I think it may be too late to affect the 2020
redistricting cycle (in which we might see Republicans cementing their dominance, particularly in every
southern legislature), but we can begin the process in time to affect the 2030
redistricting cycle:Democrats planning multi-year strategy to recapture seatsWednesday, November 25, 2015 at 2:00 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats need to map out a multiyear election strategy to maintain the White House, recapture seats in Congress and in state legislatures and rebuild their bench of candidates, according to a task force formed after the party’s dismal 2014 election.
Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz released a 19-page report
Tuesday that describes the party’s work to rebuild after massive losses in the midterm elections during Obama’s presidency.
The report says the party needs to develop and deploy a “clear, values-based message,” strengthen state parties, protect the right to vote, prepare for redistricting after the 2020 elections and recruit a new generation of leaders.
“We needed to do a deep dive about what structural changes we could make at the national party to address a broad range of things,” said Wasserman Schultz, a Florida congresswoman, in an interview.
Called the Democratic Victory Task Force, the working group released interim findings last February, and the DNC has begun implementing several steps to improve. Some of the changes include renegotiating contracts to help state parties, spending more money on the party’s data infrastructure and bolstering its training programs.