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How DNC, DLCC Are Mobilizing for State Wins

The following article, by Jess O’Connell, CEO of the Democratic National Committee and Jessica Post, Executive Director of the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee, is cross-posted from Time Magazine:

Over the last few months, we’ve seen Democrats united against the attacks on our values. We stopped Republicans’ attempts to take away health care from millions; we’ve pushed back against this administration’s hatred and bigotry; and we’ve kept President Trump from advancing much of his disastrous agenda. But what you may not have noticed is that Democrats have also been notching victories at the ballot box.
There’s no sugarcoating where we found ourselves after November. We didn’t just lose the presidential election; we had been losing elections up and down the ballot for nearly a decade. That’s why we’re changing things. And we’re doing it the right way – from the ground up.

The Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee (DLCC), state legislative leaders and state parties are leading the fight to take back control of state legislatures across the country. With the help of the DLCC, state parties and our progressive partners, state Democrats have won more than 50 percent of state legislative special elections since Trump’s inauguration and have flipped six competitive seats from red to blue – all in districts that went for Trump in 2016.

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2 comments on “How DNC, DLCC Are Mobilizing for State Wins

  1. Raymond Smith on

    It sure took the party long enough to recognize the need to adapt or accept political death. Their slow thinking process on this matter has brought the party down hard on it knees.
    Time to support new candidates in every state for every position and recruit all we can from every level.

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  2. Jack Olson on

    This is exactly what the Democratic Party needs. Even under so charismatic a standard bearer as Barack Obama, the party lost down-ballot races because of weakness at the grassroots. That is where the party’s recovery must begin. The DNC should give the DLCC’s project ample resources and support.

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