Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee

State of the States (Week of July 20th, 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.

State of the States (Week of July 13th, 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.

State of the States (Week of July 6th, 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.”

DLCC Convention Events

Please indicate below if you will be attending the DLCC Chairman's Luncheon. Chairman's Luncheon R2L Restaurant 50 S 16th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102 Tuesday, July 26 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
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Please indicate below if you will be joining us for the Majority Celebration. Majority Celebration Union Trust 717 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106 Wednesday, July 27 4:00 - 6:00 pm
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State of the States (Week of June 22nd, 2016)

With Donald Trump atop the November ballot, Arizona politicos say all bets are off in the down-ballot races, where the ripples from the “Trump effect” could turn into giant waves that wipe out the status quo at the Capitol.

Lots of gun laws are proposed in the aftermath of an attack, new research shows. But in terms of what actually is enacted, the results aren’t what you might expect. In states where a mass shooting happened, 15 percent more gun-related bills were introduced in state legislatures, three Harvard Business School professors found in a working paper published last month.

Arizona Capitol Times: Republicans and Democrats see presidential race as key to shaking up state Legislature

In-state experts and national state legislative organizations alike will have their eyes trained on Arizona's down-ballot races this election season. With Donald Trump at the top of the Republican ticket, the DLCC will be looking to capitalize on the presumptive nominee's toxicity and could flip control of the state Senate and while gaining ground in the House. With the "Trump effect" in play, Arizona politicos are saying "all bets are off in the down-ballot races."