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IDCCA President’s Message – July 2018

2018-07-15T14:19:16+00:00

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

IDCCA President’s Message – June 2018

2018-06-11T13:13:06+00:00

IDCCA President’s Message by Doug House, IDCCA President @ILDCCA @RICoDemocrats @Doug_Dem_House Recently, while surfing social media, my eye caught a meme from a fellow Democratic Party activist that read, “Democrats ought to stop talking about a Blue Wave and start working to make it happen.” I sense where his frustration may be coming from. It’s true that a lot of Democrats seem to have a strong level of confidence towards a victorious November. And yes, if the recent past is any indication, the political winds can change at any moment, causing common sense to escape scores of voters at the ballot [...]

IDCCA President’s Message – June 20182018-06-11T13:13:06+00:00

Doug House Re-Elected President of Democrat Chairs’ Association

2018-05-21T10:36:58+00:00

For Immediate Release: Monday May 21, 2018 Contact: Toby Trimmer, Communications Director (217) 622-7547 | toby@ildcca.org DOUG HOUSE RE-ELECTED PRESIDENT OF DEMOCRAT CHAIRS' ASSOCIATION Rock Island Dems leader credited for growth in funds, training & building influence SPRINGFIELD, Illinois – Last weekend in Springfield over 100 county-level Democratic candidates from throughout Illinois gathered to participate in an intense set of training sessions to learn how to win against their GOP opponents. At the same time, Democratic County Chairs corralled to unanimously re-elect Doug House as President of the statewide association. “It’s an honor to have the confidence of the dedicated [...]

Doug House Re-Elected President of Democrat Chairs’ Association2018-05-21T10:36:58+00:00

IDCCA President’s Message – May 2018

2018-05-07T09:58:26+00:00

IDCCA President’s Message by Doug House, IDCCA President @ILDCCA @RICoDemocrats @Doug_Dem_House Stronger Together: Illinois’ Diverse Democratic Ticket is Unmatched I am a Democrat because, more than anything else, I can’t be convinced that working and middle-class people don’t deserve a strong voice for social and economic justice and equality. In the greatest nation ever conceived, I’m certain that our most successful periods have come through attracting and unifying diverse scores of regular citizens who seek a common-sense balance between “haves” and “have nots.” And, for nearly a century, the Democratic Party has led on the idea that our nation is stronger, [...]

IDCCA President’s Message – May 20182018-05-07T09:58:26+00:00

IDCCA President’s Message – April 2018

2018-04-09T11:29:04+00:00

IDCCA President’s Message by Doug House, IDCCA President @ILDCCA @RICoDemocrats @Doug_Dem_House Project Blue Wave: You Can’t Replace Something with Nothing. Day-by-day the Republican Party is growing more and more disconnected with needs of ordinary people. In Washington, Republicans in Congress sit on their hands and hold their tongues in fear of being the subject of a lunatic Twitter message from Donald Trump. Here at home, Bruce Rauner has bullied the GOP into making state government unresponsive to Illinoisan’s most pressing challenges. Even rank-and-file Republicans know their party is failing. In the General Assembly alone, multiple GOP legislators aren’t seeking re-election. They [...]

IDCCA President’s Message – April 20182018-04-09T11:29:04+00:00

IDCCA President’s Message – March 2018

2018-03-11T23:14:53+00:00

IDCCA President’s Message by Doug House, IDCCA President @ILDCCA @RICoDemocrats @Doug_Dem_House Project Blue Wave: The Start of a Tsunami? Friends – After the votes of the March 20th Primary Election are counted, Illinois Democrats cannot waste a minute in getting behind our nominees. We’ll all need to come together and work harder than ever to ensure a historic “Blue Wave” in 2018. From Congress to the Statehouse, if we fight like never before, the opportunity to claim massive Democratic victories is within our grasp. The same is true at the county level, where new Democrats are challenging incumbent Republicans for the [...]

IDCCA President’s Message – March 20182018-03-11T23:14:53+00:00

IDCCA President’s Message – February 2018

2018-02-11T14:05:59+00:00

IDCCA President’s Message by Doug House, IDCCA President @ILDCCA @RICoDemocrats Political Correctness or Basic Human Decency – Under Attack Throughout the past two years, we’ve all heard references about Democrats having gone too far with political correctness. We’ve faced apologists who feel that racially charged or insensitive statements in conversation are insignificant. Words do matter. Look no further than our President who enjoys promoting his blunt, offensive demeanor. Each of us knows, inherently, when inappropriate statements are made. From one-on-one conversations, to the water cooler circle of pals, we can all do better. We must recognize that women and people [...]

IDCCA President’s Message – February 20182018-02-11T14:05:59+00:00

IDCCA President’s Message – January 2018

2018-01-15T12:57:29+00:00

IDCCA President’s Message by Doug House, IDCCA President @ILDCCA @RICoDemocrats Let’s Get Going! It’s 2018! There’s no turning back. It’s 2018 and our chance to harness the enthusiasm for change is now more important than ever. Democrats throughout Illinois are motivated and engaged. And the IDCCA is building upon the remarkable growth and strength of the past two years where we’ve enacted our plan to recruit, organize and train Democrats and progressive-minded activists to build the strongest Democratic Party in every corner of Illinois. 2018 begins the third year of our three-year effort and, thanks to thousands of partners like [...]

IDCCA President’s Message – January 20182018-01-15T12:57:29+00:00

IDCCA President’s Message – December 2017

2017-12-11T12:01:52+00:00

IDCCA President’s Message by Doug House, IDCCA President @ILDCCA @RICoDemocrats There is a lot to be excited about! I want to share with everyone all that has been going on and all that is coming up! This month we are excited to announce that we have added two fantastic Staff members to our team to build out our IDCCA organization for the 2018 election cycle. The first is our new Assistant Executive Director, Jillian Hawkins. She is a veteran of several campaigns and, along with her duties as Assistant Executive Director, will lead our women’s outreach. The second individual is [...]

IDCCA President’s Message – December 20172017-12-11T12:01:52+00:00

IDCCA President’s Message – November 2017

2017-11-13T14:20:23+00:00

IDCCA President’s Message by Doug House, IDCCA President @ILDCCA @RICoDemocrats “The elections in Virginia and New Jersey were not a Democratic wave…. They were a tsunami!”                                      Tom Perez- National DNC Chair Our National Chairman sounded the battle cry signaling the resurgence of our Democratic Party! A trend that started in Illinois last spring with the victories in our municipal elections continued into this fall and there are now strong indications that this resurgence will continue well through the next election cycle. Victories in Virginia and New Jersey are now sending a clear message to Republicans that there is no [...]

IDCCA President’s Message – November 20172017-11-13T14:20:23+00:00