Washington, D.C. — Today, the National Democratic Redistricting Committee (NDRC) is announcing a $175,000 investment supporting two candidates running in special elections for seats in the Wisconsin state legislature. Caleb Frostman is running to represent District 1 in the Wisconsin State Senate and Ann Groves Lloyd is running to represent District 42 in the Wisconsin State Assembly. The NDRC investment includes funds to support a digital advertising campaign, television ads, and get out the vote efforts being run by For Our Future. The special elections will be held on June 12th.
“The National Democratic Redistricting Committee is focusing on key state and local races so that Democrats are in position to fight for fair electoral maps when they are redrawn in 2021,” said Eric H. Holder, Jr., Chairman of NDRC and the 82nd Attorney General of the United States. “Due to the efforts of Scott Walker and his Republican allies in the state legislature, Wisconsin is one of the most badly gerrymandered states in the country. The citizens of Wisconsin should be able to pick their elected representatives, instead of living under the current system in which politicians choose their voters.”
Wisconsin is one of NDRC’s Electoral Targets 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.