February 16, 2022
In this issue: Submit Your Event to Reach More Democrats ● Don’t Canvass Empty-Handed ● Welcome, Congresswoman Schakowsky ● Volunteer Spotlight ● In Case You Missed It ● Upcoming Events
Submit Your Event to Reach More Democrats
Attention candidates and event planners: Do you know how to reach thousands of Lake County Democrats with a single form? Send your information to the Lake Dems events listings.
Keeping people informed and active is key to electing more Democrats. Lake Dems plays a role in that, and frequently other groups 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 events email, please click here. Your listing will go up on our events websites (Lake Dems and Tenth Dems) as soon as possible, and can be included in our newsletters if you can get it to us by Monday.
Lake Dems brochures, above and below, are available for Democrats knocking on doors.
Don’t Canvass Empty-Handed
It’s always good to leave something behind with voters after they sign candidate petitions. Lake Dems brochures (above) are available free for members, candidates, Precinct Committeepersons, and other Democratic door-knockers.
The trifold brochures, available in English and Spanish, explain what Lake County Democrats stands for and how we fight for our Democratic values. Email us at email@example.com to request brochures, and let us know how many you need in English or Spanish.
Welcome, Congresswoman Schakowsky
On Sunday, February 13th, Lake Dems hosted a Question & Answer Meet and Greet with Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky. Over the years, Jan has frequently joined Tenth Dems at events in Lake County, and now, with the new redistricting, her 9th District extends into southwest Lake County. Although we’ve always considered Jan one of our own, we’re thrilled that we can now officially call Jan Schakowsky a member of our Lake County Congressional delegation.
Lake Dems is grateful for our many active volunteers, including the following:
An entrepreneur, Danielle Swank has been a “Jack of all Trades” volunteer extraordinaire for the Democrats. She helps with everything from filing to canvassing to organizing and managing events. She is also a computer whiz and desktop designer who produces professional-looking flyers and brochures for the local Democrats. Danielle is a fourth-generation resident of Lake County who has lived in Waukegan, Libertyville, Grayslake, and now in Highland Park and has attended the College of Lake County.
In Case You Missed It
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 16
Celebration of Candidate for Lake County Clerk Anthony Vega’s 30th Birthday. 6-8pm in Waukegan. More.
Wauconda Township Democrats February Meeting. 6:30-7:30 on Zoom. Guest speakers include 2022 candidates: Judge Rene Cruz (for IL Supreme Court), Mayor Nancy Rotering (for IL Supreme Court), Mary Morgan (for IL State Rep. 52nd District), and Alicia Timm running for Lake County Board District 17. More.
Indivisible Western Lake County (IWLC) February Meeting. 7-8:30pm, online. Group will hear comments from Sam Yingling, candidate for Illinois Senate District 31; Judge Chris Kennedy, candidate for Appellate Court District 2; Thomas Maillard, candidate for Illinois House District 62; Kristal Larson, candidate for Lake County Board District 6; and Michael Leone, candidate for Lake County Board District 1. More.
SATURDAY, FEB. 19
Michael Cortina for Justice Day of Action. Noon-3pm, Crystal Lake. Cortina for Justice and Illinois Veterans for Change hold a petition-focused Day of Action. Attendees will knock on doors to gather signatures for Michael Cortina, candidate for Appellate Court Justice, Second Judicial District. More.
Snack and Sign Lake Dems Open House at ArtWauk in Waukegan. 5-8pm. Warren Township Democrats with Tenth Dems and Lake Dems are hosting an Open House at Lake County Democratic Headquarters in Waukegan during the city’s monthly ArtWauk event. People can sign petitions for Democratic candidates, bring petitions to be notarized, and drop off completed petitions. More.
Holly Kim Welcomes the Year of the Tiger. Virtual and online event, 6-7:30pm. Lake County Treasurer Holly Kim hosts event with a Chinatown lion dance troupe, Thai folk dancers, cultural exhibitions, and boxed refreshments. More.
SUNDAY, FEB. 20
THURSDAY, FEB. 24
Kickoff Reception for Judge Chris Kennedy, Candidate for Illinois Appellate Court, 2nd District. 5:30-7pm, Libertyville. More.
FRIDAY, FEB. 25
Coalition to Reduce Recidivism Hosts Women’s Virtual Roundtable. “Let’s Talk About it…Facing Trauma: Mental Health (Shame, Blame and Regret.)” Keynote speaker: ReGina Moore, Chief Operating Officer, Legacy Reentry Foundation. 11am-12:30pm, online via Zoom and Facebook Live. More.
SATURDAY, FEB. 26
Meet & Greet Petition Drive for State Representative Candidate Mary Morgan. 8-10am, Wauconda. Sign for Mary Morgan and other Democrats. More.
MONDAY, FEB. 28
Democratic Party of Illinois Panel, “Justice on the Ballot.” 6-7pm, in Chicago and on Zoom. A conversation about the crucial, open Illinois Supreme Court races in the 2022 midterm elections. More.
TUESDAY, MARCH 1
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.