Join the McLean County Democrats as we walk in the 2022 Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 30th!
Formation will begin at 8 AM on Front St. from Madison St. to Prairie St. in Bloomington. The parade kicks off at 9 AM. We will walk to Miller Park bandstand with closing ceremonies at 10 AM. We will be handing out flags to walk with. Please come and show your support!
Elizabeth Reinhart published Last Day to Purchase Tickets - Honoring The Roosevelts Dinner in News 2022-05-11 18:42:16 -0500
Thursday, May 12 is the LAST DAY to purchase your Honoring The Roosevelts Dinner tickets! Ticket sales cutoff at 2 PM.
Elizabeth Reinhart published Bloomington-Normal Vote-by-Mail Drive in News 2022-04-21 08:06:03 -0500Join us on Saturday, May 7th at 10 AM to knock doors and get voters in Bloomington-Normal signed-up to vote-by-mail this election year! Vote-by-mail ballots allow voters to vote at their own convenience and it's a great way to make sure every voter's voice is heard! We will be meeting at HQ in downtown Bloomington (422 N Main St., Bloomington, IL) for a short training before we head out to the doors!
Sign up using the link below:Read more
Are you looking for an easy way to help out your local McLean County Democrats? Donating money for postage is a quick way to support not just one, but all of our local candidates and Precinct Committeepersons!
This month we are running "Postage Paid, Democracy Saved!", a fundraiser to help raise postage funds to send out letters and postcards this election season. If you already have stamps you would like to donate, you can drop them off to HQ (422 N Main St., Bloomington, IL) every Friday 4pm - 7pm, Saturday 10am - 2pm, or contact [email protected] to arrange other drop off times.
Elizabeth Reinhart published Downtown with the McDems - April First Friday in News 2022-03-25 15:50:14 -0500Join us at HQ on Friday, April 1 from 5pm - 8pm as we celebrate downtown Bloomington's First Friday! We will provide decorated cookies and drinks for those that stop by.
Masks and donations for drinks are recommended.
Elizabeth Reinhart published McDems' Pie Day & Candidate Announcement in News 2022-03-10 19:41:54 -0600Join us on Monday, March 14 from 6pm to 8pm as we announce our historic slate of candidates running for office in 2022. Come on down to HQ and celebrate with a slice of pie on Pie Day!
If you would like to help out with this event by donating a sweet or savory pie, please use the link below to sign up.Read more
Elizabeth Reinhart published Marching with the McDems – 2022 St. Patrick’s Day Parade in News 2022-03-08 06:00:48 -0600Join us this Saturday, March 12, to walk in the St. Patrick's Day Parade! Line up starts at 12:30pm on School St. between Locus and Mulberry, and the parade kicks off at 1pm. There will be many candidates joining us, so make sure to bring your walking shoes and:
- Dress WARM!
- Wear your favorite GREEN clothing
- Be ready to have some fun!
Elizabeth Reinhart published Office closed due to weather on February 17 in News 2022-02-17 00:49:44 -0600
Our headquarters will be closed today, February 17, due to the winter storm. At this time we plan to be open on Friday, however we will continue to monitor the forecast and post any updates here.
Elizabeth Reinhart published Petition Drive - Signatures are Sweet! in News 2022-02-16 06:05:13 -0600Join us on Sunday, February 20 from 2pm - 4pm at IBEW 197 for a petition drive. Each individual will get a sweet cupcake for stopping by!
Petitions can be signed inside, or we can bring them out to your car for curbside service. Social distancing, masks and vaccinations are required indoors.
Elizabeth Reinhart published Show Some Love: A McDems County Board Curb-side Campaign Kick-off in News 2022-01-25 07:16:16 -0600Join the McLean County Democratic Central Committee at Fort Jesse Café on Wednesday, February 16th to support the new slate of 2022 County Board candidates! All proceeds from ticket sales will go directly to candidates.
All meals will be available for curb-side pickup.
Meals for purchase include:
-Chicken & Waffles
-Shrimp & Grits (GF)
-Bruschetta Skillet (Vegetarian)
-Bruschetta Skillet (GF)
Click the ActBlue link below to purchase a meal ticket:
Elizabeth Reinhart published Headquarters is open part time for petition signing in News 2022-01-25 07:13:47 -0600
The McLean County Democrats will have office hours Monday through Friday, 11am - 1pm and 6pm - 8pm. We will also have someone there on Saturdays from 10am - 2pm. Come sign candidate petitions or take some with to get signed.
We are being extra careful due to the rise in COVID numbers, so please wear a mask, make sure you're vaccinated and boosted, and limit the numbers present in the office at any one time. If you have any questions, let us know at [email protected]
Elizabeth Reinhart published Headquarters Closed, open by appointment only in News 2022-01-10 19:19:30 -0600
Due to the serious rise of COVID cases in our county, the McLean County Democratic HQ will be closed (except by appointment). If you need access please contact Lola at [email protected] We hope you have a safe and happy New Year!
Elizabeth Reinhart published January Central Committee Meeting moved to Zoom only in News 2022-01-10 19:17:18 -0600
Due to an increase in COVID numbers, the January Central Committee meeting will be virtual only.
Facebook event with Zoom information: https://fb.me/e/1xwYjhJXl
Elizabeth Reinhart published Holiday Party with the McLean County Democrats in News 2021-12-14 06:11:26 -0600Season's Greetings McLean County Democrats!
'Tis the season to celebrate all of our hard work from 2021 and to enjoy some together-time gearing up to turn McLean County BLUE in '22!
Join us at Headquarters' this Saturday, December 18th from 7-9pm for some after-dinner desserts, hot cocoa (spiked or regular), crafty fun with an ornament decorating station, and general merriment with friends.
We'll be sampling the season's tastiest treats from some of our favorite local sweet spots - Ivy Lane, Sugar Momma, Tiff's, and Grove Street Bakery, so come ready for some of everything.
**IMPORTANT**Due to a water leak at the Headquarters, we will be holding the general meeting tonight via Zoom only! Please do not come to the office.
Elizabeth Reinhart published Shop Small First Friday with the McLean County Democrats in News 2021-10-29 08:57:58 -0500Hey McDems, let’s shop small and give thanks for our upcoming First Friday!
Friday, November 5th from 5:30-8:30pm the McLean County Democrats office is transforming into a small business market, full of local artisans, entrepreneurs, and crafters. Come support their businesses and get some early holiday shopping in. As a way to give thanks to our amazing community we will be collecting non-perishable food items and household supplies to support the School Street Food Pantry. We’ll have free snacks and drinks (for a monetary donation to the Food Pantry) to sustain your shopping spirit!
We look forward to shopping, collecting, and mingling with you!
Join the McDems tonight, October 29th from 5-8pm for the annual Downtown Bloomington Trick-or-Treat event!
Inside the office we’ll have a spooky good time for the older ghosts and goblins with refreshments and will be taking donations for alcohol-filled libations. We encourage you to come dressed for the season whether volunteering or socializing.
As a reminder, masks are required and the hand sanitizer will be flowing freely. (The mask for your costume may be fun and spooky, but covid is even spookier - we still request that you have a covid-safe mask on as well.)
Elizabeth Reinhart published Obama Legacy Dinner Featuring David Axelrod, October 6 in News 2021-09-12 14:28:09 -0500The Obama Legacy Dinner is SOLD OUT! If you would like to inquire about a waiting list, please contact Pat Peterson at [email protected] We can't wait to gather, celebrate our local Party, and listen to the legendary David Axelrod.
* Don't forget that you must show proof of vaccination upon arrival. You will not be allowed to enter the event without it! Masks are also required when not actively eating or drinking. See you on October 6th!
The McLean County Democrats are happy to honor the legacy of President Barack and Michelle Obama with the 2021 Obama Legacy Dinner! Join us on Wednesday, October 6, 2021 at the Illinois State University Bone Student Center.
David Axelrod, former Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama, current host of The Axe Files podcast, and Distinguished Senior Fellow at the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy will share his knowledge, experience, and hope for our local party, state, and country.
Proceeds benefit the Baldini scholarship awarded to an ISU student in John Baldini's name, and the Obama Legacy scholarship awarded to a veteran or current service member attending Heartland Community College. The remaining proceeds benefit our local Party and efforts.
Elizabeth Reinhart published Walk with us in the 2021 Labor Day Parade! in News 2021-09-01 12:04:09 -0500We're gearing up for a huge year in 2022 - let's have a big presence at the Labor Day Parade! We need folks to donate candy, walk, or both. Please review the available slots by clicking the link below, and then click on the button to sign up.
The Parade begins at 10 a.m. on Monday, September 6, at Front and Center Streets in downtown Bloomington, proceeding to Miller Park. Parade line-up is at 9 a.m. The Parade will proceed west on Front Street to Lee Street, south on Lee Street to Wood Street and west on Wood Street to Miller Park.
Join us wearing blue or your favorite Dem shirt to participate in the parade. All participants must wear masks, all candy tossers must be gloved.
Elizabeth Reinhart published Tonight at 5:30 PM! Meet and Greet with Anna Valencia, Candidate for IL Secretary of State in News 2021-08-16 05:30:13 -0500