July 19, 2024 1:43 pm

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DNC awards grants to state Democratic Party to boost down-ballot races

SEATTLE—The Democratic National Committee (DNC) on June 10 announced funding to meaningfully strengthen State Party Get Out the Vote operations and infrastructure. The Washington State Democratic Party will receive new targeted investments to strengthen its coordinated campaign and boost Democratic wins in down-ballot races. 

This new funding is part of the DNC’s significant, ongoing investments in state parties since President Joe Biden took office and Jaime Harrison became Chair of the DNC. Under President Biden and Chair Harrison’s leadership, the DNC has increased its yearly investment in state parties by 25 percent and delivered the largest-ever investment in state parties from the DNC cycle to date. On top of previous investments, the investment in Washington is tailored to meet the state party’s unique needs.

Washington: There are three competitive congressional races in Washington. The state also has one of the biggest AAPI populations in the country, so the DNC is making a $66,000 investment to support AAPI and youth organizing. In total, the DNC has spent upwards of  $496K this cycle thus far in the state. 

“The DNC is committed to re-electing President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, and, as President Biden has made clear since his inauguration, Democrats must also win up and down the ballot and strengthen organizing across all 50 states,” said DNC Chair Jaime Harrison. “Today’s announced investment in the Washington State Democratic Party shows that priority in action. Washington Democrats have fought tirelessly to better the lives of Washingtonionians and defend against Trump and Republicans’ extreme agenda to rip away Americans’ most fundamental rights. With record-breaking fundraising under President Biden and a winning agenda Americans’ overwhelmingly support, the DNC and Democratic state parties across the country have the momentum to strengthen coordinated operations to deliver wins for Democrats and all Washingtonionians.”

“Washington State Democrats have led the charge in building a diverse, multicultural coalition of successful candidates and dedicated voters. This funding is critical to us continuing the work and winning up and down the ballot this November,” said Shasti Conrad, chair of the WA State Democratic Party. “Right now there’s a lot at stake as we fight to protect our fundamental rights and freedoms – even here in Washington. By expanding outreach to our youth and Asian American and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander communities, Democrats are laying the groundwork for years to come. I’m grateful to President Biden and the DNC for their partnership and commitment to getting out the vote.”

SOURCE: Washington State Democratic Party. Featured image from Washington State Democrats Facebook page.

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