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Fri Feb 14, 2020, 11:08 AM

NDRC Invests Six Figures in Texas, North Carolina, and Ohio for State Legislative Races

Source: National Democratic Redistricting Committee

Washington, D.C. – The National Democratic Redistricting Committee is announcing an early round of investments by its political action committee, the National Democratic Redistricting PAC, in state and local efforts before critical elections happening this fall. The investment, which totals $133,000 across Texas, North Carolina, and Ohio, all political priorities for redistricting. With early primaries in March, this investment will help Democratic efforts in all three states build infrastructure and hire staff for top-tier races for the state legislatures.

“The state legislative races in 2020 are our last chance to ensure a fair redistricting process in 2021,” said Eric H. Holder, Jr., the 82nd Attorney General of the United States and Chairman of the NDRC. “The National Democratic Redistricting Committee will continue focusing on the important state and local fights that will shape the next decade of politics in America. Our goal in these states is to ensure fairness by breaking up one party control of the process and ensure that Republicans are not able to once again manipulate the maps. It’s time to end this era of gerrymandering in America and give power back to the people, where it belongs.”

Texas House Democratic Campaign Caucus Chair Celia Israel said: “The Texas HDCC is proud to partner with NDRC to fight for fair maps that reflect the tremendous growth we’ve been experiencing. We are making history in Texas this year and I’m so proud to have the support of NDRC in this most important election year.”

North Carolina House Democratic Leader Darren Jackson said: “The North Carolina House is at the front lines of the 2020 battle for fair redistricting maps. The only way to block future gerrymandering is to elect a House Democratic majority committed to non-partisan redistricting reform. The National Redistricting Committee’s initial investment recognizes the importance of electing Democrats in the North Carolina House.”

Ohio House Democratic Leader Emilia Sykes said: “We greatly appreciate the National Democratic Redistricting Committee and former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder’s belief that an early investment in Ohio is wise and prudent because we are going to be competitive from the top to the bottom of the ticket this November. We hope other groups who are hesitant to invest in us will take a cue from AG Holder because it’s a mistake to underestimate us. We have an opportunity this year to make our Democracy stronger. We can have fair districts, fair elections and a process in which voters pick their public servants instead of partisan politicians choosing their voters through undemocratic gerrymandering,”

Texas
The National Democratic Redistricting PAC is investing $50,000 in the Texas House Democratic Campaign Committee ahead of crucial elections this fall that will determine control of the House chamber. Democrats are 9 seats from flipping the House, which would prevent Republicans from having total control of the redistricting process in 2021.

North Carolina
The National Democratic Redistricting PAC is investing $50,000 in North Carolina, with $25,000 to the North Carolina Democratic Party Senate Caucus and $25,000 to the North Carolina Democratic Party House Caucus. In North Carolina, the governor does not sign or veto the maps, which means the process is completely controlled by the two chambers of the General Assembly.

The elections this fall will be the first on newly-drawn maps following a lawsuit in state court that found the old maps were partisan gerrymanders that violated the state constitution.

Ohio
The National Democratic Redistricting PAC is investing $33,000 in Ohio, with $19.938.53 to the Ohio House Democratic Caucus and $13,292.35 to the House Minority Leader’s campaign committee. Given the redistricting reform that passed Ohio in 2018 that requires 60 percent support in each chamber of the legislature, including support from at least half of the members of each major political party, an increase in Democratic Party representation in the legislature will help ensure more bipartisan map-drawing process.

The NDRC is the first-ever strategic hub for a comprehensive redistricting strategy that includes winning targeted elections, reforming the system, advancing legal action and building the infrastructure needed to achieve a fair redistricting process. Our goal is to restore fairness to our democracy and ensure every American has an equal say in our government.


Read more: https://democraticredistricting.com/ndrc-invests-six-figures-in-texas-north-carolina-and-ohio-for-state-legislative-races/

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Reply NDRC Invests Six Figures in Texas, North Carolina, and Ohio for State Legislative Races (Original post)
brooklynite Friday OP
beachbumbob Friday #1
CousinIT Friday #8
lagomorph777 Friday #2
lunasun Friday #3
PatrickforO Friday #4
mountain grammy Friday #5
CRK7376 Friday #6
OneCrazyDiamond Friday #7
wendyb-NC Saturday #9

Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 11:16 AM

1. going to need more than just peanuts if an impact is desired

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Response to beachbumbob (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 12:37 PM

8. They rely on donations...

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 11:19 AM

2. If only we had some billionaires on our side who could invest 7 or 8 figures...

Mike? Tom?

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 11:21 AM

3. Rec +Thanks great news I have donated to them

It may be peanuts because I’m not a billionaire but I think this is a group that is organized and making progress . Some courts have overturned maps already

https://democraticredistricting.com/about/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI45-RmLnR5wIVEfDACh0AzgZKEAAYASABEgJjKvD_BwE

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 11:41 AM

4. That sure isn't much.

Sadly, I get an average of one text, about 30 emails and four or five unsolicited political calls on my land line a day from various Democratic organizations asking me for money.

Sometimes I can give a bit, but more often my money is already spoken for.

This is why we need a massively revised tax system that makes billionaires into millionaires, and reverses the stupid supply-side tax cuts from Reagan on; we need to overturn Citizens United, and we need to end the revolving door for politicians and generals to go enter DoD companies in cushy jobs.

Honestly, the greed and capitalist-corporate corruption are so strong in this country that the issue is in doubt whether we will be able to bring back our republic or not.

Even when we paint the country blue in November (if we don't fall prey to the ratfucking that is SURE to happen), there will still be much work to do, and some of that work will cost those elected their offices in 2022 and 2024 if they choose to do the right thing for the people.

We'll see.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 11:45 AM

5. Important work by Eric Holder..

A very worthy cause.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 11:53 AM

6. A BIG THANK YOU

from those of us fighting for the Democratic Party here in NC!

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 12:11 PM

7. Very nice.

I have been thinking about the folks, who have moved from Ca to Tx. I am hoping the help shift the ideology in Tx. Coupling this news fits very well with my hope. Tx has a lot of EC votes.

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Sat Feb 15, 2020, 09:10 AM

9. Excellent.

The NC legislature needs a good clean out. We can keep our Democratic reps., for the most part. It's the Republican side that needs to be toned down. It's very much like the U.S. Senate. The House of Representatives, could stand to gain some more Democratic reps. T Republicans in the house are to prone to loud, rude, mindless, uncivil clamor, even breaching security guide lines, to attempt to give credence to their false trump worshiping narratives.

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