If you know of an event that would be of interest to fellow Democrats and Progressives, you may submit an event via our Contact Form. Inclusion in the New Trier Democrats’ Events List – whether it’s a fundraising event for a specific candidate or an event concerning a particular issue – does not mean that the New Trier Democrats have endorsed that candidate or adopted that position on an issue.  Thanks!


August 12, 2020: Tenth Dems University Presents “Free Speech and Social Media: Does the Constitution Protect Lies?”

When: Wednesday, August 12, 2020 from 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Where: Online via Zoom. Link provided closer to the event. RSVP online.

What: TDU hosts Northwestern Law Professor Marty Redish for his presentation, “Free Speech and Social Media: Does the Constitution Protect Lies?” Trump’s (mis)use of Twitter, false posts on Facebook, and more continue to impact our political discourse and elections. Redish, among the most frequently cited legal scholars in the country, discusses the First Amendment implications for lies on social media. CLE credit available for attorneys.


August 13, 2020: Take Back America — Jewish Votes Will Make the Difference in November

When:  Thursday, August 13, 2020 at 4:00 CDT (5:00pm EDT)

Where:  Via Zoom

What:  The Jewish Council of America presents “Take Back America — Jewish Votes Will Make the Difference in November.”  Laugh, learn and be inspired as the path to victory is charted. Sign up online


August 13, 2020: Sister District’s Summer Mixology Event

When: Thursday, August 13, 2020 from 5:30pm to 7:00pm

Where: Online

What: Join Sister District for its Summer Mixology event! Learn how to create refreshing summer cocktails as Master Mixologist Todd Appel embraces the flavors of summer to create some fresh takes and then sit back and enjoy your cocktails while they have an opportunity for a little fun Q & A!  All proceeds will go to the campaign for Deb Andraca, candidate for Wisconsin’s State Assembly in this year’s election.  Why is this race important? Republicans are just three seats away from gaining a supermajority in the Wisconsin House.  Fending off a Republican supermajority in the House will allow Democrats to retain a seat at the redistricting table and protect Democrat Governor Evers’ veto power over the next set of maps.  This is a “last chance” race.  Whoever is elected to the Wisconsin state legislature in 2020 will draw the next round of district lines. Register for this event online.


August 13, 2020: After The Walk – A Conversation Series: What Do Winnetka Kids See That We Don’t?

When: Thursday, August 13, 2020 from 8:00pm to 9:00pm

Where: Online via Zoom

What: Join an hour long community conversation about race in Winnetka. “What do Winnetka’s kids see that we don’t?” is the second of a four-part series following the June 6th ‘Winnetka Walks Against Racism’ march to explore race and prejudice in our own community, as we strive to make Winnetka a more welcoming place. Register here. Please note that due to Zoom constraints, this event is capped at 100 participants. Please register ASAP to save your spot! This conversation will be recorded and posted in the After the Walk facebook page.


August 17, 2020: Congressman Brad Schneider’s 19th Amendment Anniversary Roundtable

When: Monday, August 17, 2020 from 10:00a to 11:00am

Where: Online via Facebook Live.

What: Ratified in 1920, the Nineteenth Amendment granted women the right to vote, yet, 100 years later, the fight for equality is as important. From the gender pay gap to the second shift and the fight for racial equality, there is a strong need for federal action. Hear from a panel of experts and learn about the status of legislative action in the House of Representatives.


August 18, 2020: Congressman Brad Schneider’s Prescription Drug Reform H.R.3 Roundtable

When:  Tuesday, August 18, 2020 from 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Where:  Watch on Facebook Live.

What:  With the cost of prescriptions ever increasing, the House of Representatives took action by passing H.R. 3 “Elijah E. Cummings Lower Drug Costs Now Act.” This panel discussion will feature patient and doctor stories about the devastating impact of high drug prices, and what Congress is doing to stop this.


August 18, 2020: Daniel Biss on “Fair Tax in Illinois”

When: Tuesday, August 18, 2020 at 7:00pm

Where:  Register online

What: Unitarian Universalist Advocacy Network of Illinois sponsors a virtual presentation by Daniel Biss on “Fair Tax in Illinois” and how to communicate about the Fair Tax based on our values.


August 20, 2020: Congressman Brad Schneider’s “Back to School at Home – Resources for Parents”

When: Thursday, August 20, 2020 from 10:00am to 11:00am

Where: Online via Facebook Live

What:  The pandemic has changed so much in our lives and made parents the ultimate multitaskers. This program will help parents out by providing free educational resources to use at home. Presentations will be made by the Library of Congress, Smithsonian Institution and Grayslake Public Library. It will include an update on bills the House has passed to make child care more affordable and accessible for working families during the pandemic.


August 20, 2020: Virtual Concert for Rep. Bob Morgan

When: Thursday, August 20, 2020 from 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Where: Online via Zoom. For logon instructions, register online.

What: Virtual concert in support of State Representative Bob Morgan, featuring a live musical performance by Todd Kessler, former contestant on The Voice and Deerfield resident. For more information or to RSVP, please contact Joey Slater at joey@newchicagollc.com or (312) 448-8014.


August 20, 2020: After The Walk – A Conversation Series: When Dr. King Spoke, Did We Listen?

When: Thursday, August 20, 2020 from 8:00pm to 9:00pm

Where: Online via Zoom

What: Join an hour long community conversation about race in Winnetka. “When Dr. King spoke, did we listen?” is the third of a four-part series following the June 6th ‘Winnetka Walks Against Racism’ march to explore race and prejudice in our own community, as we strive to make Winnetka a more welcoming place. Register here. Please note that due to Zoom constraints, this event is capped at 100 participants. Please register ASAP to save your spot! This conversation will be recorded and posted in the After the Walk facebook page.


August 23, 2020: Indivisible Chicago’s “Slay the Dragon” Documentary Watch Party & Panel Discussion

When: Sunday, August 23, 2020 from 4:00pm to 7:00pm

Where: Register online

What: Sign-up for Indivisible Chicago’s virtual Zoom movie theater on Sunday, August 23, as they come together starting at 4:00 to watch what Variety called “the most important political film of the year,” Slay the DragonImmediately following the film, at 6:00, the film’s inspiring hero of Michigan’s successful anti-gerrymandering initiative, Katie Fahey, will join them for a panel discussion, along with Ratf**ed author, David Daley, and the film’s Ruth Greenwood, a leader in the ongoing fight against voter disenfranchisement in Wisconsin. Those unable to attend the watch party can still view the film beforehand and join them for Sunday’s panel at 6:00. Attendees will receive a link to rent the film ($4.99) to view along with them, or beforehand on their own.


August 25, 2020: 2020 Election Update with Dick Durbin and Pete Buttigieg

When: Tuesday, August 25, 2020 at 12:00pm

Where: Online via Zoom. Link provided before the event. Register online

What:  Virtual “Lunch” reception with U.S. Senator Dick Durbin and Mayor Pete Buttigieg.  For additional information, contact Michal at Michal@kohnconsulting.com  or call 312/925-8067.


August 25, 2020: Dana & Steve Present Betsy Dirksen Londrigan

When: Tuesday, August 25, 2020 from 4:00pm to 4:30pm

Where: Zoom link provided upon RSVP

What: Steve Sheffey and Dana Gordon host a Zoom conversation with Democratic congressional candidate Betsy Dirksen Londrigan (IL-13).
RSVP online. Questions contact stevenrichardsheffey@gmail.com


August 25, 2020: Indivisible Evanston’s Virtual Monthly Meeting  – “What You Need to Know About Vote by Mail”

When: Tuesday, August 25, 2020 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Where: Online

What: Indivisible Evanston will host its Virtual Monthly Meeting on the topic “What you need to know about Vote by Mail.” Speakers include: Tyler St. Clair, Outreach Manager of Common Cause, will speak about the new Illinois legislation; Aaron Ammons, Clerk of Champaign County, will speak about how voting by mail will work practically in his county and throughout the state; Alisa Kaplan, Executive Director of Reform for Illinois, will speak about broader issues with vote by mail: research on fraud and partisanship, national trends in vote by mail and election administration; and Rose Colacino, Election Integrity & Security Voters’ Rights Leader of Indivisible Illinois, will moderate the question and answer period, to ask the panel questions and field questions from the audience. Register online.


August 26, 2020: Virtual Breakfast with Sen. Dick Durbin

When:  Wednesday, August 26, 2020 at 8:30am CST

Where:  Zoom call. Details provided upon purchase of a ticket.

What: Celebrating 100 years of voting for women with a look forward to creating additional advances. Pre-register here for the call. For additional information contact:  Nancy at nkohn@kohnconsulting.com; 312-925-8067


August 27, 2020: After The Walk – A Conversation Series: After The Walk, What’s Next?

When: Thursday, August 27, 2020 from 8:00pm to 9:00pm

Where: Online via Zoom

What: Join an hour long community conversation about race in Winnetka. “After the Walk: What’s Next” is the last of a four-part series following the June 6th ‘Winnetka Walks Against Racism’ march to explore race and prejudice in our own community, as we strive to make Winnetka a more welcoming place. Register here. Please note that due to Zoom constraints, this event is capped at 100 participants. Please register ASAP to save your spot! This conversation will be recorded and posted in the After the Walk facebook page.


September 8, 2020: New Trier Democrats’ 2020 Annual Meeting

When: Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at 7:00pm

Where: Online via Zoom. Register online – Zoom link sent prior to meeting

What: Join your fellow New Trier Democrats for our Annual Meeting. You’ll hear what we’ve been up to this past year, as well as our plans for the 2020 election. We’ll also vote to elect New Trier Democrats’ Officers for 2 year terms. Our current officers are running for re-election: Judy Mandel, President; John Ungashick, Treasurer; and Ed McManus, Secretary. Please note that only Members may vote for our officers.

We will hear from guest speakers, including Betsy Dirksen Londrigan, candidate for Congress in Illinois’ 13th District. In 2018, Betsy came within less than one percent of unseating the Republican incumbent. New Trier Democrats support her campaign. Additionally, elected officials and candidates from our local districts will be invited to say a few words. We hope to see you there!


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