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Update from Susana Mendoza

Update from Susana Mendoza Illinois Comptroller, @susanamendoza10 One year ago, I was proud to be elected and sworn in as Illinois Comptroller. Since that time, I am proud of the long list of accomplishments that our office has been able to achieve. Democrats should be proud as well as we prepare to take the [...]

Illinois Democratic Women

Illinois Democratic Women by Jennifer Lee, Co-President, @ildemwmn Illinois Democratic Women (IDW) is a statewide grassroots organization that works for more equitable representation and participation of Democrat women at all levels of the Democratic Party and government. IDW members are a diverse group that have shared values and one common goal – to support [...]

Digital: The Great Equalizer

Digital: The Great Equalizer by Jessica Ellison Thomas, Find her on Facebook! If you are confused by the vast world of advertising, you are not alone. As a candidate, you know that you need to have an impact on the constituents in your district. That’s the obvious part. The question, then, is: How do [...]

What are you willing to do?

What are you willing to do? by Kristina Zahorik, @mchenrydems State Central Committeewoman, 14th Congressional District Vice Chairwoman, McHenry County Democratic Party Five years ago, my former boss spoke to me from beyond the grave. I was reconnecting with former Senator Paul Simon colleagues at an event to support the SIU Paul Simon Public [...]

Madison County Democrats hold Gubernatorial Caucus

Madison County Democrats hold Gubernatorial Caucus by Mark Von Nida, Chairman of the Madison County Democratic Party, @MadCoILDems On September 18, Democrats in Madison County were among the first in the state to express their choice of candidates in the Gubernatorial 2018 primary election. Although the Democratic Nominee will not be selected until the March [...]

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 [...]