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Endorsement Events

We work hard to get Springfield to protect the environment and grow clean energy in Illinois. We know, better than anyone, how badly we need more leaders who care about the things we care about - protecting Illinois' last wild places, cutting pollution, and moving beyond coal to Illinois wind and solar.

In the next four weeks, we can do a lot to make the next four years much more productive for environmental advocates in Springfield and Washington. New studies show that the environment is the sleeper issue of the election. Among undecided voters - the people who can swing this election - 61 percent say that where a candidate stands on climate will be a top factor in their vote. This is big. Cutting through the noise and talking directly to undecided voters about climate is how we will win in November. The Sierra Club is uniquely poised to make a difference - and our members are our key strength.

Every weekend day between now and Election Day, environmentalists will be showing up to help those who will help us, a lot, if they win their close races November 6th. We'll talk about the issues, and have the chance to hear how voters are thinking about them. I hope you can join us for at least one of these environmental action days.

For more events, including weeknight opportunities, click here for the political calendar.

Date What When Where How
Oct. 14
Coffee followed by phone banking with Carol Sente 10:00 AM Starbucks
1665 N. Buffalo Grove Rd., 60089
Contact Matthew Steffen: 847-830-2057 or
Oct. 27
Canvassing or phone banking for several candidates in overlapping districts: Julie Morrison, Scott Drury, Sandy Hart and Brad Schneider 11AM or 3PM Julie Morrison's office:
47 N Waukegan Rd, Deerfield, 60015
(in Cadwell Corner's Shopping Center - NE corner of Lake Cook and Waukegan)
Contact Brian Phelps 224-223-0742 or
Oct. 28
Canvassing or phone banking for several candidates in overlapping districts: Julie Morrison, Elaine Nekritz and Brad Schneider 11AM or 3PM
Nov. 3
General GOTV (Get Out The Vote) in Melinda Bush district and for Brad Schneider 9AM, 12PM, 3PM, 6PM To Canvass:
Meet at the Bush Campaign office:
34121 US Hwy 45,
Grayslake, 60030
(Suite 222,
Greystone Manor Building,
2nd floor.
Between Gages Lake Rd and Washington St
Entrance door near Liberty Mutual

To phonebank:
Meet at the Schneider office
15 Commerce Drive,
near Post Office

Contact Sarah Shadnia at 847-548-5631 or
Nov. 6
6:00 AM -
7:00 PM
  Contact any of the above to see how you can help.

In case you missed them last time, here are our endorsed candidates. See more about our candidates (now posted!) at

U.S. President

  • Barack Obama (D)

U.S. Congress:

  • Brad Schneider (D) IL 10th
  • Tammy Duckworth (D) IL 8th

Illinois State Senate:

  • Julie Morrison (D) District 29
  • Terry Link (D) District 30
  • Melinda Bush (D) District 31

Illinois House:

  • Elaine Nekritz (D) District 57
  • Scott Drury (D) District 58
  • Carol Sente (D) District 59
  • Rita Mayfield (D), District 60

Lake County Board:

  • Pat Carey (D) for Lake County Board District 6
  • Steve Carlson (R) for Lake County Board District 7
  • Steve Mandel (D), District 11
  • Sandy Hart (D) for Lake County Board District 13
  • Carol Calabresa (R) for Lake County Board District 15
  • Terry Wilke (D) for Lake County Board District 16
  • Craig Taylor (R) for Lake County Board District 19
  • Ann Maine (R) for Lake County Board District 21

Tight on time? Write a check to the Sierra Club Illinois Chapter PAC and mail it to 70 E. Lake St. Suite 1500 Chicago, IL 60601. Or use a credit card at .

Thanks to everyone that helped make our September 30 fundraiser a success!

Candidate Debates

Sunday, October 14,
1:30 to 5:00 p.m.
Lake Forest High School,
1285 N. McKinley Rd.,
Lake Forest, 60045


  • US:
    • 10th Congressional - Brad Schneider and Robert Dold
  • State:
    • 29th State Senate - Julie Morrison and Arie Friedman;
    • 58th State Rep. - Scott Drury and Mark Shaw
  • Lake County Board:
    • District 11 - Steve Mandel and Laura Lambrecht;
    • District 13 - Sandra Hart and David Barkhausen;
    • District 21 - Ann Maine and Arlene Hickory;
    • District 12 - Mike Rummel

Put on your best Sierra Club T-shirt and show your support for our candidates!

Co-sponsored by LWV-Lake Forest/Lake Bluff, LWV-Highland Park/Highwood, and LWV-Deerfield, Union League Club of Chicago, and online news

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