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IDCCA: Pritzker’s Budget Plan Put Illinois on Track For Fiscal Stability & A Functioning Government

For Immediate Release: Wednesday February 20, 2019 Contact: Toby Trimmer, Communications Director (217) 622-7547 | toby@ildcca.org IDCCA: PRITZKER’S BUDGET PLAN PUTS ILLINOIS ON TRACK FOR FISCAL STABILITY & A FUNCTIONING GOVERNMENT President of grassroots Democratic group ready to help promote Governor’s bold blueprint SPRINGFIELD, Illinois – IDCCA President Kristina Zahorik was in the audience to observe newly-inaugurated Democrat J.B. Pritzker deliver his first budget presentation to a joint meeting of the General Assembly. A leader among grassroots Illinois Democrats, Zahorik says Pritzker didn’t glaze over the challenges facing the state as he laid out a responsible path to fiscal stability and [...]

IDCCA: Pritzker’s Budget Plan Put Illinois on Track For Fiscal Stability & A Functioning Government2019-02-20T14:37:56+00:00

IDCCA Applauds General Assembly’s Passage of Minimum Wage Plan

For Immediate Release: Thursday February 14, 2019 Contact: Toby Trimmer, Communications Director (217) 622-7547 | toby@ildcca.org IDCCA APPLAUDS GENERAL ASSEMBLY’S PASSAGE OF MINIMUM WAGE PLAN Kristina Zahorik, president of the Illinois Democratic County Chairs’ Association (IDCCA), is celebrating the Illinois House’s approval of a $15.00/hour minimum wage in Illinois. After passing the Illinois Senate last week, the Illinois House of Representatives today followed suit, approving Senate Bill 1, a core initiative of Governor J.B. Pritzker’s 2018 campaign. The following statement can be attributed to IDCCA President Kristina Zahorik: “During the campaign, Democrats in every corner of the state pledged to [...]

IDCCA Applauds General Assembly’s Passage of Minimum Wage Plan2019-02-14T16:44:41+00:00

IDCCA Announces 2019 Party Builder Award Recipients

For Immediate Release: Wednesday February 13, 2019 Contact: Toby Trimmer, Communications Director (217) 622-7547 | toby@ildcca.org IDCCA Announces 2019 Party Builder Award Recipients Honorees to be celebrated during Chicago Reception in March  SPRINGFIELD, Illinois – The Illinois Democratic County Chairs’ Association today announced their selection of three activists who have dedicated their lives to growing the power of both the Democratic Party and constituencies within it. The recipients will be celebrated with a planned reception on Monday, March 4 at the Iridium Conference Center in Chicago. “The Party Builders we are proud to honor this year reflect how diverse the [...]

IDCCA Announces 2019 Party Builder Award Recipients2019-02-14T16:45:25+00:00

Dignity & stability for working families as Democrats advance plan to boost minimum wage to $15.00/hr

Dignity & stability for working families as Democrats advance plan to boost minimum wage to $15.00/hr. by Toby Trimmer, Communications Director @ILDCCA  @tobytrimmer In less than a month since starting the 101st General Assembly, Democrats in the Senate advanced one of Governor JB Pritzker’s foundational campaign pledges: a path to a $15.00/hour minimum wage. If passed by the Illinois House, the governor will sign the first hourly wage increase for Illinois workers in a decade. The swift action of moving the plan forward is a signal that Governor Pritzker and his Democratic allies are truly determined to do big things [...]

Dignity & stability for working families as Democrats advance plan to boost minimum wage to $15.00/hr2019-02-08T09:55:17+00:00

February 2019 – Changes & Transitions

In January 2019, a number Illinois Democrats began their service with the Pritzker administration. Others have decided to step aside their Democratic Party duties to make room for new energy. And, sadly, some have passed. IN MEMORIAL: Robert “Bob” Pautler (1933–2019) former Chair, Randolph County Democrats. Bob was a dedicated member of his county Democratic Central Committee and the IDCCA. He was a precinct committeeperson for many years and served as Randolph County Chair for 12 years. Bob was a Navy veteran, a coal miner, a small business owner and a husband, father and grandfather. He will indeed be missed. [...]

February 2019 – Changes & Transitions2019-02-07T15:40:36+00:00

2019 IDCCA Chicago Reception & Party Builder Awards

Please join us for the 4th Annual IDCCA Chicago Rececption & Party Builder Awards Monday March 4th 5:30pm – 7:30pm Iridium Conference Center 77 W. Wacker, Chicago, IL 60601 Gold Sponsorship – $5,000 Silver Sponsorship – $2,500 Bronze Sponsorship – $1,000 Individual Ticket – $150 RSVP online at bit.ly/chireception2019 or contact Dan Kovats at dan@ildcca.org Click here to download the 2019 Chicago Reception & Party Builder Awards Invitation

2019 IDCCA Chicago Reception & Party Builder Awards2019-02-07T14:58:01+00:00

IDCCA President’s Message – February 2019

IDCCA President’s Message by Kristina Zahorik, IDCCA President @ILDCCA @McHenryDems Fellow Chairs, We still have our work cut out for us, but 2020 is insight. Democratic values are American values and our values remain under attack from the Trump Administration and the GOP’s refusal to stand up to their President. We will continue to stand up and will continue to fight for our nation at every level. The State of the Union is one of a few haves and an increasing population of have nots or never haves.  Trump and the GOP has repeatedly supported policies and legislation that monetarily [...]

IDCCA President’s Message – February 20192019-02-08T09:39:53+00:00

IDCCA President’s Message – December 2018

IDCCA President’s Message by Kristina Zahorik, IDCCA President @ILDCCA @McHenryDems Dear Fellow Democratic Chairs & Friends, It was an honor to be elected unanimously as your first female IDCCA President on November 10, 2018.  I am humbled and thrilled by the opportunity to continue and enhance the 102 county strategy. I also appreciate the kind words and confidence in leadership given to me by our immediate past President Doug House. I am proud to call myself a lifelong Midwesterner and a Democrat. We believe in good government and government as service to people. In fact, after working in Washington, D.C. [...]

IDCCA President’s Message – December 20182018-12-11T14:45:45+00:00

The IDCCA / NDTC Bootcamp helped to get me elected!

The IDCCA / NDTC Bootcamp helped to get me elected! by Carlos Acosta, McHenry County Board Member – District 5, @mchenrydems “I want to run for something.  Now what do I do?” This was the only question I brought with me to the 2017 Illinois Democratic County Chairs’ Association National Democratic Training Committee Bootcamp. The Bootcamp answered the question and more. My background may not have initially led be to want to serve in government, but it did make me an activist. I have been a Social Worker for over 20 years and was the co-founder and leader of the [...]

The IDCCA / NDTC Bootcamp helped to get me elected!2018-12-11T14:30:21+00:00

Run for Office: Ready, Set, Run 30-Day Challenge

Run for Office: Ready, Set, Run 30-Day Challenge by National Democratic Training Committee, @traindems Should you run for office? The short answer is YES! As more votes get counted, the takeaways from the 2018 midterms grow even more exciting. In addition to a historic number of engaged voters and a higher turnout rate than any midterm election of the last 104 years, this election saw a greater margin for Democrats in Congress than the GOP waves of 2010 or 1994 did for the GOP. Even more important than the blue wave in the House is the one that swept across every [...]

Run for Office: Ready, Set, Run 30-Day Challenge2018-12-11T14:21:30+00:00