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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. [...]

Ameya Pawar, Candidate for Governor

Ameya Pawar, Candidate for Governor @Ameya_Pawar_IL Prior to 2011, I had no political experience of any kind, whatsoever. When I decided to run for alderman of Chicago’s 47th Ward, challenging a candidate backed by the Chicago machine, I had no money and no endorsements. But that didn’t stop me and my tiny grassroots campaign [...]

Alex Paterakis, Candidate for Governor

Alex Paterakis, Candidate for Governor @alexrpaterakis Rauner, a wealthy private equity investor, ran for governor as a Republican in 2014 on a populist pledge to "shake up Springfield" and "bring back Illinois." After two years, four months he’s done neither, leaving destruction in his path. And rather than bringing back Illinois, Rauner has torpedoed [...]

Chris Kennedy, Candidate for Governor

Chris Kennedy, Candidate for Governor @KennedyforIL Dear Friend & County Chair – Thirty years ago, Chris Kennedy moved from Boston to Decatur to join the fight against hunger in Illinois.  Working for Archer Daniels Midland, he lived in Decatur and spent time in Peoria and the Metro East selling barge freight and learning the [...]

Bob Daiber, Candidate for Governor

Bob Daiber, Candidate for Governor @BobDaiber Illinois has been operating without a state budget for nearly three years. In that time, the state’s credit rating has been downgraded eight times, the backlog of unpaid bills has surpassed $14.5 billion, more than 1,500 employees at public universities and community colleges have been laid off, and countless social service providers are struggling to [...]

Daniel Biss, Candidate for Governor

Daniel Biss, Candidate for Governor @danielbiss Dear friends, Thank you for the hard work you do on behalf of Democrats across Illinois. While my fellow Democratic candidates and I will have our disagreements, we ALL agree that Bruce Rauner must go, and you are on the frontlines of defeating him next fall. Before that [...]

Illinois Comeback Agenda

Dear fellow Democrats, Over the last few years, we've had a Herculean task ahead of us in Springfield: standing up to Governor Rauner's anti-worker, pro-CEO agenda. And despite all the money and all the rhetoric he's thrown at us, we've stood tall. It makes me proud to be a Democrat — and your support [...]