A community leader for Central Illinois
Betsy Dirksen Londrigan grew up in central Illinois, and lives in Springfield with her family and three kids. In Congress, she’ll fight to put the middle-class first, and take on a system that works for career politicians and donors instead of the people of Illinois. She has worked with Teach for America and is a non-profit leader in the Illinois community.
A strong voice in favor of campaign finance reform
Dirksen Londrigan will fight for the people of her district, not corporate special interests, which is why she is refusing corporate PAC money in her campaign. In Congress, she’ll be a strong supporter of reform legislation to restore faith in our democracy, crack down on dark money, and protect our elections.
One of the top flip opportunities of the 2020 cycle
In 2018, Dirksen Londrigan came within less than one percent of winning this district against incumbent Rodney Davis, and is poised to win it this cycle. Davis is a vocal opponent of democracy reform, leading the Republican effort to oppose H.R. 1, the For the People Act. Davis has raised over $2.4 million from corporate PACs throughout his career, and has never raised more than 7% of his campaign funds from grassroots donors. Davis owes his continued career to dark-money-funded outside groups, which have spent millions supporting his campaigns. He has consistently voted to protect the identities of big anonymous donors and voted to block a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United.
Candidate for U.S. House