Washington, D.C. — Today, the National Democratic Redistricting Committee (NDRC), through its affiliated entities, is announcing a five-figure investment in two special election races in Minnesota. The NDRC investment includes funds to support the Senate Caucus IE/Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor (DLF) Party field program. It also includes a contribution to Restore Fairness MN, which is running a digital ad program supporting Karla Bigham in the race for Senate District 54 and Melissa Wagner in the race for State House District 23B. The elections will take place on Monday, February 12.
Statement from Eric H. Holder, Jr., Chairman of NDRC and the 82nd Attorney General of the United States:
“NDRC is focusing on state and local races so that Democrats are in position to fight for fair maps in 2021. Voters in Minnesota, and around the country, deserve to be able to pick their representatives instead of a system where politicians are choosing their voters.”
Earlier this week, NDRC announced Minnesota is on its Electoral Target list for 2018. The targets include the states that were the most badly gerrymandered by Republicans in 2011 as well as states where Democrats have an opportunity to protect against Republican gerrymandering.
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 fairer redistricting process.
Our goal is to restore fairness to our democracy by undoing the Republican gerrymandering plaguing our country and creating fair congressional and legislative maps that reflect the will of the voters.
If we’re going to secure fair maps for the next decade, Democrats need to win critical battles before 2021 redistricting.
We’re on the right path. In the past few years the NDRC has helped fair map Democrats make big gains -- winning nine governors races, flipping eight state legislative chambers, and winning three state Supreme Court races.
But to keep winning in 2020 and ensure fair maps for a decade to come, we need to double down on our efforts now. Will you pitch in to help us fund our multi-pronged strategy to end Republican gerrymandering and demand fair elections?
That’s why the NDRC is fighting back to even the playing field and make sure every voter is heard. Join us today: