August 17, 2022
In this Issue: Biden Signs Inflation Reduction Act ● Volunteer Spotlight ● Candidate Q&A: Judge Chris Kennedy ● In Case You Missed It ● Upcoming Events
Biden Signs Inflation Reduction Act
Read more here about this wide-ranging legislation.
Lake Dems is grateful for our many active volunteers, including the following:
Matt Muchowski was recently elected Waukegan Township Chair after being an active Precinct Committeeperson for several years. In the June 28 primary election, Matt’s efforts were crucial in helping County Board Member Mary Ross-Cunningham win her primary. Matt is a legislative and political organizer with the American Federation of Government Employees (the nation’s largest federal employee union) and is the union’s District 7 Office Manager.
Candidate Q&A: Judge Chris Kennedy
Why are you running for Appellate Court?
I believe I can bring a unique perspective and in-depth experience to the court that reviews decisions and verdicts in the trial courts of five Illinois counties with over 1.7 million people. This district has never elected a Democrat to this court — with your help, I will be the first.
Before I ever became a judge, I had diverse, real-world experience in many aspects of life and the law. I grew up working class in a union family and was able to make the most of an opportunity to attend law school on a scholarship, making the law review, then working for 25 years as a lawyer fighting for people who were victims of crime, victims of negligence, victims of fraud, and victims of systems that overlooked and marginalized them — such as children with disabilities.
Why do you think you’re the best person for the Appellate Court?
I see people from all walks of life in my courtroom every day and I work hard to ensure that everyone is given equal access to the justice system and that every case is decided correctly and fairly. I will bring this ethic to the Appellate Court and apply the law without forgetting the people who are affected by our decisions.
Whoever we elect to this position may be there for over 25 years. We need to get the word out to every voter that this election is extremely important. Tell your friends who live in Lake, McHenry, Kane, Kendall, and Dekalb Counties to vote for Judge Chris Kennedy for Appellate Court!
Read more about Judge Kennedy on his website.
In Case You Missed It
Republican Nominee for Governor Doubles Down on Comparing Abortion to Holocaust (Yahoo News)
3 Ways the Inflation Reduction Act Would Pay You to Help Fight Climate Change (National Public Radio)
Events below are taken from the complete list of Upcoming Events at LakeDems.org/events. To submit your event, click here.
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 17
Representative Bob Morgan Town Hall Meeting. 6-7pm, Highland Park. More.
THURSDAY, AUG. 18
Brad Schneider’s “Congress on Your Corner” in Grayslake. 6pm. More.
Fremont Township Democrats August Meeting. 6pm, Mundelein. More.
FRIDAY, AUG. 19
Assessment Appeal Workshop with West Deerfield Township Assessor. 10am, Deerfield. More.
Lake County Democratic Women 2022 Gala. 6-9pm, North Chicago. More.
SATURDAY, AUG. 20
Lake County AfroFest 22. Noon-8pm, Waukegan. More.
SUNDAY, AUG. 21
Bike the Tenth With Brad Schneider. 9-11:30am, Libertyville. More.
Meet and Greet with Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky in Vernon Township. Noon in Buffalo Grove. More.
Schneider for Congress August Coffee Club in Grayslake. 1-2pm, Grayslake. More.
Democratic “Party With Our Party” in Highland Park. 2-4pm. More.
Meet and Greet with Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky in Ela Township. 2pm in Lake Zurich. More.
Illinois Senate Candidate Maria Peterson Hosts Gun Sense Rally. 4pm, Lake Zurich. More.
MONDAY, AUG. 22
Domestic Violence and the Danger of Firearms. 7-8pm, Buffalo Grove. A discussion of the tools available to domestic violence victims and the people who care about them. More.
TUESDAY, AUG. 23
Congressman Sean Casten’s Mid-Quarter Fundraiser. 6-7pm, online via Zoom. More.
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 24
Indivisible Western Lake County (IWLC) August Meeting with Moms Demand Action. 7-8:30pm, Lindenhurst. More.
Assessment Appeal Workshop with West Deerfield Township Assessor. 7pm, Deerfield. More.
THURSDAY, AUG. 25
Deputy Voter Registrar Training in Waukegan. 3pm, Waukegan. More.
Support Asian American Candidates. 5:30-7:30pm, Chicago. Illinois House Speaker Emanuel “Chris” Welch and Illinois Senate President Don Harmon invite you to support Asian American legislative members and candidates. More.
County Board Candidate Sara Knizhnik General Election Campaign Kickoff. 6:30-8:30pm, Hawthorn Woods. More.
Warren Township Democrats August Meeting. 7pm, Gurnee. 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.