News + Updates

  • March 11, 2019

    A powerful Women’s History Month essay and video from Shayna Watchinski:

    For Women’s History Month I would like to encourage and raise up our next generation of leaders. The teenage girls whose natural fearlessness and determination will strike fear in the status quo and move mountains as if they were feathers. From national heroes like Emma Gonzalez to local leaders like the students I’ve met through BN Youth Activists. I dedicate this poem from Erin May Kelly on why teenage girls are stronger than you think. You continue to inspire me with your strength, passion, and dedication.

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  • March 10, 2019

    A letter from the Executive Board about the proposed construction of an ICE Detention Center in Dwight, IL

    A letter from the Executive Board: On January 17th of this year, the McLean County Democrats approved a guiding set of principles and values, among these being that we believe in: “EQUAL RIGHTS, with dignity and respect for all individuals regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, color, economic status, disability, age, occupation, or NATIONAL ORIGIN. “ It is now time to put our words into action.

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  • March 08, 2019

    Women's History Month essay from Jill Blair

    Today's Women's History Month essay is from Jill Blair:  

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  • March 06, 2019

    Women's History Month essay by Tracey Vogelsang

    Our next essay celebrating Women's History Month is by Tracey Vogelsang:  

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  • March 02, 2019

    Mardi Gras First Friday, 2019!

      We've only been in the downtown headquarters a matter of weeks and we've already become famous as the place to be on First Friday! On the First Friday in March, we served up hurricanes and king cake to nearly 200 visitors! We are turning McLean County a beautiful shade of blue!

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  • March 01, 2019

    Kay Moss and Lola Augstin receive 2019 Roosevelt awards

    Congratulations to Kay Moss and Lola Augstin, 2019 Roosevelt Award winners!  The 2019 Roosevelt award was awarded to Kay Moss and Lola Augstin, for their outstanding service to the Party.  First, we honored Kay Moss for her contributions recruiting and mentoring precinct committee people and for being our "get shit done" person. Kay is behind the scenes organizing and working on much of everything we do. She is involved in our committees, keeps a to-do list, and keeps us all on task. Our second Roosevelt award honored our very own Lola Augstin for her countless hours as our volunteer office manager. Lola is there every morning to open up the headquarters and stays to lock up at night. Having a permanent, staffed headquarters is a game-changer. We have Lola to thank for this. She's the heart of our party.

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  • March 01, 2019

    McLean County Democrats celebrate Women's History Month

    We'll be celebrating Women's History Month by publishing short essays written by our local heroes (or she-roes) about women who inspired them. Our first one is written by Sally Pancrazio:

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  • February 02, 2019

    Tour de Chocolat is the First Friday in February!

    Democrats must love Senator Dick Durbin and chocolate! We had a record number of people turn out for the February First Friday event at our new headquarters!     
  • January 18, 2019

    McLean County Democrats Central Committee meeting

    The Central Committee of the McLean County Democrats met on January 17 to review the bylaws and approve the annual budget. The meeting was held at the Radisson Hotel and Conference Center, 8 Traders Circle, Normal, IL.
  • December 21, 2018

    Dems Holiday Party at Keg Grove!!

    The McLean County Democrats celebrated the holidays at Keg Grove Brewing Company in Bloomington, IL