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

JB Pritzker For Governor Thursday Evening Phone Bank at New Trier Democrats’ Office

When: Thursday Nights, July through November, from 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Where: New Trier Democrats’ Office, 800 Oak Street, Suite 112, Winnetka
What: A phone bank to get out the vote for JB Pritzker for Governor in this important midterm election. This phone bank will also support Kwame Raoul for Illinois Attorney General as well as other down ticket races in Illinois. You must bring a cell phone and please bring a laptop computer if you can. Training and all necessary materials will be provided. For questions or to RSVP, call Jonathan Alter at 312-848-2925.


August 18, 2018: JB Pritzker for Governor Saturday Phone Bank and Canvass

When: Saturday, August 18, 2018 from 10:00am to 4:00pm.  Shift times begin at 10:00am and 1:00pm.
Where:  Tenth Dems, 474 Central Ave. (2nd floor above Mizuki Grill), Highland Park
What:  Join the volunteer team in Highland Park to elect Democrats up and down the ticket!  Training and all necessary materials will be provided. Plenty of free parking in the lot a half-block to the east of the office. For additional information or to RSVP, contact Hannah Amundsen at hannah@jbforilgov.com or 847-912-3765.

 


August 19, 2018: Southern WI Voter I.D. Project Canvass

When: Sunday, August 19, 2018 from 11:30am to 5:00pm
Where: Racine, WI – Materials can be picked up and dropped off at the Common Grounds coffee shop, 5159 6th Ave, Kenosha
What: Please join Indivisible Evanston for voter I.D. canvasses in Racine, WI! They will be using the model Molly McGrath of the ACLU presented last December. If you were not at the training but are interested in participating, please call Nancy Bruski with questions. Indivisible Evanston will arrange carpools or you can go on your own. Brief training, walk packs, data sheets and a script will be provided. Materials can be picked up and dropped off at the Common Grounds coffee shop, 5159 6th Ave, in Kenosha. A representative from Indivisible Evanston will be there to hand out and collect all the materials from 11:30 – 5:00. We highly recommend you pick up packets no later than 12:30. Common Grounds is also a great spot to recharge, and grab a cup of coffee! If the weather is seriously inclement, we might need to reschedule, so check your email.  Sign Up: https://goo.gl/forms/8dyYKNo7RNcLLk0h1. Call or email Nancy with canvassing questions: 847-373-7755 (cell); nancysbruski@gmail.com. For carpool questions: email indivisibleevanston@gmail.com


August 23, 2018: Fundraiser for Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz

When: Thursday, August 23, 2018 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Where: Wilmette Wine Cellar, 1100 Central Avenue, Wilmette
What: Join Democrats for Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz as they unite the 17th District and rally around Jen as our next State Representative. At this special event you will get to connect, network and support one another. Together, Democrats can do anything! For more information or to register, please visit their Facebook event page.


August 25 & 26, 2018: JB Pritzker for Governor Weekend of Action

When: Saturday, August 25, 2018 from 10:00am to 7:00pm – shift times begin at 10:00am, 1:00pm and 4:00pm. Sunday, August 26, 2018 from 1:00pm to 7:00pm – shift times begin at 1:00pm and 4:00pm.
Where: Highland Park, Location TBA
What: Join the volunteer team in Highland Park to elect Democrats up and down the ticket!  Training and all necessary materials will be provided. For additional information or to RSVP, contact Hannah Amundsen at hannah@jbforilgov.com or 847-912-3765.


August 25, 2018: Southern WI Voter I.D. Project Canvass

When: Saturday, August 25, 2018 from 11:30am to 5:00pm
Where: Racine, WI – Materials can be picked up and dropped off at the Common Grounds coffee shop, 5159 6th Ave, Kenosha
What: Please join Indivisible Evanston for voter I.D. canvasses in Racine, WI! They will be using the model Molly McGrath of the ACLU presented last December. If you were not at the training but are interested in participating, please call Nancy Bruski with questions. Indivisible Evanston will arrange carpools or you can go on your own. Brief training, walk packs, data sheets and a script will be provided. Materials can be picked up and dropped off at the Common Grounds coffee shop, 5159 6th Ave, in Kenosha. A representative from Indivisible Evanston will be there to hand out and collect all the materials from 11:30 – 5:00. We highly recommend you pick up packets no later than 12:30. Common Grounds is also a great spot to recharge, and grab a cup of coffee! If the weather is seriously inclement, we might need to reschedule, so check your email.  Sign Up: https://goo.gl/forms/8dyYKNo7RNcLLk0h1. Call or email Nancy with canvassing questions: 847-373-7755 (cell); nancysbruski@gmail.com. For carpool questions: email indivisibleevanston@gmail.com


August 25, 2018: Bob Morgan Meet and Greet

When: Saturday, August 25, 2018 from 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Where: The Highland Park home of Matt Pestine and Jamie Glass-Pestine,  340 Moraine Rd.
What: Talk with, ask questions and listen to Bob Morgan, candidate for State Representative of the 58th District.  Friends, neighbors and friends of neighbors are all welcome.  Refreshments and light apps will be served. RSVP’s to mpestine@gmail.com are appreciated but not necessary.


August 26, 2018: Pro-Choice Rally | Unite For Justice with NARAL & WE WILL

When: Sunday, August 26, 2018 from 10:00am to 12:00pm
Where: Wilmette Village Hall, 1200 Wilmette Ave., WIlmette
What: Join NARAL and WE WILL as we Unite for Justice on this important national rally day to support our nation and state being PRO CHOICE. This is a family friendly rally to support Pro Choice Candidates and fight Brett Kavanaugh’s appointment. There will be a press conference with a series of speakers followed by a march around the neighborhood. Speakers include: Carmen Londono, Vice President WE WILL; Dawn Koenigsknecht, Board Member NARAL; Becky Carroll, Board Member NARAL; Julie Morrison. State Senator; Jennifer Gong Gershowitz, Candidate for State Representative; Theresa Coomer, Glenview Indivisible; and Catherine Caporusso, National Organization for Women. For more information, visit their Facebook event page.


August 26, 2018: The Stevenson Center Presents “The Electoral College”

When: Sunday, August 26, 2018 at 2:00pm
Where: The Adlai Stevenson Center on Democracy, 25200 N. St. Mary’s Rd., Mettawa (Libertyville)
What: Karen Glennemeier of the League of Women Voters of Wilmette presents a brief history of the Electoral College, a discussion of its impact on our democracy, and a plan for change. Coffee and conversation will follow the presentation. For additional information or to RSVP, visit the Center websiteregister online, email info@stevensoncenterondemocracy.org or call 773-633-5661.


September 8, 2018: New Trier Democrats’ Annual Meeting and Picnic at Mallinckrodt Center

When: Saturday, September 8, 2018 – Annual Members’ Meeting 1:00pm-2:00pm; Picnic for Everybody 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Where: Mallinckrodt Center, 1041 Ridge Road, Wilmette
What: It’s time for New Trier Democrats’ Annual Members Meeting and Picnic – this year at the Mallinckrodt Center in Wilmette.* At the Annual Members’ Meeting, you’ll hear what we’ve been up to this past year, as well as our plans for the 2018 election season and beyond. We’ll also vote to elect New Trier Democrats’ Officers for 2 year terms. Please note that the Annual Meeting is restricted to Members only – If you’re not a member, why not join right now? Our Picnic will begin immediately after our Annual Meeting and everyone – family, friends, neighbors – are welcome to attend. Our Picnic is always a great opportunity to meet fellow Democrats and hear from some of our local elected officials and candidates. We look forward to seeing you there!

*Due to beach house construction at Gillson Park, we moved this year’s Annual Meeting and Picnic indoors to the Mallinckrodt Center.

September 30, 2018: Women For Brad Fundraiser

When: Sunday, September 30, 2018 from 3:30pm to 5:00pm
Where: Highland Park Country Club, 1201 Park Avenue West, Highland Park
What: Please join Women For Brad for an afternoon tea in support of Congressman Brad Schneider (IL-10) with special guest Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17). You may register online for this event. If you have any questions please contact: Emanuela Frankel – emanuela@schneiderforcongress.com (312) 213-3588; or Allison Schieber – allison@schneiderforcongress.com (616) 516-0734.

 


Save The Date for These Upcoming 2018 New Trier Democrats’ Events

October 14, 2018: New Trier Democrats’ Annual Dinner at Maggiano’s in Skokie

December 13, 2018: New Trier Democrats’ Holiday Party at Wilmette Wine Cellar

 


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