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IDCCA Statement on Inauguration of Lightfoot

2019-05-20T13:07:24-05:00

For Immediate Release: Monday May 20, 2019 Contact: Toby Trimmer, Communications Director (217) 622-7547 | toby@ildcca.org IDCCA STATEMENT ON THE INAUGURATION OF CHICAGO MAYOR LORI LIGHTFOOT The following statement is attributed to Kristina Zahorik, President of the Illinois Democratic County Chairs’ Association… “On behalf of our 102 Democratic County Chairs, scores of precinct committeepersons throughout Illinois, and the volunteers and activists who fight tirelessly for meaningful progress, I’m honored to congratulate Chicago’s newest mayor, Lori Lightfoot. “All Illinois Democrats can be proud of Mayor Lightfoot’s historic inauguration. I am confident Mayor Lightfoot’s imprint will be far more than a profile [...]

IDCCA Statement on Inauguration of Lightfoot2019-05-20T13:07:24-05:00

Union-Friendly Goods & Services Pledge Approved by Dem County Chairs Association

2019-05-20T09:22:22-05:00

For Immediate Release: Monday May 20, 2019 Contact: Toby Trimmer, Communications Director (217) 622-7547 | toby@ildcca.org UNION-FRIENDLY GOODS & SERVICES PLEDGE APPROVED BY ILLINOIS DEMOCRATIC COUNTY CHAIRS' ASSOCIATION Pro-labor patronage means support for working and middle-class American families SPRINGFIELD, Illinois – UNION YES! is more than a slogan for the Illinois Democratic County Chairs’ Association. During a Saturday, May 18th general membership meeting, the coalition representing all 102 county Democratic Party leaders approved an association-wide resolution to put priority spending on products, services and business enterprises that are pro-labor. “In products and services, American union quality  is  second  to  none,”  [...]

Union-Friendly Goods & Services Pledge Approved by Dem County Chairs Association2019-05-20T09:22:22-05:00

IL Dems Straw Poll: Sanders wins with Buttegieg a close 2nd

2019-05-13T09:46:11-05:00

For Immediate Release: Monday May 13, 2019 Contact: Toby Trimmer, Communications Director (217) 622-7547 | toby@ildcca.org BERNIE SANDERS WINS IDCCA’S ONLINE STRAW POLL Vermont Senator captures over 27% of 7,100 respondents SPRINGFIELD, Illinois – In mid-April, the Illinois Democratic County Chairs’ Association released an online poll asking Democrats who they prefer as the Party’s 2020 nominee. And, with more than 1,700 votes (27 percent), Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders showed the strongest popularity among 7,100 respondents. While not a scientific survey, the straw poll is the largest collection of 2020 presidential opinions among Illinois Democrats to date. “This survey has been [...]

IL Dems Straw Poll: Sanders wins with Buttegieg a close 2nd2019-05-13T09:46:11-05:00

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

President Doug House Resigns; Democratic party Chairs Unanimous in Electing Kristina Zahorik as new leader

2018-11-10T14:53:05-05:00

For Immediate Release: Saturday November 10, 2018 Contact: Toby Trimmer, Communications Director (217) 622-7547 | toby@ildcca.org President Doug House Resigns; Democratic party Chairs Unanimous in Electing Kristina Zahorik as new leader McHenry County Chair is first female to serve a President of the statewide Democratic association  SPRINGFIELD, Illinois – Illinois Democratic County Chairs gathered in Springfield on Saturday to not only celebrate the 2018 Blue Wave gains, but also select a new President after Rock Island County Democratic Chair Doug announced his resignation on Wednesday. “For nearly four years, the IDCCA has trusted me with leading the effort to grow [...]

President Doug House Resigns; Democratic party Chairs Unanimous in Electing Kristina Zahorik as new leader2018-11-10T14:53:05-05:00

Statement Regarding the Death of Menard County Chair & 18th Congressional Democratic Committeewoman Shirley McCombs

2018-10-02T10:54:03-05:00

For Immediate Release: Tuesday October 2, 2018 Contact: Toby Trimmer, Communications Director (217) 622-7547 | toby@ildcca.org Statement Regarding the Death of Menard County Chair & 18th Congressional Democratic Committeewoman Shirley McCombs SPRINGFIELD, Illinois – Longtime Illinois Democratic Party activist and Menard County Chair Shirley McCombs has passed away at the age of 81. News of McCombs’ passing last night (October 1, 2018) reached Democratic Party leaders and activists this morning. Although McCombs’ work in supporting the party is comprehensive, it is notable that held the longtime role of Secretary of the Democratic Party of Illinois and was a Delegate to [...]

Statement Regarding the Death of Menard County Chair & 18th Congressional Democratic Committeewoman Shirley McCombs2018-10-02T10:54:03-05:00

Democrats Condemn Criminal Vandalism to Winnebago GOP Offices

2018-10-01T10:41:02-05:00

For Immediate Release: Monday October 1, 2018 Contact: Toby Trimmer, Communications Director (217) 622-7547 | toby@ildcca.org DEMOCRATS CONDEMN CRIMINAL VANDALISM TO WINNEBAGO GOP OFFICES Background: Vandals damaged the offices of the Winnebago Republican Party sometime in the late hours between Saturday, September 29 and Sunday, September 30. The criminals spray-painted the words “rape” and “shame” multiple times on the exterior of the building. It is reasonable to interpret the vandalism as some kind of statement regarding the U.S. Senate’s confirmation hearings on Judge Brett Kavanaugh. The issues surrounding Kavanaugh have stoked the emotions of millions of Americans. Late on Sunday, [...]

Democrats Condemn Criminal Vandalism to Winnebago GOP Offices2018-10-01T10:41:02-05:00