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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.


 

Sunday, April 05, 2020 at 06:00 PM
MCDP office in Woodstock, IL

April D5 Meeting

This April D5 Meeting event has been cancelled.

The McHenry County Democratic Party is cancelling all events until May due to concerns surrounding the COVID-19 virus, based on guidance from the state and concern for our members.

Come join the District 5 PCs for our monthly meeting.  


Saturday, April 11, 2020 at 08:30 AM
Crystal Lake Food Pantry in Crystal Lake, IL

Volunteer Days at the Crystal Lake Food Pantry

 

Please Note: Volunteers still needed!

Due to COVID-19 concerns, the Crystal Lake Food Pantry is implementing social distancing practices.  Volunteers are needed to fill boxes for our neighbors in need - and volunteers will not have direct contact with those picking up the pre-filled boxes.

Home bound neighbors who need assistance from the food pantry are receiving home deliveries.  This home delivery service will be expanded.

Volunteers are also encouraged to volunteer on other days throughout the month.  If you are unable to volunteer in person, please consider donating food or money.

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As part of the Democratic Party's continuing commitment to community service, we have established Democratic Party Volunteer Days at the Crystal Lake Food Pantry.  Volunteer opportunities include: client greeter, food sorter/inspector, client exit door volunteer, general maintenance and cleaning. 

Pantry hours on Saturdays are 9 am to Noon.  Please consider signing up for a shift from 8:30 am to 12:00 pm on the second Saturday of the month (or, if you can't stay until noon, then for as long as you can be there).  

To volunteer:

  • Click on the RSVP button to let us know you're going to volunteer
  • Then
  • Go to www.clfoodpantry.org
  • Scroll down and click on the Volunteer box
  • Locate the Volunteer Handbook and familiarize yourself with the operation of the Pantry
  • Click on SignUp.com to confirm your volunteer date
  • When you arrive at the Pantry, check in with the Team Leader

If you have any questions, contact John Labaj at 815-356-8952.  Remember, the needs are great, but the rewards are greater.


Saturday, April 11, 2020 at 10:00 AM

Saturday Coffee in Harvard

This Saturday Coffee in Harvard event has been cancelled.

The McHenry County Democratic Party is cancelling all events until May due to concerns surrounding the COVID-19 virus, based on guidance from the state and concern for our members.

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Meet with like-minded friends and neighbors to talk about political issues. We will discuss what we can do to make a difference in the county, state and nation. With 2020 elections looming, the McHenry Democrats have lots to plan. Find out what's in the works.

We need conversation to work through it all. Come have coffee and let's talk.

Bring a friend and we'll see you there!


Monday, April 13, 2020 at 02:00 PM · 1 RSVP
McHenry Dems Office in Woodstock, IL

Blue Wave Crew

This Blue Wave Crew event has been cancelled.

The McHenry County Democratic Party is cancelling all events until May due to concerns surrounding the COVID-19 virus, based on guidance from the state and concern for our members.

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The Blue Wave Crew is needed now more than ever. 

On the second Monday of each month, we will meet at the office to work on various types of projects: postcards, letters to the editor, sign painting, phone calling, crafty projects, etc. We will have 3 or 4 projects ready to go.
This is a working session.

Our list of jobs gets longer every week. We need lots of help.

Come when you can and stay as long as you can. Even a few minutes helps.  

Bring a friend. Now is the time to be a part of the BLUE WAVE!


Tuesday, April 14, 2020 at 03:00 PM
Casa Rubi-os in Huntley, IL

Huntley Area Afternoon Happy Hour

Huntley Area Democrats

 

This Huntley Area Afternoon Happy Hour event has been cancelled.

The McHenry County Democratic Party is cancelling all events until May due to concerns surrounding the COVID-19 virus, based on guidance from the state and concern for our members.

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Afternoon Happy Hour with the
Sun City Area Democrats

(Includes McHenry County District 5 & 6 and Rutland & Hampshire Townships in Kane County) 

Come out to Casa Rubi-os to meet other Democrats, grab a drink, and chat (or vent) about the important issues of the day.  Mingle with other like-minded individuals, and sometimes even our elected officials and candidates. Find out about local events and ways you can make a difference. We have information about recent legislation such as the Fair Tax Amendment, and how you can hold your elected officials accountable.

Bring a friend!  Let's keep looking for those Democrats hiding right in front of our eyes or people who may have switched over to our way of thinking!


Tuesday, April 14, 2020 at 07:00 PM
Pub 47 in Huntley, IL

TEAM TUESDAY Happy Hour - District 5 & 6

Huntley Area Democrats

This TEAM TUESDAY Happy Hour event has been cancelled.

The McHenry County Democratic Party is cancelling all events until May due to concerns surrounding the COVID-19 virus, based on guidance from the state and concern for our members.

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TEAM TUESDAY Happy Hour with
District 5 & 6 Democrats

Join members of your local Democratic party at Pub 47 on the second Tuesday of each month. We will have speakers and presentations to keep you informed! We will talk about federal, state and local issues as we prepare for 2020 and beyond!


Wednesday, April 15, 2020 at 07:00 PM · 1 RSVP
McHenry County College in Crystal Lake, IL

Central Committee Meeting — April

April's Central Committee Meeting event has been cancelled.

The McHenry County Democratic Party is cancelling all events until May due to concerns surrounding the COVID-19 virus, based on guidance from the state and concern for our members.

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  • 7:00 p.m. — Doors open
  • 7:15 p.m. — County Convention 
  • Topics of Discussion
    • Chair's Message
    • Upcoming Events
  • 8:00 p.m. — Reports from Districts & Committees
  • 8:30 p.m. — Adjourn
Each month we will be helping out the Crystal Lake Food Pantry as they are running low or are completely out of the items listed below. Please bring any of the following to the Central Committee Meeting and we will transport these donated items to the Crystal Lake Food Pantry:
  • Baby Food
  • Diapers - all sizes
  • Feminine Hygiene Products
  • Paper Towels
  • Sugar
  • Laundry Detergent
  • Dryer Sheets
Please RSVP before the meeting

Please RSVP prior to the meeting, even if you are not sure you will be attending. If you are on the RSVP list, our check-in staff can get you checked in with a single mouse click. If you are bringing a guest, they must RSVP separately so that their name is on the list.

Due to heightened security concerns, we reserve the right to screen attendees and/or deny admission. Thank you for your understanding.

Bring a friend to the meeting!

Introduce a friend or neighbor to grassroots politics and help us grow the Party.


Saturday, April 18, 2020 at 08:30 AM
Fox River Grove Panera Bread in Fox River Grove, IL

District 1 Covfefe Klatch

This District 1 Covfefe Klatch event has been cancelled.

The McHenry County Democratic Party is cancelling all events until May due to concerns surrounding the COVID-19 virus, based on guidance from the state and concern for our members.

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The Democratic Precinct Committeepeople of District 1 invite you to join them for Covfefe Klatch at the Fox River Grove Panera. Come hear what's going on in national and local politics, find out what you can do to help, and speak your mind in a relaxing environment with your new like-minded friends.  We really do hope you join us! 

Food and drink are available for purchase.


Wednesday, April 22, 2020 at 02:00 PM
McHenry Dems Office in Woodstock, IL

Blue Wave Crew

This Blue Wave Crew event has been cancelled.

The McHenry County Democratic Party is cancelling all events until May due to concerns surrounding the COVID-19 virus, based on guidance from the state and concern for our members.

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The Blue Wave Crew is needed now more than ever. 

On the fourth Wednesday of each month, we will meet at the office to work on various types of projects: postcards, letters to the editor, sign painting, phone calling, crafty projects, etc. We will have 3 or 4 projects ready to go.
This is a working session.

Our list of jobs gets longer every week. We need lots of help.

Come when you can and stay as long as you can. Even a few minutes helps.  

Bring a friend. Now is the time to be a part of the BLUE WAVE!


Sunday, April 26, 2020 at 07:00 AM · 4 RSVPs
McHenry County College in Crystal Lake, IL

McHenry County Human Race - 2020

The McHenry County Human Race event has been cancelled.

The McHenry County Human Race, hosted annually by the Volunteer Center McHenry County, has been cancelled based upon County and State recommendations and an over-abundance of concern for the health of our community.

The event scheduled for April 26, has over 70 nonprofit organizations registered as beneficiaries of the race participants fundraising efforts.  Although the race itself won’t happen, community members are still encouraged to donate on the event page in support of local nonprofits and can even set up a fundraising page to support their charity of choice.

“The environment Covid-19 has created will impact our nonprofits greatly; many of which provide services to vulnerable populations within our community.  In the coming weeks and months they will face the challenges of closed programs, cancelled fundraisers and a minimized work force,” said Rebecca Stiemke, Executive Director for Volunteer Center McHenry County.  “It’s important that we still take the time to rally around our nonprofit community and support them by donating to their causes.”

The Human Race website will remain open until April 30 to receive donations.  All fees and pledges collected will be distributed as originally intended. It is important to note, one hundred percent of any pledge made will be given directly to the nonprofit it was directed to. 

To support a nonprofit through the Human Race initiative, visit https://www.volunteercentermchenrycounty.org/humanrace.html.

Be a hero and join the Dynamic Dems for Justice in the McHenry County Human Race! 

Please help the McHenry County Democrats raise funds for Independence Health & Therapy. Our team is the Dynamic Dems for Justice. By signing up you receive a Human Race shirt and a white Dems T-shirt with the above graphics. What a deal!!

We are aiming for 50 walkers/runners this year. Be sure to select Independence Health & Therapy (IHT) as your charity. Shirt is suitable to wear for all the summer parades! This is a 5K run, walk, stroller ride, or couch potato to benefit local charities, kicking off from MCC.  In addition to the race, there is an expo with a DJ, food, photos, local vendors, and info about our great local non-profits. 

The first 50 Dems to sign up and support IHT will receive a free Dem T-Shirt with our logo to wear with pride!  Please register by April 14th to get your size.  All the details can be found here:  Human Race Tips

  • Entry fee: $38 (includes processing fee) through February 29 (price goes up on March 1)
  • Race Day Schedule: 
  • 6:45 am – Registration and Bib pickup
  • 7:55 am – Opening Ceremony
  • 8:00 am – Race Begins

Go to https://runsignup.com/Race/IL/CrystalLake/McHenryCountyHumanRace to sign up.  Make sure to:

  • Choose YES for Would you like to join a Group/Team?
  • Click on Join an Existing Group/Team
  • Select Dynamic Dems for Justice in the dropdown
  • Next screen choose INDEPENDENCE HEALTH & THERAPY (Family Alliance and Adult & Child Rehab) as the organization that should receive the proceeds of your race fee 
  • You know the rest…but if you have any questions call our dynamic leader Pat Lawlor at 815-715-0592.

Invite your fellow Dems to do more good in the world.  See you there!


The Democratic Party of McHenry County