Wednesday, January 31, 2024
In this Issue: You Don’t Want to Miss This! Jill Wine-Banks to Speak in Lake County ● February is National Black History Month ● Early Voting for the March Primary Election Begins in Lake County ● Lake County Democrats Chair Lauren Beth Gash Previews 2024 Election in News-Sun Interview ● Volunteer Opportunities: Want to Help? ● Lake Dems Attend Events ● ICYMI (In Case You Missed It) ● Upcoming Events
You Don’t Want to Miss This! Jill Wine-Banks to Speak in Lake County
Back by popular demand, Jill Wine-Banks, former Watergate prosecutor and MSNBC commentator, is headlining Lake County Dems Presidents’ Day Fundraiser on February 19 from 5:30 to 7:30pm at the Doubletree by Hilton, 510 E. IL Route 83, Mundelein.
This amazing and deservedly sought-after speaker packed the house last year. Be sure to get your tickets here!
February is National Black History Month
During National Black History Month, we celebrate the legacy of Black Americans whose power to lead, overcome, and expand the meaning and practice of American democracy has helped our nation become a more fair and just society. But there is clearly more work to be done.
Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said: “The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.” Lake County Democrats recommit to promoting fairness, justice, and equality – for all.
Read more about Black History Month here.
Early Voting for the March Primary Election Begins in Lake County
Do you travel for business, work long hours, or find it hard to get to the polls on Election Day? Or do you just like to check things off your to-do list as early as you can? Starting next Thursday, February 8, you can vote in person in the March Primary Election by going to the Lake County Courthouse in Waukegan.
Beginning March 4, additional early voting sites will be open across the county through March 16. Note that unlike on Election Day, Lake County voters can use any early voting site countywide, regardless of where they live.
Even if you’re not yet registered at your current Lake County address, or if you’ll be 18 years old by November 5, 2024, you can register and early vote at the same time.
Find early voting locations and hours here.
Lake County Democrats Chair Lauren Beth Gash Previews 2024 Election in Tribune Interview
It’s great to see our Lake County Democrats Chair Lauren Beth Gash promoting the Democratic Party, what we do, and where we differ from the GOP. Bottom line: “What the Republicans stand for more and more, does not align with voters in Lake County,” Lauren said.
According to Lauren, there is so much energy from Democrats to help in 2024. There’s even quite a bit from former Republicans who’ve left the GOP. Lake County Dems are fired up and ready to go!
|Lake County Democratic Chair Lauren Beth Gash talks to Lake County Republican Central Committee Chairman Keith Brin about election integrity. (Photo: Steve Sadin/Lake County News-Sun)
Volunteer Opportunities: Want to Help?
Want to help us prepare for the February 19 Presidents’ Day Fundraiser with Jill Wine-Banks? Join the Lake Dems community of volunteers working on publicity, logistics, and fundraising – among other things.
Reply to this email if you can help or send an email to email@example.com with “Jill Event” in the subject line.
Lake Dems Attend Events
Forum: Combating Voter Suppression and Election Misinformation and Disinformation
Lake County Clerk Anthony Vega was a featured panelist at a forum hosted by Common Cause Illinois and the League of Women Voters. Listen to this fascinating presentation here.
ICYMI (In Case You Missed It)
State Treasurer Mike Frerichs Named Policymaker of the Year for 2023
by the National Conference on Public Employee Retirement Systems.
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..