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STATE STRATEGY

Did you know that states can change the outcomes of presidential & congressional races? That’s because state governments write the rules of national elections. Lately, Republicans have used that power to rig our voting maps (a practice called gerrymandering) & suppress Dems’ votes. It’s time to flip that script!

REPUBLICANS USED STATES TO GAME THE SYSTEM

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With Obama in the White House & Dems controlling Congress, the GOP was desperate. So they came up with a sneaky, smart solution for winning in the long term: flipping state governments red.

Republicans poured money into state elections—and won. In the midterms, over 700 state seats flipped from blue to red, and 11 states flipped to GOP control.

With control of the states, Republicans were able to gerrymander congressional maps and suppress Democrats’ votes. This let them scoop up more wins at the state and national levels.

The GOP had complete control of 23 states, and widespread voter suppression made it easier for Trump to win the White House. Gerrymandering gave Republicans 16+ unearned seats in Congress.


BUT WE HAVE A PLAN TO FIGHT BACK

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Dems have 3 years to change the game
The next redistricting process starts in 2021—giving us 3 years to flip key states blue. Flippable analyzes electoral data to find the highest-impact state races, then we support inspiring Democratic candidates. Together, we can beat the GOP at their own game!
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How do we choose elections?
We maximize our impact by working to flip whole chambers (e.g. a state’s Senate or House), not just individual seats. And we focus on states with the worst gerrymandering & voter suppression, because these states have the biggest effect on national politics. In 2018, we’re targeting Florida, Pennsylvania, Colorado, Wisconsin, Texas, New Hampshire, Minnesota, Michigan, & Arizona.

HERE’S WHAT WE’RE MARCHING TOWARDS TOGETHER

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Dems will fight for Congress—and 6K state seats will be up for grabs. Now’s our chance to reboot the system! We’ll target states with the worst gerrymandering & voter suppression.

Another chance to win Congress—and our big chance to vote out Trump. Less publicized but no less important: thousands of state elections that will impact our democracy.

States will redraw their voting maps. With Dems in control of more states, we’ll draw fair congressional maps—and undo the GOP’s unearned 16+ seat advantage in Congress.

More Dems running our states = fair elections. We’ll be able to elect leaders who speak for our actual interests—and we’ll finally see good policies turned into law!


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