News + Updates

  • April 13, 2019

    Successful Love the Ladies!

    We wrapped up the Love the Ladies service project! You donated 110 packages of feminine hygiene products for women in need! Thank you, McLean County Democrats! These products will be split between Neville House, St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry, and Home Sweet Home Mission. Didn't bring in your donation in time? You can still donate online to Project Love the Ladies! 
  • April 06, 2019

    Go Green with First Friday!

      The theme for the First Friday in April was Go Green! event was Go Green! With over 100 Democrats and new visitors to the headquarters, we served up organic and vegan refreshments, wine and beer. Art assemblages by local artists from upcycled objects were on display. Information was available about recycling, environmental groups, solar panels and renewal energy, and organic food. 
  • April 03, 2019

    Municipal Election Night 2019

      Last night, we made the rounds to several watch parties. We thanked incumbents for representing us and for running again. We congratulated new candidates on their wins and thanked everyone for stepping into the arena. Like never before, progressive candidates shined a light on important local issues and gave voters choices. Thank you to all of these candidates and their campaign teams. We know democracy takes a lot of work and we're proud of your efforts.
  • March 28, 2019

    McDems have a new sign up at HQ!

    Come see the new sign up at the McLean County Democrats headquarters! 

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  • March 25, 2019

    "Everything will be fine, I saw the sign"

    As you probably already know, the McLean County Democrats have a new permanent headquarters! Located in historic Downtown Bloomington at 422 N. Main St. , we can now open our office daily as a gathering place for meetings, committee work, and community events. This new, permanent home will send the message that we are a vital part of the community and our growing Party is here to stay! You can help sponsor the sign that will proudly hang out front of our new Democratic headquarters. Be part of history here.  

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  • March 24, 2019

    McLean County Democrats reaction to Mueller Report Summary

    The summary report by Trump's Attorney General raises as many questions as it answers. Now, more than ever, it is imperative that 1) Congress performs its Constitutional Duty and continues to investigate any and all potential crimes committed by this administration and 2) we remember that the only way we'll get this President out of office is at the ballot box in 2020. We join Democrats around the country in demanding that the Mueller report be made public as soon as possible.  

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  • March 23, 2019

    Love the Ladies service project

    This March and April, the McLean County Democrats are coordinating with Project Love the Ladies to provide feminine hygiene products for women in need. 

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  • March 21, 2019

    Elizabeth Johnston with her Woman's History Month tribute

    "When I think of the many inspiring women who have shaped me into the person I am today, I keep coming back to my mentor from when I first began working in my profession. Jennifer Hannon has always been a compassionate, tenacious, and dedicated leader. In 2017, she was recognized as the Louisiana Social Worker of the Year at the National Association of Social Workers-Louisiana Conference for her amazing efforts to organize shelter and relief efforts during the 2016 flooding of Baton Rouge and surrounding areas. She is currently working for the state of Louisiana to ensure the availability of mental health services for children throughout the state. "

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  • March 17, 2019

    Inspiring Women's History Month story by Myra Gordon

    To many of us, Myra Gordon is an inspiration. Here's the story of someone who inspired her:

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  • March 15, 2019

    Women's History Month story from Janet Volpe Guaderrama

    Our next Women's History Month story is from Janet Volpe Guaderrama: My mom, Anna Volpe, was my idol in many ways...she left Washington state at 21 on a train, newly married to a man she didn't know very well (my dad was in the Civil Conservation Corp) and moved to Illinois to start a family.

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