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!


September 18, 2019: Wilmette Reception for Kristine Schanbacher, Democratic Candidate for Congress in Illinois’s 7th District

When: Wednesday, September 18, 2019 from 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Where: Wilmette Address provided upon RSVP
What: Please join local supporters for a reception in Wilmette for Kristine Schanbacher, Democratic Candidate for Congress in Illinois’s 7th District. Learn more about Kristine here: votekristine.com. RSVP to Info@VoteKristine.com or Purchase tickets here: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/gaileisenberg


September 18, 2019: Deputy Voter Registrar Training with Tenth Dems

When: Wednesday, September 18, 2019 from 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Where: Northbrook Public Library, Civic Room, 1201 Cedar Lane, Northbrook
What: A training for Deputy Voter Registrars will be held. Participants must be at least 18 years of age and registered to vote in Cook County. The event is open only to Cook County residents who are interested in helping to register new voters. Deputy Registrars must be trained in the county in which they live, but once trained, can register voters anywhere in Illinois. Training takes less than an hour. This training is being held through the County Clerk’s Office and is free of charge. Sign-ups will be taken up to five hours before the class starts. In most cases, late sign-ups will not be added to the class. Register online in advance. For additional information, contact Tenth Dems at volunteers@tenthdems.org or call 847-266-VOTE(8683).


September 19, 2019: Lunch Reception with Vice President Joe Biden

When: Thursday, September 19, 2019
Where: Chicago address provided upon RSVP
What: A lunch reception with Vice President Joe Biden, a candidate for President of the United States. RSVP required. To RSVP or for more information, email Jeremy Hallahan at jhallahan@joebiden.com or call 609-501-4687.


September 20, 2019: Global Climate Strike – Wilmette & Evanston

When: Friday, September 20, 2019 – Wilmette event 4:00pm to 5:00pm; Evanston event begins at 3:00pm
Where: Wilmette – Trinity Church, 1024 Lake Avenue, Wilmette; Evanston – Fountain Square, 700 Davis Street, Evanston
What: This September, millions of us will walk out of our workplaces and homes to join young climate strikers on the streets and demand an end to the age of fossil fuels. Our house is on fire — let’s act like it. We demand climate justice for everyone.

Wilmette: Come join students from Wilmette schools for their “peaceful and positive rally.” There will be rallying, crafts, youth speakers and information about climate change solutions.

Evanston: Come join ETHS students in an intergenerational strike to demand action against climate change at the local, national and global level. For more information, visit their event page.


September 22, 2019: Reception for Michael Cabonargi, Candidate for Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County

When: Sunday, September 22, 2019 from 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Where: Address provided upon RSVP
What: Please join John & Nicole Borovicka, Bill Brandt & Patrice Bugelas-Brandt, Pedro DeJesus, Susan Gallagher, Dan Johnson, Michelle Jordan, Eamon Kelly, Dave Lundy & Jen Jobrack, Richard Saines, Hon. Debra Shore, Regina Stilip, and Eric Sussman for an afternoon reception supporting Mike Cabonargi in his race for Cook County Circuit Clerk of Courts. For additional information, contact Eric at eric@blueprintcampaignconsulting.com. RSVP online.


September 22, 2019: Re-Election Kickoff For State Rep. Bob Morgan

When: Sunday, September 22, 2019 from 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Where: Warehouse Eatery, 833 Deerfield Rd., Deerfield
WhatJoin State Rep. Bob Morgan as he officially begins his re-election campaign. Enjoy some refreshments, hear about Bob’s work in Springfield and his vision for our state, and learn about ways to help the effort. Link to register for this event


September 22, 2019: Brad Schneider’s 2nd Annual Pro-Choice Event With State Sen. Melinda Bush

When: Sunday, September 22, 2019 from 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Where: Highland Park home of Dana Gordon. Address provided upon RSVP.
What: Join special guest, State Senator Melinda Bush, in recognizing Congressman Brad Schneider’s 100% record on Choice and Women’s Issues. For additional information or to RSVP, email Emanuela Frankel at emanuela@schneiderforcongress.com or call 312-213-3588.


September 23, 2019: Personal PAC Annual Awards Luncheon

When: Monday, September 23, 2019, Registration and reception at 11:00am; luncheon at 12:00noon
Where: Chicago Hilton and Towers, 720 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago
What: Personal PAC holds its Annual Awards Luncheon that will highlight the group’s efforts and raise funds to elect pro-choice officials. Pro-choice activist Cecile Richards is the keynote speaker. For additional information or to RSVP, register online.


September 23, 2019: Democratic Party of Illinois 2019 Fall Reception

When: Monday, September 23, 2019 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Where: Sheraton Grand Chicago Ballroom, 301 E. North Water St., Chicago
What: Democratic Party of Illinois 2019 Fall Reception. For more information, please call 312-578-1554 or email AGaspar@ildems.com.


September 24, 2019: Highland Park Reception for Kristine Schanbacher, Democratic Candidate for Congress in Illinois’s 7th District

When: Tuesday, September 24, 2019 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Where: JAC Office, Highland Park (RSVP for full location details)
What: Please join local supporters for a reception in Highland Park for Kristine Schanbacher, Democratic Candidate for Congress in Illinois’s 7th District. Learn more about Kristine here: votekristine.com. RSVP to Info@VoteKristine.com or Purchase tickets here.


September 24, 2019: Indivisible Evanston’s September Meeting

When: Tuesday, September 24, 2019 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Where: Lorraine H. Morton Civic Center, Parasol Room, 4th Floor, 2100 Ridge Ave, Evanston
What: At their September monthly meeting, Indivisible Evanston will discuss “The Path to 2020: Flipping Wisconsin and Keeping the House Blue.” Want to hear about why flipping our neighboring WI is the path to removing Trump from the White House? Felesia Martin, 1st Vice Chair, WI Dems will speak to the WI Dems strategy to flip WI and how YOU can help with Indivisible Evanston’s “Reach Up Wisconsin” program of canvassing, voter registration, phone banking, postcards etc – Indivisible Evanston needs YOUR help. Plus, Marie Newman, Congressional candidate for IL – 3, is running against incumbent Rep. Dan Lipinski. Marie will talk about how she will make the House Blue(r) in 2020 and how Indivisible Evanston can help her do that!


September 26, 2019: Rep. Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz’s Campaign Kickoff Celebration

When: Thursday, September 26, 2019 from 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Where: Ten Ninety Brewing Co., 1025 N. Waukegan Rd, Glenview
What: Join State Rep. Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz for her reelection Campaign Kickoff Celebration fundraiser. Co-hosts for her Campaign Kickoff Celebration include Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky, Congressman Brad Schneider, State Sen. Laura Fine, State Sen. Ram Villivalam and State Rep. Robyn Gabel. For more information or to RSVP, please visit her event webpage.


September 27, 2019: Wilmette Reception for Rep. Lauren Underwood and Betsy Dirksen Londrigan

When: Friday, September 27, 2019 from 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Where: Wilmette address provided upon RSVP
What: Reception to meet and support two outstanding Democratic women, Rep. Lauren Underwood (IL-14) and Betsy Dirksen Londrigan, candidate for Congress in IL-13.  For more information contact Madeline Doctor (574) 286-9964 or madeline@betsydirksenlondrigan.com. Register online.


September 28 & 29, 2019: Weekend of Action With Team Underwood

When: Saturday & Sunday, September 28 & 29, 2019 from 10:00am to 1:00pm each day
Where: Sign up for more details on location
What: Team Lauren Underwood is hosting a Weekend of Action on Septemeber 28th and 29th in IL14. They’ll be gathering petition signatures to get Lauren on the ballot for this election – and they need YOUR help. Will you join them? For more information, sign up here.


October 2, 2019: New Trier Township Education Forum on Immigration Rights and Domestic Violence

When: Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at 6:30pm
Where: New Trier Township Office, 739 Elm Street, Winnetka
What: New Trier Township Education Forum Presents “Meet the North Suburban Legal Aid Clinic: Know Your Rights and Red Flags of Domestic Violence.”  Identify the red flags of domestic violence. Learn to stay safe, be informed and aware of this issue. They will also discuss immigration issues. Learn what your rights are in case Immigration and Customs Enforcement knocks on your door. Seating is limited, please RSVP to Jack Macholl jmacholl@newtriertownship.com by Sept. 27, 2019.


October 3, 2019: Community Defense Forum With Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz and Ram Villivalam

When: Thursday, October 3, 2019 from 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Where: Skokie Public Library, Petty Auditorium, 5215 Oakton, Skokie
What: Join State Rep. Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz and State Sen. Ram Villivalam to learn how to protect yourself and be an effective advocate for your neighbors with respect to immigration rights. They will share “know your rights” information for individuals and parents. As the only immigration attorney in the Illinois General Assembly, Jennifer will be there to answer questions, provide legislative updates, and share resources for our community. For more information, please contact Allie at 872.208.5199 or Allie@senatorram.com.


October 6, 2019: Stevenson Center On Democracy Presents  “Climate Change and What It Means to our Children”

When: Sunday, October 6, 2019 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Where: Stevenson House, 25200 N. St. Mary’s Rd., Libertyville (on St. Mary’s Road south of Rt.60)
What: The Stevenson Center on Democracy presents “Climate Change and What it means to our Children” featuring Adele Simmons, President, Global Philanthropy Partnership.  For additional information and to RSVP, register online.


October 13, 2019: Democrats of Northfield Township Luncheon With Sen. Dick Durbin

When: Sunday, October 13, 2019 from 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Where: The Glen Club, 2901 West Lake Avenue, Glenview
What: Democrats of Northfield Township hold their third annual fall fundraising luncheon, featuring Keynote Speaker U.S. Senator Dick Durbin and Congresspersons Jan Schakowsky and Brad Schneider. For additional information or to RSVP register online.


October 13, 2019: Indo-American Democratic Organization Annual Benefit

When: Sunday, October 13, 2019, 5:30 Networking, 6:30 Program.
Where: Holiday Inn Northshore, 5300 Touhy Avenue, Skokie
What: Indo-American Democratic Organization (IADO) 40th annual banquet.  IADO represents Illinois’ 270,000+ South Asian Americans. Since 1980, IADO has engaged South Asian Americans in the political process, and recruited and endorsed candidates who champion progressive policy solutions. Register online.


October 17, 2019: We Will Legislative Luncheon

When: Thursday, October 17, 2019 from 11:00am to 1:30pm
Where: Maggiano’s Little Italy, 4999 Old Orchard Shopping Center, Skokie
What: Join WE WILL’s 5th Annual Fundraiser celebrating their accomplishments, legislative collaborations and women having a voice and being heard. This year’s panel is about Women of Color with confirmed panelists Donna Miller, Cook County Board Commissioner; Xza Higgina, MommyCon Founder, coalition builder;  Sol Flores, Illinois Deputy Governor and Josina Morita, Commissioner, Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago. For additional information or to RSVP, register online.


October 20, 2019: New Trier Democrats’ Annual Dinner With Featured Speakers U.S. Reps. Lauren Underwood and Sean Casten

When: Sunday, October 20, 2019; Reception begins at 5:00pm followed by Dinner at 6:15pm
Where: Maggiano’s Little Italy, 4999 Old Orchard Shopping Center, Skokie
What: New Trier Democrats are excited and honored to welcome U.S. Rep. Lauren Underwood (IL-14) and U.S. Rep. Sean Casten (IL-6) as Featured Speakers at our Annual Dinner and fundraiser. Reps. Underwood and Casten are the newest Democratic representatives from Illinois and they flipped their congressional districts from Red to Blue in 2018. RSVP online. If you have any questions, please contact our office at newtrierdemocrats@gmail.com or 847-446-8030.


Save the Date for these

New Trier Democrats’ Events


December 12, 2019 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm

New Trier Democrats’ Holiday Party

Wilmette Wine Cellar, 1100 Central Ave., Wilmette


January 26, 2020 from 1:30PM – 5:00PM

New Trier Democrats’ Endorsement Meeting for the 2020 Primary

Winnetka Community House, 620 Lincoln Ave, Winnetka


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