Support Stephanie Hansen in the Special Election for Delaware State Senate

Inspired by Flippable:

How Democrats are doing on a state and local level is as, if not more, important than how they’re doing on a national level. Right now, Republicans are killing us in that regard – 33 out of 50 governors are Republicans, and Republicans in 24 states control both the entire state legislature and governorship. This is… not good. That’s why we need to support Democrats running for State and local offices, and this week, one of those Democrats is Stephanie Hansen. Stephanie is running for State Senator in Delaware’s February 25th special election. Right now, Delaware is one of the only Democratic ‘trifectas’ in the country, which means that Democrats control the entire state legislature and governorship. If Stephanie wins, that will continue to be true, but if she loses, Republicans will control Delaware’s state senate and will be able to gridlock progressive legislation.

You can learn more about Stephanie and donate to her campaign here.

Add the 2018 and 2020 Elections to Your Calendar

Do it now while you’re thinking about it! Tuesday, November 6, 2018, and Tuesday, November 3rd, 2020. Better yet, October 6, 2018 and October 3, 2020, which will give you time to educate yourself on the issues, educate your friends and family, and get out the vote (and give you a time cushion if you do mail-in or absentee voting).

Voting in the midterm elections is so important! In 2018, Democrats have a lot of incumbent seats to protect in the Senate, and the Republican incumbents will be difficult to oust. But if you commit to voting now, and commit to also getting five of your friends to vote (and so on), it can make a difference. Let’s get Democrats back into the House and Senate. There will also probably be some local and state elections on your ballot, and those are super important too!

And just for your reading pleasure…

US Midterms – What are they, and why are they so important? [The Independent]

Look to 2018 – The midterm election could be the most important for the Democrats yet [Salon]

Register to Vote

If you aren’t registered to vote, register now, while you’re thinking about it. Encourage family and friends to do the same. One less thing to think about when 2018 and 2020 roll around (or whenever your next local election is)! Once you’re registered, try your hardest to vote in all elections that you’re eligible to cast a vote in, from the smallest local elections to the presidential election every four years. The more that any given demographic reliably votes, the more politicians will value their opinions outside of election years (which is *partially* why older white people seem to have a lock on political influence – they vote really reliably).

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