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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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Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at 07:00 PM · 25 RSVPs
McHenry County College in Crystal Lake, IL

Central Committee Meeting — July

Meeting will be held in the Luecht Auditorium 

  • 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
This month we will be helping out the Crystal Lake Food Pantry by providing Summer condiments. Please bring any of the following to the Central Committee Meeting and we will transport these donated items to the Crystal Lake Food Pantry:
  • Ketchup
  • Mustard
  • Relish
  • Mayonnaise
  • Salad Dressing
  • BBQ Sauce
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.

Saturday, July 20, 2019 at 10:00 AM · 1 RSVP

Planning for Founders Day Parade

Come help plan our float, decorations, and costumes for the Algonquin Founders' Day Parade.  

This year's theme is Founders' Celebrates American Heroes.  


Wednesday, July 24, 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.

Saturday, July 27, 2019 at 09:00 AM · 5 RSVPs

Algonquin Founders Day Parade

Come walk with the McHenry County Democrats in the Algonquin Founders' Day Parade!

Meet at the parade assembly on Eastgate Drive in Algonquin at 9am.  The parade begins promptly at 11am. 

This year's theme is Founders’ Honors American Heroes. So bring your American Hero costumes and join us for a morning of fun and smiles! 

We will have meeting prior to the parade to plan costumes and float decorations.  Find that event here.  

Sunday, July 28, 2019 at 09:00 AM · 2 RSVPs
DPMC Office in Woodstock, IL

District Chair Training

training-community.jpgDistrict Chairs - Get ready for 2020!

Sunday, July 28, 2019 at 01:30 PM · 4 RSVPs
DPMC Office in Woodstock, IL

PC Training

training-community.jpgCalling all PCs!

Join us for an afternoon gearing up for 2020. 

Monday, July 29, 2019 at 06:00 PM · 2 RSVPs
McHenry County Fairgrounds in Woodstock, IL

County Fair Setup

Setup should only take a few hours. We will meet at the Fairgrounds at Building D, right next to the fair office. You can park in the lot immediately in front of the building during setup.

Setup involves erecting the booth backdrop and setting up our booth equipment, including the TV for recorded videos. All you need to do is be willing to help and the ability to lift no more than 30 pounds. No technical expertise is necessary.

Tuesday, July 30, 2019 at 12:00 PM through August 04, 2019 · 5 RSVPs
McHenry County Fairgrounds in Woodstock, IL

County Fair Booth Staffing

Democratic Party fair boothWe need volunteers to staff our booth during the fair. It's easy work and lots of fun. We have one-day fair passes for our volunteers who need them, or the Party can reimburse you. We ask that all volunteers wear business casual attire, which means a collared shirt and khakis or neat jeans. No candidate shirts, hats, buttons or other candidate attire are permitted. When you are staffing our booth, you are representing the Democratic Party of McHenry County.

If the shifts we have listed don't fit your schedule, just let us know and we can work something out. Thanks!

The County Fair celebrates our local farmers and the foods they produce. Walk through the barns where you can learn about beef, dairy, swine and poultry. Visit the gardens where you can see, learn, and hear from Master Gardeners about growing your own vegetables. Meet some of the farmers who produce your food. Learn about the history of farming in McHenry County. And then, sample some local food.  For more information visit the County Fair website.

…and just to be clear, we do not support the Fair's choice of Ted Nugent to headline the Saturday evening show. Our goal is to educate the public that the Democratic Party of McHenry County supports family values. Misogyny, hatred and bigotry have no place in our community. Some have suggested we boycott the fair, but our absence would be noticed by no one, and our place would be filled by another group who may not share our principles. It is important for us to be there to make sure that America's heritage of liberty and justice for all is represented and defended.

Tuesday, July 30, 2019 at 06:30 PM · 9 RSVPs
Galati's Hideaway in Cary, IL

District 1 Democratic Debate Watch Party

Join the District 1 Democrats at Galati's Hideaway in Cary for Round-Two of the 2020 Democratic Presidential Debates!

Night 1:  Meet in the upstairs party room at 6:30 PM for camaraderie, the debate is scheduled to begin at 7 PM.  Be sure to RSVP to reserve your Debate Bingo card, we're playing for *Prizes!*

Admission is free! Food and Drink are available for purchase.  

Bring your friends or come and make new ones!  We will be happy you join us! 

This is s a two-night event. Be sure to register for each night!!

Contact Dee Darling with questions:

Tuesday, July 30, 2019 at 07:30 PM
Trio Grill in Marengo, IL

District 6 Candidate Debate Watch Party

Game of Candidates

Presidential Debate Watch Parties


Because of the number of candidates, there will be 2 nights of debate. Come for one or both! District 6 Chair Cathy Johnson will be leading a pre- and post-debate discussion.  Play debate bingo!  Enjoy a cash bar, and food will be available for purchase.

Second July DEBATE PARTY -Tuesday, July 30, at 7:30 pm
at Trio Grill in Marengo

RSVP to this event to attend Tuesday night's Democratic Presidential Debate.

The Democratic Party of McHenry County