State Legislatures Are KEY
State legislatures not only create the laws that affect the everyday lives of their constituents, they also play a critical role in determining the districts for the U.S. House of Representatives and thus the fate of the entire country. November 2020 elections are critical as many state legislatures will be responsible for drawing new districts after the 2020 census. Local Majority provides research that is practical and accessible to support progressive campaigns for state legislature. Join us or support our efforts!
Our Recent Reports
Read here for our latest in-depth research reports supporting progressive state district campaigns.
This in-depth analysis of recent legislation reveals a lack of connection between GOP politicians and issues of deep concern to their constituents in districts across the state. The GOP has become the “anti” party (anti-environment, anti-workers’ rights, anti-public education, anti-affordable health care, anti-reproductive rights, anti-immigration, and more). more ...
Voting in lockstep on issues, the Republican bloc in the Michigan State Legislature has imposed an agenda on Michigan that does not represent the views of the general population. An in-depth analysis of recent legislation reveals that the GOP has become the “anti” party (anti-environmental regulations, anti-public education, anti-affordable health care, anti-social assistance programs, anti-reproductive rights, anti-immigration, anti-gay rights, anti-gun safety and more).
This summary report includes legislation that has become Republican mainstays in recent years. Voting in lockstep on issues, the GOP bloc in the Pennsylvania House and Senate has imposed an agenda at odds with the views of the general population. This analysis of recent legislation reveals a disconnect between GOP politicians’ priorities and the issues of greatest concern to their constituents. Republicans are now the “anti” party (anti-environmental regulations, anti-public education, anti-affordable health care, anti-social assistance programs, anti-reproductive rights, anti-immigration, anti-gay rights, anti-gun safety, etc.)
Our States 2020
We are working on 2020 with states where we can make a big difference and help flip seats BLUE in state Houses and Senates.
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This powerful film examines how gerrymandering influences elections and sways outcomes. Gerrymandering has become a hot-button political topic and symbol for everything broken about the American electoral process. But there are those on the front lines fighting to change the system.
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“Slay the Dragon.”
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It’s All AboutSaving our Democracy
It's time to flip the country BLUE.
Help us take back state legislatures in November.
BLUE IN 2019 and 2020!
Our 2019 VIRGINIA RESULTS
The House of Delegates and State Senate Flipped BLUE.
New BLUE Trifecta in Virginia.
Thanks to everyone who supported Local Majority in Virginia - we couldn't have done our work without you.
Virginia needed 2 new seats in the state house & 2 in the state senate to take full control; we turned SIX state house seats from red to blue and TWO seats in the senate. We also held onto three seats in the House electing new Democrats by wide margins.
Ghazala Hashmi is the first Muslim elected to the Virginia state Senate - won by a wide margin.
Local Majority & OUR ROLLING BILLBOARD were on the ground canvassing in Virginia one week before the election, knocking on over 1500 doors and logging tons miles. It was well worth the effort.
2018 Election Results: Democratic Tsunami!
The Blue Wave hit the 2018 midterm elections!
US House of Representatives: 40 seats flipped and Democrats took control!
US Senate: 2 seats flipped (AZ, NV), lost 4 seats, but defended 22.
National popular vote margin: 8.9 million Democratic votes over Republicans.
Governors: Dems picked up 13 seats!
State Legislative Chambers: Dems flipped 6! (CO Senate, CT Senate, ME Senate, MN House, NH Senate AND House, and NY Senate)
State Legislative races: Dems picked up at least 332 seats.
LOCAL MAJORITY 2018 RESULTS
Local Majority had very successful results supporting state legislative candidates in Florida, Michigan, and Minnesota with targeted legislative and opposition research and election activities.
Democrats flipped 6 seats in the state House. Local Majority provided research and other assistance to all six.
One seat in the state Senate flipped. Assistance provided by Local Majority.
In a state that is nearly evenly divided between Democrats and Republicans, the partisan gerrymandering and voter suppression is extreme with the Republican trifecta. Democrats are not represented at the state legislative level. Key talking point for Florida for 2020.
Michigan’s voter turnout was the highest for midterm elections in nearly 50 years.
Broke Trifecta in heavily gerrymandered state
Gained 6 seats in State House
Gained 6 seats in state Senate, depriving Republicans of their supermajority.
Local Majority districts: 4 of the districts we worked with flipped and 2 others came within about 1% of ousting the Republican incumbent (shifting the MOV by ~-12%) in two Trump-won districts.
Highest voter turnout in the nation.
State House flipped Democratic (18 seats).
Governor stayed Democratic.
Divided State (MN Senate is Republican controlled by 1 vote, having flipped 6 seats in 2016 to take control. All 67 seats are up for election in 2020).
Local Majority supported candidates: 12 of the candidates we assisted flipped seats.
Our 2017 VIRGINIA RESULTS
13 out of our 15 supported candidates for the VA House of Delegates won in November 2017!
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It's VITAL that we help get Virginia Democrats elected this year and if you live in Virginia that you vote for Democrats on November 5, 2019.
Our Democracy is at stake as well as our Healthcare and Human Rights.
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