News & Notes: Pro-Choice Crowd Rallies in Buffalo Grove

May 4, 2022

In this Issue: Pro-Choice Crowd Rallies in Buffalo Grove ● Volunteer Spotlight ● In Case You Missed It ● Upcoming Events


Pro-Choice Crowd Rallies in Buffalo Grove

Lake County residents turned out Tuesday night to show their support for reproductive rights following a bombshell leak about U.S. Supreme Court deliberations.

About 100 pro-choice supporters gathered in Buffalo Grove on Tuesday in response to the news that the U.S. Supreme Court is on the brink of overturning Roe v. Wade.

Speaker after speaker at the Vernon Township Community Services Center in Buffalo Grove pledged to do everything possible to fight efforts to limit reproductive choice. Federal, state, and local representatives as well as leaders of pro-choice organizations addressed the crowd.

Lake County Democratic Chair Lauren Beth Gash emailed this message ahead of the rally: “The same organizing energy we’ve used to defeat anti-abortion legislators and install pro-choice champions over the last decade-plus will be employed to ensure that we elect an Illinois Supreme Court that will protect choice. And pro-choice Democrats up and down the ballot. We will do everything we can to block any effort by the radical fringe in this state from sending us back to the days before Roe. Our rights are on the line, and we will not back down for a single moment.”


Volunteer Spotlight

Lake Dems is grateful for our many active volunteers, including the following:

Joe Bongiovanni started as a volunteer several years ago, and quickly became part of the Democratic leadership team, pitching in on numerous projects and events. He became a Precinct Committeeperson and then, as Grant Township Democratic Chair, Joe has reinvigorated the organization and helped draw in new precinct committeepersons. As a crucial member of our outstanding tech team, Joe helped lead a major update of the Lake Dems website last summer.


In Case You Missed It

Biden Calls Walter Mondale ‘Among the Greatest of All Americans’ At Memorial Service

President Joe Biden gathered with other dignitaries in Minneapolis to remember former Vice President Walter Mondale at a memorial service that his family delayed for a year due to the pandemic.


Upcoming Events

​Events below are taken from the complete list of Upcoming Events at Click here to submit your event.


Deputy Voter Registrar Training in Libertyville. 3pm. Participants must be at least 18 and registered to vote in Lake County. The event is open only to Lake County residents interested in helping to register new voters. Training takes about an hour. More.

North Suburban Legal Aid Clinic 7th Anniversary Celebration. 6:30pm, Northbrook. Includes cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, a raffle, and music. More.


A Safe Place Holds EmpoweRun 5K Walk or Run. 8am-5pm, Libertyville. Proceeds help victims of domestic violence and human trafficking. More.

Warren Township Democrats Adopt-A-Highway Cleanup. 8am-5pm, Libertyville. Proceeds help victims of domestic violence and human trafficking. More.

Campaign Kickoff and Fundraiser for Akrom Hossain, Candidate for Lake County Board District 18. 11:30am-1pm, Arlington Heights. More.

Personal PAC Seats at “Moulin Rouge!” Musical. 8pm, Chicago. Purchase supports efforts to protect and advance reproductive rights. More.


Meet & Greet to Support Fifth Congressional District Committeewoman Nancy Shepherdson’s Reelection. 5:30-6:30pm, online. Special Guest: Congresswoman Robin Kelly, Chair of the Democratic Party of Illinois. More.

Antioch and Grant Township Democrats May Meeting. 7-8:30pm, online. Speakers will be Brian Hayden, candidate for Lake County Board District 1, and Sheriff John Idleburg, candidate for reelection. More.


Libertyville Township Democrats May Meeting with John Idleburg. 7-8pm, Libertyville. Attendees will discuss the upcoming primary and hear from Lake County Sheriff John Idleburg. More.


How Do I Join Lake County Democrats?

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