Wednesday, December 13, 2023
In this Issue: Lake Dems Holiday Party Sunday! ● A Proclamation on Universal Human Rights Month — December 2023 ● Lake Dems Volunteers Check Petitions ● Make Sure Your Voice is Heard: Register for Permanent Vote by Mail ● Lake Dems Attend Recent Events ● ICYMI (In Case You Missed It) ● Upcoming Events
Lake Dems Holiday Party Sunday!
You’re invited to join us at our Lake Dems Holiday Party on Sunday, December 17 at 5:30pm at the Parched Pug, 1530 Milwaukee Avenue in Libertyville!
Now that the petition filing period is over, Lake Dems is having a celebration of the season, our candidates and volunteers, and our victories in Lake County. We look forward to adding more Democrats to our ranks in 2024. Refreshments will be served. Cash bar, including a beverage wall — you have to see it. Mingle with like-minded folks, including elected officials and candidates. Open to Democrats. No cost to attend (though contributions are welcome). Sign up here.
Hope to see you there!
A Proclamation on Universal Human Rights Month — December 2023
“Seventy-five years ago, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights captured a remarkable act of collective hope. Drafted by a committee representing different regions, faiths, and philosophies and adopted by the United Nations General Assembly, the rights enumerated in the declaration are universal and enduring. During Universal Human Rights Month, we reaffirm our commitment to upholding the equal and inalienable rights of all.” Read the entire Presidential proclamation here.
Lake Dems Volunteers Check Petitions
Lake Dems volunteers are busy all year, every year, performing a multitude of tasks to help Democratic candidates. This week they checked candidate petitions for valid signatures and registration status.
Make Sure Your Voice is Heard: Register for Permanent Vote-By-Mail
With a Vote-By-Mail ballot in hand, you’ll know for sure that you won’t miss an election.
Illinois offers the opportunity to sign up to have a ballot mailed to you before every election. It’s called Permanent Vote-By-Mail and Lake County Clerk Anthony Vega has made the application available on the Clerk’s website (available here).
Signing up for Permanent Vote-By-Mail doesn’t mean you can’t ever again go to the polls. Whenever you wish to cast your vote in person, simply bring your mail-in ballot, hand it to the Election Judge, and proceed as usual. What’s important about signing up for Permanent Vote-By-Mail is that most last minute emergencies won’t prevent you from voting. It is also possible to request a mail-in ballot during a prescribed period of time before each election by going to Voter Power for Registered Voters. For the March primary, that period starts December 20, 2023.
Lake Dems Attend Recent Events
Holiday Evening Fundraiser for Eric Rinehart
|A well-attended fundraiser for Lake County State’s Attorney Eric Rinehart in Chicago attracted numerous prominent elected officials and other supporters (pictured above).
Chili Cook-Off Supporting Maria Peterson
|The house was packed and the chili was cooking at this perfect event for a cold December evening! Democratic interns checked in cooks, judges, and guests, and there was plenty to go around. Maria is pictured with the winners in the final photo.
Erin Cartwright Weinstein, Mary Ross Cunningham, and Rita Mayfield Holiday Campaign Kick-Off Fundraiser
|State Representative Rita Mayfield, Lake County Circuit Court Clerk Erin Cartwright Weinstein, and Lake County Board Vice Chair Mary Ross Cunningham held a holiday campaign kick-off fundraiser at Toluca Taqueria Restaurant in Waukegan.
Warren Township Dems Annual Holiday Party
|Elected officials, volunteers, and supporters attended Warren Township Dems annual holiday party and fundraiser that included a dinner buffet and silent auction.
ICYMI (In Case You Missed It)
Brushwood Center – Jazzin’ Through the Snow with the Jon Deitemyer Quartet. 7-9pm, Riverwoods. More.
SUNDAY, DEC. 17
Schneider for Congress December Coffee Club in Bannockburn.12-1pm, Bannockburn location provided upon RSVP. More.
MONDAY, DEC. 18
Young Professionals Happy Hour in Support of Congressman Brad Schneider. 6-7:30pm, Chicago address provided upon RSVP. More.
JAC Presents What’s at Stake, a Discussion on Addressing Antisemitism in a Time of Crisis. 7pm, Northfield address provided upon RSVP. More.
For the complete list of Upcoming Events, go to lakedems.org/events.
Click here to submit your event for consideration.
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, (individual: $35/couples $60 – though more is always appreciated), or send a check payable to Lake County Democrats to P.O. Box 671, Lake Zurich, IL 60047. Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org..