NDRC Announces 2024 Electoral Priorities

April 10, 2024

Washington, D.C. – Today, the National Democratic Redistricting Committee (NDRC) announced it will support a series of state-level 2024 elections that are critical to safeguarding and strengthening democracy. This list of priorities is part of an aggressive campaign to support candidates and ballot initiatives that are key to stopping anti-democratic agendas in the states, including gerrymandering, and driving toward a more representative democracy. 

Building on its electoral success leading up to the 2021 redistricting cycle as well as 2023 and 2024 elections in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, and Virginia, the NDRC will focus its resources across at least 11 states. This will be in support of three critical components in key states: 1) elect Democratic candidates for governor and state legislatures; 2) combat partisan efforts to reduce the independence of state supreme courts and support fair-minded state supreme court justices; and 3) enact redistricting reform ballot measures.

“From maintaining or putting in place egregiously gerrymandered maps to ballot measures that infringe on the right to vote and, more generally, rolling back fundamental, and once assumed, rights, today’s Republican Party has embraced MAGA extremism. Its political fate is dependent upon voter suppression to maintain power, including through partisan and racial gerrymandering,” said Eric H. Holder, Jr., the 82nd Attorney General of the United States and Chairman of the National Democratic Redistricting Committee (NDRC). “The results of the elections in the coming months will have far-reaching consequences for years to come and determine whether more states trend toward the will of the people, freedom and fairness, or fall victim to gerrymandering and partisan autocracy. There is no cavalry coming. It’s up to all of us—the voters—to raise our voices and to reject this anti-democracy agenda at the ballot box. That’s why NDRC will be dedicating a significant amount of its time and resources to ensure voters know what is at stake in these races, who the candidates truly are, and to help get out the vote.”

The NDRC will—at a minimum—focus its resources in the following state elections to protect and strengthen democracy: 

  1. Arizona: State House, State Senate
  2. Georgia: State House
  3. Michigan: State House, State Supreme Court
  4. Minnesota: State House
  5. Montana: State Supreme Court
  6. New Hampshire: Governor, State House, State Senate
  7. North Carolina: State Supreme Court
  8. Ohio: Redistricting Reform Ballot Initiative, State Supreme Court
  9. Pennsylvania: State House, State Senate
  10. Texas: State Supreme Court
  11. Wisconsin: State Assembly, State Senate