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Bike Lane Uprising Birthday Party!

Sorry for last minute update, I just learned about this.  There’s a really cool organization called Bike Lane Uprising– they are a crowd sourced passion project by Christina Whitehouse is in essence maintains a database of user reported bike lane obstructions (think Uber, FedEx, other cars, etc.) and then displays maps showing trouble intersections and repeat offending vehicles.

You should definitely check their website out and learn more, but tonight they are having a 1 year birthday party at 825 N. Milwaukee tonight.  Click here to register.  There’s going to be beer! pizza! silent auction! data (from Bike Lane Uprising)! and friends!

Hope to see y’all there! Look for me in my swanky new campaign t-shirt (hopefully).

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Trailing Political Slug: Alderman have a lot of power to make streets and bicycling safer for everyone, and the First Ward deserves an Alderman who cares about people more than profits.

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Rockout4Rescues Fundraiser

Peace for Pits, a non-profit dedicated to finding homes for pitbull dogs, is hosting their annual fund raiser next Friday (September 29th) at ACTIVE! Dog Care and Day Boarding. The fund raiser is called “Rock Out for Rescues” and for $35 online / $45 at the door you get an afternoon of taco-bar, Revolution beer, rock and roll, and hanging out with your best buddy (or a chance to meet a new best buddy if you don’t already have one).

I know there’s a lot of Octoberfests going on next weekend, but this is in the afternoon (1:30pm-6:00pm). They also have a silent auction and raffle. Last year I got this amazing Chicago palate board flag (in the silent auction).

This thing is large.

Here’s a picture of me at the kissing booth with my dog (no, he’s not adopted- long story).

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Last Year w my doge Apache.

What does this have to do with politics? The first ward is a very dog friendly community, for some breeds. Unfortunately, other breeds (read pit bulls, German shepherds, etc.) are unfortunately discriminated against.  Raising community awareness, and encouraging people to adopt, train, and love these little guys is the only way to change that.

See you at rockout4rescues,

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NOTE: Peace For Pits, and Rockout 4 Rescues is in no way affiliated with my campaign, it’s just a cause I believe in and I want to raise awareness.