Author Archives: Karen Smith

Nearly 6500 Masks Donated in Mask Making Challenge

Three local candidates for elected office joined forces to inspire community members to assemble nearly 6500 masks for local effort. … Read More

Faith Practice During Covid-19

On May 17th, candidate Martha Paschke joined local leaders from the Jewish, Christian, and Muslim communities to discuss how their faith practice has adapted during the COVID-19 pandemic. From making and delivering the evening iftars to break the Ramadan fast, … Read More

Martha Paschke hosts eLearning during Covid-19 discussion

Candidate Martha Paschke was joined by elementary, middle, and high school teachers to discuss e-learning during the COVID-19 pandemic, how we can use the summer to have our kids ready for next year, and what future e-learning might look like. … Read More

Martha Paschke hosts conversation about mental health considerations during COVID-19

Martha Paschke, democratic candidate for Illinois House District 65, hosted an event on May 3, 2020 with noted mental health expert Dr. Sharmistha Bose about mental health considerations during the COVID-19 pandemic. They discussed techniques and strategies for coping with … Read More

Martha Paschke Hosts Earth Day Conversation

This Earth Day, April 22nd, candidate Martha Paschke hosted a Facebook Live discussion with environmentalist and Batavia Alderwoman Abby Beck. The two discussed Earthday.org’s framework of “11 Actions for the Planet During a Pandemic,” as well as sharing local resources … Read More

Covid-19 Resource Guide

In April, 2020, candidate Martha Paschke created a Covid-19 resource guide for the local community to collect a wide variety of resources about the Covid-19 Pandemic in one location. From small businesses to parents and educators, this resource guide provides … Read More

Martha Paschke wins Democratic Primary for IL House District 65

Martha Paschke won the primary for Illinois House District 65 on March 17, 2020.

Martha Paschke and Lauren Underwood host joint canvass event

On Sunday, March 8, 2020, Martha Paschke and Lauren Underwood held a joint campaign canvassing event. Martha Paschke, democratic candidate for Illinois House District 65, and Lauren Underwood, US House of Representatives IL 14, gathered local volunteers together at Lauren … Read More

Game Night Fundraiser for Martha Paschke for IL House District 65

Martha Paschke, democratic candidate for Illinois House District 65, held a family game night fundraiser to celebrate her birthday on March 6, 2020. The event featured family-friendly games and activities.