News & Events


February 5, 2020
Committeeman Dean Maragos’ Thank You Pizza Party

Sunday, February 16, 2020 from 1:00-4:00pm

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!
Have you signed up 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:

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

Thank You for your support!
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. 
This Friday, February 7, 2020: Postcards to Help Win Back WI with Indivisible Evanston

When : Friday, February 3, 2020 from 9:30am to 12:00noon
Where : 1731 Jenks Street, 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 .
This Saturday, February 8, 2020: Canvass to Win WI with Indivisible Evanston and WI Dems

When : Saturday, February 8, 2020 from 8:30am to 2:30pm (canvass time will be from 10:00am to 1:00pm)
Where : Racine County Dems Office, 507 6th Street, Racine (drive there directly or carpool with Indivisible Evanston)
What : Indivisible Evanston will be working with the Wisconsin Dems, knocking on doors of residents asking about their plan to vote for Presidential primary, State Supreme Court & local elections on April 7th & emphasizing the need to vote for ALL races on the ballot. For more information or to sign up,  visit their event page . They will also be canvassing on the following Saturdays: March 21, March 28 and April 4.
This Sunday, February 9, 2020: Wilmette Postcards to Wisconsin

When : Sunday, February 9, 2020 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Where : Wilmette Public Library, lower level, 1242 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette
What : Tenth Dems WIN WISCONSIN! project sponsors an afternoon with fellow Dems writing postcards for the Wisconsin election. Bring your own writing utensil. For questions, email Lily Bradford at Lilianabradford1@gmail.com.
Monday, February 10, 2020: Help Win Back WI with Indivisible Evanston – Postcards & Phone Bank

When : Monday, February 10, 2020 – Postcards from 6:00pm to 9:00pm; Phone Bank form 6:00pm to 8:15pm
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. Phone Bankers:Bring charged cellphone & laptop (they’ll train you). They’re calling “friendlies” to volunteer for WI’s 2/8 Day of Action. For more information or to sign-up,  visit their event page .
Friday, February 14, 2020: Postcards to Help Win Back WI with Indivisible Evanston

When : Friday, February 14, 2020 from 9:30am to 12:00noon
Where : 1731 Jenks Street, 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 .
Saturday, February 15, 2020: Write Postcards to Voters with Sister District Project New Trier

When : Saturday, February 15, 2020 from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Where : 822 Prairie, 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. Questions/RSVPs: lkeipert@sbcglobal.net.
Monday, February 24, 2020: Help Win Back WI with Indivisible Evanston – Postcards & Phone Bank

When : Monday, February 24, 2020 – Postcards from 6:00pm to 9:00pm; Phone Bank form 6:00pm to 8:15pm
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. Phone Bankers:Bring charged cellphone & laptop (they’ll train you). They’re calling “friendlies” to volunteer for WI’s 2/8 Day of Action. For more information or to sign-up,  visit their event page .
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 5, 2020: Reject the Coverup Rally

When : Wednesday, February 5, 2020 from 5:30pm to 6:30 pm
Where : Fountain Square, 630 Davis St., Evanston
What : From the organizers – “Join Indivisible Evanston to once again protest the actions of Trump and his Republican lackeys. This Wednesday, hundreds of thousands of Americans will mobilize with a simple demand: Reject The Coverup. It’s up to us to mobilize like never before — and ensure that this dark moment in our nation’s history is followed by an unprecedented level of civic action. Bring Signs, Bring Friends, Bring Your Voices!”  RSVP online .
This Saturday, February 8, 2020: 2020 Census Meeting With Jan Schakowsky, Laura Fine & Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz

When : Saturday, February 8, 2020 from 11:00am to 12:30pm
Where : Wilmette Public Library, Auditorium, 1242 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette
What : Join Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky, Laura Fine, Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz and community leaders to hear about the importance of participating in the 2020 Census and how you can help! There will also be in attendance someone from the Census Bureau taking applications for available Census jobs.
Tuesday, February 11, 2020: State Sen. Fine’s Staff Available for Assistance

When : Tuesday, February 11, 2020 from 10:00am to 12:00noon
Where : New Trier Township Hall, 739 Elm St., Winnetka
What : State Sen. Laura Fine’s staff members, Shivia 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.
Wednesday, February 12, 2020: Fundraiser to Elect Julie Aimen, Candidate for Judge in Cook Co.’s 9th Subcircuit

When : Wednesday, February 12, 2020 from 5:30pm to 7:00pm\
Where : Firehouse Grill, 750 Chicago Avenue, Evanston
What : A fundraiser to elect Julie B. Aimen, candidate for Judge in Cook County’s 9th Judicial Subcircuit. For more information or questions, contact electjulieaimenjudge@gmail.com or  visit her website .
Thursday, February 13, 2020: State Rep. Gabel’s Chief of Staff Available for Assistance

When : Thursday, February 13, 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.
Cam Davis
Thursday, February 13, 2020: Cam Davis’ Brewer & Sewer Tour

When : Thursday, February 13, 2020 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Where : Ballast Point Brewing, 212 N. Green Street, Chicago
What : If you like beer, you need clean water. Following last year’s successful Brewer & Sewer Tour events, join friends from labor at Ballast Point Brewing. Tickets are $50/Individual, $80/two, which includes two drink tickets, hearing from Cam, and a chance to tour the brewing process. The Chicago Federation of Labor and International Union of Operating Engineers Local 150 are Sponsors.  Purchase tickets online .
Julie Morrison
Thursday, February 13, 2020: Valentine’s Cooking Class With Sen. Julie Morrison

When : Thursday, February 13, 2020 from 6:00pm to 8:30pm
Where : Taste Buds Kitchen, 2521 Waukegan Rd., Bannockburn
What : Wine and conversation with State Senator Julie Morrison while preparing and enjoying a French-inspired Valentine’s menu.  Register online,  call 312-630-7700 or email Kelly@ilsenatedems.org.
Thursday, February 13, 2020: Fundraiser for Eira Corral Sepulveda, Candidate for MWRD Commissioner

When : Thursday, February 13, 2020 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Where : Yummy Station, 1553 Irving Park Road, Hanover Park
What : A hometown love fundraiser supporting Eira Corral Sepulveda, candidate for Metropolitan Water Reclamation District Commissioner. Hosts include Rep. Jan Schakowsky and Toni Preckwinkle.  RSVP online , or to 312-854-8018 or claire@p2consultinginc.com.
Lauren Underwood
Tuesday, February 18, 2020: Indivisible Evanston’s Monthly Meeting

When : Tuesday, February 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 Keynote Speaker Congresswoman Lauren Underwood, IL-14, as well as “Actions to Win Wisconsin 2020: Postcard, Canvass, Voter Registration & Phone Bank.” If you have questions, please email indivisibleevanston@gmail.com. For more information or to RSVP,  visit their Facebook event page .
Wednesday, February 19, 2020: EMILY’s List Cocktails for Change

When : Wednesday, February 19, 2019 from 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Where : Fremont, 15 West Illinois St., Chicago
What : EMILY’s List holds its annual Chicago Cocktails for Change event featuring Marie Newman, candidate for U.S. House (IL-03), and Emily Cain, EMILY’s List Executive Director. Light refreshments provided. For additional information or to RSVP,  register online.
Wednesday, February 19, 2020: Event in Support of Fritz Kaegi, Cook County Assessor

When : Wednesday, February 19, 2020 from 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Where : Oak Park, address provided upon RSVP
What : A Special Evening in support of Fritz Kaegi, Cook County Assessor.  If you have any questions, you may contact Eleni from Fritz’s team at (312) 806-2743 or Eleni@LBHChicago.com.  RSVP online .
Thursday, February 20, 2020: EMILY’s List Annual Ignite Change Midwest Regional Reception

When : Thursday, February 20, 2020. Registration: 5:00pm; Reception: 5:30pm; Speaking program: 6:00pm
Where : Fig & Olive, 104 East Oak St., Chicago
What : EMILY’s List Annual Ignite Change Midwest Regional Reception featuring Stephanie Schriock, EMILY’s List President; Kim Foxx, Cook County State’s Attorney; and panelists Melissa Conyears-Ervin, Chicago City Treasurer and Betsy Dirksen-Londrigan, Candidate for U.S. House (IL-13). For additional information or to RSVP,  register online  or email McCaul Nelson at mnelson@emilyslist.org.
Thursday, February 20, 2020: Reception for Toni Preckwinkle’s Re-election

When : Thursday, February 20, 2020 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Where : Alhambra Palace Restaurant, 1240 W. Randolph, Chicago
What : A reception supporting the re-election of Toni Preckwinkle as Cook County Board President. For additional information or to RSVP,  register online  or email Scott Kastrup at scott@tonipreckwinkle.com.
Thursday, 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.
Could You Use Extra Income?

The Census Bureau is hiring up to 500,000 temporary, part-time census takers for the 2020 Census in communities across the country. Jobs for the 2020 Census offer competitive wages that are paid weekly, flexible hours, and paid training. Authorized expenses, such as mileage, are reimbursed for employees doing field work.

Anyone age 18 and older, such as recent high school graduates, college students, veterans, retirees, military spouses, seasonal workers, and people who are bilingual are highly encouraged to apply. People who already have jobs and want to earn extra income evenings and weekends are also encouraged to apply.
Need help contacting your
representatives in government?

Visit our website for a complete list of everyone who represents the residents of New Trier Township - from Federal to Village level - and links to contact them.
Still not a member of the New Trier Democrats?
 
Your participation in grassroots political action
will make a difference. Come join us!

When you're a member of the New Trier Democratic Organization, you have an active role in affecting the political process by: participating in grassroots campaigns, staying in touch with elected officials, and playing a role in deciding which candidates are endorsed. You'll also gain  free admission  to select forums and events throughout the year.    

Come be a part of New Trier Township's grassroots political community.    
New Trier Democrats memberships are on a calendar year basis. We encourage our members to renew their dues annually every January.
Paid for by the NTDO-FED and not authorized by any candidate or candidate’s committee. A copy of our report filed with the State Board of Elections is available on the Board’s official website (www.elections.il.gov) or for purchase from the State Board of Elections, Springfield, Illinois.