Thursday, February 21, 2019

Tag: midterm elections

Confronting the great American myth

The founders of the United States have the society they wanted—one that keeps people like them in power.

How this year’s struggles set us up for a bold, hopeful...

We begin the new year with greater resolve and tools to safeguard our democracy.

How Tammy Baldwin, target of $14 million in outside spending, sent...

Her campaign made few stumbles, concentrated on the concerns of working families, defined the candidate and her opponent early, and spoke to voters in rural and urban Wisconsin, providing a blueprint for 2020 candidates.

Ranked-choice voting flips House seat in Maine

"A victory not just for Democratic challenger Jared Golden, but voters who demand a fair and representative process."

From disappointment to hope: The US midterms show Progressives’ growing strength

All in all, the results of these midterms show that progressive ideas are gaining ground with American voters, even in unexpected places.

Trump says Republicans lost at midterms because people put on disguises...

"If you buy a box of cereal - you have a voter ID."

Kyrsten Sinema flips Senate seat in Arizona in historic win

"As long as I've served Arizona, I've worked to help others see our common humanity and find common ground. That's the same approach I'll take to representing our great state in the Senate, where I'll be an independent voice for all Arizonans."

6 women of color who campaigned for Congress on inequality and...

These trailblazers often drew from their own personal stories to connect with and win over the hearts of voters. Each is heading to Washington to advance a bold social and economic justice agenda, with a strong focus on reversing inequality.

Record number of women win in the House

In total, 117 women were elected during the 2018 midterm elections – 96 elected to the House, 12 to the Senate and 9 as governor – shattering records and increasing the number of women in power.

Democratic women outraise men among female donors – another record-breaking first

The 2018 election cycle largely shows increased participation by female donors to the benefit of Democratic candidates, both men and women.

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Four Correctional Officers Sentenced to Prison for Covering Up Inmate Abuse

Eight former corrections officials from Macon State Prison were convicted for their involvement in beating inmates or coordinating cover-ups that followed each assault. When will this brutality end?

EPA grants bee-killing pesticide ’emergency’ approval; a ‘routine abuse of emergency exemptions’

"The EPA is routinely misusing the 'emergency' process to get sulfoxaflor approved because it's too toxic to make it through normal pesticide reviews."

Lots of presidential candidates talk a good talk. Look at their records instead.

Voters need to demand candidates whose life trajectories and past actions make it clear that they have more to offer than politically convenient sound bites.

Bernie-Tulsi-Liz: How the progressives can win back the White House

My best advice to you who support Bernie, Tulsi or Liz is that you get them to join together. This is the only way to guarantee a progressive candidate in 2020 and a strong group to oppose Trump.
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Who will be the next president?

In reality, the person who will beat Trump will possess the two attributes mentioned above: the character, integrity, vision to lead the nation, and the ability to mobilize the many who have been left behind.

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