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 18, 2019: Sen. Julie Morrison’s Annual Day at the Races

When: Thursday, July 18, 2019 from 12:30pm to 3:30pm. Suite opens at 12:30pm, racing begins at 1:25pm
Where: Arlington Park, John Henry Suite, 2200 W. Euclid Ave., Arlington Heights
What: Join Senate President John Cullerton and State Senator Julie Morrison at her Day at the Races. Watch from a private suite overlooking the track.  Join Senator Morrison as she presents a trophy to the winning horse following the Senator Morrison Race. RSVP is required. Email Kelly@ilsenatedems.org or call 312-630-7700.


July 18, 2019: Youth Brain Trust’s Launch Party

When: Thursday, July 18, 2019 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Where: Arlington Heights Memorial Library, 500 N. Dunton Ave, Arlington Heights
What: The Youth Brain Trust is a progressive, student run non-profit focused on increasing civic engagement among youths. On Thursday, July 18th, The Youth Brain Trust will be officially launching at the Arlington Heights Memorial Library in Arlington Heights, IL. The event will take place from 7-9pm on the second floor. Free parking will be available downstairs. Speakers list will be released soon. For more information, please visit their event page.


July 19, 2019: Visit New Trier Democrats at the Winnetka Sidewalk Sale

When: Friday, July 19, 2019 from 9:00am to 3:00pm
Where: Downtown Winnetka – our booth will be on the east side of Chestnut near Koehler Luggage and Travel Goods
What: Visit New Trier Democrats at their booth during the Winnetka Sidewalk Sale. We would love to see you – whether to chat politics, sign up to become a member, check out local volunteering opportunities or fill out a political survey.


July 19, 2019: Rep. Bob Morgan’s District Office Open House

When:  Friday, July 19, 2019 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Where:  425 Sheridan Rd., Highwood
What:  State Representative Bob Morgan holds an Open House at his District Office.  Stop by and meet him during the festivities in Highwood.
To RSVP, visit the Facebook page.


July 20, 2019: Visit New Trier Democrats at Wilmette Summerfest & Sidewalk Sale

When: Saturday, July 20, 2019 from 9:00am to 3:00pm
Where: Downtown Wilmette – our booth will be in Veteran’s Park adjacent to Lad & Lassie
What: Visit New Trier Democrats at their booth during Wilmette Summerfest & Sidewalk Sale. We would love to see you – whether to chat politics, sign up to become a member, check out local volunteering opportunities or fill out a political survey.


July 20, 2019: Nancy Pelosi Lunch Reception to Help Women Candidates

When:  Saturday, July 20, 2019 from 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Where:  Petterino’s Restaurant, 50 W. Randolph Street in Chicago
What:  Speaker Pelosi will be back in Chicago for a quick lunch reception to help five women Members of Congress.  These five are part of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee’s (DCCC) Frontline program:  Hon. Abby Finkenauer (IA-01), Hon. Cindy Axne (IA-03), Hon. Sharice Davids (KS-03); Hon. Angie Craig (MN-02); and Hon. Susan Wild (PA-07). To RSVP, contact Camille Vinogradov, 202-741-1869 or vinogradov@dccc.org.


July 22, 2019: New Trier Democrats’ Annual Meet & Greet

When: Monday, July 22, 2019 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Where: Avli Estiatorio Restaurant, 566 Chestnut, Winnetka
What: It’s our Annual Meet & Greet at Avli! We will have delicious Greek nibbles, refreshing drinks and lots of liberal conversation with fellow Democrats, office holders and candidates. This is a great opportunity to see your local representatives in person, as well as candidates running for office. Don’t miss this event!


July 25, 2019: Invest To Elect and Democratic National Committee Brunch

When: Thursday, July 25, 2019 at 9:30am
Where: DLA Piper, 444 West Lake Street, Suite 900, Chicago
What: Invest to Elect hosts a brunch with Organizing Corps 2020 featuring Tom Perez, DNC Chair, and other guests. To RSVP, please contact Wendy Serrino at wserrino@aol.com or 847-421-9966.


July 26, 2019: Dawn Clark Netsch Policy Forum on Voter Suppression

When: Friday, July 26, 2019.  Cocktail reception: 5:00pm to 5:30pm; Policy Forum: 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Where: Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, 151 N. Franklin St., #2500, Chicago
What: The Illinois Women’s Institute for Leadership Training Academy (IWIL) sponsors a policy discussion on Voter Suppression Then and Now: 19th Amendment, Ballot Box Access, and Illinois Stories. The panel will be moderated by Kristina Zahorik, President, Illinois Democratic County Chairs Association (IDCCA).   Panelists will include Ami Gandhi, Director of Voting Rights and Civic Empowerment, Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights; Sheila Nix, President, Tusk Philanthropies; and Audra Wilson, Executive Director, League of Women Voters of Illinois. This event is free and open to the public. RSVP and ID required. To RSVP, register online or for information, contact Sandra Hosseini at 312-646-0276 or email staff@iwiltrainingacademy.org.


July 27, 2019: Illinois for Bernie People’s Convention

When: Saturday, July 27, 2019 from 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Where: Edward Hotel, 6600 Mannheim Rd., Rosemont
What: Join Bernie supporters from across the state as they converge for the four-year anniversary of the first IL4B convention in 2015.  Speakers include Cori Bush, star of the documentary Knock Down the House.  Sen. Bernie Sanders will not be in attendance. For additional information or to RSVP, register online or email info@illinois4bernie.org.


July 28, 2019: Brad Schneider’s Coffee Club – Glencoe

When: Sunday, July 28, 2019 from 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Where: Hometown Coffee & Juice, 700 Vernon Ave., Glencoe
What: Meet to discuss issues affecting our community and hear the newest updates on Brad’s campaign. Brad’s Coffee club is a chance to have a more in-depth conversation with Brad and meet the campaign staff.
For additional information visit the Facebook pageor to purchase tickets, register online.  For questions, email Emanuela at Emanuela@schneiderforcongress.com.


July 29, 2019: Dinner With Sen. Julie Morrison

When: Monday, July 29, 2019 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Where:  Italian Kitchen, 648 Deerfield Rd., Deerfield
What:  Join State Senator Julie Morrison for dinner at the Italian Kitchen.
For additional information or to RSVP, register online, email Kelly@ilsenatedems.org or call 312-630-7700.


July 30, 2019: Glenview Event for Sen. Laura Fine

When: Tuesday, July 30, 2019 from 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Where: Valley Lo., 2200 Tanglewood Dr., Glenview
What: Support State Senator Laura Fine at her Glenview event. Link to purchase tickets. To RSVP and for further questions contact CARLY@ILSENATEDEMS.ORG.


July 30, 2019: Tenth Dems and Brad Schneider for Congress Co-Host Democratic Debate Party – 1st Night

When: Tuesday, July 30, 2019. Doors open and pizza served at 6:30pm; debate from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Where: Schneider for Congress Campaign Office/Democrats of Northfield Township Office, 3710 Commercial Ave., Ste 5, Northbrook
What: Tenth Dems and Schneider for Congress co-host the first July Debate Watch party.  Open to all Democrats. To RSVP, register online.


July 30, 2019: Indivisible Evanston’s Debate Watch – 1st Night

When: Tuesday, July 30, 2019 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Where: Prairie Moon, 1635 Chicago Ave, Evanston
What: Join Indivisible Evanston at Prairie Moon for their watch party (attendees buy own food/drink). The second (and next) round of debates will be hosted by CNN in Detroit on July 30 and 31. The moderators will be Dana Bash, Don Lemon, Jake Tapper. For more information or to RSVP, visit their Facebook event page.


July 31, 2019: Tenth Dems and Brad Schneider for Congress Co-Host Democratic Debate Party – 2nd Night

When:  Wednesday, July 31, 2019; Doors open 6:30pm; debate from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Where:  Bannockburn home of Hon. Kerry and Vicki Martin; Address available upon RSVP.
What: Tenth Dems and Schneider for Congress co-host the second July Debate Watch party. Open to all Democrats. Refreshments will be served. To RSVP register online.


July 31, 2019: Indivisible Evanston’s Debate Watch – 2nd Night

When: Wednesday, July 31, 2019 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Where: Prairie Moon, 1635 Chicago Ave, Evanston
What: Join Indivisible Evanston at Prairie Moon for their watch party (attendees buy own food/drink). The second (and next) round of debates will be hosted by CNN in Detroit on July 30 and 31. The moderators will be Dana Bash, Don Lemon, Jake Tapper. For more information or to RSVP, visit their Facebook event page.


August 5, 2019: Indivisible Evanston’s Monthly Meeting

When: Monday, August 5, 2019 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Where: Lorraine G. Morton Civic Center, Parasol Room, 4th Floor, 2100 Ridge Ave, Evanston
What: Join Indivisible Evanston for its August monthly meeting and hear from special speaker, Rep. Jan Schakowsky. Hear their working group updates and plans to pivot in preparation for 2020.


August 7, 2019: Cook County Human Trafficking Conference

When: Wednesday through Friday, August 7 through 9, 8:30am to 4:15pm each day
Where: IIT Chicago-Kent, College of Law, 565 W. Adams St., Chicago
What: The Cook County Human Trafficking Task Force’s ninth annual three-day conference features national speakers and local discussion. For more information, see the Task Force’s website. Register online.


Save the Date for these

2019 New Trier Democrats’ Events


September 14, 2019 from 1:00pm – 4:00pm
New Trier Democrats’ Annual Meeting & Picnic
Lakeview Center & Picnic Grove, Gillson Park, Wilmette

October 6, 2019 from 5:00pm – 9:00pm
New Trier Democrats’ Annual Dinner
Maggiano’s Little Italy Restaurant, Old Orchard Mall, Skokie

December 12, 2019 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm
New Trier Democrats’ Holiday Party
Wilmette Wine Cellar, 1100 Central Ave., Wilmette


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