Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee

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The Latest News

  • DLCC BOARD MEMBERS, LEGISLATIVE LEADERS RALLY DEMOCRATS AT NATIONAL CONVENTION

    Monday, July 25, 2016

    PHILADELPHIA -- Today Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee Vice Chair and Oregon House Speaker Tina Kotek was joined by DLCC Board members Kevin de Leon, President pro Tempore of the California Senate, and Stacey Abrams, Democratic Leader of the Georgia House, to deliver remarks during the Monday night session of the Democratic National Convention. These legislative leaders were selected to participate by DLCC Chair and Iowa Senate Majority Leader Mike Gronstal to highlight the diversity of our membership and leadership.

  • DLCC BOARD MEMBERS, LEGISLATIVE LEADERS TO ADDRESS DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION

    Monday, July 25, 2016

    The work to improve the lives of everyday Americans doesn’t just happen in Washington, DC. In state capitols across the country, Democratic lawmakers fight every day to advance progressive policies that help hardworking families. Speaker Kotek, President pro Tem de León, and Leader Abrams are leading the way in their states to advance progressive values. This fall, DLCC’s work to win legislative majorities and build Democratic power in states will help these and thousands of other Democratic lawmakers continue our fight to translate statehouse progress into national results.

  • DLCC BOARD MEMBERS, LEGISLATIVE LEADERS TO ADDRESS DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION

    Saturday, July 23, 2016

    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee Executive Director Jessica Post announced the inclusion of DLCC Board members and multiple Democratic state lawmakers in the Democratic Convention speaking program in Philadelphia on Monday, July 25. DLCC Chair and Iowa Senate Majority Leader Mike Gronstal selected three key state Democratic leaders and Board members to highlight the diversity of our membership and leadership: Oregon House Speaker Tina Kotek, California Senate President pro Tem Kevin de León, and Georgia House Democratic Leader Stacey Abrams.

  • State of the States (Week of July 20th, 2016)

    Wednesday, July 20, 2016

    Paring back the state's voter ID law four months before the presidential election, a federal judge ruled Tuesday that Wisconsin voters without photo identification can cast ballots by swearing to their identity.

    A majority of the full U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday that the heavily litigated and controversial Texas voter ID law does have the effect of discriminating against minority voters, and ordered the state to devise a remedy to that problem before the November elections.

  • UPDATE: NETROOTS NATION PANEL FEATURES DLCC EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, LAWMAKERS

    Friday, July 15, 2016

    NETROOTS NATION PANEL FEATURES DLCC EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, LAWMAKERS

    Democratic Legislative Leaders and Strategists Discuss Latest Redistricting Developments, Democratic Fight to Combat GOP Gerrymandering

  • NETROOTS NATION PANEL FEATURES DLCC EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR JESSICA POST

    Thursday, July 14, 2016

    NETROOTS NATION PANEL FEATURES DLCC EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR JESSICA POST

    Democratic Legislative Leaders and Strategists Discuss Latest Redistricting Developments, Democratic Fight to Combat GOP Gerrymandering

  • State of the States (Week of July 13th, 2016)

    Wednesday, July 13, 2016

    For Democrats eager to prove Georgia could be competitive thanks to changing demographics and disillusionment over Donald Trump, fundraising reports filed earlier this month with the state ethics commission are another encouraging sign. They’ve trumpeted every political prognostication that shows Georgia in play — and every Trump misstep that could turn off moderate voters.

    Oregon is on track to sign up more than 200,000 new voters in the first seven months of the state's automatic voter registration system, the Secretary of State announced Friday.

  • The Friday Five - July 8th, 2016

    Friday, July 8, 2016

    Each day, the DLCC’s experts comb through statehouse political news across the country to stay on top of the latest developments. Here are five stories that may have flown under your radar this week.

  • State of the States (Week of July 6th, 2016)

    Wednesday, July 6, 2016

    Planned Parenthood says it will work with its abortion-rights allies in eight states to repeal laws that may be vulnerable following the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling that struck down tough abortion restrictions in Texas.

    A contentious Mississippi “religious freedom” law that would allow government workers and businesses to deny services to same-sex couples has been blocked by a federal judge.Less than an hour before HB 1523 was due to go into effect Friday morning, U.S. District Judge Carlton W. Reeves issued a preliminary injunction, arguing the law “violates both the guarantee of religious neutrality and the promise of equal protection of the laws.”

  • The Friday Five - June 24, 2016

    Friday, June 24, 2016

    Each day, the DLCC’s experts comb through statehouse political news across the country to stay on top of the latest developments. Here are five stories that may have flown under your radar this week.