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Texas Republicans Discriminated Against Texas Voters in State House Redistricting
AUSTIN, Texas, April 21 -- The Texas Democratic Party issued the following press document:

Once again, a federal court has ruled that Texas Republicans intentionally discriminated against Texas' diverse new majority, drawing state legislative districts in 2011 to limit the voice of communities of color in their government.

Click here to find the Court Order. (Summary at page 152-153): http://txdem.co/houseorder

Click here to find the Court's Fact Findings: http://txdem.co/housefactfinding

Texas Democratic Party Chair Gilberto Hinojosa issued the following statement:

"Republicans ... Show Full Article

Republican Party of Wisconsin Files Complaint Against Candidate for Governor's Secret Political Activity
MADISON, Wis., April 21 -- The Wisconsin Republican Party issued the following news:

The Republican Party of Wisconsin filed a formal complaint with the Wisconsin Ethics Commission today against Andy Gronik regarding recent revelations that he spent money on a statewide poll in his bid for governor without filing as a candidate. Gronik, who has founded a shady organization called Stage W in advance of his statewide run, acknowledged the poll in an interview with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, despite having no campaign committee legally designated to pay for such services.

"Andy Gronik owes ... Show Full Article

Rep. Karla Rose Hanson Provides Powerful Testimony on Lack of Funding for Behavioral Health Care
BISMARCK, N.D., April 21 -- The North Dakota Democratic-NPL Party issued the following news release:

Democratic-NPL Representative Karla Rose Hanson (Fargo) provided powerful testimony yesterday on HB 1040, a bill to address North Dakota's behavioral health crisis by enacting recommendations from the interim Human Services Committee.

Speaking on the House floor, Rep. Hanson said:

"Last fall, I was knocking on doors in my North Fargo neighborhood. One day, the man who answered the door apologized to me. I was surprised. And he said: 'I'm sorry; I just can't focus right now. Last night, ... Show Full Article

Kentucky Democratic Party Announces New Executive Director
FRANKFORT, Ky., April 21 -- The Kentucky Democratic Party issued the following news:

Today the Kentucky Democratic Party announced the selection of Mary Nishimuta as executive director.

"Mary has a deep background in grassroots organizing, as well as extensive management experience in the private sector," said Rep. Sannie Overly, chair of the Kentucky Democratic Party. "She will be a tremendous asset to the party as we fight for better jobs, education and health in Kentucky."

Mary Nishimuta was a national team leader for the Bernie Sanders campaign, worked closely with field staff during ... Show Full Article

Florida Town Now Has Two Elected Libertarian Officials
WASHINGTON, April 21 -- The Libertarian Party issued the following news release:

The town of Frostproof, located in Polk County, Florida, now has two elected Libertarian officials, as Austin Gravley was elected to the city council on April 4.

Even though the election was non-partisan, Mr. Gravley switched his voter registration to Libertarian the day before the election.

Mr. Gravley won the one-on-one race with almost 62% of the vote. He ran for the city council back in 2015, losing by only 20 votes. The seat carries a three-year term.

Martin Sullivan was elected to the Frostproof City ... Show Full Article

Democracy for America Backs Larry Krasner for Philadelphia District's Attorney
BURLINGTON, Vt., April 21 -- Democracy for America issued the following news release:

Democracy for America today endorsed Larry Krasner in his campaign for Philadelphia District's Attorney. The endorsement is part of the organization's commitment to investing $500,000 in progressive municipal candidates this cycle. DFA has 11,391 members in Philadelphia and 62,584 across the state of Pennsylvania.

Democracy for America Chair Jim's Dean's statement on the national progressive organization's endorsement:

"In Philadelphia, generations of families and neighborhoods have been destroyed by ... Show Full Article

AZGOP Illegally Paying Protesters?
PHOENIX, April 21 -- The Arizona Democratic Party issued the following news release:

After several unsubstantiated claims made by President Trump and prominent Republicans that some of the protesters against them were "paid," we come to find out this is actually happening within their own party -- and it's illegal.

Late last night, the Arizona Republic reported that the Arizona Republican Party was reimbursing supporters $25 after they attended an event for Rep. Kyrsten Sinema. Here is what Kyle Pierce, the AZGOP Political Coordinator sent out via email to party activists:

"Now, in order ... Show Full Article