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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.

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Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at 06:00 PM · 2 RSVPs
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 activities and election-related data analysis.

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.


Thursday, March 28, 2019 at 07:00 PM
District 2 Meeting

District 2 Meeting - March

District 2 will be holding its monthly meeting on Thursday, March 28th at 7:00 pm.  Due to the move to new Party Headquarters, the meeting will be held at Algonquin Precinct 52 offices located at 1698 Penny Lane, Crystal Lake.  We will be discussing the upcoming April 2nd election as well as upcoming events in 2019.


Wednesday, April 03, 2019 at 10:30 AM
Lincoln Library, Springrfield IL in Springfield,, IL

Women's Equity Lobby Day

Join us for an exciting day of legislative action for women!

Wednesday, April 3

Carnegie Room North 
Lincoln Library
326 S 7th
Springfield, IL 62701

Check-in begins at 10:30 AM
Briefing begins at 11 AM

After the briefing, head over to the Capitol and meet with your legislators. Lobbying materials and lunch will be provided.
WEAR PURPLE

NOW*** You MUST pre-register by March 28 ***
Register by sending email to: nowillinois@gmail.com

When you register be sure to provide:


Name
Contact Info (address, phone, email)

Food preferences for your box lunch (none, vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free)

Don’t miss it!


Wednesday, April 03, 2019 at 06:30 PM · 7 RSVPs

District 1 Dems

Come learn more about what your local Democratic Party is about & how you can make a difference!

On the first Wednesday of the month, Democrats from across McHenry County District 1 will gather for their regular monthly meeting. 

Special guest: will speak on the topic of Village Board duties and government responsibilities at the municipal level.

We will also go over Consolidated Election results.

Please RSVP to join us. 

McHenry County District 1 covers all or a portion of Algonquin, Barrington Hills, Cary, Fox River Grove, Lake in the Hills, Trout Valley. 


Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 11:30 AM · 2 RSVPs
Crystal Lake Food Pantry

Volunteer Days at the Crystal Lake Food Pantry

As part of the Democratic Party's continuing commitment to community service, we are establishing 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. 

For the second Saturday in April, please consider signing up for a 2 1/2 hour shift 9:30 am to 12:00 pm. 

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.


Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at 07:00 PM · 1 RSVP
McHenry County College in Crystal Lake, IL

Central Committee Meeting — April

Meeting will be held in the Bursted Lecture Hall - A240 

  • 7:00 p.m. — Doors open
  • 7:15 p.m. — Topics of Discussion
    • Chair's Message
    • Upcoming Events
  • 8:00 p.m. — Reports from Districts & Committees
  • 8:30 p.m. — Adjourn
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.


Sunday, April 28, 2019 at 07:00 AM · 7 RSVPs
McHenry County College in Crystal Lake, IL

McHenry County Human Race - 2019

Dynamic Dems

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

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. Half the registration fees go to support a non-profit of our choice…and we have chosen Independence Health & Therapy (IHT)

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 March 31 (price goes up on April 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

  • Choose the type of race you want to join and click on Sign Up
  • Enter your info, pick your own password, and at the bottom choose YES for Would you like to join a Group/Team?
  • On next screen pick Join an Existing Group/Team 
  • Select Dynamic Dems for Justice in the dropdown (enter mchenrydems as the password)
  • Next screen choose INDEPENDENCE HEALTH & THERAPY (Family Alliance and Adult & Child Rehab) as your charity (if you would like a Dems T-shirt)
  • 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!


Wednesday, May 01, 2019 at 06:30 PM · 1 RSVP
Algonquin Township Board Room in Crystal Lake, IL

District 1 Dems

Come learn more about what your local Democratic Party is about & how you can make a difference!

On the first Wednesday of the month, Democrats from across McHenry County District 1 will gather for their regular monthly meeting. 

Special guest: Algonquin Township Clerk, Karen Lukasik, will speak on the subject of Township Government and the responsibilities of the Township Clerk before giving the group a tour of the Township facilities.

Please RSVP to join us. We will meet at 6:30 in Algonquin Township's Board Room (entrance is around back of the main Township building and down the ramp).

McHenry County District 1 covers all or a portion of Algonquin, Barrington Hills, Cary, Fox River Grove, Lake in the Hills, Trout Valley. 


Saturday, May 04, 2019 at 06:00 PM · $90.00 USD
Prairie Lodge at Sun City in Huntley, IL

Thomas Jefferson Dinner 2019

2019 Jefferson Dinner

We cordially invite you to our annual Thomas Jefferson Dinner. 

Gain INsight from elected officials, organizations, activists, and fellow Democrats who will be attending.

Be inspired and INcited to take action by great speakers and honorees.

Victory in 2020 is IN sight with your help! 

If you cannot attend, get IN by following us and making a donation.

We look forward to seeing you!

Awardees:

McGarry Award for Community Service: Daniel Giallombardo & Judith Vandenboom

Thomas Jefferson Award for Lifetime Achievement: Vernon Bauman, President LiUNA Local 1035

Confirmed speakers include Congresswoman Lauren Underwood. Invited speakers include, Congressman Sean Casten, Senators Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth, Governor JB Priztker, Lt. Governor Juliana Stratton, Illinois State's Attorney Kwame Raoul, Comptroller Susana Mendoza, Treasurer Micheal Frerichs, and Secretary of State Jesse White.  

Evening program

  • 6:00 p.m. — Registration and cocktails
  • 6:45 p.m. — Seating for Dinner 
  • 7:00 p.m. — Speakers and presentations
  • 9:00 p.m. — Adjourn
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)


Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 11:30 AM
Crystal Lake Food Pantry

Volunteer Days at the Crystal Lake Food Pantry

As part of the Democratic Party's continuing commitment to community service, we are establishing 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. 

Please consider signing up for a 2 1/2 hour shift 11:30 am to 2:00 pm on the second Saturday of the month. 

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.


The Democratic Party of McHenry County