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Michael Bissett

Michael Bissett

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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 17
Volunteers Recruited 5
Donors Recruited 9


  • published TJ2022 Volunteer 2022-03-17 17:12:24 -0500

    TJ2022 Volunteer

    If you would like to volunteer at the Thomas Jefferson Dinner, please indicate your area(s) of interest on the signup form in the blue box.

    Become a Volunteer


  • published DL Recommendation 2022-03-08 16:17:57 -0600

    Do you have a Drinking Liberally location recommendation?

    It's time to meet in person! Now that COVID case rates are down dramatically, we plan to meet IN REAL LIFE (IRL) next month, and put our Zooming days behind us at last. The big question is: "where should we meet?" If you've been a regular at our in-person events, you know what works. Flexible seating, relatively quiet so we can hear each other, good food and good service. We meet on Wednesday evenings to avoid the weekend mob scene. 

    We'd like to hear from you before we settle on a location. So tell us what you think by using the survey in the big blue box to the right —>

    Take the Survey

  • published PC Candidate Petition Packet in Resources 2022-01-19 13:42:14 -0600

    Candidate Petition Packet

    County offices and Precinct Committeepersons petition packet is available by clicking below.  Additional information is available in the Candidate's Guide, a link to which is on this page.  PC' candidates:  A sample document is available, also on this page.

    Petition Packet 2022


  • published Meet Brad Schneider in The way forward 2021-11-17 14:00:49 -0600


  • published Meet Bill Foster in The way forward 2021-11-17 13:39:50 -0600


  • published Meetings & Socials in Events 2022-04-10 18:51:51 -0500

    Meetings & Socials

    Wednesday, June 01, 2022 at 05:30 PM · 21 RSVPs

    Celebrate BLUE in 22

    Celebrate BLUE in '22 with District 6
    watching the sunset at Marengo Ridge

    Spend an enjoyable evening on Marengo Ridge and watch the sunset at 8:22 pm. We will be celebrating the beginning of the voting season with a Chicago hot dog and chips, pop or water, and an ice cream dixie cup - all for a $5 donation. (Veggie option available.)

    Reserve your hot dog by RSVPing here! 

    Democratic candidates are welcome to join the fun at beautiful Marengo Ridge Conservation District.  You'll find us at Shelter 2. 

    RSVP

    Wednesday, June 15, 2022 at 07:00 PM

    Central Committee Meeting

    Join us in person in the Luecht Auditorium at McHenry County College!

    Conference Center

    Agenda

    • 7:00 p.m. — Doors open 
    • 7:15 p.m. — Meeting begins
    • Chair's Message
    • Reports - Officers/Districts
      • VChair
      • Secretary / Data Team
      • Treasurer
      • District 1 - 6
      • Tech
      • Attorney
    • 8:30 p.m. — Adjourn
    Invite a friend to attend the meeting!

    Introduce a friend or neighbor to grassroots politics and help us grow the Party.

    All meeting attendees are required to wear a mask or face covering regardless of vaccination status. 

    RSVP
    See all Meetings & townhalls

  • published 123 FormBuilder Templates in EB 2021-08-10 09:59:11 -0500

    123 FormBuilder Templates

    https://blog.123formbuilder.com/hubfs/123FormBuilder%20Form%20Template%20Hall%20of%20Fame%20(2021%20Edition)-3.pdf?hsLang=en


  • published Privacy Policy 2021-04-19 18:08:47 -0500

    Privacy Policy

    The Democratic Party of McHenry County is a local political organization, operating in and for the benefit of Democratic Party members in McHenry County and the State of Illinois. Our website is https://www.mchenrydems.org. The website is used for informational and campaign purposes, including soliciting of donations, and promotion of the party and its candidates.

    This page is used to inform website visitors regarding our policies with the collection, use, and disclosure of Personal Information of anyone who uses our website.

    If you choose to use our website, then you agree to the collection and use of information in relation with this policy. The Personal Information that we collect is used for providing and improving the website and our services. We will not use or share your information with anyone except as described in this Privacy Policy.

    Information Collection and Use

    For a better experience while using our website, we may require you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information, including but not limited to your name, phone number, email address and postal address. The information that we collect will be used to contact or identify you.

    Log Data

    We want to inform you that whenever you visit our website, we collect information that your browser sends to us that is called Log Data. This Log Data may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol ("IP") address, browser version, pages of our website that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, and other statistics.

    Cookies

    Cookies are files with small amount of data that is commonly used as an anonymous unique identifier. These are sent to your browser from the website that you visit and are stored on your computer’s hard drive. Cookies are not stored on our server.

    Our website uses these "cookies" to collection information and to improve our website. You have the option to either accept or refuse these cookies, and know when a cookie is being sent to your computer. If you choose to refuse our cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our website.

    Service Providers

    We may employ third-party companies and individuals due to the following reasons:

    • To manage our website;
    • To provide the website on our behalf;
    • To perform website-related services; or
    • To assist us in analyzing how our website is used.

    We want to inform our website users that these third parties have access to your Personal Information. The reason is to perform the tasks assigned to them on our behalf. However, they are obligated not to disclose or use the information for any other purpose.

    Security

    We value your trust in providing us your Personal Information, thus we are striving to use commercially acceptable means of protecting it. But remember that no method of transmission over the internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure and reliable, and we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

    Links to Other Sites

    Our website may contain links to other sites. If you click on a third-party link, you will be directed to that site. Note that these external sites are not operated by us, even though they may appear to be part of our website. Therefore, we strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy of these websites. We have no control over, and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third-party sites or services.

    Children's Privacy

    Our Service is not intended for anyone under the age of 13, but we cannot prevent children from accessing the website. In the case we discover that a child under 13 has provided us with personal information, we immediately delete this from our server. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your child has provided us with personal information, please contact us so that we can delete the information.

    Changes to This Privacy Policy

    We may update our Privacy Policy from time to time. Thus, we advise you to review this page periodically for any changes. We will notify you of any changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on this page. These changes are effective immediately, after they are posted on this page.

    Contact Us

    If you have any questions or suggestions about our Privacy Policy, do not hesitate to contact us at [email protected].

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  • published Early voting in Vote 2021-03-08 11:16:06 -0600

    Early voting

    When does early voting begin, and where can I vote early?

    Voters may cast a ballot prior to the June 28th Primary Election starting May 19th at the County Clerk’s Office from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday thru Friday (closed on Memorial day), and the dates for early voting centers starting June 13th at the locations listed below.

    The Illinois early voting law allows voters to cast a ballot at an early voting center beginning Monday, June 13th through Monday, June 27th, in any of the possible locations listed below. Ballots for all precincts in McHenry County are available at any of these Early Voting Centers, so voters may vote at the site most convenient for them. You will be required to present a valid form of identification when you vote early.

    Click on any location heading to see a Google map and directions.

    Location

    Mon - Fri 

    June 13-17

    Saturday

    June 18

    Mon - Fri

    June 20-24

    Saturday

    June 25

    Sunday

    June 26

    Monday

    June 27

    WOODSTOCK AREA**

    McHenry County Administration Building, Main Entrance

    667 Ware Rd, Woodstock 60098

    8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

    8:30 AM - Noon

    8:30 AM - 7:00 PM

    8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

    8:30 AM - 3:00 PM

    8:30 AM - 7:00 PM

    ALGONQUIN AREA

    Algonquin Library • Main Entrance

    2600 Harnish Dr, Algonquin 60102

    8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

    8:30 AM - Noon

    8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

    8:30 AM - Noon

     

     

    ALGONQUIN TOWNSHIP*

    Algonquin Township Office • Garage Entrance

    3702 US Hwy 14, Crystal Lake 60014

     8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

    8:30 AM - Noon 

    8:30 AM - 7:00 PM 

    8:30 AM - 5:00 PM 

    8:30 AM - 3:00 PM 

    8:30 AM - 7:00 PM 

    CRYSTAL LAKE AREA

    Nunda Township Office • Downstairs Entrance

    3510 Bay Rd., Crystal Lake 60014

    8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

    8:30 AM - Noon

    8:30 AM - 7:00 PM

    8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

    8:30 AM - 3:00 PM

    8:30 AM - 7:00 PM

    CARY AREA LIBRARY

    Conference Room • Main Entrance

    1606 Three Oaks Rd, Cary 60013

    8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

    8:30 AM - Noon

    8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

    8:30 AM - Noon

     

     

    HUNTLEY AREA

    Huntley Park District • South Entrance

    12015 Mill St, Huntley 60142, South Entrance

    8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

    8:30 AM - Noon

    8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

    8:30 AM - Noon

     

     

    VILLAGE OF LAKE IN THE HILLS*

    Village Hall • Main Entrance

    600 Harvest Gate, Lake in the Hills 60156

    8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

    8:30 AM - Noon

    8:30 AM - 7:00 PM

    8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

    8:30 AM - 3:00 PM

    8:30 AM - 7:00 PM

    CITY OF MCHENRY*

    McHenry City Hall • City Council Entrance

    333 S Green St, McHenry 60050

    8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

    8:30 AM - Noon

    8:30 AM - 7:00 PM

    8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

    8:30 AM - 3:00 PM

    8:30 AM - 7:00 PM

    MCHENRY TOWNSHIP AREA*

    McHenry Township Office - Main Entrance

    3703 N Richmond Rd, Johnsburg 60051

    8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

    8:30 AM - Noon

    8:30 AM - 7:00 PM

    8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

    8:30 AM - 3:00 PM

    8:30 AM - 7:00 PM

    HARVARD AREA

    Dunham Township Office - Main Entrance

    107 Airport Rd., Harvard 60071

    8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

     

    8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

    8:30 AM - Noon

     

     

    MARENGO AREA

    Marengo City Hall - Main or Rear Entrance

    132 E Prairie St, Marengo 60152

    8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

     

    8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

    8:30 AM - Noon

     

     

    ** Dropbox available 24/7 in parking lot
    *   Dropbox available inside voting room


  • published Events 2021-02-11 10:40:49 -0600

    Calendar of Events

    Saturday, May 28, 2022 at 12:00 PM
    Veterans Acres Park in Crystal Lake, IL

    Brats for Brian - Memorial Day Picnic

    Brats for Brian Memorial Day Weekend Picnic

    Join Brian Meyers for a picnic with old friends and new to launch his campaign for Illinois State Rep, District 63.  

    Contributions of $20 or more are thanked with a brat and chips (gluten-free buns by request)
    $30 General Support Donation appreciated; $300 to join the Host Committee

    RSVP at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/bratsforbrian

    Contribution levels are:
    $300 host committee
    $100 dollar sponsor some cards and signs
    $30 general support donation
    $20 a box brat sandwich and chips picnic lunch (specify for gluten-free

    General contributions can be made at Actblue page: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/brian-meyers-legislative-committee-1

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    Wednesday, June 01, 2022 at 05:30 PM · 21 RSVPs

    Celebrate BLUE in 22

    Celebrate BLUE in '22 with District 6
    watching the sunset at Marengo Ridge

    Spend an enjoyable evening on Marengo Ridge and watch the sunset at 8:22 pm. We will be celebrating the beginning of the voting season with a Chicago hot dog and chips, pop or water, and an ice cream dixie cup - all for a $5 donation. (Veggie option available.)

    Reserve your hot dog by RSVPing here! 

    Democratic candidates are welcome to join the fun at beautiful Marengo Ridge Conservation District.  You'll find us at Shelter 2. 

    RSVP
    See all Events

  • published Vote 2020-08-11 17:03:22 -0500

    Voter Information

    Voter Information for local elections
    provided by the Democratic Party of McHenry County

    Read all FAQs

  • published Backbone in The way forward 2020-08-08 12:16:17 -0500


  • published Vote by Mail in Vote 2022-03-30 21:03:43 -0500

    Vote by Mail

    It's available now! 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 
    filling out an application, then submitting it to the McHenry County Clerk.  Click on the box above to fill out the online application.  Print it out, sign and date it.  This is very important!  Then:

    • Mail it to the McHenry County Clerk, 2200 N. Seminary Ave., Woodstock, IL  60098 so that it is received no later than 5 days before election day.  For the June 28, 2022 election, it must be received by June 23, 2022, OR
    • Scan and email the application to [email protected] by June 23, OR
    • Personally deliver the application to the Woodstock office, also no later than June 23.  Dropbox locations are shown under "Early Voting".
    • You must fill in your NEW PRECINCT on the form. The County Clerk has remapped the precincts (and other jurisdictions have been remapped too), so be sure to check your precinct by going to the Are You Registered? question on this page below.  Checking your registration will give you all your District Information!
    • Remember to request a DEMOCRATIC ballot on the VBM 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. 

    When will I receive my VBM ballot?

    Thursday, May 19th is the first day for the Clerk's office to mail VBM ballots. After May 19th, the McHenry County Clerk must mail it to you within two business days of receiving the application. They are also asking you to allow 5 days for the USPS to deliver your ballot. We recommend mailing your application as soon as possible to be sure you receive your ballot before election day.

    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, June 28th. VBM ballots can be returned by either the voter or any person authorized by the voter, or by a licensed delivery company. Ballots can be delivered to a dropbox or to the Clerk's office prior to the polls closing at 7 pm.  If mailed, they must be postmarked by June 28th and received by the County Clerk by July 12th.

    A dropbox is installed at:

    McHENRY COUNTY ADMINISTRATION BUILDING - 667 Ware Rd., Woodstock - Ballot Drop Box Available 24 hrs in the parking lot.

    Additionally, there are drop boxes available inside the voting room of the following early voting locations.  Note:  NOT ALL EARLY VOTING LOCATIONS WILL HAVE A DROPBOX FOR VBM BALLOTS!  Please see the Q&A "EARLY VOTING" for exact locations and hours.

    • Algonquin Township Office
    • Lake in the Hills Village Hall
    • McHenry Township Office
    • McHenry City Hall

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

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

    What if I requested a VBM ballot but don't receive it by Election Day?

    Go to your polling place on Election Day.  Ask to fill out an affidavit stating that you never received the VBM ballot.  You can then vote.  REFUSE TO VOTE PROVISIONALLY.

    What if I returned a VBM ballot to the Clerk but they have not received it by Election Day?

    Go to your polling place on Election Day.  Ask to fill out an affidavit stating that you returned the VBM ballot and the election authority did not receive it.  You can then vote.  REFUSE TO VOTE PROVISIONALLY.

    What if I still have questions about VBM?

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

    VBM Tips

    Do not initial the ballot.

    It is ok to undervote, which means to leave a question blank or to only vote for one candidate even though you can vote for two. Your ballot will still count. For example, if there is no Democrat running or there is only one Democrat running, only vote for the Democratic candidate. 

    Sign your name as you signed it when you registered to vote. 

    Make sure your envelope is sealed!


  • 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.

    Read More

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