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  • 50 Years After Voting Rights Act, Work Remains in the States

      50 Years After Voting Rights Act, Work Remains in the States   16 GOP govs have signed bills to restrict voting rights over past 5 years, while Democratic governors lead the charge to expand access   Today, as Americans celebrate the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Voting Rights Act, state implementation of voting […]

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  • DGA Launches 2020 Redistricting Initiative

        DGA Launches 2020 Redistricting Initiative   Unrig The Map website, fund to target governors races that impact redistricting   WASHINGTON – Today, the Democratic Governors Association launched a new website and fund dedicated to winning targeted governors races that will impact redistricting in 2020.   The DGA’s “2020 Redistricting Fund” – chaired by Virginia Governor Terry […]

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  • Governor Bullock Statement on Supreme Court Decision on Marriage Equality

    WASHINGTON, DC — DGA Chair and Montana Governor Steve Bullock released the following statement after the Supreme Court’s decision on marriage equality: “Today’s ruling is a landmark victory in the fight for equality in our nation. States and localities around the country have led the way to this historic day, by showing that inclusiveness strengthens communities […]

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  • DGA Statement on Supreme Court Decision on King v. Burwell

    WASHINGTON, DC — DGA Executive Director Elisabeth Pearson issued the following statement after the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold nationwide insurance subsidies: “America’s Democratic governors have led the way in implementing state-tailored plans to increase access to health care, while most Republican governors have chosen to bury their heads in the sand. And the proof […]

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  • DGA Statement on Governor Peter Shumlin’s Decision Not to Seek Re-election

    WASHINGTON, DC — DGA Executive Director Elisabeth Pearson issued the following statement after Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin announced he would not seek reelection in 2016. Shumlin has served as governor since 2011: “Governor Peter Shumlin has been a key leader at a critical time for the state of Vermont. Under Governor Shumlin’s leadership, Vermont has added […]

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  • DGA Statement on Bill Cole’s Announcement About West Virginia Governor’s Race

    Washington, D.C. — Today, Jared Leopold, Democratic Governors Association communications director, released the following statement on Bill Cole’s announcement that he’s entering the 2016 West Virginia gubernatorial race: “Used car salesman Bill Cole is trying to sell another lemon to West Virginians — and voters are not going to buy it. Senator Cole has spent […]

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  • DGA Chair Governor Steve Bullock on the Passing of Beau Biden

    Washington – DGA Chair and Montana Governor Steve Bullock released the following statement tonight on the passing of Beau Biden: “Today, our nation and the people of Delaware lost a true public servant,” Bullock said. “During his 46 years on this earth, Beau Biden dedicated his life to serving others: serving his nation in Iraq, […]

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  • DGA Statement on the GOP Primary for Governor of Kentucky

    WASHINGTON, DC — In response to Matt Bevin’s primary election victory today, the Democratic Governors Association re-released the following statement from Josh Holmes, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s former chief of staff, regarding Bevin: “It’s abundantly clear that his guiding light is to embrace whatever gets himself a little further down the road,” Holmes said. “If somehow Matt Bevin […]

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  • DGA Statement on Kentucky AG Jack Conway’s Primary Victory

    WASHINGTON, DC — Montana Governor Steve Bullock, chairman of the Democratic Governors Association, released the following statement congratulating Jack Conway for becoming the Democratic nominee for Governor of Kentucky. “I had the privilege to serve as a fellow attorney general with Jack. He has been a leader in standing up for Kentucky consumers, cracking down […]

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  • DGA Releases Video on KY-GOV: ‘The Ugly Turn’

    WHAT THEY’RE SAYING IN KENTUCKY: ‘Uninspiring field’ devolves into ‘sordid mess’ Lexington Herald-Leader: ‘The biggest winner of this saga is Jack Conway’ Today, the Democratic Governors Association released a new video, “The Ugly Turn,” highlighting how the divisive Republican primary in Kentucky has taken a nasty turn that will hurt Republicans in the general election. “This […]

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