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Special Elections – help flip seats now!

We are all working to build towards a blue wave election in November.  But did you know that there are opportunities to pick up seats in special elections before then?  

WHY GET INVOLVED IN SPECIAL ELECTIONS?

  1. Turnout is usually very low, so even a little effort can have a big impact.

  2. Each win builds momentum (think Alabama and Pennsylvania).

  3. Each win now is one less fight in November.

  4. The Koch brothers and the RNC are pouring huge amounts of money into these races, so if we don’t help, these candidates could be swamped with outside money.

This page will keep an up to date list of a small number of special elections that SisterDistrict, Flippable and Swing Left have picked out as potentially flippable (or important holds).  

WHAT CAN WE DO FROM MARYLAND?

  1. Donate.  Even $5 adds up, especially if you forward the information to your networks

  2. Postcards.  Check out Events to find out when the next Tea and Postcards party is or sign up with PostcardsToVoters to write postcards on your own.

  3. Phone banking. Check out Events to see if any are scheduled.  If you sign up with a specific campaign, they may hold virtual phonebanking that you can do from home.

  4. Canvassing (if the race isn’t too far away or if you want a vacation).

Past campaigns we have supported:

March 13, Conor Lamb, PA-18 VICTORY!

April 24, Shelley Mayer, NY State Senate VICTORY!

May 1, Javier Fernandez, Florida House District 114 VICTORY!

May 15, Helen Tai, PA House District 178 VICTORY! (won by 96 votes, so we made a difference)

 

RACES THAT NEED YOUR HELP

Gov. Scott Walker tried to deny citizens in these two Wisconsin districts representation because he was afraid of Democratic turnout if he held special elections to fill them.  However, the courts ruled that special elections must be held, so let’s show Walker he was right to be afraid!

  1. June 12th.  Caleb Frostman, Wisconsin’s 1st Senate District.

Flipping this district would put Dems in a strong position to win the Wisconsin Senate this November. This district is one of 710 state legislative districts that intersects with one or more Pivot Counties. These 206 Pivot Counties voted for Donald Trump (R) in 2016 after voting for Barack Obama (D) in 2008 and 2012.  Caleb Frostman looks like someone who could flip them back – conservative background and bio but strong progressive values on education, healthcare, and the environment. Here are some websites to check out: https://doorcountypulse.com/senate-candidate-caleb-frostman-explains-his-candidacy/   https://www.calebfrostman.com/

How to help from Maryland:

  • Contact friends and family in Wisconsin and encourage them to vote for Frostman if they are in his district and to canvass or let their friends know about him if they are not.

  • Donate, if you can.  https://www.calebfrostman.com/

 

  1. June 12th.  Ann Groves Lloyd, Wisconsin Assembly District 42.

Ann Groves Lloyd was born and raised on a farm outside Lodi, Wisconsin.  Her grandfather and great uncle served in state government on the progressive ticket and she wants to bring that spirit back to Wisconsin politics.  Here are a few links to learn more:

http://host.madison.com/ct/opinion/mailbag/ann-groves-lloyd-i-want-to-serve-assembly-district/article_fc309eb3-679d-5b9f-b8bf-b5368851b42d.html

https://www.annforwisconsin.com/

How to help from Maryland:

  • Contact friends and family in Wisconsin and encourage them to vote for Lloyd if they are in her district and to canvass or let their friends know about her if they are not.

  • Donate, if you can.  https://www.annforwisconsin.com/