Upcoming Events

Tenth Dems is an all-volunteer grassroots group but we've developed a wide reach. We put in a lot of effort to get the word out about events in the area. Keeping people informed and active is key to electing more Democrats. Tenth Dems plays a role in that, and frequently other groups even use our list to inform their own members. It's very time-consuming, but we want to get it right. In order to be included in the weekly email, please submit your posting entries by midday Monday, so we have time to get it ready. submit an event for future inclusion, or view the full list of upcoming events.

Because so many of the events on our list have been postponed or cancelled, we recommend you check directly with the organizers of any event you're interested in attending.


07/07/202014:00: Rep. Joyce Mason Satellite Office Hours in Antioch

When: Tuesday, July 7, 2020 from 2:00 – 4:00pm

Where: Antioch Public Library District, 757 N. Main St., Antioch

What: State Representative Joyce Mason hosts satellite office hours on the first and third Tuesday of each month for help with state agencies, to discuss state and local issues, or to just say “hello!”

07/07/202018:00: How to Talk to Your Buddies About Reproductive Freedom with Beto O’Rourke and Rep. Chris Welch

When: Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at 6:00pm (Please note: the announcement shows Eastern time).

Where: Online. Link provided upon registration at bit.ly/m4cwebinar3

What:  Men4Choice Co-founder Oren Jacobson and special guests, the Honorable Beto O’Rourke and State Representative Chris Welch, explore how to talk to your guys about reproductive freedom.

07/07/202019:00: Virtual Reception for Paras Parekh with Raja and Ram

When: Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at 7:00pm

Where: Online via Zoom. Link provided upon RSVP

What: Lake County Board candidate Paras Parekh hosts U.S. Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi and State Senator Ram Villivalam for a conversation about the work Indian-American elected officials are doing all around the United States. RSVP online.

07/08/202019:00: Antioch Township Democrats Monthly Meeting

When: Wednesday, July 8, 2020 from 7:00 – 8:30pm

Where: Online via Zoom.  Link provided with invitation

What: This is the first virtual meeting of the Antioch Township Democrats. Speaker: Barbara Altman, Tenth Dems Managing Vice Chair Vote By Mail-Safe and Secure. To receive invitation, email annethrall@gmail.com or call 847-494-9143

07/09/202016:00: Brad Schneider Small Business Webinar on PPP Loan Forgiveness

When: Thursday, July 9, 2020 at 4:00pm

Where: Online via Zoom. Register online

What:  Congressman Brad Schneider hosts a webinar on loan forgiveness requirements for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and associated tax implications for recipient businesses and organizations. He will be joined by guests from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and CPA accountants from American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) to help answer constituent questions.

07/10/202016:00: Brad Schneider Latino-Owned Business Virtual Roundtable Discussion

When: Friday, July 10, 2020 at 10:00am

Where: Online via Zoom. Register online.

What:  Congressman Brad Schneider hosts a conversation with the Lake County Chamber of Commerce and Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Lake County for a conversation on the resources available to help small businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic and the challenges and opportunities facing Latino-owned businesses in our community. Simultaneous Live Spanish interpretation will be available.

07/10/202019:00: A Safe Place Virtual Event: Wine Women and Shoes

When: Friday, July 10, 2020 from 7:00 – 7:45pm

Where: Online

What: A Safe Place hosts “Wine Women and Shoes” to support victims of domestic violence and human trafficking. The virtual event features a silent auction, “Best in Shoe” challenge, a virtual marketplace, a Napa trip challenge and more. Free registration online.

07/13/202018:00: Phone Bank for Congresswoman Lauren Underwood

When: Monday, July 13, 2020 from 6:00- 8:00pm

Where: Remotely

What: Volunteers will be making phone calls to help reelect Congresswoman Lauren Underwood (D-IL), who is in one of the most important races in the entire country. Click here to sign up.

07/13/202019:00: Wauconda Township Democrats Meeting

When: Monday, July 13, 2020 from 7:00 – 8:00pm

Where: Online via Zoom. For link or questions, contact Jennifer Kuhn at 773-931-8677  or email jenakuhn@gmail.com

What:   Newly formed group of Wauconda-area Democrats seeking more volunteers to help get the vote out in November, share candidate information with friends and neighbors, and assist with phone banking and events.

07/14/202014:00: Virtual Fundraiser for Congressman Sean Casten with Nancy Pelosi

When: Tuesday, July 14, 2020. Host reception: 2:00pm, main reception: 2:15 – 2:45pm Central Daylight Time (Please note: the announcement shows Eastern time).

Where: Call-in information available upon RSVP.  Register online or email Genevieve Kristofek at Genevieve@castenforcongress.com

What:  A virtual fundraiser in support of Congressman Sean Casten’s re-election with special guest, Speaker of the United States House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi.  Rep. Casten and Speaker Pelosi will give an update on what’s happening that week in Washington and in their districts, and answering your questions.

07/14/202019:00: North Shore Authors Showcase 2020 at NSUC

When: Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at 7:00pm

Where: Online via Zoom.  Link provided upon registration

What:  Michael Fisch, Associate Professor of Anthropology, The University of Chicago, presents An Anthropology of the Machine: Tokyo’s Commuter Train Network.  The program is followed by audience Q&A.  For the entire series, click here. For information about this evening and to RSVP, register online.

07/15/202012:00: Lori Lightfoot and Dick Durbin Virtual Lunch

When: Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at 12:00 noon

Where: Online via Zoom. Details provided upon purchase of a ticket. Register online.

What: A virtual lunch with U.S. Senator Dick Durbin, Senate Democratic Whip, and Special Guest, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot.

07/19/202016:00: Zion and Benton Democrats July Meeting

When: Sunday, July 19, 2020 from 4:00 – 5:30pm

Where: Online via Zoom. Link provided upon RSVP online.

What: The monthly meeting of Democrats from Zion and Benton townships.  Attendees will hear about the latest campaign events and find out how to help Democratic candidates win in November!  The meeting includes a review of the latest Vote By Mail information and what to expect.

07/20/202012:30: Jan Schakowsky’s Ultimate Women’s Virtual Power Lunch

When: Monday, July 20, 2020 at 12:30pm

Where: Online via Zoom. Link provided closer to the event.  Register online or RSVP to Sarah Gersten by phone at 847-424-1998 or email sarah@janschakowsky.org

What:  Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky’s 19th Annual Ultimate Women’s Virtual Power Lunch.  Keynote Speakers include Second Lady, 2009-2017, Dr. Jill Biden; Democratic Governor of New Mexico Michelle Lujan Grisham; and Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot.  Click here to join Lauren Beth Gash and be sure to put her name or Tenth Dems in the “Invited By” box on the signup form.

07/21/202014:00: Rep. Joyce Mason Satellite Office Hours in Antioch

When: Tuesday, July 21, 2020 from 2:00 – 4:00pm

Where: Antioch Public Library District, 757 N. Main St., Antioch

What: State Representative Joyce Mason hosts satellite office hours on the first and third Tuesday of each month for help with state agencies, to discuss state and local issues, or to just say “hello!”

07/22/202017:30: Virtual Fundraiser for Sandy Hart with Dick Durbin

When: Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at 5:30pm

Where: Online via Zoom. RSVP here for login information or email Rachael at rhardiek@newchicagollc.com

What:  A virtual fundraiser supporting Sandy Hart’s reelection campaign for Lake County Board with special guest, U.S. Senator Dick Durbin.

07/27/202014:30: We Are EMILY Virtual Conference

When: Monday, July 27, 2020 from 2:30 – 6:00pm Central Daylight Time (Please note: the announcement shows Eastern time). The conference continues Tuesday, July 28, at 12:00 noon Central Daylight Time.

Where: Online. Sign-in instructions provided upon registration. RSVP online

What: A virtual conference celebrating the 35th Anniversary of EMILY’s List, and looking ahead to the women who will shape the 2020 election. The conference features U.S. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand, New York; Kamala Harris, California; Amy Klobuchar, Minnesota; and Elizabeth Warren, Massachusetts.

07/28/202012:00: We Are EMILY Virtual Conference

When: Tuesday, July 28, 2020 from 12:00 noon – 5:45pm Central Daylight Time (Please note: the announcement shows Eastern time).

Where: Online. Sign-in instructions provided upon registration. RSVP online

What: A virtual conference celebrating the 35th Anniversary of EMILY’s List, and looking ahead to the women who will shape the 2020 election. The conference features U.S. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand, New York; Kamala Harris, California; Amy Klobuchar, Minnesota; and Elizabeth Warren, Massachusetts.

07/29/202018:00: Sen. Tammy Duckworth Virtual Reception

When: Wednesday, July 29, 2020 from 6:00 – 7:00pm Central Daylight Time (Please note: the announcement shows Eastern time).

Where: Online via Zoom. Link and meeting ID provided upon RSVP or registration

What: A virtual reception with U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth featuring a performance by musical theater star Arianna Afsar and playwright Lauren Gunderson, telling the story of America’s first congresswoman, Jeannette Rankin. RSVP online or contact Monica Medvedec at monica@tammyduckworth.com

08/04/202012:00: Rep. Jonathan Carroll Golf Outing

When: Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Where: Wilmette Golf Club, 1088, 3900 Fairway Dr, Wilmette

What:  A golf outing supporting the campaign for reelection of State Representative Jonathan Carroll.  Register online.

08/04/202014:00: Rep. Joyce Mason Satellite Office Hours in Antioch

When: Tuesday, August 4, 2020 from 2:00 – 4:00pm

Where: Antioch Public Library District, 757 N. Main St., Antioch

What: State Representative Joyce Mason hosts satellite office hours on the first and third Tuesday of each month for help with state agencies, to discuss state and local issues, or to just say “hello!”

08/11/202019:00: North Shore Authors Showcase 2020 at NSUC

When: Tuesday, August 11, 2020 at 7:00pm

Where: Online via Zoom.  Link provided upon registration

What:  Claire Hartfield, Chicago lawyer and author. A Few Red Drops: The Chicago Race Riot of 1919. The program is followed by audience Q&A.  For the entire series, click here. For information about this evening and to RSVP, register online.

08/18/202014:00: Rep. Joyce Mason Satellite Office Hours in Antioch

When: Tuesday, August 18, 2020 from 2:00 – 4:00pm

Where: Antioch Public Library District, 757 N. Main St., Antioch

What: State Representative Joyce Mason hosts satellite office hours on the first and third Tuesday of each month for help with state agencies, to discuss state and local issues, or to just say “hello!”

09/08/202019:00: North Shore Authors Showcase 2020 at NSUC

When: Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at 7:00pm

Where: Online via zoom.  Link provided upon registration

What:  Janet McCracken, Professor of Philosophy, Lake Forest College, presents Perry Mason as Greek Tragedy, in Perry Mason and Philosophy.  The program is followed by audience Q&A.  For the entire series, click here. For information about this evening and to RSVP, register online.

09/13/202017:30: Democratic Party of Milwaukee County’s Annual Awards Dinner

When: September 13, 2020.   Time to be announced

Where: The Italian Community Center, 631 E. Chicago St., Milwaukee

What: As part of its WIN Wisconsin!! project, Tenth Dems is sponsoring two tables at “A Perfect 2020 Vision,” the Democratic Party of Milwaukee County’s Annual Awards Dinner in Milwaukee.  Awards will be given for Elected Official of the Year, Democrat of the Year, Organization of the Year, and Lifetime Achievement for the Milwaukee County Democrats. Special guests and speakers will be announced.

09/15/202019:00: North Shore Authors Showcase 2020 at NSUC

When:  Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at 7:00pm

Where: Online via Zoom. Link provided upon registration.

What:  John Buehrens, past President (1993-2001) of the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations, presents Conflagration: How the Transcendentalists Sparked the American Struggle for Racial, Gender and Social Justice. The program is followed by audience Q&A.  For the entire series, click here. For information about this evening and to RSVP, register online.

10/06/202019:00: North Shore Authors Showcase 2020 at NSUC

When: Tuesday, October 6, 2020 at 7:00pm

Where: Online via Zoom.  Link provided upon registration

What:  Barbara Risman, Distinguished Professor of Sociology, University of Illinois at Chicago, presents Where the Millenials Will Take Us: A New Generation Wrestles with the Gender Structure.  The program is followed by audience Q&A.  For the entire series, click here. For information about this evening and to RSVP, register online.

11/10/202019:00: North Shore Authors Showcase 2020 at NSUC

When: Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at 7:00pm

Where: Online via Zoom.  Link provided upon registration

What:  Robert Pippin, Professor of Philosophy, University of Chicago, presents The Philosophical Hitchcock. The program is followed by audience Q&A.  For the entire series, click here. For information about this evening and to RSVP, register online.