Tenth Dems University Brings “Let’s Talk Politics” to Lindenhurst

Thanks to the folks who joined Lake Dems, Lake Villa Democrats (including Chair Edward Erwin), and Tenth Dems for “Let’s Talk Politics” in Lindenhurst at the Lake Villa District Library. We heard from a 7th grader, someone who lives in a retirement community, and many more in between. We also heard from Leslie Armstrong McLeod, candidate for Illinois State Representative (District 64). Not only did we have a lively discussion about the upcoming election, but we also talked about how each of us could do our part to help elect Democrats up and down the ballot. Very exciting time for Democrats in our area!


POSTPONED: Tenth Dems University Presents a Screening of RUN, a New Show About Women Running for Office

When: Thursday, March 19, 2020 at 6:30pm POSTPONED

Where: Northbrook Public Library, Pollack Room B, 1201 Cedar Lane, Northbrook

What: Tenth Dems University hosts a screening of the pilot episode of “RUN,” a nonpartisan political campaign transformation show to inspire and empower women running for office to win their campaigns. The screening will be joined by Executive Producer Genevieve Thiers and Bushra Amiwala, the youngest Muslim elected official in America. Discussion follows. Open to all Democrats. RSVP online.

More Than 100 Enthusiastic Volunteers Attend Voter Contact Training for Precinct Committeepeople and Grassroots Activists

It’s never been more vital to the future of our country to elect Democrats. That’s why Lake Dems, Tenth Dems, Sixth Dems, Vernon Dems, Libertyville Dems, and Fremont Dems hosted a training that focused on best practices in effective voter contact, door knocking, and persuasion. Lake County Dems Vice-Chairs Lauren Beth Gash (who is Tenth Dems Founding Chair) and Nancy Shepherdson led the presentation, which included a couple of improvisational door-knocking scenarios. Marcia Stanton, Lake County Volunteer Coordinator for Congresswoman Lauren Underwood’s campaign, recounted how important direct voter contact was to Lauren’s victory in 2018 over an incumbent Republican congressman.

Despite the unseasonably warm, sunny Sunday afternoon that offered countless activities, more than 100 people attended, including township chairs, precinct committeepeople, and first-time volunteers. Questions from beginners and tips from the presenters and other experienced canvassers helped make the session interactive and entertaining. Talking to voters face-to-face is the single most effective way to persuade voters to support our candidates. Success in 2020 will depend on all of us, and the more people we get talking to voters the best way, the more successful we will be.


Elect More Democrats – Effective Voter Contact Training

When:  Sunday, February 23, 2020 from 4:00 to 5:30pm

Where:  Vernon Hills Park District – Sullivan Center, 635 N. Aspen Dr. (Room C), Vernon Hills

What:  A workshop for Precinct Committeepeople and Grassroots Activists that will cover best practices in effective voter contact, door knocking and persuasion. It is sponsored by Lake Dems, Tenth Dems, Sixth Dems, Vernon Dems, Libertyville Dems, and Fremont Dems. Any Democrat interested in taking a more active role in 2020 is invited.
Click here to RSVP for Democratic grassroots training in Vernon Hills.

Let’s Talk Politics in Lindenhurst

When: Saturday, March 7, 2020 at 1:00pm. Doors open at 12:45pm.

Where: Lake Villa District Library, 40 N. Munn Rd., Lindenhurst

What: Join Tenth Dems, Lake Dems and the Lake Villa Democrats for another edition in our Tenth Dems University’s (TDU) Let’s Talk Politics series. Admission is free. Open to all Democrats. Join us for a breakdown and discussion of “Super Tuesday,” the upcoming Illinois primary, and more. To RSVP click here.

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.