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DLCC Has Best Fundraising Month in 26-year History

DLCC Has Best Fundraising Month in 26-year History

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
September 6, 2018
CONTACT:
Mara Sloan
DLCC Communications Director
mara@dlcc.org
202.449.6740
 
DLCC Has Best Fundraising Month in 26-year History
The organization raised $3.1 million in August
 
WASHINGTON -- With less than 70 days until the November midterm elections, Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee (DLCC) Executive Director Jessica Post announced the committee has broken another record with the help of its grassroots supporters: the committee had its best month of fundraising ever in its 26-year history.
 
The DLCC raised more than $3.1 million in August to help elect more state Democrats and flip chambers this fall, thanks to grassroots support and more than 14,000 online donations. The average donation was $28.35. This news comes on the heels of announcing Democratic supporters have already knocked on more than 3 million doors this year.
 
“We’re on a roll at the DLCC this cycle, and we’re grateful for the hard work of state Democrats and the dedication of the grassroots community as we continue to lead the blue wave of resistance and mobilize thousands of incredible supporters across the country,” Jessica Post said. “And we know that we need even more record fundraising over the next 61 days in order for the growing blue wave to crest over the country and change the makeup of our state legislatures, so we can enact the change voters want to see from their leaders and for America's future."
 
With the highest number of Democratic candidates running since 1982, Democrats nationwide have an opportunity to reach more voters than ever before. Already this cycle, the DLCC has helped state Democrats set aggressive field goals and shatter previous volunteer records, and it’s led to state Democrats flipping 44 seats, including key special elections wins in what were once red districts in states like Missouri, Kentucky, Wisconsin, New Hampshire, Florida and beyond. The DLCC plans to spend $35 million on winning legislative majorities in statehouses across the country in the 2018 election cycle.
 
The Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee is the only organization exclusively committed to electing Democrats to state legislatures all over the country and winning Democratic control of chambers. For over two decades, the DLCC has been working with state legislative leaders to invest strategically in state programs, which has led to Democrats flipping 44 seats since Trump's inauguration. The DLCC is building on Democrats’ winning momentum and continues to lay the groundwork for substantial gains in 2018 in statehouses nationwide. State Democrats recently scored critical victories in Missouri, PennsylvaniaNew York, New HampshireKentuckyFlorida, Minnesota, and elsewhere, while also leading the resistance against the Trump administration’s extremist policies. You can learn more about critical upcoming elections and follow DLCC’s Spotlight Races at races.dlcc.org.
 
For more information or to schedule an interview with the DLCC, please contact Mara Sloan at mara@dlcc.org.
 
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