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A-Z Campaign Workshop October 27

A-Z Workshop Postcard

Candidates and/or key campaign staffers.

October 24 (although late registrants will be accommodated if there is space)


8:30 Registration - Continental Breakfast

Morning Session - Building a Campaign Structure
9:00 In the Beginning
This section will cover election authorities, campaign structure, time line for an election calendar, and sample budget.
Facilitator - Marc Lipinski (confirmed)
9:30 Getting Out the Message
This section will cover defining the candidate's message and how to get it out, including the various new ways through social media.
Facilitator - Kitty Kurth, Kurth Lampe (to be confirmed)
10:15 Break
10:30 Raising the Dough

This section will cover fundraising and guidelines for fundraising. Facilitator TBA
11:15 Campaign Finance Disclosure
This section will cover state finance disclosure laws and reporting guidelines.
Facilitator - Aviva Patt, Questor Services (confirmed)

11:45 Lunch/Campaign Clinic with Dick Simpson

Afternoon Session - The Door-to-Door Campaign
1:00 How to Get on the Ballot & Stay There
This section will cover petitions, other nomination documents and the challenge process.
Facilitators - Randy Crumpton, Attorney at Law (confirmed)
2:00 Grow Your Own Voters
This section will cover voter registration and finding new voters.
Facilitator - Carol Anne Harwell, Cook County Clerk David Orr's Office (to be confirmed)
2:45 Break
3:00 Plus, Minus, Zero

This section will cover the canvass, door to door campaign, and telephone canvassing.
Facilitators - Mercedes Mallette and Al Kindle (confirmed)
3:45 How to Win on Election Day
This section will cover election day scheduling and getting out the vote.
Facilitator - Hilda Frontany (to be confirmed)
4:30 Q&A
5:00 Adjourn


IVI-IPO Endorsement for the 2018 General Election

Illinois Attorney General
Kwame Raoul (D)

Illinois Treasurer
Michael W. Frerichs (D)

US Congress
Bobby L. Rush (1st) (D)
Robin Kelly (2nd) (D)
Jesus "Chuy" Garcia (4th) (D)
Danny K. Davis (7th) (D)
Raja Krishnamoorthi (8th) (D)
Randy Auxier (12th) (G)
Sara Dady (16th) (D)

State Senate
Suzanne "Suzy" Glowiak (24th) (D)
Tom Georges (26th) (D)
Ann Gillespie (27th) (D)
Mary Mahady (32nd) (D)
Heidi Henry (38th) (D)

State House
Robyn Gabel (18th) (D)
Robert F. Martwick, Jr. (19th) (D)
Mark L. Walker (53rd) (D)
Maggie Trevor (54th) (D)
Martin J. Moylan (55th) (D)
Angelique "Angie" Bodine (69th) (D)
Anne M. Stava-Murphy (81st) (D)
Jill Blair (88th) (D)
Amy Davis (90th) (D)
Jennifer McMillan (101st) (D)
Cynthia E. Cunningham (104th) (D)
David J. Seiler (107th) (D)
Shirley A. Bell (110th) (D)

MWRD Commissioner 6-year term (3 to be elected)
Debra Shore (D)
Kari K. Steele (D)
Marcelino Garcia (D)

MWRD Commissioner 2-year term
Kimberly Neely Dubuclet (D)

MWRD Commissioner 2-year term
Cameron "Cam" Davis (D)

Cook County Assessor
Frederick Fritz Kaegi (D)

Cook County Commissioner
Bill Lowry (3rd) (D)
Peter N. Silvestri (9th) (R)
John P. Daley (11th) (D)
Larry Suffredin (13th) (D)
Abdelnasser Rashid (17th) (D)

Vote NO on these Judicial Retention Candidates
Maureen Slattery Boyle
Matthew E. Coghlan
Mike McHale

All endorsements will be announced at a press conference in early October.

To view the Endorsements Ballot, which includes ballot punch numbers, click here.

IDD Candidate Forum on CAN TV!

mayoral candidate forum

Thank you to everyone who helped make the 74th Annual Independents' Day Dinner a success.

CAN TV, Chicago public cable television, has posted their video of mayoral candidate forum that was broadcast on channel CAN TV27. Watch it online at:

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