“The most important election of our lives” characterized the 2020 election. And now we are hearing the phrase again. The control of the U.S. House and Senate will determine what can be accomplished in the next two years and beyond.
Actually, It’s more than that. The elections in every region of the country – close, tossup races everywhere – will set the stage for 2024. And 2024 could bring with it far more than Draconian policy. The next Presidential election will either strengthen or weaken the very foundations of our democracy.
Sounds a bit hyperbolic, doesn’t it? But because so many election-deniers, extreme anti-abortionists, and climate-change-critics are running, the possibility exists that Democrats will find themselves with huge obstacles in at least one of the two chambers of Congress.
What to do? Where to do it? How can we find ways to make sure that the GOP fails to stage the electoral coup that fills its dreams?
And can we do it?
Yes we can. Look at recent history. Democrats worked to create the Blue Wave of 2018, winning 234 seats to Republicans’ 198 in the U.S. House of Representatives. In 2020, voters turned out in record numbers to elect Joe Biden President as well as elect two Georgia Democrats to the U.S. House.
The success of those two elections mean that we have the largest investment in climate change, guaranteed health care for veterans, and we are rebuilding the nation’s infrastructure and investing in US-based technology. Medicare can negotiate lower drug prices. We need to keep going.
Virtual Policital Rally on October 13
Recognizing those facts, Together We Elect and the Daily Kos are hosting a virtual national summit on Oct. 13 to rally volunteers from across the country to do it all again. The event will feature some great candidates – video messages from Cheri Beasley, NC; John Fetterman, PA; and Jamie Raskin, MD. Appearing live will be environmentalist Bill McKibben and Kelley Robinson, executive director of the Planned Parenthood Action Fund. The event also will focus on helping volunteers connect to effective actions in key states and campaigns.
Only four weeks are left to prevent a nation-wide ban on abortion. Only 34/33 days to keep moving forward. Come and hear from the candidates fighting to hold the Senate and the House. And learn how you can make the difference again.
You can sign up here to attend. The event is also being sponsored by Activate America, Sister District, All in for NC, My Rural America, Swing Blue Alliance, and MA flips PA.