News & Events


March 4, 2020
A Message From Our President

I want to take this opportunity to extend my congratulations to Nancy Eisenberg, member of the New Trier Democrats and Temple Jeremiah. This past Sunday she organized a very successful Gun Forum at Temple Jeremiah. It was well attended and she enlisted 4 excellent speakers who talked about the issues of gun violence, gun ownership and a detailed explanation of the 2nd Amendment and how it relates to this issue.

I strongly believe that in addition to supporting candidates, we should be well informed on the issues so we can make wise choices in the candidates we support.

I am very proud of the great work Nancy and her committee did on this issue and was glad the New Trier Democrats promoted this program. It was good to see many of our members in the audience.

Judy Mandel
President of New Trier Democrats
New Trier Democrats'
Canvassing Road Trip
to Wisconsin
This 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. The weather forecast for Sunday looks great for this time of year!

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. If you would rather drive to Racine on your own, please meet us at 1:00pm at Racine Democratic Headquarters, 507 6th Street, Racine . If you have any questions about what we will be doing in Racine, you can contact Wisconsin Volunteer Coordinator, Sam Wunderle, at 262-994-2255 or

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!
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!
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, March 6, 2020: Postcards to Help Win Back WI with Indivisible Evanston

When : Friday, March 6, 2020 from 9:30am to 12:00pm
Where : 1731 Jenks St., 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 7, 2020: Lauren Underwood Canvass in Lake County

When : Saturday, March 7, 2020 from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Where : Lindenhurst address provided upon RSVP
What:  A canvass for Representative Lauren Underwood’s reelection to the United States Congress and Democrats running for local office.  RSVP online .
This 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.
This 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 .
Tuesday, March 10, 2020: Help Fight Against Wisconsin Voter Purge

When : Tuesday, March 10, 2020 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Where : 5712 7th Ave., Kenosha
What : The Kenosha Democratic Party and Tenth Dems co-sponsor a cross-check of people on the purge list against the Voter Access Network. If you have a laptop, please bring it with you. To RSVP, call 262-612-0284 or email  winwisconsin@tenthdems.org.
Wednesday, 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.
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: 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 .
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 .
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

When : Monday, March 23, 2020 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Where : Grace Lutheran Church, 1430 South Blvd., 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 .
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, March 4, 2020: Introduction to Sister District

When : Wednesday, March 4, 2020 from 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Where : Evanston Public Library, 1703 Orrington Ave., Evanston
What : Are you wondering what you can do about our political situation? Come learn about Sister District – in 2020, they will impact the entire ticket from state legislatures to President. Learn how to flip red states to blue, and fight gerrymandering and voter suppression. Sister District puts progressives to work on high-impact races in red or vulnerable blue districts. You’ll hear from local volunteers about the rationale behind the Sister District approach and learn more about opportunities for much-needed, important and deeply satisfying volunteer work. Please join us and bring friends! For more information or to register,  visit their event page .
Tomorrow, 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.
Tomorrow Night, 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 .
Tomorrow Night, 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 .
This 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
This 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: 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: 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.
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