Are you tired of "insider politics", Washington gridlock and the polarized posturing of the Tea Party?
Want to make a difference? There's no better place to start than right here in McHenry County. Everyone is welcome — progressives, moderates and conservatives — and we are constantly looking for ways to improve our effectiveness as a force for change. We are your local Democratic Party.
Our main purpose is to serve the citizens of McHenry County by electing Democrats to local, county and state government. We also coordinate our efforts with the campaigns of Federal candidates.
We believe that government exists to serve its citizens, and to ensure justice and equal rights for all.
The power of the Internet: one man's story
We've been using NationBuilder for our local party website for nearly two years now. We threw away our perfectly good website built with Joomla in order to take advantage of NationBuilder's ability to extend our reach through social media and a very strong set of community building tools. We're still working out some of the kinks, but NationBuilder gives us many of the same tools that are used by Obama for America (OFA) and other well-funded political campaigns and organizations.
NationBuilder was largely the brainchild of Internet guru and political activist Jim Gilliam, who previously worked at Brave New Films with Robert Greenwald. Gilliam's life story is full of personal challenges, including several brushes with death, yet it's an amazing story of spiritual growth and ultimate triumph. We invite you to view this short presentation by Gilliam at 2011's Personal Democracy Forum to learn how one man's story helped change forever how grassroots democracy can build communities.