Wednesday, January 10, 2024
In this Issue: Martin Luther King Jr. Day January 15, 2024 ● Save the Date: Annual Lake County Democrats’ President’s Day Fundraiser, with Jill Wine-Banks ● The U.S. Economy Continues to Grow Under Biden ● Lake County Unveils State-of-the-Art Vote-By-Mail Processing Center ● New Block of Tickets Available: Join Tenth Dems for an Afternoon of Laughs with the Capitol Fools ● Lake Dems Attend Events ● ICYMI (In Case You Missed It) ● Upcoming Events
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
January 15, 2024
Observed on the third Monday of January each year, Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a federal holiday in the U.S. marking the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the spiritual leader of nonviolent activism in the Civil Rights Movement.
Beginning Wednesday, events are scheduled to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Click here for details.
Save the Date: Annual Lake County Democrats’ President’s Day Fundraiser, with Jill Wine-Banks
Due to popular demand, we have asked frequent MSNBC Contributor/Legal Analyst Jill Wine-Banks to speak to us again. And she said yes! Jill was so popular last year that the event completely sold out. We hope you will save the date and join us for this very special evening.
When: Monday Evening, February 19, 2024
What: Jill Wine-Banks will be giving us her insights into our national political situation and so much more. A former Watergate prosecutor, Jill is particularly well-equipped to discuss Trump and his legal woes. We’re sure you’ll want to join us.
Jill Wine-Banks is an MSNBC Legal Analyst, regularly appearing on prime time and daytime shows. A sought-after speaker, Jill appears before professional, political, women’s and business groups, universities and law schools. Jill has also written op-eds for NBC.com, the Chicago Tribune, The Washington Post, Politico, and the Huffington Post. She has been featured in documentaries and films, including Academy Award winner Charles Ferguson’s Watergate – Or: How We Learned to Stop an Out of Control President, Robert Redford’s All The President’s Men Revisited, ABC’s 20/20, and Michael Moore’s Fahrenheit 9/11.
The U.S. Economy Continues to Grow Under Biden
The December jobs report has been released and the numbers for 2023 show that the economy continues to grow. At the beginning of last year, there were fears of a recession and doubts about the Fed’s prediction of a soft landing as it tried to combat inflation. The inflation rate in the U.S. fell from 6.4% in January to just 3.1% by year end, and new jobs were added every single month. Last month, nonfarm payroll jobs increased by 216,000, and the unemployment rate held at just 3.7%. There’s even more good news: wages increased by 4.1%, outpacing inflation yet again. This report is available to the public every month, at no charge. Click here to read the Bureau of Labor Statistics December report.
Bidenomics is steadily working, giving us an economy that is more equitable and where more people can make a living wage. These are the fruits of a free, democratic country. We need to elect Democrats to make sure this prosperity is shared by all.
Lake County Unveils State-of-the Art Vote-By-Mail Processing Center
From the Lake County Clerk’s Office:
“The Lake County Clerk’s Office remains committed to upholding the integrity of the democratic process while ensuring every citizen has the opportunity to exercise their right to vote conveniently and securely.”
“The Lake County Clerk’s Office proudly inaugurated its cutting-edge Vote-By-Mail Processing Center today, a significant milestone in the county’s commitment to accessible, secure, and efficient election administration. The ribbon-cutting ceremony marked the official opening of this innovative facility. Funded by federal dollars, this groundbreaking project is a testament to the County Board’s dedication to advancing voting accessibility for all residents.”
“County Clerk Anthony Vega emphasized that this initiative places Lake County at the forefront of election administration, showcasing its commitment to innovation. The Processing Center, alongside other recent accomplishments, solidifies Lake County’s position as a leader in fostering transparent, secure, and accessible elections.”
Click here to read the Lake County Clerk’s Office press release in its entirety.
New Block of Tickets Available: Join Tenth Dems for an Afternoon of Laughs with the Capitol Fools
The Capitol Fools Comedy Troupe (formerly the Capitol Steps) is back with their hilarious and unique style of political satire. Join the Tenth Dems on February 4, 2pm, at North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie, for an afternoon of laughs mined from the outrageous doings of our elected leaders.
Tickets are only $47 each – less than the box office price – so grab yours before they’re gone! As we have in past years, we’re also planning an early dinner after the show at Jameson’s Charhouse next door, with details to follow.
Buy tickets now to watch the Capitol Fools Comedy Troupe. If you can’t join us, please consider a contribution to Tenth Dems.
Lake Dems Attend Events
Lake Dems Inaugural Veterans Committee Meeting
A vibrant discussion at the inaugural meeting of the Lake County Democratic Veterans Committee.
Indivisible Western Lake County January 6th Demonstration
Lake County Democrats and elected officials turned out in force to join Lake Villa Dems and Indivisible Western Lake County to demonstrate for protecting democracy and the right to vote on the anniversary of the MAGA-led January 6th insurrection.
ICYMI (In Case You Missed It)
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 10
Documentary Screening, “How Martin Luther King Jr. Changed the World.” 5:30-7:30pm, Crystal Lake. More.
Gun Violence Prevention Initiative Town Hall in Highland Park. 6:00 to 8:00pm, Highland Park. More.
THURSDAY, JAN. 11
Holiday Celebration with Lake County Clerk Anthony Vega. 5:30-7:30pm, Highwood. More.
SATURDAY, JAN. 13
Reception in Support of Robyn Gabel, Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz, Daniel Didech, Bob Morgan, and Tracy Katz Muhl. 5:30-7:30pm, Glenview. More.
SUNDAY, JAN. 14
Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration – Remember! Reflect! Act! Building a Beloved Community. 4:00pm: Social, 5:00pm: Program, North Chicago. More.
TUESDAY, JAN. 16
Lake County Bar Association Free Legal Advice Clinic. 5:00 to 7:00pm, Zion and via Zoom. More.
Indivisible Western Lake County (IWLC) January Meeting. 7:00 to 8:30pm, Lindenhurst. 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?
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