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DGA Adds Georgia to “Unrig the Map” Program, Announces Major Redistricting Investment

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Today, the Democratic Governors Association announced that Georgia will be added as the ninth “Unrig the Map” target for the 2018 election cycle. The DGA’s Unrig the Map project is a zero-overhead fund to win targeted gubernatorial races that are key to 2021 redistricting.
Georgia joins eight previously announced Unrig the Map targets for 2018: Colorado, Florida, Maine, Michigan, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin. Unrig the Map scored a significant victory last year with the battleground victory in Virginia.
Also Tuesday, the DGA also announced that it and its allied groups have already invested or reserved $40 million this year in these key redistricting states. The DGA announced the expansion at a press briefing in Washington, D.C., with DGA Chair Gov. Jay Inslee (D-WA) and DGA Executive Director Elisabeth Pearson.
“As Chair of the Democratic Governors Association and a former member of Congress, I know how crucial it is to elect Democratic governors to ensure fair representation,” said Inslee. “That’s why I’m proud to announce Georgia as a key target for our Unrig the Map project as we work to elect a dynamic and strong leader in Stacey Abrams. We have the opportunity this cycle to deliver a devastating blow to the pernicious and undemocratic scourge of gerrymandering, and the DGA will continue to invest in these key states to make that happen.”