News & Events


January 15, 2020
New Trier Democrats' Endorsement Meeting
for the 2020 Democratic Primary
Sunday, January 26th from 1:30pm to 5:00pm
Doors open at 1:00pm
Your Vote Determines Who We Endorse in the 2020 Primary

New Trier Democrats will be voting on candidates to endorse and support – as an organization – for the upcoming 2020 Democratic Primary. This meeting is your opportunity to have a say in local, state and national 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 the following contested races: U.S. President, Cook County State’s Attorney, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County, IL Supreme Court and IL Appellate Court If you would like to learn more about the candidates,  visit our website for a complete list of all candidates with links to their campaign websites .

To be eligible to vote in New Trier Dems’ Endorsement Meeting, you must be: (1) a 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 17, 2020 Primary.

Our program will begin promptly at 1:30pm. Please arrive early to ensure that you get through registration and are seated in a timely fashion. Registration will be faster and easier for people who have paid their membership dues in advance of the Endorsement Meeting. You will also be able to pay membership dues at the door, but it would help us greatly if you pay in advance. Thank you!
Dues also may be paid by mailing your check before Saturday, January 18 to New Trier Democrats at 800 Oak St., Suite 112, Winnetka, IL 60093 

Questions? newtrierdemocrats@gmail.com or 847-446-8030
Sunday, February 16, 2020: Committeeman Dean Maragos’ Thank You Pizza Party

When : Sunday, February 16, 2020 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
What : New Trier Democratic Committeeman Dean Maragos hosts his annual pizza party to say “thank you” to all those who helped New Trier Democrats this past year. It’s always a nice event and an excellent way to personally meet other North Shore Democrats and many of our local office holders. Please join us for free pizza and a fun afternoon!
Volunteers Needed for Our Endorsement Meeting

We need your help to make our Endorsement Meeting run smoothly:

Prepare Endorsement Meeting voting packets   on Thursday, January 23, 2020 beginning at 10am , New Trier Democrats' Office,  800 Oak Street, Suite 112, Winnetka . If you can't make it right at 10am, please drop in anytime after 10am to help. We'll be there until we finish.

Help at the Endorsement Meeting on Sunday, January 26, 2020 . The meeting begins at 1:30pm at  Winnetka Community House, 620 Lincoln Ave., Winnetka , but volunteers should arrive at 12:30pm. None of these jobs will interfere with your ability to participate in voting. Specifically, we need help with the following:

  • Set-up and work registration tables - check members in and hand them their voting packets
  • Collect ballots after each vote
  • Post-meeting clean up

If you'd like to volunteer, please RSVP to newtrierdemocrats@gmail.com and state your name, phone number, and the volunteer job(s) for which you are volunteering. Thank you!
Volunteering Opportunities
Inclusion in our "Volunteering Opportunities" List – whether it’s for a specific candidate or concerning a particular issue – does not mean that the New Trier Democrats have endorsed that candidate or adopted that position on an issue. 
Saturday, January 18, 2020: Write Postcards to Voters with Sister District Project New Trier

When : Saturday, January 18, 2020 from 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Where : The Bottle Shop, 1148 Central Ave., Wilmette
What : Grab your pens. Roll up your sleeves. It’s time to get to work. The Sister District Project New Trier team is excited to invite you to this postcard writing event in your area. Sister District is one of the ways you can engage in activism to make change. Give them a few hours of your time a week/month and they’ll make sure your effort has an impact! Questions/RSVPs: lkeipert@sbcglobal.net.
Sunday, January 26, 2020: Wisconsin Voter I.D. Canvass in Kenosha

When : Sunday, January 26, 2020 from 11:00am to 2:30pm (arrive in Kenosha by 11:00am for training; 11:30 head out to canvass; leave Kenosha around 2:30pm)
Where : Kenosha Democratic Party office, 5712 7th St, Kenosha
What : Join fellow north suburban Democrats as they canvass in Kenosha, Wisconsin to identify new potential Democratic voters and make sure they have proper identification to vote in 2020. All predictive lists concur that Wisconsin, with just 10 electoral votes, could easily be the state that determines the 2020 presidential winner. Our boots on the ground are needed to flip it! To register for this canvass, please contact Nancy Bruski at nancysbruski@gmail.com – When you do, PLEASE indicate your cellphone number as well as whether you need a ride or can offer one (and indicate where you live to help with coordinating carpools).
Tuesday, January 28, 2020: Write Postcards to Voters with Sister District Project New Trier

When : Tuesday, January 28, 2020 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Where : Tudor Wine Bar, 338 Tudor Court, Glencoe
What : Grab your pens. Roll up your sleeves. It’s time to get to work. The Sister District Project New Trier team is excited to invite you to this postcard writing event in your area. Sister District is one of the ways you can engage in activism to make change. Give them a few hours of your time a week/month and they’ll make sure your effort has an impact! Questions/RSVPs: lkeipert@sbcglobal.net.
Saturday, February 1, 2020: Write Postcards to Voters with Sister District Project New Trier

When : Saturday, February 1, 2020 from 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Where : The Bottle Shop, 1148 Central Ave., Wilmette
What: Grab your pens. Roll up your sleeves. It’s time to get to work. The Sister District Project New Trier team is excited to invite you to this postcard writing event in your area. Sister District is one of the ways you can engage in activism to make change. Give them a few hours of your time a week/month and they’ll make sure your effort has an impact! Questions/RSVPs: lkeipert@sbcglobal.net.
Other Events of Interest
Inclusion in our "Other Events of Interest" 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. 
Tonight, January 15, 2020: Event Supporting Kim Foxx, Cook County State’s Attorney

When : Wednesday, January 15, 2020 from 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Where : East Bank Club, 500 N. Kingsbury St., Chicago. Validated parking available.
What : An event in support of the reelection campaign of Cook County State’s Attorney, Kim Foxx. For more information or to RSVP,  register online  or contact Liz Houlihan or Lauren Cvengros at rsvp@kimfoxx.com or call 312-806-2743.
This Saturday, January 18, 2020: Women’s March Chicago

When : Saturday, January 18, 2020 starting at 11:00am
Where : Grant Park, Chicago
What : From the organizers: “With so much at stake, 2020 is going to be a BIG year, and together we must #MakeItCount! Come out and make your voices heard on the issues that matter to you most! Please bring your hand made signs – you’re all so creative!!! Women’s Rights. Racial Justice. LGBTQ+ Rights. Equal Pay. Health Care. Immigrant Rights. Women’s Reproductive Rights. Violence-Free Communities. Voting Rights. Impeachment. Mass Incarceration. Social Justice. Climate Change. Gun Violence Prevention. Disability Rights. Census 2020. Bring your friends, family members, voices and signs, as we march through the streets of downtown, and let the world know that Chicago is at the forefront of change!

Because of Chicago’s often blisteringly cold winter weather, the January March will see marchers on the move rather than following a traditional long-form rally format. WMC will work with the city to design a route from Grant Park to Federal Plaza that will feature entertainment, educational elements and other surprises as marchers wind their way through downtown streets. WMC and its partner organizations will also use the event as an opportunity to spread the word about the 2020 Census, which gets underway in the spring.” For more information, visit  their website  or  their Facebook event page .
This Sunday, January 19, 2020: Screening & Discussion of “Reversing Roe”

When : Sunday, January 19, 2020 from 1:30pm to 4:30pm
Where : Glenview Public Library, 1930 Glenview Road, Glenview
What : The film, a Netflix original documentary, lifts the lid on a decades-long political campaign to overturn Roe v. Wade. The screening and discussion is co-sponsored by the North/Northwest Suburban Illinois chapter of the National Organization for Women (NOW) and Men 4 Choice. It is not a library-sponsored event. Individuals with disabilities who require accommodations in order to participate should contact (312) 933-0655, or email nwsubilnow@gmail.com with questions.
Josina Morita
This Sunday, January 19, 2020: MWRD Commissioner Josina Morita’s Asian Lunar New Year Celebration

When : Sunday, January 19, 2020 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Where : Oakton Community Center, 4701 Oakton St., Skokie
What : Metropolitan Water Reclamation District (MWRD) Commissioner Josina Morita’s Second Annual Asian Lunar New Year Celebration to benefit the Niles Township Food Pantry. Diapers and wrapped toilet paper donations are welcome. For additional information or to RSVP,  register online  or contact Chakena Sims at 773-408-0232 or email JosinaLunarNY@gmail.com.
Kristine Schanbacher
Tuesday, January 21, 2020: Fundraiser for Kristine Schanbacher, Candidate for Congress in Illinois 7th District

When : Tuesday, January 21, 2020 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Where : Offshore Rooftop in Navy Pier, 1000 East Grand Ave, Chicago
What : A fundraiser event for Kristine Schanbacher, Candidate for Congress in Illinois 7th District. For more information or to RSVP,  visit their event page .
Tuesday, January 21, 2020: Town Hall Meeting With Our State Legislators

When : Tuesday, January 21, 2020 from 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Where : Northbrook Public Library, Hendrickson Room, 1201 Cedar Lane, Northbrook
What : A town hall meting with our state legislators: Sen. Julie Morrison; Sen. Laura Fine; Rep. Bob Morgan; Rep. Jonathan Carroll; Rep. Robyn Gabel; and Rep. Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz. Lawmakers will give a legislative update and answer questions about the upcoming legislative session. The event is free and open to the public. For more information or to register,  visit their event webpage .
Tuesday, January 21, 2020: Indivisible Evanston’s Monthly Meeting

When : Tuesday, January 21, 2020 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Where : Lorraine H. Morton Civic Center, Parasol Room, 4th Floor, 2100 Ridge Avenue, Evanston
What : Join Indivisible Evanston for their monthly meeting and find out how you can take action to resist the Trump agenda in 2020, as well as how we can help support progressive legislation and candidates for office. Indivisible Evanston is pleased to announce the following speakers: Congressman Sean Casten, IL-6, Keynote speaker to present a congressional update ; and Peter Gann, MD, ScD, Steering Committee Member, Illinois Physicians for a National Health Program – Improved Medicare for All: a Doctor’s Perspective in This Critical Election Year. For more information or to RSVP,  visit their Facebook event page . If you have questions, please email indivisibleevanston@gmail.com.
Michael Cabonargi
Wednesday, January 22, 2020: Fundraiser for Michael Cabonargi, Candidate for Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County

When : Wednesday, January 22, 2020 from 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Where : The home of Mary Kenney and David Manilow, 540 W. Webster, Chicago
What : A fundraiser in support of Michael Cabonargi, Candidate for Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County, with Special Guest Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky.  RSVP online . For additional information, contact Eric at eric@blueprintcampaignconsulting.com.
Thursday, January 23, 2020: A Lunch in Support of Marie Newman with Jan Schakowsky

When : Thursday, January 23, 2020 at 12:00noon
Where Miner, Barnhill & Galland, P.C. 325 N LaSalle Dr, #350 Chicago
What : A lunch in support of Marie Newman, candidate for Congress for Illinois’ 3rd District, with Rep. Jan Schakowsky and JStreet PAC. Host Committee includes Daniel Biss.  RSVP online . Contact Mary-Margaret at mary-margaret@marienewmanforcongress.com with any questions .
Friday, January 24, 2020: Reception for Michael Cabonargi With Sen. Dick Durbin

When : Friday, January 24, 2020 from 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Where : Benesch Friedlander Coplan & Aronoff LLP, 71 S. Wacker, Suite 1600, Chicago
What : A fundraiser for Michael Cabonargi, candidate for Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County with special guest, U.S. Senator Dick Durbin. To RSVP,  register online . For additional information, email eric@blueprintcampaignconsulting.com.
Saturday, January 25, 2020: Vote for President at Tenth Dems’ Convention

When : Saturday, January 25, 2020 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Where : Stevenson High School, 1 Stevenson Drive, Lincolnshire
What : Are you excited to elect a new President in November? Tenth Dems will be holding a convention at Stevenson High School. They will have a straw poll and an Iowa style caucus. Presidential campaigns will be represented. Come out for your favorite Democratic candidate, and feel free to wear your favorite candidate’s gear (t-shirts, buttons, hats, etc.). Everyone welcome. Tenth Dems members and current Stevenson High School students are eligible to vote. Space may be limited so sign up now.  Click here to RSVP for the Tenth Dems Convention
Sunday, January 26, 2020: Tenth Dems Field Trip – Capitol Steps’ “The Lyin’ Kings”

When : Sunday, January 26, 2020 at 2:00pm
Where : North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie
What : Join Tenth Dems for 1) an afternoon of laughs with the Capitol Steps followed by a dinner at Jameson’s Charhouse next door at 9525 Skokie Blvd., Skokie, and/or 2) come to just the show at 2:00 pm, or 3) just dinner at 5:00 pm.  Click here to RSVP.  Tickets for The Capitol Steps are $55 per person, which is $4.05 less than you what you’d pay to purchase your tickets online. And dinner is $30 per person, including tax and tip.
Sunday, January 26, 2020: Have Dinner With Tenth Dems After Our Endorsement Meeting

When : Sunday, January 26, 2020 at 5:00pm
Where : Jameson’s Charhouse, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie
What : After our endorsement session on Sunday afternoon, January 26, we’ll have a fun opportunity to unwind a bit. Tenth Dems is hosting a dinner — not a fundraiser, just a nice meal — at Jameson’s Charhouse,  9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie , which is very close to our office. It’s a chance to relax and chat with fellow Democrats, and to get some food after what could be a long meeting. Dinner is at 5:00 PM, and it’s $30 per person, including tax and tip (Tenth Dems’ cost).  Click here  to get your tickets.
Tuesday, January 28, 2020: Birthday Party Fundraiser for Michael Cabonargi, Candidate for Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County

When : Tuesday, January 28, 2020 from 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Where : Old Crow Smokehouse, 3506 N. Clark, Chicago
What : A birthday party fundraiser in support of Michael Cabonargi, Candidate for Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County.  RSVP online . For additional information, contact Eric at eric@blueprintcampaignconsulting.com.
Thursday, January 30, 2020: Illinois Fiscal Crises – Current Facts and the Way Forward

When : Thursday, January 30, 2020 at 12:00 noon. Doors open at 11:45; lunch at 12:00 noon; presentation at 12:30pm
Where : Roosevelt University, Ida B. Wells Lounge, 430 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago
What : The Adlai Stevenson Center on Democracy and Roosevelt University sponsor a presentation by Ralph Martire, Arthur Rubloff Endowed Professor of Public Policy at the University. To RSVP,  register online .
Monday, February 3, 2020: Rep. Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz’s Constituent Service Hours

When : Monday, February 3, 2020 from 4:00pm to 6:00 pm
Where : Skokie Public Library, 5215 Oakton St, Skokie
What : State Rep. Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz will hold community office hours to assist you with your State government questions. They encourage you to stop by and bring your questions. Should you need assistance from her office, you may also contact them at 847-486-8810 or email them at info@gonggershowitz.com. Her staff is also available at their Glenview office during weekday business hours to help with constituent services.
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