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  • The Friday Five - July 31st, 2015

    By Nathan Thomas on Friday, July 31, 2015

    Each day, the DLCC’s experts comb through statehouse political news across the country to stay on top of the latest developments. Here are five stories that may have flown under your radar this week.

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  • Hero Paul LePage says his blackmail, abuse of power are “just like” stopping domestic violence

    By Carolyn Fiddler on Thursday, July 30, 2015

    It’s tempting to say that Maine Gov. Paul LePage has gone off the deep end, but his deep end is Mariana Trench-level deep, so who knows where “off” is?

    Still, though, this is amazing.

    The Portland Press Herald reports on the civil lawsuit Democratic House Speaker Mark Eves filed today against Gov. LePage. In it, Speaker Eves alleges that LePage used the power of his office and taxpayer dollars to prevent his hiring at a private school (Good Will-Hinckley). (More background here and here.)

    According to both the governor and the school, that’s pretty much what happened. Gov. LePage just doesn’t seem to think he’s done anything wrong.

    Gov. LePage’s response to the lawsuit was typically understated.

    During an interview on WGAN radio Thursday morning, LePage said he believed Eves was a plant, from the unions, to destroy charter schools … I believe that’s what his motive is.”

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  • The Friday Five - July 24th, 2015

    By Nathan Thomas on Friday, July 24, 2015

    Each day, the DLCC’s experts comb through statehouse political news across the country to stay on top of the latest developments. Here are five stories that may have flown under your radar this week.

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  • Celebrating Pride Month: Honoring 19 LGBT Legislative Leaders

    By Alexandra Weinroth on Friday, June 26, 2015

    June is recognized nationally as LGBT Pride Month, and to celebrate, the DLCC is sharing the stories of Democratic LGBT citizens who've been elected to represent their communities in state legislatures across the country.

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  • Hate-group president gave to Texas state legislators, too

    By Nathan Thomas on Monday, June 22, 2015

    Today, The Guardian reported that Earl Holt, President of the white-supremacist Council of Conservative Citizens (the group cited by Charleston shooting suspect Dylann Roof in his manifesto), had given tens of thousands of dollars to Republican congressional and presidential campaigns. Now those candidates have begun rushing to return the gifts, fearful that a financial association with hate groups like the CCC could prove as embarrassing to the Republican Party as House Minority Whip Steve Scalise' past collaboration with David Duke and his ilk.

    But federal Republicans are not the only ones who've benefited from Earl Holt's largesse in recent years. In the 2014 election cycle alone, three Republican Texas legislators, one Republican state Supreme Court Justice, and Texas Governor Greg Abbott have all accepted contributions from Earl Holt of Longview, Texas - likely the same Earl Holt cited by The Guardian, the Associated Press, and others as the President of the CCC. The recipients of Holt’s gifts include:

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  • DLCC Applauds Supreme Court’s Ruling Upholding Marriage Equality

    By Carolyn Fiddler on Friday, June 26, 2015

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    CONTACT:  Carolyn Fiddler, National Communications Director
                    fiddler@dlcc.org 

    DLCC Applauds Supreme Court’s Ruling Upholding Marriage Equality
    Democratic State Lawmakers Paved the Way for Landmark Ruling

    WASHINGTON, D.C. –– Today Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee Executive Director Michael Sargeant applauded the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges. The majority opinion strikes down state laws that restrict marriage to opposite-sex couples.

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  • DLCC Applauds Supreme Court’s Ruling on Obamacare

    By Carolyn Fiddler on Thursday, June 25, 2015

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    CONTACT:  Carolyn Fiddler, National Communications Director
                    fiddler@dlcc.org 

    DLCC Applauds Supreme Court’s Ruling on Obamacare
    King v. Burwell Guarantees Millions of Americans Continued Access to Healthcare

    WASHINGTON, D.C. –– Today Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee Executive Director Michael Sargeant lauded the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision that ensures millions of Americans will continue to have access to the subsidies that have helped make Obamacare a success.

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  • Clementa Pinckney: A Legacy of Equality, Peace, and Compassion

    By Carolyn Fiddler on Friday, June 19, 2015

    In the wake of the horrific events in Charleston on Wednesday night, the thoughts and prayers of all of us here at the DLCC go out to the loved ones of Reverend and Sen. Clementa Pinckney and the other victims of this tragedy. 

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  • DLCC Board Member Larry Hall (NC) Featured on The Rachel Maddow Show

    By Nathan Thomas on Friday, June 12, 2015

    Last night, North Carolina House Democratic Leader Larry Hall, a member of the DLCC Board of Directors, joined Rachel Maddow to discuss the appalling passage of bills to restrict gay couples' adoption rights in Michigan and subject North Carolina couples to local officials' religious tests in order to get married:

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  • Ballot Battles: From the Statehouse to the White House

    By Carolyn Fiddler on Thursday, June 4, 2015

    Today Hillary Clinton is calling for 20 days of early voting in every state as part of a larger effort to draw attention to – and fight – discriminatory voting laws all across the country.

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  • Op-Ed by DLCC's Michael Sargeant, Advantage 2020's Mark Schauer published by The Hill

    By Michael Sargeant on Friday, July 10, 2015

    Reality of redistricting in a post-Arizona world

    By Michael Sargeant and Mark Schauer
    June 9th, 2015

    On June 29, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the will of the voters with its ruling in Arizona State Legislature v. Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission. The Court’s ruling was not a resounding victory in the battle against GOP gerrymandering; rather, it simply confirms the rights of voters in states like Arizona and California to create nonpartisan commissions to conduct congressional redistricting. In most other states, redistricting authority remains in the hands of state legislatures, where Republican lawmakers have employed aggressive gerrymandering to distort Congress and further their partisan agenda.

    The Arizona ruling is a positive development for those who value meaningful democratic representation in Congress. But Democrats and our allies must not allow this decision to divert us from the most effective strategy to fight GOP gerrymandering: electing more Democratic lawmakers to draw the maps. While the establishment of redistricting commissions by voters will remain an available remedy in a few of the most egregiously gerrymandered states, the work of the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee (DLCC) and Advantage 2020 to elect more Democratic state legislators remains the most crucial weapon in the fight for fairer districts.

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  • DLCC Congratulates Democratic Victors in Virginia Primaries

    By Carolyn Fiddler on Tuesday, June 9, 2015

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

    CONTACT:  Carolyn Fiddler, National Communications Director
                    fiddler@dlcc.org

    DLCC Congratulates Democratic Victors in Virginia Primaries

    WASHINGTON, D.C. –– Today Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee Executive Director Michael Sargeant saluted the winners of Virginia’s Democratic primaries.

    “The victors in today’s primaries position Virginia Democrats to win the majority in the state Senate and make strong gains in the House of Delegates this fall,” said Sargeant. “We are thrilled with the performance of our candidates in our targeted races, and we look forward to Election Day triumphs by candidates like Dan Gecker and Jeremy McPike in Senate Districts 10 and 29.

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  • The Friday Five - May 29th, 2015

    By Nathan Thomas on Friday, May 29, 2015

    Each day, the DLCC’s experts comb through statehouse political news across the country to stay on top of the latest developments. Here are five stories that may have flown under your radar this week.

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  • The Friday Five - May 22nd, 2015

    By Nathan Thomas on Friday, May 22, 2015

    Each day, the DLCC’s experts comb through statehouse political news across the country to stay on top of the latest developments. Here are five stories that may have flown under your radar this week.

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  • The Friday Five - May 15th, 2015

    By Nathan Thomas on Friday, May 15, 2015

    Each day, the DLCC’s experts comb through statehouse political news across the country to stay on top of the latest developments. Here are five stories that may have flown under your radar this week.

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