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. Inclusion in the Tenth Dems Events List does not necessarily imply endorsement by the Tenth Dems.

05/29/201709:00: March with Team Yingling in Round Lake Memorial Day Parade

When:  Monday, May 29. 2017 from 9:00 – 11:00am

Where:  Located in the WHITE sector. Line up in front of the American Legion (111 E. Main St.) in Round Lake Park

What:  Join Team Yingling for the Round Lake Area Memorial Parade.  Unfortunately, no pets will be allowed this year per parade rules.

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05/30/201717:00: Tenth Dems Phone Bank for Jon Ossoff, Democrat for Congress

When:  Tuesday, May 30, 2017 from 5:00 – 8:00pm

Where:  Highland Park Democratic Headquarters — Moraine Township Democrats, 474 Central Ave., Highland Park, IL. Suite 200, 2nd floor above Mizuki Grill.  Plenty of free parking in the lot a half-block to the east of the office.

What:  Help Tenth Dems turn Georgia’s 6th Congressional District from red to blue on June 20.

For more information or to RSVP, contact us at volunteers@tenthdems.org or call 847-266-VOTE (8683).

Please bring cellphones and laptops if you can.

06/01/201710:00: Congressman Schneider’s Hiring Event

When:  Thursday, June 1, 2017 from 10:00am – 1:00pm (early entry for Veterans beginning at 9:30am)

Where: Oakton Community College’s Tenhoeve Room, 1600 E. Golf Rd., Des Plaines, IL

What:  Summer 2017 Hiring Event.

RSVP online

06/01/201717:00: Phone Bank for Jon Ossoff, Democrat for Congress

When:  Thursday, June 1, 2017 from 4:30 – 7:30pm

Where:  Joyce Herres Home in Libertyville IL (address will be sent when you confirm your attendance)

What:  Libertyville Township Democratic Organization will be reaching out to voters in Georgia in a Get Out The Vote phonebank to support Jon Ossoff’s runoff election for Congress.

Healthy snacks and drinks will be provided.  Joyce’s residence has three small quite friendly dogs.

Bring your laptop and cell phones, if you need to borrow either from us, please let us know so that we can make them available.

RSVP to Joyce Herres joyceherres@gmail.com

06/01/201718:00: Attention Lawyers — FREE CLE in Waukegan

When:  Thursday, June 1, 2017 from 6:00 – 7:30pm (doors will open at 5:30pm)

Where:  Waukegan Public Library, 128 N County St., Waukegan, IL (in room Lewis B)

What:  Tenth Dems will provide a 90-minute training session on expunging and sealing criminal records. This free course is pending approval for 1.5 hours CLE credit for lawyers.

Tenth Dems is working with the Waukegan-based Coalition to Reduce Recidivism to hold regular events to assist with expunging and sealing criminal records, and many of our volunteer lawyers have expressed interest in helping with this project. Whether or not you think you’ll be able to volunteer, you are welcome to join us for this free training.

To RSVP for this free training, register here or reply to laurenbethgash@gmail.com or call 847-702-6635.

P.S. Refreshments will be served!

06/03/201710:00: Tenth Dems Phone Bank for Jon Ossoff, Democrat for Congress

When:  Saturday, June 3, 2017 from 10:00am – 1:00pm

Where:  Highland Park Democratic Headquarters — Moraine Township Democrats, 474 Central Ave., Highland Park, IL. Suite 200, 2nd floor above Mizuki Grill.  Plenty of free parking in the lot a half-block to the east of the office.

What:  Help Tenth Dems turn Georgia’s 6th Congressional District from red to blue on June 20.

For more information or to RSVP, contact us at volunteers@tenthdems.org or call 847-266-VOTE (8683).

Please bring cellphones and laptops if you can.

06/06/201717:00: Tenth Dems Phone Bank for Jon Ossoff, Democrat for Congress

When:  Tuesday, June 6, 2017 from 5:00 – 8:00pm

Where:  Highland Park Democratic Headquarters — Moraine Township Democrats, 474 Central Ave., Highland Park, IL. Suite 200, 2nd floor above Mizuki Grill.  Plenty of free parking in the lot a half-block to the east of the office.

What:  Help Tenth Dems turn Georgia’s 6th Congressional District from red to blue on June 20.

For more information or to RSVP, contact us at volunteers@tenthdems.org or call 847-266-VOTE (8683).

Please bring cellphones and laptops if you can.

06/06/201719:00: Event in Evanston for Daniel Biss

When:  Tuesday, June 6, 2017 from 7:00 – 9:00pm

Where:  Temperance Brewery Co, 2000 Dempster Ave., Evanston, IL

What:  Event in support of Daniel Biss, candidate for Governor of Illinois.

RSVP online, or for more information contact Liz or Jessica at RSVP@danielbiss.com or 773-441-2874

06/07/201717:00: GOTV Phonebank for Jon Ossoff

When:  Wednesday, June 7, 2017 from 4:30 – 7:30pm

Where:  Joyce Herres Home in Libertyville IL (address will be sent when you confirm your attendance)

What:  Libertyville Township Democratic Organization will be reaching out to voters in Georgia in a Get Out The Vote phonebank to support Jon Ossoff’s runoff election for Congress.

Healthy snacks and drinks will be provided.  Joyce’s residence has three small quite friendly dogs.

Bring your laptop and cell phones, if you need to borrow either from us, please let us know so that we can make them available.

RSVP to Joyce Herres joyceherres@gmail.com

06/08/201718:00: JCUA Acts of Change Dinner in Chicago

When: Thursday, June 8, 2017 at 6:00pm

Where: Galleria Marchetti, 825 W. Erie St., Chicago

What: The Jewish Council on Urban Affairs (JCUA) hosts its annual Acts of Change Dinner.  Featured guest: Jamie Kalven, award-winning investigative reporter on police accountability in Chicago.

For additional information or to RSVP, register online or email Jill Katz at jill@jcua.org or call 312-663-0960

06/08/201718:00: Thirtieth Anniversary Benefit on Behalf of Voices for Illinois Children

When:  Thursday, June 8, 2017 from 6:00 – 10:00pm

Where:  Savage Smyth, 920 N. Franklin Street, Chicago, IL

What: Honoring those who have been instrumental to Voices’ success, including Merri Dee, Philanthropist & Former WGN-TV Anchor; Miriam & George Kelm, Voices Board Member & Founding Member; and Terry Mazany, President & Chief Executive, The Chicago Community Trust.

Purchase your ticket today online,  or for more information, contact Jeannette Mihalek, Voices Director of Development at jmihalek@voices4kids.org or (312) 516-5552

06/09/201709:00: The People’s Summit with Sen. Bernie Sanders

When: Friday, June 9, 2017

Where: McCormick Place, Chicago

What: People’s Summit 2.0.   A gathering of several thousand progressive activists with the theme, “Beyond Resistance: A People’s Movement for a Just World.”  Keynote speaker: Senator Bernie Sanders.  The event continues through Sunday, June 11.

For additional information or to register online, visit the People’s Summit website.

06/09/201711:00: Zacharias Center 15th Annual Community Luncheon

When:  Friday, June 9, 2017 from 11:00am – 2:00pm

Where:  Zacharias Sexual Abuse Center, 4275 Old Grand Ave., Gurnee, IL

What: 2017 Spring Luncheon Event Schedule:  11:00 – 11:30am registration; 11:00am – 12:00pm tours of ZCenter; 11:00am – 12:30pm silent auction; 12:00pm lunch served; and 12:30pm program

Zacharias Sexual Abuse Center was built on the courage of survivors, staff, volunteers and donors, and has been serving the community as a non-profit center against sexual assault and abuse since 1983. Now operating from two sites in Gurnee and Skokie, ZCenter seeks to provide a place where survivors of sexual violence can heal. 

You can RSVP online 

06/10/201710:00: Tenth Dems Phone Bank for Jon Ossoff, Democrat for Congress

When:  Saturday, June 10, 2017 from 10:00am – 1:00pm

Where:  Highland Park Democratic Headquarters — Moraine Township Democrats, 474 Central Ave., Highland Park, IL. Suite 200, 2nd floor above Mizuki Grill.  Plenty of free parking in the lot a half-block to the east of the office.

What:  Help Tenth Dems turn Georgia’s 6th Congressional District from red to blue on June 20.

For more information or to RSVP, contact us at volunteers@tenthdems.org or call 847-266-VOTE (8683).

Please bring cellphones and laptops if you can.

06/13/201717:00: Tenth Dems Phone Bank for Jon Ossoff, Democrat for Congress

When:  Tuesday, June 13, 2017 from 5:00 – 8:00pm

Where:  Highland Park Democratic Headquarters — Moraine Township Democrats, 474 Central Ave., Highland Park, IL. Suite 200, 2nd floor above Mizuki Grill.  Plenty of free parking in the lot a half-block to the east of the office.

What:  Help Tenth Dems turn Georgia’s 6th Congressional District from red to blue on June 20.

For more information or to RSVP, contact us at volunteers@tenthdems.org or call 847-266-VOTE (8683).

Please bring cellphones and laptops if you can.

06/15/201710:00: Deputy Voter Registrar Training in Waukegan

When: Thursday, June 15, 2017 at 10:00am

Where: 10th Floor, County Building – A, 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 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.

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

06/16/201718:00: Lake County Housing Authority 4th Annual Black-Tie Gala

When:  Friday, June 16, 2017 from 6:00pm to 12 midnight

Where:  Doubletree Hotel, 510 East Route 83, Mundelein, IL

What:  The event is given in conjunction with Aim North Development Corporation.  It will be an evening of dinner, live entertainment, dancing, and a silent auction at the 4th Annual Black-Tie Gala.

RSVP online or for additional information contact gala@lakecountyha.org

06/17/201710:00: Tenth Dems Phone Bank for Jon Ossoff, Democrat for Congress

When:  Saturday, June 17, 2017 from 10:00am – 1:00pm

Where:  Highland Park Democratic Headquarters — Moraine Township Democrats, 474 Central Ave., Highland Park, IL. Suite 200, 2nd floor above Mizuki Grill.  Plenty of free parking in the lot a half-block to the east of the office.

What:  Help Tenth Dems turn Georgia’s 6th Congressional District from red to blue on June 20.

For more information or to RSVP, contact us at volunteers@tenthdems.org or call 847-266-VOTE (8683).

Please bring cellphones and laptops if you can.

06/19/201717:00: Tenth Dems Phone Bank for Jon Ossoff, Democrat for Congress

When:  Monday, June 19, 2017 from 5:00 – 8:00pm

Where:  Highland Park Democratic Headquarters — Moraine Township Democrats, 474 Central Ave., Highland Park, IL. Suite 200, 2nd floor above Mizuki Grill.  Plenty of free parking in the lot a half-block to the east of the office.

What:  Help Tenth Dems turn Georgia’s 6th Congressional District from red to blue on June 20.

For more information or to RSVP, contact us at volunteers@tenthdems.org or call 847-266-VOTE (8683).

Please bring cellphones and laptops if you can.

06/20/201717:30: EMILY’s List Cocktails for Change in Chicago

When: Tuesday, June 20, 2017 from 5:30 – 7:00pm

Where:  Chicago location to be announced

What: EMILY’s List hosts a cocktail reception to ignite change in Chicago and across the country and put more Democratic women into office.

Featured speakers and location to follow.

Register online.

06/20/201718:30: Kennedy for Illinois Fundraiser

When: Tuesday, June 20, 2017 from 6:30 – 8:00pm

Where:  The Bannockburn home of Kerry and Vicki Martin.  Address provided upon RSVP.

What:  A reception in honor of Chris Kennedy, Democratic candidate for Governor of Illinois.

For additional information or to RSVP, register online, email events@kennedyforillinois.com or call 312-636-1157

06/24/201710:00: Job Fair and Expungement and Sealing Summit

When:  Saturday, June 24, 2017 from 10:00am to 2:00pm

Where:  Waukegan Community Church, 1016 Grand Ave., Waukegan, IL

What:  Coalition to Reduce Recidivism Expungement workshop with speakers who will guide you through steps you need to take to reclaim your position in life and obtain employment.  Bring background report. Over 30 job employers will be there, so job seekers, please bring resume.

For information call 847-244-4900 or email coalition2rr@waukegantownship.com

Volunteers (attorneys and non-attorneys) can sign up to volunteer here or contact Tenth Dems at 847-266-VOTE (8683).

06/27/201718:00: Deputy Voter Registrar Training in Round Lake

When:  Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at 6:00pm

Where:  Round Lake Area Public Library, 906 Hart Rd., Round Lake, IL

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 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.

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

07/11/201718:00: Deputy Voter Registrar Training in Highland Park

When: Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at 6:00pm

Where: Highland Park Police Station, 1677 Old Deerfield Rd., Highland Park, IL

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 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.

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

 

07/12/201718:00: IVI-IPO Independents’ Day Dinner in Chicago

When: Wednesday, July 12, 2017 from 6:00 – 10:00pm

Where: Chicago Lake Shore Hotel, 4900 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago

What: The Independent Voters of Illinois – Independent Precinct Organization (IVI-IPO) holds its 73rd Annual Independents’ Day Dinner.

For additional information visit their website, http://iviipo.org/

07/21/201714:00: Deputy Voter Registrar Training in Waukegan

When: Friday, July 21, 2017 at 2:00pm

Where: 10th Floor, County Building – A, 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 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.

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

07/25/201713:00: Lake Forest Place: Let’s Talk Politics

When: Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at 1:30pm.

Where: Lake Forest Place, Lake Forest. IL

What: TDU’s Let’s Talk Politics is a moderated discussion that allows opportunities for Democrats in and around the 10th District to talk about important issues of the day with each other and guests who often include elected officials, candidates, political analysts, and authors.

Open to residents of Lake Forest Place.  Cookies, coffee and lemonade will be provided before the meeting.

For additional information or to RSVP, email events@tenthdems.org or call 847-266-VOTE (8683).

07/29/201718:00: Social Justice Sing-a-Long

When: Saturday, July 29, 2017 – Save the date – time to be announced

Where: Location to be announced

What: Tenth Dems hosts a fun night of friendship and camaraderie.

More information to come.

08/10/201718:00: Deputy Voter Registrar Training in Libertyville

When: Thursday, August 10, 2017 at 6:00pm

Where: Lake County Central Permit, 500 W. Winchester Rd., Libertyville, IL

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 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.

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

08/23/201710:00: Deputy Voter Registrar Training in Waukegan

When: Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at 10:00am

Where: 10th Floor, County Building – A, 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 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.

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

09/02/201708:00: 5k For Labor Day

When:  Saturday, September 2, 2017. Check in at 8:00am; Run begins at 9:00am; Walk begins at 9:10am; rain or shine

Where:  Independence Grove Forest Preserve, 16400 Buckley Rd., Libertyville, IL

What:  Waukegan Township Park Place presents its 17th Annual 5K For Labor Day. Run or walk 3.5 miles to raise money for senior services at Park Place. The senior center provides high-quality support programs for those who are 55 and older.

For more information or to RSVP, register online, email rthompson@waukegantownship.com or call (847) 244-4900.

09/05/201718:00: Deputy Voter Registrar Training in Deerfield

When: Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at 6:00pm

Where: Deerfield Public Library, 920 Waukegan Rd., Deerfield, IL

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 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.

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

09/14/201718:00: Save the Date! Environmental Law & Policy Center’s Dinner & Celebration

When:  Thursday, September 14, 2017 (evening program)

Where:  Hyatt Regency, Chicago, IL

What: Environmental Law & Policy Center’s 2017 Dinner & Celebration

You can RSVP online, or if you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please fill out the form and contact David Perry at dperry@elpc.org or 312.795.3701

09/23/201709:00: American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Hosts Out of Darkness Community Walk

When: Saturday, September 23rd, 2017 .  Check in/registration begins at 9:00am; walk begins at 11:00am.

Where: Arvey Field, Grant Park, 1501 S. Lake Shore Drive, located at Columbus Drive and Roosevelt Road, Chicago

What: The Illinois Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) hosts its Out of the Darkness Chicagoland Community Walk.  Proceeds from the walk support the work of the AFSP to help fight suicide.

Click for additional information or to RSVP, register online.