Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee

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The Latest News

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • The Friday Five - April 29, 2016

    Friday, April 29, 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 Caucus Summit Prepares State Campaigns for Nationwide November Victories

    Wednesday, April 27, 2016

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee Executive Director Jessica Post kicked off the DLCC 2016 Caucus Staff Summit today with an overview of the committee’s 2016 program and a call to action for the campaign professionals gathered from across the country. The three-day training (April 27 – 29) assembles professional caucus staffers in the nation’s capital to hone skills and reinforce best practices in everything from hiring staff and messaging to budgeting and finance to field and polling. One featured session provides a data-driven approach to maximizing Democratic success down-ballot with Donald Trump at the top of the GOP ticket.

  • The Friday Five - April 22, 2016

    Friday, April 22, 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.