July 12, 2023
In this Issue: Climate Change Isn’t Real? ● NAACP Names Woman of the Month ● Regional Operations and Communications (ROC) Facility Groundbreaking in Libertyville ● Alderman Kenneth Smith’s 3rd Annual Block Party ● Fremont Dems Host DonkeyFest3 ● Antmound Foundation Gala Fundraiser in Gurnee ● Volunteer Spotlight ● ICYMI (In Case You Missed It) ● Upcoming Events
Climate Change Isn’t Real?
If you think it was hot last week, you’re not alone. Data from the U.S. National Centers for Environmental Prediction indicates that the week of July 4th was the hottest week ever recorded. And it’s just starting, with extreme heat waves across the country already affecting nearly 50 million people.
And yet Republican climate deniers, including U.S. Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI), have continued to insist that climate change either isn’t real or isn’t a problem.
A spokesperson for President Biden, Abdullah Hassan, has said, “The alarming extreme weather events impacting millions of Americans underscore the urgency of President Biden’s climate agenda and the absurdity of continued efforts by Republican lawmakers to block and repeal it.” And Americans agree. Polling shows that the overwhelming majority of voters support the Inflation Reduction Act, the keystone of Biden’s climate agenda.
The choice is clear: Support Democrats and beat the heat, or support Republicans and let the heat beat us, our nation, and our world.
NAACP Names Woman of the Month
At their last meeting, the NAACP Lake County Branch recognized Lake Dems Chair Lauren Beth Gash as Woman of the Month. A Lifetime Member of the NAACP, Lauren is actively involved and serves on their membership committee.
Regional Operations and Communications (ROC) Facility Groundbreaking in Libertyville
Included in the picture above are Congressman Brad Schneider, Lake County Board Chair Sandy Hart, and Lake County Sheriff John Idleberg who attended the ceremonial groundbreaking of the $53.8 million Regional Operations and Communications facility. The center will have space for 34 telecommunicator positions to serve dozens of Lake County fire and police departments and other essential needs.
Alderman Kenneth Smith’s 3rd Annual Block Party
Alderman Kenneth Smith hosted his 3rd Annual Block Party in North Chicago featuring live entertainment, food, a foam slide, horses, and a fire truck for the kids to enjoy. Also pictured above are Congressman Brad Schneider, State Senator Adriane Johnson, and Lake County Sheriff John Idleburg. Lake Dems Vice Chair Nancy Shepherdson and Democratic interns were there to lend a hand.
Fremont Dems Host DonkeyFest3
Democrats had a great time at DonkeyFest3 at The Irish Mill in Mundelein. The well-attended event featured food, drinks, music, and great camaraderie!
Antmound Foundation Gala Fundraiser in Gurnee
Congratulations to Anthony McIntyre and The Antmound Foundation board on a great evening! Proceeds from this event go towards continuing important work in the areas of education, economic development, entrepreneurship, and legal justice. Pictured above with Anthony (center) are Emcee Sara Knizhnik and Keynote Speaker Chris Patterson.
Lake Dems is grateful for our many active volunteers. Click here if you’re interested in helping.
Long Grove resident Ginny Fitzgerald helps Lake Dems pay our bills and keep track of our responsibilities. We are so grateful for how willing she is to take on tasks, whenever we ask her for help.
ICYMI (In Case You Missed It)
SATURDAY, JUL. 15
“Let’s Talk Politics” During Democrats Open House at ArtWauk in Waukegan. 5pm, Waukegan. More.
WEDNESDAY, JUL. 19
Indivisible Western Lake County (IWLC) July Meeting with Joyce Mason and Erin Cartwright Weinstein. 7pm, 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?
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.