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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  • rsvped for Drinking Liberally 2021-03-06 16:42:08 -0600

    Drinking Liberally at Home

    Zoom Meeting

    We’re Zoomin’ again!

    The vaccine is finally here, and many of our members have had one or both of their shots. So we are getting closer to the day when we can meet in person again. But we are not there yet. So please join us this month for a virtual session of Drinking Liberally.

    Use the Zoom meeting link below to join this virtual event. We'll be meeting in person again once it's safe to do so.

    Time: March 10, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. Central

    When it's time to Drink Liberally:


    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

    March 10, 2021 at 7pm
    Crystal Lake, IL 60039
    United States
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  • rsvped for Central Committee Meeting 2021-02-28 21:23:26 -0600

    Central Committee Meeting

    Join us via Zoom!

    Virtual Central Committee Meeting


    • 7:00 p.m. — Meeting begins
    • Women’s History Month - highlighting our women elected officials.
    • April 6, General Election
    • Limerick Contest
    • 8:30 p.m. — Adjourn

    Please RSVP in advance to receive a link to the Zoom meeting via return email. You will not be able to join the meeting unless you RSVP. 
    Check your spam folder if you don’t see the email!

    Invite a friend to attend the meeting!

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

    It's St. Patrick's Day!

    Send your clean limerick to [email protected] for a chance to win a prize.

    March 17, 2021 at 7pm
    Woodstock, IL 60098
    United States
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  • published Events 2021-02-11 10:40:49 -0600

    Calendar of Events

    Tuesday, March 09, 2021 at 03:00 PM
    TBD in Huntley, IL

    Huntley Area Afternoon Happy Hour

    Huntley Area Democrats

    Afternoon Zoom Happy Hour with the
    Sun City Area Democrats

    (Includes McHenry County District 5 & 6 and Rutland & Hampshire Townships in Kane County) 

    Consolidated Municipal Elections will be held April 6th less than a month away.  These candidates will make decisions that affect our every day lives. Generally very few come out to vote for these seemingly minor positions. Their leadership entails all different aspects of our lives. Come and meet a few who have stepped up and talk with other Sun City Democrats about this forgotten election. 

    Of course there will be at least a few minutes to discuss Federal and State politics.

    We'll try to point out local events and ways you can be a part of them and make a difference. 

    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!


    Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at 07:00 PM
    Virtual via Zoom

    Meet Write-In Candidate Jennifer Sargent for D158 School Board

    You are invited to a virtual meet and greet for Jennifer Sargent, Candidate for District 158 School Board.  Learn what makes Jennifer an excellent candidate and what she offers the Huntley 158 community as a school board member.  She will answer your questions about her position on a variety of topics.

    RSVP for her event on Facebook by clicking here.  
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  • published Biden Wins 2020-11-07 11:27:48 -0600

    Biden Wins

    Joe Biden and Kamala Harris

    We're going to the White House!

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

  • 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, our economy, 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. 

    COVID-19 vaccination sign up for McHenry County residents thru the health department can be found here -

    Or you can call the COVID-19 Call Center from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, at (815) 334- 4045.

    To locate other vaccination sites for McHenry County please click here:

    COVID-19 FAQs

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

    Rust Belt Rising

    Rust Belt Rising

The Democratic Party of McHenry County