Wednesday, October 11, 2023
In this Issue: We’re Just Days Away! Lake Dems 2nd Annual Shades of Blue Reception ● October is National Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention Month ● Senator Dick Durbin Shows Support for Striking UAW Workers ● It’s Petition Season ● Lake Dems Attend Last Week’s Events ● T-shirts and Hats Are In — In More Ways Than One ● Volunteer Spotlight ● Upcoming Events
We’re Just Days Away! Lake Dems 2nd Annual Shades of Blue Reception
Time is running out! Tickets are only $40 (though more is always welcome). Please join us and reserve your seat now: Lakedems.org/ShadesofBlue. Sponsorships are available, too: Lakedems.org/Sponsor2023.
Your generous contributions make it possible for us to continue our work to elect more Democrats. If you can’t attend, please consider making a donation. Lakedems.org/ShadesofBlue
October is National Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention Month
According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the problem of Intimate Partner Violence is huge. It is estimated that 41% of women and 26% of men will experience some type of domestic violence in their lifetime. Since the Violence Against Women Act was originally enacted in 1994, the rate of domestic violence has come down.
There are many violence prevention programs and resources available should you or someone you know need help. Click here for a list of federally available resources and find locally available resources here. We can all support programs that educate people about dating and domestic violence, effective communication and emotional management skills, and how to help someone who is in an abusive relationship.
The White House issued A Proclamation on National Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention Month, 2023, and our Lake County leaders participated in several important outreach events throughout the county.
State Senator Adriane Johnson, State Representative Rita Mayfield, Lake County State’s Attorney Eric Rinehart, and State Representative Joyce Mason joined other community leaders to sign a proclamation recognizing Domestic Violence Prevention Month.
Lake County State’s Attorney Eric Rinehart (center) joined A Safe Place/Lake County Crisis Center for its annual candle-lighting ceremony to honor victims of domestic violence.
Senator Dick Durbin Shows Support for Striking UAW Workers
Above left, Illinois U.S. Senator Dick Durbin showed his support for striking United Auto Workers (UAW) by joining them on the picket line at the Ford Assembly Plant in Chicago. This follows a visit Durbin made to the UAW picket line at General Motors in Bolingbrook (above right).
Senator Durbin said, “Labor movements like UAW helped build the middle class. Now, they’re using their power to help strengthen it for generations to come—and I am proud to stand alongside them.”
“For weeks, the men and women of UAW have stood shoulder to shoulder, united in their pursuit of fair wages, safe working conditions, and job security. They have endured long hours, harsh weather, and the uncertainty of what lies ahead, but they remain resolute in their commitment to a better future for themselves and their families.”
Senator Durbin not only championed the 2022 Illinois Workers’ Rights Amendment but more recently, along with Senator Tammy Duckworth helped introduce a bill to protect a worker’s right to organize.
It’s Petition Season
Many of you are already passing petitions, but Lake Dems can use more help. We have petitions for every Democratic candidate running throughout Lake County and we need your assistance.
Can you help get petition signatures to ensure that Democrats will appear on the General Primary ballot in March 2024? It may seem like it’s a long way off, but the deadline for submitting petitions is coming up. If you can help, contact us at email@example.com.
Lake Dems Attend Last Week’s Events
Lake County Chamber of Commerce Annual Legislative Breakfast
Panelists including Congressman Brad Schneider, State Treasurer Michael Frerichs, Senator Adriane Johnson, Representative Bob Morgan, and Lake County Treasurer Holly Kim spoke about business-related issues and other important topics.
Reception and Conversation with Congressman Adam Schiff
Congressman Adam Schiff (D-CA), frequent cable news commentator and former lead manager in the impeachment trial of he-who-shall-not-be-named, visited Lake County, where an enthusiastic crowd gathered to hear him speak about fast-moving events and current affairs.
Maria Peterson Day of Action & Rally with Jan Schakowsky
Lake Dems joined U.S. Representative Jan Schakowsky and candidate for State Representative Maria Peterson for a day of action, talking to voters and gathering petition signatures.
T-shirts and Hats Are In — In More Ways Than One
Back In Stock! Get yours before they sell out again!
Hats are only $20 and have a buckle closure that adjusts to every hat size! Order your Lake Dems hat today: lakedems.org/hats.
Shirts are $9 each (our cost) Click here to order.
Additional contributions are always welcome!
Lake Dems is grateful for our many active volunteers. Won’t you join us as we work to elect more Democrats? We have volunteer opportunities big and small. Want to manage a project? Plan an event? Or just spend two minutes a week liking a social media post?
Click here and let us know your areas of interest:
|We would love to highlight YOU in an upcoming Volunteer Spotlight!|
Winning Elections: Tips for Precinct Committeepersons and Grassroots Volunteers. 7pm, online via Zoom. More.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 18
Fiesta en Campestre Reception for Lake County Board Candidate Esiah Campos. 5-8pm, Round Lake Beach. 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.