News & Events

November 13, 2019
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This Saturday, November 16, 2019: Join New Trier Democrats To Help Verify Petition Signatures for Rep. Sean Casten

When : Saturday, November 16, 2019 from 12:00pm to 3:00 or 4:00pm
Where : We will meet at New Trier Democrats' office, 800 Oak Street, Suite 112, Winnetka at noon to carpool to Rep. Sean Casten's office in Downers Grove.
What : New Trier Democrats are heading to Downers Grove to help Rep. Sean Casten verify petition signatures to get on the 2020 ballot in Illinois 6th Congressional District. Training will be provided. We will meet at New Trier Democrats' office at noon and head to Rep. Casten's office - 908 Curtiss Street, Downers Grove . We plan on returning to our office by 3:00 or 4:00pm. Please RSVP to our Facebook events page .
Lauren Underwood
This Saturday & Sunday, November 16 & 17, 2019: Weekend of Action With Team Underwood

When : Saturday & Sunday, November 16 & 17, 2019 from 11:00am to 3:00pm each day
Where : Oswego & St. Charles – Sign up for more details on location
What : THIS IS IT! Team Rep. Lauren Underwood’s last weekend to canvass for Dem’s and get as many signatures and candidates on the ballot as possible. Will you be a part of putting more Dem’s than ever on the ballot in 2020?! Join us!

A Holiday Party With New Trier Democrats
Thursday, December 12th from 6:00pm to 8:00pm

New Trier Democrats will provide the hors d'oeuvres, and drinks will be available for purchase. This event is not a fundraiser. It's just an opportunity to have fun and meet other area Democrats.

We will be collecting non-perishable canned and packaged food, useful paper goods, and toiletry items to donate to the New Trier Township Food Pantry.  A complete list of priority pantry items is here . Anything you can donate is greatly appreciated - let's help fill their shelves!
A Special Message From Our Friends at the North Suburban Legal Aid Clinic 

In 2013, Highland Park Mayor Nancy Rotering created the Human Services Task Force, a group of over 250 volunteers ranging in age from 17-85. They assessed needs and inventoried local services available. A comprehensive human services plan was created and immediate outcomes led to creatively addressing various service issues, including access to affordable legal services, particularly for senior and immigrant populations. 

Founded as the Highland Park-Highwood Legal Aid Clinic by Mayor Nancy Rotering on May 1, 2015, the Clinic would serve as a community legal aid clinic serving residents of Highland Park and Highwood. Since the day the Clinic opened, it serves those in need of free legal services in the areas of immigration, domestic violence, and housing. 

An uptick in requests for assistance necessitated immediate growth in geographic locations served, staff, volunteers, and space. In 2018, the Clinic relocated. Today, the Clinic continues to strategically meet the ever-changing needs of individuals and the greater community with expanded capacity, services offered, and geographic locations served – including the New Trier area. 

The name was changed to the North Suburban Legal Aid Clinic to better reflect the overall purpose of the organization. The Clinic continues to expand partnerships as well as provide educational opportunities. Services continue to be easily accessed and are provided by diverse and professional staff and volunteers who successfully advocate for legal solutions. 

Having professional legal counsel to help navigate legal proceedings and policies can make a critical difference. Justice should be determined by more than one’s ability to pay or their socioeconomic status. Thanks to contributions from individuals, corporations, foundations, organizations, and law firms, the Clinic is able to help those in need of free legal services and expand to meet the needs of even more individuals and families. 

There are always opportunities to volunteer and support the Clinic (even if you are not a lawyer). Please visit , follow the Clinic on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, or contact the Clinic directly at or 847 737 4042.
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. 
Michael Cabonargi
Monday, November 18, 2019: How To Appeal Your Property Tax Assessment

When : Monday, November 18, 2019 at 6:30pm
Where : Glenview Public Library, 1930 Glenview Rd., Glenview
What : Cook County Board of Review Tax Appeal Workshop hosted by Commissioners Mike Cabonargi and Scott Britton with other elected officials. Attendees can appeal their 2019 Cook County property tax assessments. Forms will be available for attendees to fill out and turn in. That’s all that’s needed to file an appeal. Free and open to the public. For additional information, visit their  Facebook event page .
Wednesday, November 20, 2019: Reception for Dr. Woody Myers, Candidate for Indiana Governor

When : Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at 6:00pm
Where : Chicago (address provided upon RSVP)
What : Chicago reception in honor of  Dr. Woody Myers , Democratic candidate for Indiana Governor. For more information or to RSVP, contact Roz Skozen at or 312.237.0436.
Wednesday, November 20, 2019: Indivisible Evanston’s Debate Watch Party

When : Wednesday, November 20, 2019 from 7:30pm to 11:00pm
Where : Prairie Moon, 1635 Chicago Ave, Evanston
What : Join Indivisible Evanston to watch the Democratic Presidential Primary Debates at Prairie Moon in Evanston. The next (fifth) round of debates will be hosted by MSNBC and the Washington Post and will be held in Atlanta on November 20, 2019. Attendees buy their own food and drinks.
Bob Morgan
Friday, November 22, 2019: We Will Legislative Coffee Date With Rep. Bob Morgan

When : Friday, November 22, 2019 from 10:00am to 11:30am
Where : Hansa Coffee, 600 Walnut Ave, Lake Bluff
What : Join We Will for a Legislative Coffee Date Event with Representative Bob Morgan of the 58th District. Food, coffee, networking, comfy legislative chats, kids welcome.  Register here, and RSVP kid count too .
Robyn Gabel
Monday, November 25, 2019: We Will Legislative Coffee Date With Rep. Robyn Gabel

When : Monday, November 25, 2019 from 1:00 pm to 2:30pm
Where : Ayla’s Originals, 1511 Sherman Ave, Evanston
What : Join We Will for a Legislative Coffee Date Event with Representative Robyn Gabel of the 18th District. Food, coffee, networking, comfy legislative chats, kids welcome.  Register here, and RSVP kid count too .
Sunday, December 1, 2019: Impeachment 101 With Democratic Party of Evanston

When : Sunday, December 1, 2019 at 11:00am to 1:00pm
Where : Maggiano’s Little Italy, 4999 Old Orchard Shopping Center, Skokie
What : Join the Democratic Party of Evanston at Maggiano’s Old Orchard to hear Northwestern University constitutional law professor Andrew Koppelman break down the now official impeachment proceedings. Democratic Party leaders are aiming to conclude public fact-finding hearings in the Intelligence Committee around Thanksgiving. The Judiciary Committee would then have several weeks to draft and debate articles of impeachment before a possible House vote on impeachment by Christmas. For more information or to register,  visit DPOE’s facebook event page .
Tuesday, December 3, 2019: Indivisible Evanston’s Holiday Potluck Celebration

When : Tuesday, December 3, 2019 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Where : Lorraine H. Morton Civic Center, 2100 Ridge Ave, Evanston
What : Join Indivisible Evanston for its third annual holiday celebration and last monthly meeting of 2019. They will come together to celebrate their accomplishments for the year, recognize all the hard work and dedication of Indivisible Evanston volunteers, and also talk about what’s next. Let’s celebrate everything Indivisible Evanston accomplished in 2019 and get excited about repeating our 2018 Blue Wave victories in 2020!  Please sign up online for their potluck to bring a dish or paper goods to share with their community . If you have questions, please email
Friday, December 6, 2019: J Street Annual Luncheon

When : Friday, December 6, 2019 from 12:00noon to 2:00pm
Where : Venue Six10, 610 South Michigan Ave., Chicago
What : J Street Chicago holds its annual luncheon, this year honoring Richard Goldwasser, Chair of J Street’s Chicago chapter. Keynote speaker will be David Axelrod, chief strategist and senior advisor to President Barack Obama. For additional information or to RSVP,  register online  or for questions, please contact Sam Berkman at
Saturday, December 7, 2019: Wisconsin Voter I.D. Canvass in Kenosha

When : Saturday, December 7, 2019 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  – When you do, PLEASE indicate your cellphone number as well as whether you need a ride or can offer one.
Saturday, December 14, 2019: Schneider For Congress Holiday Party

When : Saturday, December 14, 2019 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Where : Fuller Center Lake County, 141 S. Genesee St., Waukegan
What : Schneider for Congress 2019 Holiday Party. Free admission. For additional information or to RSVP,  register online .
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