2018 Midterms

No Welcome Mat: The Problem with Houselessness Policies

Instead of shaming people without homes, states should create programs that focus on securing housing for people.

Ending Voter Suppression Is the Only Way to Stop the GOP

Since the Supreme Court decimated key parts of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 in 2013, conservative legislatures have continued targeting low-income communities of color, elders, disabled people, students, and other key Democratic constituencies.  Read more »

Backtalk: Thank You for Voting—Next!

This week, Dahlia and Amy give an update on the latest horrifying policies the Trump administration are hoping to force into law. Beyond the midterm elections, the monsters in the White House are working overtime to push through harmful legislation including limiting gender to being recognized to... Read more »

Queering the Midterms: 2018’s Barrier-Breaking LGBTQ Candidates

While Democrats’ failed to regain the Senate, this certainly feels like a rainbow wave. Read more »

It’s 420 Somewhere: The Growing Embrace of Legal Weed

Marijuana legalization legislation was on the ballot in four states this week. Read more »

5 Midterm Victory Speeches from Leaders We're so Ready For

These victory speeches capture the energy and excitement sweeping the country—and serve as a teaser for what’s to come from these five newly elected champions. Read more »

What Just Happened?: The Year of the Woman 2.0

Last night was a powerful start to taking back the democratic process. Read more »

7 Congressional Races That Could Reshape the Country

Here’s the latest on seven key races to pay attention to today. Read more »

These Governors’ Races Can Turn the Tide

Every state deserves a governor invested in the people, and we hope the winners of these races do exactly that. Read more »

Native Women Activists Are Turning out the Vote in North Dakota

More than 7,900 Native voters could be disenfranchised by recent court rulings. Read more »

Mile-High Hopes: Saira Rao is Fighting for the Future of Colorado

As Colorado changes, a crop of emerging politicians is vying to dethrone the old guard. Read more »