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Speaking with the Speaker: A Reproductive Rights Panel Discussion with Illinois House Speaker Chris Welch, on April 19th

Even with Donald Trump and Mike Pence gone, reproductive rights are still at stake. In Illinois, there’s movement to repeal the Parental Notice of Abortion Act (PNA), which often adds another burden to a woman exercising her rights at an already difficult time. Join Tenth Dems and Lake Dems on Monday, April 19th, for an important conversation about what’s coming next at “Speaking with the Speaker: A Reproductive Rights Panel Discussion with Illinois House Speaker Chris Welch.”  Free Admission. Open to Democrats. 1.0 hour free CLE credit available for attorneys. Click here to sign up now.

What: A panel discussion with Emanuel “Chris” Welch, Speaker of the Illinois House of Representatives, about defending and advancing women’s reproductive rights in Illinois, including the effort to repeal the Parental Notice of Abortion Act. The panel also will include Melissa Widen, an attorney with the ACLU Bypass Project who’s also served as Chair of the Board of Personal PAC, and Dr. Allison Cowett, Co-Director of Family Planning Associates.

When: Monday, April 19, 2021 at 6:00pm

Where: Online (Zoom). RSVP required. To sign up, click here. Zoom link will be sent on the day of the event.

Hope to see you there!

Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky’s 20th Annual Ultimate Women’s Virtual Power Lunch with Keynote Speaker Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer – Join Tenth Dems and Lake Dems on May 21st

Join Tenth Dems and Lake Dems at Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky’s 20th Annual Ultimate Women’s Virtual Power Lunch. This event is always incredible. Lauren Beth Gash (Lake County Democrats Chair, Tenth Dems Founding Chair) was one of two co-chairs of the last Power Lunch we celebrated in person, which featured the one and only Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi. It was so much fun! This year will be no different, even if the setting is.

The Keynote Speaker will be Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer. Despite a barrage of attacks from radical militia groups, the Michigan Legislature, and former President Trump, she continues to govern with a steely resolve and dedication to delivering for the people of Michigan. We can’t wait to hear from her.

The Virtual Power Lunch is Friday, May 21. Zoom link will be sent closer to the event. Click here to join us and be sure to put Lauren Beth Gash or Tenth Dems or Lake Dems in the “Invited By” box on the signup form.

Hope to see you there!

Tenth Dems Thanks You For Participating In Local Election

If you voted in the April 6 election, thank you for valuing your civil rights and performing your civic duty.

If you ran for local office …
If you helped candidates who share our Democratic values …
If you joined our Election Protection Team to ensure that everyone entitled to vote was allowed to vote …
If you served as an election judge …

THANK YOU!

Enthusiastic Dems Talked Politics on March 8

Thanks to everyone who joined Tenth Dems and Lake Dems for another great conversation as part of our Let’s Talk Politics series. We had several candidates, elected officials, active volunteers, and newly-engaged folks from all over Lake County and the 10th District take part in an incredibly lively, thoughtful discussion. Even after the big wins in 2020, we Democrats have a lot of energy in our area! Let’s keep it going!

Let’s Talk Politics is a moderated discussion and allows opportunities for Democrats in and around the 10th District to talk about important issues of the day with each other and guests that often include elected officials, candidates, political analysts, and authors.

Voting Starts Soon for April 6 Local Elections

Local elections are coming up soon, on Tuesday, April 6! Cable news pundits may be talking about the 2022 midterms, and even the 2024 presidential election, but first we’ve got some important voting to do in our local communities.

The upcoming Consolidated Election includes a variety of offices on the ballot like Township officials, City and Village officials, and board members for Park Districts, Library Districts, and School Districts. Your vote is important because these offices, though not often mentioned on cable news programs, can really affect people’s lives.

Here’s what you need to know right now about the April 6, 2021 Consolidated Election:

•  If you are a US citizen, are 18 or older or will turn 18 by April 6th, you’re eligible to vote. If you haven’t registered yet, you can register now at ova.elections.il.gov.  The last day to register online for this election will be March 21, 2021.

•  You can vote by mail, or you can vote in person during Early Voting or on Election Day.

• Countywide in-person voting for the April 6 Consolidated Election starts on Monday, March 22, 2021. If you still haven’t registered, or need to change your registration, you can register at the same time you vote – but be sure to bring two forms of identification, at least one showing your current address.

•  Registered voters can request a mail-in ballot for April 6th by going to their County Clerk’s website. County Clerks begin mailing ballots on March 12 to voters who requested them. Note that there will be no drop boxes for this election. Mail-in ballots will have to be returned either by mail or by delivering them in person to your County Clerk’s office, so request your ballot as soon as you can.

In Lake County, go to LakeVoterPower.info to request a mail-in ballot, find a sample ballot showing all the candidates you can vote for, or locate the Early Voting Site closest to your home and your assigned Election Day polling place.

 In Suburban Cook County, go to cookcountyclerkil.gov/agency/vote-mail to request a mail-in ballot. To find out who’s on your ballot, go to tenthdems.org/yourCookVoterInfo.

Questions? Email us at info@tenthdems.org.

And make sure to vote! Please remind your friends and family, too.