How the Blue Wave Helped Rural Illinois by Jimmy Naville, County Chair, Greene County Democratic Party, @ILDCCA Late Tuesday night on November 4th, 2014, Governor-Elect Bruce Rauner declared victory over Governor Pat Quinn, costing Illinois Democrats the Governorship. Rural counties creating a map of solid red with only a couple small ponds of blue. In Greene County, voters elected Rauner over Quinn by more than 2 to 1. Had the Republicans really taken over? Surprisingly, Greene County, such as much of the state, also supported Democratic ballot measures advising legislatures to increase the minimum wage, require health insurance plans with [...]
About Dan KovatsDan 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.
President Doug House Resigns; Democratic party Chairs Unanimous in Electing Kristina Zahorik as new leaderDan Kovats2018-11-10T14:53:05+00:00
For Immediate Release: Saturday November 10, 2018 Contact: Toby Trimmer, Communications Director (217) 622-7547 | email@example.com President Doug House Resigns; Democratic party Chairs Unanimous in Electing Kristina Zahorik as new leader McHenry County Chair is first female to serve a President of the statewide Democratic association SPRINGFIELD, Illinois – Illinois Democratic County Chairs gathered in Springfield on Saturday to not only celebrate the 2018 Blue Wave gains, but also select a new President after Rock Island County Democratic Chair Doug announced his resignation on Wednesday. “For nearly four years, the IDCCA has trusted me with leading the effort to grow [...]
Election Day is Tuesday November 6th. The Illinois Democratic County Chairs' Association has developed a handy Voter Guide for convenience. The IDCCA Voter Guide includes: * Candidate pictures and links to website / social media * Ability to share, save, or print this ballot to take into the voting booth * Information about voting by mail, voting early, or voting on Election Day * Customizable action plans for where and when to vote (Early Voting or Election Day Voting) * Receive reminder emails or texts about your plan to vote The IDCCA is committed to getting Democrats elected from the Statehouse [...]
IDCCA President’s Message by Doug House, IDCCA President @ILDCCA @RICoDemocrats @Doug_Dem_House Finish Strong! With just a handful of days left before the most important election in a generation, Democrats continue to have an advantage. Is it the “Blue Wave” we’ve all been working toward? In my view, not yet. Let’s be honest, we’ve been here before. And, unfortunately, we’ve been passed by Republicans at the final moments of our campaigns. No doubt, 2018 is different. But we simply cannot afford to let up – we must finish strong. Consider the advantages Illinois Democrats have: Superior Candidates Something happened after our 2014 [...]
Recruiting GOTV Volunteers by National Democratic Training Committee, @traindems As Election Day draws nearer, you may be wondering how you can accomplish everything you need to in your local county. Your local Get Out the Vote (GOTV) efforts are limited by the time, people, and money at your disposal, and recruiting GOTV volunteers is especially vital. The most crucial element of GOTV is voter contact － as a party, we succeed when we connect with voter’s face to face. Because time is limited, we need help from as many people as possible. Whether you’re a precinct captain seeking help to [...]
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Remembering Shirley McCombs – A Friend and a Great Democrat It is with deep sadness that we say goodbye to longtime Illinois Democratic Party activist and Menard County Chair Shirley McCombs. On October 1st, Shirley passed away at the age of 81. Shirley McCombs’ work in supporting the Democratic party was comprehensive, including being the longtime Secretary of the Democratic Party of Illinois and a Delegate to the Democratic National Convention multiple times. Shirley was an institutional force in shepherding women into leadership roles within the Democratic Party and she made it her life’s work to maintain a strong Democratic Party [...]
#18FOR18 – An IDCCA Challenge for Early Voting Did you see the media coverage Rock Island County Democrats received for voting early? IDCCA President and Rock Island County Chair Doug House helped promote early voting by creating a simple #18FOR18 event. Early voting is a gift for all Illinois citizens. It’s convenient, accessible, and provides an opportunity to get your vote out of the way in order to help our Democratic candidates with the GOTV promotion they need. The IDCCA is issuing a challenge to you and every one of our 102 counties: In the month of October, help Democrats [...]
Check in with Mayor Pete by Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Mayor of South Bend IN, @PeteButtigieg Friends and Democratic Heartlanders, I’m grateful I had the chance to speak with you all during August’s Democratic County Chairs’ Brunch. With so many great candidates in Illinois and across the country, I know you’ll agree that we have more than enough reason to be excited for election day this year. As I said to you all then, we do not have the luxury of pessimism today, so we as a Party need to make sure we are more organized and energized than ever. Talking [...]
Statement Regarding the Death of Menard County Chair & 18th Congressional Democratic Committeewoman Shirley McCombsDan Kovats2018-10-02T10:54:03+00:00
For Immediate Release: Tuesday October 2, 2018 Contact: Toby Trimmer, Communications Director (217) 622-7547 | firstname.lastname@example.org Statement Regarding the Death of Menard County Chair & 18th Congressional Democratic Committeewoman Shirley McCombs SPRINGFIELD, Illinois – Longtime Illinois Democratic Party activist and Menard County Chair Shirley McCombs has passed away at the age of 81. News of McCombs’ passing last night (October 1, 2018) reached Democratic Party leaders and activists this morning. Although McCombs’ work in supporting the party is comprehensive, it is notable that held the longtime role of Secretary of the Democratic Party of Illinois and was a Delegate to [...]