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Democrats for the Illinois House and House Speaker Emanuel “Chris” Welch kicked off Women’s History Month with a bang. Speaker Emerita Nancy Pelosi joined the group in Chicago for their first annual Women’s History Month event, Women in Power.

Speaker Emerita Pelosi Kicks Off Women’s History Month in Chicago

March 7, 2023

Westchester, IL – Democrats for the Illinois House and House Speaker Emanuel “Chris” Welch kicked off Women’s History Month with a bang. Speaker Emerita Nancy Pelosi joined the group in Chicago for their first annual Women’s History Month event, Women…

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Democrats for the Illinois House will kick off Women’s History Month with a fundraising event celebrating women leaders in the House. In addition to Illinois leaders, the event designed to encourage, motivate and inspire women, will feature national trailblazer and history maker, Speaker Emerita Nancy Pelosi.

Speaker Emerita Nancy Pelosi to Join House Speaker Emanuel “Chris” Welch and Legislative Leaders in Illinois for Women in Power 

February 8, 2023

Westchester, IL – On March 3, 2023 Democrats for the Illinois House will kick off Women’s History Month with a fundraising event celebrating women leaders in the House. In addition to Illinois leaders, the event designed to encourage, motivate and…

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Illinois Women’s Institute for Leadership (IWIL) Training Academy is seeking qualified candidates to fill their Program Director position.

Illinois Women’s Institute for Leadership (IWIL) Training Academy Seeking Program Director

January 24, 2023

Democratic political consulting firm seeks outstanding candidate for the position of IWIL Training Academy Program Director. The Program Director will work with Co-Executive Directors to manage all programmatic and administrative needs of the organization. Organization Background: Illinois Women’s Institute for…

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After an election year where House members saw the most contested races in history, Democrats for the Illinois House and re-elected House Speaker Emanuel “Chris” Welch have closed strong with 14 newly elected members and $1.7 million total.

After Securing Their Super Majority, House Speaker Emanuel “Chris” Welch and House Democrats Close with $1.7 million

January 18, 2023

Westchester, IL – After an election year where House members saw the most contested races in history, Democrats for the Illinois House and re-elected House Speaker Emanuel “Chris” Welch have closed strong with 14 newly elected members and $1.7 million…

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Statement by White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre on Illinois Becoming Ninth State to Enact an Assault Weapons Ban

January 12, 2023

Illinois has now become the ninth state across America to pass an assault weapons ban and take bold action to keep weapons of war off America’s streets. Today, President Biden commends the leadership of Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker, House Speaker…

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Illinois House Speaker Applauds Supermajority and Expanded Territory: "We know that when we fight, we win — and tonight, that couldn’t be more true"- House Speaker Emanuel "Chris" Welch.

Illinois House Speaker Applauds Supermajority and Expanded Territory

November 8, 2022

Westchester, IL – Tonight, House Speaker Emanuel “Chris” Welch and Democrats for the Illinois House maintained the Democratic supermajority in the Illinois State House and continued turning previously red districts blue. This election cycle, Democrats for the Illinois House ran…

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Governor JB Pritzker released a letter in response to blatantly false statements made by the Republican Madison County state's attorney about the SAFE-T Act and the reformation of our cash bail system.

Governor JB Pritzker Released the Following Letter In Response to Madison County State’s Attorney False Statements on SAFE-T Act

October 13, 2022

States Attorney Haine, I was disappointed to read your letter and watch your television interview defending a criminal justice status quo where accused murderers, domestic batterers, rapists, and other dangerous criminals can buy their way out of jail pending trial…

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Through his own words, Darren Bailey has revealed himself to be wholly unfit to serve as our Governor. Social media posts that denigrate Muslims, marginalize LGBTQ people and callously use the Holocaust to score cheap political points are unworthy of the office he seeks, and we will not lower ourselves to repeat them here. Bailey’s extreme, hateful views toward so many of the Illinoisans he seeks to represent patently disqualify him from serving as our Governor.

Legislators in Illinois’ Jewish Caucus Condemn Gubernatorial Candidate Darren Bailey’s Hate Speech

August 15, 2022

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Through his own words, Darren Bailey has revealed himself to be wholly unfit to serve as our Governor. Social media posts that denigrate Muslims, marginalize LGBTQ people and callously use the Holocaust to score cheap political points…

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The beauty of the democratic party is that it’s a big tent. It’s not just the party for African-Americans, Latinos, and progressive whites. It’s a tent, with every color and creed, representing big cities, growing suburbs, and rural communities. What’s important for upholding that tent is that we are able to work together to fight for the people of this great state.

Executive Director of Democrats for the Illinois House and Speaker Welch’s Political Spokesperson Released the Following Statement Regarding the Race for Chair of the Democratic Party:

July 28, 2022

Westchester, IL –Today TaQuoya McConnico, Executive Director of Democrats for the Illinois House and Speaker Welch’s political spokesperson, released the following statement regarding the race for chair of the Democratic Party: The beauty of the democratic party is that it’s…

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House Speaker Emanuel “Chris” Welch and Democrats for the Illinois House Prepare for Election Season Reporting $13.6 Million for Q2

July 18, 2022

Westchester, IL –Speaker Welch led Democrats for the Illinois House to over $207,600 in contributions, while The People for Emanuel “Chris” Welch raised $2.6 million. House Democrats have closed this quarter and prepare to launch the general election season with…

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