Women For Sullivan High Tea
You are invited! All are welcome to join us for tea, scones and other yummy tidbits. Homemade scones by the candidate herself will be served. Please bring at least one other woman or young lady with you. $20 suggested donation.
We will be making an announcement at the tea which you won’t want to miss.
Sullivan Super Bowl Tailgate Party!
Come on out to next Sullivan fundraiser is this Sunday February 1 at 3PM — we’ll be tailgating and watching the Super Bowl right at our own office – and you are invited!
We will be tailgating at 3PM with beer and refreshments and watching the game at 5. Join us and meet Maureen and Team Sullivan and enjoy the Super Bowl at 3440 S. Morgan! Suggested donation: $25.
Sullivan Fundraiser At Benton House’s Ramova Room, November 12
(Above: The Ramova Room at Benton House)
Join us Wednesday, November 12th for the latest fundraiser for Maureen Sullivan for 11th Ward Alderman. This time the festivities kick off at the Ramova Room in Benton House’s north building at 3034 S. Gratten (aka Ma Benton Lane). As with all our campaign fundraisers, expect refreshments, fine beverages and great company.
This time, we gather in the Ramova Room, one of Maureen’s favorite personal projects from her past ten years of service to the community. Here’s some background on Maureen’s involvement in building the room.
About The Ramova Room And How Maureen Preserved It
In October 2012, when the famous, Dinos-family-owned 83-year-old neighborhood diner Ramova Grill closed, Executive Director Ward Miller of Preservation Chicago called Maureen Sullivan. He had tried to save the furniture from the diner by placing it with a Greek history museum downtown, but the plan had fallen through.
“Even though I was pretty busy with [releasing] our Bridgeport history book, I dropped everything when Ward called me for help,” said Sullivan. “I knew how fond the people were of the Ramova Grill, so I wanted to make sure the seats and interior would be kept in the neighborhood. The grill opened in 1929, the same time as the theater, and our community has loved it for generations.”
Added to the furnishings were tables from another shuttered South Halsted dining classic: Healthy Foods.
Sullivan had an idea. She contacted Benton House and spearheaded the preservation project by supervising, photographing and publicizing the removal and restoration of the Grill’s interior to its new home: the Pearse Hall gymnasium and activities building of Benton House on Gratten St. Today it’s used as a community center and for Benton House’s many seniors meetings, as well as playing host to its food pantry.
Come on down November 12 for a close look at the preserved history and have a chat with the lady who made it happen: the next Alderman of the 11th Ward, Maureen Sullivan.
Photo Credit: We Farm America
Another Fundraiser Smash Success Sunday Night
Last night at Moxee Kitchen on Maxwell St: the second in a series of fundraisers for Maureen Sullivan for 11th Ward Alderman.
How’d it go?
Even better than last time, and last time was great.
Over delicious BBQ and craft beer from Mad Mouse Brewery, the in-house purveyor of suds at Moxee, dozens of supporters again came out to contribute to the campaign, get caught up on what’s happening and continue to plot, plan and prepare for the Maureen’s election as the next Alderman of the 11th Ward.
Supporters of this campaign know the dollar costs are high. There’s too much money in politics and funds just don’t raise themselves.
Progressives who support Maureen and want an 11th Ward that actually serves the voters: donate what you can online today and help her win on February 24th!
Always watch our site for the latest events and announcements. The next fundraiser will be at the venerable community center Benton House in November. Details to follow.
Maureen Sullivan Fundraiser: Moxee Kitchen Sunday Oct 19th
University Village’s finest barbecue and brewery plus the next Alderman of the 11th Ward Maureen Sullivan. What’s not to love? Come on by for the Maureen Sullivan For 11th Ward Alderman Fundraiser at Moxee Kitchen at 724 W. Maxwell St. on Sunday night October 19th from 6 to 8:30. $25 suggested at the door. Free appetizers and tastings of their excellent menu along with a cash bar.
Sullivan Fundraiser A Big Hit
Dozens of Sullivan supporters came out last night at our fundraiser, and we can’t thank them enough. The party kicked off at 6 with cocktails by the inimitable Ian Tuggle of the storied Gold Star tavern, and a musical program of wall-to-wall surf rock courtesy of a shadowy lurking figure known only as DJ Harrumph. A terrific time was had by all.
“It was a great time. We had a big turnout and we needed it because running for office is expensive. Outreach and research costs really add up,” said candidate Maureen Sullivan. “We’re working every day to get the message out and it’s so incredible and welcome to see our supporters line up to help out a progressive campaign.”
The North Side-South Side event served sandwiches from Bridgeport’s Soluri Italian Deli and supporters from all over the city came out to show their love for the Sullivan campaign.
The fundraiser was the first in a series. The next bash has been scheduled for Sunday October 19th at Moxee Kitchen at 724 W. Maxwell. The ongoing fundraiser schedule will be published at our website.
Maureen Sullivan Fundraiser: October 7th At Gold Star
Don’t miss the Maureen Sullivan For Alderman fundraiser at Gold Star Bar at 1755 W. Division on October 7th. $25 at the door gets you one free drink and free appetizers. Come and hang out with Maureen and rub elbows at Ukrainian Village’s most venerable establishment. Special appearance by DJ Harrumph spinning only the finest instrumental surf rock.
(Photo credit: chibarproject.com)