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. Local Majority provides research that is practical and accessible to support progressive campaigns for state legislature. Join us or support our efforts!
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 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.
Florida voters opted to re-enfranchise ex-felons who have served their sentence, restoring the vote to over 1.4 million Floridians through Amendment 4 to Florida’s constitution. This should have tremendous positive effects in 2020 for Democrats.
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.
US House: Flipped 2 seats
Broke Trifecta in heavily gerrymandered state
Elected Democratic Governor
Gained 6 seats in State House
Gained 6 seats in state Senate, depriving Republicans of their supermajority.
Flipped all three executive leadership spots for Governor, Attorney General, and Secretary of State. (Crucial for redistricting after 2020 census)
Huge wins (by 70%) for voting rights in Michigan:
All three ballot propositions in Michigan passed (including Prop 1 for legalizing marijuana).
Prop 2: Creates an independent citizen commission that will redraw the congressional district lines every 10 years. (4 Repubs, 4 Dems, 5 Independents)
Prop 3: Voting rights including automatic registration, permanent absentee voting, election results auditing among many other rights.
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.
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It's VITAL that we help get Democrats elected this year and that you vote for Democrats on November 6.
Our Democracy is at stake as well as our Healthcare and Human Rights.
Campaigns: Use our Tools
Local Majority has put together a variety of resources for Democratic campaigns. These include:
- Resources for finding volunteers
- Video PSAs with Julia Louis-Dreyfus to help amplify your message
- Issue ads
- Research resources
Find information under the Candidates tab or click the button below.
Our Latest Reports
Read here for our latest in-depth research reports supporting progressive state district campaigns.
Sea-Level Rise in Florida
Scientists predict that sea level will rise nearly 7 feet by the year 2100 if no action is taken to address climate change. By that time, 90 coastal communities in Florida will experience chronic inundation, which means that 10% or more of a community’s land area will be flooded by high tides an average of 26 times annually (every other week). The area affected will be much greater than 10% in most of those communities, and some will virtually disappear under water. more ..
Renewable Energy in Florida
While the Sunshine State is home to balmy beaches and sunny skies, its state of renewable energy production and consumption is dismal. Controlled by the Republican Party in the House and Senate for over 20 years, Democratic initiatives to launch energy-saving measures that would capitalize on the state’s natural solar and renewable resources have been overruled by the GOP, the same party funded by the utility companies. more …
Medicaid Expansion in Florida
Expanding Medicaid in Florida will improve the health of adults, children, veterans, and the working poor, it will help fight the opioid crisis which kills 14 people a day in Florida. Expanding Medicaid is good for the Florida economy and will return federal dollars to the Sunshine State that taxpayers in Florida paid into the system. more …
We are supporting states for the November 2018 midterm elections where we can make a big difference and help flip seats blue in State Houses and Senates.
Democrats make up nearly 50% in this heavily-gerrymandered state but have little representation in state government. Only 40% in the Senate and 33% in the House. It's time to turn the state Blue!
Democrats make up 49.8% of the electorate but are not represented in this heavily-gerrymandered and voter-suppressed state. The Dems only have 43% of the Senate and only 29% of the Senate! With all the term limits, it's time to turn this state back to BLUE!
Hillary carried Minnesota by 1.4% in the General Election after losing to Sanders in the Democratic primary 62% to 38%. Elections in November 2018 are for all 134 members of the State House. Democrats need to flip 11 seats to regain control. Hillary won 12 of the districts in 2016 that are currently occupied by a nervous Republican. The State Senate is not up for reelection in November 2018.
Our Featured Candidates
Click here for all the progressive state district campaigns we are supporting with our research.
Dr. Kayser Enneking
Healthcare leader who has strengthened the quality of care provided to patients in this district. Kayser has a prescription for prosperity that will make life better for Florida families with expanded Medicaid, fully-funded public schools, and small business support.
Public school educator wants to represent the average, hard-working Michigander and their values and improve schools.
Our VIRGINIA RESULTS
13 out of our 15 supported candidates for the VA House of Delegates won in November 2017!
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Help us take back state legislatures in November.
BLUE IN 2018!
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It's VITAL that you vote for Democrats on November 6. Our Democracy is at stake as is our Healthcare and our Rights.