Fighting for Equality, Justice, and Opportunity for All
Who We Are
We are democratic leaders supporting the Illinois House Democratic Caucus in fighting for equality, justice, and opportunity for all. Under the leadership of House Speaker Emanuel “Chris” Welch, Democrats for Illinois House (DIH) is dedicated to promoting the excellent work of the caucus, winning competitive races, and serving with integrity.
The Illinois House Democratic Caucus is one of the most diverse in the nation. We are proud to celebrate the diversity of our members and caucuses representing Black (22), Latinx (11), Asian American (8), Women (42), and LGBTQ+ (2) members. DIH is committed to creating an environment that is inclusive and welcoming to all people.
We are committed to electing state House Democrats from Cairo to Chicago and mobilizing voters and candidates across the state who can build a better Illinois for our generation and generations to come.
What We Believe
Democrats for the Illinois House believe in the ability of legislators to create a strong and inclusive state government that works for the people. We demand a better future for our state and communities, and we are working hard to build it.
The economy should work for everyone; quality healthcare is a human right; diversity makes us stronger; ethics must be our cornerstone; and with strong elected officials in place, the state of Illinois can help its residents enjoy liberty, justice, and a strong democracy.
Our members are dedicated to doing the work in Springfield to create a thriving and inclusive state. We turn advocacy into action by demonstrating fiscal responsibility, working to create more jobs and educational opportunities, pushing public safety initiatives, protecting our seniors and vulnerable populations, investing in our communities, making healthcare more affordable, fighting for equal protection for all people, supporting women’s rights, setting a new standard on ethics, and safeguarding our democracy.
What We Do
Democrats for the Illinois House provide party services to Democratic House nominees while setting the standard for Democratic values and the work that must be done on behalf of Illinoisans who depend on our legislative leaders.
We provide support to each of our candidates as well as our allies across the Democratic ticket as needed by providing campaign infrastructure and bringing House Democrats together to fight for the things we believe in.
We serve as a reflection and pillar of the Democratic Party. We work on behalf of our members, our communities, and the Democratic voters of Illinois.
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