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/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.

Grassroots Action: Southern Illinois Democratic Women

2019-03-11T12:17:27-05:00

Grassroots Action: Southern Illinois Democratic Women “Never doubt that small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead According to the Southern Illinois Democratic Women, waiting to be asked to get a grassroots movement off the ground is a waste of time. Through traditional, time-tested political action, this coalition is forging ahead to ensure victories in the April 2nd elections. Throughout February and March, the SIDW is employing the lessons of cultural anthropologist Margaret Mead by committing their efforts to change a few corners of the world in Illinois by [...]

Grassroots Action: Southern Illinois Democratic Women2019-03-11T12:17:27-05:00

Ready to THINK BIG ILLINOIS? Governor Pritzker & Democrats Are

2019-03-11T12:03:28-05:00

Ready to THINK BIG ILLINOIS? Governor Pritzker & Democrats Are by Toby Trimmer, Communications Director @ILDCCA  @tobytrimmer Candidate JB Pritzker promised big things for Illinois...and Governor JB Pritzker is delivering. Already, Pritzker and Democrats put the state on the path to a $15/hour minimum wage. Next on the agenda is the Fair Tax - a plan that brings tax relief to over 97 percent of Illinoisans. The Fair Tax plan that Pritzker released on March 7 ensures a measure of tax relief on income earners up to $250,000 – a whopping 97 percent of Illinoisans. Pritzker’s Fair Tax plan offers [...]

Ready to THINK BIG ILLINOIS? Governor Pritzker & Democrats Are2019-03-11T12:03:28-05:00

IDCCA President’s Message – March 2019

2019-03-11T15:37:21-05:00

IDCCA President’s Message by Kristina Zahorik, IDCCA President @ILDCCA @McHenryDems Women's History, We're Just Getting Started Hello Fellow Chairs and Friends! March is women’s history month and I think about how this is our time to make history. This is our time to continue the work of our foremothers to fight for equality and justice, and to simply - fight to protect our democracy. Many of my sisters stood up or as they say – woke up, after the last Presidential election because they understood they needed to be the change. They needed to civically engage, doing whatever they could [...]

IDCCA President’s Message – March 20192019-03-11T15:37:21-05:00

IDCCA Response to Governor Pritzker’s Fair Tax Plan

2019-03-07T16:17:15-05:00

For Immediate Release: Thursday March 7, 2019 Contact: Toby Trimmer, Communications Director (217) 622-7547 | toby@ildcca.org IDCCA RESPONSE TO GOVERNOR PRITZKER’S FAIR TAX PLAN  SPRINGFIELD, Illinois – The following statement should be attributed to Kristina Zahorik, President of the Illinois Democratic County Chairs' Association... "Illinois has been desperately awaiting two critical changes from an Illinois governor. First, we needed bold leadership. Second, we needed a legitimate path toward stability for the state. JB Pritzker delivered on both of these needs today. The IDCCA stands with the Governor and applauds his refreshing, straightforward honesty about our fiscal challenges. He's shown true [...]

IDCCA Response to Governor Pritzker’s Fair Tax Plan2019-03-07T16:17:15-05:00

IDCCA: Pritzker’s Budget Plan Put Illinois on Track For Fiscal Stability & A Functioning Government

2019-02-20T14:37:56-05:00

For Immediate Release: Wednesday February 20, 2019 Contact: Toby Trimmer, Communications Director (217) 622-7547 | toby@ildcca.org IDCCA: PRITZKER’S BUDGET PLAN PUTS ILLINOIS ON TRACK FOR FISCAL STABILITY & A FUNCTIONING GOVERNMENT President of grassroots Democratic group ready to help promote Governor’s bold blueprint SPRINGFIELD, Illinois – IDCCA President Kristina Zahorik was in the audience to observe newly-inaugurated Democrat J.B. Pritzker deliver his first budget presentation to a joint meeting of the General Assembly. A leader among grassroots Illinois Democrats, Zahorik says Pritzker didn’t glaze over the challenges facing the state as he laid out a responsible path to fiscal stability and [...]

IDCCA: Pritzker’s Budget Plan Put Illinois on Track For Fiscal Stability & A Functioning Government2019-02-20T14:37:56-05:00

IDCCA Applauds General Assembly’s Passage of Minimum Wage Plan

2019-02-14T16:44:41-05:00

For Immediate Release: Thursday February 14, 2019 Contact: Toby Trimmer, Communications Director (217) 622-7547 | toby@ildcca.org IDCCA APPLAUDS GENERAL ASSEMBLY’S PASSAGE OF MINIMUM WAGE PLAN Kristina Zahorik, president of the Illinois Democratic County Chairs’ Association (IDCCA), is celebrating the Illinois House’s approval of a $15.00/hour minimum wage in Illinois. After passing the Illinois Senate last week, the Illinois House of Representatives today followed suit, approving Senate Bill 1, a core initiative of Governor J.B. Pritzker’s 2018 campaign. The following statement can be attributed to IDCCA President Kristina Zahorik: “During the campaign, Democrats in every corner of the state pledged to [...]

IDCCA Applauds General Assembly’s Passage of Minimum Wage Plan2019-02-14T16:44:41-05:00

IDCCA Announces 2019 Party Builder Award Recipients

2019-02-14T16:45:25-05:00

For Immediate Release: Wednesday February 13, 2019 Contact: Toby Trimmer, Communications Director (217) 622-7547 | toby@ildcca.org IDCCA Announces 2019 Party Builder Award Recipients Honorees to be celebrated during Chicago Reception in March  SPRINGFIELD, Illinois – The Illinois Democratic County Chairs’ Association today announced their selection of three activists who have dedicated their lives to growing the power of both the Democratic Party and constituencies within it. The recipients will be celebrated with a planned reception on Monday, March 4 at the Iridium Conference Center in Chicago. “The Party Builders we are proud to honor this year reflect how diverse the [...]

IDCCA Announces 2019 Party Builder Award Recipients2019-02-14T16:45:25-05:00

Dignity & stability for working families as Democrats advance plan to boost minimum wage to $15.00/hr

2019-02-08T09:55:17-05:00

Dignity & stability for working families as Democrats advance plan to boost minimum wage to $15.00/hr. by Toby Trimmer, Communications Director @ILDCCA  @tobytrimmer In less than a month since starting the 101st General Assembly, Democrats in the Senate advanced one of Governor JB Pritzker’s foundational campaign pledges: a path to a $15.00/hour minimum wage. If passed by the Illinois House, the governor will sign the first hourly wage increase for Illinois workers in a decade. The swift action of moving the plan forward is a signal that Governor Pritzker and his Democratic allies are truly determined to do big things [...]

Dignity & stability for working families as Democrats advance plan to boost minimum wage to $15.00/hr2019-02-08T09:55:17-05:00

February 2019 – Changes & Transitions

2019-02-07T15:40:36-05:00

In January 2019, a number Illinois Democrats began their service with the Pritzker administration. Others have decided to step aside their Democratic Party duties to make room for new energy. And, sadly, some have passed. IN MEMORIAL: Robert “Bob” Pautler (1933–2019) former Chair, Randolph County Democrats. Bob was a dedicated member of his county Democratic Central Committee and the IDCCA. He was a precinct committeeperson for many years and served as Randolph County Chair for 12 years. Bob was a Navy veteran, a coal miner, a small business owner and a husband, father and grandfather. He will indeed be missed. [...]

February 2019 – Changes & Transitions2019-02-07T15:40:36-05:00

2019 IDCCA Chicago Reception & Party Builder Awards

2019-02-07T14:58:01-05:00

Please join us for the 4th Annual IDCCA Chicago Rececption & Party Builder Awards Monday March 4th 5:30pm – 7:30pm Iridium Conference Center 77 W. Wacker, Chicago, IL 60601 Gold Sponsorship – $5,000 Silver Sponsorship – $2,500 Bronze Sponsorship – $1,000 Individual Ticket – $150 RSVP online at bit.ly/chireception2019 or contact Dan Kovats at dan@ildcca.org Click here to download the 2019 Chicago Reception & Party Builder Awards Invitation

2019 IDCCA Chicago Reception & Party Builder Awards2019-02-07T14:58:01-05:00