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Statement from Doug House Regarding the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on Janus v. AFSCME Council 31

2018-06-27T10:52:35+00:00

For Immediate Release: Tuesday June 27, 2018 Contact: Toby Trimmer, Communications Director (217) 622-7547 | toby@ildcca.org Statement from Doug House, President of the Illinois Democratic County Chairs’ Association Regarding the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on Janus v. AFSCME Council 31 “If there is any doubt in the Republican-led claims that Bruce Rauner is worst GOP governor in the nation, today’s Janus v. AFSCME Council 31 decision fortifies that truth. Working and middle-class Illinoisans have every right to be disgusted with Bruce Rauner and his feckless celebration of the Supreme Court’s decision to erode collective bargaining rights and drop incomes and [...]

Statement from Doug House Regarding the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on Janus v. AFSCME Council 312018-06-27T10:52:35+00:00

Joe Biden to Keynote Democratic Party Chairs’ 2018 Brunch

2018-06-26T14:08:08+00:00

For Immediate Release: Tuesday June 26, 2018 Contact: Toby Trimmer, Communications Director (217) 622-7547 | toby@ildcca.org JOE BIDEN TO KEYNOTE DEMOCRATIC PARTY CHAIRS’ 2018 BRUNCH “Blue Wave” enthusiasm expected to result in the largest-ever annual Democratic Party event  SPRINGFIELD, Illinois – The annual IDCCA County Chairs’ Brunch held in mid-August has become a traditional rallying point shifting Democratic Party activism into high gear. IDCCA President Doug House is confident that this year’s keynote guest and speaker, Former Vice President Joe Biden, will build unprecedented enthusiasm and help boost attendance well beyond last year’s record turnout. “Over the last three years, our Democratic County [...]

Joe Biden to Keynote Democratic Party Chairs’ 2018 Brunch2018-06-26T14:08:08+00:00

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’ Association2018-05-21T10:36:58+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 Statutes2018-04-24T12:09:50+00:00

County Democrats Call On GOP To Partner in Anti-Harassment Pledge

2018-02-26T16:41:39+00:00

For Immediate Release: Monday February 26, 2018 Contact: Toby Trimmer, Communications Director (217) 622-7547 | toby@ildcca.org COUNTY DEMOCRATS CALL ON GOP TO PARTNER IN ANTI-HARASSMENT PLEDGE IDCCA President: “There’s no reason we can’t agree on proactive steps to address harassment.” SPRINGFIELD, Illinois – A week after releasing it, Democratic candidates throughout Illinois are signing on to the zero-tolerance sexual harassment pledge developed by the Illinois Democratic County Chairs’ Association. Today, IDCCA President Doug House offered the framework to Illinois Republicans, saying no one in Illinois politics should remain inactive or silent in working to protect campaign workers, interns, volunteers and [...]

County Democrats Call On GOP To Partner in Anti-Harassment Pledge2018-02-26T16:41:39+00:00

Anti-Sexual Harassment Pledge Ok’d by Democratic Chairs

2018-02-19T13:05:05+00:00

For Immediate Release: Monday February 19, 2018 Contact: Toby Trimmer, Communications Director (217) 622-7547 | toby@ildcca.org ANTI-SEXUAL HARASSMENT PLEDGE OK’D BY DEMOCRATIC CHAIRS Democratic Party candidates and campaigns at all levels asked to sign and promote pledge SPRINGFIELD, Illinois – The Executive Board of the Illinois Democratic County Chairs’ Association (IDCCA) has unanimously approved a zero-tolerance sexual harassment policy and pledge that they hope all Democratic candidates and campaigns will embrace and promote. This morning, via e-mail, the IDCCA released the policy and pledge (ildcca.org/2018/02/sexual-harassment-policy-and-pledge/) to Democratic candidates and campaigns running for the March 20th Primary Election. Campaigns are encouraged [...]

Anti-Sexual Harassment Pledge Ok’d by Democratic Chairs2018-02-19T13:05:05+00:00

Rauner’s Budget Plan: Same Old Scam

2018-02-14T13:16:53+00:00

For Immediate Release: Thursday, February 14, 2018 Contact: Toby Trimmer, Communications Director (217) 622-7547 | toby@ildcca.org RAUNER’S BUDGET PLAN: SAME OLD SCAM Governor uses state financial plan to hurt low-income, working and middle-class Illinois families; attacks collective bargaining; signals higher property taxes  SPRINGFIELD, Illinois – In response to Bruce Rauner’s budget presentation today, IDCCA President Doug House issued the following statement: “The best news to take from Bruce Rauner’s budget speech today is that it is very likely his last. His plan is more of the same, and ultimately very simple: cut state government duties and put the costs on working [...]

Rauner’s Budget Plan: Same Old Scam2018-02-14T13:16:53+00:00

Democratic Chairs Endorse John Curtis in State Rep Run

2018-02-01T13:09:59+00:00

For Immediate Release: Thursday, February 1, 2018 Contact: Toby Trimmer, Communications Director (217) 622-7547 | toby@ildcca.org DEMOCRATIC CHAIRS ENDORSE JOHN CURTIS IN STATE REP RUN Western Illinois can count on Curtis for common sense, hard work and an end to Rauner’s games SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - The Illinois Democratic County Chairs’ Association today announced the endorsement of John Curtis, Democratic candidate for State Representative of the 93rd district. “John Curtis is just like the people of western Illinois - he doesn’t stop working,” said Doug House, president of the IDCCA. “John is a Democrat who brings reason, common sense and a [...]

Democratic Chairs Endorse John Curtis in State Rep Run2018-02-01T13:09:59+00:00

Democratic Party Association Changes Name to Reflect Equality for All

2018-01-22T13:53:04+00:00

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, January 22, 2018 Contact: Toby Trimmer, Communications Director (217) 622-7547 | toby@ildcca.org Democratic Party Association Changes Name to Reflect Equality for All  Springfield, Illinois – In a sense, the Illinois Democratic County Chairmen’s Association no longer exists. The statewide grassroots coalition today announced a name change to better reflect the composition of their membership. The organization is now the Illinois Democratic County Chairs’ Association. “The reference to ‘men’ in our name is a leftover of the past that inaccurately reflects who we are,” said Doug House, president of the IDCCA. “The Democratic Party has long engaged [...]

Democratic Party Association Changes Name to Reflect Equality for All2018-01-22T13:53:04+00:00

Democratic County Chairs to Host Two Attorney General Candidate Forums

2018-01-16T16:57:56+00:00

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 Contact: Toby Trimmer, Communications Director (217) 622-7547 | toby@ildcca.org Democratic County Chairs to Host Two Attorney General Candidate Forums Forums to be held in Springfield and Chicago Springfield, Illinois – Illinois Democratic County Chairs’ Association (IDCCA) announced today that it will be hosting two candidate forums for the Democratic candidates for Attorney General in Springfield and Chicago. Each forum will be open to the public, within ticket availability, and press. The IDCCA is also pleased to provide media availability with IDCCA Chairman Doug House and the candidates for interested outlets. House will be [...]

Democratic County Chairs to Host Two Attorney General Candidate Forums2018-01-16T16:57:56+00:00