What's New with the McDems!

September 30, 2020

Early voting has started!! Have you volunteered for a local campaign? Are you registered to vote? This election is too important to leave up to chance! 

Check in below to hear what is going on with your local Dems, and sign up for our weekly emails to stay up to date with this important information!


Chair Richards Photo

Hello Fellow Democrats,

🚨 We are 34 days away from the General Election! 🚨 It's time to mobilize Democrats all across our County and ensure election integrity. Here are two ways you can help:

🔹️Rev Project🔹️

The McLean County Democrats need your help! Sign up here to volunteer to make get out the vote phone calls to voters. Training and resources will be provided!

🔹️Voter Protection Hotline🔹️

If you witness or have knowledge of voter protection issues at the poll, please call this hotline number at (224) 990-2200. Please have this number readily available over the next several weeks if you have knowledge of any problems with voting in our County. This is a statewide Voter Protection Hotline for any voter in Illinois who has questions or concerns about voting.


I am incredibly proud of our candidates. Congratulations to the following on their recent and well deserved campaign endorsements!

Betsy Dirksen Londrigan - IL 13th Congressional District endorsed by
College Democrats at Illinois State University

Karla Bailey Smith - Illinois State House of Representatives District 88 endorsed by IBEW Local 197

Chemberly Cummings - State Representative District 105th endorsed by
College Democrats at Illinois State University, and IBEW Local 197

Lea Cline - McLean County Board, District 8 endorsed by
IBEW Local 197, Bloomington & Normal Trades & Labor Assembly, and the Building & Trades Council

Ben Webb - McLean County Board, District 4 endorsed by
IBEW Local 197, Bloomington & Normal Trades & Labor Assembly, and the Building & Trades Council

Rachael Lund - McLean County Board, District 5 endorsed by
IBEW Local 197, and the Building & Trades Council

Hannah Beer for McLean County Board District 6 endorsed by
College Democrats at Illinois State University

Jackie Gunderson - For McLean County Board District 9 endorsed by
IBEW Local 197, Bloomington & Normal Trades & Labor Assembly, and the Building & Trades Council

Val Laymon for McLean County Board District 7 endorsed by
Victory Fund, IBEW Local 197, Bloomington & Normal Trades & Labor Assembly, and the Building & Trades Council

I would also like to send a special thank you to the incredible work being done by our volunteers. You all are a staple to this Party.

Chairwoman Richards


Don't get tripped up while casting your vote for the Fair Tax Amendment proposal to the IL constitution. Fair Tax is the first question at the top of your ballot and the language is as follows in the attached image.

Vote Yes For Fair Tax

🔹️Sample (Specimen) Ballot - County
🔹️Sample (Specimen) Ballot - Bloomington
Fair Tax Vote Yes


Bloomington-Normal NAACP Meet the Candidates Political Forum

Join the Bloomington-Normal Branch of the NAACP for a Meet the Candidates Political Forum TOMORROW, Thursday, October 1 at 6 PM

Join via Zoom at link below: https://illinoisstate.zoom.us/j/6268737447
Meeting ID: 626 873 7447

NAACP Candidate Forum


Early Voting!

Early Voting 1

Early Voting 2

📸 Hannah Beer for McLean County Board District 6

Virtual Wine Tasting with Mystic Kitchen

The McLean County Democrats are partnering with Downtown Bloomington's own Mystic Kitchen and Tasting Room to host a virtual tasting event! Each ticket will get you 5 tasting portions of wines that have been hand selected to compliment fall foods. Sign up here for this virtual event, taking place on October 8th at 6pm.

  • Pick up your tasting portions curbside at Mystic Kitchen between Oct. 6th and Oct. 8th during Mystic Kitchen's business hours
  • A Zoom link will be emailed closer to the event date

Proceeds from this event will support the McLean County Democrats!


Signs, signs, and more signs! 

Do you want a way to show your Democratic pride and help get our candidates some name recognition? We have yard signs available for pickup at the Dems office in downtown Bloomington!

Pick up your signs today to support: Chemberly Cummings, Karla Bailey-Smith , Betsy Dirksen-Londrigan, George Petrilli, Biden/Durbin signs, Val Laymon, Rachael Lund, Hannah Beer, Lea Cline, Jackie Gunderson, Ben Webb, Fair Tax, Rob Fazzini, and Abbi Sorrells! 

Dems Yard Signs


As the election gets closer (34 days!), we need volunteers and phone bankers to help spread our Democratic message! 

Take part in our new Volunteer Incentive program to have a chance to win:

🔹️Weekly: McDems Swag 🧢
🔹️Monthly: $25 Visa gift card 💰
🔹️Nov 2nd: $100 Visa gift card 💵

Can you lend a bit of your time? Click the link below to join the #bluewave movement!

Election 2020!

🔹️Register to vote https://ova.elections.il.gov/
🔹️Click here to sign up for your vote by mail application (apply quickly!!)
🔹️Click here for early voting locations and times in McLean County
🔹️Drop box locations here

Office Hours - 422 N Main St, Bloomington, IL 61701

  • Sunday: CLOSED
  • Weekdays: 12 - 6 PM
  • Saturday: 9 AM - 1 PM

General Meeting Minutes

Minutes from the General meetings are saved in the Google Drive folder here