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Speaker Nancy Pelosi To Keynote Jan Schakowsky’s Annual Women’s Power Lunch On May 6th

Join Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky at her 18th Annual Ultimate Women’s Power Lunch with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi as Keynoter, on Monday, May 6th, in Chicago (Hilton Chicago International Ballroom, 720 South Michigan Ave.). Registration opens at 11:30 AM, luncheon and program are from 12:00 – 2:00 PM.

Lauren Beth Gash and Tina Tchen are the co-chairs of the event.

To sign up, register online (be sure to write TENTH DEMS in the table preference field – sit with us!) or call Sarah Gersten in Jan’s office at 847-424-1998 and let her know your table preference. Or contact Lauren Beth Gash at 847-702-6635 or

Voting Information For April 2nd Election

Consolidated Municipal Election Day is April 2nd and early voting is underway. Candidates on the ballot are running for school boards; for mayor and city council or village board or alderman; for park district commissioners and library board trustees; and for other municipal offices.

If you’re not yet registered to vote or need to change your registration, you can register right at your polling place, either during early voting or on Election Day. In order to register to vote, you must be a U.S. citizen and 18 years of age by Election Day, have lived at your address for at least 30 days, and be able to show two forms of identification—one of which must include your current street address. For a complete list of ways to register, and deadlines for each, go to

If you’re already registered and choose to vote by mail in the April 2nd election, you may apply for the ballot online, via email, or by mailing a form to your County Clerk’s office. Details and links to forms are available at (Lake County) and (Cook County).

If you plan to vote early, you can find hours and locations on your county’s website.

If you live in Lake County, for a complete list of Lake County Early Voting Sites and their hours of operation, go to  All are open at least from 9 AM to 5 PM on weekdays and from 9 AM to 2 PM on Saturdays, through Friday, March 29, 2019.

Lake County also has four sites with longer hours, Sunday hours, and early voting on March 30th and 31st and April 1st. These are also listed on the web as Early Voting Sites with Extended Hours, at


If you live in Cook County, for a complete list of Cook County Early Voting Sites and their hours of operation, go to  Days and hours vary but most sites are open 9 AM through 5 PM Monday through Saturday and 10 AM through 4 PM on Sundays. Early voting in Cook County is available through April 1, 2019, the day before Election Day.


NOTE: On Election Day, you must vote at your assigned polling place.

If you live in Lake County, go to and enter the requested information to find your polling place and your sample ballot.  Requested information includes name, house number, zip code, and date of birth.

If you live in Cook County, go to and enter the requested information to find your polling place and your sample ballot. Requested information includes full name and address.

Don’t overlook these municipal elections. The officials on the April ballot will make decisions that will affect your community. And some of these candidates may one day run for statewide or national office. Your vote is your voice. Vote!

Congrats, Governor Pritzker!

There were hundreds of folks from the 10th District in Springfield for the inauguration of our new leaders in Illinois. To answer a frequent question from a certain 2018 candidate…we’re ready! Congrats to Governor JB Pritzker!

Tenth Dems Organizing Day Of Service Community Expo To Bring Together Local Organizations And Community Members

Over 35 Not-For-Profit Groups To Have Opportunity To Discuss Their Organizations, Recruit Volunteers, And Work On Service Projects

Vernon Hills, IL — Ahead of their inauguration as Illinois’ next governor and lieutenant governor, JB Pritzker and Juliana Stratton have urged all of us in Illinois to give back to our communities. As a response to this call for a Day of Service, the Tenth Congressional District Democrats (Tenth Dems) is organizing a Day of Service Community Expo on Saturday, January 12th. It will be from 11 AM to 1 PM at the Sullivan Center, 635 N. Aspen Dr., Vernon Hills, IL 60061. Admission is free. The Community Expo will be a family-friendly event. Refreshments will be served.

The Community Expo will bring together local organizations and community members. At least 35 not-for-profits will have tables to showcase what they do, hand out flyers, recruit volunteers, and encourage attendees to take part in real-time service projects or sign up for future projects. This will be a great opportunity for community outreach and promoting volunteerism.

Tenth Dems believes politics should be about more than just elections–it’s about working together to improve our neighborhoods, state, country, and world. While Tenth Dems strives to do that year-round, the group will certainly put that into action on this Day of Service. January 12th has the potential to make a difference in the lives of thousands of neighbors. It will be a meaningful day at a critically important time for our state.

In addition to the centralized Community Expo, there will be many service projects going on in and around the 10th District on Saturday. These projects include:

 Lake Villa Democrats will be accepting donations on behalf of the Northern Illinois Food Bank and A Safe Place, from 2 PM to 4 PM at the Lake Villa District Library, 1001 East Grand Ave., Lake Villa. Northern Illinois Food Bank supplies food to local pantries throughout Northern Illinois for food-challenged families. People are asked to donate nonperishable foods (no glass containers). A list of requested items can be found at the bottom of this email. A Safe Place is Lake County’s sole provider of services exclusively focusing on domestic violence victims and their children. A Safe Place has a wish list too.

 Lake Forest Rotary Club has been collecting warm coats for kids who have nothing to wear (mostly in North Chicago, Waukegan, and for Nuestro Center in Highwood), Salvation Army bell-ringing and helping the Feed Our Starving Children program in Libertyville.

• Catholic Charities is holding a diaper drive for low-income households at Mickey Finn’s in Libertyville. Diapers are expensive, and dirty diapers are harmful to babies’ health. On average, a healthy child will wear 50 diapers per week. Donating diapers helps alleviate this burden.

Tenth Dems is a grassroots political organization that works to elect Democrats to all levels of government within Illinois’ 10th Congressional District.

For questions about the Day of Service Community Expo, including your own group’s participation, email

Let’s Talk Politics in Fox Lake!

Join Tenth Dems on Monday, March 11, 2019, at 7:00 PM, in Fox Lake for another edition in our Tenth Dems University’s (TDU) Let’s Talk Politics series. The event is co-hosted along with Grant Township Democrats. Admission is free. Light refreshments will be served. Dinner available for purchase from Dockers Restaurant. All Democrats are welcome.

RSVP for Let’s Talk Politics in Fox Lake: Monday, March 11, 7:00 PM, Dockers Restaurant, 33 W. Grand Ave.

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

To RSVP click here.

Hope to see you there!