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Last Tuesday’s Success Couldn’t Have Happened Without You

Last Tuesday’s Success Couldn’t Have Happened Without You

Last Tuesday still seems kind of unbelievable. So many progressive candidates and causes won at the ballots. Voter turn out exceeded all expectations. Women will now make up a larger percentage of Congress than they ever have before. So much history was made!

We had the pleasure of working with many of the candidates and causes during this election cycle. We were happy to support Alan Grayson, Lois Frankel, Paul Tonko, Tom Carper and Sheldon Whitehouse in their successful campaigns. We are delighted that Patrick Murphy defeated Allen West, even though West originally refused to concede despite a clear loss. Tammy Baldwin made history as Wisconsin’s first female Senator and the first openly gay Senator. Heidi Heitkamp became North Dakota’s first female elected official to represent the state in Congress after one of the most closely watched races in the country. Our support of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee and the House Majority PAC helped strengthen many of these campaigns as well.

Many of you supported campaigns against local ballot initiatives including the deceptively-worded Special Exemptions Act. In Oregon, there were (sadly) no marriage equality initiatives on the ballot, but you all supported the successful campaign for marriage equality in Washington!

Leading up to the elections, you made your priorities as voters clear: you pledged to support working families, comprehensive immigration reform, equal pay for equal work and a fair tax rate for all Americans. You stood up to Mitt Romney’s attacks on Planned Parenthood, and you told members of Congress that you would not tolerate their attacks on reproductive rights. (Richard Mourdock, Todd Akin, Joe Walsh and Roger Rivard all lost their re-election campaigns.)

Special interests tried to buy every campaign in this election, but you stood up to them and voted on values, not false propaganda. You committed to supporting President Obama, and you showed up at the polls.

Thank you for all of your hard work promoting progressive values in this election cycle. Our work is nowhere near finished, but you should all be proud of the progress we’ve made.

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about Colleen H.

Colleen H. is an Online Campaigner with Care2 and a recent transplant to San Francisco from the East Coast. She graduated from Georgetown University where she focused her studies in Spanish... more




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