/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.

IDCCA President’s Message – September 2018


IDCCA President’s Message by Doug House, IDCCA President @ILDCCA @RICoDemocrats @Doug_Dem_House We’re all aware of the stories of near-wins in elections. Every election year it seems there’s one or two disappointments that come within a vote or two from victory. For Democrats it doesn’t have to be that way. The fact is, the more people who vote, the better Democrats do. There are about eight weeks left in the 2018 campaign cycle. And, there are just under three weeks until voters can start casting their ballots. So now is the time to coordinate the plans to vote. More than anything else, [...]

IDCCA President’s Message – September 20182018-09-09T17:44:10+00:00

Making the Blue Wave Happen


Making the Blue Wave Happen by National Democratic Training Committee, @traindems A Not-So-Uncommon Story Sarah decided to run 48 hours before the caucus. The absence of another candidate was reason enough for her to run. She didn’t want to run alone, and she had two days to convince others to run with her. On December 6th, 2016, I gathered with eighty of my fellow Democrats from Normal, Illinois gathered for a caucus at the local Senior Center. We nominated Sarah and a slate of 5 other candidates for positions on a board that no Democrat had ever served on before. [...]

Making the Blue Wave Happen2018-09-09T17:40:58+00:00

College Democrats Preparing for the Blue Wave


College Democrats Preparing for the Blue Wave by Ridgley Knapp, Director of Communications – College Democrats of America, @CollegeDemsIL The College Democrats of Illinois has had an incredibly strong and effective summer. With dozens of chapters across the state – from Evanston to Edwardsville – we have hundreds of members working on or volunteering for campaigns up and down the ballot, all while making ends meet: working the late shift, working the early shift, working part-time to make ends meet while we fight to make the change that our communities deserve. On August 3rd and 4th, our chapter at the [...]

College Democrats Preparing for the Blue Wave2018-09-09T17:27:18+00:00

Rauner Failed Me – Patrick


Rauner Failed Me – Patrick @RaunerFailedMe I was born and raised in the Chicago suburbs and now I am a unionized landscaper for a local school. I moved to Bloomington about 20 years ago and my wife and I have worked to support Illinois’ students ever since. Bruce Rauner’s failures as governor leave me worried for the future. I’m worried that if Rauner gets re-elected, I won’t have a union to protect me in the workplace. And I’m afraid Rauner’s budget mismanagement means my pension won’t be there when I need it. My wife retired recently, and I plan to [...]

Rauner Failed Me – Patrick2018-09-09T17:22:24+00:00

Rock Island Democrats’ Chair to GOP: “Reject Conspiratorial lunacy of Bill Fawell”


For Immediate Release: Tuesday August 7, 2018 Contact: Toby Trimmer, Communications Director (217) 622-7547 | toby@ildcca.org ROCK ISLAND DEMOCRATS’ CHAIR TO GOP: “REJECT CONSPIRATORIAL LUNACY OF BILL FAWELL” Republican leaders should end support for bizarre conspiracy theorist running on a platform of absurd propaganda concocted by alt-right media bullhorn InfoWars  ROCK ISLAND, Illinois – Calling Republican candidate for Congress Bill Fawell, “a bizarre lunatic whose absurd beliefs are frighteningly dangerous for our communities,” Doug House, president of the Illinois Democratic County Chairs’ Association and Chair of the Rock Island County Democrats, is asking GOP leaders to immediately condemn and reject [...]

Rock Island Democrats’ Chair to GOP: “Reject Conspiratorial lunacy of Bill Fawell”2018-08-07T14:42:19+00:00

IDCCA President’s Message – July 2018


IDCCA President’s Message by Doug House, IDCCA President @ILDCCA @RICoDemocrats @Doug_Dem_House A Blue Wave? Don’t Vote. This OP-ED by IDCCA President Doug House was published under the title “Democrats Mending Deficiencies” in the Decatur Herald & Review on July 3, 2018 The name Paul Weyrich might not mean much to you today. But for four decades he planted the seeds of ideological rhetoric that have produced bumper crops of bitter, polarizing political fruit. Weyrich was an unapologetic conservative activist. As co-founder of the right-wing Heritage Foundation, he helped plan a path toward seizing control of politics and government. How he helped [...]

IDCCA President’s Message – July 20182018-07-15T14:19:16+00:00

Rauner, SCOTUS underestimate the collective power of organized labor


Rauner, SCOTUS underestimate the collective power of organized labor by Pam Davidson, IDCCA At Large Executive Board Member, Knox County Democratic Party County Chair, President of UAW Region 4 Civil & Human Rights Council, UAW Local 865 Trustee, Knox County Board Chair, @KnoxCountyDems @UAW We live in a pretty sick state when our Governor celebrates a partisan, far right, activist-led Supreme Court that decides to reverse decades of national law to set the stage for slashing the incomes and benefits of millions of American families. It remains to be seen how the Janus v. AFSCME Council 31 decision will, in [...]

Rauner, SCOTUS underestimate the collective power of organized labor2018-07-15T13:52:48+00:00

An Argument to Protect Your PCs


An Argument to Protect Your PCs by Kristina Zahorik, IDCCA At Large Executive Board Member, County Chair of the Democratic Party of McHenry County, & State Central Committeewoman (IL 14th), @McHenryDems Every election cycle, campaigns battle it out for volunteers. And, one seemingly easy source is county Party precinct committeepeople (PC). The primary role of a county Democratic Party is electing Democrats; therefore, it would follow PCs are sought to be exclusive volunteers for campaigns. The truth is, exclusivity to a campaign isn’t the role of a PCs. PCs are volunteers for their county Parties and County Chairs should protect [...]

An Argument to Protect Your PCs2018-07-15T13:37:07+00:00