About Swing Left

In 2018, taking back the House was the one big way we put a check on Trump and the GOP. In 2020, we worked on all of the key ways to further curb their destructive agenda and restore our democracy: flipping the Senate, defending the House, winning the state-level races needed to ensure fair maps in the 2021 redistricting—and, of course, taking back the Presidency. To see live results on the races we're tracking, check out our results page.

Swing Left helps you find the most impactful things you can do to help Democrats win key elections. The next election is already here, and the work to win essential races starts now. Sign up to receive virtual actions you can take.

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How It Works

When you enter your email address to join Swing Left, you’ll be put on a carefully curated mailing list of updates and ways to take action:

  • Learn more about the most important local and national elections affecting our country
  • Connect virtually with other volunteers and organizers
  • Fundraise or donate to candidates strategically
  • Write letters, phonebank, host or attend virtual events, and more

We focus our efforts on flipping seats from red to blue and winning Democratic majorities. Instead of engaging in the primaries, Swing Left organizes and fundraises year-round to give eventual Democratic nominees critical support in their general election battles.

We can all help save the country from the forces attacking our democracy. But, most of us don’t live in Swing Districts or Super States, where races matter the most.

Swing Left makes it as easy as possible for you to have maximum impact on the most important elections—from wherever you live.


Our Promise

Your privacy and your time are vitally important.

  • We respect your inbox. You’ll only receive emails relevant to the work you choose to support.
  • We won't publish, sell or distribute your email address to a 3rd party.
  • Action opportunities are carefully curated, focused on the most impactful places and ways to get involved.

Who We Are

Swing Left was started by Ethan Todras-Whitehill, a writer and teacher, Joshua Krafchin, a marketer and entrepreneur, and Miriam Stone, a brand strategist. The three brought in their friends, who in turn brought in their friends, to help build Swing Left in the wake of the 2016 election.

Swing Left has grown into a grassroots movement of hundreds of thousands of people across the country. And in 2019, Flippable, an organization working to turn state governments blue, joined the Swing Left family. The national organization is now led by President and Founder Ethan Todras-Whitehill, and Co-Executive Directors Catherine Vaughan and Tori Taylor.

When we started Swing Left, we weren’t politicians or professional organizers. We are citizens. And like many people, we'd been sitting on the sidelines for too long. We didn't have all the answers, but we knew it was time to channel our anger and despair in a positive direction.

In the words of Barack Obama, We are the ones we have been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.

And so are you.


Get in touch

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