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.


09/19/202012:00: Virtual Phone Banking for Eric Rinehart

When: Saturday, September 19,  2020 from 12:00 noon – 3:00pm

Where: Online via Zoom. Link will be sent to registrants prior to the event. Register online

What: Talking to voters in Fremont, Libertyville, and Cuba Township about Eric Rinehart, candidate for Lake County State’s Attorney.  Email spagnost@gmail.com for information.

09/19/202012:15: Joe and Kamala Virtual Phone Bank

When: Saturday, September 19, 2020 at 12:30pm

Where: At home. Zoom meeting before calls. Register online

What:  Tenth Dems is holding a virtual phone bank for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.  The phone bank will begin with a brief Zoom meeting to answer questions and give instructions. Then participants will make phone calls from their homes.

09/19/202013:00: Phone Bank for Kim Foxx

When: Saturday, September 19, 2020 from 1:00 – 3:00pm

Where: Virtual. Register online

What:  A phone bank to support Kim Foxx, candidate for reelection as Cook County State’s Attorney.

09/19/202018:00: Phone Banking with Rep. Mary Edly-Allen

When: Saturday, September 19, 2020 from 12:00 noon – 4:00pm. Second shift at 2:00pm.

Where: Online via Zoom. Link will be sent prior to the event. Register online

What:   Phone Bank for State Representative Mary Edly-Allen. There will be a brief training session on making phone calls before each shift. Plus, there are prizes to be won!

09/20/202013:00: Phone Bank for Congresswoman Lauren Underwood

When: Sunday, September 20, 2020 from 1:00- 3:00pm

Where: Remotely

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

09/20/202018:00: Phone Banking with Rep. Mary Edly-Allen

When: Sunday, September 20, 2020 from 12:00 noon – 4:00pm.  Second shift at 2:00pm

Where: Online via Zoom. Link will be sent prior to the event. Register online

What:   Phone Bank for State Representative Mary Edly-Allen. There will be a brief training session on making phone calls before each shift. Plus, there are prizes to be won!

09/21/202018:00: Reenvision and Reinvest in Illinois Coal Communities

When: Monday, September 21, 2020 from 6:00 – 7:30pm

Where: Online via Zoom. Link will be sent to registrants prior to the event. Register online

What:  Clean Power Lake County presents “Reenvision and Reinvest in Illinois Coal Communities”

09/22/202017:00: Lake County Forest Preserves Public Open House

When: Tuesday, September 22, 2020 from 5:00 – 7:00pm

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

What: A Public Open House to unveil two Master Plan options for Oriole Grove in Lake Bluff. This 84-acre site provides a critical ecological link between the Lake Forest Open Lands property to the south and the Lake Bluff Open Lands to the north, creating 250-acres of open space along the Skokie River.

09/22/202017:00: Get Out The Vote (GOTV) FUNbanking with Newtown Action Alliance and Turnout 2020

When: Tuesday, September 22, 2020 from 5:00 – 6:30pm

Where: Virtual. Register online.

What: Newtown Action Alliance and Turnout 2020 (part of the Progressive Turnout Project) sponsor a FUNbanking community experience – complete with opportunities to win prizes, meet new people, and be inspired that we will Flip the Senate, Keep Congress, and Win the White House! All you need is a computer, headset (or earphones with a microphone), and access to the Internet.

09/22/202017:30: Young Professionals Trivia Night with Congressman Brad Schneider

When: Tuesday, September 22, 2020 from 5:30 – 6:30pm

Where: Online via Zoom. Link will be sent prior to the event. Register online

What:  Virtual Young Professionals Trivia Night in support of Congressman Brad Schneider.

09/22/202018:00: Wauconda Area Dems Candidate Meet & Greet

When:  Tuesday, September 22, 2020 from 6:00 to 7:15pm

Where:  Via Zoom

What:  Covid-19 has made it hard to meet candidates in person before the election in November. The Wauconda Area Dems are organizing to help their neighbors learn more about local candidates and how they plan to help their county and families. Email Gail Ballengee, Acting Wauconda Township Chair, for more information @ cgt011@gmail.com.

09/22/202019:00: The Future of Progressive Politics in Illinois with Daniel Biss and Reps. Kelly Cassidy and Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz

When: Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at 7:00pm

What: A conversation about the future of progressive politics in Illinois with The Honorable Daniel Biss & State Representatives Kelly Cassidy and Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz. For questions or to RSVP, email rsvp@1833group.com

09/23/202018:00: Joe and Kamala Virtual Phone Bank

When: Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at 6:00pm

Where: At home. Zoom meeting before calls. Register online

What:  Tenth Dems is holding a virtual phone bank for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.  The phone bank will begin with a brief Zoom meeting to answer questions and give instructions. Then participants will make phone calls from their homes.

09/23/202019:00: Meet Jonathan Carroll, Daniel Didech, Mary Edly-Allen, Joyce Mason and Sam Yingling

When: Wednesday, September 23, 2020 from 7:00 – 8:30pm

Where: Online. RSVP to carolynpinta@gmail.com

What: Local representatives in the State House tell about the work they are doing on your behalf and answer questions.

09/24/202012:00: League of Women Voters Annual Benefit, “Power the Vote”

When: Thursday, September 24, 2020 from 12:00 noon – 1:00pm.  “Doors” open at 11:45am

Where: Online event. RSVP here.  A link will be sent on the morning of September 24th. Questions? Email info@lwvil.org. Text LWVIL  to 91999 to register via your cell phone.

What:  A virtual gathering to benefit the League of Women Voters of Illinois Education Fund. Keynote Speaker: Lieutenant Governor Juliana Stratton.  Special Guest: Valerie Jarrett, Board Chair, When We All Vote; Co-Chair, United State of Women

09/24/202019:00: Warren Township Democrats Monthly Meeting

When:  Thursday, September 24, 2020 at 7:00pm

Where:  Zoom link provided a few days before the meeting

What:  The September meeting will concentrate on planning for the final 40 days of campaigning.  The agenda will include non-contact literature drop, phone banking, how to help with vote by mail follow-up, how to assist with sign distribution, contributions to campaigns and other topics related to campaigns.
To register and for more information or signs, please email Jim at jcnbbn@gmail.com or call him at 847-223-0795.  View website at www.warrentownshipdemocrats.com.

09/24/202019:00: Virtual Trivia FUNdraiser for Rep. Sam Yingling

When: Thursday, September 24, 2020 from 7:00 – 8:00pm

Where: Online via Zoom. To RSVP, email Michael Dobrow at Michael.David.Dobrow@gmail.com, DM #TeamYingling, or call 847-951-3326. Zoom login information will be sent closer to the start date.

What: A virtual trivia night fundraiser in support of State Representative Sam Yingling. The theme of the event will be Illinois-centric! You can either participate as an individual or as a team! Mystery prizes awarded to First, Second and Third place winners!

09/25/202014:00: Deputy Voter Registrar Training in Grayslake

When: Friday, September 25, 2020 at 2:00pm

Where: Lake County Fairgrounds – Meeting Room, 1060 E. Peterson RD., Grayslake

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 3 hours before the class starts.  Late sign-ups may or may not be added to the class.
For additional information or to RSVP,  register online, email volunteers@tenthdems.org, or call 847-266-VOTE (8683).

09/25/202018:00: Live Virtual Concert Supporting Senators Durbin and Jones

When:  Friday, September 25, 2019 at 6:00pm CT

Where:  Via Zoom

What:  Joel Walsh and Jason Isbell in a live virtual concert to support Senator Dick Durbin and Alabama’s Senator Doug Jones.
For details email Jesse

09/26/202009:00: Coalition to Reduce Recidivism Expungement Workship

When: Saturday, September 26, 2020 from 9:00am – 4:00pm.  Time tentative

Where: Details coming soon

09/26/202012:15: Joe and Kamala Virtual Phone Bank

When: Saturday, September 26, 2020 at 12:30pm

Where: At home. Zoom meeting before calls. Register online

What:  Tenth Dems is holding a virtual phone bank for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.  The phone bank will begin with a brief Zoom meeting to answer questions and give instructions. Then participants will make phone calls from their homes.

09/26/202016:00: League of Women Voters Candidate Forum

When: Saturday, September 26, 2020 at 4:00PM

Where: Online via Zoom. Register online

What:  Eight local chapters of the League of Women Voters is hosting a forum for Lauren Underwood and Jim Oberweis, candidates for Illinois’ 14th Congressional District. The Candidate Forum is free and open to the public but registration is required. Send suggested questions to Susan Zingle at szingle@aol.com

09/26/202018:00: Invitation to Meet Chase Thomas for Lake County Board, District 1

When: Saturday, September 26, 2020 from 6:00 – 8:00pm

Where: Live in Lake Villa or online via Zoom. For address and Zoom link, call 847-340-2764 or email ehebbard1@gmail.com

What: A gathering to meet Lake County Board candidate Chase Thomas, learn why he has chosen public service and hear his ideas for the future of District 1.  The live back yard event will be socially distanced, masks requested.

09/27/202013:00: Phone Bank for Congresswoman Lauren Underwood

When: Sunday, September 27, 2020 from 1:00- 3:00pm

Where: Remotely

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

09/29/202012:00: Webinar, “Courts Matter to Climate Change and the Environment”

When: Tuesday, September 29, 2020 from 12:00 – 1:30pm

Where: Online

What: Courts Matter Illinois presents “Courts Matter in the 2020 Election,” a series of webinars on how the federal courts affect specific issues in our lives. Webinars are free but require registration for each one. Registration information will be available two weeks before each session. Register online.

09/30/202018:00: Joe and Kamala Virtual Phone Bank

When: Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at 6:00pm

Where: At home. Zoom meeting before calls. Register online.

What:  Tenth Dems is holding a virtual phone bank for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.  The phone bank will begin with a brief Zoom meeting to answer questions and give instructions. Then participants will make phone calls from their homes.

09/30/202019:00: Lake County Virtual Town Hall

When: Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at 7:00pm

Where: Online via Zoom. Link will be sent to registrants prior to the event. Register online

What:  Chair Hart and these panelists will provide updates and answer questions from the community: Paul Frank, Chair, Lake County Financial and Administrative Special Committee on COVID-19 Recovery; Mark Pfister, Executive Director, Lake County Health Department; Robin O’Connor, Lake County Clerk and other Lake County staff and partners.

10/01/202019:00: Tenth Dems Election Protection Team Training

When: Thursday, October 1, 2020 from 7:00 – 8:30pm

Where: Online via Zoom.

What: Early Voting begins on October 19. Save the date for Election Protection Team Training; 1.5 hours CLE available for lawyers.

10/03/202012:15: Joe and Kamala Virtual Phone Bank

When: Saturday, October 3, 2020 at 12:30pm

Where: At home. Zoom meeting before calls.

What:  Tenth Dems is holding a virtual phone bank for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.  The phone bank will begin with a brief Zoom meeting to answer questions and give instructions. Then participants will make phone calls from their homes.

10/03/202018:00: Know Your Rights – Public Charge with Rep. Rita Mayfield

When: Thursday, October 3, 2019 from 6:00 – 7:30pm

Where: El Centro Comunitario, 914 8th St., Waukegan

What: A discussion on Public Charge with State Representative Rita Mayfield, Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (ICIRR), HACES, and Catholic Charities.  Presenter: Jocelyn Jaramillo, DOJ Accredited Representative.

10/04/202013:00: Phone Bank for Congresswoman Lauren Underwood

When: Sunday, October 4, 2020 from 1:00- 3:00pm

Where: Remotely

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

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.

10/07/202018:00: Joe and Kamala Virtual Phone Bank

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

Where: At home. Zoom meeting before calls.

What:  Tenth Dems is holding a virtual phone bank for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.  The phone bank will begin with a brief Zoom meeting to answer questions and give instructions. Then participants will make phone calls from their homes.

10/07/202018:30: Wine and Winning with Senator Dick Durbin

When:  Wednesday, October 7th, 2020 at 6:30pm CT

Where:  Via Zoom

What:  Get two bottles of wine delivered, learn about wine from an expert, and talk about the election with Senator Dick Durbin.
Pre-register for the Zoom call here (RSVP no later than October 1st at noon).  Details provided upon purchase of a ticket.
Please contact Nancy Kohn or Michal Sered-Schoenberg at Michal@kohnconsulting.com or 312-527-3667 with questions.

10/09/202011:30: Coalition to Reduce Recidivism Virtual 17th Annual Event

When: Friday, October 9, 2020. Network & Entertainment: 11:30am; Program: 12:00pm

Where: Online. Register here.

What:  A Virtual 17th Annual Coalition Event in conjunction with Coalition Legal, LLC .  Theme: At Last……..I.  Can. Breathe.  For more information, email coalition2rr@waukegantownship.com.

10/10/202012:15: Joe and Kamala Virtual Phone Bank

When: Saturday, October 10, 2020 at 12:30pm

Where: At home. Zoom meeting before calls.

What:  Tenth Dems is holding a virtual phone bank for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.  The phone bank will begin with a brief Zoom meeting to answer questions and give instructions. Then participants will make phone calls from their homes.

10/10/202018:00: Curt’s Cafe Virtual Gratitude Gala

When: Saturday, October 10, 2020 at 6:30pm

Where: Online Purchase tickets at https://curtscafe.org/

What: A virtual evening of great food, celebration and gratitude honoring our students, volunteers and staff. Guest host: Val Warner of ABC 7’s Windy City LIVE.

10/10/202018:00: Waukegan Utility-Bill Clinic with Rep. Rita Mayfield and Citizens Utility Board

When: Thursday, October 10, 2020 from 6:00 – 8:00pm

Where: Waukegan Public Library, Meeting Room A, 128 North County St., Waukegan

What: A free utility-bill clinic with State Representative Rita Mayfield and the Citizens Utility Board (CUB). Attendees should bring current copies of their gas, electric and phone bills for an expert one-on-one analysis with a CUB representative. To register, call the CUB at 312-263-4282 ext. 111 or email events@citizensutilityboard.org with the subject line “Waukegan 10/10”.

10/10/202019:00: Tenth Dems Election Protection Team Training

When: Saturday, October 10, 2020 from 4:00 – 5:30pm

Where: Online via Zoom.

What: Early Voting begins on October 19. Save the date for Election Protection Team Training; 1.5 hours CLE available for lawyers.

10/11/202013:00: Phone Bank for Congresswoman Lauren Underwood

When: Sunday, October 11, 2020 from 1:00- 3:00pm

Where: Remotely

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

10/13/202012:00: Webinar, “Courts Matter to Reproductive Rights”

When: Tuesday, October 13, 2020 from 12:00 – 1:30pm

Where: Online

What: Courts Matter Illinois presents “Courts Matter in the 2020 Election,” a series of webinars on how the federal courts affect specific issues in our lives. Webinars are free but require registration for each one. Registration information will be available two weeks before each session. Register online.

10/14/202018:00: Joe and Kamala Virtual Phone Bank

When: Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at 6:00pm

Where: At home. Zoom meeting before calls.

What:  Tenth Dems is holding a virtual phone bank for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.  The phone bank will begin with a brief Zoom meeting to answer questions and give instructions. Then participants will make phone calls from their homes.

10/17/202012:15: Joe and Kamala Virtual Phone Bank

When: Saturday, October 17, 2020 at 12:30pm

Where: At home. Zoom meeting before calls.

What:  Tenth Dems is holding a virtual phone bank for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.  The phone bank will begin with a brief Zoom meeting to answer questions and give instructions. Then participants will make phone calls from their homes.

10/18/202013:00: Phone Bank for Congresswoman Lauren Underwood

When: Sunday, October 18, 2020 from 1:00- 3:00pm

Where: Remotely

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

10/21/202011:00: Personal PAC’s Virtual 27th Annual Awards Luncheon

When: Wednesday, October 21, 2020. Pre-luncheon events: 11:00am; Program: 12:00 – 1:30pm

Where: Virtual. Register online.

What: Personal PAC’s 2020 Annual Awards Luncheon features Jane Fonda, Cecile Richards, Kim Foxx and more. The luncheon honors Heather Booth of the Jane Collective; Bryan Howard, President and CEO of Planned Parenthood AZ; and Toi Hutchinson, Senior Advisor to the Governor on Cannabis Control.

10/21/202018:00: Joe and Kamala Virtual Phone Bank

When: Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at 6:00pm

Where: At home. Zoom meeting before calls.

What:  Tenth Dems is holding a virtual phone bank for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.  The phone bank will begin with a brief Zoom meeting to answer questions and give instructions. Then participants will make phone calls from their homes.

10/24/202012:15: Joe and Kamala Virtual Phone Bank

When: Saturday, October 24, 2020 at 12:30pm

Where: At home. Zoom meeting before calls.

What:  Tenth Dems is holding a virtual phone bank for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.  The phone bank will begin with a brief Zoom meeting to answer questions and give instructions. Then participants will make phone calls from their homes.

10/25/202013:00: Phone Bank for Congresswoman Lauren Underwood

When: Sunday, October 25, 2020 from 1:00- 3:00pm

Where: Remotely

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

10/28/202018:00: Joe and Kamala Virtual Phone Bank

When: Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at 6:00pm

Where: At home. Zoom meeting before calls.

What:  Tenth Dems is holding a virtual phone bank for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.  The phone bank will begin with a brief Zoom meeting to answer questions and give instructions. Then participants will make phone calls from their homes.

10/31/202012:15: Joe and Kamala Virtual Phone Bank

When: Saturday, October 31, 2020 at 12:30pm

Where: At home. Zoom meeting before calls.

What:  Tenth Dems is holding a virtual phone bank for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.  The phone bank will begin with a brief Zoom meeting to answer questions and give instructions. Then participants will make phone calls from their homes.

11/01/202013:00: Phone Bank for Congresswoman Lauren Underwood

When: Sunday, November 1, 2020 from 1:00- 3:00pm

Where: Remotely

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

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.