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Chip In And Help Us Elect Democrats At The Grassroots Level!

It’s pretty simple: We want to keep the momentum we saw in the Blue Wave of 2018 as we head into the crucial 2020 elections. That costs money–we have rent for offices throughout the 10th District, electric and phone bills, and much more. But we’re a local, all-volunteer, grassroots group that gets things done because of folks like you, so please chip in. Every bit counts.

Help elect and support Democrats at the grassroots level.

In a perfect world, Trump and the Republicans would be no match for our candidates but it’ll take a lot of work to earn the victories our country needs. Help us get the message out and support our Democratic candidates in 2020 by clicking here to make sure we can keep up with the right-wing billionaires and special interests.

Tenth Dems Open House at ArtWauk in Waukegan

When: Saturday, November 16, 2019 from 5:00 – 8:00pm

Where: Tenth Dems Waukegan Office, 118 N. Genesee St., Waukegan

What: Tenth Dems hosts an Open House at our office during Waukegan’s monthly ArtWauk art event. Visit us and learn how you can support our many exciting programs.

ArtWauk is the monthly event in Waukegan that celebrates the city’s growing art community. It takes place every third Saturday evening. 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— the office is one-half block south of the Genesee Theater.

Refreshments will be served.

We need volunteers to help set up at 4:30 PM and to help close at 8:00 PM. Volunteers are needed to staff our office, greet voters coming in, and to learn more about how to help elect Democrats in 2020. For more information or to volunteer, email

Democrats To Hold Presidential Debate Watch Party And “Let’s Talk Politics” Discussion

Vernon Hills, IL — Local Democrats are energized and engaged, ready to help elect a Democrat for President. Two events will take place around November’s presidential debate.

On Wednesday, November 20, the Tenth Congressional District Democrats (Tenth Dems) are hosting a debate watch party at The Claim Company of Vernon Hills, 506 Hawthorn Center #1510 (located in Hawthorn Mall), Vernon Hills, IL. Doors open at 7:00 PM for dinner (available for purchase); debate starts at 8:00 PM. Admission is free. Open to all Democrats. Register at

The next night, Thursday, November 21, in Mundelein, Tenth Dems and the Fremont Township Democrats are cosponsoring the latest installment of Tenth Dems University’s “Let’s Talk Politics” (“LTP”) to discuss the debate. It will take place at Park Street Craft Kitchen  and Bar, 14 East Park St., Mundelein, IL. Doors open at 6:30 PM for dinner (available for purchase); “LTP” event starts at 7:00 PM. Admission is free. Open to all Democrats. Register at

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

Tenth Dems is a grassroots political organization that works to elect Democrats to all levels in the 10th Congressional District.

Hope to see you there!

Notary Night, Legal Look-over, and Petition Collection

WHEN: Monday, November 18; 6:30 to 8:30 PM

WHERE: Lake County Federation of Teachers Hall, 248 Ambrogio Drive, Gurnee

WHAT: An opportunity for Democratic activists, candidates, and precinct committeepeople to bring in petitions to be notarized, checked, and/or turned in. Notaries public will be on hand, as well as lawyers who can check petitions. You also can turn in your notarized petitions that are ready for our candidates.

Don’t have petitions? That’s OK. Come see grassroots politics in action. Chat with like-minded Democrats. Hear a little bit about what it means to be a precinct committeeperson or a grassroots activist. This isn’t just talk and it’s not scary — it’s the nuts and bolts of electing more public officials who share our values. Of course, we want them on the ballot, and they need valid petitions for that. That’s what the night is all about.

Any Democrats interested in taking a more active role in the 2020 elections are invited. If you can bring snacks or drinks, please let us know.

Sponsored by Tenth Dems, Sixth Dems, Fourteenth Dems, and Lake County Democrats.

Hope to see you there!

Hon. Lauren Beth Gash
Vice-Chair, Lake Dems
Founding Chair, Tenth Dems
State Central Committeewoman, 10th District

Hon. Nancy Shepherdson
Vice-Chair, Lake Dems
State Central Committeewoman, 6th District

Hon. Kristina Zahorik
State Central Committeewoman, 14th District



Tenth Dems participates in ArtWauk in Waukegan

During October’s ArtWauk, also known as Zombie Wauk, witches and goblins and other scary-looking creatures paraded by the Tenth Dems Waukegan office on North Genesee Street, pausing to chat and to sign nominating petitions for our Democratic candidates. Signers and non-signers alike enjoyed cider and donut holes at our outdoor table, while those who ventured inside enjoyed meat and cheese trays and even more goodies. As advertised, all had a really fun night.