News & Events


February 26, 2020
Early Voting for the Illinois Democratic Primary begins Monday, March 2nd

Election Day is Tuesday, March 17th

For information about voter registration, early voting locations and hours, a sample ballot and New Trier Democrats' Endorsements, please see our 2020 Voter Guide. And then VOTE!
Clarification on Committeeman Maragos'
Recent Endorsement Letter and Email

Last week, New Trier Democrats mailed and emailed a letter from our Committeeman, Dean Maragos, to our members and recipients of our Newsletter. Although this letter appeared on New Trier Democrats' letterhead, we would like to clarify that this letter contains Committeeman Maragos' personal endorsements for the upcoming Democratic Primary.

New Trier Democrats – as an organization – did not make endorsements for Metropolitan Water Reclamation District Commissioner, Board of Review Commissioner or Circuit Court Judges. The candidates selected by Committeeman Maragos in those races are solely the choices of Committeeman Maragos.

New Trier Democrats, as an organization, voted on endorsements on January 26. The results of that Endorsement Meeting are available on our website and in our 2020 Voter Guide .

We apologize for any confusion this letter may have caused regarding which candidates the New Trier Democrats officially endorsed in the 2020 Primary.
New Trier Democrats'
Canvassing Road Trip
to Wisconsin
Sunday, March 8th
Noon to 5:30pm
New Trier Democrats will canvassing in Racine, Wisconsin with the Wisconsin Dems, knocking on doors of residents asking about their plan to vote in the Presidential primary, State Supreme Court & local elections on April 7th & emphasizing the need to vote for ALL races on the ballot.

We will meet at New Trier Democrats’ office, 800 Oak Street, Suite 112, Winnetka and leave at 12:00noon sharp. We plan on returning to Winnetka around 5:30pm.

For more information or to RSVP, please email newtrierdemocrats@gmail.com or  visit our Facebook event page . Please indicate if you need to carpool with others or are willing to drive others. Thanks!
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. 
Tonight, February 26, 2020: Winnetka Canvass for Mike Bloomberg

When : Wednesday, February 26, 2020 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Where : Meet at Starbucks, 566 Chestnut St., Winnetka
What : Door-to-door canvass in support of Mike Bloomberg.  RSVP online .
Tomorrow Night, February 27, 2020: Mike Bloomberg Phone Bank in Northbrook

When : Thursday, February 27, 2020 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Where : Northfield Township Democrats office, 3710 Commercial Ave., Northbrook
What : A phone bank supporting Mike Bloomberg. Please bring a laptop computer or tablet. Light refreshments will be provided.  RSVP online .
This Friday, February 28, 2020: Postcards to Help Win Back WI with Indivisible Evanston

When : Friday, February 28, 2020 from 9:30am to 12:00pm
Where : 1731 Jenks, Evanston
What : Indivisible Evanston is hosting Postcard writing and phone banks to Wisconsin voters on Mondays. Postcarders: Bring postcard stamps. Indivisible Evanston is helping  Postcards 2 WI  write 600K cards to GOTV in WI on 4/7. For more information or to sign-up,  visit their event page .
This Saturday, February 29, 2020: Write Postcards to Voters with Sister District Project New Trier

When : Saturday, February 29, 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! Please bring $5-$10 for their postcard/stamp bank. For more information or to sign-up, contact lkeipert@sbcglobal.net .
This Sunday, March 1, 2020: Wisconsin Voter I.D. Canvass in Kenosha

When : Sunday, March 1, 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! For more information or to sign-up, 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).
Monday, March 2, 2020:  Wisconsin Supreme Court Phone Bank With DPOE and Indivisible Evanston

When : Monday, March 2, 2020 from 5:30pm to 8:00pm
Where :  Democratic Party of Evanston, 1806 Church Street, Evanston
What : Phone banking because an election will be held on April 7 at the end of the term of Wisconsin Supreme Court justice Daniel Kelly, appointed in 2016 by Scott Walker. This is a seat the Wisconsin Democrats need to win, and will be an important test of their statewide mobilization in the lead up to the November 2020 election. Bring a charged cell phone and a laptop. For more information or to sign-up, contact  DPOE@Evanstondems.com .
Monday, March 2, 2020: Postcards to Help Win Back WI with Indivisible Evanston

When : Monday, March 2, 2020 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Where : Grace Lutheran Church, 1430 South Blvd., Evanston
What : Indivisible Evanston is hosting Postcard writing and phone banks to Wisconsin voters on Mondays. Postcarders: Bring postcard stamps. Indivisible Evanston is helping  Postcards 2 WI  write 600K cards to GOTV in WI on 4/7. For more information or to sign-up,  visit their event page .
Monday, March 2, 2020: Write Letters to Help Win Back WI

When : Monday, March 2, 2020 from 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Where : Northbrook Public Library, Pollak Room A, 1201 Cedar Lane, Northbrook
What : CCAN will be working on a new Vote Forward campaign targeting Wisconsin voters who do not vote regularly, but when they do, they lean Democratic. Please bring 20 55cent postage stamps for the letters. Also, donations of $5 are greatly appreciated to help defray expenses for supplies.  For more information or to sign-up, contact  joni.reed@comcast.net .
Saturday & Sunday, March 7 & 8, 2020: Pass Out Literature for Mike Cabonargi, Candidate for Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook Co.

When : Saturday & Sunday, March 7 & 8, 2020
Where : Locations to be determined later
What : Pass out literature at early voting locations for Mike Cabonargi, New Trier Democrats’ Endorsed Candidate for Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to email info@cabonargi.com RSVP online  to receive more details regarding times and locations.
Sunday, March 8, 2020: Write Postcards to Voters with Sister District Project New Trier

When : Sunday, March 8, 2020 from 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Where: Wilmette address provided upon RSVP
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! Please bring $5-$10 for their postcard/stamp bank. For more information or to sign up, contact lkeipert@sbcglobal.net .
Monday, March 9, 2020: Wisconsin Supreme Court Phone Bank With DPOE and Indivisible Evanston

When : Monday, March 9, 2020 from 5:30pm to 8:00pm
Where : Democratic Party of Evanston, 1806 Church Street, Evanston
What : Phone banking because an election will be held on April 7 at the end of the term of Wisconsin Supreme Court justice Daniel Kelly, appointed in 2016 by Scott Walker. This is a seat the Wisconsin Democrats need to win, and will be an important test of their statewide mobilization in the lead up to the November 2020 election. Bring a charged cell phone and a laptop. For more information or to sign up, contact  DPOE@Evanstondems.com .
Monday, March 9, 2020: Postcards to Help Win Back WI with Indivisible Evanston

When : Monday, March 9, 2020 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Where : Grace Lutheran Church, 1430 South Blvd., Evanston
What : Indivisible Evanston is hosting Postcard writing and phone banks to Wisconsin voters on Mondays. Postcarders: Bring postcard stamps. Indivisible Evanston is helping  Postcards 2 WI  write 500K cards to GOTV in WI on 4/7. For more information or to sign-up,  visit their event page .
Thursday, March 12, 2020: Joe Biden Phone Bank in Highland Park

When : Thursday, March 12, 2020 from 3:00pm to 7:00pm
Where : Highland Park Democratic Headquarters — Moraine Township Democrats, 474 Central Ave., Highland Park, 2nd floor, Suite 201. Plenty of free parking in the lot a half-block to the east of the office.
What : A phone bank supporting Joe Biden’s candidacy for president. No experience is necessary. You will need to bring your phone and/or laptop.  RSVP Online .
Saturday, March 14, 2020: Write Postcards to Help Win Back WI

When : Saturday, March 14, 2020 from 11:00am to 3:00pm
Where : 1050 Huckleberry Lane, Glenview. Home of Dia Morgan.
What : Drop by anytime. Even if you only have an hour, drop by. You’ll meet great people and make a difference. We are asking for a donation of $5 to pay for stamps as Postcards 2 WI is providing the postcards. Sponsored by Indivisible Glenview. For more information or to sign-up,  visit their event page .
Saturday, March 14, 2020: Write Postcards to Voters with Sister District Project New Trier

When : Friday, March 14, 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! Please bring $5-$10 for their postcard/stamp bank. For more information or to sign-up, contact  lkeipert@sbcglobal.net .
Saturday & Sunday, March 14 & 15, 2020: Pass Out Literature for Mike Cabonargi, Candidate for Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook Co.

When : Saturday & Sunday, March 14 & 15, 2020
Where : Locations to be determined later
What : Pass out literature at early voting locations for Mike Cabonargi, New Trier Democrats’ Endorsed Candidate for Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to email  info@cabonargi.com RSVP online  to receive more details regarding times and locations.
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, February 26, 2020: Reception for Justice Margaret Stanton McBride

When : Wednesday, February 26, 2020 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Where : The Curragh, 6705 N. Northwest Hwy., Chicago
What : A North Side reception supporting Justice Margaret Stanton McBride for Illinois Supreme Court.  RSVP online .
Tonight, February 26, 2020: Comedy Night to Benefit Pete Buttigieg

When : Wednesday, February 26, 2020 from 7:00pm to 9:30pm
Where : The Wooden Nickel, 444 Lakeview Ave., Highwood
What : A Comedy Night benefit with three comedians to raise money for Pete Buttigieg. For questions, contact Susan Diamond at 847-945-2850.
Tomorrow Night, February 27, 2020: Fundraiser in Support of Marie Newman, Candidate for Congress (IL-3)

When : Thursday, February 27, 2020 from 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Where : East Bank Club, 500 North Kingsbury, Chicago
What : A fundraiser in support of Marie Newman, candidate for Congress in Illinois’ 3rd Congressional District. Contact Mary-Margaret at mary-margaret@marienewmanforcongress.com with any questions.  RSVP online .
Cam Davis
Tomorrow Night, February 27, 2020: Wilmette Fundraiser for MWRD Commissioner Cam Davis

When : Thursday, February 27, 2020 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Where : The home of Merrilee and Rick Redmond (Wilmette address provided upon RSVP)
What : A fundraiser in support of the re-election of MWRD Commissioner Cam Davis. RSVP to Bridget Dooley at 630-640-7933 or bridgetdooley@mac.com .
Tomorrow Night, February 27, 2020: Illinois Supreme Court Justice Forum

When : Thursday, February 27, 2020 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Where : Grace Lutheran Church, 1430 South Boulevard, Evanston
What : Elections Matter. We have the IL Supreme Court Justice Election on our ballot this primary. Join Evanston Live TV, WE WILL, A Work of Faith Ministries INC, NAACP, Evanston Chamber of Commerce, She Votes IL, DPOE, Amiwala Foundation, DePaul College Dems, Evanston Indivisible, and IDW for an educational event forum that will include hand picked questions from all the organizations, open Q+A and snacks sponsored by Jennifer’s Edibles. For more information or to register,  visit their event webpage .
This Saturday, February 29, 2020: Wilmette Coffee Meet & Greet for Margaret Stanton McBride, Candidate for IL Supreme Court

When : Saturday, February 29, 2020 from 9:00am to 11:00am
Where : Michigan Shores Club, 911 Michigan Ave., Wilmette
What : A Coffee Meet & Greet event for Margaret Stanton McBride, candidate for Illinois Supreme Court. RSVP merrileecredmond@yahoo.com or just come!
This Sunday, March 1, 2020: Guns in Our Community? Why You Should Care

When : Sunday, March 1, 2020 at 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Where : Temple Jeremiah, 937 Happ Road, Northfield
What : Thirty years after one the nation’s first school shooters opened fire in Hubbard Woods, the subject of guns remains a topic of importance for our community and for our nation. Please join them for a thought provoking interchange as they gather an esteemed and diverse panel of experts representing different viewpoints to inform and educate us. For more information or to register,  visit their event webpage .
Monday, March 2, 2020: ILDCCA Chicago Reception and Party Builder Awards

When : Monday, March 2, 2020 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Where : Hubbard Inn, 110 W. Hubbard St., Chicago
What : The Illinois Democratic County Chairs’ Association (IDCCA) holds its 5th Annual Chicago Reception and Party Builder Awards.  RSVP online , contact Dan Kovats at  dan@ildcca.org  or call 217-753-3380.
Michael Cabonargi
Tuesday, March 3, 2020: Reception for Michael Cabonargi, Candidate for Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook Co.

When : Tuesday, March 3, 2020 from 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Where:  Kirkwood, 2934 North Sheffield, Chicago
What : A fundraiser for Michael Cabonargi, the New Trier Democrats’ officially endorsed Candidate for Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County . For questions, email eric@blueprintcampaignconsulting.com or call 773-562-9559.  RSVP online .
Tuesday, March 3, 2020: Wilmette Reception in Support of Denyse Wang Stoneback, Candidate for State Rep., 16th District

When : Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at 7:00pm
Where : The home of Jeff & Cheryl Axelrod, 631 Central Ave., Wilmette
What : A reception in support of Denyse Wang Stoneback, candidate for State Representative, 16th District.  RSVP online . Learn more at  www.denyseforstaterep.com .
Thursday, March 5, 2020: State Rep. Gabel’s Chief of Staff Available for Assistance

When : Thursday, March 5, 2020 from 10:30am to 12:00noon
Where : New Trier Township Hall, 739 Elm St., Winnetka
What : Rep. Robyn Gabel’s Chief of Staff, Karen McCormick, will be available to answer questions about State of Illinois services. Township residents and neighbors are encouraged to drop by during the scheduled office hours.
Thursday, March 5, 2020: At The Table With Sun-Times Columnists Laura Washington and Lynn Sweet

When : Thursday, March 5, 2020; Cocktails: 6:00pm to 7:00pm; Dinner: 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Where : Ariella’s Event Space at Max and Benny’s, 461 Waukegan Rd., Northbrook
What : An in-depth conversation about the election season with Laura Washington, Chicago Sun Times columnist, and Lynn Sweet, Sun Times columnist and Washington, D.C. Bureau Chief. The dinner will be Dutch Treat – so guests will pick up their own checks.  RSVP online .
Thursday, March 5, 2020: Fundraiser in Support of Marie Newman, Candidate for Congress (IL-3)

When : Thursday, March 5, 2020 from 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Where : Chicago home of Marilyn Katz and Scott Chambers (address provided upon RSVP)
What : A fundraiser in support of Marie Newman, candidate for Congress in Illinois’ 3rd Congressional District. Contact Mary-Margaret at mary-margaret@marienewmanforcongress.com with any questions.  RSVP online .
Saturday, March 7, 2020: Personal PAC’s 30th Anniversary Celebration and Roast

When : Saturday, March 7, 2020 from 7:00pm to 10:00pm
Where : Weinberg/Newton Gallery, Suite 101, 688 North Milwaukee Ave., Chicago. Parking available across the street at 728 N. Morgan St.
What : Personal PAC celebrates its 30th Anniversary with roasts honoring founder Marcie Love and former Board Chairs Jerry Newton and Melissa Widen.  Register online  or visit  www.personalpac.org
Sunday, March 8, 2020: Going Green Matters 2020 – Back to Our Roots

When : Sunday, March 8, 2020 from 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Where : Michigan Shores Club, 911 Michigan Ave., Wilmette
What : Join Go Green Wilmette at their free annual environmental fair, Going Green Matters! This year they focus on trees and how important they are to our planet, communities and well-being. Over 1,400 participants come yearly to view exhibits on sustainable energy and food, community resources, local and national environmental organizations, greening your home and life and active transportation, amongst other eco-topics. For more information,  visit their Facebook event page .
Tuesday, March 10, 2020: State Sen. Fine’s Staff Available for Assistance

When : Tuesday, March 10, 2020 from 10:00am to 12:00noon
Where : New Trier Township Hall, 739 Elm St., Winnetka
What : State Sen. Laura Fine’s staff members, Shiva Mohsenzadeh and Mike Powers, will be available to answer questions about State of Illinois services. Township residents and neighbors are encouraged to drop by during the scheduled office hours. Please stop by with any forms, letters or official correspondence for expert assistance.
Tuesday, March 17, 2020: Tenth Dems and Brad Schneider Illinois Primary Watch Party

When : Tuesday, March 17, 2020. Doors open at 6:30pm
Where : Lake House, 525 Rockland Rd., Lake Bluff
What : Tenth Dems and Brad Schneider host an Illinois Primary Watch Party. Admission is free. Open to all Democrats. Food and drink available for purchase.  RSVP online.
Wednesday, March 18, 2020: Indivisible Evanston’s Monthly Meeting

When : Wednesday, March 18, 2020 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Where : Lorraine H. Morton Civic Center, 4th Floor, Parasol Room, 2100 Ridge, Evanston
What :  Join Indivisible Evanston for its monthly meeting and find out how you can take action to resist the Trump agenda in 2020, as well as how we can and help support progressive legislation and candidates for office. Indivisible Evanston is pleased to announce that this meeting will feature Canvassing 101 training with Indivisible Chicago & special guest Daniel Biss doing role playing. Canvassing is the most effective tool we have to get out the vote! Learn how canvassing works & what to expect. Gain tips from veterans so you’ll feel confident & comfortable doing the most effective political work there is. If you have questions, please email indivisibleevanston@gmail.com . For more information or to RSVP,   visit their Facebook event page .
Thursday, March 19, 2020: “Yes You Canvass” Training

When : Thursday, March 19, 2020 from 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Where : Vernon Area Public Library, 300 Olde Half Day Road, Lincolnshire
What : If we’re going to win the most important election of our lifetime, we’re going to need a lot of new canvassers. Unfortunately, canvassing is a stretch for many of us. We don’t want to intrude; we’re wary of talking politics with strangers; we fear we don’t know enough about the issues.  “Yes You Canvass” is a training class designed to get you over it.  We’ll tell you how canvassing works and what to expect; we’ll show you the ropes and answer your questions.  Most newbies will tell you that canvassing is a lot easier than they expected.  We’ll give you the confidence you need to see for yourself. Sponsored by North Shore Indivisible and WIN WISCONSIN!! For more information or to sign-up, contact laura@northshoreindivisible.com .
Saturday, March 21, 2020: Camp Casten Volunteer Kickoff Event

When : Saturday, March 21, 2020 from 12:00pm to 5:00pm
Where : Walter Sundling Jr. High School, 1100 North Smith St., Palatine
What : Join U.S. Rep. Sean Casten (IL-6), New Trier Democrats and volunteers from across the area for a campaign event you won’t want to miss! Camp Casten will be an action-packed day focused on YOU–Sean’s invaluable volunteers. There will be speakers, training, and special guests. Sean cannot win again without volunteers like you stepping up. All skill levels welcome!  Sign up online to reserve your spot .
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