FLIP THE HOUSE
Following Donald Trump’s election, the loss of the House and Senate to the Republicans, and the dangers to our democracy, it became clear to me that passive anguishing was not an option.
The Swing Left (swingleft.org) immediately started to organize to take back the House of Representatives in the Nov. 2108.
Did you know Democrats only need to turn twenty four house seats, out of the seventy Congressional Districts that are considered flippable. These are the districts that voted for Hillary but elected a Republican as congressperson. Mostly, these Congress people were incumbents, and no one knew much about them.
Those of us living in blue bubbles can be paired with a nearby ‘flippable’ district to canvas, register voters, and raise funds for the winner of the Democratic primary. I have been working with a group from the Upper West Side of Manhatten that is paired with New Jersey district seven. There are six Democrats running in the primary, which is amazing. We are currently working to create a war chest so that the winner of the Democratic Primary will have money from day one to jumpstart the campaign.
It is hard to be deluged with requests to donate between now and Nov. 2018. But it’s so important. We are asking for donations of ten dollars.
TO DONATE CLICK HERE:
If you are interested in helping register voters in the coming months, please contact me:
LENI WINN ACSW
ROOM is entirely dependent upon reader support. Please consider helping ROOM today with a tax deductible donation. Any amount is deeply appreciated.