Paula Masilotti, Jo Ann Pelikan, and Mike Johnson (pictured) have been supporting DuPage Democrats by manning a booth at Addison’s Rock ‘N Wheels events. Paula has been volunteering her time in the ATDO booth since 2016. Mike and Jo Ann have also been manning the booth for several years. Paula said that when they first started all that they had was a beat-up ATDO parade sign and a table with no tablecloth. Paula stated that often people were surprised and happy to know there were other democrats in DuPage county. Since then they have created a booth that stands out, with table literature and a colorful banner. Often Candidates stop by to introduce themselves to voters. Democrats are now very visible in DuPage! Like-minded people stop by the ATDO booth to sign up for our newsletter, or to ask about volunteer opportunities.
Jo Ann said that she has been active in presenting ATDO at Rock N’Wheels for 3-4 years now. She finds it to be a great experience to share with people here in Addison Township to realize that they are not the lone Democrats here. Most pleasing to her is that she has seen their reception by others improve over the years. People are now friendlier and more helpful. She has also experienced more interest in ATDO than ever this year, especially with young people, women, and people of color. She has found this most encouraging for our future.
ATDO Thanks Paula, Jo Ann, and Mike for their time.