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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

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 Policies2018-01-10T09:39:37+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’ Team2017-12-22T11:09:43+00:00

Bost’s “Not so Secret Santa” gift puts extra money in his pocket

2017-12-20T11:03:49+00:00

For Immediate Release December 20, 2017 Contact: Toby Trimmer, IDCCA Communications Director (217) 622-7547 / toby@ildcca.org BOST’S “NOT SO SECRET SANTA” GIFT PUTS EXTRA MONEY IN HIS POCKET Average 12th CD family will see their taxes go up over time Springfield, IL – In response to Congressman “Scrooge” Mike Bost’s vote to cut taxes for the wealthiest Americans and stick middle and working-class families a tax increase, President of the Illinois Democratic County Chairs’ Association (IDCCA), Doug House, issued the following statement: “Mike Bost just voted to give tens of thousands of average Southern Illinois families one of the most [...]

Bost’s “Not so Secret Santa” gift puts extra money in his pocket2017-12-20T11:03:49+00:00

Democratic County Chairs Association Endorses Mazeski for Congress

2017-12-13T09:32:10+00:00

  For Immediate Release December 13, 2017 Contact: Toby Trimmer, IDCCA Communications Director (217) 622-7547 / toby@ildcca.org DEMOCRATIC COUNTY CHAIRS ASSOCIATION ENDORSES MAZESKI FOR CONGRESS Springfield, IL – Adding to the growing list of supporters determined to end the anti-middle-class agenda of Washington Republicans, the Illinois Democratic County Chair’s Association (IDCCA) today announced their endorsement of Kelly Mazeski for Illinois’ 6th congressional district. “With Kelly Mazeski, Democrats can finally defeat Peter Roskam and send a common-sense, middle class advocate to Congress,” said Doug House, IDCCA President. “Without question, Kelly Mazeski is among the best in our ranks to give voice to [...]

Democratic County Chairs Association Endorses Mazeski for Congress2017-12-13T09:32:10+00:00

Democratic County Chairs Unanimous in Recommendations of Statewide Democrats

2017-12-11T09:41:22+00:00

For Immediate Release December 11, 2017 Contact: Toby Trimmer, IDCCA Communications Director (217) 622-7547 / toby@ildcca.org DEMOCRATIC COUNTY CHAIRS UNANIMOUS IN RECOMMENDATIONS OF STATEWIDE DEMOCRATS Accomplishments prove White, Frerichs and Mendoza are in charge   Springfield, IL – Leaders of the statewide Illinois Democratic County Chair’s Association (IDCCA) today announced their Board’s unanimous re-election endorsements of Secretary of State Jesse White, Comptroller Susana Mendoza and Treasurer Mike Frerichs. “Illinoisans expect that when a leader takes the oath of office, they’ll take charge and take responsibility for being in charge,” said IDCCA President Doug House. “Secretary White, Comptroller Mendoza and Treasurer Frerichs [...]

Democratic County Chairs Unanimous in Recommendations of Statewide Democrats2017-12-11T09:41:22+00:00

IDCCA Calls on Illinois Republican Congressmen to Return Pro-Roy Moore Money

2017-11-29T12:33:24+00:00

For Immediate Release November 29, 2017 Contact: Dan Kovats, IDCCA Executive Director (773) 351-7818 / dankovats@gmail.com IDCCA Calls on Illinois Republican Congressmen to Return Pro-Roy Moore Money Today, The Illinois Democratic County Chairmen's Association called on Illinois Republican Congressmen Mike Bost, Rodney Davis, Peter Roskam, and Randy Hultgren to return donations they have received from pro-Roy Moore megadonor Dick Uihlein. Uihlein has been revealed as the primary backer of a pro-Roy Moore Super PAC that is spending hundreds of thousands of dollars to elect Moore to the U.S. Senate, even after at least nine women have accused Roy Moore of inappropriate [...]

IDCCA Calls on Illinois Republican Congressmen to Return Pro-Roy Moore Money2017-11-29T12:33:24+00:00