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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!

 

Lake Dems and Tenth Dems Host “Let’s Talk Politics” During ArtWauk in Waukegan

On Saturday, July 17th, at 5:30 PM, join Lake Dems and Tenth Dems for “Let’s Talk Politics” in Waukegan during a monthly ArtWauk. We’ll have a conversation about politics and current events at our Democratic Headquarters, located at 118 N. Genesee St., in Waukegan. This is our first in-person “Let’s Talk Politics” since before the pandemic began – there’s a lot to talk about! Free admission. Open to Democrats.

Want to discuss what’s been going on in politics and what might come next? Click here to RSVP for “Let’s Talk Politics” in Waukegan on Saturday, July 17th.

“Let’s Talk Politics” is a moderated discussion that allows opportunities for Democrats in and around Lake County and the 10th District to talk about important issues of the day with each other and guests who often include elected officials, candidates, political analysts, and authors.

Interested in more fun before and/or after “Let’s Talk Politics” with us? Check out ArtWauk! ArtWauk is the monthly art event in Waukegan that celebrates the city’s growing art community. It takes place in the evening of every third Saturday of the month. Neighboring shops and vendors in the downtown lakefront area surrounding the historic Genesee Theatre stay open, creating a festive atmosphere. We’ll have a great spot for it – the office is one-half block south of the Genesee Theatre. ArtWauk will be from 5 PM to 9 PM, beginning before and ending after our “Let’s Talk Politics” conversation.

To RSVP for “Let’s Talk Politics” in Waukegan, click here.

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.

News & Notes: Launching Toward 2022

June 30, 2021 | Issue 5
Upcoming Events
Fourth of July weekend: Watch your email for parades and festivals we’re participating in. Come walk with us!

TODAY: Virtual Cooking Lesson with Comptroller Susana Mendoza. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Friday, 7/2: Fiscally Fit in 2021 with Holly Kim – Fiscal Health: Credit Report and Scores. Virtual, 2 p.m.

Tuesday, 7/6: Rep. Jonathan Carroll’s Cubs Game on the Roof. Rooftop opens at 6 p.m.

Thursday, 7/22: Senator Julie Morrison 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.

Check out more events here.

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Lake Dems Launch

Membership Drive

We’ve made huge advances in electing Democrats in recent years, and we can’t lose our momentum. Nearly every office, including Congress and the County Board, will be on the ballot in 2022.

To meet the challenge, Lake County Democrats have launched a membership drive.

“We still have a lot of work to do at every level supporting Democrats who have been elected and, yes, electing even more,” Lake County Democrats Chair Lauren Beth Gash wrote in a letter kicking off our 2021 drive.

We’re adding events, boosting voter services, strengthening our data management, and more to put Lake County Dems in a strong position for 2022. Our precinct committeeperson numbers are also at an all-time high to meet the challenge.

Contributions of any amount are welcome. Membership levels start at $35 per person or $60 for a couple. You may pay online or send a check (payable to Lake County Democrats) to P.O. Box 671, Lake Zurich, IL 60047.

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News & Notes is a weekly newsletter produced by the Lake County Democrats. Email us at info@lakedems.org with your suggestions or comments. Please submit events here.