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Time Magazine Cover Features DLCC Spotlight Candidates

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January 18, 2018
Mara Sloan
DLCC Communications Director
[email protected]
Time Magazine Cover Features DLCC Spotlight Candidates
The piece highlights women who have stepped up to run for office since Donald Trump was elected
WASHINGTON — The cover for Time Magazine’s next issue was released today and it highlights the many Democratic women who have stepped up to run for office since Donald Trump was elected President, including a number of candidates featured on the DLCC’s Spotlight Races platform. The cover story also highlights DLCC Spotlight candidate and Senator-elect Patty Schachtner who carried Democrats to victory in a Wisconsin special election just this week.
Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee Executive Director Jessica Post commented on the DLCC’s commitment to supporting strong women candidates for state legislatures nationwide:
“We’re definitely seeing more and more women stepping up to the plate to run for key state legislative seats across the country because they’ve been inspired to protect our nation’s values at the local level. The DLCC works with more than a dozen progressive allies like EMILY’s List, Emerge, and Run For Something, to help connect candidates with the resources and training they need to win.
“Since President Trump’s inauguration, the DLCC has flipped 34 contested state legislative seats from red to blue, and 22 of those were flipped by Democratic women. DLCC Spotlight candidates like Sen.-elect Patty Schachtner, Sen. Manka Dhingra, Rep. Jennifer Carroll Foy, Rep. Elizabeth Guzman, Rep. Annette Taddeo, Rep. Danica Roem, Rep. Kathy Tran, Sen. Allison Ikley-Freeman, Rep. Deborah Gonzalez, and so many others shattered glass ceilings and built on the incredible momentum that the DLCC is proud to bring into 2018 as we head toward the November midterms.”
The DLCC’s Spotlight Races page, which lifts up some of the most engaging candidates and critical legislative races from across the country, currently features 31 candidates – 20 of whom are women. The site is regularly updated and more Democratic women will be added to the page as the cycle progresses
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 34 contested seats since Trump’s inauguration. The DLCC is building on Democrats’ winning momentum and continues to lay the groundwork for substantial gains in 2018 in statehouses nationwide. State Democrats recently scored critical victories in Washington, Virginia, Oklahoma, Iowa, Pennsylvania, Florida, New York, New Hampshire, Georgia, and elsewhere. You can learn more about critical upcoming elections and follow DLCC’s Spotlight Races at
For more information or to schedule an interview with the DLCC, please contact Mara Sloan at [email protected].
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