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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

 


In Case You Missed It

Arrested by Democratic Sheriff John Idleburg’s Office and Prosecuted by Democratic State’s Attorney Eric Rinehart’s Office, Lake Forest Man Sentenced to 39 Years for Sexual Assault

 


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).

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Local Democrats To Hold Fall Internship Program That Will Make A Difference

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 Tenth Congressional District Democrats (Tenth Dems) is now accepting applications for its Fall 2021 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, featuring battle-tested member of the US House of Representatives Brad Schneider. Now is a unique time to complete a political internship as we transition from the 2020 elections and prepare for supporting and electing Democrats in 2022.

Tenth Dems interns have staffed issue forums and virtual 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 2020 election cycle, including helping in legislative races, at the county board level, with countywide candidates, and in turning out the vote for Democrats running for the US House of Representatives and the White House. Interns may choose to complete general internships or specialize in areas such as media, technology, volunteer management, and political outreach.


(Note: photo taken before March 2020)

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, Founding Chair of Tenth Dems. “Many of our interns have gone on to law school or other graduate programs, paid political positions with local campaigns, or jobs in Springfield, in Washington or with national not-for-profit organizations.”

Acceptance into the program is selective, competitive, and contingent upon a virtual interview. Residence in the 10th District isn’t required. Applicants must have an interest in electing Democrats and generally devote a minimum of 8 hours per week to the internship during the fall (16 hours during the summer).

Fall internships will be conducted remotely, although in-person opportunities (for those comfortable with them) will be available. 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 info@tenthdems.org. You can also follow us on Twitter (@tenthdems) and Facebook (facebook.com/TenthDems).

Lake Dems Are Front Page News

News & Notes

August 25, 2021

Lake Dems had a strong contingent in Springfield for the Illinois Democratic County Chairs’ Association Brunch and Governor’s Day at the Illinois State Fair. We volunteered, cheered, and ended up on the front page of the Chicago Tribune. What a memorable experience! And it’s not just fun–we’re really fired up to keep working to elect Democrats up and down the ballot in 2022.

 


Upcoming Events 

 

Wednesday, 8/25: Deputy Voter Registrar Training in Waukegan. Training is free and held through the County Clerk’s office. Class starts at 3pm.

 

Thursday, 8/26: Sen. Adriane Johnson Summer Reception5:30 to 7:30pm, North Shore Distillery, 13990 Rockland Road, Green Oaks.

 

Thursday, 8/26: Lake Dems and Tenth Dems Expungement and Sealing Criminal Records Lunchtime Discussion Training (Free CLE for Lawyers; Nonlawyers welcome). 12:15 to 1:15pm, online via Zoom.

 

Thursday, 8/26: Brad Schneider’s “Congress on Your Corner” in Round Lake. Address provided upon RSVP, 6-7pm. Also streamed on Facebook.

 

Thursday, 8/26: Personal PAC Highland Park House Party. Outdoor event.  Address provided upon RSVP, 6-8pm.

 

Thursday, 8/26: Warren Township Democrats’ August Meeting. 7pm online via Zoom.

 

Saturday, 8/28:  “Bike the Tenth” with Congressman Brad SchneiderDes Plaines River Trail. Ride is 15.1 miles long. 9am to 10:15-10:30am.

 

Saturday, 8/28: Coalition to Reduce Recidivism Expungement and Sealing Summit (free attorneys available/more volunteer attorneys wanted). 10am to 3pm, Legacy Reentry Foundation offices, 420 W. Clayton St., Waukegan.

 

Sunday, 8/29: Schneider for Congress August Coffee Club11:15am. Libertyville address provided upon RSVP.

 

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.

 

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