Our Party

The 50-State Strategy

In 2005, Democrats launched the 50-State Strategy—an ambitious effort to build the Democratic Party from the ground up in every single precinct, city, and state in the country.

We know that we won't be able to win everywhere until we are able to compete everywhere, and that means fielding candidates and providing resources to even the most traditionally "red" parts of the country. The DNC works in partnership with state Democratic parties and Organizing for America to provide resources for electoral efforts, voter registration, candidate recruitment, volunteer recruitment, and training.

In a short time, the 50-State Strategy already has a strong record of success. In the 2006 midterm elections, Democrats were able to take back the House of Representatives and pick up Senate seats in traditionally Republican Missouri and Montana. In 2008, President Obama helped expand the electoral map even further, winning states such as Virginia, North Carolina, Indiana, Colorado, Nevada, and Florida.

Under Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz today, Democrats continue an aggressive and forward-looking effort based on the belief that if we invest in people, and if we invest in our party, we can turn once-red districts and states blue in elections to come.