Governor Outlines Ethics Reform Priorities to Restore Faith in Government and Emphasizes Continuing to Work Together to Build on Successes
Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - Governor, Office of the
Springfield, Ill. - Governor JB Pritzker today delivered the State of the State address, showcasing how Illinois is growing stronger each day - from improving financial stability to historic bipartisan accomplishments. Working with members of both parties, Governor passed a balanced budget on time, launched a historic capital plan to transform infrastructure throughout the state and made record investments in education. Using that progress as a blueprint, the Governor emphasized that the state can continue to address our challenges when we work together.
The Governor stressed that the state's historic progress must not be hampered by corruption and self-dealing and urged the General Assembly to pass comprehensive ethics reform, including a ban on lawmakers lobbying any unit of government, more disclosure of conflicts of interest with stiff penalties for withholding information, and a revolving door prohibition for lawmakers.
"We have to work together to confront a scourge that has been plaguing our political system for far too long," said Gov. JB Pritzker. "We must root out the purveyors of greed and corruption — in both parties — whose presence infects the bloodstream of government. It's no longer enough to sit idle while under-the-table deals, extortion, or bribery persist. Protecting that culture or tolerating it is no longer acceptable. We must take urgent action to restore the public's trust in our government. That's why we need to pass real, lasting ethics reform this legislative session."
The Governor also looked forward, outlining an agenda that prioritizes fiscal stability while rebuilding a hollowed-out state government to provide key services.
"Bit by bit, inch by inch, I am working hard to reverse the harm that has been done to people and communities that have been left behind over many generations by government policies and elected officials who were content to simply ignore them," said Gov. JB Pritzker. "I remind myself every day that I have obligations not just to the current people of Illinois, but to the many people who preceded us who were discriminated against, harmed, treated as lesser, and forgotten - lasting damage that echoes through too many communities today. We are obligated to make our future more equitable and fair."
Read the full article and State of the State Address here...
You are invited to Rockford Mayor Tom McNamara's
Taste of Winter Fundraiser
Date: Thursday, January 30, 2020
Time: 5:30 to 7:30 PM
700 W. Riverside Blvd, Rockford, IL
Winnebago County Board Member Angie Goral
is having a Pasta Party Fundraiser
Wednesday, January 29, 2020.
Please Join Angie Goral
Wednesday, January 29, 2020
5 to 7:30 PM
Lombardi Club, 209 Olive St, Rockford, IL
for her Pasta Party Fundraiser!
Reservations per person: $25 include
a great pasta dinner at the Lombardi Club.
Feel free to contribute more!
Angie is a candidate for Winnebago County Board District #13.
Checks payable to:
Citizens for Angie Goral
1108 N. Rockton Ave.
Rockford, IL 61103
Contact Angie Goral at:
Terri Schierer asks that you...
Make an educated selection of the candidates on the March 17th Primary Election Ballot by personally talking with the candidates.
The Rockford branches of the League of Women Voters and the American Association of University Women are co-sponsoring a MEET AND GREET:
Date: Sunday January 26th
Time: 2 pm
Location: Pilgrim Baptist Church, 1703 Central Ave, Rockford, IL
Meet the candidates who are running for IL Legislative seats in the Primary Election. All who are running in these state races are invited to speak and meet their constituents: Illinois Senate District 34, Illinois representative Districts 67, 68, 69 and U.S. Congressional districts 16 & 17.
Candidates running for Winnebago County offices will also be present to speak to their constituents.
This Meet & Greet is open to the public.
Refreshments will be served.
BROCHURE ATTACHED – CLICK HERE
WINNING IN 2020 (and beyond)
DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE TRAINING
Who should attend?
* 2020 Democratic candidates for local, county or state office
* 2020 Democratic Delegate candidates
* Current Democratic county and municipal elected officials
* Democratic Party leaders
* Democrats interested in running for local, county or state office
What will training cover?
* Message development and media training
* Organizing 101 – leveraging local issues, opposition research, targeting
* Fundraising and compliance – setting up a committee, reporting and the ask
* Volunteer recruitment and voter contact
* Social media and digital advertising
* Using technology in the campaign – Basics of Votebuilder and Hustle
When and where?
Sunday, February 2, 2020
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
IBEW Union Hall
2000A Mall St, Collinsville, IL 62234
Space is limited. R.S.V.P. to Jermaine Pugh at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Questions? 217-546-7404 or email email@example.com.
Join the Winnebago County Democrats (IL) and help us prepare for the 2020 elections!
The Winnebago County Democratic Central Committee meets at 7 PM on the third Thursday of most months. This month we meet January 16, 2020 at 7 PM as scheduled.
Our meetings are open to all friends of the Democratic Party and are held at:
212 S. 1st St
Rockford, IL 61104
Check our Calendar to confirm meeting dates and to find other Democratic events.
Join State Representative Maurice West,
November 9, 2019 from 11:30 am to 1 pm at his
Chill(i) with Maurice fundraiser
Click on the graphic to download the event PDF!
Reception for Congresswoman Cheri Bustos, November 2, 2019
(EVENT FLYER ATTACHED)
Please join Michael & Jo Ellen Born, Ann Dempsey, Bill & Sue Gorski, Colleen & Jack Holmbeck, Chair Charlie Laskonis, Mary McNamara Bernsten, Mayor Tom McNamara and Sen. Steve & Patty Stadelman
for an afternoon reception in honor of
Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17)
Chair, Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee
Saturday, November 2, 2019
12 - 1:30 p.m.
Owly Oop Sport Pub
305 S. Madison St.
For more information or to RSVP, please contact
Dave Alvarez at (309) 644-2358
Friends of Cheri Bustos
PO Box 65322
Washington, D.C. 20035
EVENT FLYER ATTACHED
A reception/fundraiser for the most honorable
Senator Dick Durbin
will be held in Rockford:
Monday, October 7, 2019
5 - 6:30 pm
5260 Guilford Road
$250 - Guest
$500 - Host
$1000 - Sponsor
$2800 - Senate Club
RSVP (and questions) to
Donate online at:
Downloadable brochure here.
Rockford for Bernie supporters are marching in Rockford's Labor Day Parade,
this note from David Soll a member of the group...
Dear fellow Democrats,
Are you a Bernie Sanders supporter? Then come march with other local Bernie supporters in the Rockford, IL Labor Day Parade. We are meeting up at Katie's Cup at 8:30, lineup begins at 9am, at which time we will proceed to our designated lineup spot and begin to decorate our two vehicles. Our spot in this years parade was picked as a "national solidarity" event by the Sanders campaign. As such we have several pre-paid for Bernie t-shirts to give to the first few dozen folks, along with window placards and Bernie 2020 informational flyers. Feel free to bring bags of candy to hand out. Keep in mind we cannot toss candy from vehicles. The parade route ends at Davis Park where there's an all day union sponsored lunch. At which point we can walk among those in attendance and work the BERN! App with those willing to have those discussions.
A voice for Democrats in Winnebago County, IL.