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.

10/21/201914:00: Celebration of 100th Anniversary of 19th Amendment with Susan B. Anthony

When: Monday, October 21, 2019 Performances at 2:00pm and 6:00pm

Where: College of Lake County, Auditorium in lower level of Building A, 19351 West Washington St., Grayslake

What:  Storyteller and author Lynn Rymarz portrays Susan B. Anthony, American social reformer and icon of the woman’s suffrage movement. Appropriate for ages 12 and older.  Free admission.
To RSVP, call 847-377-2408 or email ElectionJudge@lakecountyil.gov

10/21/201917:00: POSTPONED – EMILY’s List Annual Ignite Change Midwest Regional Reception

When:  Stay tuned for a new date and location

What: POSTPONED – EMILY’s List Annual Ignite Change Midwest Regional Reception

For questions, email McCaul Nelson at mnelson@emilyslist.org.

10/21/201919:30: Women’s Night Out with the Candidates

When: Monday, October 21, 2019 from 7:30 – 9:30pm

Where: Oliverii Trattoria, 1358 Shermer Rd.,Northbrook

What: State Representative Jen Gong Gershowitz, Committeeperson Tracy Katz Muhi and representatives of the Warren and Harris campaigns talk about the Democratic women running for office in 2020. Sign petitions and learn how to get more involved. Admission and appetizers are free and open to all Democrats. To RSVP, register online. For questions email info@northfielddems.org

10/22/201917:30: POSTPONED – EMILY’s List Cocktails for Change

When:  Stay tuned for a new date and location

What: POSTPONED – EMILY’s List hosts Cocktails for Change

Questions email McCaul Nelson at mnelson@emilyslist.org 

10/23/201914:00: Deputy Voter Registrar Training in Waukegan

When: Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at 2:00pm

Where: 10th Floor, County Building, Assembly Room, 18 N. County St., Waukegan

What: A training for Deputy Voter Registrars will be held.  Participants must be at least 18 years of age and registered to vote in Lake County.  The event is open only to Lake County residents who are interested in helping to register new voters.  Deputy Registrars must be trained in the county in which they live, but once trained, can register voters anywhere in Illinois.  Training takes about an hour.

This training is being held through the County Clerk’s office and is free of charge.  Sign-ups will be taken up to 5 hours before the class starts.  In most cases, late sign-ups will not be added to the class.

For additional information or to RSVP,  register online, e-mail volunteers@tenthdems.org, or call 847-266-VOTE (8683).

10/24/201917:30: Illinois Women’s Institute for Leadership Training Academy Trailblazers Reception

When: Thursday, October 24, 2019 from 5:30 – 7:30pm

Where: Chicago address to be determined

What: Illinois Women’s Institute Leadership Training Academy holds its annual Trailblazers Award and Reception.
For additional information or to RSVP, register online.

10/24/201919:00: Clean Energy Town Hall

When: Thursday, October 24, 2019 from 7:00 – 8:30pm

Where:  New Tech High at Zion-Benton East, 1634 23rd St., Zion

What:  Town Hall in support of the Clean Energy Job Act with State Representative Joyce Mason and Senator Melinda Bush, Clean Power Lake County, Faith in Place, Sierra Club, and the Illinois Environmental Council.

RSVP at:  ilenviro.org/zion

10/25/201917:30: Sheriff John Idleburg Halloween Fundraiser

When: Friday, October 25, 2019 from 5:30 – 8:30pm

Where: Dover Straits, 890 E. US 45, Mundelein

What: Halloween Fundraiser for Sheriff John D. Idleburg. Prizes for best costumes. Refreshments and appetizers will be served.
For additional information or to RSVP, register online.

10/25/201919:00: Documentary: Stateville Calling

When: Friday, October 25, 2019 from 7:00 – 9:00pm

Where: 1200 University Center Dr., Grayslake

What: State Representatives Mary Edly-Allen, Joyce Mason and Rita Mayfield host the screening of a documentary exploring parole reform in Illinois followed by a panel discussion with experts on the topic.
For additional information or to RSVP, register online.

10/26/201910:00: Rep. Schneider Hosts Community Health and Wellness Fair

When: Saturday, October 26, 2019 from 10:00am – 1:00pm

Where: Catholic Charities – The Community Center, 914 8th St., Waukegan

What: Congressman Brad Schneider will host a Health and Wellness Fair to help connect 10th District residents with health resources available in our community. Participating organizations will offer free immunizations, health screenings, and more. The event is open to the public.
For additional information, including a list of participating organizations, or to RSVP, register online.

10/27/201914:00: Brad Schneider Congress on Your Corner in North Chicago

When:  Sunday, October 27, 2019 from 2:00 – 3:00pm

Where:  North Chicago Community High School, 1717 17th Street, North Chicago

What:  U.S. Representative Brad Schneider is hosting a Congress on Your Corner town hall to answer questions from constituents and brief attendees on his work in Washington.
This event is free and open to the public. Due to limited space, please register here in advance.
Contact Rep. Schneider’s office at (847) 383-4870 for questions.

10/29/201906:00: Faith in Place Action Fund Fall Advocacy Day

When: Tuesday, October 29, 2019 from 6:00am – 6:00pm

Where: St. Joseph Church, 112 N. Milwaukee, Libertyville

What: Faith in Place Action Fund, along with other partners, scheduled an extra advocacy day at the Statehouse in Springfield to urge elected officials to pass the Clean Energy Jobs Act.
For additional information or to RSVP, register online.

10/30/201919:00: An Evening of Conversation with Jami Attenberg, Author of “All This Could Be Yours”

When: Wednesday, October 30, 2019 from 7:00 – 9:00pm

Where: Indian Trails Public Library District, 355 Schoenbeck Rd., Wheeling

What: An evening with author Jami Attenberg, daughter of former Tenth Dems Data Manager and Leadership Committee member, Joan Attenberg.  Jami will appear as part of a 21-city tour for her new novel, All This Could Be Yours, that has been on the recommended fall reading lists of People, Entertainment Weekly and other national publications. Books available for purchase.  Refreshments will be served.  RSVP required.
For additional information or to RSVP, visit the event’s website.

11/01/201910:00: Mano a Mano Family Resource Center North Chicago Open House

When: Friday, November 1, 2019 from 10:00am – 2:00pm

Where: 1801 N. Sheridan Rd., Suite 101, North Chicago

What: Open House at Mano a Mano Family Resource Center’s new North Chicago office.

11/02/201909:30: Coffee and Conversation with Rep. Joyce Mason

When:  Saturday, November 2, 2019 from 9:30 – 10:30am

Where: Einstein Bros. Bagels, 6641 Grand Ave, Ste. A, Gurnee

What:  Coffee and conversation with State Representative Joyce Mason about state and local issues.
For additional information or to RSVP, register online.

11/03/201915:00: Northfield Township Judicial Panel and Petition Finale

When: Sunday, November 3, 2019 from 3:00 – 4:30pm

Where: Northbrook Public Library, 1201 Cedar Lane, Northbrook

What: Democrats of Northfield Township and North Shore Democrats for Progress host a panel discussion and questions on the Illinois Courts and Elections. Panelists include Supreme Court Justice and Candidate P. Scott Neville, Appellate Judge and Candidate Michael Hyman, Circuit Court Judge and Candidate Kerrie Maloney Laytin, Circuit Court Judicial Candidate Araceli De La Cruz, and Subcircuit Judge and Candidate Patricia Fallon. Also an opportunity to sign petitions to get candidates on the ballot.
For additional information or to RSVP, register online.

11/04/201918:00: Deputy Voter Registrar Training in Deerfield

When: Monday, November 4, 2019 at 6:00pm

Where: Deerfield Public Library, 920 Waukegan Road, Deerfield

What: A training for Deputy Voter Registrars will be held.  Participants must be at least 18 years of age and registered to vote in Lake County.  The event is open only to Lake County residents who are interested in helping to register new voters.  Deputy Registrars must be trained in the county in which they live, but once trained, can register voters anywhere in Illinois.  Training takes less than an hour.

This training is being held through the County Clerk’s office and is free of charge.  Sign-ups will be taken up to 5 hours before the class starts.  In most cases, late sign-ups will not be added to the class.

For additional information or to RSVP, register online, e-mail volunteers@tenthdems.org, or call 847-266-VOTE (8683).

11/04/201918:00: Representative Bob Morgan Fall Event

When: Monday, November 4, 2019 from 6:00 – 7:30pm

Where:  Glencoe home of Stacey Sher Michelon and Jon Michelon (Address upon RSVP)

What: Representative Bob Morgan of the 58th District’s final 2019 event in the district.
Link to RSVP online.  For more information or to RSVP, please contact Joey Slater at joey@newchicagollc.com or (312) 448-8014.

11/06/201918:30: The Fight for Fair Elections: a Discussion of Gerrymandering

When: Wednesday, November 6, 2019 from 6:30 – 7:30pm

Where: Warren-Newport Public Library, Meeting Room B, 224 N. O’Plaine Rd., Gurnee

What: Democrats of Antioch, Benton, Grant and Newport Townships host a discussion of gerrymandering with Sachin Chheda, Director of the Fair Elections Project (the group that built the Whitford gerrymandering case heard by the U.S. Supreme Court). The event is free and open to the public.
For additional information or to RSVP, register online.

11/07/201913:00: Representative Joyce Mason’s Senior Advisory Council

When: Thursday, November 7, 2019 from 1:00 – 2:30pm

Where: Rep. Mason’s office, 36100 N. Brookside Dr., Ste. LL, Gurnee

What: The fourth meeting of State Representative Joyce Mason’s Senior Advisory Council. For additional information or to RSVP, register online, call 847-485-9986 or email info@repjoycemason.com.

11/07/201917:00: Lake County Treasurer Holly Kim Hosts Free Financial Literacy Classes

When:  Thursday, November 7, 2019, 5:00 – 7:00pm

Where:  The University Center,  1200 University Center Dr., Grayslake.

What: Lake County Treasurer Holly Kim’s Office, First Midwest Bank, and Restoration America have partnered to offer the residents of Lake County three free Financial Literacy courses. The theme of this class is “Financial Recovery.”
For more information or to enroll call Anton Mathews at 847-377-2043 or email AMathews@lakecountyil.gov.

11/07/201918:00: Commissioner Scott Britton’s Birthday Party

When:  Thursday, November 7, 2019 from 6:00 – 7:30pm

Where: The Glenview home of Scott Britton. Address provided upon RSVP

What: Celebrate the birthday of Hon. Scott Britton, Cook County Commissioner, 14th District.
For additional information or to RSVP, register online.

11/08/201910:00: Deputy Voter Registrar Training in Waukegan

When: Friday, November 8, 2019 at 10:00am

Where: 10th Floor, County Building, Assembly Room, 18 N. County St., Waukegan

What: A training for Deputy Voter Registrars will be held.  Participants must be at least 18 years of age and registered to vote in Lake County.  The event is open only to Lake County residents who are interested in helping to register new voters.  Deputy Registrars must be trained in the county in which they live, but once trained, can register voters anywhere in Illinois.  Training takes about an hour.

This training is being held through the County Clerk’s office and is free of charge.  Sign-ups will be taken up to 5 hours before the class starts.  In most cases, late sign-ups will not be added to the class.

For additional information or to RSVP,  register online, e-mail volunteers@tenthdems.org, or call 847-266-VOTE (8683).

11/09/201911:00: Northwestern Football Tailgate Extravaganza with State Senator Laura Fine

When: Saturday, November 9, 2019 (Game time to be announced; tailgate opens 90 minutes before kickoff)

Where:  Mustards Last Stand, 1613 Central St., Evanston

What:  Tailgate before the Northwestern Wildcats face the Purdue Boilermakers.  Tickets for just the tailgate, and for both the tailgate and the game, are available.
RSVP required: Carly@ilsenatedems.org
Link to purchase tickets/sponsorships online
For more information, please contact Carly Halstead:  carly@ilsenatedems.org or 312-630-7700

11/09/201918:00: UMMA (Urban Muslim Minority Alliance) Masquerade Gala

When: Saturday, November 9th, 2019 from 6:00 – 10:30pm. Doors open at 6:00pm; program starts at 6:30pm

Where: Greenbelt Cultural Center, 1215 Green Bay Rd., North Chicago

What: The UMMA holds its 14th Annual “Masquerade” Gala featuring student testimonials, auction items and a photo booth. Keynote speaker: Brant Davis.
For additional information or to RSVP, register online.  

11/11/201919:00: Grant Township Democrats November Meeting

When:  Monday, November 11, 2019 from 7:00 – 8:30pm

Where: Fox Lake District Library, 255 E. Grand Ave., Fox Lake

What: Monthly meeting of Grant Township Democrats. This organizational meeting is for people in the Grant Township area, including Fox Lake, Lakemoor, Long Lake, Round Lake, Volo and Ingleside. This group is looking for those interested in planning events, managing projects, fundraising, communications, and other leadership roles.

11/13/201918:30: Property Tax Assessment Appeal Seminar

When: Wednesday, November 13, 2019 from 6:30 – 7:30pm

Where: Northbrook Village Hall, 1225 Cedar Lane, Northbrook

What: State Representative Jonathan Carroll and Cook County Commissioner Scott Britton host a session to educate taxpayers on how to file a successful tax assessment appeal. Taxpayers will have opportunities to speak with staff from the Board of Review and Northfield Township Assessor’s offices to address their specific questions and concerns. This event is free to the public, and there is no fee to appeal at the Board of Review.
For more information contact the Northfield Township Assessor’s Office at 847.724.8300

11/14/201918:00: Access Living Comedy & Cocktails Fundraiser

When: Thursday, November 14, 2019 from 6:00 – 7:30pm.  Program 6:30 – 7:30pm

Where: Access Living Chandler Gallery, 115 W. Chicago Ave., Chicago

What: Access Living hosts its Fall Fundraiser with comedian Tekki Lomnicki. Proceeds support the organization’s programs and mission to promote inclusion and independence for people with disabilities in all aspects of their lives.
For additional information or to RSVP, register online.

11/16/201908:30: Coffee and Conversation with Rep. Joyce Mason

When:  Saturday, November 16, 2019 from 8:30 – 9:30am

Where: Bakers Square Restaurant & Bakery, 6340 Grand Ave., Gurnee

What:  Coffee and conversation with State Representative Joyce Mason about state and local issues.
For additional information or to RSVP, register online.

11/18/201911:30: Faith in Place Annual Celebration and Fundraiser Lunch

When: Monday, November 18, 2019 from 11:30am – 1:00pm

Where: University Center of Lake County, 1200 University Center Dr., Grayslake

What: Faith in Place holds its 5th Annual Fundraiser and Celebration of its environmental accomplishments in 2019 and goals for the future. Free admission.
For additional information or to RSVP, register online.

11/20/201918:30: Representative Joyce Mason’s Environmental Advisory Council

When: Wednesday, November 20, 2019 from 6:30 – 8:00pm

Where: Rep. Mason’s District Office, 36100 N. Brookside Dr., Ste LL60, Gurnee

What: The third meeting of State Representative Joyce Mason’s Environmental Advisory Council.  Residents interested in joining the Council are asked to call Rep. Mason’s District Office at 847-485-9986 or email info@repjoycemason.com.
For additional information or to RSVP, register online.

12/06/201912:00: J Street Chicago Annual Luncheon

When:  Friday, December 6, 2019 from 12:00 noon – 2:00pm

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

What:  J Street Chicago holds its annual luncheon, this year honoring Richard Goldwasser, Chair of J Street’s Chicago chapter.  Keynote speaker will be David Axelrod, chief strategist and senior advisor to President Barack Obama.
For additional information or to RSVP, register online or for questions, please contact Sam Berkman at chicago@jstreet.org.

12/07/201909:30: Representative Joyce Mason’s Holiday Open House

When: Saturday, December 7, 2019 from 9:30 – 11:30am

Where: Rep. Mason’s District Office, 36100 N. Brookside Dr., Ste. LL, Gurnee

What: State Representative Joyce Mason’s holiday celebration. Coffee and other light refreshments will be served.  Santa Claus will be there!
For additional information or to RSVP, register online.

12/09/201919:00: Grant Township Democrats December Meeting

When:  Monday, December 9, 2019 from 7:00 – 8:30pm

Where: Fox Lake District Library, 255 E. Grand Ave., Fox Lake

What: Monthly meeting of Grant Township Democrats. This organizational meeting is for people in the Grant Township area, including Fox Lake, Lakemoor, Long Lake, Round Lake, Volo and Ingleside. This group is looking for those interested in planning events, managing projects, fundraising, communications, and other leadership roles.

12/10/201914:00: Deputy Voter Registrar Training in Waukegan

When: Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at 2:00pm

Where: 10th Floor, County Building, Assembly Room, 18 N. County St., Waukegan

What: A training for Deputy Voter Registrars will be held.  Participants must be at least 18 years of age and registered to vote in Lake County.  The event is open only to Lake County residents who are interested in helping to register new voters.  Deputy Registrars must be trained in the county in which they live, but once trained, can register voters anywhere in Illinois.  Training takes about an hour.

This training is being held through the County Clerk’s office and is free of charge.  Sign-ups will be taken up to 5 hours before the class starts.  In most cases, late sign-ups will not be added to the class.

For additional information or to RSVP,  register online, e-mail volunteers@tenthdems.org, or call 847-266-VOTE (8683).

12/10/201917:30: Sen. Laura Murphy Reception

When: Tuesday, December 10, 2019 from 5:30 to 7:30pm

Where:  Café la Cave, 2777 Mannheim Rd., Des Plaines

What:  A reception in support of State Senator Laura Murphy (D-28).
Sponsorships are available.
RSVP to Carly@ilsenatedems.org

02/03/202008:00: Iowa Caucuses

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02/11/202008:00: New Hampshire Primary Election

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02/22/202008:00: Nevada Caucus

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02/23/202013:00: Save the Date for Sarah’s Circle 28th Annual Winter Walk

When: Sunday, February 23, 2020 from 1:00 – 3:00pm

Where:  Truman College, 1145 W Wilson Ave., Chicago

What:  This event takes participants on a one-mile walk through the Uptown neighborhood while stopping along the way to listen to stories of women who have rebuilt their lives with the help of Sarah’s Circle. “Winter Walk: A Mile in Her Shoes” emphasizes the reality that women are homeless even during Chicago’s most dangerous weather.
Participants first meet at Truman College where they separate into walking groups to brave the cold together. After returning from the one-mile walk, they enjoy a meal of Chicago-style hot dogs generously donated by Vienna Beef while listening to the program.
Anyone is welcome to attend this free, family-friendly event which offers a shortened walk and special activities for children.
Click here to sign up for event updates
If you have any ideas, questions, or concerns about this event, please contact Mary NeCastro at mnecastro@sarahs-circle.orgor 773.728.1014 ext. 313.

02/29/202008:00: South Carolina Primary Election

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03/03/202008:00: Super Tuesday

When: Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Where: Alabama, California, Colorado, Massachusetts, Minnesota, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Vermont primaries

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03/07/202008:00: Louisiana Primary Election

When: Saturday, March 7, 2020

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03/10/202008:00: Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri and Ohio Primaries, North Dakota Caucus

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03/17/202008:00: Arizona, Florida, Illinois Primaries

When:  Tuesday, March 17, 2020

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