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Democratic Chairmen’s Association Statement Regarding Potential Road Construction Shutdown

2017-06-20T16:00:48+00:00

For Immediate Release June 20, 2017 Media Advisory Contact: Dan Kovats, IDCCA Executive Director (773) 351-7818 / dankovats@gmail.com  Democratic Chairmen’s Association Statement Regarding Potential Road Construction Shutdown Rauner’s inability to compromise will create a public safety crisis and will affect 23,000 Middle Class jobs Springfield, IL – Last week the Illinois Department of Transportation issued a dire statement that the agency plans to suspend all construction projects on June 30th if a State Budget is not enacted. With the release of the Illinois Economic Policy Institute’s study on this suspension, Illinois Democratic County Chairmen’s Association President Doug House issued the following [...]

Democratic Chairmen’s Association Statement Regarding Potential Road Construction Shutdown 2017-06-20T16:00:48+00:00

Illinois House Republicans Failed Illinois, Will Governor Rauner?

2017-06-16T14:27:31+00:00

For Immediate Release June 2, 2017 Media Advisory Contact: Dan Kovats, IDCCA Executive Director (773) 351-7818 / dankovats@gmail.com Illinois House Republicans Failed Illinois, Will Governor Rauner? Following silence from IL Congressional GOP before Trump’s withdrawal from climate accord, IDCCA calls on Governor Rauner not to fail our state   Springfield, IL - Following President Trump’s announcement that the U.S. would withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord, Illinois Democratic County Chairmen’s Association President Doug House released the following statement: "Yesterday, Donald Trump prioritized politics over science, and jeopardized the well being of our children’s and grandchildren’s future," said Doug House. “Leading up [...]

Illinois House Republicans Failed Illinois, Will Governor Rauner? 2017-06-16T14:27:31+00:00

Trump’s ‘Taxpayer First’ Budget Would Hit Illinois Middle Class the Hardest

2017-06-16T14:27:31+00:00

For Immediate Release May 23, 2017 Media Advisory Contact: Dan Kovats, IDCCA Executive Director (773) 351-7818 / dankovats@gmail.com Trump’s ‘Taxpayer First’ Budget Would Hit Illinois Middle Class the Hardest Illinois Congressional Republicans remain silent Springfield, IL – Yesterday, Donald Trump’s Administration released what Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney called the ‘Taxpayer First’ budget. This budget includes massive cuts to programs that benefit middle class families in Illinois. These cuts include $600 billion to Medicaid, massive cuts to farm subsidies that Illinois farmers rely on, and cuts to federal student aid. Illinois Democratic County Chairmen’s Association President Doug House [...]

Trump’s ‘Taxpayer First’ Budget Would Hit Illinois Middle Class the Hardest 2017-06-16T14:27:31+00:00

Democratic Chairmen’s Association Trains Nearly 100 Candidates

2017-06-16T14:27:31+00:00

For Immediate Release May 22, 2017 Media Advisory Contact: Dan Kovats, IDCCA Executive Director (773) 351-7818 / dankovats@gmail.com  Democratic Chairmen’s Association Trains Nearly 100 Candidates Trump-Rauner Failures are Fuel to the Fire of Democratic Recruitment Efforts Springfield, IL – Today the Illinois Democratic County Chairmen’s Association (IDCCA) and the National Democratic Training Committee (NDTC, http://www.traindemocrats.org/) announced the results of their first ever IDCCA + NDTC Candidate Bootcamp training session for interested Democratic candidates. “Our first ever training camp attracted 76 candidates from 35 different counties across Illinois. Democrats are engaged and ready to fight back against the disastrous Trump-Rauner agenda in [...]

Democratic Chairmen’s Association Trains Nearly 100 Candidates 2017-06-16T14:27:31+00:00

Doug House: Keep Your Pledge, Governor

2017-06-16T14:27:32+00:00

For Immediate Release May 11, 2017 Media Advisory Contact: Dan Kovats, IDCCA Executive Director (773) 351-7818 / dankovats@gmail.com   Doug House: Keep Your Pledge, Governor Illinois' House and Senate vote to protect abortion rights, Rauner reverses pledge and vows veto Springfield, IL – Illinois Democratic County Chairmen’s Association President Doug House released the following statement in response to the Illinois Senate passing HB 40, the bill to protect abortion rights in Illinois: "I commend both the Illinois Senate and the House for passing HB 40, a bill that ensures women in Illinois continue to have both access and autonomy when it [...]

Doug House: Keep Your Pledge, Governor 2017-06-16T14:27:32+00:00

IDCCA Response to Illinois Congressional Republicans Repeal of the ACA

2017-06-16T14:27:32+00:00

For Immediate Release May 4, 2017 Media Advisory Contact: Dan Kovats, IDCCA Executive Director (773) 351-7818 / dankovats@gmail.com IDCCA Response to Illinois Congressional Republicans Repeal of the ACA Springfield, IL – Illinois Democratic County Chairmen’s Association President Doug House released the following statement in response to the Illinois Congressional Republicans repeal of the Affordable Care Act: “It is a dark day in Illinois when the Republican Congressional delegation blindly votes for a measure that will strip thousands of their constituents of health insurance. Republicans are popping champagne, while Illinois families are figuring out how they can survive without this life saving [...]

IDCCA Response to Illinois Congressional Republicans Repeal of the ACA 2017-06-16T14:27:32+00:00

IDCCA Response to 10 leading healthcare groups opposing the AHCA

2017-06-16T14:27:32+00:00

For Immediate Release May 1, 2017 Media Advisory Contact: Dan Kovats, IDCCA Executive Director (773) 351-7818 / dankovats@gmail.com   IDCCA Response to 10 leading healthcare groups opposing the AHCA Springfield, IL - On Monday, May 1st, ten of the leading healthcare groups in America released a statement opposing the American Health Care Act (http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/leading-patient-advocacy-groups-stand-together-to-oppose-american-health-care-act-300448714.html). Illinois Democratic County Chairmen’s Association President Doug House released the following statement ahead of this week’s anticipated Congressional vote on the AHCA. "When I have a problem with my car, I trust my mechanic to tell me what's wrong. When I'm sick, I trust my doctor to [...]

IDCCA Response to 10 leading healthcare groups opposing the AHCA 2017-06-16T14:27:32+00:00

Rauner and Proft return to Quad Cities to highlight Administration failures

2017-06-16T14:27:32+00:00

For Immediate Release April 27, 2017 Media Advisory Contact: Dan Kovats, IDCCA Executive Director (773) 351-7818 / dankovats@gmail.com   Rauner and Proft return to Quad Cities to highlight Administration failures Rauner pandering for votes while Illinois sinks Springfield, IL - On Saturday, April 29th, Governor Bruce Rauner and talk show host Dan Proft will return to Rock Island County as part of the “Blaming Everyone Else Tour”. They will both be pandering for votes at the Rock Island County Republicans Lincoln Day Dinner. IDCCA President Doug House released the following statement ahead of the visit. “Bruce Rauner seems to spend a [...]

Rauner and Proft return to Quad Cities to highlight Administration failures 2017-06-16T14:27:32+00:00

Rauner Shows His True Colors in Comments to Business Leaders in Quad Cities

2017-04-18T14:06:16+00:00

For Immediate Release April 18, 2017 Media Advisory Contact: Dan Kovats, IDCCA Executive Director (773) 351-7818 / dankovats@gmail.com Rauner Shows His True Colors in Comments to Business Leaders in Quad Cities Rauner says AFSCME Members won’t be missed if they choose to strike Springfield, IL - On Monday, April 17th, Governor Bruce Rauner continued his “Blaming Everyone Else Tour” on his campaign stop in the Quad Cities. It was at this campaign stop that Rauner showed his true colors when addressing the Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce. In a report filed by Aarik Woods of WHBF Channel 4, Governor Rauner said [...]

Rauner Shows His True Colors in Comments to Business Leaders in Quad Cities 2017-04-18T14:06:16+00:00

Against Proft and Rauner’s Millions, Democrats Make Historic Gains

2017-04-06T14:55:36+00:00

For Immediate Release April 5, 2017 Media Advisory Contact: Dan Kovats, IDCCA Executive Director (773) 351-7818 / dankovats@gmail.com Against Proft and Rauner's Millions, Democrats Make Historic Gains Big Republican outside money wasn't enough to stop Democratic victories Springfield, IL - Across Illinois, Democrats made unprecedented gains against outsized Republican spending and influence in local races. Republicans invested heavily in municipal and township races across the state, but Democrats made headway in elections they had not won - in some instances - for over a decade. "Dan Proft and the Republicans were ready for the Democratic backlash after Trump's election, but the [...]

Against Proft and Rauner’s Millions, Democrats Make Historic Gains 2017-04-06T14:55:36+00:00