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If you've never taken the plunge to get involved in political action, we encourage you to get to know us by attending a meeting. We are a growing local party, but we need more people like you to step up and share your perspective. We are building teams of people to tackle projects like data entry and analytics, voter registration, special events, social media and content management, and candidate support and canvassing.


 

Saturday, January 22, 2022 at 10:00 AM · 4 RSVPs
DPMC Office in Woodstock, IL

PETITION TIME

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GET DEMOCRATS ON THE BALLOT!

We need you to get Democratic candidates on the ballot for 2022.

There are 2 ways you can help:

  • Pick a day to come on by and sign petitions for our candidates.  
    • Check out our events calendar and find a petition signing event near you.

  • Even better, pass petitions to help get Democratic candidates on the ballot for 2022 in McHenry County.  We need your help so we can re-elect good folks like Senator Duckworth, Governor JB Pritzker, and a host of local candidates. Come on by and we will provide you all you'll need to be successful including detailed instructions, a clipboard, petitions, a walk list of friendly Democratic voters to contact, and pens. We will even role play with you.  After that, all you need is an hour or so of time, comfy clothes, and a smile.
    • You must be:
      • 18 years old…or will be 18 by the date of the General Election,
      • a Citizen of the United States,
      • and, of course, only circulating petitions for Democrats.

If you care about getting Democrats on the ballot, this is your chance to make a difference!


Saturday, January 22, 2022 at 10:00 AM
Hidden Pearl Coffee House in McHenry, IL

Coffee With the Candidates/Petition Signing Event

You're invited to meet the candidates and sign petitions!

From 10 am to 2 pm, stop by the Hidden Pearl in McHenry and meet US Congressmen Brad Schneider (10th) along with other local candidates including:

State Supreme Court Candidates - Rene Cruz, Elizabeth Rochford & Nancy Rotering
Appellate Court Candidate - Michael Cortina
County Clerk Candidates - Drew Georgi & Mary Mahady
County Board Member- Kelli Wegener

Sign nominating petitions to get these candidates on the ballot for the June 28th primary, or pick them up to circulate yourself.

Warm up with some complimentary vegetarian chili with meatballs & coffee.
Enjoy musical entertainment after the candidate forum provided by Democratic District 2 Chair John Labaj!  Petition circulating and signing from 10 am to 7 pm. 

RSVP on Facebook at https://fb.me/e/1pXhA0ohI

Masks and proof of vaccination required to attend candidate forum.


Saturday, January 22, 2022 at 11:00 AM
Panera Bread in Fox River Grove, IL

District 1 Petition Signature Drive



*GET DEMOCRATS ON THE BALLOT*

There are several crucial races in the county and the state for this year's elections.

Quick Drop-in Event to sign petitions so that our Democratic candidates get on the ballot for the June primary!

Panera Bread Fox River Grove
Saturday January 22nd
11am - 2pm
(Room on the right when you walk in)


*Masks are required while inside*








Sunday, January 23, 2022 at 12:00 PM
DPMC Office in Woodstock, IL

PETITION TIME

petition.jpg

GET DEMOCRATS ON THE BALLOT!

We need you to get Democratic candidates on the ballot for 2022.

There are 2 ways you can help:

  • Pick a day to come on by and sign petitions for our candidates.  
    • Check out our events calendar and find a petition signing event near you.

  • Even better, pass petitions to help get Democratic candidates on the ballot for 2022 in McHenry County.  We need your help so we can re-elect good folks like Senator Duckworth, Governor JB Pritzker, and a host of local candidates. Come on by and we will provide you all you'll need to be successful including detailed instructions, a clipboard, petitions, a walk list of friendly Democratic voters to contact, and pens. We will even role play with you.  After that, all you need is an hour or so of time, comfy clothes, and a smile.
    • You must be:
      • 18 years old…or will be 18 by the date of the General Election,
      • a Citizen of the United States,
      • and, of course, only circulating petitions for Democrats.

If you care about getting Democrats on the ballot, this is your chance to make a difference!


Sunday, January 23, 2022 at 02:00 PM
Galati's Hideaway in Cary, IL

Meshes for McHenry District 1 Meet & Greet

Meshes' Meet, Greet & Sign Event

Join District 1 County Board member Theresa Meshes to help kick off her campaign by signing her 2022 petition.  Here's your chance to discuss with her the county issues most important to you and hear about her plans to further represent District 1.

Pizza and appetizers will be provided. Petitions will be available to sign to get candidates on the Democratic Primary ballot. 

Free entrance - donations to her campaign appreciated.

 


Saturday, January 29, 2022 at 11:00 AM
Hidden Pearl Coffee House in McHenry, IL

Coffee With the Candidates/Petition Signing Event

You're invited to meet the candidates and sign petitions!

Cong. Bill Foster
From 11 am to 2 pm, stop by the Hidden Pearl in McHenry and meet US Congressmen Bill Foster (11th) along with other local candidates.

Sign nominating petitions to get these candidates on the ballot for the June 28th primary, or pick them up to circulate yourself.

Warm up with some complimentary coffee and snacks.
Enjoy musical entertainment after the candidate forum provided by Democratic District 2 Chair John Labaj!  Petition circulating and signing from 10 am to 7 pm. 

RSVP on Facebook at https://fb.me/e/29oGB8c7V

Masks and proof of vaccination required to attend candidate forum.


Saturday, January 29, 2022 at 12:00 PM · 1 RSVP
Louisville Lane, Crystal Lake in Crystal Lake, IL

District 2 Sign & Drive Event

Let's get our Democratic candidates on the primary ballot!

It's petition season, and we have candidates who are running for office at the federal, state and local levels.  They need your signature to get on the ballot.  If you're in the Crystal Lake area, safely drive on out and through.  No need to get out of the car!  We'll have petitions for federal, state, and local candidates.

Saturday, January 29, 2022 from 12 to 4 pm
1806 Louisville Lane, Crystal Lake

Questions?  Email John at [email protected]

 


Monday, January 31, 2022 at 09:00 AM
Zoom in Crystal Lake, IL

McHenry County Sustainability Summit

We Need Leaders Like You at This Summit

The Environmental Defenders of McHenry County is excited to invite key community members to the first McHenry County Sustainability Summit on Monday, January 31st, 2022. The Summit is Zoom only due to the pandemic.

Who is coming?

School District Officials
Restaurant Owners and Managers
Municipal Officials

Why is this summit important:

Food waste alone amounts to 6-8% of human-caused greenhouse gases, the equivalent of 32.6 million cars’ worth of wasted energy. We see these wastes every day in our own community, on our farms, in our restaurants, schools, and homes, and we know we can do better.

Keynote Speakers:

Jamie Brown, Midwest Specialist, Eco-Products
Julie Schilf, US Environmental Protection Agency, Region 5

At a time when the focus is on local solutions to the problem of greenhouse gas emissions and global warming, our participation in this summit is so important.

This is a free event.  Please register on Eventbrite by clicking here.


Sunday, February 13, 2022 at 02:00 PM
ZOOM

Chocolate Fest 2022

It's Virtually Chocolate Fest time!

Join the growing Friends of Kristina Zahorik Host Committee on Sunday, February 13th from 2-3 pm in support of her election to the Democratic Party of Illinois State Central Committee to represent the 11th Congressional District.

While we can't meet in person, we can meet on-line with the amazing line-up of hosts like DPI Chair Congresswoman Robin Kelly, Congressman Bill Foster, AG Kwame Raoul, Treasurer Mike Frerichs, and Comptroller Susana Mendoza.

Tickets begin at $35 per person
Sponsors above $250 will receive a special chocolate treat sent to their home.

To receive the Zoom link, please RSVP at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/chocolate.fest or by emailing [email protected].
You can also check out the Facebook event here.

Forget your mask, grab a cup of hot cocoa, and join our local and state leaders for a sweet treat.

Paid for by the Friends of Kristina Zahorik. A report filed with the State Board of Elections is or will be available on the Board's official website (www.elections.il.gov) or for purchase from the State Board of Elections, Springfield, IL. State law requires we report the employer and occupation of any inidividual who contributes over $500.  Political contributions are not tax deductible.


Saturday, May 14, 2022 at 05:30 PM
Prairie Lodge at Del Webb in Huntley, IL

2022 Jefferson Dinner - Save the Date!

The biggest DPMC event is back! 
Stayed tuned, more details to follow.


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