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!


July 9, 2020: Brad Schneider Small Business Webinar on PPP Loan Forgiveness

When: Thursday, July 9, 2020 at 4:00pm

Where: Online via Zoom. Register online

What:  Congressman Brad Schneider hosts a webinar on loan forgiveness requirements for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and associated tax implications for recipient businesses and organizations. He will be joined by guests from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and CPA accountants from American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) to help answer constituent questions.


July 10, 2020: Bernie’s Book Bank Outdoor Collection Event

When: Friday, July 10, 2020 from 10:00am to 2:00pm

Where: The parking lot of the Winnetka Presbyterian Church located at Willow and Hibbard Roads in Winnetka

What: As we navigate the Phase 4 pandemic situation, the need for gently used and new children’s books remains urgent. Following the safety protocols of our time, New Trier Township is working with valued partner Bernie’s Book Bank to stage their first contactless, outdoor book collection on Friday, July 10th. Bernie’s staff and volunteers will be available to receive boxes or bags from a donor’s vehicle, eliminating the need for contact. Masks will be worn by their team, and they ask that donors follow the same process. 


July 14, 2020: Virtual Fundraiser for Congressman Sean Casten with Nancy Pelosi

When: Tuesday, July 14, 2020. Host reception: 2:00pm, main reception: 2:15 pm– 2:45pm Central Daylight Time (Please note: the announcement shows Eastern time).

Where: Call-in information available upon RSVP.  Register online or email Genevieve Kristofek at Genevieve@castenforcongress.com

What:  A virtual fundraiser in support of Congressman Sean Casten’s re-election with special guest, Speaker of the United States House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi.  Rep. Casten and Speaker Pelosi will give an update on what’s happening that week in Washington and in their districts, and answering your questions.


July 15, 2020: Dick Durbin and Lori Lightfoot Virtual Lunch

When: Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at 12:00 noon

Where: Online via Zoom. Details provided upon purchase of a ticket. Register online.

What: A virtual lunch with U.S. Senator Dick Durbin, Senate Democratic Whip, and Special Guest, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot.


July 20, 2020: Jan Schakowsky’s 19th Annual Ultimate Women’s Power Lunch – Virtual This Year

When: Monday, July 20, 2020 at 12:30pm

Where: Virtual – Link to Zoom event will be sent in advance

What: Please Join Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky and the Host Committee for the 19th Annual Ultimate Women’s Power Lunch. Keynote Speakers Include Jill Biden, Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham. Register online.


July 21, 2020: Indivisible Evanston’s July Meeting

When: Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at 7:00pm

Where: Online via Zoom

What: Indivisible Evanston’s monthly meeting will feature the Biden Campaign presenting the State of the Race and how to fire up family & friends. Plus, Jill Wine-Banks will share her experience as a Biden delegate. Register online.


July 27, 2020: We Are EMILY Virtual Conference

When: Monday, July 27, 2020 from 2:30pm to 6:00pm Central Daylight Time (Please note: the announcement shows Eastern time). The conference continues Tuesday, July 28, at 12:00 noon Central Daylight Time.

Where: Online. Sign-in instructions provided upon registration. RSVP online

What: A virtual conference celebrating the 35th Anniversary of EMILY’s List, and looking ahead to the women who will shape the 2020 election. The conference features U.S. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand, New York; Kamala Harris, California; Amy Klobuchar, Minnesota; and Elizabeth Warren, Massachusetts.


July 28, 2020: New Trier Democrats’ Annual Meet & Greet on Zoom

When: Tuesday, July 28, 2019 at 7:00pm

Where: Online via Zoom

What: It’s our Annual Meet & Greet – this year on Zoom! This is a great opportunity to hear from your local representatives, as well as candidates running for office. Don’t miss this event! Register online. After you register, you’ll be sent an email with your Zoom invite a day or so before the Annual Meet & Greet. Any questions? Contact Joan at newtrierdemocrats@gmail.com.


July 29, 2020: U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth Virtual Reception

When: Wednesday, July 29, 2020 from 6:00pm to 7:00pm Central Daylight Time (Please note: the announcement shows Eastern time).

Where: Online via Zoom. Link and meeting ID provided upon RSVP or registration

What: A virtual reception with U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth featuring a performance by musical theater star Arianna Afsar and playwright Lauren Gunderson, telling the story of America’s first congresswoman, Jeannette Rankin. RSVP online or contact Monica Medvedec at monica@tammyduckworth.com


Photo Above By Tzido Sun/Shutterstock.com