April 20, 2022
In this Issue: Turning and Keeping Lake County Blue ● Voter Registration ● More Good News from Springfield ● Volunteer Spotlight ● In Case You Missed It ● Upcoming Events
Turning and Keeping Lake County Blue
Dear Democratic Friends,
Democrats in Lake County are on the move. We are recruiting and running candidates in parts of the county that have historically been solid red! We’ve strengthened our Democratic township organizations all over the county, and now they’re forces to be reckoned with. Our recent successful strategy meeting with Northwest Lake County-area
Democrats brought in new faces that had never before been to a Democratic meeting!
At the Lake Villa St. Patrick’s Day and Antioch Easter Day parades, Democratic candidates and volunteers were out in force, showing our banners and letting the public know we were there. The weather was cold but our hearts were warm and enthusiastic. And many in the crowd responded with their support.
The Blue Team has run and won local elections in the western part of our county, from the Cook County line to the Wisconsin border. In what is expected to be a tough year for Democrats, we must continue to work hard to inform Lake County residents about our candidates and convince them to vote for us. The foundational work we have done in each township will make a significant difference.
THANK YOU to our Democratic leaders all over the county.
Lauren Beth Gash
Voter Registration Drive At North Chicago Community High School
On April 19th, Democratic Deputy Voter Registrars staffed another successful voter registration drive, this time at North Chicago Community High School.
More Good News from Springfield
Lake Dems is grateful for our many active volunteers, including the following:
Susan Moore has been instrumental in building a strong Democratic organization in a part of Lake County that has traditionally voted Republican. Whether it’s serving as Antioch Township Democrats Chair, Precinct Committeeperson, or Antioch Public Library District Trustee (elected in 2021), Susan is always ready to serve. As a Deputy Voter Registrar and a notary, Susan’s talents and enthusiasm were a great asset during petition season.
In Case You Missed It
Governor Pritzker Invests in Improving Public Education.
Events below are taken from the complete list of Upcoming Events at LakeDems.org/events. Click here to submit your event.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27
Evening in Support of Judge Elizabeth Rochford, Candidate for the Illinois Supreme Court. 5-7pm, Libertyville. More.
SATURDAY, APRIL 30
Brad Schneider’s “Congress on Your Corner” in Wheeling. 1pm. Also online. More.
SUNDAY, MAY 1
Chicago Political & Pop Culture Memorabilia Show. 9am-3pm, Orland Park. Show features buying, selling, and trading of American historical memorabilia. Free admission, free parking. More.
Highway Cleanup with Libertyville Dems. 1:15-3pm, Libertyville. Attendees encouraged to wear their favorite political shirt, sturdy shoes, and long pants. Safety vests and gloves provided. More.
Mary Ross Cunningham Fashion Show and Hat Contest. 4-7pm, Waukegan. Events supporting the reelection of Mary Ross Cunningham, Lake County Board Vice Chair. More.
TUESDAY, MAY 3
Reception in Support of State Senator Adriane Johnson. 5-7pm, Wheeling. More.
West Deerfield Township Dems Monthly Meeting. 6-7pm, Bannockburn. Discussion on current events, plans, and how to help Democratic candidates. More.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 4
Deputy Voter Registrar Training in Libertyville. 3pm. Participants must be at least 18 and registered to vote in Lake County. The event is open only to Lake County residents interested in helping to register new voters. Training takes about an hour. More.
THURSDAY, MAY 5
North Suburban Legal Aid Clinic 7th Anniversary Celebration. 6:30pm, Northbrook. Includes cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, a raffle, and music. More.
How Do I Join Lake County Democrats?
Lake County Democrats is made up of people like you, people who are passionate about building better communities and a better world. We’re a grassroots political organization, working with Democrats in all parts of Lake County – from Antioch to Highland Park, Libertyville to Waukegan, Barrington to Zion. Become a member online now or send a check payable to Lake County Democrats to P.O. Box 671, Lake Zurich, IL 60047. Questions? Contact email@example.com.