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Lake County Republicans Break Their Silence

Lake County, IL – The Lake County Democrats (Lake Dems) and the Tenth Congressional District Democrats (Tenth Dems) released the following statement:

On September 18, 2021, the very same day as the ‘Justice for J6’ rally to push for the release of pro-Trump rioters from the January 6th attack on the US Capitol, the Lake County Republicans hosted a right-wing ‘voter integrity’ training led by far-right conspiracy theorists. The Lake County Republicans promoted the event with a flyer that told followers to ‘Stop Voter Fraud!’ and asked, ‘Do you believe that in 2020 Joe Biden received almost 500k more votes than Hillary?’ 

This is what Lake County Republicans posted:

(Lake County Republicans promoted a conspiracy theory-based event on its calendar and warmly hosted it in its office.)

‘The Lake County Republicans have broken their silence to promote Donald Trump’s lie about the supposed invalidity of the 2020 election. It’s absurd statements like the one local Republicans told its followers that led to Trump supporters assaulting the US Capitol on January 6th,’ said Lauren Beth Gash, Chair of the Lake County Democrats. ‘It’s clear the local Republican Party is just too extreme for the people of Lake County. And if the Lake County Republicans know the details about how Donald Trump magically won the 2020 election, they shouldn’t keep it to themselves – they should come out and tell everyone, including the voters. If not, they should stop spreading lies that undermine our very democracy.”

The Illinois Conservative Union’s Carol Davis, the extremist who led the so-called ‘training’ at Republican headquarters in Grayslake, has pushed the right-wing lie that Trump supporters were not responsible for the January 6th attack. The Lake County Republicans’ speaker also has praised far-right Congresswoman Mary Miller, who was admonished for speaking positively about Adolf Hitler, and Davis said she wants ‘435 more [members of Congress] like Marjorie Taylor Greene,’ the notorious QAnon-supporting Republican Congresswoman.

This public stance was a shift for the local GOP. After being called on by Lake Dems and Tenth Dems in the wake of the January 6th assault on the US Capitol to tell the public if they agreed that Donald Trump lost the 2020 election, the Lake County Republican Party remained silent.

Later, the Lake County Republicans refused to tell voters if Trump lost the 2020 election after Republican Congresswoman Liz Cheney was removed from her Republican Party leadership position after stating several times that Trump had lost. And the Lake County Party stayed silent after being asked again after the 6-month anniversary of the January 6th attack.” 

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News & Notes for September 22, 2021 — Saturday: Conversation with Top Obama Strategist

News & Notes for September 22, 2021 Upcoming Events and More


Lake Dems presents: Connecting with Voters — A Conversation with Jon Carson, Top Obama Strategist

Join Lake County Democrats and Jon Carson, above left, at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 25, for a conversation (on Zoom) about connecting with voters. Carson served as National Field Director for Barack Obama’s presidential campaign and was Deputy Assistant to the President for Public Engagement. Click here to RSVP. RSVP required. (Link will be sent on the day of the event.) Free. Open to Democrats.

Having good conversations with voters door to door, or on the phone, is at the heart of our Lake County Democrats Fall Connection Canvassing project. Can Democrats win in 2022 if we know the voters and they know us? Yes, we can!


Illinois Democrats Lead, Deliver Historic Clean Energy Law

Thank you, Governor Pritzker, and all the Democratic state legislators representing Lake County, for delivering a new energy law that helps the people of Illinois and shows the rest of the country how to move forward in this crucial area. Our Lake County legislators who helped pass this historic measure were: State Senators Julie Morrison, Adriane Johnson, and Melinda Bush, as well as State Representatives Jonathan Carroll, Bob Morgan, Dan Didech, Rita Mayfield, Joyce Mason, and Sam Yingling.


Events

Wednesday, 9/22: Highwood Outdoor Reception for Representative Bob MorganOutdoor cocktail reception in support of State Representative Bob Morgan, featuring special guests Attorney General Kwame Raoul and House Speaker Emanuel “Chris” Welch. 28 Mile Distilling Company, 454 Sheridan Rd., Highwood. 5-7pm.

Thursday, 9/23: Warren Township Democrats September Virtual MeetingOnline via Zoom, 7pm. Lake County State’s Attorney Eric Rinehart is the guest speaker.

Saturday, 9/25: Connecting with Voters: A Lake Dems Conversation with Jon Carson, a Top Obama Strategist10am on Zoom.

Saturday, 9/25: Lake County Democratic Women (LCDW) Life is Art 2021 Fundraising Gala. Tempel Farms, 17000 W. Wadsworth Rd., Old Mill Creek, 5pm.

Monday, 9/27: Senator Julie Morrison Campaign Kickoff ReceptionItalian Kitchen, 648 Deerfield Rd., Deerfield. 5:30-7:30pm.

Thursday, 9/30: Deputy Voter Registrar Training in DeerfieldDeerfield Public Library, 920 Waukegan Rd., Deerfield. 6pm. Sign-ups taken up to 24 hours before the class starts.

Saturday, 10/2: Rally and March for Reproductive Rights. Mike Rylko Park, 1000 Buffalo Grove Rd., Buffalo Grove, 11am. Park at BG Spray N Play, 951 McHenry Road, Buffalo Grove.

Wednesday, 10/6: Sheriff John Idleburg’s Fall Fundraiser: Evening at Kroll’s FarmFamily-friendly fundraiser, 6-8pm, Kroll’s Fall Harvest Farm, 13236 W. Townline Rd., Waukegan.

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


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How Do I Join Lake County Democrats?

Lake County Democrats is made up of people like you, people who are passionate about building better communities and a better world. We’re a grassroots political organization, working with Democrats in all parts of Lake County – from Antioch to Highland Park, Libertyville to Waukegan, Barrington to Zion. Become a member online now or send a check to the Lake County Democratic Central Committee, P.O. Box 671, Lake Zurich, IL 60047. Questions? Contact info@lakedems.org.

 

Paid for by the Lake County Democratic Central Committee (LakeDems.org). A copy of our report is (or will be) on file with the Illinois State Board of Elections (elections.il.gov).

Lake County Democrats
P.O. Box 671
Lake Zurich, IL 60047
United States

A New Page

 

Like” Our New Facebook Page

We’ve worked hard to elect more Democrats in our area — but we can’t let up. Please “like” the Lake County Democrats’ NEW Facebook page so we can stand up to right-wing extremism and keep moving forward in 2022 and beyond.

 

Like the new Lake Dems Facebook page and invite your Democratic friends to like it too!

 

Many of us have been in a Facebook group. This new page is the public page. We want to show everyone — Democrats looking for their county party, independents in our area leaning toward us because of the values we stand for, and even those right-wing Republicans trying to take the country backward — what Lake Dems is all about.

 

Help us showcase the united, strong, organized party we have as we head into the critical 2022 elections. “Like” our NEW Facebook page, and let’s keep working hard!

 

Events

 

Friday, 9/17: Virtual Career Expo with Brad Schneider and Rita Mayfield.

Expo features employers throughout the area. 9:30-11:30am online.

 

Saturday, 9/18: Avon Township and Lake County Health Department Sponsor Touch-a-Truck. Includes free Covid-19 vaccinations.10am-2pm. Avon Township Center, 433 E. Washington St., Round Lake Park.

 

Saturday, 9/18: Lake County Democrats’ Open House at ArtWauk in WaukeganLake County Democratic Headquarters, 118 N. Genesee St., Waukegan, 5-8pm. Volunteers needed.

 

Sunday, 9/19: Comfort Songs Fundraiser for Carissa Casbon. Independence Grove-North Pavilion, 16400 Buckley Road, Libertyville. 2-4pm. Music by Carissa and opera superstar Stacey Tappan.

 

Monday, 9/20: Lake County State’s Attorney Eric Rinehart’s National Hispanic Month Town Hall (English and Spanish). Waukegan High School Brookside, 2325 Brookside Ave., Waukegan. 7-8:30pm.

 

Tuesday, 9/21: Carroll Cup Golf Fundraiser. A golf outing supporting the re-election of State Representative Jonathan Carroll. Heritage Oaks Golf Course, 3535 Dundee Rd., Northbrook. Breakfast at 8:30am, shotgun start at 9am.

 

Wednesday, 9/22: Highwood Outdoor Reception for Representative Bob MorganOutdoor cocktail reception in support of State Representative Bob Morgan, featuring special guests Attorney General Kwame Raoul and House Speaker Emanuel “Chris” Welch. 28 Mile Distilling Company, 454 Sheridan Rd., Highwood. 5-7pm.

 

Saturday, 9/25: Lake County Democratic Women (LCDW) Life is Art 2021 Fundraising GalaOpening remarks expected from Governor JB Pritzker and First Lady MK Pritzker. Tempel Farms, 17000 W. Wadsworth Rd., Old Mill Creek, 5pm.

 

Monday, 9/27: Senator Julie Morrison Campaign Kickoff ReceptionItalian Kitchen, 648 Deerfield Road, Deerfield. 5:30-7:30pm.

 

Thursday, 9/30: Deputy Voter Registrar Training in DeerfieldDeerfield Public Library, 920 Waukegan Rd., Deerfield. 6pm. Sign-ups taken up to 24 hours before the class starts.

 

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

First African American Museum in Lake County Opens

News & Notes

September 9, 2021

Waukegan Welcomes African American Museum


By Lauren Beth Gash

Chair, Lake County Democrats

 

It was an honor to attend the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the African American Museum at  England Manor on Saturday, September 4.

 

I’ve watched this project blossom from several items, to a table at a Juneteenth celebration, to a display with Waukegan Park District to, now, a full-fledged museum.

 

This growth reflects hard work and an increase in interest as more and more people realize how important it is to acknowledge the experiences and contributions of African Americans as part of American history.

 

Having the African American Museum here in Lake County will help keep moving us in the right direction. Congratulations to Sylvia England for her dedicated efforts, and to all who worked so hard to bring this major project to fruition.

 

House Speaker Welch Joins Representative Yingling’s Campaign Kickoff 

 

Illinois House Speaker Chris Welch was a special guest as State Representative Sam Yingling kicked off his re-election campaign with a Summer Soiree on September 2.

 


Upcoming Events 

 

 

TODAY, 9/9: West Deerfield Township Democrats’ Virtual Secretary of State Candidates Forum. 7:30-8:30pm. Register for Zoom link.

 

Sunday, 9/12: Walk with Democrats in the Waukegan Fiestas Patrias Parade. Walk in the parade with the Lake County Democrats, Congressman Brad Schneider, Sheriff John Idleburg, and more Democratic elected officials. Gather at 11am, step off at noon.

 

Monday, 9/13: Carroll Cup Golf Fundraiser. Golf outing supporting the re-election of State Representative Jonathan Carroll. Breakfast at 8:30am, shotgun start, 9am. Heritage Oaks Golf Course, 3535 Dundee Road, Northbrook.

 

Tuesday, 9/14: Brad Schneider Hosts Military Service Academy Night. Virtual information session for students and parents interested in the application process for military service academies. 6-7:30pm.

 

Friday, 9/17: Virtual Career Expo with Brad Schneider and Rita Mayfield.

Expo features employers throughout the area. 9:30-11:30am online.

 

Saturday, 9/18: Avon Township and Lake County Health Department Sponsor Touch-a-Truck10am-2pm. Avon Township Center, 433 E. Washington St., Round Lake Park.

 

Saturday, 9/18: Lake County Democrats’ Open House at ArtWauk in WaukeganLake County Democratic Headquarters, 118 N. Genesee St., Waukegan, 5-8pm. Volunteers needed.

 

Sunday, 9/19: Comfort Songs Fundraiser for Carissa Casbon. 2-4pm. Independence Grove-North Pavilion, 16400 Buckley Road, Libertyville. Music by Carissa and opera superstar Stacey Tappan.

 

Monday, 9/20: Lake County State’s Attorney Eric Rinehart’s National Hispanic Month Town Hall (English and Spanish). 7-8:30pm. Waukegan High School Brookside, 2325 Brookside Ave., Waukegan.

 

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

 

News & Notes for 9-1-2021: What we honor on Labor Day

September 1, 2021

What We Honor on Labor Day

Labor Day is more than just a chance to celebrate the end of summer with family and friends. Without the labor movement, there would be no weekends, no 8-hour days, few benefits, and no chance for a livable wage. Labor Day celebrates the history of organizing for justice and pushing to move the country forward.

As we observe this Labor Day, we should also recognize what Democrats are doing right now to support working Americans. Under Democratic leadership, the U.S. economy has created more than 4 million jobs and is growing at the fastest rate in nearly 40 years. And with the Build Back Better agenda, millions of American workers will be trained for high-quality jobs in growing sectors.

Thanks to the American Rescue Plan, middle-class families and workers with children are receiving a major tax cut. In addition, President Biden led an effort to negotiate broad support for a bipartisan infrastructure bill that will create millions of jobs, bringing a needed boost to communities across the country.

In other good news for working people, Biden appointees Gwynne Wilcox and David Prouty were confirmed by the Senate last month for seats on the National Labor Relations Board, paving the way for a Democratic majority that is likely to reverse a series of Trump-era, anti-labor decisions.

Democrats are building an economy that works from the middle out and are consistently standing up and fighting to empower workers to achieve good jobs, fair wages, and safe working conditions. That’s worth celebrating this Labor Day!

 


Upcoming Events

Thursday, 9/2: Rep. Sam Yingling Summer Soiree Election Kickoff with Speaker Chris Welch. 5:30-7:30pm, Independence Grove Forest Preserve, Audubon Hall, 16400 Buckley Road, Libertyville.

Thursday, 9/2: Libertyville Township Dems Monthly Meeting. 7-8:30pm, Libertyville Civic Center, 135 W. Church St., Libertyville.

Monday, 9/13: Carroll Cup Golf Fundraiser. Golf outing supporting the re-election of State Representative Jonathan Carroll. Breakfast at 8:30am, shotgun start, 9am. Heritage Oaks Golf Course, 3535 Dundee Road, Northbrook.

Tuesday, 9/14: Brad Schneider Hosts Military Service Academy Night. Virtual information session for students and parents interested in the application process for military service academies. 6-7:30pm.

Saturday, 9/18: Avon Township and Lake County Health Department Sponsor Touch-a-Truck10am to 2pm. Avon Township Center, 433 E. Washington St., Round Lake Park.

Sunday, 9/19: Comfort Songs Fundraiser for Carissa Casbon. 2-4pm. Independence Grove-North Pavilion, 16400 Buckley Road, Libertyville. Music by Carissa and opera superstar Stacey Tappan.

Monday, 9/20: Lake County State’s Attorney Eric Rinehart’s National Hispanic Month Town Hall. 7-8:30pm. Waukegan High School Brookside, 2325 Brookside Ave., Waukegan.

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

 


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Paid for by the Lake County Democratic Central Committee (LakeDems.org). A copy of our report is (or will be) on file with the Illinois State Board of Elections (elections.il.gov).

Lake County Democrats
P.O. Box 671
Lake Zurich, IL 60047
United States