* Excerpt from an e-mail sent by Democratic Party of Illinois’ interim executive director Rep. Christian Mitchell…
In concert with J.B. Pritzker’s campaign, a $1 million voter registration program was launched. It will target people who traditionally vote Democrat but often do not have the same ballot access as others. These groups include transient workers, college students, and people of color. There could not be a more important time to make these investments as the face of our party rapidly changes.
In addition to our voter registration initiative, the Party is working with the Pritzker campaign to execute a massive vote-by-mail program, targeting nearly two million eligible voters to ensure broader access and engagement during the traditional “drop-off” (non-presidential) midterm election year.
We’re also facilitating increased data sharing from the top of the ticket to the bottom, giving down-ballot races access to additional data from which they can produce more sophisticated targeting and better coordinate their field operations.
Mitchell also recently hired Sam Salustro away from the Democratic Governors Association. Salustro will be the party’s new director of statewide communications.
…Adding… Mitchell announced the voter registration program when he was appointed, but it’s now underway.