UPDATED CALL TO ACTION: Support Governor Scott Walker and Rebecca Kleefisch in the Wisconsin Recall Election

UPDATED 5/15/12 at 4:21 PM

Illinois Tea Party
Wisconsin Recall, Coordinator
Danielle Rowe
847-773-7693
rowe@DanielleforIL.com

How to Help:  Big Push for June 5 Wisconsin Recall Election for Gov. Scott Walker

You do not need to wait until November to make an impact in an election that is critically important to the direction of our country.  What happens in the Wisconsin recall election on June 5 will affect every state in the nation, including Illinois.

The Illinois Tea Party fully supports Governor Scott Walker and Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch and their brave reforms that have helped move Wisconsin in the right direction.  They grew Wisconsin’s economy, created tens of thousands of private sector jobs, lowered unemployment to 6.8%, fully funded their state pensions and balanced their budget WITHOUT raising taxes.

WI Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch speaks at the Chicago Tax Day Tea Party
WI Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch speaks at Chicago Tax Day Tea Party

“Under his (Walker’s) reforms, friends, our state and our local governments have saved over $848 million dollars and counting,” Rebecca Kleefisch said while speaking at this year’s Chicago Tax Day Tea Party in Daley Plaza.

“This recall election in Wisconsin is about big union power. It is about these big union bosses maintaining government control–of a government that may want to control you,” Kleefisch said.  “We are a harbinger, a canary in the coal mine. And we are sounding the alarm–that if the big unions can wrestle control back from We the People–then if it could happen in Wisconsin it could happen anywhere. So we could go backward–but we choose forward,” Kleefisch said.

“Forward” is the state motto of Wisconsin.  Unlike President Obama, who is using Forward as his campaign slogan, Walker and Kleefisch have moved Wisconsin’s economy forward, cut spending and balanced their budget.

Can we count on you?

Whether you want to go to Wisconsin or help from your own home, there are many ways you can help support Scott Walker during this critical recall election:

  • Make phone calls from home: You can make phone calls from home now through the primary election by signing up at myscottspot.org.
  • Make phone calls from the Racine Victory Center, 6211 Durand Ave. Racine, WI: Racine is a swing district, and it’s just across the border.  The Democrats are targeting Senator Van Wangggaard to hurt Scott Walker. If Wanggaard loses, Walker and the Republicans lose their majority in the Senate.   We will be making phone calls from the Victory Center now through the election.
  • Walk for Scott Walker THIS SATURDAY:  Volunteers are meeting at the Racine Victory Center from 9AM to 10AM this Saturday.  Lunch will be provided.  You can canvass from 9 or 10AM until 12:30PM, and/or 1:30PM until dark or when you finish with your packet of 40-60 homes.
  • Be a poll watcher on June 5:  Illinois residents are eligible to serve as poll watchers during the June 5 recall election.

Can you help?

If you can help, please contact our Wisconsin Recall Coordinator, Danielle Rowe, at 847-773-7693 or by email at rowe@danielleforil.com

 

VIEW AND DOWNLOAD UPDATED .pdf OF CALL TO ACTION HERE:

Illinois Tea Party Call to Action: Wisconsin Recall

 

For more information, please contact Danielle at 847-773-9673 or rowe@DanielleforIL.com

Join Wisconsin Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch at the Chicago Tax Day Tea Party

When our elected officials maintain the status quo and continue to govern against the will of the people, we need to hold them accountable. When our elected officials have the political courage to put conservative principles into political action, we need to stand with them. Governor Scott Walker and Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch inherited a $3.6 billion deficit when they took office in Wisconsin in January 2010. They turned things around by growing their economy, creating tens of thousands of private sector jobs, fully funded their state pensions and balancing their budget WITHOUT raising taxes.  Meanwhile, Governor Pat Quinn, Speaker Mike Madigan and Senate President John Cullerton were busy raising our state income tax in Illinois by a record 67%.  Spending went up, unemployment went up and bills still went unpaid.  I know a Midwestern Governor that deserves to be recalled, and his name is not Walker, it’s Pat Quinn.

Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch stood with me during my campaign and now it is time for us to stand with her and Governor Scott Walker as they face a June 5 recall election in Wisconsin. Kleefisch said, “….what happens in Wisconsin has potential to affect every state in this nation whether Wisconsin voters choose to go forward or backward, back to the failed policies of the past that got us in the budget crunch that we fixed in the first place.”

Hope for Illinois

When I went to Madison last year to stand with Governor Scott Walker and Lt. Governor Kleefisch at the tea party rallies, I carried a sign that read, “Stay the course, Scott…Illinois is watching with hope!” They built a vibrant, policy-focused Republican party in Wisconsin that took over their state and ushered in bold, conservative reforms.  If they can make an impact like that in a progressive and (formerly) blue state like Wisconsin, then there’s hope for us here in Illinois. Governor Walker had this to say about the recall election he and Lt. Governor Kleefisch are facing: “When we prevail it sends a powerful, powerful message not just here in my statehouse, but in Springfield….that voters are saying, yeah, we do want leaders to stand up and do the right thing. Conversely, God help us if we fail.  I think it sets aside any kind of courage in American politics for at least a decade, if not a generation.”

Join Lt. Governor Kleefisch and me at the Chicago Tax Day Tea Party  
I will have the honor of introducing Lt. Governor Kleefisch when she speaks at the Chicago Tax Day Tea Party on Monday, April 16 at noon in Daley Plaza, 50 W. Washington, in Chicago.  It will be very exciting to share the stage with so many strong, conservative women as Rebecca, Dana Loesch and Illinois Tea Party Director, Denise Cattoni.  Here are some of the speakers confirmed for the event.

Hope to see you at the Chicago Tax Day Tea Party on Monday!

Danielle Rowe Thanks All of Her Supporters

Thank you all for everything you have done to support my campaign. I am very grateful to everyone who dedicated their time, their focus and their energy. I have had the pleasure of meeting and working with many great people during this journey and look forward to keeping and building those relationships in the future. We ran strong in this race, a race where more money was spent than in any other state representative race in the entire state. Here are the unofficial results:

Candidate                  Votes     %

Kent Gaffney                3982    35%

David McSweeney        4743    41%

Danielle Rowe              2766    24%

I called David McSweeney last night to tell him that he has my support when it comes to working for the constituents of the 52nd District. I’ve been overwhelmed by the calls and messages I’ve received from political leaders, elected officials, friends and supporters complimenting our campaign on being positive, policy focused and successfully connecting with voters.

We exceeded the expectations of the so-called political experts who predicted I would finish in single digits. We also outperformed all polling in the race. A poll taken one month before the election had McSweeney leading me 47% to 4%. I am proud that we ran a fiscally responsible campaign and spent our money wisely. We finished our race strong by connecting to the people in the district door to door, at train stations, at events and through Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and more. We spoke directly to the people of our district through our live teletownhalls, where over 4000 people joined us to discuss the issues most important to them.

I want to thank the people who stood with me in this campaign and honored me with their support. Thank you to Wisconsin Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch, the Illinois Tea Party, the Illinois Conservatives, the Illinois Center Right Coalition, Liberty PAC and Empowering Children. I also want to thank all the small business heroes who supported my campaign including Mike Prate from Prate Roofing, Mike Miller from M.J. Miller Jewelers, Kevin Kennebeck from Performance Paving and Woodstock Harley Davidson. There are so many more people to thank, and I will be reaching out to all of you personally over the next few days and weeks.

I will continue to fight for policy action on the issues most important to the people of Illinois: repealing the Democrats’ tax increase, reforming public sector pensions, stopping runaway spending and borrowing, and restoring a business climate that respects the entrepreneur and brings jobs back to Illinois. I will continue to work to build a vibrant, policy-focused Republican party we’ve seen take over states like Wisconsin by ushering in a new generation of principled, conservative leadership.

Today I’m reminded of the words of Margaret Thatcher, “You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.”

Illinois Conservatives Endorse Danielle Rowe

We are pleased to announce that the Illinois Conservatives have endorsed Danielle Rowe in her campaign to become the next Republican State Representative in the 52nd District.

Here is the Illinois Conservatives press release announcing the endorsement:

The Illinois Conservatives announced their latest endorsement for the 2012 elections today: Danielle Rowe, tea party conservative Republican for the 52nd State Representative District.  Danielle Rowe is a marketing executive, an unstoppable tea party activist, a key volunteer supporting the men and women in our armed forces and a respected conservative leader.  The Illinois Conservatives believe Rowe has the background necessary to fight the political establishment in Springfield and help bring a revolution to Illinois.We agree with the Rowe Roadmap: Illinois needs to repeal the Chicago Democrats’ tax increase, reform public sector pensions, reduce runaway spending and borrowing and restoring a climate friendly to small businesses.  The Illinois Conservatives are impressed by Danielle Rowe’s leadership on public pension reform.  Rowe announced she would refuse to accept her legislator’s pension if elected and her two opponents were forced to follow her lead.  Danielle then announced she would propose a bill to eliminate legislators’ pensions completely, and again one of her opponents followed her lead.

 

“The Illinois Conservatives want to bring real change to Illinois.  We need a tea party conservative in the General Assembly to do that, not another McCain Republican,” Illinois Conservatives Zach Oltmanns said. “We can no longer afford to listen to excuses about what is “possible’ in Illinois because of Chicago Democrat rule.  We need to put the political establishment out of business, and Danielle Rowe is the best person in her race to do it.”

 

“Our leadership at Illinois Conservatives knows that getting Illinoisans back to work is very important. Danielle Rowe will fight for the reforms necessary to get Illinois moving in the right direction,” Oltmanns said.  In addition to the real policy reforms Danielle can help enact, the Illinois Conservatives recognize the benefits of having a new, young conservative leader in office.

 

“One of the goals when we founded Illinois Conservatives in December 2008 was to energize young conservatives in Illinois.  Danielle Rowe is a young conservative leader with great energy, courage and commitment to fiscal conservatism and reform,” Oltmanns said. “Danielle will help us in our mission to engage and mobilize young conservatives across the state.”

 

“We look forward to working together with Rowe to build the conservative movement in Illinois.  We stand with Danielle Rowe,” Oltmanns said.Receiving this endorsement will provide Danielle with support from Illinois Conservatives members. This support includes grassroots assistance, outreach to younger votes, and additional volunteers to augment her campaign, something that should prove valuable as we approach primary Election Day on Tuesday, March 20.

 

The Illinois Conservatives, a leading conservative grassroots organization in Illinois, believe in conservative ideologies and supports political candidates who share in those beliefs for the betterment of the State of Illinois.
You can learn more about the Illinois Conservatives at their website or their Facebook page.

 

Rowe Revolution: Repeal the Democrats’ Tax Increase


Danielle Rowe is the one candidate in the race for State Representative in the 52nd District who can bring a revolution to the state of Illinois. A revolution for taxpayers. A revolution for small business owners. A revolution for people who work hard and play by the rules, only to fund a government that does not. “We need to repeal the dishonest, job-killing, tax increase passed by the Democrats last January.  My top priority is more jobs for our district. You do that by restoring a business climate that respects job creators, both those who have a small business and those who want to start a new business and bring jobs to our community,” Rowe said.

“At a minimum, the tax increase needs to sunset as the Democrats promised on passage. We need leaders in Springfield who will tell people the truth,” Rowe said. Illinois has lost 61,000 jobs since the passage of the tax increase according to the Illinois Policy Institute.

“I would repeal the 46% corporate tax increase currently in effect until 2015.  Our high corporate income tax rate is one of the reasons Illinois is uncompetitive with our neighbors when it comes to capitol formation and job creation. The high tax burden is one of the reasons Illinois was tied with New Jersey last year for greatest out-migration of any state,” Rowe said.

Here is the text of Danielle’s video on repealing the Chicago Democrats’ tax increase.

I’m Danielle Rowe, tea party conservative running for State Representative. We need a revolution in Illinois to repeal the Democrats’ tax increase.

This tax increase was supposed to put us back on sound fiscal ground and help grow our economy. If failed. Spending grew and bills went unpaid. More businesses left and unemployment went up.

Join the Rowe Revolution today and help me take our state back.

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Rowe Revolution: Public Sector Pension Reform

Danielle Rowe is the one candidate in the race for State Representative in the 52nd District who can bring a revolution to the state of Illinois. A revolution for taxpayers. A revolution for small business owners. A revolution for people who work hard and play by the rules, only to fund a government that does not.

Rowe was the first candidate to announce that if elected she would refuse to accept her pension.  Her opponents in the race eventually followed Danielle’s lead and announced they would not accept public pensions either.  Then Rowe announced her plans to introduce a bill to eliminate legislators’ pensions completely.  One of her opponents followed Danielle’s lead on that proposal.  But Danielle Rowe is the only candidate committed to following the successful public sector pension reform models in Wisconsin and Indiana.

David McSweeney told the Chicago Tribune Editorial board he opposes the reforms Governor Scott Walker and Governor Mitch Daniels have made to public sector employee collective bargaining in Wisconsin and Indiana, respectively.

“I support the bold policy reforms of Governors Scott Walker and Mitch Daniels,” Rowe said. “Scott Walker and Mitch Daniels have balanced their budgets, stopped runaway spending and borrowing and created tens of thousands of private sector jobs as a result of their improved business climate.  My opponents represent the status quo in Illinois and a continuation of the same old, failed policies that got us into this mess in the first place.”

Here is the text of Danielle’s web video on public sector pension reform:

I’m Danielle Rowe, tea party conservative running for State Representative. We need a Revolution in Illinois to reform public sector pensions.

Illinois needs to follow the examples of Wisconsin and Indiana. If elected, I will refuse my state pension. I will also introduce a bill that would abolish legislators’ pensions completely.

Join the Rowe Revolution today and together, we will take our state back.

 

Danielle Rowe won’t be intimidated by Chicago-Style bullying tactics

In the latest Chicago-style intimidation tactics used against tea party conservative Republican candidate for State Representative Danielle Rowe, Rowe’s billboards have disappeared from multiple locations throughout the district.  The billboards were 4 feet tall by 8 feet wide, solidly constructed on sheets of plywood, pegged into steel poles, pounded down two feet into the ground, and valued between $1500 and $2000.  They are not to be mistaken for paper signs on wire hangers commonly found on the side of the road.

A report has been filed with the Wauconda, Island Lake and North Barrington police departments. Rowe billboards were reported as stolen from Rand Road/Route 12 & Bonner Road in Wauconda, Roberts Road in Island Lake, and Route 59 & Route 22 in North Barrington.  Wauconda small business owner Kevin Kennebeck had a billboard stolen from his private property.  Kennebeck, the owner of Performance Paving, put up one billboard in Island Lake last Sunday and it was gone the next day.  Another billboard went missing last Tuesday.  When asked if he thought this was a planned and coordinated effort to remove the billboards Kennebeck responded, “Most definitely. They would have needed post pullers to take these billboards out.”

Rowe Billboard Febuary 18
Rowe Billboard on Bonner Road, February 18

Missing Rowe Billboard
Rowe Billboard on Bonner Road now missing, March 1.

Republican leader Brent Smith was one of the many concerned citizens who alerted the campaign that Danielle Rowe’s billboards were missing. “In addition to being the Chairman of the Nunda Township Republican Party, I am a worker for many campaigns.  I do police everybody’s Republican signs.  I think it’s wrong.”

Danielle Rowe said, “I have run a positive campaign based around the issues that affect people’s lives. I am focused on taking our state back and someone else is focused on taking my signs.  Local business owners and taxpayers who are working hard to build a thriving community have donated their time and money to support my campaign.  To have the fruits of their labor taken away from them in this way is the sad part.”

Rowe is unfazed by these bullying tactics.  “I am ready to fight the political establishment and represent people who work hard and play by the rules, only to fund a government that doesn’t,” Rowe said. “I will remain focused on repealing the Chicago Democrats’ tax increase, reforming public sector pensions, stopping runaway spending and borrowing and restoring a business climate that creates jobs.”

Rowe believes the best way for people to express their outrage over these tactics is to vote.  “We need citizen legislators who will serve and represent the people in Springfield.  We need to send a message that we have had enough of the political establishment,” Rowe said. “I encourage the people of the 52nd District to vote now at an early voting center through March 15 or come out to vote on Election Day, March 20.  We need a revolution and we need to take our state back.”

Wisconsin Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch Stands with Danielle Rowe

Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch is standing with conservative reformer Danielle Rowe because she is the only candidate in the 52nd District race who can bring revolutionary change to Illinois. Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch had this to say about Danielle Rowe:

“Gov. Scott Walker and I, along with Republicans in the State Legislature, turned things around in Wisconsin by translating conservative grassroots principles into public policy. As a result, we’ve grown jobs, fully funded our state pensions and balanced our state budget without raising taxes. Danielle Rowe is exactly the type of conservative, grassroots leader Illinois needs in its General Assembly. I believe Rowe will do what she says when it comes to standing for pro-growth economic policies that respect the small business owner/operator and standing against the profligate tax-borrow-spend culture in Springfield that has decimated Illinois’ economy. My only fear is that Rowe will be so effective in Springfield she may drive Chicago Democrats north of the border to hide out in Wisconsin.”

 

Rowe Revolution: Stop Runaway Spending and Borrowing

Danielle Rowe is the one candidate in the race for State Representative in the 52nd District who can bring a revolution to the state of Illinois. A revolution for taxpayers. A revolution for small business owners. A revolution for people who work hard and play by the rules, only to fund a government that does not.

Here is the text of Danielle’s web video on reducing runaway spending and borrowing in Illinois:

This is Danielle Rowe, tea party conservative running for State Representative. We need a Revolution in Illinois to stop runaway state spending and borrowing.

Here’s an idea. Fiscal notes are price tags that estimate the cost of legislation. Of the 650 bills passed last year, only 10 had them. I will go to Springfield and fight to make sure every bill has one. You wouldn’t shop without looking at the price tag and neither should our government.

Join the Rowe Revolution today and let’s take our state back.

Early Voting Now Open: Vote Early, Volunteer Often

Early voting has begun in the 52nd State Representative District in Cook, Kane, Lake and McHenry counties.   Danielle Rowe is the only candidate in this race who can bring a revolution to the state of Illinois, and that won’t change before Election Day, so please consider voting early for Danielle.  You do not need to be a Republican to vote in the Republican primary, it is open to all registered voters.  Early voting is just like voting on Election Day only with less waiting and less hassle.  You do not need to provide a reason for early voting, all you need to do is show up.

By voting for Danielle Rowe early you can dedicate more of your time to helping  the campaign when you can help the most. We will need volunteers on the final weekend of the election and on Election Day, Tuesday, March 20.    We will need people to drive voters, make phone calls, perform data entry and more.  Let us know how you would like to volunteer.

Early voting is now open. Vote for Danielle Rowe for State Representative in the 52nd District, the only candidate in the race who can bring a revolution to Illinois

Here are the hours and locations for early voting centers in your area, listed by county.

Barrington Township (COOK)
602 S. Hough Street
Barrington, IL 60010
Monday through Saturday, 9AM – 5PM

Hoffman Estates Village Hall (COOK)
1900 Hassell Road
Hoffman Estates, IL 60169
Monday through Saturday, 9AM – 5PM

Dundee Township (KANE)
557 Barrington Ave
Dundee, 60118
Mondays & Tuesdays ONLY, 9AM – 3:30PM

 

Village of West Dundee (KANE)
102 S Second St
West Dundee, 60118
Monday through Friday, 9AM – 4PM

West Dundee Jewel-Osco (KANE)
1250 W Main St
West Dundee, 60118
Monday, March 5 through Wednesday, March 7 ONLY, 10AM – 5PM

Cuba Township Office (LAKE)
28000 W. Cuba Rd.
Barrington, IL
NOTE: Serves Cuba Township voters only
Monday through Friday, 9AM – 4:30PM
Saturdays, 9AM – 2PM 

Wauconda Township Office Community Hall (LAKE)
505 W. Bonner Rd.
Wauconda, IL 60084
NOTE: Serves Wauconda Township voters only
Monday through Friday, 9AM – 4:30PM
Saturdays, 9AM – 2PM

Algonquin Township Offices (MCHENRY)
3702 US Hwy 14, Community Room
(Adjacent to Sheriff’s Substation)
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Monday through Friday, 8:30AM – 4:30PM
Saturday, March 3, 9AM – Noon
Saturday, March 10, 9AM – 1PM

Crystal Lake (MCHENRY)
100 W Municipal Complex, Room P106
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Monday through Friday, 8:30AM – 4:30PM
Saturday, March 3 & Sunday, March 4, 9AM – Noon
Saturday, March 10, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Sunday, Mar 11, 9AM – 3PM

McHenry City Hall (McHenry)
McHenry City Hall
333 S Green St, Court Entrance Only
McHenry, IL 60050
Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Saturday, March 3 and Sunday, March 4, 9AM – Noon
Saturday, March 10, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Sunday, March 11, 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

McHenry Township Offices (McHenry)
3703 N. Richmond Rd.
McHenry, IL 60050
Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Closed Saturdays

Nunda Township Offices (McHenry)
3510 Bay Rd, Annex
Crystal Lake, IL 60012
Monday through Friday, 9AM – 3PM
Closed Saturdays

Voters casting an early ballot must display a current driver’s license, a state-issued ID card or another government-issued ID with a photo.

Early voting ends on Thursday, March 15.

With all the redistricting this year, you’re welcome to check out our Interactive Map to confirm you’re in the 52nd District.

If you have any questions about early voting or volunteering, please call us at 847-773-XXXX or email us at rowe@danielleforil.com.

Paid for by Citizens for Danielle Rowe. A copy of our report filed with the State Board of Elections is (or will be) available
on the Boards official website (www.elections.il.gov) or for purchase from the State Board of Elections, Springfield, Illinois.