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Left Behind

In November 2014, I called on newly elected – or re-elected – state legislators to consider funding education based on equity, efficiency and excellence.
Yet, union controlled Democrat state legislators didn’t stand with us on this issue. We can’t allow these legislators to force families into a failing system that leaves children behind, especially when better alternatives exist… And we can’t allow Democrat state legislators – who ignored our call to action the first time – to cling to their waning power and crumbling institutions at the expense of the school children and tax payers of Chicago and beyond. We can’t. And we won’t.

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IOP Statement on Presidential Visit to Illinois General Assembly

No matter how they try to spin it, the disaster that continues to unfold in Chicago has its roots firmly planted in the corruption and incompetence of ruling class politicians. For decades, they ran the city and the state unchecked. The Chicago Machine needs to take the heat off. So, Rahm opened up his coveted black book and called in a diversion.

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The Democrat Defamation that Iowa Exposed

Ted Cruz’s victory, along with the fact that 60% of lily white fly over Iowa Republicans voted for an Hispanic or African-American to be their president, undermines the only narrative keeping the Democratic party and its allies in business: that Republicans are racist.

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Proft and Hughes Discuss Presidential Politics on Fox Business

On January 29, Illinois Opportunity Project Co-Founders Dan Proft and Pat Hughes joined Fox Business at 560-AM Studios to discuss the last Republican Presidential Debate before primary voting begins.

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Mission Impossible?

Dan Proft discussed President Obama’s upcoming visit to Springfield on CBS Chicago

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IOP Response to 2016 State of the State

Today, Illinois is in a better place than it was a year ago. Better, but not remotely good enough. The governor’s work – and ours – to improve the way Illinois operates at every level is just beginning. Some necessary reforms will take time and require a continued political shift of power, but others are immediately at hand.

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