Monday, June 17, 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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No justice: Prosecutors throw out charges in Flint water crisis

“Words cannot express how disappointed I am that justice continues to be delayed and denied to the people of my city."

A ‘Poor People’s Moral Budget’ because ‘everybody has the right to live’

"For too long, we have turned to those with wealth and power to solve our most pressing social problems."

US cyber attack on Russia’s power grid is an ‘act of war’ (according to...

How about an international negotiation to end mutual cyber attacks that would include international controls and monitoring, and penalties for violations?

Congressman’s wife pleads guilty to misusing campaign funds

Margaret Hunter recently pleaded guilty in federal court to her and her husband using their campaign funds as their private bank account for years.

If Donald Trump is the symptom…then what’s the disease?

The Donald caught the spirit of a moment in which both imperial and economic decline, however unacknowledged by the Washington political elite, had indeed begun.

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