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Democratic County Chairs to Host Two Attorney General Candidate Forums

2018-01-16T16:57:56+00:00

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 Contact: Toby Trimmer, Communications Director (217) 622-7547 | toby@ildcca.org Democratic County Chairs to Host Two Attorney General Candidate Forums Forums to be held in Springfield and Chicago Springfield, Illinois – Illinois Democratic County Chairs’ Association (IDCCA) announced today that it will be hosting two candidate forums for the Democratic candidates for Attorney General in Springfield and Chicago. Each forum will be open to the public, within ticket availability, and press. The IDCCA is also pleased to provide media availability with IDCCA Chairman Doug House and the candidates for interested outlets. House will be [...]

Democratic County Chairs to Host Two Attorney General Candidate Forums 2018-01-16T16:57:56+00:00

Democratic Party County Chairs Establish Task Force to Examine Harassment Policies

2018-01-10T09:39:37+00:00

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, January 10, 2018 Contact: Toby Trimmer, Communications Director (217) 622-7547 | toby@ildcca.org Democratic Party County Chairs Establish Task Force to Examine Harassment Policies Goals include awareness, prevention and procedures to affirm zero-tolerance for sexual harassment  Springfield, Illinois – With scores of national and state headlines boosting the public’s awareness of the prevalence of sexual harassment in American institutions, the Illinois Democratic County Chairs’ Association (IDCCA) recently established an organizational task force to address the statewide group’s policies on the issue. “No industry, individual or organization should allow the recent exposures of sexual harassment fade without self-examination,” said Doug House, President [...]

Democratic Party County Chairs Establish Task Force to Examine Harassment Policies 2018-01-10T09:39:37+00:00

New Hires: Two Experienced Political Professionals Added to Democratic Chairs’ Team

2017-12-22T11:09:43+00:00

For Immediate Release December 22, 2017 Contact: Toby Trimmer, IDCCA Communications Director (217) 622-7547 / toby@ildcca.org New Hires: Two Experienced Political Professionals Added to Democratic Chairs’ Team Jillian Hawkins serving as Assistant Executive Director, Toby Trimmer as Communications Director  SPRINGFIELD, Illinois – Responding to the growing activism of Democrats throughout the state, the Illinois Democratic County Chairs’ Association (IDCCA) is adding two Springfield-based professionals to their operations. Jillian Hawkins now serves the IDCCA in the role of Assistant Executive Director. In the newly-created position, Hawkins will help manage day-to-day operations, strategic planning, county and regional coordination and serve as a [...]

New Hires: Two Experienced Political Professionals Added to Democratic Chairs’ Team 2017-12-22T11:09:43+00:00

Bost’s “Not so Secret Santa” gift puts extra money in his pocket

2017-12-20T11:03:49+00:00

For Immediate Release December 20, 2017 Contact: Toby Trimmer, IDCCA Communications Director (217) 622-7547 / toby@ildcca.org BOST’S “NOT SO SECRET SANTA” GIFT PUTS EXTRA MONEY IN HIS POCKET Average 12th CD family will see their taxes go up over time Springfield, IL – In response to Congressman “Scrooge” Mike Bost’s vote to cut taxes for the wealthiest Americans and stick middle and working-class families a tax increase, President of the Illinois Democratic County Chairs’ Association (IDCCA), Doug House, issued the following statement: “Mike Bost just voted to give tens of thousands of average Southern Illinois families one of the most [...]

Bost’s “Not so Secret Santa” gift puts extra money in his pocket 2017-12-20T11:03:49+00:00

Democratic County Chairs Association Endorses Mazeski for Congress

2017-12-13T09:32:10+00:00

  For Immediate Release December 13, 2017 Contact: Toby Trimmer, IDCCA Communications Director (217) 622-7547 / toby@ildcca.org DEMOCRATIC COUNTY CHAIRS ASSOCIATION ENDORSES MAZESKI FOR CONGRESS Springfield, IL – Adding to the growing list of supporters determined to end the anti-middle-class agenda of Washington Republicans, the Illinois Democratic County Chair’s Association (IDCCA) today announced their endorsement of Kelly Mazeski for Illinois’ 6th congressional district. “With Kelly Mazeski, Democrats can finally defeat Peter Roskam and send a common-sense, middle class advocate to Congress,” said Doug House, IDCCA President. “Without question, Kelly Mazeski is among the best in our ranks to give voice to [...]

Democratic County Chairs Association Endorses Mazeski for Congress 2017-12-13T09:32:10+00:00

Democratic County Chairs Unanimous in Recommendations of Statewide Democrats

2017-12-11T09:41:22+00:00

For Immediate Release December 11, 2017 Contact: Toby Trimmer, IDCCA Communications Director (217) 622-7547 / toby@ildcca.org DEMOCRATIC COUNTY CHAIRS UNANIMOUS IN RECOMMENDATIONS OF STATEWIDE DEMOCRATS Accomplishments prove White, Frerichs and Mendoza are in charge   Springfield, IL – Leaders of the statewide Illinois Democratic County Chair’s Association (IDCCA) today announced their Board’s unanimous re-election endorsements of Secretary of State Jesse White, Comptroller Susana Mendoza and Treasurer Mike Frerichs. “Illinoisans expect that when a leader takes the oath of office, they’ll take charge and take responsibility for being in charge,” said IDCCA President Doug House. “Secretary White, Comptroller Mendoza and Treasurer Frerichs [...]

Democratic County Chairs Unanimous in Recommendations of Statewide Democrats 2017-12-11T09:41:22+00:00

IDCCA Calls on Illinois Republican Congressmen to Return Pro-Roy Moore Money

2017-11-29T12:33:24+00:00

For Immediate Release November 29, 2017 Contact: Dan Kovats, IDCCA Executive Director (773) 351-7818 / dankovats@gmail.com IDCCA Calls on Illinois Republican Congressmen to Return Pro-Roy Moore Money Today, The Illinois Democratic County Chairmen's Association called on Illinois Republican Congressmen Mike Bost, Rodney Davis, Peter Roskam, and Randy Hultgren to return donations they have received from pro-Roy Moore megadonor Dick Uihlein. Uihlein has been revealed as the primary backer of a pro-Roy Moore Super PAC that is spending hundreds of thousands of dollars to elect Moore to the U.S. Senate, even after at least nine women have accused Roy Moore of inappropriate [...]

IDCCA Calls on Illinois Republican Congressmen to Return Pro-Roy Moore Money 2017-11-29T12:33:24+00:00

Democratic County Chairs Vote to Endorse Brendan Kelly

2017-11-20T09:44:56+00:00

For Immediate Release November 20, 2017 Contact: Dan Kovats, IDCCA Executive Director (773) 351-7818 / dankovats@gmail.com   Democratic County Chairs Vote to Endorse Brendan Kelly Democrats look to take back the Illinois 12th with strong grassroots support Springfield, IL – Today, the Illinois Democratic County Chairmen’s Association (IDCCA) has officially endorsed Brendan Kelly for Congress in the Illinois 12th Congressional District. In the first congressional endorsement of the 2018 Election, over 90% of the County Chairs in the Illinois 12th District overwhelmingly voted to support Kelly. IDCCA President Doug House released the following statement in reaction: “I have had a chance [...]

Democratic County Chairs Vote to Endorse Brendan Kelly 2017-11-20T09:44:56+00:00

Democratic County Chairs Vote to Endorse JB Pritzker

2017-10-07T13:49:36+00:00

For Immediate Release October 7, 2017 Contact: Dan Kovats, IDCCA Executive Director (773) 351-7818 / dankovats@gmail.com Democratic County Chairs Vote to Endorse JB Pritzker Overwhelming vote of members indicates JB inspiring Democrats to beat Rauner in 2018 Springfield, IL – Today, the Illinois Democratic County Chairmen’s Association (IDCCA) and its 102 members met to vote on an endorsement in the Democratic Primary for Governor. With an unprecedented show of support, the IDCCA voted to endorse JB Pritzker for Governor representing nearly 70% of the County Chairmen. IDCCA President Doug House released the following statement in reaction: “At the start of the [...]

Democratic County Chairs Vote to Endorse JB Pritzker 2017-10-07T13:49:36+00:00

U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (MN) to be Guest Speaker at Annual Chairmen’s Brunch

2017-07-21T09:18:46+00:00

For Immediate Release July 21, 2017 Media Advisory Contact: Dan Kovats / IDCCA Executive Director (773) 351-7818 / dankovats@gmail.com U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (MN) to be Guest Speaker at Annual Chairmen’s Brunch Springfield, IL – On Thursday, August 17th, the Illinois Democratic County Chairmen’s Association will host their annual Chairmen’s Brunch. This event is the largest Democratic event every year and is expected to draw over 1,000 County Chairs, Precinct Committeemen, Elected Officials, candidates, labor leaders and Democratic Party activists from throughout Illinois. The IDCCA will also present Hon. Lauren Beth Gash and Hon. Bill Houlihan with the IDCCA Democratic Party [...]

U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (MN) to be Guest Speaker at Annual Chairmen’s Brunch 2017-07-21T09:18:46+00:00