Over the past decade, the DLCC and our allies have fought cycle-over-cycle to gain a dozen new legislative chamber majorities and we are leading the effort to bring national attention and investment to our ballot level.
State legislatures are the building blocks of our democracy and pass the policies that most affect Americans’ day-to-day lives, from abortion access to voting rights to public education funding.
The DLCC is the only organization responsible for the full, national landscape of state legislatures, crafting the long-term strategy to elect Democrats across the country. We are a permanent, year-round presence, overseeing work in all 50 states – fighting hardest in our battleground chambers while also laying the groundwork to build future Democratic infrastructure and majorities in red states. Our direct connections to legislative leaders as well as their caucuses and campaigns provide us with the full picture of opportunities and allow us to maximize our impact, making us the most strategic hub for investments to build Democratic power in the states.
We’re powered by more than 250,000 supporters from all 50 states. Over 99% of our contributions come from grassroots donors (giving an average of $39.40), who fuel thousands of local Democratic candidates across the country.
Building up Democratic majorities in the states is more important than ever. With right-wing extremists working to outlaw reproductive freedom and sabotage access to the ballot, it has never been more clear that our democracy is on the line – and the fight for our future is happening in the states. We’re counting on our supporters to get educated, get involved, and take action in their communities.
We’re fighting to kick right-wing extremists out of power and elect local Democrats who are committed to advancing policies that improve the lives of the people they serve.
By winning majorities and building Democratic power in the states, we are moving the party’s agenda of progress forward and shaping the future of this country.
Our democracy can no longer afford for state legislative politics to take a backseat in America’s political consciousness. We have a bold, evidence-based plan to win majorities and build a path to 50 chambers by 2030, with clear power-building objectives for every cycle.
We don’t take any of our majorities for granted and will continue working to defend them while simultaneously mounting aggressive challenges in vulnerable Republican-controlled chambers.
We are leading the effort to bring national attention and investment to this ballot level. Help us build the power to protect our communities from extremist MAGA assaults by making a donation or signing up to take action today.
Leading the national movement to elect state Democrats and win legislative majorities.
The DLCC is governed by a board of distinguished Democratic state legislative leaders who represent the interests of our statehouse candidates nationally. Our chair, New York Senate President Pro Tempore and Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins, works with the board to oversee our efforts and ensure that state legislative leaders and partner organizations are engaged with DLCC’s work in chambers across the country.
Senate President Pro Tempore and Majority Leader, New York
Senate Democratic Leader, New Hampshire
Senate President, Hawaii
House Majority Leader, Washington
Senate Democratic Leader, North Carolina
Senate Deputy Majority Leader, Washington
Assembly Majority Leader, New Jersey
Speaker of the House, Minnesota
Speaker of the House, Maryland
Speaker of the House, New Mexico
House Democratic Leader, Oklahoma
Assembly Speaker Emeritus, California
Speaker of the House, Michigan
Speaker of the Assembly, Nevada
House Democratic Leader, Iowa
House Democratic Leader, North Carolina
The DLCC’s Federal Advisory Council (FAC) convenes federal Democratic lawmakers to focus on building power locally in state legislatures.
The FAC aids the DLCC in:
Congresswoman, New York