Jan. 18, 2023
In this Issue: Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 21st Annual Virtual Dreamers’ Event ● Join or Renew Your Lake Dems Membership in 2023! ● January 29th DC’s Reflecting Fools Event ● Nabeela Syed Appointed IL Dems Freshman Caucus Whip ● Volunteer Spotlight ● ICYMI (In Case You Missed It) ● Upcoming Events Below
Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 21st Annual Virtual Dreamers’ Event
On Monday, January 16th, a celebration of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. – The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 21st Annual Virtual Dreamers’ Event – was presented by Waukegan Township’s Patricia A. Jones Center. Lake County Democrats is proud to have been one of the many sponsors of this event whose theme this year was “Now is the Time.”
Kudos to Waukegan Township Supervisor Marc L. Jones and his team who work tirelessly year after year to put together this very special annual event. This year’s Keynote Speakers were Salem Baptist Church of Chicago former Pastor Steven J. Thurston II, and Salem Baptist Church of Chicago Founder and Pastor Emeritus the Reverend James T. Meeks.
Guest speakers included Lt. Governor of Illinois Juliana Stratton, U.S. Congressman Brad Schneider, Illinois State Senator Adriane Johnson, and Illinois Supreme Court Justice Elizabeth Rochford. Many of our Lake County officials and special awardees also spoke, including Lake County Board Vice-Chair Mary Ross Cunningham and North Chicago Alderman Kenneth Smith, both Drum Major Award winners at the event.
We hope you will click here to enjoy this very special presentation in its entirety.
Join or Renew Your Lake Dems Membership in 2023!
We’re fired up by the results of the 2022 election – and we will continue working every day, in every corner of Lake County, to make sure we maintain the momentum. We still have a lot of work to do to support our Democrats who have been elected at every level, and yes – to elect even more. Will you help make sure we put ourselves in the best position to support Democrats in the next general election? We expect another difficult election cycle and that Republicans will be motivated once again to win.
Be a part of our movement! Join or renew your 2021 membership now! ($35 for individuals; $60 for couples.)
Every dollar you chip in will make a big difference – whether it’s keeping the lights on in our all-volunteer offices, putting on events to engage voters, or designing voter outreach materials, or other things.
To contribute, visit lakedems.org/contribute, or mail your check (payable to Lake County Democrats) to P.O. Box 671, Lake Zurich, IL 60047. Together, we’ll make sure our values are reflected in our government and keep our country, our state, and our county moving forward.
January 29th DC’s Reflecting Fools Event
Looking for some laughs? (You know you need some.) Join Lake Dems on Sunday, January 29, 2023, at 2 PM for a performance of the hilarious political comedy of DC’s Reflecting Fools (formerly The Capitol Steps Comedy Troupe) at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie. And join us after the show for a 4 PM early dinner right next door at Jameson’s Charhouse.
Get your tickets now before we sell out! (Tickets can be picked up at our Lake Dems Will Call table in the lobby on the day of the show.) Click here to join us for the show, for dinner, or for both.
Tickets for DC’s Reflecting Fools are $44.20 per person (our cost – there is no upcharge!). Our group price is $7.80 less than you what you’d pay to purchase your ticket online. The full dinner at Jameson’s (including non-alcoholic drinks) is $35.00, also our cost. We look forward to seeing you at the performance, the dinner or both!
Nabeela Syed Appointed IL Dems Freshman Caucus Whip
Congratulations to Illinois State Representative Nabeela Syed, who was appointed Democratic Freshman Caucus Whip of one of the largest Democratic freshman classes our state has ever seen (14!). Illinois House Speaker Emanuel “Chris” Welch made the appointment.
Lake Dems is grateful for our many active volunteers.
Bobbie Hinden has been an dedicated volunteer for many years. In her role as Events Chair, she has been instrumental in planning scores of events for Democrats in Lake County including Days of Service, candidate events, annual awards dinners and, most recently, our Democrats Defending Democracy reception, our Shades of Blue Fundraiser and our Election Night Watch Party. Currently she is busy helping to organize our January 29th event, when we’ll see a performance of DC’s Reflecting Fools comedy troupe. Click here to join us for the show, for dinner, or for both. Bobbie is a Precinct Committeeperson in Highland Park and fervently believes in the importance of grassroots organization and local politics aimed at keeping Democrats in office up and down the ticket. We are grateful for her guidance as a Lake Dems volunteer.
ICYMI (In Case You Missed It)
Indivisible Western Lake County (IWLC) January Meeting. 7pm, Lindenhurst. More.
SUNDAY, JAN. 29
DC’s Reflecting Fools (Formerly Capitol Steps) and Dinner with Lake Dems. 2pm, Skokie. 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.