Down Ballot Defenders

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Become a recurring monthly donor today.

Join the DLCC’s Down Ballot Defenders program, a coalition of monthly donors who are dedicated to expanding and defending Democratic majorities and loosening the GOP’s grip on our statehouses. This is the best way for Democratic supporters to have a sustained, monthly commitment to our cause. Membership comes with premium perks and exclusive content available only to Down Ballot Defenders.

This first-of-its-kind donor program will provide consistent and predictable support, allowing the DLCC to prepare for the unknown and strategize months in advance of the election. As more and more people recognize the true power of this level of the ballot, the Down Ballot Defenders program will help connect members with a path to take action and make a difference.

This ballot level has been historically underfunded, but the dedicated monthly support that this program offers helps to fill that gap and connects with people all over the country who are committed to building Democratic majorities in the states – the level of the ballot that has the most impact on people’s day-to-day lives.

Already, our Down Ballot Defenders have helped the DLCC bring in more money than ever before – over $2.3 million in the first three months of 2024 just from grassroots donors alone. This is a game changer for state legislative races and the power of small-dollar activism – and you can still get involved on the ground level.