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Rock Island Democrats’ Chair to GOP: “Reject Conspiratorial lunacy of Bill Fawell”

For Immediate Release: Tuesday August 7, 2018 Contact: Toby Trimmer, Communications Director (217) 622-7547 | toby@ildcca.org ROCK ISLAND DEMOCRATS’ CHAIR TO GOP: “REJECT CONSPIRATORIAL LUNACY OF BILL FAWELL” Republican leaders should end support for bizarre conspiracy theorist running on a platform of absurd propaganda concocted by alt-right media bullhorn InfoWars  ROCK ISLAND, Illinois – Calling Republican candidate for Congress Bill Fawell, “a bizarre lunatic whose absurd beliefs are frighteningly dangerous for our communities,” Doug House, president of the Illinois Democratic County Chairs’ Association and Chair of the Rock Island County Democrats, is asking GOP leaders to immediately condemn and reject [...]

Rock Island Democrats’ Chair to GOP: “Reject Conspiratorial lunacy of Bill Fawell”2018-08-07T14:42:19+00:00

IDCCA President’s Message – July 2018

IDCCA President’s Message by Doug House, IDCCA President @ILDCCA @RICoDemocrats @Doug_Dem_House A Blue Wave? Don’t Vote. This OP-ED by IDCCA President Doug House was published under the title “Democrats Mending Deficiencies” in the Decatur Herald & Review on July 3, 2018 The name Paul Weyrich might not mean much to you today. But for four decades he planted the seeds of ideological rhetoric that have produced bumper crops of bitter, polarizing political fruit. Weyrich was an unapologetic conservative activist. As co-founder of the right-wing Heritage Foundation, he helped plan a path toward seizing control of politics and government. How he helped [...]

IDCCA President’s Message – July 20182018-07-15T14:19:16+00:00

Rauner, SCOTUS underestimate the collective power of organized labor

Rauner, SCOTUS underestimate the collective power of organized labor by Pam Davidson, IDCCA At Large Executive Board Member, Knox County Democratic Party County Chair, President of UAW Region 4 Civil & Human Rights Council, UAW Local 865 Trustee, Knox County Board Chair, @KnoxCountyDems @UAW We live in a pretty sick state when our Governor celebrates a partisan, far right, activist-led Supreme Court that decides to reverse decades of national law to set the stage for slashing the incomes and benefits of millions of American families. It remains to be seen how the Janus v. AFSCME Council 31 decision will, in [...]

Rauner, SCOTUS underestimate the collective power of organized labor2018-07-15T13:52:48+00:00

An Argument to Protect Your PCs

An Argument to Protect Your PCs by Kristina Zahorik, IDCCA At Large Executive Board Member, County Chair of the Democratic Party of McHenry County, & State Central Committeewoman (IL 14th), @McHenryDems Every election cycle, campaigns battle it out for volunteers. And, one seemingly easy source is county Party precinct committeepeople (PC). The primary role of a county Democratic Party is electing Democrats; therefore, it would follow PCs are sought to be exclusive volunteers for campaigns. The truth is, exclusivity to a campaign isn’t the role of a PCs. PCs are volunteers for their county Parties and County Chairs should protect [...]

An Argument to Protect Your PCs2018-07-15T13:37:07+00:00

Your Campaign Message: The Story of Us and Now in the Personal Narrative

Your Campaign Message: Understanding the Personal Narrative by National Democratic Training Committee, @traindems Storytelling and Structure Before we dive into the stories of us and now, let’s quickly review what we’ve learned so far. In part one, we focused on the importance of storytelling and how it fits into different contexts. While speechmaking is limited to the stage, you can tell a story anywhere. Last month, we also established how the personal narrative adds the element of “you” to your campaign. Your experiences coupled with your stances on your local issues and support for your community creates a well-rounded and compelling [...]

Your Campaign Message: The Story of Us and Now in the Personal Narrative2018-07-15T13:23:47+00:00

Rauner Failed Me – Dana

Rauner Failed Me – Dana @RaunerFailedMe For the past 25 years, I’ve worked with an agency that helps families with loved ones who have developmental disabilities access the services they need to build better lives. The people I work with are in communities that have been forgotten and left behind for decades— but they’ve been hardest hit by Bruce Rauner. We’ve never had enough money or the ability to provide everyone with the full and complete attention they deserve, but the budget crisis made my job next to impossible. I was tasked with trying to find service providers for people, [...]

Rauner Failed Me – Dana2018-07-15T13:16:39+00:00

Statement from Doug House Regarding the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on Janus v. AFSCME Council 31

For Immediate Release: Tuesday June 27, 2018 Contact: Toby Trimmer, Communications Director (217) 622-7547 | toby@ildcca.org Statement from Doug House, President of the Illinois Democratic County Chairs’ Association Regarding the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on Janus v. AFSCME Council 31 “If there is any doubt in the Republican-led claims that Bruce Rauner is worst GOP governor in the nation, today’s Janus v. AFSCME Council 31 decision fortifies that truth. Working and middle-class Illinoisans have every right to be disgusted with Bruce Rauner and his feckless celebration of the Supreme Court’s decision to erode collective bargaining rights and drop incomes and [...]

Statement from Doug House Regarding the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on Janus v. AFSCME Council 312018-06-27T10:52:35+00:00

Joe Biden to Keynote Democratic Party Chairs’ 2018 Brunch

For Immediate Release: Tuesday June 26, 2018 Contact: Toby Trimmer, Communications Director (217) 622-7547 | toby@ildcca.org JOE BIDEN TO KEYNOTE DEMOCRATIC PARTY CHAIRS’ 2018 BRUNCH “Blue Wave” enthusiasm expected to result in the largest-ever annual Democratic Party event  SPRINGFIELD, Illinois – The annual IDCCA County Chairs’ Brunch held in mid-August has become a traditional rallying point shifting Democratic Party activism into high gear. IDCCA President Doug House is confident that this year’s keynote guest and speaker, Former Vice President Joe Biden, will build unprecedented enthusiasm and help boost attendance well beyond last year’s record turnout. “Over the last three years, our Democratic County [...]

Joe Biden to Keynote Democratic Party Chairs’ 2018 Brunch2018-06-26T14:08:08+00:00