The way forward
When is enough enough...
The Democratic Party of McHenry County (DPMC) has been calling for a reduction in the size of the County Board for over 10 years, and on July 31st, the McHenry County Board’s Republican-controlled Ad Hoc Committee on Governmental Consolidation finally made a small but important step toward that goal. Their recommendation would reduce the board to 18 members from its current 24 member size. However, there is no mention of how many districts should be formed, nor how many members would represent each district. Read more at McHenry County Board to vote on term-limit referendums | Northwest Herald
“I’ve been out talking to voters and they are overwhelmingly in favor of a smaller board and more transparency in government," said Kelli Wegener, Democratic candidate for the County Board for District 3. "...having one board member per district and smaller districts would lead to better representation. Board members would be able to get to know more of their constituents and, in turn, those constituents would know just who their board member is when they have a concern.” What is really needed is not just fewer members but single-member districts.
Community Engagement Forums Announced
Do you live in McHenry High School District 156? Here is your opportunity to learn about your school district and provide feedback to the school board and administration. The Board of Education is holding a series of community engagement forums to provide information regarding their academic progress, financial status, and challenges they face as a school community. The first two are scheduled for:
- Wednesday, August 8th at 6:00 p.m.
- Saturday, August 11th at 10:00 a.m.
Both forums will be held at McHenry High School West Campus Auditorium, 4724 W. Crystal Lake Road, McHenry.
Be involved, get the facts, and provide your feedback at these important meetings. Don't forget - school board elections are April 2, 2019!
You can make a difference this election...
...right here in your own county by being a part of the Coordinated Campaign effort.
The Blue Wave is swelling across the nation, fed every day by outrage over attacks on our democracy and on our families. We can turn the wave into a tsunami that sweeps McHenry County with it.
More than anything else it takes people to create the wave which will turn the tide here and across the country. We will need a high turnout and every likely Democratic vote in November in order to win. We cannot leave any potential voter behind.
What can you do? We have identified 60 precincts critical to our success in November. Each weekend groups of volunteers will be targeting a few of these precincts looking for voters who are receptive to our message until we cover all 60 precincts. We need you to join with others and go (in pairs with a fellow volunteer) door-to-door listening to our neighbors about the issues they care about and sharing information about our candidates. It doesn't take much time - just a couple of hours. It doesn't take any experience - we will train you. It doesn't take your resources - we will give you everything you need. You have nothing to lose and we have everything to gain. This effort will impact whether McHenry County rides the 2018 Democratic Blue Wave or continues to be a red desert.