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STATE STRATEGY

Did you know that states can change the outcomes of presidential & congressional races? That’s because state governments write the rules of national elections. Lately, Republicans have used that power to rig our voting maps (a practice called gerrymandering) & suppress Dems’ votes. It’s time to flip that script!


REPUBLICANS USED STATES TO GAME THE SYSTEM

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2010

The GOP pours money into state elections—and wins. In the midterms, over 700 state seats flip from blue to red, and 11 states flip to Republican control.

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2011

With control of the states, Republicans were able to gerrymander congressional maps and suppress Democrats’ votes. This let them scoop up more wins at the state and national levels.

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2016

The GOP’s state strategy pays off. Republican-championed voter suppression makes it easier for Trump to win, and gerrymandering gives Republicans 16+ extra seats in Congress.

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2018

Dems flipped control of Congress, 7 Governors' mansions, and 7 state legislative chambers—and we successfully fought against the worst instances of voter suppression & gerrymandering.


BUT WE HAVE A PLAN TO FIGHT BACK

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Dems have 2 years to change the game

The next redistricting process starts in 2021 and will be led by the party in control of our states. This gives us two years to flip key states blue. We’re analyzing electoral data to find the highest-impact state races; then we find inspiring Democratic candidates to support in them.

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How we'll make an impact

We focus on flipping—or shifting the balance in—chambers in states with a history of unfair elections and a demonstrated effect on national politics. In 2019, we’re targeting the Virginia State Legislature.


HERE’S WHAT WE’RE MARCHING TOWARDS TOGETHER

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2019

We’ll build upon the momentum of 2017 and 2018 by working to flip Virginia blue.

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2020

This is our best chance to reshape our democracy—by voting out Trump and by flipping states to ensure Democratic majorities.

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2021

States redraw their voting maps after the census. With Dems in control of more states, we can draw fair congressional maps—and undo the GOP’s unearned 16+ seat advantage in Congress.

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2022

More Dems running our states means fair elections. We’ll be able to elect leaders who speak for our actual interests—and we’ll finally see good policies turned into law!



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