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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 pocket 2017-12-20T11:03:49+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 Congress 2017-12-13T09:32:10+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 Democrats 2017-12-11T09:41:22+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 Money 2017-11-29T12:33:24+00:00

Democratic County Chairs Vote to Endorse Brendan Kelly

2017-11-20T09:44:56+00:00

For Immediate Release November 20, 2017 Contact: Dan Kovats, IDCCA Executive Director (773) 351-7818 / dankovats@gmail.com   Democratic County Chairs Vote to Endorse Brendan Kelly Democrats look to take back the Illinois 12th with strong grassroots support Springfield, IL – Today, the Illinois Democratic County Chairmen’s Association (IDCCA) has officially endorsed Brendan Kelly for Congress in the Illinois 12th Congressional District. In the first congressional endorsement of the 2018 Election, over 90% of the County Chairs in the Illinois 12th District overwhelmingly voted to support Kelly. IDCCA President Doug House released the following statement in reaction: “I have had a chance [...]

Democratic County Chairs Vote to Endorse Brendan Kelly 2017-11-20T09:44:56+00:00

Democratic County Chairs Vote to Endorse JB Pritzker

2017-10-07T13:49:36+00:00

For Immediate Release October 7, 2017 Contact: Dan Kovats, IDCCA Executive Director (773) 351-7818 / dankovats@gmail.com Democratic County Chairs Vote to Endorse JB Pritzker Overwhelming vote of members indicates JB inspiring Democrats to beat Rauner in 2018 Springfield, IL – Today, the Illinois Democratic County Chairmen’s Association (IDCCA) and its 102 members met to vote on an endorsement in the Democratic Primary for Governor. With an unprecedented show of support, the IDCCA voted to endorse JB Pritzker for Governor representing nearly 70% of the County Chairmen. IDCCA President Doug House released the following statement in reaction: “At the start of the [...]

Democratic County Chairs Vote to Endorse JB Pritzker 2017-10-07T13:49:36+00:00

U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (MN) to be Guest Speaker at Annual Chairmen’s Brunch

2017-07-21T09:18:46+00:00

For Immediate Release July 21, 2017 Media Advisory Contact: Dan Kovats / IDCCA Executive Director (773) 351-7818 / dankovats@gmail.com U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (MN) to be Guest Speaker at Annual Chairmen’s Brunch Springfield, IL – On Thursday, August 17th, the Illinois Democratic County Chairmen’s Association will host their annual Chairmen’s Brunch. This event is the largest Democratic event every year and is expected to draw over 1,000 County Chairs, Precinct Committeemen, Elected Officials, candidates, labor leaders and Democratic Party activists from throughout Illinois. The IDCCA will also present Hon. Lauren Beth Gash and Hon. Bill Houlihan with the IDCCA Democratic Party [...]

U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (MN) to be Guest Speaker at Annual Chairmen’s Brunch 2017-07-21T09:18:46+00:00

Democratic County Chair President Responds to Override of Governor’s Veto

2017-07-06T16:46:13+00:00

For Immediate Release July 6, 2017 Media Advisory Contact: Dan Kovats / IDCCA Executive Director (773) 351-7818 / dankovats@gmail.com Democratic County Chair President Responds to Override of Governor’s Veto   Illinois will finally be able to start fixing the problems created by Rauner Springfield, IL – On Thursday, July 6th, the Illinois House of Representatives voted to override Bruce Rauner’s veto of a bipartisan, balanced budget. The move comes just days after the Illinois Senate similarly voted to override the Governor’s veto. On day 736 of Bruce Rauner’s term in office, Illinois finally has a state budget. Illinois Democratic County Chairmen’s [...]

Democratic County Chair President Responds to Override of Governor’s Veto 2017-07-06T16:46:13+00:00

While Democrats Work to End His Crisis, Rauner Attends Out-Of State Photo-Op

2017-06-26T07:33:40+00:00

For Immediate Release June 26, 2017 Media Advisory Contact: Dan Kovats, IDCCA Executive Director (773) 351-7818 / dankovats@gmail.com While Democrats Work to End His Crisis, Rauner Attends Out-Of State Photo-Op Rauner to campaign in Iowa instead of meeting with legislative leaders in Springfield Springfield, IL – On Monday, June 26th, Governor Bruce Rauner is attending a political photo-op in Bettendorf, IA at the ground-breaking ceremony for the Interstate 74 bridge over the Mississippi River. This project is expected to cost taxpayers up to one billion dollars. While Rauner is in Iowa attending the event, Democrats are in Springfield trying to find [...]

While Democrats Work to End His Crisis, Rauner Attends Out-Of State Photo-Op 2017-06-26T07:33:40+00:00

“Bipartisan” Governor Should Take His Own Advice and Follow Suit With His Peers

2017-06-21T15:42:10+00:00

For Immediate Release June 21, 2017 Media Advisory Contact: Dan Kovats, IDCCA Executive Director (773) 351-7818 / dankovats@gmail.com  “Bipartisan” Governor Should Take His Own Advice and Follow Suit With His Peers IDCCA implores Governor Rauner to speak out in support of maintenance of Medicaid expansion, and oppose secretive Republican health care plans  Springfield, IL – In March of this year, the National Governors Association launched the Governor's Bipartisan Health Reform Learning Network comprised of 6 Republicans and 7 Democrat governors. Yesterday, the group released their list of bipartisan ideas to improve the U.S. healthcare system. Included in their list was the [...]

“Bipartisan” Governor Should Take His Own Advice and Follow Suit With His Peers 2017-06-21T15:42:10+00:00