July 27, 2022
In this Issue: Highland Park Mayor Nancy Rotering Testifies ● Join Your Fellow Democrats at the County Fair ● Volunteer Spotlight ● In Case You Missed It ● Upcoming Events
Highland Park Mayor Nancy Rotering Testifies
Urges Congress to Pass a Federal Assault Weapons Ban
Highland Park Mayor Nancy Rotering recounted the horror of the July 4th shooting she witnessed as she testified last week before the Senate Judiciary Committee in Washington, D.C. She presented a moving, clear, multifaceted, and emphatic call for a nationwide ban on assault weapons.
“Less than a minute is all it took for a person with an assault weapon to shoot 83 rounds into a crowd, forever changing so many lives,” she told the committee. “Is this freedom?”
We strongly recommend you read Mayor Rotering’s powerful and compelling presentation. Click here for the full text. For some excerpts, click here. (Photo courtesy of Senator Dick Durbin’s Office.)
Join Your Fellow Democrats at the County Fair
Lake Dems needs a few more volunteers to staff our big Lake County Fair booth. Can you spare a couple of hours to work a shift with your fellow Democrats? We’ll be sharing our values with fairgoers, selling buttons, meeting candidates who drop by, and having fun. Sign up here. The fairgrounds is at 1060 East Peterson Road, Grayslake.
Lake Dems is grateful for our many active volunteers, including the following:
Ellen Blank is a volunteer who is always ready to help elect Democrats. As elections approach, Ellen signs up new voters as a Deputy Voter Registrar. During elections, she is busy ensuring voter access as part of our Democratic Election Protection Team. Most recently, Ellen joined the Lake Dems crew scrutinizing ballot petitions filed by a Libertarian candidate running against Alexi Giannoulias for Secretary of State. Thank you, Ellen, and all our wonderful volunteers!
In Case You Missed It
Tax Holiday for School Supplies Starts Next Week.
Events below are taken from the complete list of Upcoming Events at LakeDems.org/events. To submit your event, click here.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 27
Deputy Voter Registrar Training in Libertyville. 3-4pm. More.
Rooftop Environmental Reception in Support of Illinois State Treasurer Mike Frerichs. 5:30-7:30pm, Chicago. More.
THURSDAY, JULY 28
Rep. Joyce Mason Campaign Kickoff with Illinois Speaker of the House Emanuel “Chris” Welch. 5:30-8pm, Gurnee. More.
West Deerfield Township Dems July Meeting. 6-7pm, Deerfield. More.
Brad Schneider’s Volunteer Phone Bank. 6-8pm, Northbrook. More.
SUNDAY, JULY 31
Meet the Candidates – Lake County Clerk Candidate Anthony Vega and County Board District 1 Candidate Brian Hayden. 1-3:30pm, Lake Villa. More.
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 3
Lake Villa Dems August Meeting with Lake County Sheriff John Idleburg and State’s Attorney Eric Rinehart. 6:30-8:30pm. More.
THURSDAY, AUG. 4
Town Hall Meeting in Buffalo Grove with State Senators Julie Morrison and Adriane Johnson, and State Representatives Daniel Didech and Jonathan Carroll. 6:30-8pm, Buffalo Grove. 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.