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The Latest News

  • The Friday Five - May 27, 2016

    Friday, May 27, 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 May 25th, 2016)

    Wednesday, May 25, 2016

    Today in Wisconsin, a federal judge begins hearing the most recent lawsuit challenging legislative districts drawn after the 2010 census. Suits elsewhere challenged maps because of the way they concentrated – or “packed” — minority voters into a few districts. In the Wisconsin trial, the plaintiffs claim that the state’s assembly map discriminates against Democratic voters by diluting the value of their votes – or to be simpler, that it’s partisan gerrymandering.

    In November, 17 states will have voting restrictions in place for the first time in a presidential election. Eleven of those states will require their residents to show a photo ID. They include swing states such as Wisconsin and states with large African American and Latino populations, such as North Carolina and Texas. On Tuesday, the entire 15-judge U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit in New Orleans is to begin hearing a case regarding the legality of the Texas law, considered to be the most stringent in the country.

  • The Friday Five - May 20, 2016

    Friday, May 20, 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 May 18th, 2016)

    Wednesday, May 18, 2016

    The organization is among the key national party players seated at the table hoping to ensure the political massacre of 2010 doesn’t recur. For its part, the DLCC invited legislative caucus staffers to D.C. last month for basic training, to facilitate coordination, and to prepare for a potentially big year.

    Arizona’s new law that criminalizes the collection of voters’ early ballots by volunteers could impact the ability of the elderly and Latinos to cast their votes, according to local voter outreach groups.

  • National Journal: The Underground House Majority Fight

    Tuesday, May 17, 2016

    Democrats will capitalize on the year of Trump and plan to flip at least 10 legislative chambers in 2016. With a motivated base and Trump’s toxicity spreading down the GOP ballot, we see our long and ongoing string of successes in this year’s special elections as a springboard for the fall. The success of Democrats at the state level this cycle will directly impact the rapidly approaching post-2020 round of redistricting. Read the full story here!

  • Bloomberg: Democrats Counting on ‘Trump Effect’ to Help Retake Statehouses

    Friday, May 13, 2016

    Donald Trump’s presumptive presidential nominee status has put not only national Republican Party leadership into crisis mode, but also state-level candidates sharing the ticket with the potentially toxic GOP candidate. As DLCC looks to flip majority control of legislative chambers nationwide this fall, Democratic state legislative candidates will hold their GOP opponents accountable for Trump’s divisive rhetoric and policies.

  • The Friday Five - May 13, 2016

    Friday, May 13, 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 May 11th, 2016)

    Wednesday, May 11, 2016

    Democrats say Donald Trump's presence atop the Republican ticket will help stem a tide of electoral defeats that put Republicans in charge of statehouses across the United States and in control of taxes, social issues and district lines that preserve their majorities.

    Several House Democrats on Tuesday filed a sweeping anti-discrimination bill, which may not garner enough Republican support to succeed but it makes for a timely statement. Newly seated Rep. Chris Sgro, Democrat from Greensboro and executive director of Equality N.C., calls it the “most comprehensive non-discrimination legislation for LGBT and other North Carolinians.”

  • The Friday Five - May 6, 2016

    Friday, May 6, 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.

  • DLCC Launches Newest, Classiest Website

    Thursday, May 5, 2016

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee announced the launch of its redesigned website, dlcc.org. The updated site showcases DLCC’s mission to elect Democratic state legislative chamber majorities and defeat GOP gerrymandering. The new dlcc.org describes DLCC’s various initiatives, including SCOUT, Grassroots Victory Program, Advantage 2020, and the 2016 Democratic Majorities Project. The website will serve as a hub for activists to speak out on state issues and as a dashboard for supporters and partners to stay up-to-date on the latest statehouse news and analysis. It also features DLCC’s new logo, which is really just terrific.