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News & Notes: Celebrating … but Still Working


October 27, 2021
In this issue:
NAACP Gala, Fall Connection Canvassing, upcoming events,
and more …

Celebrating the NAACP Lake County Freedom Fund 

Lake Dems was proud to support the 2021 NAACP Lake County Freedom Fund Gala and the important work of the group. And it was great to see so many friends at the event showing their support as well.


Fremont Dems Get To Work With Fall Connection Canvassing

Fremont Democrats Chair Matt Lowry shared some pictures and said, “Great day to be out canvassing and literature-dropping for the Lake County Democrats.” Nice job with Fall Connection Canvassing, Fremont Dems! Let’s keep it going in Fremont Township and throughout Lake County.


Upcoming Events

Wednesday, 10/27: Deputy Voter Registrar Training in Waukegan. Free training through the County Clerk’s office. Sign-ups taken up to 24 hours before class starts. Space is limited due to COVID-related restrictions. 3-5pm, Lake County Court Tower – Sheriff’s Training Room, 301 Washington St., FL 1, Waukegan.

Friday, 10/29: We ACT Panel: Conversation with Lake County Legislators Who Advocate for Change and Transformation. The Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office and A Safe Place/Lake County Crisis Center host a panel with State’s Attorney Eric Rinehart, Congressman Brad Schneider, State Senator Melinda Bush, and State Representative Joyce Mason. Attendees will learn about new domestic violence legislation. Event is at noon on Facebook and Zoom.

Friday, 10/29: Lake Dems MiniVAN Training for Fall Connection Canvassing. Help us with our Fall Connection Canvassing. Learn or refresh your skills with the MiniVAN app, a phone app to keep track of information while canvassing. Attendees welcome even if not canvassing. 1-1:45pm on Zoom. There will be another Zoom instruction call from 3:30-4:15pm on Nov. 1.

Saturday, 10/30John Joanem for Judge – Afternoon Luncheon Tea Campaign Kickoff. Campaign kickoff for John Joanem, candidate for judge, Lake County Circuit. Onan’s Gold Pyramid House, 37921 N. Dilleys Rd., Wadsworth, 1-3pm.

Monday, 11/1: Lake Dems MiniVAN Training for Fall Connection CanvassingHelp us with our Fall Connection Canvassing. Learn or refresh your skills with the MiniVAN app, a phone app to keep track of information while canvassing. Attendees welcome even if not canvassing. 3:30-4:15pm on Zoom.

Wednesday, 11/3: Anthony Vega for Lake County Clerk Campaign Kickoff Fundraiser. Proof of vaccination will be checked at the door. 28 Mile Distillery, 454 Sheridan Rd. in Highwood, 6-8pm.

Wednesday, 11/3: Campaign Kickoff Reception for Illinois Supreme Court Candidate Rene Cruz. Rene Cruz is a candidate for the Illinois Supreme Court, 2nd District. Gil Law Group Building, 605 N. Broadway Ave., Aurora, 6-8pm.

Wednesday, 11/3: Virtual Event in Support of Congressman Schneider. Steve Sheffey and Dana Gordon host Rep. Brad Schneider and special guest David Makovsky, noted Middle East/Israel analyst, for an interesting discussion on Zoom. 6:30-7:15pm.

Saturday, 11/6: Cuba Dems Road Clean-up in Lake Barrington. Volunteers are needed to pick up garbage on a section of the highway in Lake Barrington, 9-10am.

Sunday, 11/7: Countdown Rally & Canvass. U.S. Rep. Brad Schneider, State Rep. Bob Morgan, and State Sen. Julie Morrison invite YOU to knock on doors in your neighborhood to let your neighbors know how Democrats have been fighting for their communities and gauge what’s on voters’ minds going into the next election. The group will meet at Il Forno for pizza and remarks, then go out and canvass. Il Forno Pizza, 750 Osterman Ave., Deerfield. Noon-4pm.

Sunday, 11/7: Green Corridor Coalition’s Open Space Celebration. Community-led fall festival to celebrate our region’s open space, legendary natural areas, and lush forest preserves. Heron Creek Forest Preserve – Shelter B. 22890 N. Old McHenry Road in Lake Zurich. Noon-4pm.

Sunday, 11/7: Join Joyce Mason for Chicago Blackhawks Hockey. Enjoy the Blackhawks-Nashville Predators game in a suite. United Center, 901 W. Madison St., Chicago. 6pm, doors open at 5pm. Tickets limited.

Are you planning an event? Let us know at www.lakedems.org/submit. To see the full list of events, click here.



How Do I Join Lake County Democrats?

Lake County Democrats is made up of people like you, people who are passionate about building better communities and a better world. We’re a grassroots political organization, working with Democrats in all parts of Lake County – from Antioch to Highland Park, Libertyville to Waukegan, Barrington to Zion. Become a member online now or send a check payable to Lake County Democrats to P.O. Box 671, Lake Zurich, IL 60047. Questions? Contact info@lakedems.org.

 

 

News & Notes: New Lake Dems Gear—Get Your Shirt Today

Upcoming Events and More / October 20, 2021


New Lake Dems Gear—Get Your Shirt Today

Order your very own official Lake County Democrats t-shirt, as featured on the front page of the Chicago Tribune (see below). T-shirts are available at Lakedems.org/shirts for only $9 (our cost), but more is appreciated as we work to elect Democrats in the critical 2022 election. They look great and go to an important cause at a crucial juncture.


Upcoming Events

Wednesday, 10/20: Personal PAC 28th Annual Awards Luncheon with Georgia’s U.S. Senator Raphael Warnock. Virtual program, noon. Register online.Wednesday, 10/20: Indivisible Western Lake County (IWLC) October MeetingFeaturing guest speakers Alexi Giannoulias, candidate for Illinois Secretary of State, and Indivisible Midwest Representatives. 7pm.

Thursday, 10/21: Virtual Reception for Susana Mendoza with Stacey Abrams. A virtual reception for Illinois Comptroller Susana Mendoza with special guest Stacey Abrams. Online via Zoom. 5-7pm.

Saturday, 10/23: Brad Schneider’s “Congress on Your Corner” in North ChicagoRSVP required; address will beprovided upon RSVP, 10:30-11:30am.

Saturday, 10/23: Fundraiser for Congressman Sean Casten. Outdoor event, 3-5pm. Long Grove address provided upon RSVP.

Saturday, 10/23: SOLD OUT – NAACP Lake County Freedom Fund Gala. Keynote speaker: Darren Hutchinson, Emory University Inaugural John Lewis Chair for Civil Rights & Social Justice. 6-10pm, dinner served at 7pm. Westin North Shore Chicago Hotel, 601 N. Milwaukee Ave., Wheeling.

Sunday, 10/24:Lake County Board Member Marah Altenberg Campaign Kickoff Event.2-4pm,Brother’s Field, 344 Old McHenry Rd., Long Grove.

Wednesday, 10/27: Deputy Voter Registrar Training in WaukeganFree training through the County Clerk’s office. Sign-ups taken up to 24 hours before class starts. Space is limited due to COVID-related restrictions. 3-5pm, Lake County Court Tower – Sheriff’s Training Room, 301 Washington St., FL 1, Waukegan.

Thursday, 10/28:Campaign Kickoff Reception for Illinois Supreme Court Candidate Rene CruzRene Cruz is a candidate for the Illinois Supreme Court, 2nd District. Gil Law Group Building, 605 N. Broadway Ave., Aurora, 6-8pm.

Friday, 10/29: We ACT Panel: Conversation with Lake County Legislators Who Advocate for Change and Transformation. The Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office and A Safe Place/Lake County Crisis Center host a panel with State’s Attorney Eric Rinehart, Congressman Brad Schneider, State Senator Melinda Bush, and State Representative Joyce Mason. Attendees will learn about new domestic violence legislation. Event is at noon on Facebook and Zoom.

Saturday, 10/30John Joanem for Judge – Afternoon Luncheon Tea Campaign Kickoff. Campaign kickoff for John Joanem, candidate for judge, Lake County Circuit. Onan’s Gold Pyramid House, 37921 N. Dilleys Rd., Wadsworth, 1-3pm.

Are you planning an event? Let us know at info@lakedems.org. To see the full list of events, click here.

 


How Do I Join Lake County Democrats?

Lake County Democrats is made up of people like you, people who are passionate about building better communities and a better world. We’re a grassroots political organization, working with Democrats in all parts of Lake County – from Antioch to Highland Park, Libertyville to Waukegan, Barrington to Zion. Become a member online now or send a check payable to Lake County Democrats to P.O. Box 671, Lake Zurich, IL 60047. Questions? Contact info@lakedems.org.

Lake County Stands Up for Reproductive Rights

Thanks to all who spoke out, held signs, told their stories, and showed support for reproductive rights at events across Lake County. Many Democratic elected officials joined hundreds of others at rallies in the area, standing up to those who want to turn back the clock on women. Great job, everyone! But the right-wing extremists won’t stop trying to end Roe v. Wade and taking away reproductive rights, so we have to keep working hard too. And we will.

News & Notes: A Day to Celebrate

Upcoming Events and More / October 13, 2021

Indigenous Peoples’ Day and National Coming Out Day Celebrated on Monday

Upcoming Events

Saturday, 10/16: Democrats Open House at ArtWauk in Waukegan. Lake County Democratic Headquarters, 118 N. Genesee St., 5-7:30pm. Wine, cheese, and snacks available. Refreshments provided by State Representative Rita Mayfield. Feel free to stop by to talk with some of our local Democratic leaders about volunteer opportunities.

Sunday, 10/17: West Deerfield Dems Fall Gathering. Event features hot cider, kids’ crafts, and snacks. 2-4pm, Bannockburn Park, 2245 Telegraph Road, Bannockburn.

Monday, 10/18: Brad Schneider Webinar: Medicare Open Enrollment. Congressman Brad Schneider and SHIP Coordinator Melissa Versch from the North Shore Senior Center present webinar. 6-7pm.

Wednesday, 10/20: Personal PAC 28th Annual Awards Luncheon with Georgia’s U.S. Senator Raphael Warnock. Virtual program, noon to 1:25pm.

Thursday, 10/21: Virtual Reception for Susana Mendoza with Stacey Abrams. A virtual reception for Illinois Comptroller Susana Mendoza with special guest Stacey Abrams. Online via Zoom. 5-7pm.

Saturday, 10/23: Brad Schneider’s “Congress on Your Corner” in North ChicagoRSVP required; address will be provided upon RSVP, 10:30-11:30am.

Saturday, 10/23: SOLD OUT – NAACP Lake County Freedom Fund Gala. Keynote speaker: Darren Hutchinson, Emory University Inaugural John Lewis Chair for Civil Rights & Social Justice. 6-10pm, dinner served at 7pm. Westin North Shore Chicago Hotel, 601 N. Milwaukee Ave., Wheeling.

Sunday, 10/24: Lake County Board Member Marah Altenberg Campaign Kickoff Event. 2-4pm, Brother’s Field, 344 Old McHenry Rd., Long Grove.

Wednesday, 10/27: Deputy Voter Registrar Training in WaukeganFree training through the County Clerk’s office. Sign-ups taken up to 24 hours before class starts. Space is limited due to COVID-related restrictions. 3-5 pm, Lake County Court Tower – Sheriff’s Training Room, 301 Washington St., FL 1, Waukegan.

Friday, 10/29: We ACT Panel: Conversation with Lake County Legislators Who Advocate for Change and Transformation. The Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office and A Safe Place/Lake County Crisis Center host a panel with State’s Attorney Eric Rinehart, Congressman Brad Schneider, State Senator Melinda Bush, and State Representative Joyce Mason. Attendees will learn about new domestic violence legislation. Event is at noon on Facebook and Zoom.

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

How Do I Join Lake County Democrats?

Lake County Democrats is made up of people like you, people who are passionate about building better communities and a better world. We’re a grassroots political organization, working with Democrats in all parts of Lake County – from Antioch to Highland Park, Libertyville to Waukegan, Barrington to Zion. Become a member online now or send a check payable to Lake County Democrats to P.O. Box 671, Lake Zurich, IL 60047. Questions? Contact info@lakedems.org.

News & Notes for October 6, 2021 — Lake County Stands Up for Reproductive Rights

News & Notes – Upcoming Events and More / October 6, 2021


Lake County Stands Up for Reproductive Rights

Thanks to all who spoke out, held signs, told their stories, and showed support for reproductive rights at events across Lake County. Many Democratic elected officials joined hundreds of others at rallies in the area, standing up to those who want to turn back the clock on women. Great job this past weekend, everyone! But the right-wing extremists won’t stop trying to end Roe v. Wade and taking away reproductive rights, so we have to keep working hard too. And we will.

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Upcoming Events

Wednesday, 10/6: Sheriff John Idleburg’s Fall Fundraiser: Evening at Kroll’s FarmFamily-friendly fundraiser, 6-8pm, Kroll’s Fall Harvest Farm, 13236 W. Townline Rd., Waukegan.

Friday, 10/8: Hispanic Heritage Month Reception, “Generations in This Land.” As part of “Art in Public Places,” Lake County Government celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month. 2pm,  Lake County main administration building, 18 N. County St., Waukegan.

Saturday, 10/9: Grant Township Democrats Rollins Road CleanupAssemble in the parking lot off Rollins Road at the Long Lake Trailhead. 9-11am. Rain date is October 16, same time.

Sunday, 10/10: Mayor Dan Pierce Memorial ServiceMemorial service honoring the life of longtime state legislator and Highland Park Mayor Dan Pierce. Makom Solel Lakeside, 1301 Clavey Rd., Highland Park, 12:30pm. Please wear a mask.

Sunday, 10/10: Stevenson Center Presents “Saving the News: Martha Minow in Conversation with Newton MinowOnline free webinar, 2pm.

Saturday, 10/16: Democrats Open House at ArtWauk in Waukegan. Lake County Democratic Headquarters, 118 N. Genesee St., 5-7:30pm.  Wine, cheese and snacks available. Refreshments provided by State Representative Rita Mayfield. Volunteers are needed to help set up at 4:45 pm. 

Sunday, 10/17: West Deerfield Dems Fall Gathering. Event features hot cider, kids’ crafts, and snacks. 2-4pm, Bannockburn Park, 2245 Telegraph Road, Bannockburn.

Monday, 10/18: Brad Schneider Webinar: Medicare Open Enrollment. Congressman Brad Schneider and SHIP Coordinator Melissa Versch from the North Shore Senior Center present webinar. 6-7pm.

Wednesday, 10/20: Personal PAC 28th Annual Awards Luncheon with Georgia’s U.S. Senator Raphael Warnock. Virtual program, noon to 1:25pm.

Thursday, 10/21: Virtual Reception for Susana Mendoza with Stacey Abrams. A virtual reception for Illinois Comptroller Susana Mendoza with special guest Stacey Abrams. Online via Zoom. 5-7pm.

Saturday, 10/23: Brad Schneider’s “Congress on Your Corner” in North ChicagoRSVP required; address will be provided upon RSVP, 10:30-11:30am.

Sunday, 10/24: Lake County Board Member Marah Altenberg Campaign Kickoff Event. 2-4pm, Brother’s Field, 344 Old McHenry Rd., Long Grove.

Wednesday, 10/27: Deputy Voter Registrar Training in WaukeganFree training through the County Clerk’s office. Sign-ups taken up to 24 hours before class starts. Space is limited due to COVID-related restrictions. 3-5 pm, Lake County Court Tower – Sheriff’s Training Room, 301 Washington St., FL 1, Waukegan.

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

 


In Case You Missed It

Durbin, Schneider Introduce Legislation to Reduce Gun Violence from Stolen Firearms


How Do I Join Lake County Democrats?

Lake County Democrats is made up of people like you, people who are passionate about building better communities and a better world. We’re a grassroots political organization, working with Democrats in all parts of Lake County – from Antioch to Highland Park, Libertyville to Waukegan, Barrington to Zion. Become a member online now or send a check to the Lake County Democratic Central Committee, P.O. Box 671, Lake Zurich, IL 60047. Questions? Contact info@lakedems.org.

 

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).

Lake County Democrats
P.O. Box 671
Lake Zurich, IL 60047
United States