News + Updates

  • January 25, 2022

    Headquarters are OPEN part time for petition signing

    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]
  • January 10, 2022

    Headquarters closed, open by appointment only

    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!
  • January 10, 2022

    January Central Committee Meeting moved to Zoom only

    Due to an increase in COVID numbers, the January Central Committee meeting will be virtual only. Facebook event with Zoom information:  
  • December 14, 2021

    Holiday Party with the McLean County Democrats

    Season'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. 
  • November 10, 2021

    November General Meeting ZOOM ONLY

    **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.
  • October 29, 2021

    Shop Small First Friday with the McLean County Democrats

    Hey 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!
  • October 29, 2021

    Trick or Treat with the Dems!

    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.)
  • September 12, 2021

    SOLD OUT - Obama Legacy Dinner Featuring David Axelrod, October 6

    The 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.

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  • September 01, 2021

    Walk with us in the 2021 Labor Day Parade!

    We'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.
  • August 16, 2021

    Tonight at 5:30 PM! Meet and Greet with Anna Valencia, Candidate for IL Secretary of State

    Join host McLean County Democrats and candidate for Illinois Secretary of State Anna Valencia for a meet and greet TODAY, 8/16 at 5:30 PM at the Democratic HQ (422 N Main St., Bloomington, IL 61701).

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