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STAY INFORMED – Let’s Talk Politics in Highland Park

Join Moraine Democrats on Monday, October 2, 2017, at 7:00 pm, at Mizuki Grill, 474 Central Avenue, in Highland Park for another in the ongoing series of current events discussions, “Let’s Talk Politics.” Tenth Dems University sponsors this popular series, often co-sponsoring with local Democratic groups. You’ll have the opportunity to participate in spirited discussion and thoughtful political analysis.
Several of us are planning to get together for dinner at Mizuki Grill at 6:00 pm, before our Let’s Talk Politics program begins. Join us for dinner (food available for purchase) at this excellent Highland Park restaurant with its full menu of Japanese food and burgers.
Let’s Talk Politics is a moderated discussion and allows opportunities for Democrats in and around the 10th District to talk about important issues of the day.
For more information, or to register, click here, email, or call (847)266-VOTE (8683).

Lake County Precinct Committee People and Democratic Grassroots Volunteer Training

Now is the time to really get involved in electing more Democrats. . And here is a great chance – Tenth Dems and Lake County Dems are sponsoring training for Lake County Precinct Committeepeople and Democratic grassroots volunteers on Sunday, April 30 in Gurnee.  Sign up now.

DATE: Sunday, April 30
TIME: 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
PLACE: Lake County Federation of Teachers Hall, 248 Ambrogio Drive, Gurnee

Anyone interested in taking a more active role in 2017 is invited.  RSVP required.

To RSVP, click here, email or call 847-266-VOTE (8683).

Hope to see you there!

Moraine Township Democratic Slate Victorious in April 4, 2017 Election


Moraine Township Democrats were happy to support the successful election of the Democratic slate “Team Moraine” in the April 4th municipal elections. Overall, the slate received 75% of the total vote.

We congratulate and welcome the continued services of the following: Anne Flanigan Bassi, Township Supervisor: Gail Feiger Brown, Township Clerk: Cynthia Plouche, Assessor and Dwayne Douglas, Cindy Wolfson, Amy Zisook, Trustees. In addition, we welcome Pablo Alvarez, Trustee in his first term.

Time to begin focusing on the midterm elections!  Join Us! To volunteer, click on our “Take Action” link.  To contribute, join or renew your membership, click on our “Contribute” link.



While the Presidential election was a grave disappointment, Moraine Township Democrats were quite successful in our local grassroots efforts to elect the majority of the Democrats that were on our ballot at the federal, state, county and local levels. We worked hard, and November’s election results show that Democratic candidates received overwhelming support from Moraine Township voters.

Although Hillary Clinton won Illinois with 56% of the vote to Trump’s 39% and the 10th Congressional District with 62% to 33%, Hillary absolutely crushed with 76.3% of Moraine Township votes to Trump’s 19.47%. Tammy Duckworth, our new U.S. Senator, received 60.49% of the Moraine Township vote to Mark Kirk’s 36.89%. Congressman Brad Schneider received 62.39% to Bob Dold’s 37.61%. 

Susana Mendoza, our new State Comptroller, received 57.92% to Leslie Munger’s 38.29% in Moraine. Julie Morrison, re-elected State Senator, received 67.79%.  State Representative Scott Drury, received 66.81%.  

Erin Cartwright Weinstein, our new Lake County Circuit Court Clerk, received 66.07%.  Lake County Recorder Mary Ellen Vanderventer received 70.9%. New Lake County Board Member Paul Frank received 69.97%. Mitchell Hoffman received 100% (unopposed) of the vote to become an elected Judge in the 19th Circuit Court.  Circuit Court Judge Mark Levitt retained his position with 87.28%. Through your efforts, Moraine Township remains a Democratic stronghold.