News & Notes: Democrats Lead on Reproductive Rights


November 3, 2021

In this issue: Reproductive rights protected, upcoming events, and more.

Illinois Democrats Lead the Way on Reproductive Rights 

Illinois Democrats are leading the way in protecting reproductive rights as right-wing Republicans try to turn back the clock. Elections matter.

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Upcoming Events

Wednesday, 11/3: Anthony Vega for Lake County Clerk Campaign Kickoff Fundraiser. Proof of vaccination will be checked at the door. 28 Mile Distillery, 454 Sheridan Rd. in Highwood, 6-8pm.

Wednesday, 11/3: Campaign Kickoff Reception for Illinois Supreme Court Candidate Rene Cruz. Rene Cruz is a candidate for the Illinois Supreme Court, 2nd District. Gil Law Group Building, 605 N. Broadway Ave., Aurora, 6-8pm.

Wednesday, 11/3: Virtual Event in Support of Congressman Schneider. Steve Sheffey and Dana Gordon host Rep. Brad Schneider and special guest David Makovsky, noted Middle East/Israel analyst, for an interesting discussion on Zoom. 6:30-7:15pm.

Saturday, 11/6: Cuba Dems Road Clean-up in Lake Barrington. Volunteers are needed to pick up garbage on a section of the highway in Lake Barrington, 9-10am.

Sunday, 11/7: Countdown Rally & Canvass
. U.S. Rep. Brad Schneider, State Rep. Bob Morgan, and State Sen. Julie Morrison invite YOU to knock on doors in your neighborhood to let your neighbors know how Democrats have been fighting for their communities and gauge what’s on voters’ minds going into the next election. The group will meet at Il Forno for pizza and remarks, then go out and canvass. Noon-4pm, Il Forno Pizza, 750 Osterman Ave., Deerfield.

Sunday, 11/7: Green Corridor Coalition’s Open Space Celebration. Community-led fall festival to celebrate our region’s open space, legendary natural areas, and lush forest preserves. Heron Creek Forest Preserve – Shelter B. 22890 N. Old McHenry Road in Lake Zurich. Noon-4pm.

Sunday, 11/7: Join Joyce Mason for Chicago Blackhawks Hockey. Enjoy the Blackhawks-Nashville Predators game in a suite. United Center, 901 W. Madison St., Chicago. 6pm, doors open at 5pm. Tickets limited.

Friday, 11/12: Veterans Day Reception with Congressman Brad Schneider. Congressman Schneider will share ways his office and local veteran organizations can be of assistance to veterans, and update attendees on legislation affecting veterans. Grab-and-go breakfast will be served at the end of the program. College of Lake County, 19351 W. Washington St., Grayslake, 9-10am. RSVP required.

Saturday, 11/13: Holly Kim’s Annual Korean BBQ. An all-you-can-eat Korean BBQ with Lake County Treasurer Holly Kim. BBQ Garden, Noon-2pm, 9020 W. Golf Rd., Niles.

Sunday, 11/14: Canvass Day for Chelsea Laliberte. Canvassing in Ela and Vernon Townships for Chelsea Laliberte, candidate for District 51 State Representative. Canvassers will receive a free lunch and training as part of Lake County Canvass Day. Noon-4pm, Ela Area Public Library, 275 Mohawk Trail, Lake Zurich.

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