Ensuring all Illinoisans have a seat at the table
Rewriting the Rules
Daniel is running for governor because he believes every voice in Illinois deserves to be heard. That’s why he introduced Rewriting the Rules, six proposals to build a political system that serves the interests of everyday people. Daniel’s vision for Illinois takes big money out of government and restores the powerful voice that ordinary citizens are entitled to. Read the plan>>
- Grassroots election of party chair
- Small donor matching: Daniel has introduced a small-donor matching program in Illinois to take on the influence of big money on politics. The program would amplify the voices of regular voters while ensuring that ordinary people — who face the same economic realities as everyday Illinoisans — are among the people who can afford to run for office, and represent us.
- Ballot access
- Fair maps
- Ranked choice voting
- Leadership term limits: One of Daniel’s first acts as a legislator was to introduce a measure to limit the amount of time anyone could serve as Speaker of the House or Senate President.
Expanding Voting Rights
Daniel’s vision for Illinois takes big money out of government and restores the powerful voice that ordinary citizens are entitled to. That means fighting to expand voting rights:
Automatic Voter Registration: Voter turnout is essential to ensuring the mandate of the people. The recently passed bill Daniel co-sponsored automatically registering people to vote and will make it easier for all Illinoisans to have a high level of involvement in government. As governor, Daniel will ensure the measure is fully implemented and funded. Read more>>
Expanding Voting Access to People Currently Incarcerated: Daniel believes that the right to vote is universal and should not be abridged. As governor, he will fight to extend the franchise to people currently incarcerated and ensure they are able to vote in the communities they lived in prior to their conviction.
Local government consolidation
It’s time to end long-standing government structures in Illinois that have allowed for reckless fiscal policies and good ol’ boy politics as usual—they simply do not work in Illinois’ best interest. Daniel has therefore fought for ideas like municipal consolidation, which allows local governments struggling financially to join with a nearby partner, enabling them to improve services while reducing wasteful spending, while mitigating corruption. Read more>>