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IDCCA Blue Wave Voter Guide

Election Day is Tuesday November 6th. The Illinois Democratic County Chairs' Association has developed a handy Voter Guide for convenience. The IDCCA Voter Guide includes: * Candidate pictures and links to website / social media * Ability to share, save, or print this ballot to take into the voting booth * Information about voting by mail, voting early, or voting on Election Day * Customizable action plans for where and when to vote (Early Voting or Election Day Voting) * Receive reminder emails or texts about your plan to vote The IDCCA is committed to getting Democrats elected from the Statehouse [...]

IDCCA Blue Wave Voter Guide2018-10-08T16:03:05+00:00

IDCCA President’s Message – October 2018

IDCCA President’s Message by Doug House, IDCCA President @ILDCCA @RICoDemocrats @Doug_Dem_House Finish Strong! With just a handful of days left before the most important election in a generation, Democrats continue to have an advantage. Is it the “Blue Wave” we’ve all been working toward? In my view, not yet. Let’s be honest, we’ve been here before. And, unfortunately, we’ve been passed by Republicans at the final moments of our campaigns. No doubt, 2018 is different. But we simply cannot afford to let up – we must finish strong. Consider the advantages Illinois Democrats have: Superior Candidates Something happened after our 2014 [...]

IDCCA President’s Message – October 20182018-10-08T15:38:57+00:00

Recruiting GOTV Volunteers

Recruiting GOTV Volunteers by National Democratic Training Committee, @traindems As Election Day draws nearer, you may be wondering how you can accomplish everything you need to in your local county. Your local Get Out the Vote (GOTV) efforts are limited by the time, people, and money at your disposal, and recruiting GOTV volunteers is especially vital. The most crucial element of GOTV is voter contact - as a party, we succeed when we connect with voter’s face to face. Because time is limited, we need help from as many people as possible. Whether you’re a precinct captain seeking help to [...]

Recruiting GOTV Volunteers2018-10-08T15:35:53+00:00

Remembering Shirley McCombs – A Friend and a Great Democrat

Remembering Shirley McCombs – A Friend and a Great Democrat It is with deep sadness that we say goodbye to longtime Illinois Democratic Party activist and Menard County Chair Shirley McCombs. On October 1st, Shirley passed away at the age of 81. Shirley McCombs’ work in supporting the Democratic party was comprehensive, including being the longtime Secretary of the Democratic Party of Illinois and a Delegate to the Democratic National Convention multiple times. Shirley was an institutional force in shepherding women into leadership roles within the Democratic Party and she made it her life’s work to maintain a strong Democratic Party [...]

Remembering Shirley McCombs – A Friend and a Great Democrat2018-10-08T15:13:49+00:00

#18FOR18 – An IDCCA Challenge for Early Voting

#18FOR18 – An IDCCA Challenge for Early Voting Did you see the media coverage Rock Island County Democrats received for voting early? IDCCA President and Rock Island County Chair Doug House helped promote early voting by creating a simple #18FOR18 event. Early voting is a gift for all Illinois citizens. It’s convenient, accessible, and provides an opportunity to get your vote out of the way in order to help our Democratic candidates with the GOTV promotion they need. The IDCCA is issuing a challenge to you and every one of our 102 counties: In the month of October, help Democrats [...]

#18FOR18 – An IDCCA Challenge for Early Voting2018-10-08T15:10:23+00:00

“Check In” from South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg

Check in with Mayor Pete by Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Mayor of South Bend IN, @PeteButtigieg Friends and Democratic Heartlanders, I’m grateful I had the chance to speak with you all during August’s Democratic County Chairs’ Brunch. With so many great candidates in Illinois and across the country, I know you’ll agree that we have more than enough reason to be excited for election day this year. As I said to you all then, we do not have the luxury of pessimism today, so we as a Party need to make sure we are more organized and energized than ever. Talking [...]

“Check In” from South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg2018-10-08T14:59:48+00:00

Statement Regarding the Death of Menard County Chair & 18th Congressional Democratic Committeewoman Shirley McCombs

For Immediate Release: Tuesday October 2, 2018 Contact: Toby Trimmer, Communications Director (217) 622-7547 | toby@ildcca.org Statement Regarding the Death of Menard County Chair & 18th Congressional Democratic Committeewoman Shirley McCombs SPRINGFIELD, Illinois – Longtime Illinois Democratic Party activist and Menard County Chair Shirley McCombs has passed away at the age of 81. News of McCombs’ passing last night (October 1, 2018) reached Democratic Party leaders and activists this morning. Although McCombs’ work in supporting the party is comprehensive, it is notable that held the longtime role of Secretary of the Democratic Party of Illinois and was a Delegate to [...]

Statement Regarding the Death of Menard County Chair & 18th Congressional Democratic Committeewoman Shirley McCombs2018-10-02T10:54:03+00:00

Democrats Condemn Criminal Vandalism to Winnebago GOP Offices

For Immediate Release: Monday October 1, 2018 Contact: Toby Trimmer, Communications Director (217) 622-7547 | toby@ildcca.org DEMOCRATS CONDEMN CRIMINAL VANDALISM TO WINNEBAGO GOP OFFICES Background: Vandals damaged the offices of the Winnebago Republican Party sometime in the late hours between Saturday, September 29 and Sunday, September 30. The criminals spray-painted the words “rape” and “shame” multiple times on the exterior of the building. It is reasonable to interpret the vandalism as some kind of statement regarding the U.S. Senate’s confirmation hearings on Judge Brett Kavanaugh. The issues surrounding Kavanaugh have stoked the emotions of millions of Americans. Late on Sunday, [...]

Democrats Condemn Criminal Vandalism to Winnebago GOP Offices2018-10-01T10:41:02+00:00

IDCCA President’s Message – September 2018

IDCCA President’s Message by Doug House, IDCCA President @ILDCCA @RICoDemocrats @Doug_Dem_House We’re all aware of the stories of near-wins in elections. Every election year it seems there’s one or two disappointments that come within a vote or two from victory. For Democrats it doesn’t have to be that way. The fact is, the more people who vote, the better Democrats do. There are about eight weeks left in the 2018 campaign cycle. And, there are just under three weeks until voters can start casting their ballots. So now is the time to coordinate the plans to vote. More than anything else, [...]

IDCCA President’s Message – September 20182018-09-09T17:44:10+00:00