Upcoming Events

-REGISTRATION/DOOR HANGER/CANVASSING WALKS, all of September details to follow

                -Precinct Committeepersons meeting 9/11, 6:00, at HQ

                -9/23, Student Registration event, Morton Park 3:30-6, details to follow

                -9/15  Latin Heritage Month Dance, registration table, Newman Center

                -9/30  DNC precinct committeeperson training, Effingham, Details to follow

                -10/3 EIU Latin Heritage Month TACO TRUCK co-sponsor,  11-5

Fracking on the New Madrid Seismic Zone a No Go

If you haven’t heard, a company is trying to obtain a fracking permit in White County. That’s extremely close to the New Madrid fault line. If you don’t know about the history of the New Madrid Seismic Zone, it’s 150 miles long and has been home to four of the largest earthquakes in the history of North America.
If that doesn’t concern you, you better research the history. The 1811-1812 earthquake cluster is historic. One of these earthquakes sent the Mississippi River upstream.


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We cannot afford to set this fault line off by human activity.

Public comments against this permit are only allowed through June 27th. This is more important than any Russian investigation.

This is about safety, security, the economy, lives, and our children’s futures.
Check out this news report from The Southern. This is serious.
“The application has been assigned a review number of HVHHF-000001. The well to be known as Woodrow No. 1H-310408-193 is proposed to be permitted for the production of gas, located just north of Enfield in White County, Illinois.”
If you wish to submit a comment, you must do so by 5:00 PM, June 27th.
“Citizens wishing to enter a comment should mail correspondence to the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, Attention: Oil and Gas Regulatory Staff, 1 Natural Resources Way, Springfield, IL 62702, or email them at DNR.HFPublicComments@illinois.gov.”  You must use the review number above in your email or in any correspondence.
You may not agree with climate change science, global warming, or much else. We all know earthquakes happen. Most of our small communities are not prepared for a medium intensity earthquake, let alone one that is over 8 on the Richter Scale.
Here are the addresses and links again.

Hearing Officer Oil and Gas Regulatory Staff Illinois Department of Natural Resources Office of Legal Counsel, Attention: HF Hearing Officer Daniel Schuering, 1 Natural Resources Way Springfield, IL 62702
or email DNR.HFHearingRequest@illinois.gov.

Department of Natural Resources, Attention: Oil and Gas Regulatory Staff, 1 Natural Resources Way, Springfield, IL 62702
or email DNR.HFHearingRequest@illinois.gov.

Woolsey Operating Co. LLC, HVHHF Registration Number HVHHF-00003, 125 N. Market St., Suite 1000, Wichita, KS 67202
or e-mail: woolsey@woolsyco.com

We Want You

The political landscape in Coles County has been in flux for quite some time. We need your help to build a vibrant and effective Democratic Party here in Coles County.

We often think of politics as being something that happens mostly during election campaigns, but it’s important to maintain an energetic party organization during the off years too.

It’s also crucial to create a community of passionate, committed individuals who can prepare to serve in leadership positions, whether within the party structure, as Democratic candidates for public office, or as office holders.

The Coles County Democratic Central Committee is always recruiting for Precinct Committee members in unrepresented precincts throughout the county and looking for strong candidates for Coles County Board and the other local elected offices.

We need precinct leaders.

If you have ever considered serving your Democratic Party as a Precinct Committee member, now is a great time to get involved. If you have questions or want to know more about what members do, please get in touch by email to ColesDems@gmail.com or contact one of our officers or current committee members and we’ll be happy to give you more information.

We need strong candidates.

If you have ever considered running for public office, if you have ideas that you believe will help make Coles County government work better for our citizens, then please get in touch and let’s chat about it.

Let’s build together.

If you’re not interested in serving as a committee member or an office holder, we would still like to connect with you, to learn about your concerns, to share ideas and to build a strong local community of those who hold with the Democratic principles of honest leadership, open government, economic progress and accountability to the people.

Here’s how you can get involved.

  • Contact us directly for more information.
  • Watch this site for news, events and other opportunities to participate.
  • Come to one of the meetings of the Coles County Democrat Boosters Club that are held on the 2nd Monday of every month. The date, time and location of those meetings is always posted on the front page of this website.
  • We will also be holding other events in the coming months that will offer an opportunity to get together with like-minded people for fun, fellowship and frank discussion of current events and policies. Watch this site for announcements.

It’s YOUR party.

Unlike some political organizations that select their leaders in hushed conversations in the backroom shadows, we are committed to truly being a party of the people in the best tradition of the Democratic Party – conducting business openly in the light of day.

Our success depends on you – on your involvement.

Contact us now and let’s start building a stronger and more effective Democratic Party in Coles County today.