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Blue Midterm 2018

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Upcoming Elections:


December 19, 2017

Florida State House 58

Jose Vazquez

Tennessee State Senate 17

Alice Carfi

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Useful Links:

Voting

Ballotpedia - find information for every election at the local, state and federal levels.

Vote411.org - enter your address to get comprehensive, personalized voting information.

Register to Vote and look into resources about voting on election day, voter ID requirements, etc.

RealClearPolitics - stay updated with the latest polls from the most comprehensive poll data aggregator on the web.

Daily Kos Elections - providing detailed and comprehensive daily election updates with a daily Live Digest blog.

Running for Office

If you want to run for office - and you should! - start with this comprehensive resource guide from Slate.com. The only major resource this guide leaves out is Run for Something, which recruits and supports millennials running for down-ballot office.

Job Boards

JobsThatAreLeft and WellStone Jobs - two Google groups with great job postings.

Democratic Gain - join the largest network of progressive political professionals and associations.

Democratic Party Organizations

Democratic National Committee - the formal governing body for the United States Democratic Party.

Democratic Party Info for All 50 States - get involved by donating, volunteering/interning, or running for office!

Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee - the official campaign arm of the Democrats in the House.

Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee - the official campaign arm of the Democrats in the Senate.

Democratic Governors Association - supporting the elections of Democratic gubernatorial candidates across the nation.

Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee - supporting the elections of to Democratic state legislative candidates across the nation.

National Democratic Redistricting Committee - working closely with the Democratic party on comprehensive redistricting reform; endorsed by President Obama.

Grassroots Organizations

Indivisible - get involved with the nation's largest progressive grassroots network of local groups to resist the Trump Agenda.

Swing Left - find your closest Swing District and sign up to support a progressive win there in 2018.

Flippable - building a data-driven, people-powered movement to flip states blue and restore our democracy.

Emily's List and She Should Run - two great organizations dedicated to recruiting and supporting female candidates up and down the ballot across the country.

Sister District Project - pairing volunteers from blue districts with red district projects to maximize impact for volunteers across the nation.

It Starts Today - for only 4.88 dollars a month, you can help fund every single Democratic House of Representative candidate's campaign.

Spread the Vote and VoteRiders - two organizations dedicated to fighting voter suppression laws and providing voters with the necessary voter ID.

Tech for Campaigns - connecting world-class tech talent with progressive & centrist candidates for local, state, and national office.

Contacting your Representatives

IssueVoter.org - receive alerts before bills pass in Congress, send your opinion directly to your rep, and track your rep’s votes and bill outcomes.

Call to Action - enter your address to find your Congressional Representative and call them.

Resistbot - text “RESIST” to 50409 and I’ll find out who represents you in Congress and deliver your message to them in under 2 minutes.

5 Calls - make five calls a day to resist Trump.

Town Hall Project - directory of town halls with members of congress.

Other Issues

GoFCCYourself.com - tell the FCC to protect net neutrality. Use Battle for the Net to contact your representatives.

American Civil Liberties Union - take action and defend our rights against the Trump administration!

Healthcare Now - find a local single-payer advocacy group and get involved!

Sierra Club - take action against the Trump administration to protect our environment!

Boycott Sean Hannity - Media Matters provides a comprehensive list + contact info for all companies who currently advertise on Hannity's propaganda show.

Hamilton68 - track Russian propaganda operations on Twitter.


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