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  • DLCC, Advantage 2020 Applaud Supreme Court's Redistricting Ruling

    By Carolyn Fiddler on Monday, June 29, 2015

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

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

    DLCC, Advantage 2020 Applaud Supreme Court's Redistricting Ruling

    Court Upholds Non-Partisan Commissions as Alternative to GOP Gerrymandering

    WASHINGTON, D.C. –– Today, Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee Executive Director Michael Sargeant and Advantage 2020 Director Mark Schauer applauded the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Arizona State Legislature v. Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission. The majority opinion in that case reaffirms the right of states like Arizona and California to conduct congressional redistricting through a nonpartisan commission process, as well as the right of voters in such states to regulate the redistricting process through ballot initiative.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • The Friday Five - June 19th, 2015

    By Nathan Thomas on Friday, June 19, 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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  • Advantage 2020's Mark Schauer discusses redistricting on WKAR's Current State

    By Nathan Thomas on Tuesday, June 16, 2015

    From WKAR's Mark Bashore:

    36 state legislatures draw congressional district lines comprising 336 total congressional districts. That's more than three-quarters of the makeup of the House of Representatives.

    Former Michigan Congressman Mark Schauer is leading a multi-year, national effort by Democrats to address that imbalance between now and the next census. He's director of the Superpac Advantage 2020, based in Washington DC. Schauer was his party’s candidate for Governor just seven months ago and served a term in the U.S. Congress in 2009 and 2010.

    Current State talks with Mark Schauer about Advantage 2020.

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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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  • 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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  • Could a poorly-timed press release flip the New York Senate?

    By Nathan Thomas on Wednesday, May 13, 2015

    It took former New York Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos an entire week to realize what every other New Yorker must have known the moment he was indicted on corruption charges on May 4th:  Skelos' leadership of the New York Senate was over.

    But in those seven days, Skelos put up a major fight to keep his job and convinced fifteen Republican colleagues to sign a late-night media release insisting in the strongest possible terms that Skelos "should remain" in charge of the state Senate. Thanks to the team at Daily Kos Elections, it's possible to list those fifteen corruption-loving Republicans in approximate order of how blue their districts were in the last presidential election:

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