Daniel Biss for Governor


Daniel Biss is a middle-class community organizer and state senator running for governor to build a state that works for working families. His campaign is building a grassroots movement powerful enough to push the limits of what’s possible and win the progressive reforms middle-class and working families need.

What that means is that when confronted with how best to provide healthcare for Illinois, Daniel won’t stop at what’s been possible in years past. He believe healthcare is a right, not an option, and that’s why he'll work towards Medicare-for-All. Daniel will bring that same approach to public school funding, overhauling the funding formula to reduce our reliance on property taxes and guarantee every student in every neighborhood a quality education. And, instead of ending our commitment to free, quality public education at the end of high school, he'll fully fund our public colleges and universities to eliminate in-state tuition.

Pushing the limits of what’s possible means acknowledging the financial hardships facing Illinois families and developing bold solutions. It means fighting for universal childcare, paid family and sick leave, and universal long-term care, creating new jobs and job training programs, and working with organized labor to unionize workers in every sector and pass legislation guaranteeing living wages and working conditions. It means rebuilding our criminal justice system to focus on rehabilitation and community investment instead of mass incarceration policies that tear our families apart. These are bold reforms, and necessary reforms—and they are becoming more possible every day as we grow our grassroots movement

Ways to Support the Campaign

Sign up to Text

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Sign up to Volunteer

Text, phone, door-to-door... let the campaign know what you'd like to do and they'll set you up.


Send an email

Easily send an email to your contacts in Illinois about Daniel's run for governor

Volunteer with Team Biss 

Join partner groups get the word out with weekly phone bank sessions, canvassing, and other actions.


Reclaim Chicago 

Actions in Partnership with: Tech Student Action, South Side for Daniel Biss & Litesa Wallace, The People's Lobby, and others


IL Tech Student Action

Actions in partnership with: Reclaim Chicago, South Side for Daniel Biss & Litesa Wallace, and others


People's Lobby

Actions in partnership with: Reclaim Chicago, Reclaim Southwest, and others


South Side for Daniel Biss & Litesa Wallace

In Partnership with: Reclaim Chicago, Tech Student Action, and others


Reclaim SouthWest

In Partnership with: Reclaim ChicagoThe People's Lobby, and others


Our Revolution 

Our Revolution National, Illinois, and Chicago actions in partnership with: Reclaim ChicagoReclaim Southwest, The People's Lobby, and more


Sierra Club

Multiple times and Locations


Democratic Party of the 49th Ward

Multiple events!


Huddle in IL-8 - An Indivisible Group

GOTV for Daniel Biss. Multiple days and times


Indivisible Lakeview

GOTV Text, phone, and door-to-door


Find a Local Event

There are more actions than we can list all over Illinois every day, join up with supporters near you

Sponsoring Events for Daniel Biss

Some of the organizations sponsoring events for Daniel Biss and Litesa Wallace

Our Revolution National / Illinois / Chicago

Our Revolution will reclaim democracy for the working people of our country by harnessing the transformative energy of the “political revolution.” Through supporting a new generation of progressive leaders, empowering millions to fight for progressive change and elevating the political consciousness, Our Revolution will transform American politics to make our political and economic systems once again responsive to the needs of working families.

Our Revolution has three intertwined goals: to revitalize American democracy, empower progressive leaders and elevate the political consciousness.

Our Revolution is proud to endorse Daniel Biss for governor of Illinois. Daniel will be accountable to middle-class and working families, and to people who have been ignored and pushed aside for generations. He’s committed to co-governing and will put our shared progressive vision first in everything he does. That’s why we’re joining with Daniel in this race, and why we’re working all across the country to build a powerful, grassroots movement.

Daniel has been a longtime champion of increasing the minimum wage to $15 an hour. He has been a longtime supporter of Medicare-for-All. He has been a leader in the fight for education funding. And Daniel understands the need to get the state’s financial house in order by changing the tax system so that those who can most afford it will pay their fair share..

Reclaim Chicago

Reclaim Chicago is devoted to getting corporate interests out of government and reclaiming Chicago, Cook County and Illinois governments as a means for ensuring justice, promoting equality and improving the lives of ALL people. The Reclaim Campaign will endorse, elect and hold accountable elected officials who put the needs of people and the health of our planet before corporate profits.

Daniel is not a billionaire. He worries about balancing the cost of living with saving for his children’s college education, and he understands that the necessities of life are out of reach for far too many families. Daniel knows first hand what a difference it would make in our lives to fully fund public education, to make public universities tuition-free, and to have a Medicare for All system that would free us from the financial crisis that almost always accompanies a health crisis. Daniel is already leading the fight to close corporate tax loopholes and make the very rich pay their fair share so that Illinois can afford to make these investments.

Sierra Club - Illinois

The Illinois Chapter of the Sierra Club is a statewide organization representing over 30,000 individuals committed to protecting the Illinois environment - for our families, for our future. Join us!

More than ever, Illinois needs bold leaders who will stand strong to protect our environment and communities.

If you think Donald Trump is wrong to take apart the EPA and deny the science of climate change, and you think Bruce Rauner is wrong to put a polluter lobbyist in charge of re-writing our clean air laws and open the door to fracking, and if you want Illinois to do better, you want Daniel Biss as our next Governor.

Daniel is ready to lead Illinois to a future powered by 100% clean energy, where our water, air, and natural resources are protected, and where all communities in Illinois are lifted up and included.


Indivisible Lakeview

Indivisible Chicago's neighborhood group for Lakeview. We are neighbors alarmed by the 2016 election and committed to resisting the Trump agenda. Our strategy is informed by Indivisible: A Practical Guide for Resisting the Trump Agenda, which focuses on direct actions that small, local groups can take to influence their representatives in Washington. 

At every meet-up, every gathering, every call, Indivisible members were either wearing ‘Team Biss’ gear, coming from a Daniel Biss event, or headed to volunteer for Senator Biss. The enthusiasm - whether for his progressive agenda, his middle-class policies, or his governing effectiveness - was already so high that the endorsement was the best way to amplify our support.

Indivisible Oak Park

Indivisible Oak Park is a group of citizens in Oak Park and the surrounding area alarmed by the 2016 election. We are committed to resisting the Trump agenda following the strategy outlined in "Indivisible: A Practical Guide for Resisting the Trump Agenda", which focuses on direct actions that small, local groups can take to influence their representatives in Washington.

Our members overwhelmingly voted for Daniel Biss, citing him as our best chance to beat Rauner in the general election. The same reasons came up again and again: His independence from the Illinois machine, commitment to progressive values, experience in government and representing constituents. We all have a critical decision to make for Illinois on March 20th and with Daniel, we can have a real change to typical politics and set the state back on track.

Indivisible Northwest IL

Citizens in the Northern Illinois U.S. Congressional Districts of 6, 8, and 14.
Our goals are two-fold: To bring attention to members of Congress in the above-mentioned Congressional Districts and to Peacefully Resist the Trump agenda. We will work together to nurture inclusion, respect and fairness for all.

Through our endorsement process, we reached the conclusion that Daniel Biss represents the progressive values of transparency, integrity and equity that are at the heart of what we stand for.

With his legislative experience, Sen. Biss has a record of working for average Illinoisans. His comprehensive tax reform plan for both income and property taxes will fund schools equitably and lessen the burden on working families.

He supports paid family leave and raising the minimum wage to $15.  

Biss advocates cutting carbon emissions, investing in alternative energy, and moving to a fully renewable energy mix in Illinois, which will protect our landscape and bring new industries to the state.


Democratic Party of Evanston

The Democratic Party of Evanston is our local Democratic Party organization. Our purpose is to elect qualified Democratic candidates to office and to develop positions on issues. We promote Democratic political activity in Evanston and encourage broad participation of Evanston Democrats.

Daniel Biss overwhelmingly won the support of his hometown party, earning the support of 85 percent of the vote.

Evanston Democrats voted to endorse someone we’ve seen up close and personal as our Representative and Senator and who we know will make a great, progressive Governor,” said Evanston Township Democratic Committeeman Eamon Kelly. “Our grassroots members are fired up and ready to put in the work to nominate him on March 20.

Huddle in IL-8

Huddle in IL-8, established in February 2017, is a community advocacy group from the 8th Congressional District in IL, defending democratic values and promoting progressive policy.

We concentrate our efforts on issues that impact the communities of the 8th Congressional District at both the local and national levels. We advocate for democracy, equality, social justice, human rights and sustainability. 

We aim to influence our elected officials and to influence the outcome of upcoming elections - all with a goal of promoting progressivism. 

Daniel Biss exemplifies the type of progressive candidates we need to have working for the people of Illinois.  Daniel's vision and efforts have made him a well-respected member of the Illinois General Assembly, and we value the experience and knowledge he will bring to the Governor's Office

The People's Lobby

The People's Lobby is a fast-growing, membership-driven organization devoted to organizing widespread support for public policies and candidates – including people from our communities – that put the needs of people and the planet before the interests of big corporations and the very rich. We train leaders to build bases in our communities, organize support for progressive legislation, endorse candidates and take direct action to pressure elected officials and other powerful people to put the interests of people and the planet first.


Northside Democracy For America

Northside Democracy For America (Northside DFA or NDFA) is a progressive political organization with a mission to make government more progressive by influencing the outcome of elections.

Daniel Biss has been a champion for progressive issues for more than a decade, first as a community organizer, then as a lawmaker. Daniel is the only candidate in this race with a record of passing laws that solve the problems facing our state. NDFA has a commitment to electing socially progressive, fiscally responsible, ethically committed Democrats, and we took this endorsement seriously, hearing from five major Democratic candidates for governor. Our members proudly voted to endorse Daniel Biss for governor.


Democratic Party of the 49th Ward

We are the Democratic Party for the 49th Ward in the city of Chicago. A member based organization of neighbors interested in working to elect leaders who share our values. The membership makes the endorsements, supports the candidates, and helps keep folks on track once they get there as best we can.

Help elect Daniel Biss, a true progressive candidate, as governor of Illinois. We're talking with neighbors about Daniel and their hopes for a new direction for the state. Come for an hour, two or three. No experience is necessary as we provide a brief, informative training.