Senate Flips Blue!
With Senators-elect Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff's wins in Georgia, Democrats take control of the U.S. Senate for the first time since 2014. Democrats were up against enormous challenges in 2020: the anti-democratic nature of the Senate, the structure of the Jim-Crow-era runoff system that is meant to disenfranchise voters of color, and the pandemic that has thrown traditional campaigning out the window.
This success would not have been possible without the gains we have made since 2016 and the decades of work local activists have invested in Georgia. We started in 2018 when Georgians flipped GA-06, sending Swing Left alum Rep. Lucy McBath to Congress. Stacy Abrams drew the blueprint for statewide victory during her 2018 gubernatorial campaign and through her work registering voters and fighting voter suppression across the state. The years invested in overcoming these hurdles laid the groundwork in Georgia for President-elect Biden to win the state, for Democrats to win the Senate, and will be a model for Democrats in the 2022 midterms.
Democratic seats flipped
2021 balance of power
50+1 D - 50 R
222 D - 212 R
By flipping the Senate, Democrats have unified control of the federal government for the first time since 2010. We will now have the opportunity to right the ship, roll back the horrendous policy agenda of the last four years, and chart a course forward to a more progressive future.
Holding onto Democratic majorities
2021 Virginia elections
The Virginia House of Delegates and gubernatorial races in 2021 will be Democrats' first test of whether they can continue the electoral successes of the last two years into 2022 and beyond. Stay tuned for more actions you can take to help Democrats maintain their majorities in Virginia.
2022 Congressional elections
When Democrats won unified control of the federal government in 2008, it took just two years for them to lose it. We must stay engaged and preserve the electoral progress that we have achieved since 2018. If not, we will struggle to reverse the ruin of the last four years, let alone chart a better alternative.
We can keep winning—together.
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