Upcoming Events

Check this page often for upcoming events! Candidates or groups planning events that would be of interest to Democrats and Independents are welcome to submit an event by clicking here. Inclusion in the Tenth Dems Events List does not necessarily imply endorsement by the Tenth Dems.

10/22/201816:30: Reception for Lauren Underwood

When:  Monday, October 22, 2018 from 4:30 – 6:30pm

Where:  Primo, 720 Milwaukee Ave., Gurnee

What:  A fundraising reception in support of Lauren Underwood, Democratic candidate for Congress in the 14th District.
For additional information or to RSVP, register online

10/23/201811:30: Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence Holds Lincoln Awards Luncheon

When:  Tuesday, October 23, 2018, 11:30 Check-in; 12:00 Lunch

Where:   University Club of Chicago, 76 E. Monroe, Chicago

What:  Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence holds its 2018 Abraham Lincoln Awards Luncheon.  Recipients include: State Senator Don Harmon (D-39) and State Representative Kathleen Willis (D-77).
For additional information or to RSVP, register online.

10/23/201819:00: How to Run for Local Office: Getting and Staying on the Ballot

When:  Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at 7:00pm

Where:  Location to be determined

What:  Tenth Dems, Lake Dems and Sixth Dems sponsor a discussion with experienced election law attorneys and campaign strategists about how to get and stay on the 2019 ballot.  This presentation is open to any Democrat interested in becoming a candidate in the upcoming (mostly) non-partisan races. RSVP required.
To RSVP, register online.

10/24/201817:30: Rally in Support of State Representative Robyn Gabel

When:  Wednesday, October 24, 2018 from 5:30 – 7:00pm

Where:  Home of Dana Pearl, 1426 Mulford St., Evanston

What:  The annual fall rally in support of State Representative Robyn Gabel (D-18).  Dana’s home is Evanston’s first LEED platinum-certified house (U.S. Green Building Council’ s Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design).  The event includes a tour of Dana’s 100% electric home made from many recycled materials.
To RSVP and purchase a ticket, register online.  For questions, email Katy Langenfeld at katy@kjdstrategies.com or call 312-600-9496.

10/24/201818:30: Sen. Julie Morrison Hosts Meeting on Racine Foxconn Technology Plant

When:  Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at 6:30pm

Where:  Heritage Park Center, 100 Community Boulevard, Wheeling

What:  State Senator Julie Morrison hosts a public meeting with local, county, state and federal officials on the proposed Foxconn Technology Company Plant in Racine, WI.  Concerned citizens are invited to hear an update from the Lake County Stormwater Management Commission about a study to assess Foxconn’s impact on flooding and water quality along the DesPlaines River watershed.
For more information, visit SenatorJulieMorrison.com or contact the district office at 847-945-5200.

10/25/201816:00: Warren Township Democrats Phone Bank and Monthly Meeting

When: Thursday, October 25, 2018 from 4:00 – 7:00pm

Where:  Bake’s Sports Theme Restaurant, 33251 US Highway 45, Wildwood/Grayslake

What:  A phone bank by Warren Township Democrats supporting State Reps. Sam Yingling and Rob Martwick and State Rep. candidates Joyce Mason, Dan Didech and Mary Edly-Allen.  The phone bank will transition into the monthly meeting at 7:00.

For information, contact Bonnie Berger-Neel at bonniebergerneel@yahoo.com.

10/25/201817:30: Reception Supporting Ann Gillespie with Jan Schakowsky

When:  Thursday, October 25, 2018 from 5:30 – 7:30pm

Where:   Trezeros Kitchen & Tap, 302 N. Northwest Highway, Mount Prospect

What:  A reception supporting Ann Gillespie, candidate for State Senate District 27, with special guest Congresswomen Jan Schakowsky.
For questions or to RSVP, email Lexie@ilsenatedems.org or call 770-547-9948.

10/25/201818:30: Sen. Julie Morrison “The Immigration Crisis: How We Can Make a Difference”

When:  Thursday, October 25, 2018 at 6:30pm

Where:  Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, 9603 Wood Dr., Skokie

What:  In partnership with the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center, State Senator Julie Morrison hosts a discussion on the challenges faced by immigrant children in the U.S. today and how, together, they can be helped.  Rev. Dr. Norval Brown, Senior Pastor, Christ United Methodist Church, Deerfield, moderates a panel of local religious, legal, education and social service leaders.
While this event is free and open to the public, pre-registration is required.  Register online or call 847-967-4889.

10/25/201819:00: Panel Discussion of The New Public Health Epidemic: Gun Violence

When:  Thursday, October 25, 2018 from 7:00 – 9:00pm

Where:   Chicago Medical School, Rosalind Franklin University, 3333 Green Bay Rd., North Chicago

What:  Moms Demand Action, Everytown for Gun Safety and Rosalind Franklin University co-sponsor a panel discussion on gun violence.  Come hear four panelists tell of their experiences working with trauma victims, and the ongoing effect of gun violence they witness daily.
For additional information or to RSVP, register online.

10/27/201809:00: Help Flip Lake County BLUE! Breakfast and Canvass

When:  Saturday, October 27, 2018 from 9:00am – 1:00pm

Where:  The Fried Egg Café, 1260 S Milwaukee Ave., (Vernon Town Center-45 Milwaukee)

What:  Help Flip Lake County!  Breakfast and canvass with Vernon Township Democrats and union members from the Lake County area.

Link to RSVP online.  Event contact Traci Fine at info@vernontownshipdems.com

10/27/201811:00: Warren Township Democrats Phone Bank

When:  Saturday, October 27, 2018 from 11:00am – 3:00pm

Where:  Bake’s Sports Theme Restaurant, 33251 US Highway 45, Wildwood/Grayslake

What:  A phone bank by Warren Township Democrats supporting State Reps. Sam Yingling and Rob Martwick and State Rep. candidates Joyce Mason, Dan Didech and Mary Edly-Allen.
For information, contact Bonnie Berger-Neel at bonniebergerneel@yahoo.com.

10/27/201819:00: Deep Dish Rally to the Finish Line for Holly Kim

When:  Saturday, October 27, 2018 from 7:00 – 8:30pm

Where:  Lou Malnati’s, 85 S. Buffalo Grove Rd., Buffalo Grove

What:  Join Holly Kim, candidate for Lake County Treasurer, for the Deep Dish Rally to the Finish Line.  Come to enjoy mouthwatering deep dish pizza and learn how to help Holly beat the establishment this November!
For additional information or to RSVP, register online.

10/28/201816:30: Women Enuff, Inc (WE) Unmask the Violence Masquerade

When:  Sunday, October 28, 2018.  Doors open at 4:30.  Program 5:00 – 9:00pm

Where:    Milan Banquet Hall, 651 Lakehurst Rd., Waukegan

What:  Women Enuff, Inc holds its 3rd annual Unmask the Violence Masquerade in honor of October Domestic Violence Awareness month.  The evening includes a buffet-style dinner, soft drinks and a night of speakers, entertainment and awareness.  The purpose of Women Enuff, Inc is to empower teenage girls and women to realize their own self-worth. WE acts as a resource and support on their behalf!
For additional information or to RSVP, register online.

10/30/201818:30: An Evening in Support of Congressman Brad Schneider

When:  Tuesday, October 30, 2018 from 6:30 – 8:00pm

Where:  Warehouse Eatery, 833 Waukegan Rd., Deerfield

What:  Come for an evening of appetizers and refreshments in support of Congressman Brad Schneider.
For additional information or to RSVP, register online  or contact Emanuela Frankel at emanuela@schneiderforcongress.com or Allison Schieber at allison@schneiderforcongress.com. 

10/31/201818:30: Tenth Dems Annual Awards Dinner

When:  Wednesday, October 31, 2018 at 6:30pm

Where:  Embassy Suites, 1445 Lake Cook Road, Deerfield

What:  Tenth Dems celebrates its Annual Awards Dinner with keynote speaker, Tina Tchen.  An attorney, she served eight years in the Obama White House, including as Assistant to President Obama, Executive Director of the White House Council on Women and Girls, and Chief of Staff to First Lady Michelle Obama.

After the launch of the #MeToo movement, Tina co-founded the Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund to enable more individuals across all industries to come forward and connect them with lawyers.  Over the course of her illustrious legal career, Tina has guided companies on issues involving gender inequality, diversity and inclusion.
For more information or to RSVP, go to tenthdems.org/2018Dinner or call 847-266-VOTE (8683) or email events@tenthdems.org.  Contributions welcome even if you can’t attend.  If attending, please email the name of guests (including yourself) to events@tenthdems.org.

11/10/201808:00: PFLAG Northern Illinois Fall Conference

When:  Saturday, November 10, 2018 from 8:00am to 4:00pm

Where:  Southminster Presbyterian Church (Fellowship Room), 916 E. Central Rd., Arlington Heights

What:  Registration is now open for the PFLAG Northern Illinois full-day conference, “The Power of Positivity: Time to Thrive.”  It offers a day of networking and personal growth.

Continental breakfast and lunch are provided.

Link for information or to register online

11/10/201810:00: Avon Township Democrats November Meeting

When: Saturday, November 10, 2018 from 10:00am – 12:00 noon

Where: Round Lake Area Public Library, 906 Hart Road, Round Lake

What: The Avon Township Democrats hold their November meeting.

11/10/201814:00: Indivisible Lindenhurst Post-Election Chill Out with Chili

When:  November 10, 2018 from 2:00 – 6:00pm

Where:   Jack and Lidia’s Resort, 38610 N. Edgewood St., Lake Villa

What: Indivisible Lindenhurst holds a Chili Cook-off and Bonfire fundraiser where proceeds will go toward local Democratic Party candidate slates in 2019.  All Democratic candidates from the Nov. 6, 2018 election are welcome, and especially those seeking office in local races coming up. Children 12 and under are free.
For more information or to purchase tickets, register online.

12/08/201810:00: Avon Township Democrats December Meeting

When: Saturday, December 8, 2018 from 10:00am – 12:00 noon

Where: Round Lake Area Public Library, 906 Hart Road, Round Lake

What: The Avon Township Democrats hold their December meeting.

12/14/201812:00: J Street Chicago Annual Luncheon

When:  Friday, December 14, 2018 at 12:00noon – 2:00pm

Where:  Venue Six10, 610 South Michigan Ave., Chicago

What:  J Street Chicago holds its annual luncheon honoring Mark Zivin with the Tzedek V’Shalom Award.  Keynote speaker will be Dan Shapiro, American Ambassador to Israel under President Obama.
To purchase tickets, register online or RSVP to Elizabeth Silverstein at 312-298-9435 or email Chicago@jstreet.org.

05/10/201918:00: Chris Hayes Headlines Environmental Law & Policy Center Gala

When:  Friday, May 10, 2019 at 6:00pm (time to be confirmed)

Where:  Chicago location to be determined

What:  The Environmental Law & Policy Center (ELPC) holds its 2019 Gala with featured speaker,  Emmy-winning MSNBC host Chris Hayes.
Additional details to follow.