We’re not going anywhere…

The Democratic Women of McDonough County was founded in January of 2019 as a charter organization of the Illinois Democratic Women, focusing on increasing the participation of women and girls in civic engagement, politics, and public policy-making at the local, state, and federal level.

We believe that women’s energy is a powerful force for positive change in the world, and to that end, we use activism, advocacy, education, networking, training, and service to our community to improve awareness of and access to services and support for those in need. 

Leadership Team

Our leadership team’s identities have been removed from this page for safety reasons. Leaders have found themselves subjected to ongoing cyberstalking, DOXXING, harassment, intimidation, threats, retaliation, identity theft, hate crimes, libel, slander, stalking, relational trauma, forced separation from our families, neighborhoods, and community. Thus is due to the near-daily relentless targeting by Macomb resident, Krista Wing, using her Facebook “Sock Puppet” page, “Sarah Ellen Jonas.”

View local cyberstalking site run by Krista Wing: http://www.facebook.com/sej4kwing

Macomb resident Krista Wing displays signs of obsession with trying to destroy DWMC founder and President Heather McMeekan, this org and it’s members, family, guests, and friends. She is doing this by encouraging people online to take action to harm us – action Ms. Wing herself doesn’t take, such as writing letters to the Editor, filing false police reports, making false calls to 911. Ms. Wing encourages youth to engage in behavior which threatens their futures without regard for their safety. 

Despite many requests for State’s Attorney Matthew Kwacala to DO HIS JOB and issue orders of protection for Ms. McMeekan and others, he REFUSES TO PROTECT ANY OF US. We hope someone will run against this good ol’ republican State’s Attorney. Our county deserves ethical, responsive leadership in the State’s Attorney’s Office.

These types of tactics are called “stochastic terrorism,” defined as “the public demonization of a person or group resulting in the incitement of a violent act, which is statistically probable but whose specifics cannot be predicted.”

Facebook refuses to act on the fake profile’s acts of domestic political stochastic terrorism against us. #FixTheFeed

The lone-wolf attacks in El Paso, Charlottesville, Orlando, and many more are examples of stochastic terrorism.

Affiliations

Organized under the guiding principle of “allyship first,” the Democratic Women of McDonough County is an official charter of the Illinois Democratic Women and affiliated with the National Federation of Democratic Women. 

History

Led by founder and current President Heather McMeekan, the org became official in late January of 2019 with 23 initial members.

Now over 200 members strong, with multiple active committees, several hybrid task-forces, with the collective wisdom of over 25 advisors/allies/experts from around the state, and 8 active social media teams, the org has written public policy and changed structural deficits in state law, challenged public servants failing our communities, taken civil and human rights cases to international awareness, partnered with powerful statewide and national coalitions for advancing human, civil, and constitutional rights, informed voters of the service record of good and bad faith public servants…and we’re just getting started!!!

Proud Liberal Intersectional Feminist Democrats

We believe in embracing our strengths, rightful space, voice, passion, intelligence, and drive for progressive, intersectional transformation of our communities to address the many challenges before us.

We hope to help our county grow into becoming one in which all people of good will and a desire for community belonging truly feel and are welcomed, valued, respected, protected, and treated with equal dignity and respect in all spaces by all of our community members.

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