The following is a press release from the KDP.
The Democratic National Committee (DNC) and states parties, including the Kentucky Democratic Party, today announced a historic four-year agreement that guarantees more investment in democratic states parties and basic infrastructure than ever before. This investment will provide at least $ 23 million to States parties as part of the Democrats ‘medium-term strategy for 2022, creating a unique program that will focus additional investment in historically red states to build on the Democrats’ 57 states and territories Strategy.
The agreement will set up a brand new seven-digit Red State Fund to defend Republicans and develop bespoke programs for traditionally Republican states. The Red State Fund includes $ 2 million in direct investment and grants for states that meet two of the following criteria: no Democratic senator or governor, less than 25% of the Congress delegation are Democrats, and a majority of Republicans in their state legislature.
The treaty also includes a data exchange agreement that increases investment in voting rounds, consolidates another four years of historic investment in democratic data, and anchors the DNC and the states parties as the central hub of the democratic data ecosystem.
“I would like to thank Chairman Jaime Harrison and the DNC for this historic partnership and investment in Kentucky. As a former head of state of a Red State, Chairman Harrison understands that we have winning races up and down in Kentucky and that this investment is a statement that is a far cry from the stories of our demise that the DNC and KDP want to invest and win these races, ” said Colmon Elridge, chairman of the Kentucky Democratic Party.
Additional investments in the agreement include:
State Partnership Program (SPP) US $ 15.5M: The new agreement increases monthly SPP funding for 50 States Parties and DC by 25% to fund the infrastructure of critical parties including staff, tools and programming in the states.
$ 5.5 Million State Party Innovation Fund Grants: These grants will ensure innovation and early organization by putting more boots on the ground across the country to help elect the Democrats up and down in 2022. The program covers $ 5 million for all 50 state parties plus the District of Columbia, along with an additional $ 500,000 for Dems Abroad and the Territories. These competitive grants are primarily used to hire staff in the state to develop and implement innovative programs tailored to each state.
Restoration of the Democratic Grassroots Victory Fund: The agreement depends on the Democratic States parties re-joining the joint donation agreement that has led the DNC to record-breaking fundraising drives for large donors over the past four years, and allows the DNC to raise up to $ 875,000 each Person and person to collect year.