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Biden-Harris Inauguration Night with Tenth Dems, Lake Dems, and Sixth Dems Features Conversation with Three Democratic Members of Congress

January 20, 2021 was a date so many people had circled on their calendars. What a day it was! Joe Biden was sworn in as President. Moments earlier, Kamala Harris made history as the first woman sworn in as Vice President. Thank you to all who joined Tenth Dems, Lake Dems, and Sixth Dems to mark the occasion on Zoom later that evening. In addition, we were thrilled to hear from three Democratic members of Congress representing our area — Congressman Brad Schneider, Congresswoman Lauren Underwood, and Congressman Sean Casten. The crowd of over 180 people was able to get an update from the legislators, which was especially significant in the wake of the pro-Trump, violent assault on the US Capitol only two weeks earlier.

Brad, Lauren, and Sean were optimistic about President Biden’s ability to lead the country through such a perilous time and they all looked forward to working with the executive branch to bring about meaningful change for the people in our area and beyond. They also encouraged the audience to stay involved, to not let up just because Democrats did well in 2020. Not only is 2022 right around the corner, but grassroots activism at home will help the Democratic representatives in Washington between campaign seasons.

Since we work to elect and support Democrats at all levels, we couldn’t agree more! Thank you to our Congresspeople for the fascinating discussion – and to all who made it happen on such an important day for the country.

 

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

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 Congresspersons Schneider, Casten and Underwood about what is happening in Washington. Brad Sean and Lauren 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!

Thanks to All who made our MLK Day of Service Events So Successful!

Because Democrats live our values, we were 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, assisted 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.

Volunteers, including a labor union, created drop-off points across Lake County and the 10th Congressional district at locations as far south as Arlington Heights and as far north as Fox Lake. More than 150 of you brought to those locations what amounted to literally tons of non-perishable food and other much-needed paper goods and personal items. And still other volunteers drove those items to food pantries in Antioch, Lake Zurich, Libertyville, Wheeling, and Waukegan and to PADS, Waukegan, which operates homeless shelters throughout Lake County.

With so much turmoil and pain experienced over the last year, it was inspiring that so many stepped up to make a difference to our neighbors in need. And what a fitting way to honor Dr. King’s legacy and anticipate the start of the Biden-Harris term with compassion, empathy, and service.

 

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 —> tenthdems.org/contribute. Every bit helps!