It takes more than good wishes to change the world

Like all county parties, we get no financial assistance from the Illinois Democratic Party or the Democratic National Committee. That's not necessarily a bad thing, since it also means we are independent of all outside influence. We call the shots and stand or fall on our own efforts. That's pretty cool.

But it does mean that we have to raise money at the local level. We don't need millions of dollars to be successful, but we do need enough funding to support our voter contact program, candidate training and support, internal operations (like this website), meeting space rent, liability insurance and many other incidentals. We raise money in two ways: direct appeal (i.e. donations), and special events. We host fundraising events several times a year to inspire, educate and entertain. Those events are often the first exposure many of our members have to the local party. We try to keep the events affordable and fun. We hope you will find the time to attend one of these events.

We also hope you will make a direct contribution to the party, either on-line, or by check made out to The McHenry County Democratic Central Committee, P.O. Box 1126, Crystal Lake, IL 60039. Thank you so much for your support!

Saturday, February 24, 2018 at 06:30 PM · 22 rsvps
Crystal Lake Brewing Co. in Crystal Lake, IL

Kelli Wegener Campaign Kickoff

Kelli-Wegener.pngKelli Wegener is running for McHenry County Board District 3. We'd like to kick off her campaign with a casual, informative, networking event at Crystal Lake Brewing Co. Hear more about Kelli's vision for McHenry County and find out how you can help her get elected. We need strong, ethical, responsible and responsive people to serve the residents of McHenry County. Kelli is all that and more. Join us in supporting her.

Join us for Appetizers, Cash Bar and Prizes!

There is additional free parking at the Crystal Lake Metra Station lots.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 05:30 PM · 9 rsvps
IUOE Local 150 Union Hall in Lakemoor, IL

Mary Mahady Fundraiser

Mary MahadyJoin us in supporting Mary Mahady in her campaign for Illinois State Senate, District 32

Host Committee
  • Hon. Melinda Bush
  • Mary Margaret Maule
  • Hon. Sue Meyer
  • Hon. Donna Schaefer
  • Hon. Dr. Paula Yensen
  • Hon. Kristina Zahorik
Tickets: $50

Additional Sponsorships: $150 , $250, $500, $1,000

Make your payment online, or

Make your check payable to: Citizens for Mary Mahady

Saturday, April 28, 2018 at 06:00 PM · $90.00 USD · 19 rsvps
Prairie Lodge at Sun City in Huntley, IL

Thomas Jefferson Dinner 2018

Be the change

The glory of justice and the majesty of law are created not just by the Constitution, nor by the courts, nor by the officers of the law, nor by the lawyers — but by the men and women who constitute our society, who are the protectors of the law as they are themselves protected by the law.

— Robert F. Kennedy

We invite you to our annual Thomas Jefferson Dinner to celebrate the work we’ve done, and to join us in the work we have yet to do. 2017 revealed to us that we are the leaders we’ve been waiting for. Let's come together in 2018 to protect our Democratic values of social, economic, and environmental justice for all.

Evening program
  • 6:00 p.m. — Registration and cocktail hour
  • 7:00 p.m. — Dinner is served
  • 7:45 p.m. — Speakers and presentations
  • 9:00 p.m. — Adjourn

To be announced

Dinner Menu

Soup and salad, medallions of beef filet with bordelaise sauce, baked potato, dessert and coffee (Vegetarian and special diet options available on request)

Democratic Party of McHenry County