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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  • published Drinking Liberally in Meetings & Socials 2020-09-10 11:48:11 -0500

    Drinking Liberally at Home

    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:


    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

    October 14, 2020 at 7pm
    Crystal Lake, IL 60039
    United States
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  • published Backbone in The way forward 2020-08-08 12:16:17 -0500

  • published Vote by Mail in Vote 2020-06-20 11:02:56 -0500

    Vote by Mail

    Click here to find out more about the application to vote by mail. 

    Vote by Mail Application



    Click on the box to fill out the application for a vote by mail ballot!


    How do I arrange to Vote BMail, also known as VBM?

    The first step for voting by mail is to request a ballot by 
    apply for an application, then submitting it to the McHenry County Clerk.  Click on the box above to fill out the online application.

    When can I request (apply for) a VBM ballot?

    Good news! Registered voters can file 
    an application online right nowIf you live in McHenry County, apply by clicking on the box above. 

    What if I don’t request a VBM ballot now, or I don’t like to do things on the internet?

    On August 1, 2020, 
    the Secretary of State Jesse White will mail a Vote BMail application (request for VBM ballot) to every registered voter who voted in 2018, 2019, or the 2020 primary, or who registered after the 2020 primary. You can wait to receive the application, fill it in, and return it by fax, email, or U.S. Mail.

    What is the deadline for requesting a VBM ballot?

    You can submit the application any time up until October 29, 2020. Obviously, the earlier you request your ballot, the 
    earlier you get to take that first step to vote Trump out.

    When will I receive my VBM ballot?

    VBM ballots will be mailed to those who submitted applications, starting on September 24, 2020. If you request your ballot after October 1, 2020, 
    the McHenry County Clerk must mail it to you within two business days of receiving the application.

    What if I get a VBM ballot and then decide I want to vote in person?

    Just bring your VBM ballot and envelope to your polling place once in-person voting begins, return them to an election judge, and request a regular ballot to vote then and there. Easy! 
    Having the VBM ballot in hand before the polls are open for in-person voting, ensures that if you’d rather not leave home, you can still vote. Remember we need your vote!

    If I do decide I want to
     mail in or drop off my VBM ballot, what’s the deadline?

    Vote by mail ballots must be returned or postmarked no later than Election Day, November 3, 2020. 
    You can mail your VBM, or drop off your VBM ballot at:

    McHENRY COUNTY ADMINISTRATION BUILDING - 667 Ware Rd., Woodstock - Ballot Drop Box Available 24 hrs
    McHENRY TOWNSHIP OFFICE - 3703 N. Richmond Rd., Johnsburg - Ballot Drop Box Available during voting hours
    THE DOLE MANSION - 401 Country Club Rd., Crystal Lake - Ballot Drop Box Available during voting hours
    McHENRY CITY HALL - 333 S Green St., McHenry - Ballot Drop Box Available during voting hours
    LAKE IN THE HILLS VILLAGE HALL - 600 Harvest Gate, Lake in the Hills - Ballot Drop Box Available during voting hours

    What if there's a problem with my VBM ballot when the 
    county clerk receives it?

    county clerk is required to notify you of any problems with your ballot within 48 hours of receiving it.

    What if I still have questions about VBM?

    You can 
    email the Democratic Party of McHenry County or call us at 847-906-1559.

  • published Blue Wave 2020-06-04 07:11:18 -0500

    The Blue Wave depends on you!

    Destiny is on our side. The facts are on our side.
    Now, we need you on our side.

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  • published Pandemic News in News 2020-04-09 19:26:02 -0500

    COVID-19 Information for You

    Democrats in McHenry County are a compassionate community. No matter what we look like, where we live, or what's in our wallets, getting sick reminds us that at our core we’re all just human. We are worried about how the coronavirus pandemic is impacting our neighbors and our democratic processes.  Because we believe good government and good leadership are vital in times of crisis, we are posting the below links to public and community resources to help you stay healthy, stay safe, and stay connected. We are in this together, apart.

    Stay connected with us -  Sign up here


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  • 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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