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Moms Demand Action Welcome Back Meeting

When: Thursday September 5, 2019, 6:30 pm

Where: Claim Company, Hawthorn Mall, Vernon Hills

What: Moms Demand Action gun sense group to hold meeting to discuss legislative successes along with what needs to be done with a gun culture out of control.
RSVP online.

Progressing Toward An Internship That Matters

If you have progressive values and are looking for a fall internship that will make a difference, have we got a deal for you! The Illinois Tenth Congressional District Democrats (Tenth Dems) is now accepting applications for its Fall 2019 Internship Program. The internship is a substantive program designed for high school, college, and graduate students seeking an opportunity to become deeply engaged in the political process.

Tenth Dems is a grassroots political organization that helps mobilize voters and activists in one of the most widely watched Congressional districts in the country. This is the ideal time to complete a political internship as we prepare for the critically important 2020 elections. Tenth Dems interns have staffed issue forums and events for elected officials and candidates up and down the ballot, worked on campaigns, and conducted research. Tenth Dems interns were very active during the 2018 election cycle, including legislative races, at the county board level, with countywide candidates, and in helping to turn the US House of Representatives blue. Interns may choose to complete general internships or specialize in areas such as media, technology, volunteer management, and political outreach.

Internships are unpaid, educational positions; however, academic credit is often available.

“This is an opportunity to learn about a grassroots political organization and to develop important skills,” said former State Representative Lauren Beth Gash, Tenth Dems’ Founding Chair. “Many of our interns have gone on to law school or other graduate programs, as well as paid political positions with local campaigns, and jobs in Springfield, Washington, and with national not-for-profit organizations.”

Acceptance into the program is selective, competitive, and contingent upon an interview. Residency in the 10th District is not required but applicants must have an interest in electing Democrats, be able to travel to our offices, and devote a minimum of 8 hours per week to the internship during the fall. Applicants should submit a brief paragraph explaining why they would like to be part of the program, along with a resume summarizing their educational background and activities. Neither need be formal.

To apply or request more information, email us at You can also “like” us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter (@TenthDems).

Tenth Dems Helps Organize Expungement Summit In North Chicago

Thanks to everyone, especially all the volunteers (lawyers and non-lawyers alike), who made Saturday’s The Coalition to Reduce Recidivism Expungement Summit such a success. It was a lot of hard work but it was worth it.


Our 2020 Presidential endorsement

Do you want to defeat Donald Trump in 2020? If you’re like most Democrats, even if you have a preferred candidate in the primary, you really, really want to get rid of Trump. And you’ll be supporting the Democratic nominee.

What better way to let people know how you feel about 2020–while helping support grassroots Democrats–than by wearing our “Democrat for President” button!

You can click here to purchase online. They’re 1 button for $3…2 for $5…or 5 for $10.

Free pickup available. (Please add $5 in the “Additional contribution” box if you’d like your order shipped.) If you’d like to arrange for pickup, please email us at

Visit the Tenth Dems Online Store at, and buy one or buy several buttons.

And if you’re looking for a fun way to get more involved with energizing area Democrats, you can help sell these buttons. We can provide packets of 20 or so buttons for you to sell at local political events, meetings, etc. When you bring back the proceeds you’re really helping to fund grassroots Democratic organizing – and that’s how we’re going to win in 2020. Email or call 847-266-VOTE (8683) if you’re interested.

Tenth Dems Hosts Debate Watch Parties For First 2020 Presidential Primary Debate

Tenth Dems had so much fun in Deerfield and Bannockburn for two nights of Democratic presidential primary debates. Dozens of Tenth Dems friends socialized before the debates kicked off. People ate food and listened intently as the 20 Democratic candidates answered questions and made their pitches to voters. It was a wonderful time! One common reaction people had with was this: There are so many outstanding Democratic candidates to choose from. There’s also so much energy and urgency to do the work to make sure Donald Trump is defeated in 2020. We look forward to helping make that happen!