Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Vote Josina Morita, Democratic candidate for Metropolitan Water Reclamation District, Vote Tony Munoz for Democratic Party of Illinois State Central Committee, 4th District, Rotary Club Networking Reception, Passport Day in Little Village, Happy St. Patrick's Day, Viva "Los San Patricios"

Josina Morita & August Sallas
          VOTE FOR Josina Morita, Democratic candidate running for Metropolitan Water Reclamation District (MWRD) in the Democratic Primary, Tuesday, March 18, 2014. She is an urban planner and understands the issues of water management, infrastructure and accessibility, which are crucial issues for the region. Josina said, “Unlike oil, there is no substitute for fresh water. We must manage this precious resource well for this generation, and the next”.  
          JOSINA IS the Director of the United Congress of Community and Religious Organizations, a multiethnic alliance of community organizations working together across 30 communities in Cook County. She serves on the State of IllinoisRacial Profiling and Data Oversight Board, the Asian American Employment Plan Council, and the City of Chicagos Commission on Equity.  She sits on the boards of the Woods Fund of Chicago and the Asian American Action Fund of Greater Chicago. 
          IN 2007, Josina was named one of Chicagos “35 Under 35”, fighting racism and poverty, by the Community Renewal Society. In 2012, she was elected as a Delegate to the Democratic National Convention and was selected as a Jim Edgar Fellow and a Leadership Greater Chicago Fellow.
          IN 2013, Josina received the Emerging Leader Award from the Illinois Campaign for Political Reform and the Breaking Barriers Award from the Chicago Foundation for Women. Josinas human rights and social justice work has been recognized by the Rainbow PUSH Coalition and the Japanese American Citizens League. 
          JOSINA HOLDS a Masters in Urban Planning and Public Policy from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a B.A. in Sociology and International Race Relations from Pitzer College. She is a very energetic, intelligent person and deserves to be elected a Commissioner to the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District. Josina is endorsed by the Cook County Democratic Party, AFL-CIO, Hispanic American Labor Council and numerous organizations. Give Josina Morita your VOTE! And tell your friends. Log on and contact her at 773/562-9559.
Antonio "Tony" Munoz
"Leadership You Can Trust!"
          VOTE TONY: State Senator Antonio “Tony” Munoz [D-1st District] is a candidate for the Democratic Party of Illinois State Central Committee - 4th District in the Democratic Primary Election March 18, 2014. Tony, a loyal Democrat, is standing up for OUR Democratic values and a strong leader within the Democratic Party. As an Illinois State Senator, Tony holds the position as Assistant Majority Leader and is highly respected within the Democratic Party.

Left to right: 11th District State Representative Ann M. Williams,
20th District State Senator Iris Y. Martinez, 4th District State
Senator Tony Munoz, 24th District State Representative
Elizabeth Hernandez and 21st District State Representative
 Silvana Tabares 
          AS A VETERAN, Tony Munoz fights for benefits for the veterans, seniors, schools and neighborhoods he represents. State Senator Tony Munoz said: “Fighting for the rights of all people and breaking down barriers to opportunity are the core principles of the Democratic Party. As Assistant Majority Leader in the Illinois State Senate, I fight every day to improve the lives of our people with better jobs, easier access to healthcare and safe school for our children. As the Democratic State Central Committeeman – 4th District, I will take that fight to the Republicans and work tirelessly to support Democratic candidates and Democratic principles throughout Illinois.”  Tony will be a strong voice for the district and for the Democrats who he will represent. PUNCH 42 VOTE ANTONIO “TONY” MUNOZ.
          SAVE THE DATE: The Rotary Club of Little Village is inviting Little Village residents and businesses to their networking event. The event, to kick off the Spring, will be held on Thursday, March 27, 2014 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at La Michoacana Ice Cream Shop at 3032 S. Cicero, Cicero, Illinois. Attendees are asked to please RSVP to the or call Ernest Espinosa 214/907-9759 or visit the Rotary webside at  
          ERNEST ESPINOSA is the incoming President for the Little Village Rotary Club. He will be installed in June at Mi Tierra Restaurant in Little Village.
          PASSPORT DAY: Do you need a U.S. Passport Book? U.S. citizens can apply for a U.S. Passport Book at the Little Village Community Council, 3610 W. 26th St., Chicago, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 29, 2014. No appointment necessary. Adult first time applicants [age 16 years and older], Form DS 82; all minor applicants [Under age 16], Form DS 11.
          ADULT Passport book application requirement: Original birth certification, plus the original of one of the following: Valid Driver’s License, Valid State or Government Identification, or valid Military Identification. Two photos 2x2 inches. Photos must be on a white background. Photos must also be recent within one month. Minor Passport book application requirement: original birth certification plus two photos. Photo Service will be provided on Passport Day.
          COST of U.S. Passport Book: Adults $110, plus execution fee: $25; Minor $90, plus execution fee: $25; Adult Passport Card: $30, plus execution fee: $25. Expedited Service cost: $60, plus execution fee: $25; passport book overnight delivery, $14.85.
          ALL FEES: Exact cash or personal checks and money orders payable to either “Department of State” or “U.S. Postal”. First come, first serve. Little Village Community Council office doors will be open at 9 a.m.