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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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Saturday, May 26, 2018 at 11:30 AM · 3 rsvps
Three Brother's Restaurant in Woodstock, IL

Underwood for Congress Volunteer Training


Come out to Woodstock this Saturday, May 26, at 11:30 am and learn how you can help Lauren Underwood win! 


Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at 06:00 PM · 2 rsvps
Kristy & Dave's House in Crystal Lake, IL

Data Management Team Meeting

Join us for data entry and data syncing activities - new volunteers are welcome!

We will discuss priorities for the coming year.

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.

Friday, June 01, 2018 at 06:00 PM

Zubert Petition Notary Party!

If you have been circulating for Trisha Zubert, Democratic candidate for HD 64, and have yet to turn in or notarize your petition sheets, then come get your petitions notarized and turned in! 

Thank you for helping get a great Democratic candidate on the ballot!

Parties & Social Events
Saturday, June 02, 2018 at 11:00 AM · 1 rsvp

Harvard Milk Days Parade


Join us at the annual Harvard Milk Days Parade! 

Candidates are welcome to walk with us.

The parade crew is working on a great "Blue Wave" float, so grab your sunscreen and blue shirt and come on out for a great day of fun.

Water bottles will be provided. Please RSVP by clicking the blue 'RSVP' button at the bottom of the page.

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

Excerpt from

“Unlike any Udder for 77 Years”
Harvard Milk Days™ 2018
Saturday, June 2, 2018
Instructions for Parade Participants
Mark Dion – Parade Chairman

The assembly ground for Milk Days parade is the parking lots surrounding the Harvard High School, Jefferson
School and selected adjacent side streets. The address for the High School is 1103 N. Jefferson St. Harvard, IL

Please allow extra time to arrive in case of road construction. All entries are to report at the back of the Harvard
High School on Garfield Street. A tent will be set up for sign-in. Please line up no later than 11:00 a.m. for
judging. Look for signs that point the way to Parade Registration. Starting time for the parade is 1:00 p.m. rain
or shine. Your entry number will be given to you at check in. Please display your number near the front on the
right side of the entry. You must have your entry number to proceed in the parade.

Only parade entries will be allowed to park in the school parking lots and side streets. Personal parking is
available at the Harvard Jr. High, 1301 N. Garfield St. and Diggins Memorial Library, 900 E. McKinley St.
There will be traffic assistance to direct you to these locations.

We will have a group on hand at the assembly ground for your convenience and they will assist you in lining up
for the parade. As in the past, this year’s groups of helpers are volunteers. We ask that you show them respect
and kindness for they are there to help you.

No candy or other items are to be thrown from your parade entry. Walkers may hand out these items to the
crowd. Absolutely no squirt guns are allowed. All politicalvehicles are to keep moving, even with walkers (walkers can catch up). No alcoholic beverages are allowed on any parade entry or before the parade starts. 

The parade will disband at Ratzlaff and Thompson Streets on the east side of Milky Way Park.

Phone: 815-943-4614


Go to for additional information and a map of the parade route.

Sunday, June 03, 2018 at 03:00 PM · 31 rsvps
Zahorik Home in Oakwood Hills, IL

McHenry County Democrats Meet & Greet w/ JB


Gubernatorial candidate JB Pritzker is visiting with McHenry County Democrats and Indivisible NWIL.  Meet JB and hear about his plans for Illinois at this low key event. 

We will be outside, so please bring a lawn chair and even a picnic! 

Must RSVP to attend


Wednesday, June 06, 2018 at 06:30 PM · 1 rsvp
Fox River Grove Library in Fox River Grove, IL

District 1 Committee Meeting

The main focus of this meeting will be a training on Votebuilder.  

District 1 Precinct Committeemen are encouraged to bring a laptop (if available) and notepad.  

Come early and set up so we are ready to begin promptly at 6:30.

The lower-level meeting room of the Fox River Grove Library has been reserved from 5:45-7:45 PM.  

District 1 updates and GOTV activities will also be discussed. 


Saturday, June 09, 2018 at 07:00 PM · $50.00 USD
Perrine Residence in Crystal Lake, IL



Join Suzanne Ness and friends for a fun night of jazz at the lovely residence of Lauren and Rod Perrine, Owners of Boxwood Interiors. The live music will feature:

Peter Swenson and the Ambrosia Jazz Trio

Light Hors d'oeuvres & adult beverages will be served. 

Tickets are $50.00 per person

Attendance is not required to donate.

See you there!

Paid for by Citizens for Suzanne Ness. A copy of our report is or will be available for purchase from the Illinois State Board of Elections, Springfield, Illinois. Political contributions are not tax deductible.

Sunday, June 24, 2018 at 03:00 PM
Paula Yensen's Home in Lake In The Hills, IL

Summer Solstice Celebration

Summer Solstice Sun

Join us for a celebration of Summer

  • Wine, craft beer and soft drinks
  • Hot and cold hors d’oeuvres
  • Paula’s special desserts

The start of Summer is a great time for a great party. Don’t miss this chance to hang out with a house full of open-minded people who know how to have fun. There will be plenty to talk about, and plenty of refreshments to keep you nourished while we support our only Democratic County Board member, Dr. Paula Yensen!

Click here to RSVP

Democratic Party of McHenry County