Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee

As Democrats Plot Path Forward, DLCC Renews Call for a DNC Chair Deeply Committed to Winning Statehouse Elections

Today Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee Executive Director Jessica Post released the following statement in advance of her attendance at tonight’s Huffington Post-hosted Democratic National Committee chair candidate debate.

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

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 Denounces Desperate GOP Sore Loser Power-Grab in North Carolina

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)

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."

State of the States (Week of December 1st, 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."