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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, April 22, 2020 at 02:00 PM
McHenry Dems Office in Woodstock, IL

Blue Wave Crew

The Blue Wave Crew is needed now more than ever. 

On the fourth Wednesday of each month, we will meet at the office to work on various types of projects: postcards, letters to the editor, sign painting, phone calling, crafty projects, etc. We will have 3 or 4 projects ready to go.
This is a working session.

Our list of jobs gets longer every week. We need lots of help.

Come when you can and stay as long as you can. Even a few minutes helps.  

Bring a friend. Now is the time to be a part of the BLUE WAVE!


Sunday, April 26, 2020 at 07:00 AM · 2 RSVPs
McHenry County College in Crystal Lake, IL

McHenry County Human Race - 2020

Dynamic Dems

Be a hero and join the Dynamic Dems for Justice in the McHenry County Human Race! 

Please help the McHenry County Democrats raise funds for Independence Health & Therapy. Our team is the Dynamic Dems for Justice. By signing up you receive a Human Race shirt, a white Dems T-shirt and a purple suffragette sash. What a deal!!

Aiming for 50 walkers/ runners this year. Be sure to select Independence Health & Therapy (IHT) as your charity. Shirt and sash are suitable to wear for all the summer parades! A 5K run, walk, stroller ride, or couch potato to benefit local charities, kicking off from MCC.  In addition to the race, there is an expo with a DJ, food, photos, local vendors, and info about our great local non-profits. 

The first 50 Dems to sign up and support IHT will receive a free Dem T-Shirt with our logo to wear with pride!  Please register by April 14th to get your size.  All the details can be found here:  Human Race Tips

  • Entry fee: $38 (includes processing fee) through February 29 (price goes up on March 1)
  • Race Day Schedule: 
    • 6:45 am – Registration and Bib pickup
    • 7:55 am – Opening Ceremony
    • 8:00 am – Race Begins

Go to https://runsignup.com/Race/IL/CrystalLake/McHenryCountyHumanRace to sign up.  Make sure to:

  • Choose YES for Would you like to join a Group/Team?
  • Click on Join an Existing Group/Team
  • Select Dynamic Dems for Justice in the dropdown
  • Next screen choose INDEPENDENCE HEALTH & THERAPY (Family Alliance and Adult & Child Rehab) as the organization that should receive the proceeds of your race fee 
  • You know the rest…but if you have any questions call our dynamic leader Pat Lawlor at 815-715-0592

Invite your fellow Dems to do more good in the world.  See you there!


Sunday, May 03, 2020 at 06:00 PM
MCDP office in Woodstock, IL

May D5 Meeting

Come join the District 5 PCs for our monthly meeting.  


Saturday, May 09, 2020 at 08:30 AM
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.


Saturday, May 09, 2020 at 10:00 AM

Saturday Coffee in Harvard

Meet with like-minded friends and neighbors to talk about political issues. We will discuss what we can do to make a difference in the county, state and nation. With 2020 elections looming, the McHenry Democrats have lots to plan. Find out what's in the works.

We need conversation to work through it all. Come have coffee and let's talk.

Bring a friend and we'll see you there!


Monday, May 11, 2020 at 02:00 PM
McHenry Dems Office in Woodstock, IL

Blue Wave Crew

The Blue Wave Crew is needed now more than ever. 

On the second Monday of each month, we will meet at the office to work on various types of projects: postcards, letters to the editor, sign painting, phone calling, crafty projects, etc. We will have 3 or 4 projects ready to go.
This is a working session.

Our list of jobs gets longer every week. We need lots of help.

Come when you can and stay as long as you can. Even a few minutes helps.  

Bring a friend. Now is the time to be a part of the BLUE WAVE!


Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at 03:00 PM
Casa Rubi-os 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) 

Come out to Casa Rubi-os to meet other Democrats, grab a drink, 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.

Bring a friend!  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!


Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at 07:00 PM
Pub 47 in Huntley, IL

TEAM TUESDAY Happy Hour - District 5 & 6

Huntley Area Democrats

TEAM TUESDAY Happy Hour with
District 5 & 6 Democrats

Join members of your local Democratic party at Pub 47 on the second Tuesday of each month. We will have speakers and presentations to keep you informed! We will talk about federal, state and local issues as we prepare for 2020 and beyond!


Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at 07:00 PM
McHenry County College in Crystal Lake, IL

Central Committee Meeting — May

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
Each month we will be helping out the Crystal Lake Food Pantry as they are running low or are completely out of the items listed below. Please bring any of the following to the Central Committee Meeting and we will transport these donated items to the Crystal Lake Food Pantry:
  • Baby Food
  • Diapers - all sizes
  • Feminine Hygiene Products
  • Paper Towels
  • Sugar
  • Laundry Detergent
  • Dryer Sheets
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.


Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at 02:00 PM
McHenry Dems Office in Woodstock, IL

Blue Wave Crew

The Blue Wave Crew is needed now more than ever. 

On the fourth Wednesday of each month, we will meet at the office to work on various types of projects: postcards, letters to the editor, sign painting, phone calling, crafty projects, etc. We will have 3 or 4 projects ready to go.
This is a working session.

Our list of jobs gets longer every week. We need lots of help.

Come when you can and stay as long as you can. Even a few minutes helps.  

Bring a friend. Now is the time to be a part of the BLUE WAVE!


The Democratic Party of McHenry County