David Ratowitz For Congress

David Ratowitz For Congress
Oct 21

Early & Absentee Voting

Posted by kuehltha in Fifth (5th) Congressional District

Absentee Voting:
October 28th is the last day for Suburban Voters to request an absentee ballot.  More information here.

Early Voting Information:

  • Early voting goes from OCTOBER 12-28, vote now and escape the chaos of election day.
  • Just remember to bring a government-issued photo ID such as a passport, driver’s license, or military ID.
  • All Early Voting is conducted on touch screens that store every ballot style in the county, permitting any voter in suburban Cook to vote at any location.
  • Voters do not need to provide an excuse or reason why they cannot make it to the polls on Election Day. You need only to fill out an application at the Early Voting site.
  • Your ballot will remain secret and securely stored.Voters who participate in Early Voting must vote in person.

Early Voting Locations can be found here.

Key Election Dates:

  • Early Voting - October 12-28.
  • October 26th: Last Day Of Grace Period Registration And Voting
  • October 28th: Last day of Early Voting
  • October 28th: Last day to request a mail-in absentee ballot, including military and overseas voters.
  • October 29th: In-person absentee voting begins at the Clerk's downtown Chicago office and five suburban courthouse mini-centers
  • November 1st: Last day voted mail-in absentee ballots can be postmarked for acceptance by the Clerk's office.

    Last day of in-person absentee voting at the Clerk's downtown Chicago office and five suburban courthouse mini-centers.
  • November 2nd: Election Day!




Oct 21

Polish American Congress

Posted by LisaWogan in Fifth (5th) Congressional District

Oct 18

Join Victory Center to Get Out the VOTE!

Posted by LisaWogan in Untagged 

Want to spark up your fall activities and meet new people? Thinking of ways to change the condition of our state and country?

Come get involved with the upcoming November 2nd elections with the David Ratowitz campaign for U.S. congress IL-5!!

Sign-up or drop-in the office to spice up the phone banks. It's a great way to meet people and Get Out the Vote!

The office is located at:

2768 N. Lincoln Ave.

Chicago, IL 60614

(773) 897 - 5800

Office Hours: 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.


Come by and join the team to Get Out the Vote!


Other Get Out the Vote activities will include:
-passing out literature at metra and train stations after work
-posting yard signs in yards and at polling places (early morning of election day)
-lots and lots of phonebanking at the Lincoln Park office
-last minute literature drops and other as-needed tasks for various campaigns (Brady, Kirk, Dold, Lenkowski, Pollak, Ratowitz, Garcia, Kim, Rutherford, Kinzinger, Hultgren, Keats, and more!) throughout the city
-acting as poll watchers, election judges, and ballot integrity monitors

Come out to help our fantastic GOP candidates! It will be fun!

Aug 25


Posted by kuehltha in chicago

Hurricane Katrina made landfall in Mississippi on August 29th, 2005 as a category 4 hurricane.  Katrina devastated the Mississippi and Louisiana coast and damaged the levies protecting New Orleans, resulting in massive flooding of the city.  Hurricane Katrina remains the most expensive storm in U. S. history.

“For several months after the storm, I would hear of massive sums of government money spent on ‘recovery’ without ever seeing tangible signs of that spending,” said Ratowitz.

“After Hurricane Katrina I was too involved in putting my own life back in order to pay attention to the government’s role in the recovery.  Years later, when I had the time to consider such things, I was shocked by the waste and lack of attention to it,” claimed Ratowitz.  “It’s important to tell this story because so many people incorrectly believe that massive government programs will save them; they will not.”

Chicago, IL, June 24, 2010– Long time transparency and pro-liberty advocate Candidate for U.S. Congress from Illinois’ 5th Congressional District, David Ratowitz marks the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina with a series of articles based on his personal experience with the disaster and recovery process.

Hurricane Katrina destroyed my home and business and scattered my family across the country.  It took a year and a half just to clean up the mess, and nearly four years to complete claims with private insurers.  My claims with government run insurance were never satisfied and five years later, I am one more faceless name in a class action lawsuit,” said Ratowitz today from his Chicago office.

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Aug 10

Request A David Ratowitz Yard Sign

Posted by kuehltha in Fifth (5th) Congressional District

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Jul 29

David Ratowitz's Obama Birthday Moneybomb!

Posted by kuehltha in Fifth (5th) Congressional District

Next week is President Obama's 49th Birthday. In his 'honor' donate $49 to Liberty Candidate David Ratowitz to remove one of Obama's safest votes from Congress (Mike Quigley).

RSVP to the Facebook Event here: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=145711982110168

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Jul 14

David Ratowitz speaks at the Second Amendment Freedom Rally in Chicago on July 9th 2010

Posted by kuehltha in David Ratowitz for Congress

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Jun 28

Ratowitz Comments On Hand Gun Decision

Posted by kuehltha in Fifth (5th) Congressional District


The U. S. Supreme Court struck down Chicago’s decades old handgun ban this morning in the McDonald v. City of Chicago ruling.  The decision has been long expected.

“Nearly three decades of historical data have shown conclusively what common sense tells us immediately:  unconstitutional gun bans only limit law abiding citizens, they do nothing to keep guns out of the hands of criminals nor do they reduce crime.  In nearly three decades Chicago’s gun ban produced no positive results whatsoever”, said Ratowitz.

“Crime has increased in Chicago since the City banned law abiding citizens from owning handguns in 1983.  Contrast that with the 40 states where law abiding citizens can own handguns and carry them concealed with a permit.  In the 40 states that uphold the rights of law abiding citizens, crime has decreased”, pointed out Ratowitz.

David Ratowitz, the Republican Candidate for the Illinois 5th Congressional District, said, “There has never been a would-be criminal who said:  “I was going to murder someone but then I realized it was illegal to have a gun, so I didn’t do it”.

Chicago, IL, June 24, 2010– Long time transparency and pro-liberty advocate Candidate for U.S. Congress from Illinois’ 5th Congressional District, David Ratowitz supports the Supreme Court’s decision in McDonald v. City of Chicago.

“I applaud the Supreme Court’s principled defense of Liberty and recognition that rights of law abiding citizens should be at least equal to those the rights of predatory criminals.  I urge the Chicago City Council to refrain from plans to use back door methods to re-institute the gun ban and do indirectly what the Supreme Court has just ruled cannot be done directly”, said Ratowitz this morning from his Chicago office.

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Jun 28

(5th District) Ratowitz On The Disclose Act

Posted by kuehltha in Endorsements

The purpose of this bill is very blatantly to chill political dissent in America and protect the current majority in Congress. The bill threatens small business trade associations and independent citizen groups with expensive litigation and criminal prosecutions for exercising their 1st Amendment rights. The bill makes no distinction between electioneering and issue advocacy. The exceptions provided by this dishonest bill all favor groups that support current incumbents and rely on them to deliver public financing for their private benefit: for example corporations with partial foreign ownership suffer from this bill, but unions with equivalent foreign participation, such as SEIU are specifically exempted. Likewise, small businesses that receive government contracts – even competitively awarded contracts must adhere to the bills requirements, but public sector employee unions are exempted.

This bill represents the worst sort of censorship: the notion that those who support the powers that be may speak, but those who oppose the power structure may not.

“No honest Congressman can support a bill that so blatantly limits speech on one side of a debate but leaves speech unfettered on the other.” Said Ratowitz.

H.R. 5175 Disclose Act Sacrifices Freedom of Speech to Protect Incumbents.

U.S. Congressional Candidate, David Ratowitz (IL-5) defends Freedom of Speech and Liberty against nervous incumbents who seek to use the Disclose Act to protect their Congressional Seats.

Chicago, IL, June 24, 2010– Long time transparency and pro-liberty advocate Candidate for U.S. Congress from Illinois’ 5th Congressional District, David Ratowitz fully opposes H. R. 5175, the “Disclose Act”.

H.R. 5175 also known as the “Disclose” Act is a bill, which will amend the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971. The Disclose Act will make participation from corporations and independent citizen groups extremely difficult in the election process. The Bill is scheduled for vote late this week in the House of Representatives.

David Ratowitz, the Republican Candidate for the Illinois 5th Congressional District, said, “The so-called Disclose Act is nothing but a cynical “incumbent-protection bill” written by politicians desperate to save their jobs in an anti incumbent year.”

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Jun 28


Posted by kuehltha in David Ratowitz for Congress


Investigations to date suggest this accident involved a procedure that allowed too much time before implementing safety protocols and a safety device that may have been defective or which was not installed with adequate back up provisions.  These are the type of errors that can be resolved through more rigorous adherence to best practices, they do not require shutting down an entire industry.  

“Imagine if we imposed a 6 month moratorium on California produce last summer when there was a salmonella outbreak in tomatoes?” said Ratowitz

This oil spill was a preventable disaster.  The Democrats in Congress spent 6 years in the minority blocking energy policy and the last 4 years in the majority ignoring the subject.  We are a nation that relies on offshore oil drilling and will continue to do so for a long time.  

“We need a Federal Government that pays attention to the world in which we live and addresses how to prevent worst case scenarios.  The idea that we either do what is perfectly safe or do nothing at all is unrealistic and irresponsible.” said Ratowitz.

Long time transparency and pro-liberty advocate Candidate for U. S. Congress from Illinois’ 5th Congressional District, David Ratowitz fully agrees with the Federal Judge’s denial the Obama Administration’s ban on offshore oil drilling.


A Louisiana Federal Judge denied the Obama Administration’s six-month moratorium on offshore oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico and the Pacific regions. The Federal judge claims the Administration’s plan to ban offshore drilling would eventually damage the state of our economy. The Louisiana Federal Judge has written up a twenty-two-page decision, detailing why he found inadequate proof of an imminent threat or danger to American society.

David Ratowitz, the Republican Candidate for the Illinois 5th Congressional District, said, “It’s no surprise that a Federal Judge found no imminent threat of something occurring which has happened less than once every thirty years.”

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Chicago, IL 60618
2768 N. Lincoln Ave.
Chicago, IL 60614
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