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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

Democratic County Chair President Responds to Override of Governor’s Veto

2017-07-06T16:46:13+00:00

For Immediate Release July 6, 2017 Media Advisory Contact: Dan Kovats / IDCCA Executive Director (773) 351-7818 / dankovats@gmail.com Democratic County Chair President Responds to Override of Governor’s Veto   Illinois will finally be able to start fixing the problems created by Rauner Springfield, IL – On Thursday, July 6th, the Illinois House of Representatives voted to override Bruce Rauner’s veto of a bipartisan, balanced budget. The move comes just days after the Illinois Senate similarly voted to override the Governor’s veto. On day 736 of Bruce Rauner’s term in office, Illinois finally has a state budget. Illinois Democratic County Chairmen’s [...]

Democratic County Chair President Responds to Override of Governor’s Veto 2017-07-06T16:46:13+00:00

While Democrats Work to End His Crisis, Rauner Attends Out-Of State Photo-Op

2017-06-26T07:33:40+00:00

For Immediate Release June 26, 2017 Media Advisory Contact: Dan Kovats, IDCCA Executive Director (773) 351-7818 / dankovats@gmail.com While Democrats Work to End His Crisis, Rauner Attends Out-Of State Photo-Op Rauner to campaign in Iowa instead of meeting with legislative leaders in Springfield Springfield, IL – On Monday, June 26th, Governor Bruce Rauner is attending a political photo-op in Bettendorf, IA at the ground-breaking ceremony for the Interstate 74 bridge over the Mississippi River. This project is expected to cost taxpayers up to one billion dollars. While Rauner is in Iowa attending the event, Democrats are in Springfield trying to find [...]

While Democrats Work to End His Crisis, Rauner Attends Out-Of State Photo-Op 2017-06-26T07:33:40+00:00

“Bipartisan” Governor Should Take His Own Advice and Follow Suit With His Peers

2017-06-21T15:42:10+00:00

For Immediate Release June 21, 2017 Media Advisory Contact: Dan Kovats, IDCCA Executive Director (773) 351-7818 / dankovats@gmail.com  “Bipartisan” Governor Should Take His Own Advice and Follow Suit With His Peers IDCCA implores Governor Rauner to speak out in support of maintenance of Medicaid expansion, and oppose secretive Republican health care plans  Springfield, IL – In March of this year, the National Governors Association launched the Governor's Bipartisan Health Reform Learning Network comprised of 6 Republicans and 7 Democrat governors. Yesterday, the group released their list of bipartisan ideas to improve the U.S. healthcare system. Included in their list was the [...]

“Bipartisan” Governor Should Take His Own Advice and Follow Suit With His Peers 2017-06-21T15:42:10+00:00

Democratic Chairmen’s Association Statement Regarding Potential Road Construction Shutdown

2017-06-20T16:00:48+00:00

For Immediate Release June 20, 2017 Media Advisory Contact: Dan Kovats, IDCCA Executive Director (773) 351-7818 / dankovats@gmail.com  Democratic Chairmen’s Association Statement Regarding Potential Road Construction Shutdown Rauner’s inability to compromise will create a public safety crisis and will affect 23,000 Middle Class jobs Springfield, IL – Last week the Illinois Department of Transportation issued a dire statement that the agency plans to suspend all construction projects on June 30th if a State Budget is not enacted. With the release of the Illinois Economic Policy Institute’s study on this suspension, Illinois Democratic County Chairmen’s Association President Doug House issued the following [...]

Democratic Chairmen’s Association Statement Regarding Potential Road Construction Shutdown 2017-06-20T16:00:48+00:00

Illinois House Republicans Failed Illinois, Will Governor Rauner?

2017-06-16T14:27:31+00:00

For Immediate Release June 2, 2017 Media Advisory Contact: Dan Kovats, IDCCA Executive Director (773) 351-7818 / dankovats@gmail.com Illinois House Republicans Failed Illinois, Will Governor Rauner? Following silence from IL Congressional GOP before Trump’s withdrawal from climate accord, IDCCA calls on Governor Rauner not to fail our state   Springfield, IL - Following President Trump’s announcement that the U.S. would withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord, Illinois Democratic County Chairmen’s Association President Doug House released the following statement: "Yesterday, Donald Trump prioritized politics over science, and jeopardized the well being of our children’s and grandchildren’s future," said Doug House. “Leading up [...]

Illinois House Republicans Failed Illinois, Will Governor Rauner? 2017-06-16T14:27:31+00:00

Trump’s ‘Taxpayer First’ Budget Would Hit Illinois Middle Class the Hardest

2017-06-16T14:27:31+00:00

For Immediate Release May 23, 2017 Media Advisory Contact: Dan Kovats, IDCCA Executive Director (773) 351-7818 / dankovats@gmail.com Trump’s ‘Taxpayer First’ Budget Would Hit Illinois Middle Class the Hardest Illinois Congressional Republicans remain silent Springfield, IL – Yesterday, Donald Trump’s Administration released what Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney called the ‘Taxpayer First’ budget. This budget includes massive cuts to programs that benefit middle class families in Illinois. These cuts include $600 billion to Medicaid, massive cuts to farm subsidies that Illinois farmers rely on, and cuts to federal student aid. Illinois Democratic County Chairmen’s Association President Doug House [...]

Trump’s ‘Taxpayer First’ Budget Would Hit Illinois Middle Class the Hardest 2017-06-16T14:27:31+00:00