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Saturday, March 02, 2024 at 09:30 AM
Various

Statewide Day of Action

DAY OF ACTION - MARCH 2nd!

You can help us mobilize local Democrats in the upcoming primary on March 19 by signing up for our Days of Action on March 2 & 3.  Even one or 2 hours of your time can make a difference for candidates, for Dems, and for referendums you support.

Here are the events taking place on Saturday, March 2nd:

  • District 2 Day of Action
    • When - 9:30-10am
    • Where - District 2 Chair (Ed's) home - RSVP for address
    • What - Canvassing in District 2. Materials and training will be provided.
    • Who - Contact District 2 Chair Ed Gogol to RSVP and get any questions answered at [email protected] or call 815-596-0892.

Sunday, March 03, 2024 at 12:30 PM
Various

Statewide Day of Action

DAY OF ACTION - MARCH 3rd!

You can help us mobilize local Democrats in the upcoming primary on March 19 by signing up for our Days of Action on March 2 & 3.  Even one or 2 hours of your time can make a difference for candidates, for Dems, and for referendums you support.

Here are the events taking place on Sunday, March 3rd:

  • Marengo Day of Action - District 8 Dems
    • When - 12:30-2pm
    • Where - StoneBakers Pizza, 113 E Prairie St., Marengo
    • What - District 8 volunteers will meet for 1/2 hour to grab a bite to eat and get the list and materials needed. Bring a buddy or we will pair you with another D8 Dem, and visit the doors on your list, introducing yourself to voters or leaving material at their doors.  After you are finished, you will drop your marked list and extra materials back at StoneBakers, in a designated location.
    • Who - Contact District 8 Chair Pat Lawlor to RSVP and get any questions answered at [email protected]  Click this link for more information.
    • Important - Please RSVP to [email protected] by Wednesday, 2/28!!

  • District 2 Day of Action
    • When - 9:30-10am
    • Where - District 2 Chair (Ed's) home - RSVP for address
    • What - Canvassing in District 2.  Materials and training will be provided.
    • Who - Contact District 2 Chair Ed Gogol to RSVP and get any questions answered at [email protected] or call 815-596-0892.

  • District 9 Day of Action
    • When - 12:00-2:30pm
    • Where - Pub 47, 10400 IL-47, Huntley
    • What - Enjoy pizza as we make plans & share materials for canvassing in Huntley, Union and Marengo.
    • Who - Contact District 8 Chair Cathy Johnson to RSVP at [email protected] or 814-621-4425.

Monday, March 04, 2024 at 06:00 PM
Bravos Pizza in Harvard, IL

District 8 - Roundtable Discussion

District 8 Roundtable Discussion
Chemung, Hartland, Dunham & Alden Townships &
City of Harvard

This is the last roundtable before the primary election. Both the Harvard Fire and County mental health referendums are on the ballot. Join voters who share your values for some pizza and discussion about issues important to you.

Bring a friend!

When - March 4th, 6-7:30 pm
Where - Bravos Pizza, 337 S Division, Hwy 14, Harvard

Please RSVP to attend.

Pat Lawlor, District 8 Chair


Tuesday, March 05, 2024 at 06:00 PM
Trio Grille in Marengo, IL

District 8 & 9 - Roundtable Discussion

Districts 8 and 9
Roundtable Discussion with Marengo, Union and Rural Woodstock

This is the last Roundtable before the primary voting day March 19. Learn about the 3 referendums that will be on your ballot, and meet your Democratic candidates. Share a snack with voters who share your values. 

We are collecting wrapped candy for distribution at our summer parades - help the cause and bring a bag!

Please bring a friend. Know any Union members?  Bring them - unions are important supporters!

When:  March 5th, 6-7:30 pm
Where:  Trio Grille, 101 Franks Rd, Marengo

Looking forward to seeing you,

Pat Lawlor, D8 Chair & Cathy Johnson, D9 Chair


Wednesday, March 06, 2024 at 06:30 PM
Red Dogs Sandwiches in Richmond, IL

District 8 - Roundtable Discussion

District 8 Roundtable Discussion
Richmond and Hebron

This is the last Roundtable before the March 19 primary. Come to Red Dogs to share a snack and talk to voters who share your values.   Kelli Wegener, candidate for McHenry County Chair, will be joining us and answering your questions.

We are collecting wrapped candy for distributing at our summer parades - help the cause and bring a bag!

When - March 6th, 6-7:30 pm
Where - Red Dogs Sandwiches, Richmond

Please RSVP to attend.

Pat Lawlor, District 8 Chair


Saturday, March 09, 2024 at 11:00 AM
Crystal Lake Country Club in Crystal Lake, IL

McHenry Co Dem Women - Trailblazers & Fundraisers

Trailblazers Fundraisers


Celebrate Women's History Month with
McHenry County Democratic Women!

McCDW will be celebrating trailblazing women past and present on Saturday, March 9th at 11am. We are so excited to announce our amazing and trailblazing speakers, US Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky and Lt. Governor Juliana Stratton!

Tickets are $55 for members... and for friends who are not yet members, $80 will purchase both a ticket and membership. Haven’t renewed yet? You can do that and purchase your ticket at the same time. Non-members' price is $70

You can get your tickets here: secure.actblue.com/donate/mccdwkickoff or mail a check to McCDW, PO Box 2117, Crystal Lake IL 60039.

Besides our great speakers, we will have small plates, raffle baskets, photo-ops, and a signature drink at the cash bar - the Rosalynn (Carter) Rosè.

Where will you be on March 9th? With Democrats at The Crystal Lake Country Club, 721 Country Club Rd., Crystal Lake of course!

 

 


Sunday, March 10, 2024 at 02:00 PM
Donna Lowe Salon in Algonquin, IL

Meet Rester Dogboe at the Donna Lowe Salon

Rester is running as a write-in candidate on the Democratic primary ballot for McHenry County Board District 3.   It’s an unusual name, but he’s a great guy!  You’re cordially invited to meet Rester on Sunday, March 10th, from 2:00 to 4:00 pm, at the Donna Lowe Salon, a famed McHenry County institution.  The salon is at 772 Randall Road in Algonquin, on the west side of Randall, just north of Harnish Drive.

Visit Rester at resterdogboe.com or on Facebook, and if you can make it please RSVP here.  You can reach Rester at [email protected] or 815-206-8653.


Wednesday, March 13, 2024 at 07:00 PM · 4 RSVPs

Central Committee Meeting

Alert!  We are meeting a week earlier than usual!  Mark your calendar.

Join us in the Conference Center at McHenry County College

Conference Center MCC

Agenda

  • 7:00 p.m. — Doors open 
  • 7:15 p.m. — Meeting begins
  • Chair's Message
  • Reports - Officers/Districts
    • VChair 
    • Secretary
    • Treasurer
    • Events
    • District Reports
  • Announcements -
    • The purpose is to announce events, presentations, and actions of interest to Democrats – not for discussion items or opinions nor candidate statements (candidates should contact the chair before the meeting if they wish to address the membership and will be included on the agenda). If you have an idea for a speaker or broader discussion, you must request an addition to the agenda a week before the scheduled meeting. Please limit your announcements to 2 minutes.
  • 8:30 p.m. — Adjourn

Invite a friend to attend the meeting! Introduce a friend or neighbor to grassroots politics and help us grow the Party.

Click here for a map of MCC.


Saturday, April 20, 2024 at 06:00 PM

Thomas Jefferson Dinner Save the Date

SAVE APRIL 20, 2024 for the
2024 Thomas Jefferson Dinner

Mark your calendars!  We will be celebrating our accomplishments and our growth with a special guest!  We are excited to announce that the Speaker of the Illinois House of Representatives, the Honorable Emmanuel "Chris" Welch, will be giving our keynote address. 

Tickets will go on sale online in early March - watch your email for updates and to reserve your seats.  This event is routinely sold out!

Ticket prices:  

$100 per person - includes a seated dinner with appetizers, soup, salad and dessert
$1,000 for a table of 10 with recognition
Financial contributions/guest sponsorships are welcome!

It takes a village to organize our biggest event of the year.  Contact Cindy to volunteer your time and talents at [email protected]

Have a raffle item/experience to donate? Email Cindy at [email protected] with the details.

 

 

 

 


The Democratic Party of McHenry County