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MLK Day of Service: What you can do

Because Democrats live our values, we’re thrilled to join the nationwide Martin Luther King Day of Service as part of the Biden-Harris Inaugural Celebration. Tenth Dems and Lake Dems, along with some township Democratic organizations and a labor union, are working to assist local food pantries and homeless shelters throughout Lake County and the 10th Congressional District (including suburban Cook County) by collecting donations of much-needed food, paper goods, and other items. You can help too!

Here’s what you do:

Click on one of these links to the mobilize website, the official Biden-Harris website for the Days of Service events, to find a food pantry or homeless shelter with drop-off locations convenient to you. You will also see a list of the items needed most by that organization.

Antioch and Grant Townships: Open Arms Mission in Antioch (drop off in Spring Grove and Fox Lake)

Ela Township: Saint Vincent de Paul Food Pantry in Lake Zurich

Libertyville Township: Libertyville Township Food Pantry

Moraine Township: Laborers’ Union (LIUNA) Local 152: PADS Lake County (drop off in Highland Park/Highwood)

Waukegan Township: Community Action Partnership in Lake County (drop off in Waukegan)

Wheeling Township: Wheeling Township Food Pantry (drop off in Arlington Heights)

Be sure to sign up at the mobilize website so we know you’re participating and we can have an idea of how many donations to expect for that organization.

Looking for another way to lend a hand? If you’re interested in helping with no-contact delivery of donated items from our drop-off point to the local organization, let us know by replying to this email.

With so much turmoil and pain experienced under the current White House, this time of year – the holiday celebrating Dr. King and the transition to a new president – is more meaningful than ever. We really hope you can join us in making things a little better for those in need right now, and start the Biden-Harris term with some much-needed compassion and empathy.

Joe Biden’s Inauguration Night Event with Tenth Dems, Lake Dems, and Sixth Dems featuring Congressmen Brad Schneider and Sean Casten!

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris officially get sworn in as President and Vice President at noon (11 AM Central) on Wednesday, January 20th. Join Lake Dems, Tenth Dems, and Sixth Dems – and Congressmen Brad Schneider and Sean Casten – from 6:00 to 7:00 PM to mark the occasion. The landslide victory was real but the gathering at night will be virtual this year. The event is free and open to Democrats.

Click here to RSVP for a virtual Inauguration Evening Event on January 20th with local Democrats and two US Congressmen.

We plan to get important updates from Congressmen Schneider and Casten about what is happening in Washington. Brad and Sean were in the Capitol when it was attacked by a violent mob incited by Donald Trump. Brad recently tested positive for COVID-19 after spending hours in a secure but confined area with Republican colleagues who refused to wear masks during the attack. Their firsthand perspectives about this and more is something we’re eager to hear.

Hope to see you there!

Your Calls and Postcards Helped Flip the Senate!

(Updated. Previously posted November 25, 2020)

Thanks to all who worked so hard to flip the Senate from red to blue. In support of Democrats Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff, our volunteers wrote and mailed about 40,000 postcards to Georgia voters and made countless phone calls during our twice-weekly phone banks. This is what grassroots activism looks like!

Sign up for your 2021 Tenth Dems membership

Can you help our all-volunteer grassroots group? Sign up for your 2021 Tenth Dems membership or just chip in to help us elect and support Democratic candidates who share our values —> Every bit helps!


Phone Bank to Georgia; Flip the Senate

Want to flip the Senate from red to blue? There are two Senate races in Georgia that will determine whether Democrats gain control or Mitch McConnell and the Republicans stay in charge. Through the Illinois Democratic Phone Bank to Georgia (along with Lake Dems and the Democratic Party of Illinois) and a postcard project we completed sending 22,500+ postcards, working with the Senate candidates’ campaigns. Tenth Dems is making sure Georgia voters are being reached at this critical moment. Click here to sign up to help with calls.

Wednesdays, 5-7 PM
Saturdays, 3-5 PM
There will be a short Zoom meeting at the beginning with instructions to walk you through, so don’t be worried if you’re not a pro at phone calls yet.

To help with the phone bank click here to sign up.