Voters chose the politics of inclusion

If the 2018 midterms taught us anything, they taught us that our nation is yearning for change. The status quo is no longer acceptable. This is evidenced by the 98 women winning election to Congress, the seven gubernatorial seats that switched from Republican to Democratic, and the historic election of Muslim, Native American, and openly LGBTQ candidates to Congress. It is a basic tenet of life that no one wants to be ignored. Voters are increasingly seeking candidates who speak boldly about issues that impact their lives. The midterms proved voters want to be a part of the politics of inclusion rather than the politics of division and hate. Progressives are fully prepared for the task at hand. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.), Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), Deb Haaland (D-N.M.), and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), who all defied expectations and won their electoral bids to Congress. They are not your usual well-connected candidates with massive amounts of money flowing their way.

via @Nina Turner, president of Our Revolution, which support progressive candidates including 70 first-time candidates who won elections Nov. 6. Turner is a former Ohio state senator and a founding fellow at the Sanders Institute.

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