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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.


 

Wednesday, August 26, 2020 at 03:18 PM through September 25, 2020
On-Line

Dems for Justice T-Shirts On-Sale

Celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Women's Suffrage!
Join Dynamic Dems for Justice

Even though we were not able to run the Human Race at MCC in April, we can still wear the very special T-shirts designed for participants and others this summer

Pat Lawlor, DPMC Human Race coordinator, is making them available for sale for $25/each with proceeds donated to Independence Health and Therapy and DPMC.  

They are available in adult sizes S, M, L, XL, and XXL.

Orders are accepted by emailing Pat or, even easier, go to the online form.  Payment by check to Pat Lawlor, or electronic payment via Zelle or Pop Money.  Delivery will be arranged for safety and you will be notified.

Email Pat for a print out form, with questions or for details-patlawlor117@gmail.com

The time is now to spread the word: VOTING IS OUR SUPERPOWER!


Thursday, September 24, 2020 at 08:30 AM · 1 RSVP

Early Vote 2020

Go-Vote-e1413493127577.pngCan't wait to vote?

Do it in person 

SEPTEMBER 24.

Vote Yes for Fair Tax.

Vote Blue, all the way thru!


Sunday, September 27, 2020 at 12:00 PM · 1 RSVP

McLit 2020 - Lit Drop Sundays

Fired up and McLIT to spread the word about McVote 2020!

Burning to win this November?  Join Dems for a literature drop event.  No door knocking - just dropping McVote 2020 flyers at Dem friendly doors.  Ballots are arriving in mailboxes - the time to get the information to the voters is NOW!

Wear a good pair of walking shoes. If possible, bring a partner to help navigate. And a smile behind your mask! We provide the rest - McVote 2020 fliers, lists, and volunteer instructions.

And while you are at the office, pick up your signs!

McLIT 2020 will be held every Sunday from now until November 1st or until fliers are all gone. See separate events to sign up for future McLit Drop Sundays.

The heat is on! We need you to spread the word about the candidates and what's at stake in this election.

 

 

 


Sunday, October 04, 2020 at 12:00 PM

McLit 2020 - Lit Drop Sundays

Fired up and McLIT to spread the word about McVote 2020!

Burning to win this November?  Join Dems for a literature drop event.  No door knocking - just dropping McVote 2020 flyers at Dem friendly doors.  Ballots are arriving in mailboxes - the time to get the information to the voters is NOW!

Wear a good pair of walking shoes. If possible, bring a partner to help navigate. And a smile behind your mask! We provide the rest - McVote 2020 fliers, lists, and volunteer instructions.

And while you are at the office, pick up your signs!

McLIT 2020 will be held every Sunday from now until November 1st or until fliers are all gone. See separate events to sign up for future McLit Drop Sundays.

The heat is on! We need you to spread the word about the candidates and what's at stake in this election.

 

 

 


Saturday, October 10, 2020 at 08:30 AM · 4 RSVPs
Crystal Lake Food Pantry in Crystal Lake, IL

Volunteer Days at the Crystal Lake Food Pantry

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

Pantry hours on Saturdays are 9 am to Noon.  Please consider signing up for a shift from 8:30 am to 12:00 pm on the second Saturday of the month (or, if you can't stay until noon, then for as long as you can be there).  

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.


Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at 03:00 PM · 1 RSVP
TBD in Huntley, IL

Huntley Area Afternoon Happy Hour

Huntley Area Democrats

Afternoon Happy Hour with the
Sun City Area Democrats

(Includes McHenry County District 5 & 6 and Rutland & Hampshire Townships in Kane County) 

Join us to meet other Democrats and chat (or vent) about the important issues of the day.  Mingle with other like-minded individuals, and sometimes even our elected officials and candidates. Find out about local events and ways you can make a difference. We have information about recent legislation such as the Fair Tax Amendment, and how you can hold your elected officials accountable.

Let's keep looking for those Democrats hiding right in front of our eyes or people who may have switched over to our way of thinking!


Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at 07:00 PM · 1 RSVP
ZOOM in Crystal Lake, IL

Drinking Liberally

Drinking Liberally McHenry County

Our October meeting will no doubt focus on what's happening in the campaign during the 20 days remaining until Trump gets his pink slip. Let's take a breather, get together and enjoy a few hours of progressive talk. Just use the Zoom meeting link below to join the virtual party. We'll be meeting in person again once it's safe to do so.

Time: October 14, 2020 7:00 p.m. Central

When it's time to Drink Liberally:

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On this day in history

October 14, 1947: U.S. Air Force Captain Chuck Yeager became the first person to fly faster than the speed of sound. His X-1 rocket plane, nicknamed “Glamorous Glennis” (after Yeager's wife), was designed with thin, unswept wings and a streamlined fuselage modeled after a .50-caliber bullet.

October 14, 1964: African American civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his nonviolent resistance to racial prejudice in America. At 35 years of age, the Georgia-born minister was the youngest person ever to receive the award.


Drinking Liberally is an informal, inclusive progressive social group. Raise your spirits with us while you raise your glass. Share ideas with friends new and old. Drinking Liberally gives like-minded, left-leaning individuals a place to talk politics or any other topic that comes to mind. You don't need to be a policy expert and this isn't a book club — just come and learn from peers, trade jokes, vent frustration and hang out in an environment where it's not taboo to talk politics. Don't worry if you don't drink alcohol. Many of our members prefer soft drinks.

Drinking Liberally is a nationally chartered non-profit. It is not affiliated with the Democratic Party. Learn more about Drinking Liberally and Living Liberally at www.livingliberally.org/drinking


Saturday, October 17, 2020 at 08:30 AM
TBD in Fox River Grove, IL

District 1 Covfefe Klatch

The Democratic Precinct Committeepeople of District 1 invite you to join them for Covfefe Klatch. Come hear what's going on in national and local politics, find out what you can do to help, and speak your mind in a relaxing environment with your new like-minded friends.  We really do hope you join us! 


Monday, October 26, 2020 at 07:00 PM · 3 RSVPs
Virtual via Zoom

Democratic Election Judge Meet-Up

Calling all McHenry County Democratic Election Judges!

It's been a month or two since training, and with the election so close, we want to get everyone together for a virtual meet-up!

We will have breakout groups for you to meet the folks you'll be serving with, go over how to navigate some of the Election Day challenges you have asked us about, review resources available to you on Election Day, and take any remaining questions.

Be as prepared as you can be for Election Day by participating in this virtual training session conducted by our Election Judge Coordinator Lauren Brownstone.  

Please RSVP here for this essential training session, safely conducted via Zoom.  We will send a Zoom link prior to the meeting to those who RSVP.  Questions?  Email Laren at McHenryCountyDemJudges@gmail.com


Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at 03:00 PM
TBD in Huntley, IL

Huntley Area Afternoon Happy Hour

Huntley Area Democrats

Afternoon Happy Hour with the
Sun City Area Democrats

(Includes McHenry County District 5 & 6 and Rutland & Hampshire Townships in Kane County) 

Join us to meet other Democrats and chat (or vent) about the important issues of the day.  Mingle with other like-minded individuals, and sometimes even our elected officials and candidates. Find out about local events and ways you can make a difference. We have information about recent legislation such as the Fair Tax Amendment, and how you can hold your elected officials accountable.

Let's keep looking for those Democrats hiding right in front of our eyes or people who may have switched over to our way of thinking!


The Democratic Party of McHenry County