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 our in person 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.


01/18/202100:01: A Safe Place: Human Trafficking Prevention Day of Service Donation Drive

When: January 18, 2021 – Full day, midnight to 11:50pm

Where: Online. Sign up here.

What:   A Safe Place/Lake County Crisis Center, in partnership with other organizations, is collecting top items most needed from the Wish List for victims & survivors of Domestic Violence & Human Trafficking. View the Wish List here.

01/18/202110:00: Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Virtual Dreamers’ Event

When: Monday, January 18, 2021.  Reception: 9:30-10:00am.  Program: 10:00am-12:00Noon.

Where: Online via Zoom. Register here.

What: Waukegan Township Park Place will host a celebration in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This year’s virtual event will keep the life and legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. alive by honoring our front-line, essential workers during these unprecedented times of global pandemic. Speakers include Congressman Brad Schneider and Congresswoman Lauren Underwood.

01/20/202118:00: Inauguration Evening Event with Tenth Dems, Lake Dems, Sixth Dems and Brad Schneider, Sean Casten and Lauren Underwood

When: Wednesday, January 20, 2021 from 6:00 to 7:00pm

Where: Online via Zoom. Register here.

What:   Tenth Dems, Lake Dems and Sixth Dems, with Congressmen Brad Schneider and Sean Casten, and Congresswoman Lauren Underwood, celebrate the official swearing in of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris as President and Vice President. We plan to get important updates from Brad and Sean about what is happening in Washington. They were in the Capitol when it was attacked by a violent mob incited by Donald Trump. Brad recently tested positive for COVID-19 after spending hours in a secure but confined area with Republican colleagues who refused to wear masks during the attack. Their firsthand perspectives about this and more is something we’re eager to hear.
Admission is free and open to Democrats.

01/20/202119:00: Online Forum — Repeal Parental Notice Now

When: Wednesday, January 20, 2021 from 7:00 to 8:30pm

Where: Online via Zoom. Register here.

What:  In honor of the 48th Annual Roe v Wade Anniversary Event, the North & NW Suburban Chicago NOW Chapter and other co-sponsors host Personal PAC’s Melissa Widen and ACLU’s Emily Werth in a forum and discussion of next steps to repealing the Parental Notice Act and making Illinois 100% Pro-Choice.

01/21/202118:00: PPP Funding Webinar for Businesses and Nonprofits with Congressman Brad Schneider

When: Thursday, January 21, 2021 from 6:00 – 7:00pm

Where: Online via Zoom. Register here.

What: Congressman Schneider hosts a webinar about the new round of Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) funds available through the new Covid economic relief law. Representatives from the US Small Business Administration (SBA) will lead a presentation on the new round of funding and help answer any questions you may have.

01/28/202112:00: Stevenson Center Presents: U.S. – Iran Relations Under Biden

When: Thursday, January 28, 2021 from 12:00noon to 1:00pm

Where: Free event online via Zoom. Register here.

What: The Adlai Stevenson Center on Democracy hosts an online Zoom webinar, “U.S. – Iran Relations under Biden: A Return to the Iran Deal or Continuation of Enmity? with Trita Parsi”. He is founder and Executive Vice President of the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft and founder and former President of the National Iranian American Council.

01/28/202119:00: Warren Township Democrats January Meeting

When: Thursday, January 28, 2021 at 7:00pm

Where: Online via Zoom. To register for the link, email Bonnie at jcnbbn@gmail.com

What:  The first meeting of 2021 will concentrate on how to help with the upcoming April 2021 local elections. In addition, there will be 2021 planning for Warren Dems and a discussion of recent events as part of Roundtable politics.