WASHINGTON — On night two of the Democratic National Convention, rising stars took to the stage in a segment highlighting the next generation of Democratic leaders making the case for the Biden/Harris ticket this November. In recognition of this moment, Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee President Jessica Post released the following statement:
“In our statehouses, we have an amazing slate of dedicated leaders who are fighting for their communities and working to make this country a better place. So much of the crucial work of governing takes place at the state level, and we cannot lose sight of the pressing need to make sure we have strong Democratic majorities at all levels of the ballot.
“President Barack Obama, Stacey Abrams, Sara Gideon, Governor Gretchen Whitmer, Senator Tammy Baldwin — they all got their start in state legislatures. From redistricting to voting rights to health care, the implications of state legislative elections are enormous, and I have been so humbled by the leadership our Democratic leaders have shown as they’ve stepped up and tackled the coronavirus pandemic and pushed for policing reforms. If I ever start to feel disillusioned by this administration, I just think of all the progress we’ve won in statehouses across the country.
“The stakes in this November’s are simply enormous, and that especially applies to state legislative races. The legislators we elect in less than three months will draw the maps that will affect the balance of power for the next decade or even longer. If Democrats flip just 48 seats, we can flip ten more chambers from red to blue this year. Because of our strong candidates and incredible leaders, I know that we will win this fall.”
The Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee is the official Democratic organization dedicated to winning state legislative seats. Earlier this year, the DLCC unveiled its unprecedented $50 million campaign to “Flip Everything” this November. Since Trump’s election, the DLCC and state partners have flipped over 450 seats and 10 chambers from red to blue.