Senator Dick Durbin was first elected to the U.S. Senate in 1996 after representing central and southern Illinois in the U.S. House of Representatives for 14 years. Today, Dick serves as the Assistant Democratic Leader (also known as the Democratic Whip) — the second-ranking Democrat in the Senate—and on the Senate Judiciary, Appropriations, and Rules Committees.

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Dick Durbin · [email protected]
June 4, 2021 at 10:15 PM

We need you in this fight with us, John

In the Senate, Democrats are making progress -- despite the continued obstruction of the GOP. John, In the Senate, Democrats are making progress -- despite the continued obstruction of the GOP. We passed the American Rescue Plan (without a single Republican vote) to deliver urgent and necessary …
[email protected] · [email protected]
May 29, 2021 at 8:13 PM

end of the month

Did you see yesterday's message? Dick Durbin is working to keep the Senate blue. Pitch in before the deadline. John, we’re nearly halfway to our goal -- can you help us get there? Dick Durbin is working to keep the Senate blue. Pitch in $5 before the deadline. CONTRIBUTE ---Original Message…
Senator Dick Durbin · [email protected]
May 28, 2021 at 7:12 PM

Mitch McConnell’s priorities

Republicans will continue to block our progress on critically urgent issues. Will you contribute right now to keep this MUST WIN fight on track before the deadline? John, Mitch McConnell is afraid of the truth. Instead of doing the right thing and supporting a bipartisan commission on the Januar…
Durbin HQ · [email protected]
May 28, 2021 at 1:35 AM

your donation will help keep these seats blue

Senator Durbin reached out to you about three of our most vulnerable Democratic Senators on the ballot in 2022. Can we count on your support? John, Senator Durbin reached out to you about three of our most vulnerable Democratic Senators on the ballot in 2022. Your $5 donation will help Democra…
Dick Durbin · [email protected]
May 27, 2021 at 12:11 AM

Some of the closest Senate races in 2022

I wanted to take a moment to tell you about a few of my Senate colleagues who are facing tough challenges from Republicans in the 2022 battle for control of the Senate majority. John, I wanted to take a moment to tell you about a few of my Senate colleagues who are facing tough challenges from R…
Durbin HQ · [email protected]
May 23, 2021 at 11:34 PM

Republicans are afraid of the truth

The Republican resistance to the creation of a January 6 commission makes it loud and clear: the GOP has sold its soul to former President Trump. John, The Republican resistance to the creation of a January 6 commission makes it loud and clear: the GOP has sold its soul to former President Trump…
Dick Durbin · [email protected]
May 23, 2021 at 12:14 AM

It’s time to confirm these qualified judges

Despite some absurd objections from Republicans, the Senate Judiciary Committee I lead advanced the nominations of an extremely qualified and diverse group of judges: Ketanji Brown Jackson, Candace Jackson-Akiwumi, Julien Neals, Zahid Quraishi, and Regina Rodriguez. John, Despite some absurd obj…
Dick Durbin · [email protected]
May 19, 2021 at 11:01 PM

Jan. 6 was domestic terrorism, not “a normal tourist visit”

Right now, Republicans are shamefully attempting to rewrite history when it comes to the events of January 6. We all know that the insurrection at the Capitol was nothing short of an act of domestic terrorism, but not the GOP. One Republican called it “a normal tourist visit.” John, Right now, R…
Dick Durbin · [email protected]
May 17, 2021 at 12:11 AM

We can’t do it without you, John

Republicans are ramping up their efforts to take back the majority in 2022. We need to defend every Democratic seat -- including one here in Illinois. I’ll be brief, John: This team helped Democrats win in 2020 -- both the White House and the Senate. Now, Republicans are ramping up their efforts…
Tammy Duckworth · [email protected]
May 15, 2021 at 7:45 PM

Humbly asking

Senator Durbin said I should reach out before the deadline, John. Senator Durbin said I should reach out before the deadline, John. I am humbly asking you to split a contribution to support my reelection campaign and Dick Durbin as we work to keep Illinois AND the Senate blue in 2022 and beyond.…
Dick Durbin · [email protected]
May 12, 2021 at 11:45 PM

Donald Trump owns the soul of the GOP

House Republicans voted today to remove Rep. Liz Cheney from Republican leadership. Cheney is an ideological conservative who voted with President Trump more than 90% of the time. But she was ousted because she refused to go along with the “Big Lie” that the 2020 election was stolen from Trump. …
Durbin HQ · [email protected]
May 12, 2021 at 12:09 AM

Republicans are targeting Mark Kelly

The GOP is desperately trying to flip this critical swing seat and take back the Senate in 2022. That’s why national Republicans are already throwing tens of thousands of dollars at this race. John, The NRSC, the Senate Republicans’ campaign arm, just launched a new attack ad in Arizona. The GO…
Dick Durbin · [email protected]
May 8, 2021 at 10:13 PM

We can’t go back to Mitch McConnell

If we’re going to keep making progress, we’ve got to defend our majority in the Senate. Pitch in now to join the fight. John, President Biden is rightly working to make our judiciary look more like our country does. As Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, I am proud to join in those importa…
Dick Durbin · [email protected]
April 30, 2021 at 9:34 PM

counting on you, John

Can I count on you to pitch in before the deadline to help keep our Democratic majority in the Senate? John, Our fundraising deadline is tonight at midnight, so I’ll be quick: We can only keep our Democratic majority in the Senate if grassroots supporters like you step up and help us reach our …
Durbin HQ · [email protected]
April 29, 2021 at 6:10 PM

the fight for the Senate

Senator Durbin needs 500 supporters to help reach his goal before midnight tomorrow. Rush in a contribution to help him defend our Democratic Senate majority. John, The fight for control of the Senate is on and the GOP will stop at nothing to flip it red. In Georgia, Arizona, and other states ac…
DickDurbin.com · [email protected]
April 28, 2021 at 12:19 AM

One of the most competitive Senate races on the map

If we lose New Hampshire, we’ll lose control of the U.S. Senate. Pitch in to help reelect Maggie Hassan and defend our majority. This is why you should care about New Hampshire, John: Senator Maggie Hassan won one of the closest U.S. Senate races in 2016 by only 1,017 votes. Now, she’s up for re…
Dick Durbin · [email protected]
April 26, 2021 at 7:26 PM

I’m with Tammy

It is critical that we join Tammy Duckworth's reelection campaign and help her win this fight. Contribute now and help keep Illinois blue. John, My good friend and fellow Illinois Senator Tammy Duckworth is up for reelection next year. Let me explain why it’s so critical that we join her campai…
Dick Durbin · [email protected]
April 22, 2021 at 8:22 PM

Add your name for action on climate change

Today is Earth Day -- and in Illinois and all across the nation, people are recommitting themselves to the fight to protect our planet for future generations and tackle the climate crisis. John, Today is Earth Day -- and in Illinois and all across the nation, people are recommitting themselves t…
Dick Durbin · [email protected]
April 22, 2021 at 12:24 AM

Protect voting rights (add your name)

With Republicans enacting outrageous voter suppression laws in Georgia, Arizona, and other states across the country, we need action in Washington more than ever to protect the vote. John, With Republicans enacting outrageous voter suppression laws in Georgia, Arizona, and other states across th…
Dick Durbin · [email protected]
April 14, 2021 at 2:35 AM

Voter suppression in Arizona

After Captain Mark Kelly flipped Arizona’s Senate seat blue in 2020, the GOP will do anything they can to get it back -- including making it harder for citizens of their state to cast their votes. John, I have told you about the recent voter suppression efforts underway in Georgia and across the…
Dick Durbin · [email protected]
April 10, 2021 at 12:46 AM

Tell the GOP to stop blocking women of color nominees

I need 2,000 supporters to sign my petition right now to tell the GOP to stop the baseless smears and allow the Senate to confirm Vanita Gupta and Kristen Clarke. John, As President Joe Biden works to fill his Cabinet with diverse, well-qualified nominees who look like the country they represent…
[email protected] · [email protected]
March 31, 2021 at 4:21 PM

midnight

Can Tammy count on your help to reach this crucial fundraising goal before midnight? John, Tonight at midnight, our Democratic candidates are facing the first quarterly deadline of 2021. And here in Illinois, Tammy Duckworth needs our support to launch her re-election campaign. Can Tammy count o…
Dick Durbin · [email protected]
March 30, 2021 at 9:01 PM

Tammy Duckworth

Tammy is racing to meet her fundraising goal ahead of tomorrow’s end-of-quarter deadline. Will you pitch in now to help keep my friend Tammy in the Senate? John, Democrats can’t afford to lose a single Senate seat in 2022 -- and the Republicans know it. They are already preparing to challenge e…
Dick Durbin · [email protected]
March 28, 2021 at 11:51 PM

Georgia

Georgia Republicans passed and signed into law sweeping voter suppression legislation but we can pass voting rights protections in Congress. Contribute now to help Reverend Raphael Warnock fight for Georgia. John, Because you’ve heard from me recently on this, I’ll be quick. Last week, Georgia …
Team Durbin · [email protected]
March 25, 2021 at 10:10 PM

#EndGunViolence

John, did you see Dick Durbin's message yesterday? Add your name to the petition to call on Congress to pass meaningful gun safety reform. John, we can’t allow the epidemic of gun violence to continue. Add your name to the petition to call on Congress to pass meaningful gun safety reform. SIGN…
Dick Durbin · [email protected]
March 24, 2021 at 6:31 PM

Boulder, CO

Sign the petition now if you want Congress to work to end the epidemic of gun violence. Let’s take action so that another family isn’t mourning the loss of a brother, sister, mother, or father after another senseless shooting. Enough is enough, John. This week, another American community suffere…
Senate Update (via Team Durbin) · [email protected]
March 22, 2021 at 6:05 PM

Arizona, Georgia, Nevada, and New Hampshire

Our Democratic Senate majority is razor-thin -- if we come up short, we can say goodbye to the Senate majority. Pitch in now to protect these vulnerable seats and hold on to the Senate majority. John, In 2022, Republicans are targeting four Democratic Senate seats: Arizona, Georgia, Nevada, and…
Durbin HQ · [email protected]
March 21, 2021 at 10:08 PM

“Springfield’s man on Capitol Hill”

The Illinois Times recently profiled Senator Dick Durbin, including highlights from his career in Congress and a look at his agenda as Majority Whip and Chair of the Judiciary Committee. John, The Illinois Times recently profiled Senator Dick Durbin, including highlights from his career in Cong…
Team Durbin · [email protected]
March 18, 2021 at 10:39 PM

The GOP's weapon of mass obstruction

We must end the filibuster as we know it so the Senate can make progress for the American people. Add your name right now if you agree. John, we wanted to make sure you saw this important update from Senator Durbin: With the filibuster standing in the way of critical legislation, Senator Durbi…
Dick Durbin · [email protected]
March 17, 2021 at 10:55 PM

Dreamers need a permanent path to citizenship

When I first introduced the Dream Act in 2001, I had no idea I’d still be fighting to pass it two decades later. But I will stay in this fight as long as it takes -- because Dreamers are Americans in every sense of the word, except one, and it’s long past time for Congress to make that right. I’…
Dick Durbin · [email protected]
March 17, 2021 at 12:24 AM

Add your name: Don’t let the filibuster enable Republicans to hold the Senate hostage

We must end the filibuster as we know it so the Senate can make progress for the American people. Add your name right now if you agree. There’s no way to sugarcoat it, John: In recent years, the filibuster has become the death grip of our democracy. Republicans have wielded it as a weapon of mas…
Senate Update (via Team Durbin) · [email protected]
March 16, 2021 at 4:04 PM

Raphael Warnock, Maggie Hassan, and Mark Kelly

John, help re-elect our Democratic champions before the midnight deadline. John, the Senate seats in Georgia, New Hampshire, and Arizona are shaping up to be three of the tightest races in the 2022 midterm elections. Contribute $5 before the midnight deadline to re-elect our Democratic champi…
Dick Durbin · [email protected]
March 15, 2021 at 11:56 PM

Three Senate seats at stake

I’m writing today to ask you to stand with me in the fight to defend our Democratic majority. John, I’m writing today to ask you to stand with me in the fight to defend our Democratic majority. At least three Democratic Senators are facing tight races next fall -- and we need to start organizing…
Durbin for Senate · [email protected]
March 11, 2021 at 11:10 PM

Last Chance: 20% off ALL Durbin merch

This is your last chance to enjoy 20% off your order at the Durbin 2020 online store while supplies last John! This is your last chance to score these closeout deals, John! The Durbin 2020 online store is officially closing at the end of the month -- and you can enjoy 20% off your order while su…
DickDurbin.com · [email protected]
February 26, 2021 at 8:02 PM

20% off all Durbin merch!

The Durbin 2020 store closeout sale is starting now. Use the code DURBIN20 at checkout to get 20% off campaign gear before it's all gone! John, With 2020 behind us, we wanted to give Team Durbin a chance to stock up on sweatshirts, baseball caps, tote bags, and much more at 20% off clearance pr…
Dick Durbin · [email protected]
February 26, 2021 at 2:46 AM

We need a victory in Nevada

Pitch in right now to help Senator Cortez Masto launch her campaign in Nevada and defend our Democratic majority. John, In 2020, Senator Catherine Cortez Masto worked day and night to help Democrats take back the Senate. Now, she’s up for re-election -- and keeping this seat blue is top priorit…
The Durbin Report · [email protected]
February 25, 2021 at 6:50 PM

Judge Merrick Garland & Restoring Faith in the Rule of Law

The Durbin Report: A message from Senator Richard J. Durbin Fellow Illinoisan, This week, I presided over my first hearing as Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee as we considered the nomination of Judge Merrick Garland to be the next Attorney…
Team Durbin · [email protected]
February 24, 2021 at 8:27 PM

our next Attorney General

Add your name right now to show your support for our next Attorney General. Did you see this, John? Add your name right now to show your support for our next Attorney General. SIGN THE PETITION ---Original Message from Senator Dick Durbin--- John, This week, as Chair of the Senate Judiciary C…
Senator Dick Durbin · [email protected]
February 24, 2021 at 12:10 AM

Merrick Garland

This week, as Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, I moved forward with the hearing to confirm Judge Merrick Garland, President Biden’s nominee for U.S. Attorney General. John, This week, as Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, I moved forward with the hearing to confirm Judge Merrick Gar…
Dick Durbin · [email protected]
February 13, 2021 at 12:36 AM

Update on the impeachment trial

Today was the last day of arguments in former President Donald Trump’s second impeachment trial. John, Today was the last day of arguments in former President Donald Trump’s second impeachment trial. Yesterday, the House impeachment managers rested their case. Today, President Trump’s lawyers mad…
Team Durbin · [email protected]
February 11, 2021 at 2:31 AM

Keep Illinois blue in 2022

We need to keep Illinois blue again in 2022. Help re-elect Tammy Duckworth and defend the Democratic Senate majority. Did you see Senator Durbin’s message, John? We need to keep Illinois blue again in 2022. Will you make a $5 contribution now to help re-elect Tammy Duckworth and defend the Demo…
Dick Durbin · [email protected]
February 10, 2021 at 12:52 AM

Tammy Duckworth

I am proud to support my friend Tammy Duckworth for re-election -- and I am asking this grassroots team to stand together once again to keep Illinois blue and protect our majority. John, In 2020, this team helped keep Illinois blue -- and take back the Senate from Mitch McConnell. In the next ele…
Dick Durbin · [email protected]
February 2, 2021 at 3:10 AM

Majority Leader Mitch McConnell: Never again

John, Gary Peters is the right choice to lead the DSCC and help protect and expand our majority. We fought hard to flip the Senate this year -- but the fight is far from over. The GOP will do everything in their power to take back the Senate in 2022. Gary Peters and the DSCC will be leading t…
Team Durbin · [email protected]
January 31, 2021 at 6:06 PM

Reaching out before the deadline

John, Thanks to grassroots supporters like you, we flipped the Senate. Now, Senator Durbin is working hard as part of the Democratic majority to make progress for the American people. From getting COVID relief to families and small businesses, to abolishing the death penalty and raising the m…
The Durbin Report · [email protected]
January 29, 2021 at 5:44 PM

Remembering the Holocaust

The Durbin Report: A message from Senator Richard J. Durbin Fellow Illinoisan, Seventy-six years ago this week, scouts from the Soviet Red Army pushed their way through Poland. They stumbled on a place that haunts the world to this day—Auschwitz.…
Dick Durbin · [email protected]
January 26, 2021 at 7:59 PM

Impeachment update

John, Earlier this month, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to impeach President Trump for the second time -- and yesterday, the House sent the Article of Impeachment over to the U.S. Senate. While President Trump is no longer in office, it is still absolutely critical that the Senate p…
Durbin HQ · [email protected]
January 25, 2021 at 8:06 PM

protect Dreamers now

John, we wanted to make sure you saw Senator Durbin’s note. Dreamers need permanent protections. Add your name to support the Dream Act. Sign the Petition ---Original Message from Senator Dick Durbin--- John, I am pleased to report that one of President Biden’s first official actions u…
Senator Dick Durbin · [email protected]
January 25, 2021 at 1:57 AM

Add your name to support the Dream Act

John, I am pleased to report that one of President Biden’s first official actions upon taking office last week was to restore the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals -- or DACA -- program that hundreds of thousands of Dreamers rely on in Illinois and across the country. DACA is a lifeline …
The Durbin Report · [email protected]
January 22, 2021 at 6:39 PM

A New Day in Washington

The Durbin Report: A message from Senator Richard J. Durbin Fellow Illinoisan, President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris. Doesn’t it feel good to say those words? Their inauguration comes during a time of unprecedented challenge for o…
Team Durbin · [email protected]
January 21, 2021 at 6:23 PM

Stand with the Democrats

Did you see Senator Durbin's message, John? We need supporters like you standing with the Democratic Administration and the new Senate majority. Will you add your name now to support the Democratic agenda? Add your name ---Original Message from Dick Durbin--- It’s official, John: Presi…