June 2, 2022
In this Issue: Remembering Fallen Heroes on Memorial Day ● Schneider Seeks to Name Post Office for Hero ● ‘Democrats Defending Democracy’ Reception Tickets on Sale ● Volunteer Spotlight ● In Case You Missed It ● Upcoming Events
Remembering Fallen Heroes on Memorial Day
Democrats marched in Memorial Day parades across Lake County in Grayslake, Highland Park, Lake Villa, and Wauconda.
On Memorial Day we remember and pay tribute to those who gave their lives to protect democracy. With so much at stake in these trying times, we must remember for what they fought. Heroes made the ultimate sacrifice, and if we truly want to honor them, we must work for democracy.
Thank you to the many Democrats and Democratic candidates who participated.
Above and below: Democrats gather for the Memorial Day Parade in Wauconda.
Above and below: Candidates and Democrats turn out for the Lake Villa Memorial Day parade.
Schneider Seeks to Name Post Office for Hero
Democrats Defending Democracy Reception Tickets on Sale
Please join Lake Dems on Flag Day, June 14th, for an exciting and energizing evening featuring State Comptroller Susana Mendoza and national political consultant Pete Giangreco. The reception is from 5:30-7pm at the Hyatt Regency, 1750 Lake Cook Road, Deerfield.
Lake Dems is grateful for our many active volunteers, including the following:
Ruth Stevig is the backbone of the Wauconda Township Democrats. As the organization’s administrator, Ruth sends out monthly meeting reminders, Zoom links, agendas, and post-meeting notes. Ruth recently hosted a candidate meet-and-greet at her home for Maria Peterson and Mary Morgan. A Precinct Committeeperson, Ruth’s home is often the drop-off or pick-up point for literature, t-shirts, signs, and more. Her impact goes well beyond Lake County, as when she coordinated efforts to write and mail postcards to voters in Georgia.
In Case You Missed It
Lake Villa Twp. GOP gun raffle postponed: ‘This is not the right time for the raffle’.
The scheduled raffle drew the ire of Lauren Beth Gash, Lake County Democrats Chair and Democratic State Central committeewoman, who said it should be canceled. (See earlier article: Lake County Dem chair: Gun raffle would be in ‘devastatingly poor taste’ after Uvalde shooting.)
THURSDAY, JUNE 2
Birthday Reception in Support of Mary Edly-Allen, Candidate for State Senate District 31. 5:30-7:30pm, Libertyville. More.
Fundraiser for Mike Cortina, Candidate for Appellate Court Justice. 5-8:30pm, Crystal Lake. More.
SATURDAY, JUNE 4
Pride Breakfast with Democratic Countywide Candidates. 8:30-10:30am, Waukegan. Meet Sheriff John Idleburg, Treasurer Holly Kim, and Lake County Clerk Candidate Anthony Vega. More.
Waukegan PrideFest Democratic Booth. Noon-8pm. Join Lake Dems at our booth at PrideFest. Volunteer to join a shift, offer any time you can help between noon and 8pm, or just stop by to say hi. Volunteers can RSVP to email@example.com. We’ll be offering merchandise and giveaways at the Dems booth. More.
SUNDAY, JUNE 5
Waukegan Democrats Canvass for Mary Ross-Cunningham, Candidate for Lake County Board District 9. 9am, Waukegan. More.
Day of Action for State Senate District 31 Candidate Mary Edly-Allen. 11am-3pm, Grayslake. More.
Mental Health Professionals Hold Event Supporting Chelsea Laliberte Barnes, Candidate for State Representative, District 51. 4-6pm, Chicago. Keynote speaker: State Senator Sara Feigenholtz. More.
TUESDAY, JUNE 7
Virtual Candidates Forum for Primary Election. 5:15-6:05pm: Democratic and Republican Candidates for Lake County Sheriff. 6:15-7:05pm: Lake County Board Candidates for Districts 8 and 9. 7:15-7:35pm: Candidates for Illinois State Senate District 31. More.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8
Summer Fundraiser for Jessica Vealitzek, Candidate for Re-Election to Lake County Board District 10. 5:30-7:30pm, Mundelein. More.
Speakers: State Comptroller Susana Mendoza and national political consultant Pete Giangreco. 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.