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Illinois Gov Pritzker donates $2.5mil to Dem Party of Wisconsin

https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/11/1/21545212/the-inside-story-on-gov-pritzker-othertop-illinois-political-donors-joe-biden-bundlers-whos-who

The inside story on the top Illinois political donors: the who’s who of Biden’s fundraisers

With a donation of $2,525,000, Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker is one of the top contributors to the Democratic Party of Wisconsin.

Dan Pritzker donated proceeds from Jerry Garcia's guitar to Southern Poverty Law Center

Jerry Garcia’s guitar fetches $1.9M
May 31, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on auction of Jerry Garcia’s guitar (all times local):


A guitar that Jerry Garcia played everywhere from San Francisco’s Winterland Ballroom to Egypt’s Great Pyramids fetched over $1.9 million at an auction in New York.

The Grateful Dead frontman’s guitar — named Wolf — was purchased at a charity auction in Brooklyn Wednesday night. The proceeds are earmarked for the Montgomery, Alabama-based Southern Poverty Law Center.

The guitar was owned by devoted Deadhead Daniel Pritzker. The philanthropist, musician and film director bought it in 2002 at Guernsey’s for $790,000.
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https://apnews.com/article/5d8fdd6828b4402ebc8cb07021e7a1df

JB Pritzker signs measure limiting cost of insulin.

https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-insulin-cap-bill-signing-20200124-i4ryr72utra37j4mipmbqr2aiu-story.html

Saying ‘diabetes doesn’t discriminate,’ Gov. J.B. Pritzker signs measure limiting out-of-pocket cost of insulin to $100 for 30-day supply

JB Pritzker ends Illinois cash bail system that disproportionately hurt poor

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/23/us/illinois-cash-bail-pritzker.html

Illinois Becomes First State to Eliminate Cash Bail
Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed a law that he said would end a system that disproportionately hurts the poor and favors wealthier defendants.

Another lifelong Republican leaves GOP

https://twitter.com/JudgeBobOrr/status/1362134485295394824

First time seeing this 1971 Solitary Man LIVE. WOW.

&t=0s

Senate Republicans siding with Trump are hopelessly evil. They applaud wrong

as they oppose everything right and good.

They do not deserve benefit of the doubt.

Their evil needs to be pointed out every day.

They do not love this country or its people.

This isn’t just a political difference. They are psychopaths.

Rolling Stone 1991 Songwriter of the Year, Mark Eitzel

The price of your soul is worth less than the cab fare
That gets you home before the living end.
The dead part of you leaves me with a blessing
From a destruction of your beauty, your self-hatred, your self-pity...

Axios: How Charlotte's favorite millennial politician dad decided senate run

https://www.charlotteagenda.com/246196/exclusive-how-charlottes-favorite-millennial-politician-dad-decided-to-run-for-senate/

......The day he sent that “I’m thinking about it” email, I asked Jackson if I could follow him through the decision-making process.

I wasn’t so much interested in the politics (we have two years to cover that) but the personal side of a family guy considering a big pivot in life.

It was clear early on that he had his mind set on running. But it needed to be a family decision. Before anything could happen, he said 2-year-old daughter Avery needed to complete potty-training.

In Charlotte, one of America’s top cities for millennials, Jackson’s become a sort of local icon of his generation — posting pictures of hanging ornaments with his daughter one day, then explainers on policy and laws the next.

He’s famous, though, because of how ordinary he seems. He’s approaching 40 — yeah, millennials are entering midlife — and he’s weighing what he’s done vs. he wants to do, responsibility vs. personal joy, and what his generation inherited vs. what they’ll leave behind.

They were teenagers and college students on September 11, 2001, and entered adulthood strung to ideals and a certainty about right and wrong.

That idealism faded some after the 2008 recession and politically volatile 2010s but still many, like Jackson, believe more in their ability to change the world than the world’s ability to change them.
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Rachel Maddow story on Jeff Jackson's snow day, legislature of one. 😁

https://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/watch/nc-state-sen-runs-solo-marathon-session-400705091832

This is when DU first heard of Jackson.

NC State Sen. runs solo marathon session

Rachel Maddow discusses how the entire North Carolina legislature took the day off due to weather – except one state Senator who braved the storm and showed up to work to find he had the capitol all to himself.
Feb. 17, 2015
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