April, 6, 2022
In this Issue: Help Wanted: Voter Registration Organizers ● Education Official Switches Parties, Running as a Democrat ● House Steps Up to Limit Cost of Life-Saving Insulin ● Lake County Is Hiring Election Judges ● Volunteer Spotlight ● Ramadan Greetings ● In Case You Missed It ● Upcoming Events
Help Wanted: Voter Registration Organizers
We’re organizing voter registration drives all over the county as the 2022 campaign heats up. This is crucial work, and we’re looking for volunteers in several areas, including:
- Working with schools, colleges, and other facilities to arrange registration drives
- Scheduling Deputy Voter Registrars to ensure a minimum of two Registrars at each site
- Delivering registration materials and other supplies to sites
- Keeping our list of Registrar contacts up to date
- Recruiting voter registration volunteers
Please respond to this email if you can take on one or more of these key roles. Thank you to all our amazing Deputy Voter Registrars for doing your part for democracy.
To learn more, see the Daily Herald article.
House Steps Up to Limit Cost of Life-Saving Insulin
Lake County Is Hiring Election Judges
Lake Dems is grateful for our many active volunteers, including the following:
Victoria Ratnaswamy is one of our top Deputy Voter Registrars—signing voters up week after week at farmers markets, high schools, the College of Lake County, and sometimes even in potential voters’ driveways. Starting with Early Voting, and continuing through every Election Day, Victoria also serves as a Democratic Election Judge. A resident of Highland Park, her reliability and enthusiasm for helping with voter registration and elections are an inspiration.
In Case You Missed It
Sun-Times Urges End to Bobcat Hunting in Illinois.
State Rep. Daniel Didech sponsored a hunting ban in 2021 and says he hasn’t given up on getting it passed.
GOP Candidates for Governor Would Take Illinois Women Backwards. From reproductive freedoms to equal pay, the GOP candidates for governor would spell disaster for Illinois women.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6
Environmental Law & Policy Center Webinar with Tammy Duckworth. Noon, online. More.
SATURDAY, APRIL 9
Meet the Candidate Coffee with Lake County Board District 1 Candidate Brian Hayden. 10am, Wadsworth. More.
Antioch and Grant Township Democrats April Meeting. 7-8:30pm, Antioch. More.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13
Illinois Democratic County Chairs’ Association (IDCCA) 2022 Party Builder Awards Reception. 5:30-7pm, Chicago. More.
THURSDAY, APRIL 14
Deputy Voter Registrar Training in Waukegan. 3pm, Waukegan. 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. More.
TUESDAY, APRIL 19<
Environmental Policy Discussion in Support of Supreme Court Justice Candidate Nancy Rotering. 5:30-6:30pm on Zoom. More.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20
Lauren Beth Gash Campaign Kickoff for Reelection as State Central Committeewoman. 5:30pm on Zoom. Special guests: Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky, Congressman Brad Schneider, and Democratic Party of Illinois Chair/Congresswoman Robin Kelly. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.