Dan

/Dan Kovats

About Dan Kovats

Dan has been involved in campaigns for the last 10 years starting out in organizing and grassroots efforts, which are the lifeblood of the Democratic Party. During his last campaign he served as Campaign Manager to Rianne Hawkins for Springfield City Clerk and prior to that, Dan was the Downstate Regional Field Director for US Senator Dick Durbin’s reelection campaign. Dan also served for 11 months as an Outreach Assistant to State Treasurer Michael Frerichs.

Doug House Re-Elected President of Democrat Chairs’ Association

2018-05-21T10:36:58+00:00

For Immediate Release: Monday May 21, 2018 Contact: Toby Trimmer, Communications Director (217) 622-7547 | toby@ildcca.org DOUG HOUSE RE-ELECTED PRESIDENT OF DEMOCRAT CHAIRS' ASSOCIATION Rock Island Dems leader credited for growth in funds, training & building influence SPRINGFIELD, Illinois – Last weekend in Springfield over 100 county-level Democratic candidates from throughout Illinois gathered to participate in an intense set of training sessions to learn how to win against their GOP opponents. At the same time, Democratic County Chairs corralled to unanimously re-elect Doug House as President of the statewide association. “It’s an honor to have the confidence of the dedicated [...]

Doug House Re-Elected President of Democrat Chairs’ Association 2018-05-21T10:36:58+00:00

IDCCA President’s Message – May 2018

2018-05-07T09:58:26+00:00

IDCCA President’s Message by Doug House, IDCCA President @ILDCCA @RICoDemocrats @Doug_Dem_House Stronger Together: Illinois’ Diverse Democratic Ticket is Unmatched I am a Democrat because, more than anything else, I can’t be convinced that working and middle-class people don’t deserve a strong voice for social and economic justice and equality. In the greatest nation ever conceived, I’m certain that our most successful periods have come through attracting and unifying diverse scores of regular citizens who seek a common-sense balance between “haves” and “have nots.” And, for nearly a century, the Democratic Party has led on the idea that our nation is stronger, [...]

IDCCA President’s Message – May 2018 2018-05-07T09:58:26+00:00

Your Campaign Message: Understanding the Personal Narrative

2018-05-07T09:53:46+00:00

Your Campaign Message: Understanding the Personal Narrative by National Democratic Training Committee, @traindems We live our lives in stories. If you think about it, even the tiniest details, the small mundane events, all count as stories. When you run for office, you not only have to focus on the issues and community — you have to showcase yourself. It’s important to make sure voters see you as the candidate and person that you are. You do this by weaving in your personal experiences into your campaign message. This is your personal narrative. In this three-part series, we’ll break down the [...]

Your Campaign Message: Understanding the Personal Narrative 2018-05-07T09:53:46+00:00

Gun Violence Prevention Legislation Moving through the Illinois General Assembly

2018-05-07T09:48:04+00:00

Gun Violence Prevention Legislation Moving through the Illinois General Assembly by Colleen Daley, Executive Director, Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence, @NoGunViolence The Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence is the oldest and largest statewide organization in the country working to stop the devastation caused by firearms.  For 43 years, we have been pushing for common sense gun violence prevention measures that will help save lives while respecting the Second Amendment. Gun violence prevention advocacy has been growing at a rapid rate over the last five years with more people getting involved and raising their voices than the movement has seen before.  [...]

Gun Violence Prevention Legislation Moving through the Illinois General Assembly 2018-05-07T09:48:04+00:00

Dignity in Pay Act

2018-05-07T09:36:02+00:00

Dignity in Pay Act by Ryan Croke, Executive Director of the Illinois Network of Centers for Independent Living, @IllinoisCILs In America’s long struggle for worker’s rights and fair wages, one segment of the workforce has too often been left out of the discussion. Workers with disabilities represent a substantial (by some estimates, more than a fifth) portion of the population. They face staggeringly high levels of unemployment and underemployment. What’s worse – federal and state law allow employers to pay workers with disabilities less than the minimum wage. The well-intentioned law that allows for this was written in the 1930s, [...]

Dignity in Pay Act 2018-05-07T09:36:02+00:00

#fortheWIN2018! A New NewFounders Conference

2018-05-07T09:18:09+00:00

A New NewFounders Conference, #fortheWIN2018! by Jes Klass, New Founders Conference, @newfoundersHQ We’re proud and happy to announce that this year we will be hosting not only another NewFounders Conference, but a fundraiser, as well! Last November we hosted over 700 new leaders, entrepreneurs, thinkers, movers, and shakers for the ultimate meeting of the minds. We set out with a mission to bring together the new progressive ecosystem with tools to win elections, and that’s what we’re doing. So, what is a NewFounders Conference? It’s the opportunity to learn, grow, listen, and make a difference in a room of your [...]

#fortheWIN2018! A New NewFounders Conference 2018-05-07T09:18:09+00:00

2018 – 2020 IDCCA General Membership

2018-05-04T17:57:02+00:00

On Wednesday, April 18th, County Democratic Parties throughout Illinois met to elect their leadership for the coming term. Congratulations to the newly elected County Democratic Party Chairs in every county! The IDCCA is looking forward to working with you as we build the Democratic Party! Click here to see the 2018 - 2020 IDCCA General Membership

2018 – 2020 IDCCA General Membership 2018-05-04T17:57:02+00:00

IDCCA Project Blue Wave

2018-04-23T22:44:08+00:00

All across the United States down ballot Democrats have been winning in districts that Republicans have historically held and that Donald Trump won by significant margins. In Illinois we saw evidence of this in the April 2017 Municipal Elections where Democrats won seats in cities and townships where Democrats haven’t won in over 40 years. A Blue Wave is coming! The IDCCA and its partners are looking to actively recruit candidates to fill down ballot races where we are not challenging Republicans. These races are only County Wide (County Clerk, County Treasurer, Sheriff, Regional Superintendent of Schools) and County Board. [...]

IDCCA Project Blue Wave 2018-04-23T22:44:08+00:00

Illinois Senate Advances Measure to Remove “Men” from State Statutes

2018-04-24T12:09:50+00:00

For Immediate Release: Monday April 23, 2018 Contact: Toby Trimmer, Communications Director (217) 622-7547 | toby@ildcca.org ILLINOIS SENATE ADVANCES MEASURE TO REMOVE “MEN” FROM STATE STATUTES Democratic County Chairs’ idea for gender-neutral language passed by Sen. Melinda Bush  SPRINGFIELD, Illinois – Political parties aren’t exclusive to men. That’s why the Illinois Senate today unanimously approved legislation to ensure that state statutes referencing political party offices must be gender neutral. Working with the Illinois Democratic County Chairs’ Association, Lake County Senator Melinda Bush advanced SB2854 to change Illinois statutes replacing political party “committeemen” or “committeewomen” with the term “committeeperson(s).” “Chairman” is [...]

Illinois Senate Advances Measure to Remove “Men” from State Statutes 2018-04-24T12:09:50+00:00