— Email that I sent Wheaton and Wheaton Park District Leaders this morning with CCs to Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Illinois Republican Party Leaders – Dave Diersen
(THE EMAIL: Please allow DuPage Republicans to help sponsor Wheaton’s 2021 Independence Day Parade.
As we all know, Wheaton’s Independence Day Parades have always been very important. DuPage County has more residents than six states and Wheaton is its County Seat. Bob Dole walked in the parade in 1996. The Obamas walked in the parade in 2004. Many U.S. Senators, U.S. Representatives, Illinois statewide officials, Illinois Senators, Illinois Representatives, DuPage countywide officials, DuPage County District officials, judges, and justices have walked in the parades.
Since 2005, DuPage Republicans have helped sponsor Wheaton’s Independence Day Parades. For many years, DuPage Republicans have been the parade’s top sponsor by contributing $2,500 with $1,200 earmarked for the combined Wheaton North and Wheaton-Warrenville South Bands and $1,000 earmarked for bagpipers. I have had the honor of raising those contributions from Republican candidates, Republican elected officials, and Republican party leaders. In 2007, I raised an additional $2,000 from Republicans for an elephant to walk behind Peter Roskam in the parade.
But yesterday, Wheaton Park District Superintendent of Marketing & Special Events Amy Seklecki advised me by phone that for this year’s parade, parade sponsorships will not be allowed. I told her that I would appeal that decision.
For many years, Wheaton has given the Wheaton Park District $30,000 a year with $20,000 earmarked for fireworks and $10,000 earmarked for parade entries. I certainly hope that the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization are encouraging all the candidates who will be on 2022 Republican primary ballots in DuPage County, Milton Township, and especially Wheaton a) to have an entry in Wheaton’s 2021 Independence Day Parade and b) help sponsor the parade. This is especially true for Republican candidates for U.S. Senator, U.S. Representative, Illinois statewide offices, Illinois Senator, Illinois Representative, DuPage countywide offices, DuPage district offices, and judicial races.
Republican entries in Wheaton’s outstanding 2019 Independence Day Parade were Bob Berlin, Amy Grant, Chris Kachiroubas, Evelyn Sanguinetti, Ann Celine Walsh, and Milton Township Republican Central Committee. Those who walked with the entries included Almiron, Anderson, Carlson, Caruso, Colgan, Collins, Falbo, Fisher, Furstenau, Ives, Keller, LeVan, Marquardt, Marshall, Monino, Muehlfelt, Nathwani, Ruhl, Ryan, Saake, Shaw, and Whelan. With their $2,500 contribution, “DuPage County Republicans” were again the top sponsor for the parade and fireworks. Contributions were: $500 from Roger Claar; $250 each from Berlin, Sanguinetti, Phil Suess, and Tim Whelan; and $100 each from Michael Barbier, Grant Eckhoff, Tim Elliott, Grant, Chris Heidorn, Babette Holder, Jeanne Ives, Marty Keller, Bob Larsen, and Walsh. I hand-delivering 500 flyers (printed courtesy of Alpha Graphics) to the residences and businesses on the parade route that included the Republican entries in the parade, the sponsor’s names, and the amounts they contributed.
Again, please allow DuPage Republicans to help sponsor Wheaton’s 2021 Independence Day Parade.
GOPUSA Illinois Editor
— In his June 4, 2021 8:36 AM email to me with CCs to all the Wheaton, Wheaton Park District, Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Illinois Republican Party Leaders, Wheaton Park District Executive Director Michael Benard stated: “While we are not accepting “sponsorships” for any aspect of the parade, you are welcome to make a general donation in support of the parade. It is not appropriate for the park district to sell sponsorships to political parties specifically identified to support the school district marching bands and we will not do so. As local governments, our elections and mission related activities are non-partisan. If your organization chooses to make a parade donation, it will be accepted with gratitude. Please know that it will not be appropriate for you to claim “sponsorship” of any school district or park district parade entries. I look forward to seeing you and those you represent on Independence Day as we all come together to celebrate our great Nation and our freedom.”
I responded to Mr. Benard and all the aforesaid leaders with the following: “Needless-to-say, your new Wheaton Independence Day parade policy statement is a complete and dramatic reversal of Wheaton Independence Day parade policy that has been in place since at least 2005. Needless-to-say, any such complete and dramatic Wheaton Independence Day parade policy reversal would have to be voted on and passed by the Wheaton City Council before it could be implemented.” – Dave Diersen
(CORRECTION: In yesterday evening’s newsletter, I erroneously left out the word “not.” The sentence should read “But today, Wheaton Park District Superintendent of Marketing & Special Events Amy Seklecki advised me by phone that for this year’s parade, parade sponsorships will not be allowed.”)
— Why Republicans Voted Against the CPS Elected School Board Bill – Amanda Vinicky
— A matter of trust? Illinois Republicans find a message against Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker, but lack the money and challenger to deliver it to voters. – RICK PEARSON, DAN PETRELLA and BILL RUTHHART
— After Maine Township trustee floats idea of flying rainbow flag, township may develop flag policy – JENNIFER JOHNSON (DIERSEN: To fly a rainbow flag is to promote hatred against individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are law enforcement, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
— The media asks President Biden about ice cream and ignores Hunter – John Kass
— A maze, not a path: For CPS grads, there’s no standard route from high school diploma to college degree. And the pandemic has added many detours. – HANNAH LEONE
(FROM THE ARTICLE: “For many CPS graduates, the college experience is far less straightforward than going to a four-year university or transferring from a two-year school. While many graduates enroll in two-year colleges as a ‘steppingstone,’ that’s not always how it works out. More than three-quarters of students in the CPS class of 2011 who went straight to a two-year college reported that they planned to complete at least a bachelor’s degree, according to the UChicago report. But only around one-fifth transferred to a four-year school,”)
— Could you cover your living expenses for 2 months after a job loss? More than half of Chicagoans say they could, McKinsey study finds. – DENNY JACOB (DIERSEN: When you work for the federal government, your superiors know a lot about your and your spouse’s income, expenses, assets, and liabilities. For federal employees who are Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran, the better off that you are financially, the more likely that they will get rid of you.)
— Wheaton Municipal Band opens summer concert season June 10. Masks are not required for fully vaccinated people. Masks are strongly recommended for those who are not.
CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Kinzinger so far unfazed by redistricting uncertainty. “Just like you’ve heard rumors they’re going to draw me out, I’ve heard rumors I’m protected,” the six-term congressman said. “Nobody has any clue.” – A.D. QUIG (DIERSEN: I should write a book about the 2015 gerrymandering of my DuPage County Milton Township Precinct 9 in Wheaton. My critics/opponents drew me into the same precinct with Jeanne Ives. I lost about 100 homes west of the Prairie Path that were majority Republican and got about 100 homes east of Warrenville Road that were majority Democrat.)
SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— U.S. Congressman Rodney Davis puts pressure on Gov. JB Pritzker to veto legislative maps – Ben Szalinski
— Illinois data highlights need for diversity, ‘difficult conversations’ in mental health – Natalie Pierre
— Republican lawmakers call on Pritzker to veto legislative map
— ‘Classless action:’ former legislator Mike Fortner files class action suit seeking years of lost salary reimbursement – Mark Maxwell
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: The Democrat, Libertarian, and Green party platforms are extremely anti-religious.
— Yorkville Independence Day Celebration To Take Place July 3 The city is still looking for volunteers to help out with the festivities. A parade, fireworks and activities are part of the festival. – Eileen O’Gorman (SEE ABOVE: “Email that I sent Wheaton and Wheaton Park District Leaders this morning with CCs to Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Illinois Republican Party Leaders”)
— New IRS data reveals which states won and lost the competition for people and their wealth in 2019 – Ted Dabrowski and John Klingner
ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— Springfield Dems’ Twofer: Lick “LGBT” Boots & Hurt Economy – Laurie Higgins
— Trump to speak at Dallas CPAC event in July Event will be one of Trump’s most high-profile public appearances since leaving White House – Tyler Olson, Paul Steinhauser
— COVID-19 Has Forever Destroyed Americans’ Trust In Ruling Class ‘Experts’
— The Second Amendment isn’t racist – Andrea Widburg
— ‘Woke’ medicine is coming to a hospital near you – Andrea Widburg
— The fantasyland of the Democrat party – Drew Allen
— Google’s not very diverse – Silvio Canto, Jr
— Our Woke Masters Are All About Pride—Except Where It’s Not Accepted Turns out, America’s biggest brands are not so stunning and brave in certain countries abroad. Why might that be? – Debra Heine
— Mike Pence: Critical Race Theory Teaches Kids to Be ‘Ashamed of Their Skin Color’ – AMY FURR (DIERSEN: What are the Republican leaders of your school district, your chamber of commerce, your municipality, your township, your county, Illinois, and America doing to stop the promotion of Critical Race Theory, 1619, LGBTQ, BLM, dependency on government, dependency on charity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, abolition of the First and Second Amendments, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and age discrimination?)
— George W. Bush Center: Amnesty for Illegal Aliens ‘Essential’ to Securing Southern Border – JOHN BINDER
— Hundreds of Migrants Visit This Texas Border City Block Daily Before Moving North – RANDY CLARK
— SD Gov. Noem Slams Biden Admin Decision to Close Mt. Rushmore for Fourth of July — ‘They Don’t Want to Celebrate America or Freedoms’ – JEFF POOR (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have worked the hardest against Wheaton’s Independence Day parades and fireworks since 1978. I would focus on those who have worked the hardest since 2000 a) to discourage Republican participation in the parades and b) to discourage Republican sponsorship of the parades and fireworks.)
— Faux-Woke Corporations Go All-Out for Pride Month — Except Middle East Branches – MADELEINE HUBBARD
— Donald Trump Demands China Pay Ten Trillion in Reparations to USA for Coronavirus Deaths, Destruction – WENDELL HUSEBØ
— ‘You Are Being Shaken Down’: Author Shelby Steele Says Critical Race Theory Is A Plot To ‘Capture White Guilt’ – VIRGINIA KRUTA (DIERSEN: What are the Republican leaders of your school district, your chamber of commerce, your municipality, your township, your county, Illinois, and America doing to stop the promotion of Critical Race Theory, 1619, LGBTQ, BLM, dependency on government, dependency on charity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, abolition of the First and Second Amendments, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and age discrimination?)
— House Judiciary GOP Slams Microsoft’s ‘Woke Agenda’ – THOMAS CATENACCI
— ‘Reparations For Black America Already Happened,’ Black Scholar Tells Don Lemon – Ben Johnson (DIERSEN: Affirmative Action (AA), Diversity, and Inclusion are reparations. Democrats and RINOs a) make Republicans pay the price of AA, Diversity, and inclusion and b) use AA, Diversity, and Inclusion to get rid of Republicans.)
— ‘You Represent Americans Better Than We Represent Ourselves’: Kathy Griffin Praises AOC For Photo Of Ailing Grandma, Invoking Trump – Hank Berrien
— Immigration Without Assimilation Is Just Invasion. To begin to fix immigration, we must agree the American identity is worth preserving and then work to build an immigration system that nourishes it. – Bobby Jindal and Alex Castellanos (DIERSEN: Democrats and RINOs do not want immigrants to assimilate. Democrats and RINOs despise America if not hate America.)
— Illinois Gov. Weighs Sex Engineering Bill – Bill Donohue
— Conservative Group Spends $30K on Ad Attacking CNN’s Biased Coverage – Charlie McCarthy
— More Indoctrination: Pregnant Actress ‘Excited’ to Take Baby to Pride March ASAP – Gabriel Hays
ONE AMERICA NEWS NETWORK
— 1776 Project Looks To Combat Critical Race Theory (DIERSEN: What are the Republican leaders of your school district, your chamber of commerce, your municipality, your township, your county, Illinois, and America doing to stop the promotion of Critical Race Theory, 1619, LGBTQ, BLM, dependency on government, dependency on charity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, abolition of the First and Second Amendments, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and age discrimination?)
— Teachers And Parents Join Forces To End CRT (DIERSEN: What are the Republican leaders of your school district, your chamber of commerce, your municipality, your township, your county, Illinois, and America doing to stop the promotion of Critical Race Theory, 1619, LGBTQ, BLM, dependency on government, dependency on charity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, abolition of the First and Second Amendments, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and age discrimination?)
LIFE SITE NEWS
— Feminists Lose in Illinois as Pro-Abortion Bill for Secret Teen Abortions Dies – Micaiah Bilger
— Georgia Education Board Passes Resolution Opposing Critical Race Theory, Kemp Applauds – ISABEL VAN BRUGEN (DIERSEN: What are the Republican leaders of your school district, your chamber of commerce, your municipality, your township, your county, Illinois, and America doing to stop the promotion of Critical Race Theory, 1619, LGBTQ, BLM, dependency on government, dependency on charity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, abolition of the First and Second Amendments, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and age discrimination?)
— Biden and Harris Flout Constitutional Immigration Duties – Rob Natelson
— How Cancel Culture Conditions Society to Accept the Absurd – Inez Stepman
— Poll: 83 percent support US action against China if Wuhan lab theory is proven true – Gabriela Schulte
— Trump to speak at CPAC event in July – MAX GREENWOOD
— Top manufacturing group presses Congress to protect ‘Dreamers’ – KARL EVERS-HILLSTROM (DIERSEN: Democrat and RINO employers want cheap labor. Ever-increasingly, they illegally encourage citizens of foreign countries to illegally come to America illegally and to illegally stay in America illegally.)
— People Can’t Believe The RNC Chair Had The Audacity To Tweet About Pride Month. Chasten Buttigieg, the husband of Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, told Ronna McDaniel to “re-visit your party’s platform before you open your mouth about Pride.” – Lee Moran (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who paint themselves as being religious, conservative, and/or Republican, but who focus on destroying those like who do not promote LGBTQ.)
— REP. ADAM KINZINGER: WE ARE PLAYING WITH FIRE AND IT HAS TO STOP – Audrey Rainey
NEW YORK TIMES
— In a speech to a New Hampshire G.O.P. group, Pence calls systemic racism a ‘left-wing myth.’ – Chris Cameron (DIERSEN: What are the Republican leaders of your school district, your chamber of commerce, your municipality, your township, your county, Illinois, and America doing to stop the promotion of Critical Race Theory, 1619, LGBTQ, BLM, dependency on government, dependency on charity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, abolition of the First and Second Amendments, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and age discrimination?)
— India and Israel Inflame Facebook’s Fights With Its Own Employees The social network wrongly bowed to government demands to take down content in the countries, employees said, in more signs of internal dissent. – Sheera Frenkel and Mike Isaac
— What Pride marchers won’t be celebrating: The politics that have left so many Black Americans HIV+ Saturday is HIV Long Term Survivors Day, and a disproportionate number of those living with HIV are Black – Ravi K. Perry
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats use “mass shootings” to abolish the Second Amendment.
— Cops outed as racists or extremists are still on the job or were rehired, ADL says – Will Carless (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, according to Democrats, all Republicans are extremists.)
— To stop critical race theory, fight to control school boards – Betsy McCaughey
WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Congress Gets Back to Globetrotting Wane of pandemic allows resumption of travel overseas, offering opportunities to wade into sensitive international conflicts – Gabriel T. Rubin
— Youngkin Aims to Float Above GOP Infighting in Virginia – Joshua Jamerson (DIERSEN: Expect that many Republican activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, political consultants, fundraisers, campaign managers, campaign staff members, campaign volunteers, voters, etc. will want to “float above” Kinzinger v. Trump.)
— Trump’s Rally Revival Leaves Some in GOP Fearing a Revenge Tour – Mark Niquette
INSIDE HIGHER EDUCATION
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: QUESTION: Who promotes Critical Race Theory? ANSWER: Those who are anti-law enforcement, anti-Trump, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-heterosexual, anti-traditional marriage/family, anti-non-poor people, anti-gun owners, anti-Christian, anti-Protestant, anti-Italian American, anti-German American, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
— Agencies Recognize LGBTQ+ Employees During Pride Month. This fits into the Biden administration’s overall goal of advancing equity and diversity. – COURTNEY BUBLÉ (DIERSEN: Soon, it not already, the Democrats who run the federal government will officially announce that they will only hire those who promote LGBTQ and that employees who do not promote LGBTQ will be immediately terminated.)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled conservative-hating conservative haters crow about their success in destroying conservatives.
— Trump’s summer tour: President will headline the ‘America UnCanceled’ CPAC conference in July tackling ‘Silicon Valley censorship czars and woke school boards’ alongside his rallies – NIKKI SCHWAB