NDRC, Future Now Fund, & Texas HDCC Announce $1.1 Million Ad Buy to Support Texas State Legislative Races

NDRC, Future Now Fund, & Texas HDCC Announce $1.1 Million Ad Buy to Support Texas State Legislative Races

Washington, D.C. — Today, the National Democratic Redistricting Committee, Future Now Fund, Texas House Democratic Campaign Committee, The People PAC, and The Creative Resistance announced a new $1.1 million digital advertising campaign in support of 11 candidates running for office in the Texas House of Representatives.

In order to flip the Texas House of Representatives, Democrats need to flip nine seats.

“Texas has been one of the NDRC’s top political targets since we began our work three years ago — and for good reason,” said Kelly Burton, President of the National Democratic Redistricting Committee. “As one of the biggest and most gerrymandered states in the nation, manipulated maps in Texas both disenfranchise Texas voters and skew overall representation in Congress. We have a real chance to flip the Texas state House this November and prevent Republicans from once again drawing unfair, manipulated maps in Texas for the next decade.”

“Nothing is more important than this election in state legislatures across the country, and our endorsed candidates are deeply inspiring,” said Daniel Squadron, co-founder and executive director of Future Now Fund. “We are proud to work with this great group of partners — The NDRC, Texas HDCC, The People PAC, and The Creative Resistance as part of our national work to elect state lawmakers focused on improving lives.” 

This effort is focused where strategic digital investments are most useful and is just one piece of NDRC and Future Now Fund’s larger overall investments in Texas. The digital ads will run on behalf of the following candidates, each of whom is endorsed by at least one of the partners:

  • L. Sarah DeMerchant, HD 26
  • Angela Brewer, HD 64
  • Sharon Hirsch, HD 66
  • Lorenzo Sanchez, HD 67
  • Jeff Whitfield, HD 92
  • Lydia Bean, HD 93
  • Elizabeth Beck, HD 97
  • Joanna Cattanach, HD 108
  • Brandy Chambers, HD 112
  • Ann Johnson, HD 134
  • Akilah Bacy, HD 138

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. 

Future Now Fund is building the power to improve Americans’ lives by winning state legislative majorities and working with them to achieve goals for the common good. Future Now Fund teamed up with the People PAC and the Creative Resistance to create Statehouse Media, a project to support state legislative campaigns with data-driven digital advertising. 

The Texas House Democratic Campaign Committee is the only organization led by grassroots elected officials, working arm-in-arm with local Democrats across the state solely dedicated to flipping the Texas House.

FNF Press Contact: Simone Leiro, simone@futurenow.org 

NDRC Press Contact: Brian Gabriel, gabriel@democraticredistricting.com

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