News & Events

December 11, 2019
A Special Message From Our President
I want to first of all wish all our members a happy holiday season. As we end this year and enter 2020, we will be embarking upon a very critical period for our country. We will be looking as Democrats for candidates in the Primary to fill State, County, Congressional and Senatorial seats as well as Judgeships.

But most critically we will be looking to nominate a candidate for President who can defeat Donald Trump. That will not be decided for sometime and many of us are supporting different candidates at this time.

There are buttons being circulated by the Tenth Dems which say "Democrat for President 2020." I am hoping that when we head to the ballot box in November 2020, we remember that we vote for whichever Democratic candidate wins our party's nomination.

As members of the New Trier Democrats who live in New Trier Township, you will be able to cast your ballot for the candidate you want our organization to endorse in the March 17, 2020 Democratic Primary. Our endorsement gives candidates support for their campaigns, use of our office and the use of our name in their literature.

We hope that you will attend our Endorsement Meeting on Sunday, January 26th. The information for this event is listed below, as well as on our website and Facebook. I hope that you will consider renewing your membership or becoming a member and attending this important event. I look forward to seeing you there.

Judy Mandel
President, New Trier Democrats
A Holiday Party With New Trier Democrats

Tomorrow Night, 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!
New Trier Democrats' Endorsement Meeting
Sunday, January 26th from 1:30pm to 5:00pm
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

To be eligible to vote in New Trier Dems’ Endorsement Meeting, you must be: (1) a current 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.
Dues also may be paid by mailing your check to New Trier Democrats at 800 Oak St., Suite 112, Winnetka, IL 60093 

Questions? or 847-446-8030
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
Tomorrow Night, December 12, 2019: Reception for Michael Cabonargi

When : Thursday, December 12, 2019 from 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Where : Clarity Partners, 20 N. Clark St. Suite 3600, Chicago
What : A reception for Michael Cabonargi, candidate for Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County. Make a contribution online here . RSVP to 773.562.9595 or
This 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 .
This Sunday, December 15, 2019: Brad Schneider End of the Year Get-Together

When : Sunday, December 15, 2019 from 2:30pm to 4:00pm
Where : Max and Benny’s – Ariella’s Event Space, 461 Waukegan Rd., Northbrook
What:  End of the year get-together in support of Congressman Brad Schneider. For additional information or to RSVP,  register online  or email Emanuela Frankel at or call 312-213-3588.
This Sunday, December 15, 2019: Latkes & Vodkas With Congressman Schneider

When : Sunday, December 15, 2019 from 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Where : Hosted by Erica and Rob Regunberg. Address provided upon RSVP.
What : Annual Latkes & Vodkas event in support of Congressman Brad Schneider. For additional information or to RSVP,  register online  or call Emanuela Frankel at 312-213-3588 or email
Monday, December 16, 2019: IL Treasurer Michael Frerichs Reception

When : Monday, December 16, 2019 from 5:30 pm to 7:00pm
Where : Hubbard Inn, 2nd Floor, 110 W. Hubbard St., Chicago
What : Reception in support of Illinois State Treasurer Mike Frerichs. For additional information or to RSVP,  register online  or contact Sam Szpunar at
Tuesday, December 17, 2019: Holiday Happy Hour for Jacob Meister

When : Tuesday, December 17, 2019 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Where : City Winery, 1200 West Randolph St., Chicago
What : Holiday Happy Hour in support of Jacob Meister, Democratic candidate for Clerk of the Circuit Court. For questions or to RSVP, call Elizabeth at 773-876-7472 or email
Josina Morita
Tuesday, December 17, 2019: Josina Morita Midterm Skokie Fundraiser

When : Tuesday, December 17, 2019 from 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Where : Ignite Gaming Lounge, 8125 Skokie Blvd., Skokie
What : Midterm Skokie Fundraiser for Josina Morita, Commissioner, Metropolitan Water Reclamation District. For additional information or to RSVP, visit the  Facebook page .
Wednesday, December 18, 2019: Tenth Dems Annual Awards Dinner

When : Wednesday, December 18, 2019 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Where : Hyatt Regency Deerfield, 1750 Lake Cook Rd., Deerfield
What : The Tenth Congressional District Democrats (Tenth Dems) holds its Annual Awards Dinner. Keynote Speaker will be Renato Mariotti, CNN Legal Analyst, POLITICO Magazine Legal Affairs Columnist, former federal prosecutor, and host of “On Topic” podcast. At the Tenth Dems Annual Awards Dinner, the group will honor Lake County Board Chair Sandy Hart with the Mikva Leadership Award, Jeanine Chyna with the Founders Award, and Thomas Recht with the Rosenblit Volunteer Award. For additional information or to RSVP,  register online,  email or call 847-266-VOTE (8683).
Thursday, December 19, 2019: Elizabeth Warren Debate Watch Party

When : Thursday, December 19, 2019 from 7:00pm to 10:00pm
Where : Pizano’s, 1808 N. Waukegan Rd., Glenview
What : Debate watch party with supporters of Senator Elizabeth Warren, candidate for President of the United States. Food and drinks can be ordered individually. For additional information or to RSVP,  register online .
Wednesday, January 8, 2020: Deputy Voter Registrar Training With Tenth Dems

When:  Wednesday, January 8, 2020 from 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Where : Northbrook Public Library, Civic Room, 1201 Cedar Lane, Northbrook
What :  A training for Deputy Voter Registrars.  Participants must be Cook County residents at least 18 years of age and registered to vote in the County.   Deputy Registrars must be trained in the county in which they live, but once trained they can register new voters anywhere in the state of Illinois. 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. Late sign-ups may or may not be added to the class. For additional information or to RSVP,   register online , email, or call 847-266-VOTE (8683).
Saturday, January 11, 2020: Wisconsin Voter I.D. Canvass in Kenosha

When : Saturday, January 11, 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  – When you do, PLEASE indicate your cellphone number as well as whether you need a ride or can offer one.
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