate Meet & Greet with local women running against long-time male representatives was featured on “Naperville Now” on NCTV-17. Click here to view the clip.
ACE-Naperville leader Beverly George was quoted in “Suburban women ‘fired up’ about new wave of female candidates,” an article in the Daily Herald on the surge of grassroots groups after the Women’s March and the large numbers of female candidates for the 2018 elections. “This sounds really weird,” said Beverly George, 71, of Naperville, and a leader of a group born out of the Women’s March called ACE-Naperville, which stands for Act, Connect, Engage. “But it was almost like you couldn’t not be active because that would be like throwing in the towel.”
A part of the Coalition for a Better IL 6th, ACE-Naperville joined hundreds of CBIL6 members to protest Rep. Peter Roskam’s support of the GOP Tax Bill. (Photo courtesy of the Daily Herald.)
When senior citizen advocates demanded a meeting with Rep. Peter Roskam (IL-6) to discuss potential changes in Medicare and Medicaid in the upcoming budget process, ACE-Naperville’s leader Beverly George was there discussing the need to negotiate drug prices with big pharma. Here’s the Daily Herald article on the event.
Our March 2018 Women’s Issues Panel, featuring Michelle Fadeley, president of the Illinois chapter of NOW, Paloma Arroyo, Planned Parenthood, and Blake Kelley, Men4Choice, was included in the Daily Herald’s “DuPage County in 60 seconds.”