News & Events

December 18, 2019
It's time to renew your 
New Trier Democrats membership 
or become a member in 2020!

Your membership keeps the New Trier Democrats running and supports our ongoing grassroots efforts. All of the funds we collect are used only for political races and events supporting our candidates and causes we believe are important to our community. 
We ask that our members renew their dues at the start of each calendar year rather than based on random 12 month periods. No more "rolling dues." We are doing this to make it easier for our members to remember when to update their membership. 

Membership dues are $50/year, but we have special discounted rates for seniors, under 35 and couples.

If you'd rather send a check, make it payable to:

Attn: Membership
800 Oak St., Suite 112
Winnetka, IL 60093

Thank You for your support!
A Special Message From Our Committeeman
Exactly 57 years ago, the United States was involved in the greatest crisis in history – The Cuban Missile Crisis. At stake was not only the cause of freedom in the world, but also annihilation of the human race. The Russian Premier Khruschev wanted to destabilize NATO, the balance of power in the western hemisphere and American foreign policy and influence by placing medium range nuclear missiles on the island of Cuba. President Kennedy knowing the Russian premier’s objectives knew he had to directly confront the Premier to preserve the nation and world.

The entire U.S. military, wanting to make up for the Bay of Pigs debacle, proposed to invade Cuba, oust Castro and remove the missiles. President Kennedy, knowing the strong possibility of nuclear war if there was an invasion of Cuba, courageously defied the military’s immense pressure for an invasion. On October 22, 1962, President Kennedy gave his famous address on the crisis warning the Russians of the American resolve to have them remove the missiles from Cuba or face the dire consequences.

The President chose a blockade of the island and not an invasion. The President eliminated Khruschev’s nuclear threat by having the missiles removed from Cuba and thus avoiding worldwide annihilation. The Russians were defeated by a courageous President whose loyalty was to the nation and having no other motive. It was America’s finest hour.

Today we are engaged in another crisis of great magnitude with the Russians. President Putin again wants to destabilize NATO, the balance of power in the world and American foreign policy and influence in the world. However now we have a President who is the agent for the Russian government and not against the Russians as is his sworn oath to the nation.

When asked about proven intelligence reports that Putin interfered with the 2016 American election, Trump sided with Putin and accepted Putin’s simple denial. When the Russian ally – President Erdogan of Turkey – informed Trump that Russia and Erdogan wanted Trump to remove American troops from Syria to allow the Turks to eliminate our allies the Kurds, Trump gladly accommodated Putin and Erdogan and immediately removed the American troops that were the only protection for our allies the Kurds. Trump’s betrayal not only completely changed the balance of power in that region but sent a profound warning to all of America’s allies that at a moment’s notice Trump would betray them the same way he betrayed the Kurds to assist America’s enemies.

Trump’s betrayal however united the members of Congress in a rare display of political courage not seen in Washington for a very long time. In a truly monumental act, Republican and Democratic members of Congress recently united against Trump and voted 354 to 60 to condemn Trump’s betrayal of our Kurdish and other regional allies and destabilization of the balance of power in the region. Trump’s betrayal in the opinion of a bipartisan Congress was clearly against American interests and a violation of his oath of office to protect the nation.

Putin is now the most powerful man in the region and he has been invited to meet with all the major powers in the region who realize that Putin is now calling the shots on American military and economic power – NOT Trump!

As in October, 1962, it is again time for courageous political figures in our nation to defend our nation’s interests both internal and abroad. Let us now answer the clarion call to stop Trump and Putin by every legal means available to us. This crisis again threatens our freedom and safety.

Trump must be removed from office either by impeachment and conviction or voted out of office in 2020. We cannot and will not tolerate this despicable character to again betray our nation any longer. As Leo Amery, a British Member of Parliament spoke in the May, 1940 session against the Prime Minister of England Neville Chamberlain, as appeaser of Hitler, “You have sat too long here for any good you have been doing. Depart, I say, and let us have done with you. In the name of God, go!” Chamberlain resigned within days of Amery’s admonition. Hopefully Trump will follow Chamberlain’s lead.

Dean T. Maragos
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 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. 
Tonight, 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).
Tonight, December 18, 2019: Democrats of Northfield Township Pizza and Trivia Party

When : Wednesday, December 18, 2019 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Where : Middy Mags Pizzeria, 1127 Depot St., Glenview
What:  Democrats of Northfield Township hold an evening of holiday fun, including pizza, salad, soda, and a Brain Bash Trivia Contest. To RSVP,  register online .
Tomorrow Night, 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 .
Friday, January 3, 2020: Students Pete Up Evanston

When : Friday, January 3, 2020 from 10:00am to 11:00am
Where : Curt’s Café, 2922 Central St, Evanston
What : Pete For America is hosting a Pete Up for students under the age of 18 who are interested in Mayor Pete but are not able to vote yet! They will talk about ways to get involved with the campaign as a nonvoter, and also have some fun trivia! This is a great way to learn about Pete and his campaign while meeting like minded supporters!  Visit their event page for more information or to RSVP.
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.
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 with questions.
Josina Morita
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
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