WASHINGTON – This week, the DLCC launched our 2024 roadmap memo which outlines our priorities, fundraising, and targets for the coming year. The memo details our plans to harness our record fundraising – over $21 million so far this cycle – and carry our momentum from historic wins in 2022 and 2023 into 2024 – the year of the states.
2024 is the most important year in state legislative campaign history, and the DLCC has the plan needed to significantly shift the balance of power in states this year.
To read the full memo, click here.
Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee President Heather Williams issued the following statement:
“2024 is the year of the states, and the DLCC is proud to unveil our roadmap to ensure Democrats win back power at the state legislative level.
“There’s never been a better time to invest in and join our battle to win state legislatures and build state infrastructure across the country. The DLCC is leading this fight and we have a plan to continue to sustain our fundraising and organizational success while continuing to win races everywhere. This is our moment, this is our time. Join us today.”
To read more about the memo, see below:
The New York Times: Democrats Set Ambitious Spending Plan for State Legislative Races
“The group, the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee, plans to target Republican majorities in both chambers of the legislatures in Arizona and New Hampshire, as well as the Pennsylvania Senate. And it will seek to defend razor-thin house majorities in Michigan, Minnesota and Pennsylvania… But since the 2020 election, Democrats have won a series of statewide victories, at least in part because issues like abortion access and voting rights are governed not by a deadlocked U.S. Congress but by state legislatures… Guarding such slim majorities is a tall task, but Ms. Williams said drawing contrasts with other states was one way to drive home the stakes for the Democrats’ targeted voters. ‘Do you want to be a Florida, or do you want to be a Michigan?’ she said. ‘Those are a pretty clear contrast.’”
CNN: State Democrats break off-year fundraising record as they look to make inroads in red states in 2024
“‘We’re seeing in a post-Dobbs world, without question, we are seeing voters show up for these elections,’ Williams said, noting that Democrats picked up legislative chambers in 2022 and 2023 and overperformed in special elections last year, even in some red territory. The DLCC’s grassroots fundraising is also a bright spot, despite what the memo calls ‘downward industry trends’ – which Williams chalked up to their message about state-level politics having a direct impact on people’s lives. ‘If you care about access to abortion, it is state legislators who are the ones who can protect it,’ she said.”
NBC: Democrats announce huge fundraising haul for state legislative race efforts
“The DLCC has raised over $21 million so far this cycle, a record amount for our organization,” the group’s president, Heather Williams, said in a statement. ‘We’re all hands on deck to continue our unprecedented growth as we start the 2024 election cycle.’ The DLCC has in recent cycles dramatically increased its investments in swing states across the country, an effort that tracks with the rising profile of once-sleepy state legislative races. That spike has come largely because of increased attention around hotbed issues controlled by state governments, like abortion rights and election administration.”
The Messenger: DLCC Announces ‘Roadmap’ for 2024 Statehouse Races
“‘While much of our budget in 2024 will be spent on our battleground states, we will also invest and work to create and build out infrastructure in red states, such as our work to break GOP supermajorities in states with Democratic governors as well as take advantage of every opportunity in special elections to extend our record of winning and overperforming in races to hold critical seats and expand power in key chambers,’ the memo states. The ‘roadmap’ memo also says the group invested its first round of battleground investments last December, which included investments more than ‘six figures’ across six states.”
The Hill: Democratic group releases 2024 state legislature target list
“The DLCC memo comes as Democrats have outperformed expectations during special elections and during key state legislative races, including in Virginia and New Jersey in 2023. Democrats kept the state Senate while flipping the state House in Virginia, while New Jersey Democrats also maintained control in the state Capitol.”
BNN: DLCC Raises Record $21 Million Towards $60 Million Goal for 2024 Elections
“DLCC’s achievement is underpinned by four successive quarters of growth. These quarters have seen an unprecedented influx of grassroots funding, attesting to the strength and reach of the organization’s fundraising efforts. Combined with a clear and strategic ‘2024 roadmap,’ the DLCC’s funding growth demonstrates the organization’s readiness to compete effectively in the 2024 legislative races.”
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.