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Saturday, May 28, 2022 at 12:00 PM
Veterans Acres Park in Crystal Lake, IL

Brats for Brian - Memorial Day Picnic

Brats for Brian Memorial Day Weekend Picnic

Join Brian Meyers for a picnic with old friends and new to launch his campaign for Illinois State Rep, District 63.  

Contributions of $20 or more are thanked with a brat and chips (gluten-free buns by request)
$30 General Support Donation appreciated; $300 to join the Host Committee


Contribution levels are:
$300 host committee
$100 dollar sponsor some cards and signs
$30 general support donation
$20 a box brat sandwich and chips picnic lunch (specify for gluten-free

General contributions can be made at Actblue page:

Wednesday, June 01, 2022 at 05:30 PM · 21 RSVPs

Celebrate BLUE in 22

Celebrate BLUE in '22 with District 6
watching the sunset at Marengo Ridge

Spend an enjoyable evening on Marengo Ridge and watch the sunset at 8:22 pm. We will be celebrating the beginning of the voting season with a Chicago hot dog and chips, pop or water, and an ice cream dixie cup - all for a $5 donation. (Veggie option available.)

Reserve your hot dog by RSVPing here! 

Democratic candidates are welcome to join the fun at beautiful Marengo Ridge Conservation District.  You'll find us at Shelter 2. 

Thursday, June 02, 2022 at 05:00 PM
Crystal Lake Brewing

Cortina for Justice Fundraiser

Cortina for Justice Fundraiser

Join Mike at Crystal Lake Brewing and show your support for his run for Appellate Court.  Tickets are $25 per person and include 2 drink tickets or delicious CL Brewing beer.  You don't want to miss Biker Dude Burgers' famous Smashburgers, hot off the blackstone grill for purchase. 

Tickets are $25/person and donations can be made at the door.  Additional sponsor levels are available and saluted:

  • Private: $35
  • Captain: $50
  • Colonel: $100
  • Brigadier General: $250
  • Major General: $500
  • Lieutenant General: $1,000
  • General: $1,500

For more information or to RSVP, please email Cortina4Justice[email protected].  Donations can be made online at

Click here for the fundraiser flyer. 

Saturday, June 04, 2022 at 11:00 AM · 1 RSVP
TBD - Harvard IL in Harvard, IL

Harvard Milk Days Parade

Join us at the annual Harvard Milk Days Parade! 

Join fellow Democrats and candidates as we kick off the parade season with Harvard Milk Days.  

This year's theme is "Let's Get Back to Fun! Milk Days '81, so we will be donning our brightest neon colors and jammin' to classic 80's pop.

"Let's Get Back to Fun! Milk Days '81
Harvard Milk Days™ 2022
Saturday, June 4, 2022
Location:  TBD - Watch this space!

Any Democratic Candidate who would like to walk with us should contact Kristina Zahorik

Saturday, June 04, 2022 at 02:00 PM
DPMC in Woodstock, IL

Canvas w/ LiUNA Local 1035


We Need You!

Many hands make light work! Join members of LiUNA Local 1035 as they help us get the word out about the polling place changes. The Republican Clerk moved polling places again. We will meet at Democratic Headquarters and target Democratic voters around Woodstock. Just bring comfy shoes and a smile, we will provide the rest.

Sunday, June 12, 2022 at 11:00 AM
Historic Woodstock Square in Woodstock, IL

Woodstock Pride Fest 2022

Woodstock_Pride_2019_Booth.jpgDemocratic Party of McHenry County at
Woodstock Pride Fest

Come volunteer for an hour or two at the Democratic Party of McHenry County Woodstock Pride Fest Booth. We need folks to help set up, take down, and staff. 


Sunday, June 12, 2022 at 11:00 AM · 6 RSVPs
Dean Street School in Woodstock, IL

Woodstock Pride Parade 2022



Democratic Party of McHenry County at
Woodstock Pride Parade

Join us walking in the 2022 Woodstock Pride Parade! Bring your smile and comfortable shoes and we will provide the rest.

We will line up at Dean Street School. Additional details to follow.

Monday, June 13, 2022 at 05:30 PM · 2 RSVPs
Holzlager Brewing Company in Woodstock, IL

Amin Karim for Treasurer Fundraiser

Amin Karim for Treasurer
Campaign Kickoff Fundraiser

A call for candidates went out, and Amin Karim answered the call. Thirty years of corporate experience building teams, dealing with budgets, finance, vendor management, supply chain management, and process improvements qualified him for the Treasurer's office. But running a campaign is very new to him. He did his homework, got coaching, and now he's ready to begin his run. He is looking for volunteers and looking for funding.

Two friends volunteered to host Amin Karim's Campaign Kickoff Fundraiser at Holzlager Brewing Company in Woodstock. Please join them in helping Amin get off to a good start.

A county-wide campaign requires a lot of funds for printing, postage, and advertising. Please support him at the highest level you can so that he makes it over the finish line!

  • Supporter - $20
  • Advocate  - $50
  • Ally - $75
  • Backer - $100
  • Patron - $250+

Supporters get Pizza!  Besides great locally brewed beer, Holzlinger serves non-alcohol beer, hard seltzers and rosé at the cash bar.

Please RSVP so we know how many pies to order.  Email Cathy at [email protected].

Wednesday, June 15, 2022 at 07:00 PM

Central Committee Meeting

Join us in person in the Luecht Auditorium at McHenry County College!

Conference Center


  • 7:00 p.m. — Doors open 
  • 7:15 p.m. — Meeting begins
  • Chair's Message
  • Reports - Officers/Districts
    • VChair
    • Secretary / Data Team
    • Treasurer
    • District 1 - 6
    • Tech
    • Attorney
  • 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.

All meeting attendees are required to wear a mask or face covering regardless of vaccination status. 

Sunday, July 03, 2022 at 12:00 PM · 3 RSVPs

Crystal Lake 4th of July Parade

Walk with the Democratic Party of McHenry County in the Crystal Lake 4th of July Parade!

This is the biggest 4th of July parade in the county. Come join us as we celebrate Independence Day. Grab your comfortable shoes, sunscreen, and your smile - we will provide the rest.

More details to follow.

**Any Democratic Candidate who would like to walk with us should contact Kristina Zahorik at [email protected]**

The Democratic Party of McHenry County