DLCC Launches New Podcast About Importance of State Races

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October 2, 2018
Mara Sloan
DLCC Communications Director
[email protected]
DLCC Launches New Podcast About Importance of State Races
The committee’s new podcast, Stated, premiers today
WASHINGTON — Today the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee (DLCC) launched its new podcast, Stated, which provides an in-depth look at the importance and impact of state legislative races on our democracy in a six-part series.
The podcast, hosted by DLCC Executive Director Jessica Post, will air a new episode every week from now until Election Day. Post sits down with guests ranging from EMILY’s List President Stephanie Schriock to New York Assemblyman Michael Blake and U.S. Senator and former Hawaii state legislator Brian Schatz, and others.
Stated kicks off with a conversation between Post and Schriock, with the two women leaders discussing the historic surge in women running for office in the Trump era, Democrats’ efforts to reclaim legislative chambers this fall, and how EMILY’s List and the DLCC are working together to elect more women to statehouses nationwide.
“If there’s something we can learn from 2018, it’s the fact that Democrats from all walks of life are coming together to fight for our democracy,” said Post. “With so many inspiring candidates running for state legislatures across the country, it’s important that we champion their stories and work together to send these dedicated Americans to their state capitols this November. State legislatures are the laboratories of our democracy, determining our voting laws, expanding access to health care, passing gun safety legislation, protecting equal rights, and so much more. And with redistricting just around the corner, the stakes are way too high for Democrats to let our foot off the gas now. It is our hope that with Stated, we can get the message out to listeners across the country about why it’s so important to vote this fall so we can change the face of power in the states.”
The Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee is the only organization exclusively committed to electing Democrats to state legislatures all over the country and winning Democratic control of chambers. For over two decades, the DLCC has been working with state legislative leaders to invest strategically in state programs, which has led to Democrats flipping 44 seats since Trump was elected. The DLCC is building on Democrats’ winning momentum and continues to lay the groundwork for substantial gains in 2018 in statehouses nationwide. State Democrats are leading the resistance against the Trump administration’s extremist policies. You can learn more about critical upcoming elections and follow DLCC’s Spotlight Races at races.dlcc.org.
For more information on Statedor to schedule an interview with the DLCC, please contact Mara Sloan at [email protected].
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