June 16, 2022
In this Issue: Early voting ● March For Our Lives Rallies ● Pride Parade in Grayslake ● Volunteer Spotlight ● In Case You Missed It ● Upcoming Events
Early voting is underway county-wide. For early voting locations and times click here.
March For Our Lives Rally in Highland Park to Prevent Gun Violence
March For Our Lives rallies were held across the country on Saturday demanding new laws and regulations to help prevent gun violence after recent mass shootings. There were over 500 participants at the Highland Park Rally.
Pride Parade in Grayslake
Lake Dems is grateful for our many active volunteers, including the following:
CJ Schmidt has been the chair of Ela Township Democrats for nearly a year. Currently, he is leading that township’s Precinct Committeepersons and other volunteers in a “post-it” canvass to make sure Democrats know where to vote in the primary election. In addition, the post-it contains a QR code that links the voter to the candidate page on the Ela Dems website. Drawing on his 15 years of experience in hospitality sales and events, CJ has also been active in planning monthly events, social gatherings, and social media for Democrats.
In Case You Missed It
MAGA Republicans Tried To Overturn The Election
On January 6, MAGA Republicans stormed the U.S. Capitol and attacked our democracy. Donald Trump spent weeks pushing dangerous and unhinged conspiracies in a desperate attempt to cling to power. But MAGA Republicans didn’t stop there. They have not only downplayed the attacks that took place that day but continue to undermine our democracy and make it harder to vote in hopes of taking power.
MAGA Fundraising Off Lies
Jan. 6 committee ties the Trump campaign’s false claims about election fraud, and its repeated litigation of the 2020 election, to its fundraising tactics.
Events below are taken from the complete list of Upcoming Events at LakeDems.org/events. To submit your event, click here.
THURSDAY, JUNE 16
Pride Celebration with Anthony Vega. 6-8pm, Highwood. More.
SATURDAY, JUNE 18
Walk with Democrats in the North Chicago Juneteenth Parade. 8am, Parade steps off at 8:30am. More.
Walk with Democrats in Libertyville Days Parade. 9:30-11:30am, Libertyville. More.
Waukegan Dems Get Out the Vote (GOTV) Canvass and Fundraiser. 9:30-11:30am, Waukegan. More.
Highland Park Day of Action with Moraine Township Democrats. Shifts from 10am-noon, noon-2pm and 2-4pm, Highland Park. More.
Juneteenth Expo in Waukegan.11am-5pm, Waukegan. Help needed to staff the booth at the Juneteenth Expo in Downtown Waukegan. More.
Day of Action for Countywide Candidates. 1-4pm, Mundelein. Mundelein. Canvassing, phone banking, texting, and other volunteer opportunities for Lake County Clerk candidate Anthony Vega, Lake County Treasurer Holly Kim, and Lake County Sheriff John Idleburg. More.
Democrats Open House at ArtWauk in Waukegan. 5-7:30pm, Waukegan. More.
TUESDAY, JUNE 21
A Cocktail Class Taught by Maria Peterson candidate for State Senate. 5:30-7pm, North Barrington. More.
THURSDAY, JUNE 23
University Center of Lake County Open House. 6-8pm, Grayslake. Admission representatives from 12 universities will provide information regarding enrollment requirements for bachelor completion, graduate certificates and graduate programs. 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.