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.


10/28/202018:00: #SierraVotes Get Out The Vote (GOTV) Rally

When:  Wednesday, October 28, 2020 from 6:00 to 7:30pm

Where:  Zoom Call

What:  Sierra Club will sponsor a virtual GOTV rally to elect environmental candidates up and down the ballot.  They will be joined by featured speakers: Senator Dick Durbin, Congresswoman Lauren Underwood, Marie Newman, Rep Karina Villa, Rep. Joyce Mason, community leaders and more.  In addition, David Teeghman and local volunteer leaders will talk about the Fair Tax and why this work is so important, especially during a historic election year like 2020.
Link to register for the rally

After the rally, there will be a “power hour” of calling voters, followed by social time with fellow Sierra Club members.  Training will be provided.
While the rally will mark a major milestone, sign up for a shift (or two) in your area here.  If you’re looking for a list of endorsed candidates from across the state, you can see them here.

10/28/202018:00: Black and Brown Panel: Building Diverse Coalitions and Collaborations in Lake County

When:  Wednesday, October 28, 2020 from 6:00 to 7:00pm

Where:  Online

What:  Mano a Mano Family Resource Center presents a panel of young, local Lake County leaders who are building Black and Brown Unity, more representative governance, and a more just community.  The panel includes: Brandon Ewing, President,Waukegan School District #60 School Board; Celeste Flores, Director, Faith in Place, Lake County; Marc Jones, Director, Waukegan Township; Jesus Ruiz, Dean, College of Lake County, Lakeshore Campus; and Dulce Ortiz, Executive Director, Mano a Mano (Moderator).
Register for tickets online
For questions contact Megan McKenna at megan@mamfrc.org

10/28/202020:00: Jonathan Carroll’s Trivia Night

When: Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at 8:00pm

Where: Online. Register here. For questions or more information, email rsvp@1833group.com

What:   A fun night full of virtual brain-teasers and head-scratchers to support State Representative Jonathan Carroll.

10/29/202018:00: Tammy Duckworth’s Virtual Fundraiser for Steve Bullock

When:  Thursday, October 29, 2020 at 6:00pm CT (4:00pm PT; 5:00pm MT; and 7:00pm ET)

Where:  Zoom Call

What:  Tammy Duckworth joins fellow senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) for a fundraiser supporting Gov. Steve Bullock of Montana, a candidate for the U.S. Senate.
Link for ticket

10/30/202008:30: Pre-Election Summit

When:  Friday, October 30, 2020 from 8:30 to 9:30am CT

Where:  Zoom Call

What:  Senator Dick Durbin invites you to a Pre-Election Summit featuring Senator Durbin; Senator Tammy Duckworth; Mayor Lori Lightfoot; Betsy Dirksen Londrigan, Candidate IL- 13, and Geoff Garin, President, Hart Research.
Participants will need to pre-register here for the Zoom callDetails provided upon purchase of a ticket.
Questions contact Nancy at 312/925-8067 or nkohn@kohnconsulting.com, or Michal at 312/527-3667 or michal@kohnconsulting.com.

10/31/202012:00: Joe and Kamala GOTV Virtual Phone Bank

When: Saturday, October 31, 2020 (Multiple shifts, starting at 12:00 pm)

Where: At home. Meet via Zoom
Register: https://www.mobilize.us/2020victory/event/351946/

What:  Join Tenth Dems volunteers to GOTV (Get Out the Vote) for Joe & Kamala. Select from the following time slots when you register: 12:00 noon, 2:00 pm, or 4:00pm. Join the Zoom meeting for instructions and/or training and then make calls from your home.

11/01/202012:00: Joe and Kamala GOTV Virtual Phone Bank

When: Sunday, November 1, 2020.  Shifts start at 2:00 pm

Where: At home. Meet via Zoom
Register: https://www.mobilize.us/2020victory/event/351946

What:  Join Tenth Dems volunteers to GOTV (Get Out the Vote) for Joe & Kamala. Select from the following time slots when you register: 2:00 pm, 4:00 pm, or 6:00 pm. Join the Zoom meeting for instructions and/or training and then make calls from your home.

11/02/202012:00: Joe and Kamala GOTV Virtual Phone Bank

When: Monday, November 2, 2020.  Shifts start at 10:00 am

Where: At home. Meet via Zoom
Register: https://www.mobilize.us/2020victory/event/351946

What:  Join Tenth Dems volunteers to GOTV (Get Out the Vote) for Joe & Kamala. Select from the following time slots when you register: 10:00 am, 12:00 noon, 2:00 pm, or 4:00 pm. Join the Zoom meeting for instructions and/or training and then make calls from your home.

11/03/202012:00: Joe and Kamala GOTV Virtual Phone Bank

When: Tuesday, November 3, 2020.  Shifts start at 9:00 am

Where: At home. Meet via Zoom
Register: https://www.mobilize.us/2020victory/event/351946

What:  Join Tenth Dems volunteers to GOTV (Get Out the Vote) for Joe & Kamala. Select from the following time slots when you register: 9:00 am, 11:00 am, 1:00 pm, 3:00 pm, or 5:00 pm. Join the Zoom meeting for instructions and/or training and then make calls from your home.

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.

11/12/202018:00: Chinese Mutual Aid Association (CMAA) Annual Gala

When: Thursday, November 12, 2020 from 6:00 – 7:00pm

Where: Online. Register here.

What:   A virtual celebration of CMAA’s 39th Annual Gala. The theme, “Beyond Essential,” highlights its COVID-19 relief efforts and especially recognizes the essential work of its Community Care Program (CCP). State Senator Ram Villivalam will receive the Visionary of the Year Award.