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“Let’s Talk Politics” Returns In Person

It was so much fun to have “Let’s Talk Politics” back in person again. Thanks to everyone – over 40 people! – who joined Lake Dems and Tenth Dems for “Let’s Talk Politics” at our Democratic office in Waukegan.

We heard from so many Democratic friends, including folks joining for the first time. Special thanks to our amazing interns, who not only helped with setup and cleanup, but also weighed in with their thoughts during the conversation.

We have such a strong, growing Democratic team in Lake County. Let’s keep going!

 

News & Notes: Plenty to Celebrate

July 7, 2021 | Issue 6
Upcoming Events
Saturday, 7/17: Congressman Sean Casten Town Hall. Doors open at 11 a.m., American Legion Post 80, 4000 Saratoga Ave., Downers Grove.

Thursday, 7/22: Senator Julie Morrison Annual Day at the Races. Arlington Park Suite opens at 2 p.m.

Thursday, 7/22: Lake County Deputy Voter Registrar Training. 3-4 p.m., Waukegan.

Sunday, 7/25: Party with Our Party with Highland Park-Area Democrats (and Friends). The Art Center, 1957 Sheridan Rd., Highland Park, 2-3:30 p.m.

Tuesday, 8/3: Fiscally Fit in 2021 with Holly Kim – You Can Bank On It (Banking Basics). Online event, noon.

Saturday, 8/7: Dan Didech and Holly Kim Re-election Campaign Party. O’Toole’s, 412 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Sunday, 8/15: Jonathan Carroll Event at Wrigley Field Green Day Concert. Gates open at 4:30 p.m., Skybox.

Are you planning an event? Email us at info@lakedems.org.

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Stepping Out to Celebrate 4th of July
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Democratic elected officials joined July 4th Weekend parades across Lake County. Marchers included Congressmen Brad Schneider (photo at right) and Sean Casten, State Senator Adriane Johnson, State Representatives Dan Didech and Bob Morgan, Lake County Sheriff John Idleburg (top photo), Lake County Treasurer Holly Kim, and Lake County Clerk Robin O’Connor. Also marching were State Central Committeewomen Lauren Beth Gash and Nancy Shepherdson, and State Central Committeemen Patrick Watson and Thomas Maillard.

There were celebrations in Antioch, Barrington, Glencoe, Lincolnshire, and Mundelein, among others. For more photos, check out our July 4th photos page.

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On Six-Month Anniversary Of Assault On US Capitol, Local Democrats Call On Lake County Republicans To Break Their Silence And Tell Voters If They Believe That Donald Trump Lost The 2020 Election Or If They Agree With Trump’s Big Lie

Lake County, IL — The Lake County Democrats (Lake Dems) and the Tenth Congressional District Democrats (Tenth Dems) are calling on Republican elected officials, candidates, and party officials to tell the public if they agree that Donald Trump lost the 2020 election. They refused to do so after the assault on the US Capitol on January 6th, as well as two months ago when Republican Congresswoman Liz Cheney was removed from her Republican Party leadership position after stating several times that Trump had lost.

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“Six months after the attack on the US Capitol by Trump supporters violently interfering with our democracy, Republicans in Washington and across the country shockingly continue to dangerously promote Donald Trump’s Big Lie and rewrite history about what happened on January 6th, so voters deserve to know whether Lake County Republicans holding office, running for office, or leading the local Republican Party can acknowledge the truth that Donald Trump lost a free and fair election to Joe Biden,” said Lake County Democrats Chair Lauren Beth Gash.

Local Democrats Call On Lake County Republicans To Tell Voters If They Support Right-Wing Extremist Marjorie Taylor Greene Raising Campaign Money For Republican Colleague In Illinois

Lake County, IL — The Lake County Democrats (Lake Dems) and the Tenth Congressional District Democrats (Tenth Dems) are calling on Republican elected officials, candidates, and party officials to tell the public if they support right-wing extremist Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) coming to Illinois to raise campaign contributions for another radical right-wing Republican, Congresswoman Mary Miller (R-IL).
 
“Republican Marjorie Taylor Greene coming to Illinois to speak at a fundraiser for right-wing Illinois Congresswoman Mary Miller (who praised Hitler earlier this year) certainly does not reflect Democratic or Illinois values, and it’s up to local Republicans to let voters know whether Taylor Greene and Miller reflect their party’s values. Their silence speaks volumes to Lake County voters,” said Lake County Democrats Chair Lauren Beth Gash. 
 
Gash continued: “Local Republicans have still refused to even tell the public whether they agree that Donald Trump lost the 2020 election, so it’s no surprise they’ve remained silent as Republican Marjorie Taylor Greene has been announced as a special guest fundraiser for Illinois Republican Congresswoman Mary Miller. Nevertheless, voters deserve to know whether Lake County Republicans holding office, running for office, or leading the local Republican Party think someone who compares the wearing of masks during a deadly global pandemic to the Holocaust and who pushes dangerous conspiracy theories should be welcomed into Illinois to support Republicans.”

Tenth Dems at Waukegan’s Pride Drive

Tenth Dems and Lake Dems had so much fun at Waukegan’s Pride Drive! It was great seeing so much support for the LGBTQ+ community. Check out some pictures from the festivities.