July 1, 2022
In this Issue: Senator Tammy Duckworth and Lt. Governor Juliana Stratton respond to Supreme Court’s Decision Overturning Roe ● Pro-Choice Rally in Highland Park ● Volunteer Spotlight ● In Case You Missed It ● Upcoming Events
Senator Tammy Duckworth Responds To Supreme Court Decision
Lt. Governor Stratton’s Statement on Supreme Court’s Decision
Pro-Choice Rally in Highland Park
Pro-Choice activists attend the June 24th evening rally at Port Clinton Square Highland Park.
Rally attendees listen to speakers opposing the Supreme Court’s toppling of Roe v. Wade.
Brad Schneider and wife Julie at rally supporting a woman’s right to choose.
Lake Dems is grateful for our many active volunteers, including the following:
Lake Dems wants to shine a spotlight on all our Democratic primary election candidates and volunteers. You knocked on thousands of doors. You dropped tons of literature. You made countless telephone calls. You stuffed envelopes, delivered yard signs, handed out literature at polling places. You gathered information about where and how to vote, got the information to voters, and answered their questions via email and the voter information hotline. You voted and you urged your friends and family to vote. And you served as election judges and poll watchers and performed election protection activities to ensure that the election ran smoothly and that everyone who was eligible to vote was allowed to vote.
Thank you to all our dedicated volunteers.
In Case You Missed It
10th Congressional District Republican Candidate Revealed Dangerously Out Of Touch Views About Reproductive Rights.
Deerfield, IL – Before the U.S. Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade, Republican candidate for Illinois’ 10th Congressional District, Joe Severino, revealed his shockingly ignorant and false views about abortion and reproductive rights on social media:
“85% of abortions are black babies drawing HUGE returns in baby parts. This includes late term abortion. ‘Like steer-the bigger the baby the more profitable.’ ”
10th District Democratic State Central Committeewoman Lauren Beth Gash released the following statement:
“Voters in the10th District should know that Republican Joe Severino is not only an anti-choice extremist, but someone who peddles the same disgusting, racist rhetoric and conspiracy theories as Donald Trump, who 10th District voters resoundingly rejected in 2016 and 2020. It’s pathetic but not surprising that this is the best candidate 10th District Republicans could offer a district that has been proudly pro-choice for generations.
Even worse: it’s possible that an extremist like Joe Severino could win this race. If we want to protect women’s health care freedom, if we want to overcome hateful conspiracy theories threatening to tear the country apart, we must beat right-wing Republican Joe Severino.”
Read 10th Congressional District Representative Brad Schneider’s statement on the SCOTUS Roe v. Wade.
SATURDAY, JULY 2
Walk with Democrats in the Fox Lake Independence Weekend Parade. Gather by 10:30am; step off at 11am. Fox Lake. More.
SUNDAY, JULY 3
Walk with Democrats in the Waukegan 4th of July Parade. Gather by 12:30pm; step off at 1pm. Waukegan. More.
Walk with Democrats in the Mundelein Community Days Parade. Gather by 1:30pm; step off at 2pm. Mundelein. More.
MONDAY, JULY 4
Walk with Lake County Democrats in the Vernon Hills 4th of July Parade. Gather by 8:30am; step off at 9am. Vernon Hills. More.
Walk with Rep. Bob Morgan and Lake County Democrats in Lake Bluff 4th of July Parade. Gather by 9:30am; step off at 10am. Lake Bluff. More.
Walk with Democrats in the Highland Park 4th of July Parade. Gather by 9:30am; step off at 10am. Highland Park. More.
Walk with Maria Peterson and Alicia Timm in the Barrington 4th of July Parade. Gather by 9:30am; step off at 10am. Barrington. More.
Walk with Democrats in the Antioch 4th of July Parade. Gather by 10am; step off at 10:30am. Antioch. More.
Walk with Democrats in the Deerfield 4th of July Parade. Gather by 11:30am; step off at noon. Deerfield. 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.