Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Register To Vote, LV Community Council, Election Judges, Coordinators Bilingual, Qualifications to Register to Vote, Honor Flight, General Colin Powell, Henry A. Roa, Joseph Rodriguez, New Alderman Silvana Tabares 23rd Ward, Ald. Tabares' Background

              BE READY TO VOTE: The mid-term elections are quickly coming up to vote in November 6th for change. If you need to register to vote, go to the office of the Little Village Community Council, 3610 W. 26th St., Chicago from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, August 25, 2018 and Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018. 

Qualifications to Register to Vote

To register to vote, you must:

  • be a U.S. citizen, and
  • be born on or before November 6, 2000, and live in your precinct at least 30 days before the election, and
  • not claim the right to vote elsewhere; and
  • not be in prison/jail serving time for a conviction. (Note: Ex-convicts who have completed their sentences and who meet all other requirements listed above are eligible to register and vote in Illinois.)
            APPLICATIONS will also be accepted on August 25th and Sept. 1, 2018 to become an Election Judge or Election Coordinator. Bilingual/Spanish speaking judges and coordinators are desperately needed.
ELECTION judges earn $190; Election Coordinators $350, if they complete training and serve all of Election Day. Applications are now being accepted. For more details call 312/269-7984 or visit www.chicagoelections.com  Apply online: chipollworker.com
            BOARD OF ELECTION Spanish Coordinator is Sarita Villarreal. If you have any questions call Sarita at 312/269-7987.
Gen. Colin Powell, Henry A. Roa (holding Powell's hand)
& Joseph Rodriguez (grey hat)
HONOR FLIGHT: Veterans Henry A. Roa and Joseph Rodriguez met General Colin Powell Wednesday, August 8 at the National World War Two Memorial in Washington D.C.
HENRY AND JOSEPH were among the ninety WWII and Korean veterans who were sent on the Honor Flight sponsored by Honor Flight Chicago which recognizes the bravery, determination, and patriotism of our nation’s senior war veterans with a one-of-a-kind journey to Washington, D.C.
BOTH Henry and Joseph are members of American Legion Central Park Post 1028. Roa joined the Army Signal Corp on March 23, 1953 to serve at Camp Gordon, Georgia. He was shipped to Korea and later sent to Okinawa. He served two years in Okinawa, April 1954 to March 1956 and was discharged from the service on March 2, 1956.
THE LATE Juanita [Rodriguez] Roa and husband Henry are the founders of the Mexican Folkloric Dance group.  For information call 773/247-1522. We salute and thank our veterans for their service.
A NEW ALDERMAN: Former State Rep. Silvana Tabares was appointed by Mayor Rahm
Silvana Tabares
Emanuel on June 27, 2018 to fill the vacancy of former Alderman Michael Zalewski [23rd Ward] who resigned.
 AS THE NEW Alderman of the 23rd Ward, Tabares said: “As a State Representative I know how important a strong neighborhood is for our young people and families. I have sought to protect working families and the neighborhoods they call home. It is an honor to continue this work as the 23rd Ward Alderman, a role in which I will continue to fight for strong schools, safe streets and good jobs."
ALD. TABARES’ background and experience consist of the following:
·        A.A. Richard J. Daley College, 2004
·        B.A. Broadcast Journalism, Columbia College Chicago, 2007
·        Democratic State Central Committeewoman, 3rd Congressional  
     District, 2018
·        State Representative, 21st District, January 2013-2018
·        Chair of Elections and Campaign Finance Committee, January 2017-2018.
·        Member of Labor & Commerce, Fire & Emergency Services, and Police & First Responders Committees, January 2016-2018
·        Secretary of Illinois Legislative Latino Caucus, January 2013-December 2016
·        Managing Editor, EXTRA Bilingual Community Newspaper, January 2007-June 2011 
·        Segment Producer, WRTE 90.5FM Radio Arte Chicago, January 2000-August 2004
·        Trained local public high school students in journalism and audio production. Contributor, WBEZ 91.5FM Chicago Public Radio, November 2001-April 2003
ALD. TABARES is a tireless public servant who cares about her constituents. We wish her the best of luck in her new position.