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Swing Left's plan to strengthen our democracy
Extremism is now thriving in the Republican Party. Decades of conservative effort to shape state legislatures, courts, news narratives, and the federal government itself have resulted in an environment skewed to promote an extreme right-wing minority’s viewpoints and agenda. With this power, Republicans have consistently targeted women, folks with lower incomes, people of color, and the LGBTQ+ community to uphold white supremacist, patriarchal power structures.
Democrats made progress against Trump and Trumpism in 2018, 2020, and 2022, but we still have work to do to protect and expand democracy and defeat the GOP.
But finding the right way to get involved to defeat the radical right is complicated. There are thousands of potential Democratic campaigns and civic organizations to support. Folks are inundated with “the sky is falling” messaging from committees, consultants, and by the few—sometimes uncompetitive—candidates who emerge onto the national stage. It’s hard to gauge electoral priorities and realities.
Folks are increasingly bombarded with political spam and treated like ATM machines, with little to no transparency around why their dollars matter and how their donations are being put to use. And they’re too often scorned by campaigns who blaze in, demand financial resources and countless hours of time, and then disappear after a primary or general election, leaving little to no long-term community infrastructure or relationships in place for meaningful organizing and power building. It’s overwhelming, it’s transactional, and it’s unsustainable.
Swing Left cuts through the noise and connects people to invest their time and money in the most competitive elections in support of Democratic candidates.
Combating the decades-long rise of the radical right and stopping the pervasive spread of Republican extremism at the ballot box requires more than righteous anger. It requires:
➜ Sustained action, year round, focused strategically around where our community’s time and dollars can be deployed most effectively
➜ A national-scale mobilization effort for immediate wins in the short term
➜ Infrastructure, relationships, and trust building in communities across the country for meaningful long-term progress
Our current priorities
Make gains in the VA General Assembly
Win Back the House Fund
Democrats lost the House by just 6,675 votes in 2022, and will only need to net five seats to regain the majority. This fight is winnable, so we're investing in races where our collective efforts can make the biggest impact.
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