If you know of an event that would be of interest to fellow Democrats, Progressives and Independents, you may submit an event via our Contact Form. Inclusion in the New Trier Dems’ Events List does not necessarily imply endorsement by the New Trier Dems.  Thanks!

Note: The New Trier Dems’ Endorsement Meeting will not be held until January of 2018. Until formal endorsements are made, fund raising or other candidate-related events announced here concerning candidates competing in Democratic Primary Races do not represent a formal endorsement by the New Trier Dems.


December 14, 2017: Celebrate the Holidays – Drinks With New Trier Dems

When: Thursday, December 14, 2017 from 6:00pm until 8:00pm
Where: Wilmette Wine Cellar, 1100 Central Avenue, Wilmette
What: Let’s get together, talk politics, and spread some holiday cheer – we could sure use it this year! New Trier Dems invite fellow Democrats and Progressives for drinks, mingling and conversation. New Trier Dems will provide the hors d’oeuvres, and drinks will be available for purchase. This event is not a fundraiser – just an opportunity to have fun and meet other area Dems. We hope to see you there!
In addition, we will be collecting non-perishable canned and packaged food, useful paper goods, and toiletry items to donate to the New Trier Township Food Pantry. Anything you can donate is greatly appreciated! 

December 14, 2017: Phone Bank for Daniel Biss

When: Thursday, December 14, 2017 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Where: Panera Bread, 1199 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette
What: Come join a phone bank for progressive gubernatorial candidate Daniel Biss. They will be talking to voters about Daniel. All you need to bring is a phone, and they will provide other materials. For more information, visit his Facebook event page.


December 17, 2017: A Holiday Celebration in Support of Daniel Biss

When: Sunday, December 17, 2017 from 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Where: Bat 17, 1709 Benson Ave., Evanston
What: Come join a holiday celebration fundraiser in support of Daniel Biss and Litesa Wallace, candidates for Governor and Lt. Governor. For more information and details, visit their event website page.


December 17, 2017: Tenth Dems Annual Awards Dinner presenting Jill Wine-Banks

When: Sunday, December 17,  2017 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Where:  Hyatt Deerfield, 1750 Lake Cook Road, (I-294 at Lake Cook) Deerfield
What:  Join the Tenth Congressional District Democrats for our Annual Awards Dinner presenting Watergate prosecutor Jill Wine-Banks. During the Watergate hearings, attorney Jill Wine-Banks played an integral role in questioning the events surrounding Richard Nixon’s secret tape recordings. An MSNBC commentator, Wine-Banks provides viewers invaluable insight into how a case can be built against a President and his aides, whether Nixon in the 1970s or Trump today. For more information and to RSVP go to click here or email events@tenthdems.org.

December 21, 2017: Phone Bank for Daniel Biss

When: Thursday, December 21, 2017 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Where: Panera Bread, 1199 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette
What: Come join a phone bank for progressive gubernatorial candidate Daniel Biss. They will be talking to voters about Daniel. All you need to bring is a phone, and they will provide other materials. For more information, visit his Facebook event page.


January 7, 2018: Dean Maragos’ Annual “Thank You” Dems Pizza Party

When: Sunday, January 7, 2017 from 1:00pm until 4:30pm
Where: JP McCarthy’s Pizza and Grill, 509 4th Street, Wilmette
What: New Trier Township’s Democratic Committeeman, Dean Maragos, is hosting our annual “thank you” party for you…your friends and neighbors…all the good Democrats and Independents who’ve played a part in making New Trier so “blue.” It’s a great afternoon of casual conversation with many of the office holders and candidates you’ve supported. If you’ve been to past parties, you know you shouldn’t miss it. See you there.

January 14, 2018: New Trier Dems’ 2018 Primary Endorsement Meeting

When: Sunday, January 14, 2018 from 1:00pm until 5:00pm
Where: Winnetka Community House,620 Lincoln Ave, Winnetka

What: New Trier Dems’ will be voting on candidates to endorse and support – as an organization – for the upcoming 2018 Democratic Primary.  This meeting is your opportunity to have a say in local and state politics. Our endorsement meetings are always spirited, and we expect this meeting will be no different given the number of candidates running for office.

We will be hearing presentations from candidates (or their chosen representatives) in some hotly contested races, such as Governor, Illinois Attorney General, and 17th District State Representative. A complete list of offices that we will endorse will be made available at a later date. We strongly encourage candidates to appear themselves.

After candidate presentations have been made for a specific office, the floor will be open briefly for comments from New Trier Dems’ eligible members. Then, eligible members will cast paper ballots for that contest. Endorsement requires a 60% + vote of those eligible members voting in each race. If there are three or more candidates in a race and none receives a 60% + vote, there will be a re-vote among the top two. All non-contested Democratic Party candidates attending the session will be introduced but will not speak. Uncontested Democratic candidates will be endorsed by acclamation.

To be eligible to vote in New Trier Dems’ endorsement meeting, you must be: (1) a current member – so you must be paid up on your membership dues; (2) a resident of New Trier Township; and (3) at least 18 years of age on the date of the March 20, 2018 Primary. Only eligible members will be given ballots to vote for the Democratic candidates they prefer. Non-eligible members may not speak or vote during the meeting. The public and nonmembers are welcome to come and listen to the candidates, but will not be able to particpate in the voting.

If you would like to become a member of the New Trier Dems or renew your membership, please visit our Membership page. If you are uncertain about the status of your membership, please contact the New Trier Dems by email or by phone 847-446-8030. We hope to see you there!


January 20, 2018: Women’s March Chicago – March to the Polls

When: Saturday, January 20, 2018 from 9:00am until 12:00pm
Where: Downtown Chicago, exact location TBD
What: Women’s March Chicago, the historic and broad-reaching coalition which drew more than 250,000 people to Grant Park in January, 2017, is organizing “March to the Polls.” On January 20, 2018 marchers will come together in downtown Chicago to celebrate the spirit of the resistance efforts over the past year and unite to focus on the 2018 elections and beyond. Visit womensmarchchicago.org for more event details, volunteer information, and ways to donate. Visit http://try.bonfire.com/wmc/ to purchase your official Women’s March Chicago shirts.

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