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Local Democrats Continue to Call On Lake County Republicans To Break Their Silence On Assault of U.S. Capitol 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 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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“Over 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.

 

Lake Dems “State of the State”

Lake County Democrats have been hard at work organizing for 2022 and bringing vital information to local Democrats.

Wednesday evening, June 2, almost 120 people Zoomed in to Lake Dems’s State of the State event to hear from all nine Lake County Democratic legislators.

Legislators who spoke were Senators Melinda Bush, Adriane Johnson, and Julie Morrison and Representatives Jonathan Carroll, Dan Didech, Joyce Mason, Rita Mayfield, Bob Morgan, and Sam Yingling.

Each legislator talked about some of the specific accomplishments in the session.

Also joining us was Congresswoman Robin Kelly, the new chair of the Democratic Party of Illinois, who dicussed t the changes she’s bringing to the Party going into the 2022 election.

Click here to read Robin Kelly’s summary of the significant legislation Democrats passed in the recently concluded legislative session.

Standing up to Antisemitism

Sadly, the Republican Party continues to be controlled by Donald Trump, someone who pretended not to know who KKK leader David Duke was, who was supported by White Nationalists, and who tried to downplay the racism in Charlottesville, which included chants of “Jews will not replace us!”

The rising tide of antisemitism is dangerous and unacceptable. Enough is enough – regardless of who spews it. As our 10th District Congressman Brad Schneider said on MSNBC this morning, “Antisemitism is hate, and hate is hate. We need to confront it and challenge it everywhere we see it.”

Congressman Schneider has done that before, including just yesterday. He drafted a resolution to censure right-wing Republican Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene following her antisemitic comments. She actually compared wearing a mask during a pandemic to the Holocaust. And she did it again, doubling down on that offensive, ridiculous analogy.

In a statement, Schneider said, “Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene continues to debase not only the memory of 6 million Jews murdered by the Nazis, but all those who fought and died defending Democracy against Hitler and his evil. …There should be no room for such unapologetic hate and antisemitism in our politics or our government.”

Thank you to Congressman Schneider for standing up for 10th District values in Washington, and to all of us in and around the 10th District who refuse to turn a blind eye to increasing antisemitism. Hate has no home here.