Dear MoveOn member,
The past two years of hard work have really paid off: On election night—propelled by grassroots volunteers from coast to coast—we ended Republican control of Congress with the biggest blue midterm wave since the Watergate era!
The Democratic lead in the U.S. House continues to grow—and could swell to as many as 40 seats. Many of the newly-elected representatives reflect the communities they will serve and are champions for a progressive vision of our country's future.
And if you thought the progressive people power was going to stop fighting after Election Day, think again. Last Thursday night, just 48 hours after this historic election and 24 hours after Donald Trump fired Jeff Sessions and installed a loyalist to oversee Robert Mueller's Russia investigation, more than 100,000 people flooded the streets to declare that no one is above the law.
Our feet may be tired from marching and canvassing, but millions of us are deeply committed—and reinvigorated by this huge electoral win—to continue working to turn the tide for our country.
To celebrate our victory, we've printed up a batch of "Blue Wave 2020" stickers, and we want to send you one for free. Want one?
We didn't just end Republican control of the House, we elected incredible, history-making progressive candidates, including Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib, the first Muslim women ever elected to Congress; Deb Haaland and Sharice Davis, the first Native women in Congress; and Ayanna Pressley and Jahana Hayes, the first Black women ever elected to Congress from New England. These women and other progressive champions in the new Congress will protect our health care, defend our rights, and hold Trump accountable.
But this is only the beginning. Last week, we took back power in the House. Next time, we will take back the Senate and the White House!
We want to celebrate this historic victory with you.
We now have more levers than ever in our collective fight against Trump's worst attacks on immigrants, Muslims, women, people of color, and so many other groups. And, for the first time in Trump's presidency, we have a firewall in Washington, D.C., that can put a stop to Republican efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act and give more tax breaks to billionaires.
Of course, there is so much more to do. One hundred women in the House is an amazing milestone, but it is not enough. Congress should mirror the people of America. We will have to fight a reactionary Senate that lurched further rightward. We have so much work to do at the state and local levels. And we will have to gear up for the fight of our lives in 2020.
But, no matter the challenges ahead, make no mistake: This midterm election is a HUGE VICTORY.
Thanks for all you do.–Kelly, Adam, Stephanie, Maria, and the rest of the team
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