Important Midterm Campaigns Where Your Small Donations Can Help
As you know by now, the Midterm Elections are nearly upon us and we are quite literally battling the forces of evil to save our country and the world. That is not hyperbole.
To be victorious the Democrats are going to have to take a number of congressional seats from the Republicans. While we obviously can’t all vote in these districts, we can give money to important campaigns to help them win. Remember, the average donation to Bernie Sanders’s campaign was $27, so lots of small donations can become a large amount of money.
With this in mind my friends Lou and Mimi did some research into which campaigns are the best for us to donate to. They used the following criteria to determine who to donate to, and stressed how important it was do donate now since campaigns can’t do much if you give them money a week before the election:
1. Competitive CA Congressional races, based on the Crooked 8 (7 GOP-held CA House districts that Hillary won in 2016, plus CA-22 because fuck Devin Nunes)
2. NV Senate – Jacky Rosen is a pretty good candidate and Dean Heller sucks – closest competitive Senate race to us here in SF
4.Preferably not taking corporate PAC money
They settled on the following candidates to support, all of whom are pretty cool:
Jacky Rosen – NV Senate
As mentioned above, Rosen is a pretty good candidate and Dean Heller sucks – closest competitive Senate race to us here in SF.
Stacey Abrams – Georgia Governor
Abrams would be the first black woman elected Governor of a US State and is one of the most amazing candidates running nationwide.
Andrew Janz – CA-22 House (Central Valley)
Janz is running against Devin Nunes, one of the biggest enablers of Trump in DC.
Ammar Campa-Najjar – CA-50 House (San Diego)
Campa-Najjar is a badass 29-year-old former Obama White House staffer running against Duncan Hunter, who has been indicted(!!) for using campaign funds on himself and his family. Campa-Najjar is not taking corporate PAC money.
Katie Hill – CA-25 House (LA/Ventura County)
Hill is the Executive Director of People Assisting the Homeless (PATH), California’s largest non-profit provider of homes for the homeless. Identifies as bisexual.
Katie Porter – CA-45 House (Orange County)
Porter is a lawyer and consumer protection advocate who held Wall Street accountable for ripping off Californians, and isn’t taking any corporate PAC money.
Harley Rouda – CA-48 House (Orange County)
Rouda is also not taking corporate PAC money, and is looking to unseat “Putin’s favorite congressman” Dana Rohrabacher.