For Immediate Release:
Monday May 20, 2019
Contact: Toby Trimmer, Communications Director
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UNION-FRIENDLY GOODS & SERVICES PLEDGE APPROVED BY ILLINOIS DEMOCRATIC COUNTY CHAIRS’ ASSOCIATION
Pro-labor patronage means support for working and middle-class American families
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois – UNION YES! is more than a slogan for the Illinois Democratic County Chairs’ Association. During a Saturday, May 18th general membership meeting, the coalition representing all 102 county Democratic Party leaders approved an association-wide resolution to put priority spending on products, services and business enterprises that are pro-labor.
“In products and services, American union quality is second to none,” said Kristina Zahorik, president of the IDCCA and Chair of the McHenry County Democratic Party. “We’re determined to ensure that every time our counties need a product or service, we are looking for the reliable assurance that comes with the union label.”
Under the Resolution, the IDCCA will not only make American-made, union-friendly purchases, but the group will promote pro-union commerce among their statewide network of thousands of Illinois Democrats.
“As the IDCCA engages county parties, Democratic incumbents and candidates, coalition partners and others, we will be directing them to put organized labor first,” said Dan Kovats, Executive Director of the IDCCA. “Every year, millions of dollars are spent by Illinois progressives, and our Chairs know the IDCCA has an obligation to support unions in every way possible.”
Zahorik wants the unanimous approval of the resolution to help remind Democrats that the partnership between the party and organized labor is critically important and must not be weakened.
“The IDCCA and Illinois labor share a core set of priorities, including the determination that ordinary workers receive fair and equal wages, good benefits, and a stable, dignified retirement,” Zahorik said. “Together, labor members and grassroots Democrats are fighting for what truly matters to American families; affordable and accessible health care, excellent schools for every child, and a government that invests in opportunity for all people, instead of just the millionaires and billionaires.”
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About the IDCCA…
The Illinois Democratic County Chairs’ Association (IDCCA) is a statewide, grassroots Democratic Party organization comprised of the elected Democratic County Chairs in all 102 counties in Illinois. The mission of the IDCCA is to help elect Democrats in every county and region of Illinois while continuing to grow the Democratic Party throughout the state. McHenry County Chair Kristina Zahorik is the President of the IDCCA.