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IDCCA President’s Message – July 2017

2017-07-10T11:26:02+00:00

IDCCA President’s Message by Doug House, IDCCA President @ILDCCA @RICoDemocrats Thank You! I am writing to ask each of you to reach out to those local state legislators that voted to end the budget standoff and thank them! The stalemate lasted far too long and inflicted far too much pain. Our state, like our country, is governed by an out of touch Autocrat that believes he has absolute power. We know that government simply doesn’t work that way. It has been a long and hard-fought battle to get this far and it is far from over yet. But I applaud [...]

IDCCA President’s Message – July 2017 2017-07-10T11:26:02+00:00

IDCCA President’s Message – June 2017

2017-06-16T14:27:31+00:00

IDCCA President’s Message by Doug House, IDCCA President @ILDCCA @RICoDemocrats The Illinois Democratic County Chairmen’s Association is organizing like you have never seen before and at a pace that is hard to keep up with! The energy is undeniable and it is contagious! In large numbers, people in every County are getting involved. Individuals are organizing and going door to door to help return the control of government back to its citizens. As I travel around the state, it’s evident that energy is building. County Party events are setting records for attendance and donations raised. We are seeing first time [...]

IDCCA President’s Message – June 2017 2017-06-16T14:27:31+00:00

IDCCA President’s Message – May 2017

2017-06-16T14:27:32+00:00

IDCCA President’s Message by Doug House, IDCCA President @ILDCCA @RICoDemocrats The Enemy Within! We are a little under a year until the Democratic Primary Election for Governor and you can see the momentum building up across our great state. Each of the candidates are attending forums, rallies, County Party events and media interviews. I am excited to see how each of the candidate’s campaigns is taking shape and the issues they want to champion. There is something else that is brewing and it is something that I want to address with each of you. In today’s political environment of social [...]

IDCCA President’s Message – May 2017 2017-06-16T14:27:32+00:00

IDCCA President’s Message – April 2017

2017-04-10T11:35:41+00:00

IDCCA President’s Message by Doug House, IDCCA President @ILDCCA @RICoDemocrats What Does the Democratic Party Stand For? I have heard what we as Democrats stand for summed up into one word before, for me that word is compassion. While simplistic, it’s spot-on. I know that I am wading into some very tricky territory when I try to define what it is that we stand for, because as much as any one of you have done, I too have traveled this state and know our Illinois Democrats, their make-up, and the various forms we take well. I do however think that [...]

IDCCA President’s Message – April 2017 2017-04-10T11:35:41+00:00

IDCCA President’s Message – March 2017

2017-03-13T10:58:32+00:00

IDCCA President’s Message by Doug House, IDCCA President @ILDCCA @RICoDemocrats First Ever IDCCA Annual Party Builder Awards To Recognize / Honor Kevin Conlon and Clem Balanoff Party Building is what the IDCCA does and is all about. The first rule of politics is that politics is about inclusion. It is that lesson of inclusion that our leadership team has focused on in its effort to grow our ranks and party. We have reached out to all of the constituencies of the Democratic Party that we have been able to identify – by gender, race, political leaning, social standing, and issues [...]

IDCCA President’s Message – March 2017 2017-03-13T10:58:32+00:00

IDCCA President’s Message

2017-02-13T10:15:40+00:00

IDCCA President’s Message by Doug House, IDCCA President @ILDCCA @RICoDemocrats Something great is happening! There is a new awaking of civil disobedience. Young and old are getting up off the couch to join the resistance and go out into the streets to show their dissatisfaction with the policies of the Trump administration. People are literally “Mad as hell and they are not going to take it anymore”. When only a few short months ago, you could not get anyone to take their face out of their phone long enough to make eye contact and say hi to their neighbor, today [...]

IDCCA President’s Message 2017-02-13T10:15:40+00:00

IDCCA President’s Message

2017-01-22T12:43:16+00:00

IDCCA President’s Message by Doug House, IDCCA President @ILDCCA @RICoDemocrats Are You Ready? Because 2017 is not an “Off Year” and Because 2018 is to Damn Important! The IDCCA has never been more ready! I recently went through all the stages of dealing with the grief of the General Election Presidential loss as the rest of you did. But there were two of the stages that I have been hung up on, the first that has given me a great deal of trouble was anger. That is because I cannot stop being angry about what this new President says about our [...]

IDCCA President’s Message 2017-01-22T12:43:16+00:00

IDCCA President’s Message

2017-01-22T12:43:16+00:00

IDCCA President’s Message by Doug House, IDCCA President @ILDCCA @RICoDemocrats Friends: I want to take a moment and wish you a Happy Holidays! We have been through a lot this year, and while the Presidential election did not turn out how we had hoped, we still have so much to be thankful for. From the wildly successful Chairmen's Brunch in August, to the volunteers, precinct leaders and Chairmen who made sure Illinois went Blue in November, and all the work in between - I am so grateful for all that we have done together this year. And we are not done [...]

IDCCA President’s Message 2017-01-22T12:43:16+00:00

IDCCA President’s Message

2017-01-22T12:43:17+00:00

IDCCA President’s Message by Doug House, IDCCA President @ILDCCA @RICoDemocrats With our country on the verge of making history by electing Hillary Clinton as our first female President, we are reminded of the unique challenges women face as they run for elected office. It is a challenge that is absolutely necessary to overcome, and something Illinois Democrats have been tackling for years. This election alone, Illinois will have the opportunity to vote for Tammy Duckworth and Susana Mendoza statewide, as well as countless others running as incumbents and challengers in State and Municipal level races. It is no longer a secret [...]

IDCCA President’s Message 2017-01-22T12:43:17+00:00

IDCCA President’s Message

2017-01-22T12:43:17+00:00

IDCCA President’s Message by Doug House, IDCCA President @ILDCCA @RICoDemocrats Party Building for General Election Victories! Wow! Only 57 Days to go until Election Day. The IDCCA has been running full speed since last November when our IDCCA Executive Director Dan Kovats and I first outlined our three-year plan. The end of the first year our effort is rapidly coming up and we are proud to report that we are on track to achieve all of our first year goals. Our three-year plan includes several ongoing and ambitious goals as we work towards 2018. Some of these goals include being an [...]

IDCCA President’s Message 2017-01-22T12:43:17+00:00