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 Democrats’ Events List does not necessarily imply endorsement by the New Trier Democrats.  Thanks!


Ongoing – Every Thursday Night & Saturday Afternoon: Weekly Phone Banks for Daniel Biss

When: Every Thursday night from 6:00pm until 8:00pm; Every Saturday from 1:30pm to 3:30pm; ongoing through March 17th
Where: New Trier Democrats’ office, 800 Oak St., Suite 112, WInnetka
What: Phone bank for progressive gubernatorial candidate Daniel Biss, our official New Trier Democrats’ endorsed candidate! You will be talking to voters about Daniel. All you need to bring is a phone, and his campaign will provide other materials. There will be a short training at the beginning. In addition, depending on the weather, there may be opportunities to canvass on behalf of Daniel on Saturday afternoons.

Ongoing – Every Sunday in March: Weekly Phone Banks for Fritz Kaegi, Candidate for Cook County Assessor

When: Every Sunday afternoon from March 4 through March 18, 2018 from 12:00pm until 6:00pm
Where: New Trier Democrats’ office, 800 Oak St., Suite 112, WInnetka
What: Join Team Fritz – New Trier Democrats’ officially endorsed candidate – to phone bank for the next Cook County Assessor at our office! We’ll speak with Cook County voters about Fritz Kaegi, an endorsed Democrat from progressives like Chuy Garcia and Congressman Danny Davis and organizations like Our Revolution Illinois! We welcome all newcomers. Leave with a yard or window sign! This is a big volunteer push across Cook County. Phone banking is a key way to reach new and potential voters for the primary election. You are encouraged to bring: Cell Phone, headphones, and laptop/tablet.
  

February 22, 2018: Wilmette Coffee in Support of Cam Davis, Candidate for MWRD Commissioner

When: Thursday, February 22, 2018 from 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Where: Wilmette, Please contact info@camdavis.org for location
What: Come meet Cam Davis, candidate for Commissioner at the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District (MWRD). Cam served as President Barack Obama’s “Great Lakes Czar” in Washington, D.C. and Chicago from 2009 until 2017. Cam was responsible for coordinating 11 federal departments, including the White House Council on Environmental Quality, EPA, and Corps of Engineers. Cam needs all the help he can get as a write-in candidate – he is seeking to fill a seat vacated by the recent death of Commissioner Bradford (who passed away 2 days before the deadline to to file petitions to get on the ballot – there will be no candidate on the ballot for the Bradford vacancy). He is not running against any of the MWRD candidates on the ballot – he is running in addition to them. For more information or to RSVP for this event, please contact info@camdavis.org. To learn more about Cam, please visit https://www.camdavis.org.


February 24, 2018: Canvass with Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz for State Representative

When: Saturday, February 24, 2018 at 10:00am (morning shift) or 1:00pm (afternoon shift)
Where: Democrats of Northfield Headquarters, 1926 Waukegan Road, #310, Glenview
What: Come help spread the word about Jen Gong-Gershowitz’s campaign by knocking on doors in the 17th District. Meet at the Democrats of Northfield Township Headquarters for a morning or afternoon shift. Address: 1926 Waukegan Rd. #310, Glenview. Volunteers will meet to pick up walk materials and instructions before heading out to knock on doors for Jen! Coffee and refreshments will be provided! RSVP to JenGGForRep@gmail.com.


February 24, 2018: What’s Wrong with Illinois’ Economy? Gubernatorial Candidates Forum Hosted by Invest to Elect Illinois

When: Saturday, February 24, 2018 from 2:00pm until 4:30pm
Where: New Trier High School – Northfield Campus, Cornog Auditorium, 7 N. Happ Road, Northfield
What: lllinois’ three leading gubernatorial candidates will appear front and center at a forum sponsored by Invest to Elect. “What’s Wrong with Illinois’ Economy — and What are You Going to Do about It?” will give Daniel Biss, Chris Kennedy and J.B. Pritzker each an opportunity to present his vision for Illinois. The candidates will respond to a range of questions on critical topics including taxes, education, healthcare, and more. Each candidate will appear individually for 40 minutes, answering questions from the Invest to Elect moderator and the public. Only questions submitted in advance through the registration process will be considered. Attendees are welcome to submit candidate questions on this Event Brite registration page. Click on the green “Register” button and follow the prompts. Invest to Elect Illinois looks forward to welcoming you to this important discussion of issues facing Illinois! Click here for more information or to register for this event.


February 24 & 25, 2018: Weekly Canvass for Cam Davis, Candidate for MWRD Commissioner

When: Saturday, February 24, 2018 from 10:00am until 12:00pm; and Sunday, February 25, 2018 from 3:00pm to 5:00pm.
Where: 747 Custer Avenue, Evanston
What: Canvass for Cam Davis, candidate for Commissioner at the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District (MWRD). Cam served as President Barack Obama’s “Great Lakes Czar” in Washington, D.C. and Chicago from 2009 until 2017. Cam was responsible for coordinating 11 federal departments, including the White House Council on Environmental Quality, EPA, and Corps of Engineers. Cam needs all the help he can get as a write-in candidate – he is seeking to fill a seat vacated by the recent death of Commissioner Bradford (who passed away 2 days before the deadline to to file petitions to get on the ballot – there will be no candidate on the ballot for the Bradford vacancy). He is not running against any of the MWRD candidates on the ballot – he is running in addition to them. Go here to RSVP for this event or for more information, please contact info@camdavis.org. To learn more about Cam, please visit https://www.camdavis.org.


February 27, 2018: Celebration and Fundraiser for Daniel Biss

When: Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at 7:00pm
Where: Evanston S.P.A.C.E., 1245 Chicago Ave,  Evanston
What: Join Daniel, Litesa, and their supporters at Evanston S.P.A.C.E. We are excited to come together in celebration around the campaign and gear up for the final stretch before the primary! We kindly ask you to purchase your ticket ahead of time here. If you are interested in joining the host committee, email Rachael at RSVP@danielbiss.com or call 773-372-6488. Host levels are write/raise: Chair $2,500; Benefactor $1,000; Sponsor $500; Host $250. Ticket prices: Friend $100; Ticket $20.18.


February 28, 2018: Moms Demand Action’s Advocacy Day in Springfield

When: Wednesday, February 28, 2018; buses leaving at 5:00am and returning at 4:00pm
Where: Evanston location where buses leave TBD
What: From Moms Demand Action: “Calling on Evanstonians to join us to board buses to the Capitol in Springfield to join Moms Demand Action’s Advocacy Day February 28. We will push for sensible gun legislation and have our voices heard. Thoughts and prayers and Facebook posts are not enough. It’s time to act. The more of us who show up, the stronger and louder our message. Details are being organized now. We will leave from and return to an Evanston location. This trip is dedicated to all our Evanston youth who have been victims of gun violence, to the 249 people who have been shot in Chicago since Jan. first, to the 17 victims of the mass shooting in Florida, and to all the other victims who get shot EVERY SINGLE day in this country. The person round-trip ticket will be approx. $50–assuming the bus is full; the final price is determined by how many people sign up for the bus.We hope to be able to sponsor folks who can’t afford the ticket. We understand it’s a work day so this trip may be hard for some people to join. If you can, we need your voice!’ For more information or to register, please visit Moms Demand Action’s Facebook page.


February 28, 2018: Phone Bank for Fritz Kaegi, Candidate for Cook County Assessor

When: Wednesday, February 28, 2018 from 5:30pm until 8:30pm
Where: New Trier Democrats’ office, 800 Oak St., Suite 112, WInnetka
What: Join Team Fritz – New Trier Democrats’ officially endorsed candidate – to phone bank for the next Cook County Assessor at our office! We’ll speak with Cook County voters about Fritz Kaegi, an endorsed Democrat from progressives like Chuy Garcia and Congressman Danny Davis and organizations like Our Revolution Illinois! We welcome all newcomers. Leave with a yard or window sign! This is a big volunteer push across Cook County. Phone banking is a key way to reach new and potential voters for the primary election. You are encouraged to bring: Cell Phone, headphones, and laptop/tablet.


February 28, 2018: Fundraiser for Toni Preckwinkle

When: Wednesday, February 28, 2018 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Where: The Alhambra Palace Restaurant, 1240 West Randolph St., Chicago
What: Annual fundraiser in support of Toni Preckwinkle’s re-election as Cook County Board President. For additional information or to RSVP, email Nish Dittakavi at nish@tonipreckwinkle.org or call 773-609-5393.


March 1, 2018: Pinnacle Cocktail Party in Support of Judge Oran F. Whiting

When: Thursday, March 1, 2018, from 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Where: 670 N. Wabash, Apt. 2805, Chicago
What: A cocktail party in support of Judge Oran F. Whiting’s reelection to the Cook County Circuit Court. For additional information or to RSVP,  register online, email Samantha Ellison at campaign@judgewhiting.com or call 773-669-8195.


March 3, 2018: Primary Election Candidate Forums Sponsored by the League of Women Voters

When: Saturday, March 3, 2018 starting at 9:00am
Where: Wilmette Community Recreation Center, 3000 Glenview Road, Wilmette
What: Several local Leagues of Women Voters are sponsoring candidates forums for the upcoming March primary. The forum schedule is: 9:00am to 10:00am, forum for Republican candidates for U.S. Representative from the 9th Congressional District; 10:10am to 11:10am, forum for Democratic candidates for Illinois State Representative for the 17th District; and from 11:20am to 12:20pm, forum for Democratic candidates for Cook County Commissioner for the 13th District. For more information, please visit their website.


 March 3 & 4, 2018: Weekly Canvass for Cam Davis, Candidate for MWRD Commissioner

When: Saturday, March 3, 2018 from 10:00am until 12:00pm; and Sunday, March 4, 2018 from 3:00pm to 5:00pm.
Where: 747 Custer Avenue, Evanston
What: Canvass for Cam Davis, candidate for Commissioner at the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District (MWRD). Cam served as President Barack Obama’s “Great Lakes Czar” in Washington, D.C. and Chicago from 2009 until 2017. Cam was responsible for coordinating 11 federal departments, including the White House Council on Environmental Quality, EPA, and Corps of Engineers. Cam needs all the help he can get as a write-in candidate – he is seeking to fill a seat vacated by the recent death of Commissioner Bradford (who passed away 2 days before the deadline to to file petitions to get on the ballot – there will be no candidate on the ballot for the Bradford vacancy). He is not running against any of the MWRD candidates on the ballot – he is running in addition to them. Go here to RSVP for this event or for more information, please contact info@camdavis.org. To learn more about Cam, please visit https://www.camdavis.org.


March 5, 2018: Reception for Toni Preckwinkle

When: Monday, March 5, 2018 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Where:  Private residence in Chicago – address provided upon RSVP
What: An evening reception in support of Toni Preckwinkle, Cook County Board President. For additional information or to RSVP, email Scott Kastrup at scott@tonipreckwinkle.org or call 773-746-7225.


March 6, 2018: Reception for Bob Morgan, Candidate for IL State Rep. 58th District

When: Tuesday, March 6, 2018 from 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Where: Nacional 27, 325 W. Huron St., Chicago
What: A reception in support of Bob Morgan, Democratic candidate for State Representative of the 58th District. For additional information or to RSVP,  register online or email Jessica Teuber at Jessica@newchicagollc.com or call 312-448-8014.


 March 10 & 11, 2018: Weekly Canvass for Cam Davis, Candidate for MWRD Commissioner

When: Saturday, March 10, 2018 from 10:00am until 12:00pm; and Sunday, March 11, 2018 from 3:00pm to 5:00pm.
Where: 747 Custer Avenue, Evanston
What: Canvass for Cam Davis, candidate for Commissioner at the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District (MWRD). Cam served as President Barack Obama’s “Great Lakes Czar” in Washington, D.C. and Chicago from 2009 until 2017. Cam was responsible for coordinating 11 federal departments, including the White House Council on Environmental Quality, EPA, and Corps of Engineers. Cam needs all the help he can get as a write-in candidate – he is seeking to fill a seat vacated by the recent death of Commissioner Bradford (who passed away 2 days before the deadline to to file petitions to get on the ballot – there will be no candidate on the ballot for the Bradford vacancy). He is not running against any of the MWRD candidates on the ballot – he is running in addition to them. Go here to RSVP for this event or for more information, please contact info@camdavis.org. To learn more about Cam, please visit https://www.camdavis.org.


March 11, 2018: Brad Schneider Coffee Club in Glencoe

When: Sunday, March 11, 2018 from 9:00am to 10:00am
Where: Glencoe Roast, 700 Vernon Ave., Glencoe
What: At Brad’s Coffee Club, members enjoy a free cup of coffee and bagel or pastry during monthly meetings at local coffee shops in the 10th District.  Members also have the opportunity to meet with the campaign staff and have in-depth conversations with Congressman Schneider. For additional questions or to RSVP, register online.


March 11, 2018: Going Green Matters

When: Sunday, March 11, 2018 from 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Where: Michigan Shores Club, 911 Michigan Avenue, Wilmette
What: Going Green Matters draws more than 1,400 residents, neighbors, elected officials, exhibitors and volunteers.  The latest hybrid and electric cars, demonstrations, home energy exhibits, and the ever popular interactive Eco-Zone make this a wonderful event for the entire family. People interested in living more sustainably will have a chance to learn more about topics such as saving energy at home, transportation choices, green landscaping, growing your own food, organic food and farming, connecting to nature, green home design and products, and more. Find out how schools, park districts, libraries, congregations and village governments are all working together to make our communities and the world a more sustainable place to live. For more information, please visit their website.

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