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IDCCA President’s Message – March 2017

2017-03-13T10:58:32+00:00

IDCCA President’s Message by Doug House, IDCCA President @ILDCCA @RICoDemocrats First Ever IDCCA Annual Party Builder Awards To Recognize / Honor Kevin Conlon and Clem Balanoff Party Building is what the IDCCA does and is all about. The first rule of politics is that politics is about inclusion. It is that lesson of inclusion that our leadership team has focused on in its effort to grow our ranks and party. We have reached out to all of the constituencies of the Democratic Party that we have been able to identify – by gender, race, political leaning, social standing, and issues [...]

IDCCA President’s Message – March 2017 2017-03-13T10:58:32+00:00

IDCCA President’s Message

2017-02-13T10:15:40+00:00

IDCCA President’s Message by Doug House, IDCCA President @ILDCCA @RICoDemocrats Something great is happening! There is a new awaking of civil disobedience. Young and old are getting up off the couch to join the resistance and go out into the streets to show their dissatisfaction with the policies of the Trump administration. People are literally “Mad as hell and they are not going to take it anymore”. When only a few short months ago, you could not get anyone to take their face out of their phone long enough to make eye contact and say hi to their neighbor, today [...]

IDCCA President’s Message 2017-02-13T10:15:40+00:00

IDCCA President’s Message

2017-01-22T12:43:16+00:00

IDCCA President’s Message by Doug House, IDCCA President @ILDCCA @RICoDemocrats Are You Ready? Because 2017 is not an “Off Year” and Because 2018 is to Damn Important! The IDCCA has never been more ready! I recently went through all the stages of dealing with the grief of the General Election Presidential loss as the rest of you did. But there were two of the stages that I have been hung up on, the first that has given me a great deal of trouble was anger. That is because I cannot stop being angry about what this new President says about our [...]

IDCCA President’s Message 2017-01-22T12:43:16+00:00

IDCCA President’s Message

2017-01-22T12:43:16+00:00

IDCCA President’s Message by Doug House, IDCCA President @ILDCCA @RICoDemocrats Friends: I want to take a moment and wish you a Happy Holidays! We have been through a lot this year, and while the Presidential election did not turn out how we had hoped, we still have so much to be thankful for. From the wildly successful Chairmen's Brunch in August, to the volunteers, precinct leaders and Chairmen who made sure Illinois went Blue in November, and all the work in between - I am so grateful for all that we have done together this year. And we are not done [...]

IDCCA President’s Message 2017-01-22T12:43:16+00:00

IDCCA President’s Message

2017-01-22T12:43:17+00:00

IDCCA President’s Message by Doug House, IDCCA President @ILDCCA @RICoDemocrats With our country on the verge of making history by electing Hillary Clinton as our first female President, we are reminded of the unique challenges women face as they run for elected office. It is a challenge that is absolutely necessary to overcome, and something Illinois Democrats have been tackling for years. This election alone, Illinois will have the opportunity to vote for Tammy Duckworth and Susana Mendoza statewide, as well as countless others running as incumbents and challengers in State and Municipal level races. It is no longer a secret [...]

IDCCA President’s Message 2017-01-22T12:43:17+00:00

IDCCA President’s Message

2017-01-22T12:43:17+00:00

IDCCA President’s Message by Doug House, IDCCA President @ILDCCA @RICoDemocrats Party Building for General Election Victories! Wow! Only 57 Days to go until Election Day. The IDCCA has been running full speed since last November when our IDCCA Executive Director Dan Kovats and I first outlined our three-year plan. The end of the first year our effort is rapidly coming up and we are proud to report that we are on track to achieve all of our first year goals. Our three-year plan includes several ongoing and ambitious goals as we work towards 2018. Some of these goals include being an [...]

IDCCA President’s Message 2017-01-22T12:43:17+00:00

IDCCA President’s Message

2017-01-22T12:43:18+00:00

IDCCA President’s Message by Doug House, IDCCA President @ILDCCA @RICoDemocrats I just came from the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. The Wells Fargo Arena was filled with energy and excitement. We all knew as you do that the convention went very well and as reflected in the National polling our message of compassion and tolerance resonated as did the plans of our nominee Hillary Clinton to move our country forward. It is extremely important that we now execute our grass roots door to door and neighbor to neighbor effort. It is ok for us to look at the polls but don't [...]

IDCCA President’s Message 2017-01-22T12:43:18+00:00

IDCCA President’s Message

2017-01-22T12:43:18+00:00

IDCCA President’s Message by Doug House, IDCCA President @ILDCCA @RICoDemocrats I love a Parade! The Fourth of July weekend has now come and gone, many of you were in parades showing your political pride. Never under estimate that outward expression of being a Democrat when you march in a parade. It is a demonstrative exclamation of who you are! People you know gave a cheer or thumbs up or were caused to pause because you demonstrated a pride in who you are and publicly stood up for the shared beliefs of being a Democrat. While it was liberating for you it [...]

IDCCA President’s Message 2017-01-22T12:43:18+00:00

IDCCA President’s Message

2017-01-22T12:43:19+00:00

IDCCA President’s Message by Doug House, IDCCA President With the start of summer, we are less than six months away from the General Election. It’s pretty exciting to think about all of the hard work that has gotten each County Party and campaigns to this point. These last six months will be filled with door knocking, phone banking, parades, early voting, voting by mail and Get Out The Vote efforts. It is important that each County Party is doing their part to contribute to the overall success of electing Democrats. One important way to do this is to make sure that [...]

IDCCA President’s Message 2017-01-22T12:43:19+00:00

IDCCA President’s Message

2017-01-22T12:43:19+00:00

The State of the IDCCA by Doug House, President of the IDCCA The state of the IDCCA has never been better! The plans mapped out by our Executive Board, past Presidents, and our Executive Director have come together. A short list of accomplishments quickly demonstrates how quickly we have been moving and just how successful we have been. Hired a new Executive Director Dan Kovats Developed a three-year plan of party building for the IDCCA that prepares us for the fall general election, the 2018 Governor’s Race and beyond Published the first IDCCA monthly Newsletter to share issues and Party building [...]

IDCCA President’s Message 2017-01-22T12:43:19+00:00