Friends – For four difficult years under the Trump presidency, the future of our country was in peril.
Just in the last year, our nation has dealt with a pandemic, a painful reckoning with racial injustice, widespread loss of employment, and environmental disasters. Those challenges would be difficult for any administration, but Donald Trump and Republican state legislators seemed to make everything worse – often on purpose.
But in the face of that peril, you and millions of Democratic supporters set this country back on the right track. From winning the White House to flipping seats in statehouses across the country, Democrats have put in the hard work to start restoring the soul of America.
Thanks to you, hundreds of new Democratic lawmakers are going to lead their state legislatures towards a brighter tomorrow – joining the fight to protect our health care, expand our voting and collective bargaining rights, safeguard reproductive rights, and so much more.
Since 2016, you’ve flipped entire legislative chambers from red to blue – creating a new progressive era for people in states like Virginia, Maine, and Colorado. And you helped get Donald Trump out of the White House.
Not only will the Democratic lawmakers you elected create better lives for everyone living in this country, but they’ll also help save our democracy. Thanks to you, Democrats will have a strong voice to draw fair district maps and stop Republican gerrymandering – giving fair representation to millions of Americans.
You also elected history-making lawmakers who are giving meaning to the words representation matters. From the nation’s first transgender state senator to many states’ first Black, Asian, or Muslim lawmakers, all Americans are seeing people like them in elected office.
Be proud of what you accomplished in the past four years.
But the fight for the states isn’t over – not by a long shot. In the few short weeks since the election, we’ve had to deal with urgent recounts, and now, we’re already looking ahead to crucial special elections and the 2021 elections in Virginia.
But this holiday season, you deserve to celebrate. From the bottom of my heart, thank you for being a part of the DLCC Team. I’m forever grateful for your dedication and passion for electing state Democrats. We could never have done it without you.
Thank you, and Happy Thanksgiving,
President, Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee
P.S. If you’d like to follow this Thanksgiving with an even happier New Year, Democrats in Georgia could use your help ahead of their crucial U.S. Senate runoffs. If you can, please split a donation today between Stacey Abrams’ Fair Fight and the DLCC, to help organize voters in Georgia and elect more state Democrats everywhere.
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