Movement building is about a movement first, and elections to that end. If a particular candidate doesn’t square ideologically or tactically with you, it’s not a reason to stay home. It’s a reason to seek out other candidates on the ballot who might otherwise be at risk in such an electoral environment. It’s a reason to double down on organizing and building local infrastructure that isn’t explicitly electoral. Not only does it go to help races both above and below on the ticket, but it’s the way that candidates progressively get better and the party progressively gets stronger.

Heading Off The Enthusiasm Gap, by Lucas O’Connor.

I’ll have more to say later on what was, frankly, a lousy night for progressives and the causes we hold dear, especially if you believe in equal rights for all Americans. We need to hold on, and stay strong – the tide is with us.


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