Democratic Party Treasurer


Michael Bissett

Michael Bissett

It doesn't matter what you say you believe. It's what you do that counts.

If we don't fight hard enough for the things we stand for,
at some point we have to recognize that we don't really stand for them. — PAUL WELLSTONE

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Total Recruits 56
Supporters Recruited 15
Volunteers Recruited 4
Donors Recruited 9
  • published My Vote in The way forward 2020-02-11 12:12:57 -0600

    When you stay home, someone else makes your decisions for you.
    So if you are sick and tired of being sick and tired, vote.


  • published A warning from Alexander Hamilton in The way forward 2019-12-24 13:23:31 -0600

    Alexander HamiltonThe truth unquestionably is, that the only path to a subversion of the republican system of the Country is, by flattering the prejudices of the people, and exciting their jealousies and apprehensions, to throw affairs into confusion, and bring on civil commotion. Tired at length of anarchy, or want of government, they may take shelter in the arms of monarchy for repose and security.

    Those then, who resist a confirmation of public order, are the true Artificers of monarchy—not that this is the intention of the generality of them. Yet it would not be difficult to lay the finger upon some of their party who may justly be suspected.

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  • published Show courage in The way forward 2019-12-19 17:19:22 -0600
    This is the transcript of the speech given on Dec. 18, 2019 by House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer prior to the impeachment vote.

    Madam Speaker, I have had the honor of serving in this house for over 38 years. I’ve served during six presidencies.

    I’ve been here through moments of tremendous progress and terrible tragedy. I have seen periods of rank partisanship and patriotic bipartisanship. I’ve seen our two-party system work. And I’ve seen it break down. Never in all my years of serving in this great institution that I love and the people of my district did I ever expect to encounter such an obvious wrongdoing by a president of the United States.steny-hoyer.jpg

    Nor did I expect to witness such a craven rationalization of presidential actions that should put our national security at risk, undermine the integrity of our elections, and defied the constitutional authority of the Congress to conduct oversight.

    We’ve heard from Republicans that this impeachment really has to do with policy differences though on how we feel personally about the president, about his temperament or that we simply dislike him. Throughout the Trump presidency, Democrats have resisted pursuing impeachment even as we watched with dismay and disgust at a pattern of wrongdoing.

    That pattern included ordering federal agencies to lie to the public firing the FBI director for refusing to end investigations of his campaign. Siding with Vladimir Putin against our intelligence agencies. Taking funding away from the military to put towards an ineffective border wall. And setting policies that have led to the separation of families and caging of children.

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  • published Search 2019-11-19 17:58:10 -0600


    This is a beta version of search functionality. Not fit for public use yet.

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  • published Rust Belt Rising in Resources 2019-11-19 17:02:15 -0600

    Rust Belt Rising

    Rust Belt Rising

  • published Business card request 2019-08-30 15:14:21 -0500

    Business card request

    Precinct Committeepersons and other officers of the Party may request business cards (subject to approval by the Chair). The information you provide on this form will be used to typeset the business card, and no requests will be considered unless this form is completed and submitted.

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  • published Voter Registration Drive Guidelines in Resources 2019-08-20 15:09:15 -0500

    Voter Registration Drive Guidelines

    Know the law before you start a registration drive.

    Voter Registration Drives

  • wants to volunteer 2019-07-16 16:47:47 -0500

    Picnic Dish

    The Democratic Party will provide grilled meats and veggie burgers, condiments, plates and utensils. Please consider bringing a dish to pass to make this picnic a success. You are also encouraged to bring a donation of printer/copy paper for Turning Point shelter. Thanks!

    Become a Volunteer

  • published Parties & Social Events in Events 2019-06-02 15:19:52 -0500

    Parties & Social Events

    Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 08:30 AM · 2 RSVPs
    Fox River Grove Panera Bread in Fox River Grove, IL

    District 1 Covfefe Klatch

    The Democratic Precinct Committeepeople of District 1 invite you to join them for Covfefe Klatch at the Fox River Grove Panera. 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! 

    Food and drink are available for purchase.


    Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at 03:00 PM · 1 RSVP
    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!

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  • published NationBuilder 101 in EB 2019-06-02 11:44:39 -0500

    NationBuilder 101


  • published HandyNation app download in EB 2019-06-02 11:30:42 -0500

    HandyNation app download

    Look for the download buttons at the bottom of their homepage.

    HandyNation App Download Buttons


  • published Campaign Boot Camp in Training Classes 2019-04-04 19:56:38 -0500

    Campaign Boot Camp

    Nobody builds smart, effective grassroots political organizations like the Illinois Democratic County Chairs' Association. One important key to our building efforts is our annual Candidate Boot Camp, put on in conjunction with the National Democratic Training Committee's Blue Bench Training Program.

    Registration is now open for this amazing three-day intensive training that will take place on May 17th - 19th at the Crowne Plaza in Springfield.

    This year's training will be better than ever. There will be three tracks:

    Track 1 - Candidate Training is for candidates and potential candidates who are involved with their county party.

    Track 2 - Staff Training is for anyone wishing to take on a staff role in a campaign, preferably for a local, countywide or County Board race.

    Track 3 - Local Party Training / County Chairs Training is for County Chairs. If there is room, applications from precinctpersons will be considered. 

    You must apply by April 26, 2019.

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  • published Delegate Application in Get Involved 2019-04-04 19:50:07 -0500

    Democratic National Convention Delegate Application

    Have you ever wanted to be a delegate to
    The Democratic National Convention?

    Fill out this form completely in order to be considered as a candidate for delegate.

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  • published Elected Officials 2019-02-26 21:31:27 -0600

    Our Elected Officials

    This is what winning looks like.
    You helped us elect great Democrats who will fight for your values.
    We are just getting started!

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  • Donald Trump is an out-of-control dumpster fire. No one with any sense at all would dispute that. But so what?

    We can’t solve America’s problems with clever posts on Facebook or twitter. Buttons and bumper stickers won’t make America safe for Democracy again.

    We must lead the way by living our values, no matter the personal risk in doing so. Our founders pledged their lives, their fortune and their sacred honor to make this nation possible. They risked everything.

    The least we can do is open our eyes fully, see what needs to be done, and accept the challenge of being citizens. Risk being a leader. Often, that means doing things that are hard. It may mean doing things that make us uncomfortable. It may even mean opening our wallets to support the people and causes we believe in.

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  • published Reimbursement Request 2018-10-21 17:28:47 -0500

    Reimbursement Request

    Use this form to request expense reimbursements

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