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  • NEWSBlog

    100 Days of Statehouse #Resistance

    Monday, May 1, 2017

    In recognition of Trump’s 100th day in office, the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee is highlighting the accomplishments of Democratic state lawmakers as they lead the resistance.

  • The Friday Five - April 28th, 2017

    Friday, April 28, 2017

    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.

  • The Friday Five - April 21st, 2017

    Friday, April 21, 2017

    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.

  • NEWSBlog

    State Democrats #Resist with bills to require Trump tax return disclosures

    Monday, April 17, 2017

    As of last week, Democratic state legislators in 26 states have introduced a total of 50 bills that will require Trump (or any other presidential candidate) to publicly disclose his tax returns to appear on the ballot in 2020.

  • DLCC Announces Record-Breaking Recruitment in Virginia

    Thursday, March 30, 2017

    Today DLCC Executive Director Jessica Post lauded the incredible recruitment achievements in Virginia in the wake of the conclusion of primary candidate filing in House of Delegates races. This recent influx of new and diverse candidates in Virginia is only the most recent display of the surge of Democratic engagement and excitement surrounding state legislative elections. More than half of the 76 Democratic candidates running in 48 GOP-held seats are women.

  • State Democrats Continue to Stand Up for Women's Health

    Thursday, March 30, 2017

    We are now more than a week into the confirmation process for Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch, and he still refuses to address Democratic Senators’ questions on a woman’s right to choose. Even so, Gorsuch’s history of ruling against women’s access to birth control, his extensive writing on “personhood,” and endorsements from at least 60 anti-choice groups have abortion-restricting Republicans in state legislatures convinced that this is the Supreme Court nominee they’ve been waiting for. That’s why Democrats across the country have been furiously writing and passing bills that will protect a woman’s access to reproductive care if Gorsuch is confirmed.

  • DLCC Celebrates Yet Another Special Election Victory

    Friday, March 24, 2017

    Tonight Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee Executive Director Jessica Post celebrated the victory of Democrat Emilio Vazquez in a special election for Pennsylvania House District 197. Vazquez prevailed in this unusual race despite being forced to run as a write-in candidate after being denied a spot on the ballot by a Republican judge.

  • NEWSBlog

    With DLCC's Combine, "Everything has changed"

    Wednesday, March 22, 2017

    "Everything has changed," Post said in an interview with NBC News. "It used to be an effort to persuade people to put their name on the ballot. Now, the candidates are calling us up and they're saying 'I want to run. Point me in the right direction'...They're looking at Trump and saying 'I want to do something.'"

  • DLCC Convenes Inaugural Session of Candidate Recruitment Table

    Tuesday, March 21, 2017

    Today Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee Executive Director Jessica Post led 20 groups in the first meeting of The Combine, DLCC’s recruitment table. DLCC’s Combine coordinates and streamlines efforts from across the progressive community to identify and recruit talented state legislative candidates. 

  • DLCC Convenes Progressive Down-Ballot Strategy Session

    Friday, March 17, 2017

    Today Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee Executive Director Jessica Post is assembling almost a dozen groups who have emerged amid the increased progressive focus on down-ballot elections in recent months.