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Statement from DLCC Executive Director on Abbott v. Perez

Statement from DLCC Executive Director on Abbott v. Perez

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
June 25, 2018
CONTACT:
Mara Sloan
DLCC Communications Director
mara@dlcc.org
202.449.6740
 
Statement from DLCC Executive Director on Abbott v. Perez
 
WASHINGTON -- Today Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee (DLCC) Executive Director Jessica Post issued this statement following the Supreme Court of the United States' ruling in the case of Abbott v. Perez:
 
"In a blatant attempt to build more political power in Texas, Republicans in the state legislature created unfair districts. Voting is a fundamental tenet of our democracy. Democrats must come together to thwart any efforts to silence the will of voters or render their votes meaningless through rigged maps. We will continue to work with the National Democratic Redistricting Committee and all our partners to do all we can to ensure fairer maps in Texas and across the country."
 
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 YorkNew 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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