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  • Monday, March 04, 2024 at 08:30 AM through March 19, 2024 · 1 rsvp

    Set Up and Take Down Campaign Signs at Palatine Early Voting

    Boost the morale of Democratic primary voters by helping us install a sea of blue Democratic campaign signs at Palatine Early Voting. Due to local municipal ordinances, we have to take down the campaign signs down every night when Early Voting ends, then return to put the signs back up again every morning. It's a pain, but we are organized. And it really is encouraging to our Democratic voters to see the sea of blue!

    Please note we can leave the signs up on the last weekend before Election Day on March 19. Woohoo!

    Those who sign up will get an email with further directions on where to pick up the signs in the morning, and how to place them 100 feet from the entrance of the voting place. Thank you so much for signing up to do this necessary task that offers encouragement to Democrats!

  • Monday, March 04, 2024 at 09:00 AM through March 19, 2024 · 6 rsvps
    Palatine Early Voting Site in Palatine, IL

    2024 Help Democrats Vote Blue All the Way Through!!

    Help our Democratic voters Vote Blue All the Way Through! First we need to support President Biden. AND, there are important races further down the ballot that don't get nearly as much attention. Help ALL our Democratic candidates by handing out sample Democratic ballots at the Palatine Early Voting site. You'll be standing in the parking lot, greeting voters with a smile and asking if they would like a sample Democratic ballot. It's a great way to build community among the Democratic voters in our area. And, you will probably meet some of the local candidates!

    Sign up with friends! Sign up for a shift or three! You'll get an email the weekend before Early Voting starts, with more details about where and when to pick up your materials. Also, please enter your cell phone so we can text you in case of last-minute changes.

    Thank you for helping to protect our democracy!

  • Thursday, March 07, 2024 at 05:00 PM
    Zoom phonebanks

    Phonebanks for Mariyana Spyropoulos

    Whether you have 30 minutes or 3 hours, help get Democratic voters out to the polls for the primary election March 19. We're joining the Mariyana Spyropoulos campaign to phonebank and textbank to strong Democratic voters to remind them to vote in the primary for Mariyana for Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County. You can volunteer for the full time slot, or stop in to fit your schedule. We'll be meeting on Zoom, and a Mariyana campaign field director will help you get started. To sign up, please visit this link, and her campaign will email you the Zoom link to join the phonebank on either Thursdays or Saturdays.

  • Thursday, March 07, 2024 at 07:00 PM · 8 rsvps
    GPAD offices in Arlington Heights, IL

    Meet Clayton Harris III, Candidate for Cook Co. State's Attorney!

    In this Primary Election, we have the chance to elect a new Cook County State's Attorney who is committed to both justice and safety. Meet Clayton Harris III, the dynamic, endorsed, Democratic candidate for State's Attorney. And, meet other Democratic and Progressive neighbors in Palatine Township while learning about issues facing our communities.

  • Saturday, March 09, 2024 at 12:00 PM

    Phonebanks for Mariyana Spyropoulos--Saturdays

    Whether you have 30 minutes or 3 hours, help get Democratic voters out to the polls for the primary election March 19. We're joining the Mariyana Spyropoulos campaign to phonebank and textbank to strong Democratic voters to remind them to vote in the primary for Mariyana for Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County. You can volunteer for the full time slot, or stop in to fit your schedule. We'll be meeting on Zoom, and a Mariyana campaign field director will help you get started. To sign up, please visit this link, and her campaign will email you the Zoom link to join the phonebank on either Thursdays or Saturdays.

  • Thursday, March 14, 2024 at 05:00 PM
    Zoom phonebanks

    Phonebanks for Mariyana Spyropoulos

    Whether you have 30 minutes or 3 hours, help get Democratic voters out to the polls for the primary election March 19. We're joining the Mariyana Spyropoulos campaign to phonebank and textbank to strong Democratic voters to remind them to vote in the primary for Mariyana for Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County. You can volunteer for the full time slot, or stop in to fit your schedule. We'll be meeting on Zoom, and a Mariyana campaign field director will help you get started. To sign up, please visit this link, and her campaign will email you the Zoom link to join the phonebank on either Thursdays or Saturdays.

  • Thursday, March 14, 2024 at 07:00 PM
    14 W. Miner St., Arlington Heights in Arlington Heights, IL

    NOW is the BEST TIME for Women to Run for Office

    This event has been postponed. It will be rescheduled in the summer. Check back for dates.

     

    Now, more than ever, we need more women to run for public office. While women candidates face particular challenges when they run for office, today's climate may be the best environment yet for women to run successfully. A panel of former candidates and current electeds will discuss what worked for them and give future candidates their best advice.

    "Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek."

    Barack Obama

    This Candidates' Coach training is a collaboration of Greater Palatine Area Democrats, Elk Grove Township Democrats, and Wheeling Township Democrats.

  • Saturday, March 16, 2024 at 10:00 AM · 10 rsvps

    2024 St. Patrick's Day Parade

    Greater Palatine Area Democrats is proud to be a sponsor of the Durty St. Patrick's Day Parade! Join Greater Palatine Area Democrats as we walk in Palatine's St. Pat's parade on Saturday, March 16!! We need loads of folks to carry banners and walk with us. In past years we had a river of Democrats walking--let's do that again!

    On Parade Day, March 16, line up begins at 10 a.m. The staging area is on Oak Street in front of Gray Sanborn School, 101 N Oak Street, Palatine. The parade kicks off at 11 a.m. and ends at Wood and Smith streets at Durty Nellies. The parade takes about 45 minutes to walk. 

    We will have coffee and green doughnuts at the staging area. Dress for the weather!

    Free parking is available in the parking deck at 210 N. Smith Street in Palatine (behind Durty Nellies), at the Metra parking spots on Smith south of the Metra tracks, or at the Aquatic Center parking, 340 E. Palatine Road. Street parking is discouraged. 

    Candidates and Elected Officials: This year, parade organizers are requiring all political organizations and candidates who want to carry a banner or signs to pay a parade entry fee of $200. (If purchased by Feb. 1, the fee is $150 with the discount code DEMS24.) Greater Palatine Area Democrats knows that our electeds and candidates are busy. We have purchased FOUR parade entries for Democratic candidates who want to march with us and proudly carry their candidates' banner. If you would like one of these entry slots, please contact Maria Galo at [email protected] or call her cell at 847 507 7043. We only ask that you reimburse us the $150 for the entry fee. We will let the organizers know you are marching with us, and you will be included in the list of participants.

    If our four extra slots are used up, Candidates and Electeds can register for the parade at  https://durtystpats.com/participate-in-the-parade/

  • Saturday, March 16, 2024 at 12:00 PM

    Phonebanks for Mariyana Spyropoulos--Saturdays

    Whether you have 30 minutes or 3 hours, help get Democratic voters out to the polls for the primary election March 19. We're joining the Mariyana Spyropoulos campaign to phonebank and textbank to strong Democratic voters to remind them to vote in the primary for Mariyana for Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County. You can volunteer for the full time slot, or stop in to fit your schedule. We'll be meeting on Zoom, and a Mariyana campaign field director will help you get started. To sign up, please visit this link, and her campaign will email you the Zoom link to join the phonebank on either Thursdays or Saturdays.

  • Monday, March 18, 2024 at 06:00 PM
    GPAD offices in Arlington Heights, IL

    Plant Campaign Signs on Election Eve

    Help plant campaign signs at Polling Places in Palatine Township on Primary Election Eve! We are seeking at least 10 people to plant signs--many hands make light work. You will pick up signs and a route of 2-3 stops, and then you'll plant the signs at the polling places. Signs need to be at least 100 feet from the polling place. You also will need to return to the polling place after Election Day to remove the signs and bring them back to the office. The signs must be picked up within 24 hours of Election Day. You can pick up signs the night of March 19 after polls close, or on Wednesday, March 20. Bring them to the office either night. Thank you!

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