Let’s Talk Politics Event Energizes Lake County Democrats

On March 18, a Saturday afternoon filled with sun and snow, Tenth Dems hosted Let’s Talk Politics at the Fox Lake District Library, in partnership with Lake Dems and Grant Township Democrats.

Democrats from the area and across the county brought new perspectives and ideas about the issues facing their communities, our state, and our nation to this well-attended event. The wide-ranging discussion branched from ways to engage more Democrats and new voters, to how we can maintain our Democracy for the next generation.

The conversation included establishing a committee focused on veterans and organizing events specifically designed to engage young people. A Labor event is already being planned for the near future and many people signed up to help plan events and organize volunteers.

There was also discussion of practical ways to increase voter turn out. To that end, in the fall Lake Dems will be repeating our Connection Canvassing initiative that made such a difference in 2022. (We did it in the summer and fall of 2021.) And in the summer and fall of 2023, months before the 2024 election gets underway, Lake Dems volunteers will knock doors to listen to what’s on voters’ minds. We will be letting voters know that Democrats care about them, even when there’s not an election coming up, and without reference to any particular candidates.

The lively dialogue energized many of those attending to volunteer to organize and lead some of these projects. If you are interested in planning or hosting a TDU event please reply to this email. There are so many ways to get involved with Lake Dems. Click here to volunteer and let us know what areas you are interested in.

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