Steve Peoples, Associated Press Updated 3:14 pm PST, Monday, November 12, 2018 Rep.-elect Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., listens during a news conference with members of the Progressive Caucus in Washington, Monday, Nov. 12, 2018. Rep.-elect Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., listens during a news conference with members of the Progressive Caucus in Washington, Monday, Nov. 12, 2018. Photo: Susan Walsh, AP Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., listens during a news conference with members of the Progressive Caucus in Washington, Monday, Nov. 12, 2018. Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., listens during a news conference with members of the Progressive Caucus in Washington, Monday, Nov. 12, 2018. Photo: Susan Walsh, AP U.S. Senator-elect Jacky Rosen meets with Las Vegas reporters to discuss her win and priorities as Nevada's next senator on … [Read more...] about No ‘blue wave,’ but Democrats’ midterm success sinking in
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For anybody here who has an ancestor who didn’t have the right to vote and you are choosing not to vote…you are dishonoring your family. You are disrespecting and disregarding their legacy, their suffering, and their dreams. … —Oprah Winfrey That powerful message represented the call to action delivered by one of the most influential figures in the world today. In a stump speech in Georgia last week—the first since she exercised her version of the bully pulpit to help galvanize millions to elect the first African American president—Winfrey emphasized why the political stakes couldn’t be higher come Tuesday while energizing voters to go to the polls in droves for a historic gubernatorial election: Democrat Stacey Abrams’ bid to become the first African American female governor in U.S. history. The hotly contested race between Abrams, the former minority leader of the Georgia House of Representatives, and Republican Secretary of State … [Read more...] about Midterms 2018: Will Black Voters Put Trump in Check?
By Thomas Barrabi Published November 03, 2018 Midterm Elections FOXBusiness Facebook Twitter Comments Print video Ben & Jerry’s new anti-Trump ice cream, ‘Pecan Resist’ Ben & Jerry’s, the Vermont-based ice cream company known for backing progressive causes, launched a new ice cream “Pecan Resist,” a flavor that “supports groups creating a more just and equitable nation for us all, and who are fighting President Trump’s regressive agenda.” Dozens of major corporations have poured money into the 2018 midterm election races before Nov. 6, but at least two companies have gone a step further by taking a definitive stance for – or against – political figures. Continue Reading Below Last month, outdoor retailer Patagonia formally endorsed Democrats involved in tight Senate races in two states – Rep. Jacky Rosen, who is challenging incumbent Republican Sen. Dean Heller … [Read more...] about Midterms 2018: Ben & Jerry’s, Patagonia take political stances before Election Day
U.S. The Need to Impeach campaign aimed at removing President Donald Trump from office is spending $10 million on an effort to weaken him through the November midterm elections. Need to Impeach founder Tom Steyer, a billionaire Democratic donor, announced his campaign’s Need to Vote initiative in an online video conference from Lansing, Michigan, on Monday. The initiative seeks to mobilize the more than 5.5 million people who signed an online petition urging Congress to begin impeachment proceedings against Trump. They are being encouraged to vote on November 6 and help Democrats win back the House of Representatives. “Our first order of business remains demanding the removal of a reckless, lawless and dangerous president,” Steyer said. “But together, I believe we are now in a position to accomplish a lot more than that.” Recommended Slideshows 76 50 Highest Paying Jobs in the United States 80 In Pictures: Top 50 U.S. Cities … [Read more...] about Trump Impeachment Campaign Spending $10 Million to Get Anti-Trumpers to Vote Democrat in 2018 Midterms
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Michael R. Bloomberg June 20, 2018 I’ve never much liked political parties. I’ve always believed that we should put country before party. Too many politicians practice the reverse, with terrible consequences for the American people. But although I don’t believe in partisanship, I very much believe in the importance of politics and elections. That’s how we make change and progress in a democracy.Over the years, I have supported candidates in both parties who were willing to break with partisanship and the special interests and seek common ground around solutions to make America better. I’ve focused my philanthropy partly around bipartisan gun safety and environmental and immigration reform measures, and my political giving has been focused around those priorities as well. Advertisement In the last election, for example, I spent nearly … [Read more...] about Michael R. Bloomberg: Why I’m supporting Democrats in 2018