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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’ Association 2018-05-21T10:36:58+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 Statutes 2018-04-24T12:09:50+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 Pledge 2018-02-26T16:41:39+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 Chairs 2018-02-19T13:05:05+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 Scam 2018-02-14T13:16:53+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 Run 2018-02-01T13:09:59+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 All 2018-01-22T13:53:04+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 Forums 2018-01-16T16:57:56+00:00

Democratic Party County Chairs Establish Task Force to Examine Harassment Policies

2018-01-10T09:39:37+00:00

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, January 10, 2018 Contact: Toby Trimmer, Communications Director (217) 622-7547 | toby@ildcca.org Democratic Party County Chairs Establish Task Force to Examine Harassment Policies Goals include awareness, prevention and procedures to affirm zero-tolerance for sexual harassment  Springfield, Illinois – With scores of national and state headlines boosting the public’s awareness of the prevalence of sexual harassment in American institutions, the Illinois Democratic County Chairs’ Association (IDCCA) recently established an organizational task force to address the statewide group’s policies on the issue. “No industry, individual or organization should allow the recent exposures of sexual harassment fade without self-examination,” said Doug House, President [...]

Democratic Party County Chairs Establish Task Force to Examine Harassment Policies 2018-01-10T09:39:37+00:00

New Hires: Two Experienced Political Professionals Added to Democratic Chairs’ Team

2017-12-22T11:09:43+00:00

For Immediate Release December 22, 2017 Contact: Toby Trimmer, IDCCA Communications Director (217) 622-7547 / toby@ildcca.org New Hires: Two Experienced Political Professionals Added to Democratic Chairs’ Team Jillian Hawkins serving as Assistant Executive Director, Toby Trimmer as Communications Director  SPRINGFIELD, Illinois – Responding to the growing activism of Democrats throughout the state, the Illinois Democratic County Chairs’ Association (IDCCA) is adding two Springfield-based professionals to their operations. Jillian Hawkins now serves the IDCCA in the role of Assistant Executive Director. In the newly-created position, Hawkins will help manage day-to-day operations, strategic planning, county and regional coordination and serve as a [...]

New Hires: Two Experienced Political Professionals Added to Democratic Chairs’ Team 2017-12-22T11:09:43+00:00