RELEASE: Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee on the Start of the Legislative Session in North Carolina

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WASHINGTON — Today, North Carolina lawmakers will convene for the 2024 legislative session, during which Democrats will lead the fight to defend and fund our public schools, protect reproductive freedoms, and fight for voting rights. The Democratic minority will continue to work on the frontlines to combat the extremism of GOP supermajorities, who have wielded their supermajority power to override Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper’s veto and attack fundamental freedoms including pushing through an unpopular abortion ban, voter suppression measures, and laws attacking the LGBTQ+ community.

A reminder: Democrats are just a single seat away in each chamber from breaking the dangerous Republican supermajorities. 

Breaking the Republican supermajority and defending a Democratic Governor’s veto in North Carolina is a priority for the DLCC in 2024. Last month, the DLCC unveiled our 14 Spotlight candidates which represent our strongest opportunities to chip away at Republican power. The DLCC has already made battleground investments in North Carolina to achieve this goal. To restore balance in the state and ensure every North Carolinian has their voice heard, the DLCC is gearing up to flip as many seats as possible and end the gerrymandered supermajority once and for all.

Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee National Press Secretary Sam Paisley issued the following statement:

“This legislative session, Democrats in the minority will once again lead the important work combatting North Carolina Republican extremism. From protecting public schools to fighting back against even more attacks on fundamental freedoms, Democrats are laser-focused on fighting for North Carolina communities this session. The work achieved in this session will lay the groundwork for the stakes of November’s elections. Democrats are razor close to breaking Republicans’ toxic supermajorities – the DLCC is committed to gaining at least one seat in either chamber to end the GOP’s dangerous, unchecked power and protect our next Democratic governor’s veto. North Carolina is an example of how just one legislative seat can change the balance of power for millions.”

The Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee (DLCC) is the official Democratic Party committee dedicated to winning America’s state legislatures and building state infrastructure. Over the last decade, we 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 have the closest connections to Americans’ day-to-day lives. From protecting fundamental freedoms and voting rights to growing the middle class, the DLCC and state legislators are moving the Democratic agenda forward and shaping the future of this country.