2018 Congressional Elections

2018 Congressional Elections

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2018 Congressional Elections

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Republicans currently hold electoral majorities in both chambers of Congress. On Tuesday, November 6, 2018, the United States will hold its next Federal Midterm Election. In the House, all 435 House seats will be at stake; and in the Senate, 34 of the 100 seats will likewise be contested (although, it is worth noting that only 9 of those 34 contested seats are currently held by Republicans).  Midterm elections historically favor the party that is out of office. With Trump’s unprecedented unpopularity, Democrats stand to make major gains in 2018.  To win a majority in the House, Democrats need to gain 24 seats. To win a majority in the Senate, Democrats need to gain 3 seats.

Goal

Win back a majority of Democrats in the House and the Senate in 2018.

Resources

  • Rock the Vote: a nonprofit organization aimed at engaging and mobilizing the political power of young people.
  • Swing Left : an organization committed to electing progressives and taking back the House for the Democrats
  • Sister District Project : - an organization that harnesses the energy of volunteers in blue states and redirects that energy to swing states
  • Knock Every Door : an organization that leads volunteer led canvasses against Trump in all 50 states
  • Brand New Congress : a political action organization that’s focused on electing Congressional representatives who are aligned with the Bernie Sanders wing of the Democratic party.

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