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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Supporters Recruited 15
Volunteers Recruited 4
Donors Recruited 9
  • rsvped +1 for Labor Day Picnic 2019-07-16 16:46:46 -0500

    Labor Day Picnic


    Labor Day — it’s campaign season!

    Join us at the kick-off for the campaign season. Pick-up petition packets, meet candidates, donate to a worthy cause, and have fun with like minded folks as we gear up for the 2020 campaign.

    There's much to do and we can't do it without you.

    The Party will be donating meats to grill and veggie burgers, along with buns and paper goods. If you would like to help grill, let us know. Please bring a dish to pass and whatever non-alcoholic beverage you would like to drink. There is some seating, but you may wish to bring a lawn chair.

    Finally, every year at the picnic we donate to a worthy cause. This year we will be collecting copy/printer paper for Turning Point which provides services to women and children fleeing domestic violence.


    September 08, 2019 at 11am
    Veteran Acres Jaycee Shelter
    431 Walkup
    Crystal Lake, IL 60012
    United States
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  • 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!

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  • published County Fair Booth Staffing in Local Action & Parades 2019-06-18 17:10:15 -0500

    County Fair Booth Staffing

    Be an ambassador for our progressive values.
    Sign up for a shift or two (or more) and help us
    keep the Blue Wave going!

    July 30, 2019 at 12pm - August 04, 2019 at 12pm
    McHenry County Fairgrounds
    1051 Country Club Rd
    Building D
    Woodstock, IL 60098
    United States
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  • published Parties & Social Events in Events 2019-06-02 15:19:52 -0500

    Parties & Social Events

    Saturday, July 20, 2019 at 08:30 AM · 3 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, July 30, 2019 at 06:30 PM · 11 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:

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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.

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  • 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.

    We begin by knowing what we stand for, and by recognizing that “standing for” something is much more than a slogan. As the late, great Sen. Paul Wellstone said,

    “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.”

    Sen. Wellstone meant that what we believe is important, but what we do means everything. Our national dialog is broken because too many are left out of the conversation. It's up to us to fix this. We must work to give everyone a say in decisions about our future. We must demand that everyone be given their seat at the table.

    For too long, too many Americans have had their dreams denied. If we do not solve this singular problem, we will cease to be America. The poet Langston Hughes said it best:

    "What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun, or fester like a sore and then run? Does it stink like rotten meat or crust and sugar over like a syrupy sweet? Maybe it just sags, like a heavy load. Or, does it explode?"

    We as a nation must decide: what do we want to be? As Democrats, we must decide what we are willing to risk to make it so.

    Our nation can be great only if all of its people have a chance to share in the American Dream.


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

    Reimbursement Request

    Use this form to request expense reimbursements

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  • published In-kind donation 2018-10-21 17:26:31 -0500

    In-kind donation

    Use this form to report in-kind donations

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  • published Event Submission 2018-10-04 12:38:20 -0500

    Event Submission

    Candidates and other organizations who wish to publicize their event on this website should fill out this form. We reserve the right to edit content for length and style. We may decline to publicize events that are outside of McHenry County or are otherwise inappropriate for our audience.

    Official Democratic Party of McHenry County events must be created on our web platform, NationBuilder. Do not use Facebook, twitter or any other platform to create a Party event.

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  • published Candidates in Blue Wave 2018-09-04 17:47:13 -0500

    Our Candidates

    This is what the Blue Wave looks like.
    Help us elect candidates who will fight for your values.
    Our future depends on it!

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