Midterm Elections

Democratic gubernatorial nominee Stacey Abrams, wearing a red sweater and gold necklace, leads a "March To The Polls" In Atlanta on October 28, 2018.

Midterms Update: Georgia's Abrams Ends Her Bid for Governor. Florida Is Still in Play

While Abrams acknowledged that there were no legal means to surmount what she calls irregularities, she refused to concede to her opponent.  

Baby in stroller waits as midterm election voters cast their ballots at Atlanta, Georgia's Grady High School polling station on November 6, 2018.

Voter Suppression: Did it Work?

Republicans attempted to silence voters of color in midterm races across the country.

Ayanna Pressley. Black woman in green dress stands behind wooden podium with sign that says, "Ayanna Pressley Democrat for Congress."

The Women of Color Who Made History on Election Night

So many progressive women taking office!

A Black Somali woman waves and smiles at the camera after winning election with three Black supporters standing behind her in a room with a black curtain in the background

Toolkit: How to Successfully Raise Funds for Progressive Candidates

As the political machine ramps up for 2020, The Collective co-founders Quentin James and Stefanie Brown James discuss five key fundraising strategies progressive candidates should replicate if they want to win big.

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Trans Candidates Made History by Running—and in Some Cases Winning—In the Midterms

As the Trump administration works to eliminate transgender rights, trans candidates ran for office in record numbers—and had a few notable victories.

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Your Faves Break Down Why You Need to Vote

Hasan Minhaj, Constance Wu, Keegan-Michael Key, Ibtihaj Muhammad and more want you to head to the polls.

The Baby Trump Balloon rises after being inflated in Battery Park as part of an 'Impeachment Parade' protest in New York City on October 28, 2018.

Trump Wants to End Birthright Citizenship, Experts Respond

But can the president legally change a constitutional amendment via an executive order?

A person holds an American flag as they participate in a ceremony to become an American citizen during a U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services naturalization ceremony at the Miami Field Office on August 17, 2018 in Miami, Florida.

Immigrants Seeking American Citizenship Face Extreme Delays

More than 700,000 permanent residents are waiting for their applications to be processed.

Large group of Honduran migrants prepare to sleep at an overnight immigrant shelter on October 15, 2018 in Esquipulas, Guatemala.

Pompeo Accuses Migrant Caravan of Inciting Violence

The U.S. Secretary of State did not provide any evidence for his claims against the group. 

Barbed wire surrounding a prison during sunset.

Amendment 4 Could Restore Voting Rights for Millions of Formerly Incarcerated People in Florida

People with felony convictions in the Sunshine State face some of the harshest voting laws in the nation.

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Republicans Attack 'Dangerous' Immigrants As Midterms Approach

A new report finds that Republican politicians are relying on fear tactics and lies to rally voters in the most competitive midterm races.

Rosario Dawson. Latinx woman with black hair in white t-shirt with red stripes and blue QR code in front of grey wall

Watch Rosario Dawson and Chadwick Boseman Describe Their 'First Time'...Voting

Celebrities and youth activists appear in “My First Time,” a new public service announcement that encourages viewers to register to vote in the midterm elections.

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Florida Lawsuit Seeks Bilingual Ballots for Puerto Ricans Who Fled Hurricane Maria

Several advocacy organizations say elected officials in Florida are violating the voting rights of tens of thousands of Puerto Ricans who moved to the mainland after the devastating hurricane.

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How You Can Make the Most of the 2018 Midterm Elections

From registering to voting to advocating for the rights of others, these tools have you covered.

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Women's Convention to Gather Thousands to Strategize Ahead of Midterm Elections

The conference aims to secure liberation for “women of all races, ethnicities, ages, disabilities, sexual identities, gender expressions, immigration statuses, religious faiths and economic statuses.”

Alabama Bans Sharia Law and Other 2014 Ballot Measures

Minimum-wage hikes, legal weed and sentencing reform were among the measures in play.

Economic Justice Makes or Breaks Elections

Lack of economic progress may lead to poor voter turnout.