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/Dan Kovats

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.

Your Candidate’s Vote is in Jeopardy

2018-02-11T13:22:42+00:00

Your Candidate’s Vote is in Jeopardy by Larry Quick, the Illinois Ballot Integrity Project, www.ballot-integrity.org How secure are Illinois elections? How much confidence should Illinois voters have in the accuracy and integrity of the election results reported by Illinois election authorities? Have we as voters come to accept faith-based election results subject to little if any independent external review? To be sure, Illinois election systems are complex. They are information systems comprised of many interdependent components. They are with few exceptions insecure guardians of Illinois democracy. Audits of Illinois election systems by independent CPAs would reveal to all Illinois citizens [...]

Your Candidate’s Vote is in Jeopardy 2018-02-11T13:22:42+00:00

Democratic Chairs Endorse John Curtis in State Rep Run

2018-02-01T13:09:59+00:00

For Immediate Release: Thursday, February 1, 2018 Contact: Toby Trimmer, Communications Director (217) 622-7547 | toby@ildcca.org DEMOCRATIC CHAIRS ENDORSE JOHN CURTIS IN STATE REP RUN Western Illinois can count on Curtis for common sense, hard work and an end to Rauner’s games SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - The Illinois Democratic County Chairs’ Association today announced the endorsement of John Curtis, Democratic candidate for State Representative of the 93rd district. “John Curtis is just like the people of western Illinois - he doesn’t stop working,” said Doug House, president of the IDCCA. “John is a Democrat who brings reason, common sense and a [...]

Democratic Chairs Endorse John Curtis in State Rep Run 2018-02-01T13:09:59+00:00

Learn more about the Democratic Attorney General Candidates

2018-01-24T13:14:10+00:00

The Illinois Democratic County Chairs' Association announced that it will be hosting two candidate forums for the Democratic candidates for Attorney General in Springfield and Chicago. Each forum will be open to the public, free to attend, within ticket availability, and press. All 8 candidates have confirmed their attendance for both forums. Springfield Forum: WHO: IDCCA, 970 WMAY Springfield and Democratic Candidates for Attorney General WHERE: Hoogland Center for the Arts, 420 South 6th Street WHEN: Monday, February 5, 7 pm – 8:30 pm. Doors open at 6 pm. Media avail with Chairman Doug House at 6:30. Seats at 6:45. [...]

Learn more about the Democratic Attorney General Candidates 2018-01-24T13:14:10+00:00

Democratic Party Association Changes Name to Reflect Equality for All

2018-01-22T13:53:04+00:00

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, January 22, 2018 Contact: Toby Trimmer, Communications Director (217) 622-7547 | toby@ildcca.org Democratic Party Association Changes Name to Reflect Equality for All  Springfield, Illinois – In a sense, the Illinois Democratic County Chairmen’s Association no longer exists. The statewide grassroots coalition today announced a name change to better reflect the composition of their membership. The organization is now the Illinois Democratic County Chairs’ Association. “The reference to ‘men’ in our name is a leftover of the past that inaccurately reflects who we are,” said Doug House, president of the IDCCA. “The Democratic Party has long engaged [...]

Democratic Party Association Changes Name to Reflect Equality for All 2018-01-22T13:53:04+00:00

Democratic County Chairs to Host Two Attorney General Candidate Forums

2018-01-16T16:57:56+00:00

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 Contact: Toby Trimmer, Communications Director (217) 622-7547 | toby@ildcca.org Democratic County Chairs to Host Two Attorney General Candidate Forums Forums to be held in Springfield and Chicago Springfield, Illinois – Illinois Democratic County Chairs’ Association (IDCCA) announced today that it will be hosting two candidate forums for the Democratic candidates for Attorney General in Springfield and Chicago. Each forum will be open to the public, within ticket availability, and press. The IDCCA is also pleased to provide media availability with IDCCA Chairman Doug House and the candidates for interested outlets. House will be [...]

Democratic County Chairs to Host Two Attorney General Candidate Forums 2018-01-16T16:57:56+00:00

Democratic Attorney General Candidate Forum

2018-01-22T12:01:50+00:00

The Illinois Democratic County Chairs' Association announced that it will be hosting two candidate forums for the Democratic candidates for Attorney General in Springfield and Chicago. Each forum will be open to the public, free to attend, within ticket availability, and press. The IDCCA is proud to be partnering with Jim Leach from 970 WMAY-AM Springfield to moderate the forum in Springfield, to be held at the Hoogland Center for the Arts, and Amanda Vinicky of WTTW/Chicago Tonight to moderate the Chicago forum at International Union of Operating Engineers Local 399. To date, the following candidates have confirmed their participation: [...]

Democratic Attorney General Candidate Forum 2018-01-22T12:01:50+00:00

IDCCA President’s Message – January 2018

2018-01-15T12:57:29+00:00

IDCCA President’s Message by Doug House, IDCCA President @ILDCCA @RICoDemocrats Let’s Get Going! It’s 2018! There’s no turning back. It’s 2018 and our chance to harness the enthusiasm for change is now more important than ever. Democrats throughout Illinois are motivated and engaged. And the IDCCA is building upon the remarkable growth and strength of the past two years where we’ve enacted our plan to recruit, organize and train Democrats and progressive-minded activists to build the strongest Democratic Party in every corner of Illinois. 2018 begins the third year of our three-year effort and, thanks to thousands of partners like [...]

IDCCA President’s Message – January 2018 2018-01-15T12:57:29+00:00

Hope from the Heartland: How Democrats Can Better Serve the Midwest by Bringing Rural, Working Class Wisdom to Washington

2018-01-15T12:50:04+00:00

Hope from the Heartland: How Democrats Can Better Serve the Midwest by Bringing Rural, Working Class Wisdom to Washington by Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17th), @CheriBustos Executive Summary Democrats’ national level of support has seen better days. Much better. By the numbers, Democrats are at their lowest in nearly 100 years. While the party had a successful night in off-year elections on Nov. 7, 2017, and in the Dec. 12, 2017, special election in Alabama for U.S. Senate, Democrats will not return to majorities in Washington or the states without earning stronger support from the rural, working-class voters who propelled Donald [...]

Hope from the Heartland: How Democrats Can Better Serve the Midwest by Bringing Rural, Working Class Wisdom to Washington 2018-01-15T12:50:04+00:00

Update from the College Democrats of Illinois

2018-01-15T12:39:33+00:00

Update from the College Democrats of Illinois by Jack McNeil, President, College Democrats of Illinois, @CollegeDemsIL Last week, the Illinois College Democrats PAC was officially launched, and in first 24 hours we raised nearly $500.Thanks to the help of the ILDCCA, Zach Koutsky and Tom Bowen, our executive board and finance director Victoria Koffsky, and our newly appointed finance council that features party leaders and College Dem alumni alike (Ben Head, Annie Kehler, Magen Ryan, Jen McMillen, and Craig Colbrook), we're off to the races. Now, here’s why it matters that College Democrats have a well-funded operation. The Democratic Party [...]

Update from the College Democrats of Illinois 2018-01-15T12:39:33+00:00