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About Dan Kovats

Dan has been involved in campaigns for the last 10 years starting out in organizing and grassroots efforts, which are the lifeblood of the Democratic Party. During his last campaign he served as Campaign Manager to Rianne Hawkins for Springfield City Clerk and prior to that, Dan was the Downstate Regional Field Director for US Senator Dick Durbin’s reelection campaign. Dan also served for 11 months as an Outreach Assistant to State Treasurer Michael Frerichs.

IDCCA President’s Message – September 2017

IDCCA President’s Message by Doug House, IDCCA President @ILDCCA @RICoDemocrats Why I will cast my vote for JB Pritzker I was elected President of the IDCCA in 2015 on a platform based on my personal commitment to take back the Governor’s office in 2018. I have worked tirelessly to achieve that goal. A year [...]

Building an Email List: It’s Really Not Scary

Building an Email List: It’s Really Not Scary by Natasha Smith, User Experience and Communications Manager, National Democratic Training Committee, @traindems You need to build an email list for your campaign. Here’s how to do that with Action Network: If you’re running a campaign, you need a digital presence — sorry, but Facebook and Twitter just don’t cut [...]

Illinois Women’s Institute for Leadership

Illinois Women’s Institute for Leadership by IWIL Executive Director Christina Nowinski, @iwilinfo For more than 15 years, the Illinois Women’s Institute for Leadership (IWIL) has been working to propel and empower women to hold elected and appointed positions in the state of Illinois. Each year, IWIL selects approximately 12 women to participate in an [...]

I’ve never been to the Brunch before

I’ve never been to the Brunch before by Cynthia Given, Richland County Precinct Committeewoman and candidate for State Representative (109th District), @downstatedem I live in a rural part of southeastern Illinois that has not elected a Democrat for the Illinois House, Illinois Senate, or United States House in over a decade. My state house [...]

Five Rules for Being a Successful Senator

Five Rules for Being a Successful Senator A Review of Al Franken: Giant of the Senate by Art Friedson, @artfri If you think making the transition from a 20+ year career in comedy to a United States Senator is tough, you’re right. Just ask Senator Al Franken who tells his story with very smart [...]

Walking in Trump Country

Walking in Trump Country by John Curtis, candidate for State Representative (93rd District), @ElectJohnCurtis The 2016 election was not a good one for Democrats.   But although I came up short in my campaign for state representative, I learned some lessons that I think will lead us to victory in 2018 and that might help [...]

NewFounders Conference, How to put resistance into action

  NewFounders Conference, How to put resistance into action by Genevieve Thiers, @newfoundersHQ There’s no doubt about it: the media coverage of the left has been grim. They talk about outdated leadership, unclear messaging, and limited funding. They lament on how ill equipped we are to win 2018.  But for the last six months, [...]

Democrats Ready to Defeat Rauner and Trump

For Immediate Release August 17, 2017 Contact: Dan Kovats, IDCCA Executive Director (773) 351-7818 / dankovats@gmail.com Democrats Ready to Defeat Rauner and Trump Record-breaking Turnout at IDCCA Brunch Demonstrates Surge of Enthusiasm Springfield, IL -- Democrats, motivated by the one two punch of incompetence and chaos brought on by Donald Trump and Bruce Rauner, came [...]

IDCCA President’s Message – August 2017

IDCCA President’s Message by Doug House, IDCCA President @ILDCCA @RICoDemocrats Don’t Miss Out! Democratic activists and progressive voters are leaving nothing to chance in the 2018 Election Cycle. Preparations started immediately following the 2016 General Election. We are now mobilizing to resist Donald Trump and Bruce Rauner. We are evaluating and retooling our message. [...]