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Pat Quinn, candidate for Attorney General

2017-12-11T10:34:44+00:00

Pat Quinn, candidate for Attorney General I believe the Attorney General should be the lawyer for the people of Illinois. With Donald Trump in the White House, this role has never been more important. State attorneys general across the nation are the last line of defense against Trump’s unconstitutional policies and conduct. Illinois needs a strong Attorney General to protect the rights of consumers, workers, taxpayers, teachers, students, veterans, and voters. The Illinois Attorney General must promote integrity in state and local government. As Governor, I tightened ethical standards of elected officials, state employees, and lobbyists; fought for and signed [...]

Pat Quinn, candidate for Attorney General 2017-12-11T10:34:44+00:00

Renato Mariotti, candidate for Attorney General

2017-12-11T10:23:16+00:00

Renato Mariotti, candidate for Attorney General @renato_mariotti The office of Attorney General is critical to the strength of Illinois and our nation.  The mandate of the office is broad – the Attorney General is entrusted to protect consumers and small business owners, enforce environmental laws, shape policies for unfair competition and legislation to combat crime, advocate for victims of crimes, and ensure that all under-represented groups are given the equality demanded by the Constitution. Throughout our nation’s history, Attorneys General have also been a counter-balance to the federal government.  We saw examples of this during the Obama administration as Republican [...]

Renato Mariotti, candidate for Attorney General 2017-12-11T10:23:16+00:00

Aaron Goldstein candidate for Attorney General

2017-12-13T09:43:05+00:00

Aaron Goldstein, candidate for Attorney General @AG_4_AG As an attorney, Aaron is a dedicated community-builder and an avid defender for the rights the underrepresented and marginalized. Previously, Aaron has worked for the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless, Legal Assistance Foundation, the Cook County Public Defender’s Office and has worked as a solo practitioner. He has tried hundreds of cases, several jury trials, and currently supervises 20 lawyers and staff. He has also lectured on various areas of the law and was an adjunct professor at DePaul College of Law as well as North Park University. Aaron Goldstein is the Democratic [...]

Aaron Goldstein candidate for Attorney General 2017-12-13T09:43:05+00:00

Sharon Fairley, candidate for Attorney General

2017-12-12T10:49:08+00:00

Sharon Fairley, candidate for Attorney General @FairleyForAG Illinois – and our nation – are facing unprecedented peril. To overcome it, we need experienced, principled leadership to defend our democracy and our hard-won rights. We have been through tough times before. I studied mechanical and aerospace engineering in college and obtained an M.B.A. after graduation. I spent years after that pursuing a career in business and advertising while also raising a family until the events of September 11, 2001. I wanted to get involved and help make a difference, so I went back to school at the University of Chicago and [...]

Sharon Fairley, candidate for Attorney General 2017-12-12T10:49:08+00:00

Update from Susana Mendoza

2017-11-13T14:14:48+00:00

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 fight to Governor Rauner. Earlier this month, members of the Illinois House and Senate voted a combined 164-3 to override Governor Bruce Rauner’s veto of the Debt Transparency Act. The bipartisan legislation, which I helped introduce in January, will require all state agencies to disclose on [...]

Update from Susana Mendoza 2017-11-13T14:14:48+00:00

Illinois Democratic Women

2017-11-13T13:59:51+00:00

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 the Democratic Party and involve more women in the political process. We recently held our 45th convention in Springfield this past September and I was honored to be installed as the new Co-President of the organization. I have large shoes to fill stepping in for former [...]

Illinois Democratic Women 2017-11-13T13:59:51+00:00

Digital: The Great Equalizer

2017-11-13T13:48:15+00:00

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 I make an impact in the most efficient, cost-effective way? Enter digital advertising. Now, you might be thinking, “But, Jess, traditional advertising was confusing enough before. Now you want to throw digital into the mix?” Yes, I do. Let’s start with the basic tenant of marketing [...]

Digital: The Great Equalizer 2017-11-13T13:48:15+00:00

What are you willing to do?

2017-10-17T10:43:49+00:00

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 Policy Institute. His biography was being shown and I heard that distinctive voice remind me “What kind of a world would you like to see? What are you willing to do to achieve it?” What kind of a world? Well, not the kind I was seeing. [...]

What are you willing to do? 2017-10-17T10:43:49+00:00

Madison County Democrats hold Gubernatorial Caucus

2017-10-17T10:13:53+00:00

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 20th Primary Election in 2018, all Democratic voters were invited to take part in a caucus style straw poll. "The Madison County Democratic Party was excited to host a 'straw poll' where voters met other Democrats and voiced their preference for one of the Democratic Candidates [...]

Madison County Democrats hold Gubernatorial Caucus 2017-10-17T10:13:53+00:00

I’ve never been to the Brunch before

2017-09-18T11:24:31+00:00

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 legislative district includes all or part of nine counties and contains just 100 miles of interstate highway. I attended this year’s brunch because I wanted to know our party’s strategy to win the next election. My goal: return to Richland County with a plan to elect [...]

I’ve never been to the Brunch before 2017-09-18T11:24:31+00:00