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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 [...]

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 They talk about outdated leadership, unclear messaging, and limited funding.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, [...]

Governor Rauner should keep his word to protect Illinois women

Governor Rauner should keep his word to protect Illinois women Help us send a message to Governor Rauner to sign HB40 into law By Brigid Leahy, Public Policy Director for Planned Parenthood Illinois Action, @PPIAction In the years immediately following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Roe v. Wade, anti-abortion politicians have pushed to [...]

Young Democrats of Illinois Embark on New Vision

Young Democrats of Illinois Embark on New Vision by Kevin Brooks, President, Young Democrats of Illinois, @Kbrooks2080 It is with profound gratitude and boundless optimism that I start my term as President of the Young Democrats of Illinois (YDI). Joining me on the Executive Board of YDI are eight of the most dedicated and [...]

Illinois Democrats’ “Good Government” Message Beats Governor Junk’s “Government Chaos” in 2018

Illinois Democrats’ “Good Government” Message Beats Governor Junk’s “Government Chaos” in 2018 By State Representative Lou Lang (D-Skokie), Illinois House Deputy Majority Leader and Executive Vice Chairman of the Cook County Democratic Party @StateRepLouLang Good government is good politics. That’s Illinois Democrats’ message strategy heading into the 2018 election: good government. Good government means [...]

Education Funding in Illinois

Education Funding in Illinois by State Senator Andy Manar (D-Bunker Hill), sponsor of Senate Bill 1, @AndyManar When I was 15, Sen. Vince Demuzio invited me to spend the day with him at the Illinois Capitol, stirring my love for public service and stoking my desire to be a catalyst for change. This spring, [...]

Resistance Illinois

Resistance Illinois by Ken Kimber, Project Manager, Democratic Party of Illinois @demsforillinois The Resistance Summer program is a nationwide Democratic Party initiative designed to bolster volunteers in states by assisting in local organizing projects over the summer. That is why the Democratic National Committee, the Democratic Party of Illinois, the Illinois Democratic County Chairman’s [...]

JB Pritzker, Candidate for Governor

JB Pritzker, Candidate for Governor @JBPritzker Today, Illinois is in crisis: last among the states in our credit rating and nearly last in education funding. Services for families are closing, and healthcare has been cut back. There are a lot of reasons for this, but chief among them is our failed governor, Bruce Rauner. [...]