Meetings & Socials

This is the place to start getting involved

The Democratic Party of McHenry County meets once a month on the third Wednesday of the month (except for December). We announce details and location of the meetings on this page, and we encourage you to attend. If you do plan to attend a meeting, please RSVP on the meeting details page so we know you are coming. That makes it much faster to get you checked in at the door.

If big meetings are just not your thing, we also have smaller local meetings and activities in each of our six County Board districts. There's plenty to do at the local level, and your District Chair would love to meet you and work with you to support our activities. You can find out more about those events on our County Board pages.

Tuesday, September 29, 2020 at 07:00 PM · 4 RSVPs
Virtual via Zoom

YD Debate Watch Party

Join Young Democrats at the 1st Presidential Debate Watch Party

Zoom with us at a virtual debate night watch party! Let’s grab some snacks and have a good time cheering on Joe Biden and digesting this debate together  We will stream the debate on Zoom, and the chatbox will be alive with your comments.  You can join in the comfort of your pj's because your audio and video won't be required.

When:  Tuesday, Sept. 29th at 7pm
Where:  Your place - thanks for having us!

Zoom link provided upon RSVP, which you can do here or at Facebook event


Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at 03:00 PM · 1 RSVP
TBD 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) 

Join us to meet other Democrats 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.

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, October 14, 2020 at 07:00 PM · 2 RSVPs
ZOOM in Crystal Lake, IL

Drinking Liberally

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:

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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 www.livingliberally.org/drinking


Saturday, October 17, 2020 at 08:30 AM
TBD in Fox River Grove, IL

District 1 Covfefe Klatch

The Democratic Precinct Committeepeople of District 1 invite you to join them for Covfefe Klatch. 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! 


Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at 03:00 PM
TBD 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) 

Join us to meet other Democrats 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.

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!


Saturday, November 14, 2020 at 08:30 AM
TBD in Fox River Grove, IL

District 1 Covfefe Klatch

The Democratic Precinct Committeepeople of District 1 invite you to join them for Covfefe Klatch. 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! 


Saturday, November 14, 2020 at 10:00 AM
TBD in Harvard, IL

Saturday Coffee in Harvard

Meet with like-minded friends and neighbors to talk about political issues. We will discuss what we can do to make a difference in the county, state and nation. With 2020 elections looming, the McHenry Democrats have lots to plan. Find out what's in the works.

We need conversation to work through it all. Come have coffee and let's talk.

Bring a friend and we'll see you there!


Tuesday, December 08, 2020 at 03:00 PM
TBD 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) 

Joni us to meet other Democrats 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.

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!


Saturday, December 12, 2020 at 08:30 AM
TBD in Fox River Grove, IL

District 1 Covfefe Klatch

The Democratic Precinct Committeepeople of District 1 invite you to join them for Covfefe Klatch. 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! 


Saturday, December 12, 2020 at 10:00 AM
TBD in Harvard, IL

Saturday Coffee in Harvard

Meet with like-minded friends and neighbors to talk about political issues. We will discuss what we can do to make a difference in the county, state and nation. With 2020 elections looming, the McHenry Democrats have lots to plan. Find out what's in the works.

We need conversation to work through it all. Come have coffee and let's talk.

Bring a friend and we'll see you there!


The Democratic Party of McHenry County