Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee

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The Latest News

  • DLCC Calls for DNC to Elect Chair Deeply Committed to Winning Statehouse Elections

    Friday, January 13, 2017

    Today Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee Executive Director Jessica Post released the following open letter to members of the Democratic National Committee. The letter calls on members to use candidates’ commitment to winning state legislative elections as a key criterion when deciding who to support to lead the Democratic Party.

  • DLCC Executive Director to Serve on NDRC Board

    Wednesday, January 11, 2017

    Today Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee Executive Director Jessica Post announced that she will serve on the Board of the National Democratic Redistricting Committee, the organization led by former Attorney General Eric Holder that coordinates Democratic efforts to position Democrats for success in the next round of redistricting.

  • DLCC Denounces North Carolina GOP's HB2 Meltdown

    Wednesday, December 21, 2016

    Today Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee Executive Director Jessica Post lambasted Republican lawmakers in North Carolina for their time- and money-wasting failure to repeal the anti-LGBT and anti-local authority HB2 in yet another special session.

  • DLCC Denounces Desperate GOP Sore Loser Power-Grab in North Carolina

    Thursday, December 15, 2016

    Today Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee Executive Director Jessica Post excoriated Republican lawmakers in North Carolina for their unprecedented, unscrupulous, and possibly unconstitutional efforts to deprive Democratic Governor-elect Roy Cooper of as much authority as possible before he takes office.

  • State of the States (Week of December 9th, 2016)

    Friday, December 9, 2016

    Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee Executive Director Jessica Post congratulated new Board of Directors Chair Tina Kotek, the Speaker of the Oregon House of Representatives, and welcomed seven additional new Board members.

    The November election put Republicans in full control of a record number of state legislatures around the country, a level of power that gives the party an unprecedented opportunity: change the U.S. Constitution.

    Mike Morgan, an African-American judge, defeated a conservative incumbent last month for a seat on the North Carolina Supreme Court. Now conservative Republicans are trying to sabotage his election by packing the court, a move that would have racial and perhaps national political implications.

    OH: Ohio fetal heartbeat bill heads to governor's desk

    NC: "Today Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee Executive Director Jessica Post lauded last night’s federal court ruling that directs the legislature to draw new statehouse district maps by March 15, 2017, and to hold elections in the new districts in November."

  • DLCC Calls on Gov. Cuomo to Unify Party

    Friday, December 9, 2016

    Today Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee Executive Director Jessica Post called on New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to unify the Democratic caucus in the state Senate.

  • DLCC Announces New Board Leadership, Members

    Wednesday, December 7, 2016

    Today Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee Executive Director Jessica Post congratulated new Board of Directors Chair Tina Kotek, the Speaker of the Oregon House of Representatives, and welcomed seven additional new Board members.

  • State of the States (Week of December 1st, 2016)

    Thursday, December 1, 2016

    DLCC Executive Director Jessica Post: "We're already talking about ways we can get to a stronger economic message. I think we also need to make sure we're recruiting strong candidates. I think we did that in the 2016 cycle. Many of them are stepping up to run again. But there's many more people that are coming out of the woodwork that want to run for their state legislatures and make some meaningful changes."

    WI: "The judges determined that the radically gerrymandered maps were drawn by the Republicans in a manner that was 'intended to burden the representational rights of Democratic voters throughout the [10-year] period by impeding their ability to translate their votes into legislative seats.'"

    NC: "Today Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee Executive Director Jessica Post lauded last night’s federal court ruling that directs the legislature to draw new statehouse district maps by March 15, 2017, and to hold elections in the new districts in November."

  • DLCC Applauds North Carolina Gerrymandering Ruling

    Wednesday, November 30, 2016

    Today Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee Executive Director Jessica Post lauded last night’s federal court ruling that directs the legislature to draw new statehouse district maps by March 15, 2017, and to hold elections in the new districts in November.

  • State of the States (Week of November 18th, 2016)

    Friday, November 18, 2016

    "Democrats ended Republican majority control of at least four legislative chambers, including: the Nevada Assembly, the Nevada Senate, the New Mexico House, and the Alaska House."

    "The reason is not just that state legislatures and governors make laws that affect people's lives, but that what happens in states feeds into national politics. For instance, when the Supreme Court guts the Voting Rights Act, it's Republican state legislatures that go on a voter suppression spree, putting up barriers to African-Americans and other likely Democrats getting registered and getting to the polls. That means fewer Democratic members of Congress get elected, and the Democratic presidential candidate has a tougher time. And the circle goes round and round."

    "Among the 86 chambers that held elections in 2016, Democrats gained control of four while Republicans secured power in three, leaving Republicans in charge of 68 chambers and Democrats just 31. Republicans gained total control over the legislature in Minnesota, Iowa, and Kentucky, while Democrats did the same in Nevada and New Mexico. Democrats also broke the Republican grip on the legislature in Alaska to produce a divided government between the two chambers there. The map at the top of this post details exactly which chambers changed hands."

    "In 2014 and 2016, Democrats received more votes in the State House races, yet Republicans hold a huge 63-47 majority and push a deeply conservative agenda that a majority of voters don't want."