This week, the Utah Democratic Party announced that the Democratic National Committee (DNC) has granted the party’s request for funding to bolster their voter outreach program ahead of the 2022 midterm elections.
The DNC is providing the Utah Democratic Party with a grant to hire a State Legislative Director, who will focus on reelecting Democratic legislators and supporting Democratic candidates for state House and Senate. This investment will help equip the Utah Democratic Party to build the foundation for a Democratic legislature at a time when the importance of state government is at the forefront of our fight for everything from access to education to women’s health care.
“This investment is just one part of our broad effort to ensure that folks in Utah and across the country know that Democrats are fighting for lower costs, good jobs, and a shot at the American dream. I am thrilled that this investment will play a vital role in ensuring that the Utah State Legislature is reflective of the people it represents.” said DNC Chair Jaime Harrison.
“We are very excited that the Utah Democratic Party will be receiving an investment from the DNC which will allow us to hire a full-time staff member focused solely on state legislative candidates. Especially this year, legislative races will be crucial to fighting back against the extremism of the GOP, and we’re prepared to hit the ground running to reelect our Democratic legislators and flip some seats in November!” said Utah Democratic Party Chair Diane Lewis.
This grant is part of the DNC’s Red State Fund, which was established last year under the leadership of DNC Chair Jaime Harrison to support grassroots organizing and build tailored programs in traditionally Republican states.