WHAT'S HAPPENING

As we gear up to take back the House in 2018, read some of the latest news and blog posts that demand our attention and action.

Millions of Black Voters Are Being Purged From Voter Rolls, Often Illegally: Report

August 1, 2018 7:21 pm

By Michael Harriot for The Root As the end of Barack Obama’s presidency grew closer, election officials began preparing for the next election. Instead of strengthening the security of voting machines and making voting more accessible to citizens, states did…

Lucy McBath for Georgia’s 6th Congressional District

June 27, 2018 1:43 am

“I see voting rights as not only an issue for underprivileged communities and people of color, but also for women. With the implementation of onerous voting ID laws, certain women who change their names may not have access to cast…

Nuchhi Currier for Maryland’s 16th legislative district

June 13, 2018 8:48 pm

The AWP is excited to announce our endorsement of Nuchhi Currier for Maryland’s 16th legislative district. Nuchhi Currier is the 6-term president of the Women’s National Democratic Club and has written policy both nationally and internationally. As an immigrant woman…

Episode 5: The Mighty Mighty Mid-terms!

June 8, 2018 6:35 pm

Episode 5 of ‘Let’s Talk About Policy’ discusses some possible outcomes from the upcoming 2018 Mid-term elections as well as some of the policies Democrats should be messaging on.

A guide to the 2018 midterm elections

June 7, 2018 9:23 pm

From Vox.com The elections held on Tuesday, November 6, are the first midterms under President Donald Trump, and the stakes for both parties are incredibly high. A fired up Democratic base threatens Republicans’ unified control of federal government — and…

Midterm Wave Watcher: Essential survey research insights on the 2018 midterm elections

June 7, 2018 9:11 pm

Morning Consult interviews registered voters across the country every day to gauge their opinions on their elected officials as well as whom they’re planning to vote for in the upcoming 2018 midterm elections for House and Senate. This data, based…

Zahra Suratwala for DuPage County Board, District 1 in Illinois

June 7, 2018 5:21 pm

The AWP is pleased to endorse Zahra Suratwala for DuPage County Board, District 1 in Illinois. Zahra is a longtime resident of DuPage County who is passionate about improving the community. She is a strong supporter of reproductive rights, LGBTQ…

Episode 4: Win With Women

April 26, 2018 3:37 pm

Brandy Brooks for Montgomery County Council At-Large in Maryland

April 24, 2018 9:37 pm

The AWP is proud to announce our endorsement of Brandy Brooks for Montgomery County Council At-Large in Maryland. Brandy has a strong commitment to women’s rights, LGBT protections, gun sense measures, and voter enfranchisement. Brandy Brooks is running a diverse…

Here’s How Trump Is Rigging Democracy at the Voting Booth

April 24, 2018 9:33 pm

Go to MotherJones for more info: Today we’re launching a new Mother Jones video series explaining everything you need to know about efforts to undermine voting in America. We’ve covered this territory for years. In 2012, Kevin Drum detailed the…

People Voted for Trump Because They Were Anxious, Not Poor

April 24, 2018 9:21 pm

By Olga Khazan For the past 18 months, many political scientists have been seized by one question: Less-educated whites were President Trump’s most enthusiastic supporters. But why, exactly? Was their vote some sort of cri de coeur about a changing…

Episode 3: ‘Amend The 2nd?

April 4, 2018 10:10 pm