Lake County Dems defend democracy! ✊ Speaker Emanuel "Chris" Welch joined the Lake County community on Flag Day to highlight the Democratic efforts to protect our freedoms.

“Because We Do the Work!” Lake Country Democrats Defending Democracy Reception

Lake Dems rallied a large group of dedicated and determined Democrats at our 2nd annual Democrats Defending Democracy reception on Flag Day. Attendees included legislators, current, former, and future candidates, financial contributors, volunteers, and Lake County residents who share Democratic values and morals, all fiercely working together to defend democracy.

The popular event, held at the DoubleTree Hotel in Mundelein, began with Justin Pedersen, Lake Dems Operations Director, welcoming the crowd. Marc Jones, Lake Dems Sergeant-at-Arms, spoke about what it means to defend democracy, including protecting the right to vote. “If a voter is eligible and able and can vote, they have a right to go into that box and cast that ballot.”

Next, Lauren Beth Gash, Lake Dems Chair, spoke about the accomplishments of the organization, “Ten of our thirteen state legislators are Democrats now.” She also remarked that Lake Dems raised over $150,000 this past year and spent the bulk of the funds on candidates and outreach programs.