News & Events


March 11, 2020
Racine Road Trip Recap

We had our New Trier Democrats' team go up to Racine, Wisconsin last Sunday to commence our efforts to defeat Trump. We worked with the Racine County Democrats. We covered many precincts and gave literature to voters in local races for the April 7th Wisconsin Primary. We also spoke to many voters and all said they were not for Trump. We told the Racine Democrats that we will be in Wisconsin many times and appreciated the opportunity to work with them in this "Swing State" of Wisconsin. It felt really good to be active against Trump, even in this initial, small way in this important state. Thanks to our Wisconsin team (pictured above with Racine County Democrats) which included myself, Merrilee Redmond and Arnie & Nancy Eisenberg. 

Dean T. Maragos
New Trier Township Committeeman
Early voting for the Illinois Democratic Primary is underway

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!
COVID-19, Volunteering & Public Events

The CDC has advised that some people are at higher risk of getting very sick from COVID-19. This includes: (1) Adults over 60 and (2) People who have serious chronic medical conditions like heart disease, diabetes and lung disease.

If a COVID-19 outbreak happens in our community, it could last for a long time. Depending on how severe the outbreak is, public health officials may recommend community actions to reduce people’s risk of being exposed to COVID-19. These actions can slow the spread and reduce the impact of disease.  If you are at higher risk for serious illness from COVID-19, it is extra important for you to take actions to reduce your risk of getting sick with the disease.
Illinois Primary Election Night Party with the Democratic Party of Evanston and New Trier Democrats

Tuesday, March 17th at 7:30pm


Watch the results come in for the Illinois Democratic Primary. We will have tvs, food and drinks.
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, March 11, 2020: Sister District Evanston’s Reach Out to Voters About PA House Candidate Harold “Howie” Hayes

When : Wednesday, March 11, 2020 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Where : Evanston address provided upon RSVP
What : Join Sister District Evanston/Far North Side to phone bank for Sister District candidate  Harold “Howie” Hayes.  Howie is running for the PA State House of Representatives (District 18) in a special election on March 17. This is a district that can flip blue – if we remind voters of the election and get Howie’s name out there. And it will get us closer to our goal of flipping the entire Pennsylvania State House blue in November. They can train you and coach you. Just bring your phone and a set of headphones. For more information or to sign-up,  visit their event page .
Tonight, March 11, 2020: Indivisible Evanston Phone Bank for Lauren Underwood

When : Wednesday, March 11, 2020 from 5:30pm to 7:3opm
Where : Address provided upon RSVP
What : Phone bank in Downtown Evanston for Congresswoman Lauren Underwood (IL-14). Contact  mikefisher1217@gmail.com  for address; please bring mobile phone and/or laptop and we’ll train you.
Tomorrow, 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 .
This Friday, March 13, 2020: Postcards to Help Win Back WI with Indivisible Evanston

When : Friday, March 13, 2020 from 9:30am to 12:00pm
Where : 1731 Jenks Street, Evanston
What : Indivisible Evanston is hosting Postcard writing to Wisconsin voters. 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, March 14, 2020: Write Postcards to Help Win Back WI with North Shore Indivisible

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 .
This 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 .
This Saturday, March 14, 2020: Sister District Evanston’s Reach Out to Voters About PA House Candidate Harold “Howie” Hayes

When : Saturday, March 14, 2020 from 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Where : Evanston address provided upon RSVP
What : Join Sister District Evanston/Far North Side to phone bank for Sister District candidate  Harold “Howie” Hayes.  Howie is running for the PA State House of Representatives (District 18) in a special election on March 17. This is a district that can flip blue – if we remind voters of the election and get Howie’s name out there. And it will get us closer to our goal of flipping the entire Pennsylvania State House blue in November. They can train you and coach you. Just bring your phone and a set of headphones. For more information or to sign-up,  visit their event page .
This Saturday & Sunday, March 14 & 15, 2020: Canvass for Lauren Underwood With Indivisible Evanston

When : Saturday & Sunday, 2020 – canvass time from 10:00am to 2:00pm (carpool leaves from Evanston at 8:45am)
Where : Lake County (meet at 9222 Lawndale, Evanston for Indivisible Evanston carpool)
What : Join Indivisible Evanston as they canvass for Congresswoman Lauren Underwood in Illinois’s 14th District. Canvassing is the most effective tool we can use to GOTV! Their initial canvassing effort will focus on getting out the vote in Lake County the weekend prior to Illinois’ March 17th primary. Training and important info to aid in their voter conversations will be provided at the meet-up location. For more information or to sign-up,  visit their event page .
This 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.
Monday, March 16, 2020: Wisconsin Supreme Court Phone Bank With DPOE and Indivisible Evanston

When : Monday, March 16, 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,  DPOE@Evanstondems.com .
Tuesday, March 17, 2020: Pass Out Literature for Mike Cabonargi, Candidate for Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook Co.

When : Election Day, Tuesday, March 17, 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.
Tuesday, March 17, 2020: Sample Ballot Passing with DPOE

When : Election Day, Tuesday, March 17, 2020 – 2 & 3 hour shifts, see sign-up for times
Where : Various locations in Evanston available, see sign-up
What : Join the Democratic Party of Evanston to pass out sample ballots on Election Day! They have ranked these polling places in order from highest voter turnout to lowest, so if it doesn’t matter to you where you stand, please consider standing at one of the places that is higher on the list. If you can’t stay for the whole shift, that’s ok, just let them know in the comment section.  Sign up online .
Friday, March 20, 2020: Postcards to Help Win Back WI with Indivisible Evanston

When : Friday, March 20, 2020 from 9:30am to 12:00pm
Where : 1731 Jenks Street, Evanston
What : Indivisible Evanston is hosting Postcard writing to Wisconsin voters. 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 .
Saturday, March 21, 2020: Canvass to Win WI with Indivisible Evanston, Dem Party of Evanston and WI Dems

When : Saturday, March 21, 2020 from 8:15am to 3:00pm (canvass time will be from 10:00am to 1:00pm)
Where : Racine County Democratic Party Office, 507 6th Street, Racine, WI (drive there directly or carpool with Indivisible Evanston and DPOE)
What : Indivisible Evanston and the Democratic Party of 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 .
Monday, March 23, 2020: Postcards to Help Win Back WI with Indivisible Evanston – 2 Times & Locations

When : Monday March 23, 2020 from 9:30am to 12:00pm
Where : 1731 Jenks Street, Evanston

When : Monday, March 23, 2020 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Where : Grace Lutheran Church, 1430 South Blvd., Evanston (Large parking lot available on Wesley Ave. across street from church)

What : Indivisible Evanston is hosting Postcard writing to Wisconsin voters. 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 .
Saturday, March 28, 2020: Canvass to Win WI with Indivisible Evanston, Dem Party of Evanston and WI Dems

When : Saturday, March 28, 2020 from 8:15am to 3:00pm (canvass time will be from 10:00am to 1:00pm)
Where : Racine County Democratic Party Office, 507 6th Street, Racine, WI (drive there directly or carpool with Indivisible Evanston and DPOE)
What : Indivisible Evanston and the Democratic Party of 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 .
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. 
This Friday, March 13, 2020: Chicago Reception With Joe Biden

When : Friday, March 13, 2020 – “midday”
Where : Address provided upon RSVP
What : A Chicago Reception with Vice President Joe Biden. For more information or to RSVP,  visit his event page .
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: Tenth Dems University Presents a Screening of RUN, a New Show About Women Running For Office

When : Thursday, March 19, 2020 at 6:30pm
Where : Northbrook Public Library, Pollack Room B, 1201 Cedar Lane, Northbrook
What : Tenth Dems University hosts a screening of the pilot episode of “RUN,” a nonpartisan political campaign transformation show to inspire and empower women running for office to win their campaigns. The screening will be joined by Executive Producer Genevieve Thiers and Bushra Amiwala, the youngest Muslim elected official in America. Discussion follows. Open to all Democrats.  RSVP online .
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 .
Sunday, March 29, 2020: Stevenson Center – Issues in the Cook County Jail and Necessary Reforms

When : Sunday, March 29, 2020 at 2:00pm
Where : Adlai Stevenson Center on Democracy, 25200 N. St. Mary’s Rd., Mettawa (Libertyville)
What : A presentation by Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart about issues confronted in the Cook County jail and necessary reforms. Coffee and conversation will follow. For more information, visit the  event website RSVP online.
Sunday, March 29, 2020: Public Service, Pragmatism and Presidents - The Influence of the North Shore on National Policy

When : Sunday, March 29, 2020 from 2:30pm to 4:00pm
Where : Address provided upon RSVP
What : Congressman Sid Yates rose to the pinnacle of power in DC, serving on the House Appropriations Committee and representing much of the North Shore. Congressman Brad Schneider of the 10th District serves on the House Ways and Means Committee and is national co-chair of the DCCC's efforts to protect vulnerable Democrats. Learn about the influence of the North Shore on National Policy. Join Congressman Schneider and hear from the co-authors of the recently released biography on Yates, Mike Dorf and George Van Dusen. Hosted by Jeff & Kim Cohen and Mimi Rodman. For additional information, contact Emanuela Frankel at 312-213-3588 or emanuela@schneiderforcongress.com. RSVP online.
Thursday, April 2, 2020: State Rep. Gabel’s Chief of Staff Available for Assistance

When : Thursday, April 2, 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, April 9, 2020: New Trier Township Community Education Forum “What to Do When the School Bus Stops Coming – Navigating the Illinois Disability System from School to Adulthood”

When : Thursday, April 9, 2020 at 6:30pm
Where : New Trier Township Office, 739 Elm Street, Winnetka
What : Attend the New Trier Township Community Education Forum “What to Do When the School Bus Stops Coming – Navigating the Illinois Disability System from School to Adulthood” and learn how to plan a successful education to adulthood transition from proven experts in the field of education and social services. This forum will also provide an opportunity for live question/answer interaction following the presentation. Seating is limited. Please RSVP to Jack Macholl at  jmacholl@newtriertownship.com  by April 6, 2020.
Tuesday, April 14, 2020: New Trier Township Reception, Open House and Annual Meeting With Keynote Speaker Chris Kennedy

When : Tuesday, April 14, 2020 – Reception/Open House at 6:30pm; Annual Meeting at 7:30pm
Where : Takiff Center, 999 Green Bay Road, Glencoe
What : Have your voice heard and join the New Trier Township Trustees and officials to provide input and help them plan for the future. Meet community leaders and grantee service agencies to learn about their services and accomplishments. Celebrate community service award winners.
Thursday, April 16, 2020: Rep. Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz’s First Annual Trivia Night

When : Thursday, April 16, 2020 – Doors open at 6:30pm; Trivia starts at 7:00pm
Where : Prairie Moon, 1635 Chicago Ave., Evanston
What : State Rep. Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz hosts her First Annual Trivia Night. Put together your best team of up to 5 members or go it alone! Either way she hopes you’ll be able to make it out to Prairie Moon on April 16th for a night of trivia, politics, and refreshments to help support her reelection. For more information, please contact  rsvp@1833group.com .
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