News & Notes: Giving Thanks This Year


November 24, 2021


In this issue: Prepping for election season, Build Back Better passage, giving thanks, upcoming events, and more.

Local Democrats Prepared for Petition Season

Thanks to election lawyer Ed Mullen for a superb presentation as Lake Dems and Tenth Dems hosted “How-to for 2022: The Petition Process.” Over 75 people joined us on Zoom.

There were tons of candidates, elected officials, precinct committeepersons, activists, and attorneys for this important conversation as we work to get Democrats on the ballot — and elect them — in such a critical election.

It was a great discussion. There will be more coming up, including one about campaign finances, so keep an eye on your email and social media for more information. We have so much energy now — let’s keep it up, Democrats!

Democrats in Congress Get Build Back Better Over Key Hurdle 

Happy Thanksgiving from Your Lake County Democrats!

Happy Thanksgiving! We’re fortunate to be represented by so many terrific Democrats who stand up for our values each day. And we’re especially thankful for our amazing volunteers and supporters who work hard to elect Democrats and make the world a better place. Thank you!

Upcoming Events

Thursday, 12/2: Libertyville Township Democrats December Meeting. The regular monthly meeting of the Libertyville Township Dems. Food and soft drinks provided; cash bar 7-8:30pm at Pizzeria DeVille’s, 404 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville.

Saturday, 12/4: Grant Township Democrats Presents The Changing Climate of Climate Policy. 10-11:30am on Zoom. Attendees will learn what science tells us about climate change, what can be done about it, which policies are being considered, and how to get involved.

Saturday, 12/4: Democratic Open House During Waukegan Main Street Tree Lighting Ceremony. Open House 4-7pm at Democratic Headquarters Office, 118 N. Genesee St., Waukegan. Tree Lighting at 5:30pm, Kris Kringle Artist Market from 3-7pm Saturday and Sunday. Volunteers are needed to welcome and chat with folks stopping in the office.

Sunday, 12/5: Warren Township Democrats Holiday Party and Fall Fundraiser. 2-4pm, Tacos El Norte, 401 N. Riverside Dr. #27, Gurnee. Warren Township Democrats hold their Annual Holiday Party, this year combining it with a fundraising event so they can better help candidates in 2022.

Monday, 12/6: Women for Bob Morgan Reception with Lt. Governor Juliana Stratton. A cocktail reception supporting State Representative Bob Morgan, with special guest Lieutenant Governor Juliana Stratton. 6-8pm, Westin Chicago North Shore, 601 N. Milwaukee Ave., Wheeling.

Thursday, 12/9: Holiday Reception for North Suburban Women Senators Melinda Bush, Laura Fine, Ann Gillespie, Adriane Johnson, Julie Morrison, and Laura Murphy. On Tour Brewing, 1725 W. Hubbard St., Chicago, 5:30-7:30pm.

Thursday, 12/9: Chelsea Laliberte Barnes Campaign Kick-off Fundraiser. 6-8:30pm, Durty Nellie’s Gastropub, 180 North Smith St., Palatine.

Wednesday, 12/15: Deputy Voter Registrar Training in Libertyville. Participants must be at least 18 years of age and registered to vote in Lake County. The event is open only to Lake County residents who are interested in helping to register new voters. 3-4pm, Public Works Department, 650 W. Winchester Road, Libertyville.

Are you planning an event? Let us know at To see the full list of events, click here.

How Do I Join Lake County Democrats?

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