DWC has a long-term goal: to win key elections so that our government better represents our real political values. We need to help the Battleground States so we can stop seeing red. Here's why:
Republicans now control both chambers in 32 states, and Democrats hold 1,000 fewer state seats than in 2008. If Republicans gain control of 33 state legislatures, they can call a constitutional convention to amend the US Constitution. In addition, laws controlling access electoral redistricting happen at the state level and have national impact – not to mention laws that that affect our reproductive rights, access to health care, maternity leave, sexual harassment and more.
Each month, we will choose and profile a candidate from a battleground state who needs our financial or action-based support. We will also plan events and fundraisers for these candidates and for Battleground States in general.