Today, the Democratic Party of Illinois announced the creation of Organize Illinois 2022, a coordinated campaign to elect Democrats up and down the ballot this November. Organize Illinois 2022 is chaired by Secretary of State Jesse White and will support the candidacies of Democratic federal, state, and local nominees by engaging voters around the issues that matter most in the upcoming midterm elections.
“Illinois Democrats are fighting to lower costs, get our state’s fiscal house in order, defend reproductive freedom, combat the gun violence epidemic, protect the environment, expand access to the ballot box, and more—and Republicans only want to drag us backwards,” said Organize Illinois 2022 Chair and Secretary of State Jesse White. “The upcoming midterm elections are absolutely crucial to ensuring our state continues on the right track, and Organize Illinois 2022 is ready to support our Democratic nominees as we get voters to the polls this November. This coordinated campaign will benefit all Democratic nominees by efficiently using shared resources, data, and messaging to ensure Illinois remains a beacon for our shared values. We’ve all seen just how extreme Illinois Republicans have become. Illinois Democrats can and will fight back with a united front at every level.”
Organize Illinois 2022 will be housed within the Democratic Party of Illinois. The effort has been endorsed by the DPI, Gov. JB Pritzker, Lt. Gov Juliana Stratton, Sen. Tammy Duckworth, Sen. Dick Durbin, Speaker of the House Emanuel “Chris” Welch and Democrats for the Illinois House, Senate President Don Harmon and the Illinois Senate Democrats, Comptroller Susana Mendoza, Treasurer Michael Frerichs, and Attorney General Kwame Raoul. The program is also expected to support our Secretary of State and Congressional Democratic nominees, once the primary election has concluded.
The Organize Illinois 2022 coordinated campaign allows Democratic nominees to strategically collaborate on voter communications to efficiently campaign across the state. The coordinated campaign is expected to focus on voter engagement strategies to target and turn out voters in support of Democratic candidates up and down the ticket.