Mary Anne Mohanraj

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Hence ActBlue

Good morning, folks! ActBlue wasn’t set up for our school board race the last time I checked, but they are now, and I’ve finished my set-up, so if you’d like to donate to my campaign, this is your chance. This is a non-partisan election, so I’m not running as a Democrat per se, but by …

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Endorsed by the Illinois Asian American Caucus

Delighted to receive an endorsement from the Illinois Asian American Caucus. As someone who has taught Asian American literature & history at the college level, I know how far we still have to go in providing a comprehensive and complete education on those subjects to our students and the community at large. If elected as …

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Yard Sign for My Campaign

Hello, local peeps who would like to support my campaign! I have a yard sign design, woohoo!, and will be ordering signs tomorrow, to distribute hopefully by the end of the week. If you’d like to host a sign in your yard, let me know now? It’ll help me know how many to order tomorrow! …

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Campaign Things I Have Finally Done Today:

– asked Jed to fix my campaign website address- wrote apologetic note to campaign volunteer saying super sorry for being super slow- told her yes I am committing to the postcard mailing costs- waffled and then sent her some potential text for postcards – sent her photo for postcards (All of the above took no …

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A Strange Campaign Season

DPOP candidate forum done — we definitely got some questions that were a little different from the Democrat party peeps, than we’ve been getting from the general populace. Nice to have new questions to answer, though in general, much of what campaigning is, really is answering the same question over and over and over again …

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DPOP Candidate Forum

In DPOP candidate forum right now on Zoom, listening to the questions for the Village President candidates (my turn will come). They were talking about economic recovery and the budget, and I suddenly wondered whether, in the same way the federal government passes economic stimulus packages, that ever happens at a local municipality level. For …

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A Campaign Bank Account

Hey, folks, I could use some legal / financial advice / help. I think I’m going to spend at least a little money on my campaign, which means I need a campaign bank account, and they’re requiring I have an EIN, I think? (And a form, that I have to find online and fill out…I …

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I Miss My Peeps

12:40 p.m. on a Tuesday night and I am finally trying to get the graphics for my yard signs sorted out, and did I mention that the election is in less than a month! Eep. Pandemic makes time seriously hazy. But I spent a little while looking through old files hunting for my library board …

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It’s International Women’s Day

I’m the only woman running for the D200 school board. 6 candidates, and 5 of them are men. Today, I invite you to think about what systemic barriers prevent women from running for office, and what that means in terms of women’s voices and influence in our government. School board is an unpaid position here. …

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Filling Out the Oak Leaves Newspaper

Oh, this is what I do at 11:30 p.m. on a Friday night, filling out another candidate questionnaire, this one from the Oak Leaves newspaper. Mostly the same questions as other questionnaires, although with a few differences: > Why are you running for election to the board? I’m finishing up a four-year term on the …

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