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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.


 

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at 07:00 PM · 9 RSVPs
815 Chop House in Crystal Lake, IL

Drinking Liberally

Drinking Liberally in McHenry County

Join us at 815 Chop House

We are meeting once again at the 815 Chop House on Wednesday, November 13, at 7:00 p.m. to eat, drink, socialize, and make new friends with like-minded people. Last month we welcomed over 20 attendees, and we're hoping for another good turnout this month. We'll gather in the bar, and will keep the conversation going until at least 9:00 p.m. Ask for the Drinking Liberally group at the door, or look for our Drinking Liberally table sign.


On this day in history
  • On this day in 1982, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall was dedicated. Often called simply, "The Wall", the simple and quietly reverent memorial honors the men and women who served in the controversial Vietnam War, and lists the names of more than 58,000 Americans who gave their lives in service to their country.
  • On this day in 1953 during the Red Scare, Mrs. Thomas J. White of the Indiana Textbook Commission, called for the removal of references to the book Robin Hood from textbooks used by the state’s schools. Mrs. Young claimed that the book was “a Communist directive in education". Perhaps a precursor of Trumpian thinking.

Drinking Liberally is an informal, inclusive progressive social group. Raise your spirits with us while you raise your glass. Share ideas with friends new and old. Drinking Liberally gives like-minded, left-leaning individuals a place to talk politics or any other topic that comes to mind. You don't need to be a policy expert and this isn't a book club — just come and learn from peers, trade jokes, vent frustration and hang out in an environment where it's not taboo to talk politics. Don't worry if you don't drink alcohol. Many of our members prefer soft drinks.

Drinking Liberally is a nationally chartered non-profit. It is not affiliated with the Democratic Party. Learn more about Drinking Liberally and Living Liberally at www.livingliberally.org/drinking


Saturday, November 16, 2019 at 08:30 AM · 7 RSVPs
Fox River Grove Panera Bread in Fox River Grove, IL

District 1 Covfefe Klatch

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.


Sunday, November 17, 2019 at 05:00 PM · 5 RSVPs
DMPC Office in Woodstock, IL

Last Petition Party

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Last Petition Party!

Have you collected a sheet or more of signatures for candidates or yourself? Need a Notary? Ready to turn them in?

Join us Sunday, November 17th. 

We will have notaries available. We will collect notarized sheets to deliver to our candidates.

We will have pizza!

Petition filing deadline is November 25 - December 2.

Thank you to all who are passing petitions and signing for our candidates!


Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at 06:30 PM
Cancelled in Woodstock, IL

Presidential Candidate Debate Watch Party


No Presidential Debate Watch Party This Month 

There's no debate that we have the best potential candidates!  But due to conflict with Central Committee Mtg @ MCC there will be no Debate Watch Party this Month


Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at 07:00 PM · 22 RSVPs
McHenry County College in Crystal Lake, IL

Central Committee Meeting — November

Meeting will be held in the Luecht Auditorium 

  • 7:00 p.m. — Doors open
  • 7:15 p.m. — Topics of Discussion
    • Chair's Message
    • Paul Kendrick - Rust Belt Rising
    • 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:
  • Soup
  • Crackers
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.


Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at 06:00 PM · 1 RSVP
Kristy & Dave's House in Crystal Lake, IL

Data Management Team Meeting

Join us for data management and data syncing activities - new volunteers are welcome!  We'll continue with data syncing and tagging event attendees.

RSVP if you are able to come so that we can get your logins to the two systems established in time for your arrival.  Bring a laptop if you have one. The first session is usually slow going as we complete setup in both systems and get you acclimated to the tasks.

Note: For those of you willing to work on data entry remotely, we'll need to work together for a few sessions and then we can pursue remote assistance.


Tuesday, December 03, 2019 at 06:00 PM
Kristy & Dave's House in Crystal Lake, IL

Data Management Team Meeting

Join us for data management and data syncing activities - new volunteers are welcome!  We'll continue with data syncing and tagging event attendees.

RSVP if you are able to come so that we can get your logins to the two systems established in time for your arrival.  Bring a laptop if you have one. The first session is usually slow going as we complete setup in both systems and get you acclimated to the tasks.

Note: For those of you willing to work on data entry remotely, we'll need to work together for a few sessions and then we can pursue remote assistance.


Saturday, December 07, 2019 at 04:00 PM · 7 RSVPs
Offsides Sports Bar & Grill in Woodstock, IL

Holiday Party

Celebrate the Blue!

Celebrate with us at our Holiday Party!

Take time out to relax and socialize with your fellow Democrats!

$10-15 Donation per person applauded.

Appetizers, soft drinks, 1 cocktail and door prizes will be provided. 
Cash bar and dinner menu will be available, so plan to stay after 7:00 and make an evening of it.


Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at 03:00 PM
Casa Rubi-os in Huntley, IL

Huntley Area Afternoon Happy Hour

Huntley Area Democrats

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, December 10, 2019 at 06:00 PM
Kristy & Dave's House in Crystal Lake, IL

Data Management Team Meeting

Join us for data management and data syncing activities - new volunteers are welcome!  We'll continue with data syncing and tagging event attendees.

RSVP if you are able to come so that we can get your logins to the two systems established in time for your arrival.  Bring a laptop if you have one. The first session is usually slow going as we complete setup in both systems and get you acclimated to the tasks.

Note: For those of you willing to work on data entry remotely, we'll need to work together for a few sessions and then we can pursue remote assistance.


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