Three young Texas Democratic candidates – Lorie Burch, Derrick Crowe, and Vanessa Adia – are shaking up the very first statewide midterms of the 2018 election cycle.
Project 100 Executive Director and Co-Founder Danielle Gram joined us on the podcast to discuss Project 100’s movement to get 100 progressive women in Congress by 2020.
Alexandra Chandler is running for Congress in Massachusetts’ 3rd congressional district. Her career in the Intelligence Community started on September 11th when her now wife was on the subway in lower Manhattan as the towers fell. She is running to bring long-term thinking and action to Washington.
The average age of a member of Congress is 58 years old, but that hasn’t dissuaded two millennial Democrats, Sara Jacobs in California’s 49th District, and Abby Finkenauer in Iowa’s 1st District from running for Congress this year. Both 28 years old, Jacobs and Finkenauer would be the youngest members of Congress if elected.
Jess Phoenix, a 35-year-old volcanologist, is running to replace climate change denier Steve Knight in California’s 25th congressional district, a majority-minority district that swung to Hillary Clinton in 2016.
Pastor, activist, and educator Mary Wilson is running to replace Republican Lamar Smith in Texas’ 21st congressional district. If elected, she’d be the first LGBTQ member of Texas’ congressional delegation.
The liberal smear campaign against whistleblower and transgender woman Chelsea Manning in the wake of her U.S. Senate candidacy announcement reveals just how easily the left can embrace the very same transphobia and nationalism it denounces from the right.
Whistleblower Chelsea Manning has filed to run for the U.S. Senate as a Democrat in Maryland. If elected, she would be the first openly transgender person to ever serve in Congress.
Even as Attorney General Sessions is trying to redirect federal marijuana policy, young Democrats like Pennsylvania Lieutenant Governor candidate Aryanna Berringer are refusing to concede to his position.
A blue wave is coming. Despite extreme gerrymandering by the GOP, Democrats are set to take back the House of Representatives in the 2018 midterms. One of the reasons this year is so different from any other is the unprecedented…