Call to Grassroots Groups Ready to Join our Flip Force

If you are part of an organization looking to plug into efforts to flip Senate seats, please consider joining our Flip Force -- our group of blue district Resistance groups ready to work with us on these races. Our first monthly meeting (via Zoom teleconference) is on Tuesday, November 19th at 5pm. If a liason from your organization is interested in joining the call, please sign up HERE. If you know other groups who might be interested, please help us spread the word and share this post.

Flip the West is focused on taking back the U.S. Senate by flipping seats in Arizona, Colorado, Montana, and Texas. We can best help these states by doing what we do best: organizing large numbers of blue district volunteers to contact voters through postcarding, texting, phonebanking, and canvassing. We have developed close working relationships with groups in these states, particularly in Arizona and Colorado, and can immediately plug volunteers into meaningful work.

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Lessons and Little Known Victories from Democrats’ Banner Day

Andy Beshear Victory NightThe BLUE WAVE is back!

Yesterday was the biggest Election Day of 2019, and Democrats and progressives have a lot of reason to celebrate. It took a lot of voter mobilization from a lot of candidates and organizations, but the fruits of our labor are evident: when WE organize and THE PEOPLE vote, DEMOCRATS win.

The big headlines you probably know already:

Democrats won enough seats to secure a majority in both Virginia state houses, marking the first time in a quarter century that Democrats control the entirety of state government. And there was a huge upset in Kentucky, with Democrat Andy Beshear defeating the incumbent Republican Governor Matt Bevin, despite a last minute campaign rally from Donald Trump.

But there’s more to unravel, and we thought we’d take a deeper dive into the results, to highlight what these victories mean for people living their daily lives and to see what lessons we can glean for the blue wave in 2020. Fair warning, this is a long one.

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Our Health Care is On the Ballot in 2020

Patient receiving careToday, all eyes are on the impeachment inquiry vote in the House, but just yesterday, U.S. Senators faced an even simpler vote: should we allow junk insurance to be sold in America, undermining the pre-existing conditions protections established under the Affordable Care Act?

The result was disappointing but unsurprising. EVERY Democrat voted to preserve health care for people with pre-existing conditions. EVERY Republican but one voted to allow junk insurance to be sold, including Senators John Cornyn (R-TX), Cory Gardner (R-CO), Steve Daines (R-MT), and Martha McSally (R-AZ).

Help Us Flip the Senate Blue

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Time to Defend an Open House Seat in Southern California

Former Rep. Katie Hill

In the 2018 election, our volunteers made over 100,000 voter contacts in California’s 25th Congressional District. It wound up being one of the greatest successes of the blue wave, flipping a Republican-held district in a blowout.

In the vein of “expect the unexpected,” we’re going to have to do it all over again next year. In a surprise announcement, Rep. Katie Hill announced that she is resigning her seat. It’s now an open seat, and one that we intend to win.

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Resorting to Corruption: Trump and the G-7

Every day, Trump gives us new reasons to ensure that he is removed from office. Today, his Acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney announced a stunning array of abuses of power, including the Administration’s plan to host the 2020 G-7 Conference of major industrialized nations at… Doral, a resort owned by Donald Trump himself. That’s Trump once again using the official powers of the presidency to cash in at taxpayer expense.

Not surprisingly, recent polling conducted by Change Research and the folks behind Pod Save America suggests that Trump’s overt abuse of power may be the very thing that we can use to defeat him and flip the Senate blue. In their message testing in Arizona, they found that exposing Trump’s chaotic leadership, corruption, and broken promises works well among swing voters, independent voters, and people who aren’t yet voters.

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Take Action to Defeat Senators Opposed to Commonsense Gun Safety Legislation

March for Our Lives RallyAll of us face the ever-present threat of gun violence. It’s a uniquely American illness in the industrialized world, largely because the Republican Party is bought and paid for by the gun manufacturers’ lobby.

Today, on the second anniversary of the massacre in Las Vegas, the deadliest mass shooting in United States history, we’re rising up.

We are launching a new postcard campaign aimed at priority households – suburban swing voters in Arizona and Colorado – with a message highlighting the abject failure of Republican Senators Martha McSally (R-AZ) and Cory Gardner (R-CO) to do anything to stop gun violence. 

Sign up HERE today and help us reach the voters that can oust two NRA apologists from the U.S. Senate.

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How We Can Win

It starts with you. Together, we can restore the promise of America and start to reverse the damage done by Trump and his Republican enablers in the House and Senate. Together, we prevent a far right wing takeover of the U.S. Supreme Court. Together, we win.