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2018 – 2020 IDCCA General Membership

2018-05-04T17:57:02+00:00

On Wednesday, April 18th, County Democratic Parties throughout Illinois met to elect their leadership for the coming term. Congratulations to the newly elected County Democratic Party Chairs in every county! The IDCCA is looking forward to working with you as we build the Democratic Party! Click here to see the 2018 - 2020 IDCCA General Membership

2018 – 2020 IDCCA General Membership2018-05-04T17:57:02+00:00

IDCCA Project Blue Wave

2018-04-23T22:44:08+00:00

All across the United States down ballot Democrats have been winning in districts that Republicans have historically held and that Donald Trump won by significant margins. In Illinois we saw evidence of this in the April 2017 Municipal Elections where Democrats won seats in cities and townships where Democrats haven’t won in over 40 years. A Blue Wave is coming! The IDCCA and its partners are looking to actively recruit candidates to fill down ballot races where we are not challenging Republicans. These races are only County Wide (County Clerk, County Treasurer, Sheriff, Regional Superintendent of Schools) and County Board. [...]

IDCCA Project Blue Wave2018-04-23T22:44:08+00:00

2018 Democratic Statewide & Congressional Ticket

2018-04-09T10:44:29+00:00

Meet the 2018 Statewide & Congressional Democratic Ticket Governor and Lieutenant Governor JB Pritzker and Juliana Stratton Attorney General Kwame Raoul Secretary of State Jesse White Comptroller Susana Mendoza Treasurer Mike Frerichs Congressional District 1 Bobby Rush Congressional District 2 Robin Kelly Congressional District 3 Dan Lipinski Congressional District 4 Jesus “Chuy” Garcia Congressional District 5 Mike Quigley Congressional District 6 Sean Casten Congressional District 7 Danny Davis Congressional District 8 Raja Krishnamoorthi Congressional District 9 Jan Schakowsky Congressional District 10 Brad Schneider Congressional District 11 Bill Foster Congressional District 12 Brendan Kelly Congressional District 13 Betsy Dirksen Londrigan Congressional [...]

2018 Democratic Statewide & Congressional Ticket2018-04-09T10:44:29+00:00

Sexual Harassment Policy and Pledge

2018-02-19T07:49:00+00:00

Over the past several months I have been sickened every time I hear a story about sexual harassment within campaigns or political organizations. Brave women have started speaking out about their experiences and I’m thankful that they have brought this issue to the forefront of Democratic politics in our state. The type of behavior that these women experienced is unacceptable and the culture that has allowed it to happen needs to end immediately. This past December I called for the creation of a Sexual Harassment Task Force within the Illinois Democratic County Chairs’ Association. In short order, this Task Force [...]

Sexual Harassment Policy and Pledge2018-02-19T07:49:00+00:00

IDCCA Annual Chicago Reception 2018

2018-02-14T13:59:44+00:00

You are invited to join the Illinois Democratic County Chairs’ Association for our Annual Chicago Reception 2018 honoring Democratic Party Builder Award 2018 Recipients: William McNary, Citizen Action Illinois Co-Director Hon. Toni Preckwinkle, Cook County Board President Hon. Debra Shore, Commissioner on the Board of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District Monday March 12, 2018 5:30pm – 7:30pm Hubbard Inn 110 W. Hubbard St., Chicago, IL 60654 Gold Sponsor – $5,000 Silver Sponsor – $2,500 Bronze Sponsor – $1,000 Individual – $150 Young Professional – $75 Click here to purchase tickets online!

IDCCA Annual Chicago Reception 20182018-02-14T13:59:44+00:00

Learn more about the Democratic Attorney General Candidates

2018-01-24T13:14:10+00:00

The Illinois Democratic County Chairs' Association announced 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, free to attend, within ticket availability, and press. All 8 candidates have confirmed their attendance for both forums. Springfield Forum: WHO: IDCCA, 970 WMAY Springfield and Democratic Candidates for Attorney General WHERE: Hoogland Center for the Arts, 420 South 6th Street WHEN: Monday, February 5, 7 pm – 8:30 pm. Doors open at 6 pm. Media avail with Chairman Doug House at 6:30. Seats at 6:45. [...]

Learn more about the Democratic Attorney General Candidates2018-01-24T13:14:10+00:00

Democratic Attorney General Candidate Forum

2018-01-22T12:01:50+00:00

The Illinois Democratic County Chairs' Association announced 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, free to attend, within ticket availability, and press. The IDCCA is proud to be partnering with Jim Leach from 970 WMAY-AM Springfield to moderate the forum in Springfield, to be held at the Hoogland Center for the Arts, and Amanda Vinicky of WTTW/Chicago Tonight to moderate the Chicago forum at International Union of Operating Engineers Local 399. To date, the following candidates have confirmed their participation: [...]

Democratic Attorney General Candidate Forum2018-01-22T12:01:50+00:00

2018 Women’s March to the Polls

2018-01-17T12:43:19+00:00

One year ago millions of women throughout the United States gathered to make sure that their voices were heard and show their resistance to Donald Trump. Since they women have led the charge with historic victories in Illinois, Virginia, New Jersey and Alabama. On Saturday, January 20th, women throughout Illinois will gather to once again make sure that their voices are heard and to continue resisting Donald Trump's racist policies. You are invited to join them! Here is a list of events by city: East Peoria Women's March to the Polls Carbondale Women's March to the Polls Chicago Women's March [...]

2018 Women’s March to the Polls2018-01-17T12:43:19+00:00

Democrats Ready to Defeat Rauner and Trump

2017-08-17T09:46:07+00:00

For Immediate Release August 17, 2017 Contact: Dan Kovats, IDCCA Executive Director (773) 351-7818 / dankovats@gmail.com Democrats Ready to Defeat Rauner and Trump Record-breaking Turnout at IDCCA Brunch Demonstrates Surge of Enthusiasm Springfield, IL -- Democrats, motivated by the one two punch of incompetence and chaos brought on by Donald Trump and Bruce Rauner, came out in record numbers for Illinois’ largest gathering of activists, Party leaders, and supporting institutions.  Approximately 1,800 attendees supported the annual Illinois Democratic County Chairman's Association's (IDCCA) brunch and raised over $250,000 to assist Democrats up and down the ballot. “Democrats are fired up and ready [...]

Democrats Ready to Defeat Rauner and Trump2017-08-17T09:46:07+00:00

Gash and Houlihan to Receive Democratic Party Builder Awards

2017-07-10T11:12:54+00:00

Gash and Houlihan to Receive Democratic Party Builder Awards by Art Friedson, @artfri The Illinois Democratic County Chairmen’s Association is pleased to announce that it will be honoring two outstanding Illinois Democrats, Hon. Lauren Beth Gash and Hon. Bill Houlihan, with Democratic Party Builder Awards at the ILDCCA’s Chairmen’s Brunch on August 17, 2017. Both honorees have long records of distinguished service and significant accomplishments building grassroots support for progressive issues and Democratic candidates in Illinois. Lauren Beth Gash, of Highland Park, Lake County, is a life-long community organizer who has served as an Illinois State Representative, a Commissioner with [...]

Gash and Houlihan to Receive Democratic Party Builder Awards2017-07-10T11:12:54+00:00