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Help Swing Left Swing the Country Left

This OTYCD entry originally posted in January 2018.

Join forces with Swing Left, an organization that aims to flip control of the House of Representatives to the Democratic Party in 2018.

 

Swing Left was one of the many progressive civic groups that rose from the ashes of the 2016 election. Its leaders estimate that if we successfully defend the 17 vulnerable Democrat-held house seats and gain 24 more, Democrats can win control of that chamber.

 

Swing Left has identified 64 “swing districts”–those where Clinton beat Trump by 15 percent of the vote or less, or districts that have a large number of Swing Left volunteers. If Democrats win 65 percent of the swing districts, the house is theirs.

 

If you plug your geographical information into the Swing Left search engine, it will tell you where your nearest swing district is. It might be relatively far from you. It could be the next district over. Or, you could be living in it.

 

Once you know where your swing district is, you can consider how best to help turn it blue–joining forces with volunteers, phone-banking, canvassing, attending events, fundraising or donating to candidates, and more.

 

 

See the Swing Left website:

https://swingleft.org

 

 

Read its ‘About’ and ‘FAQ’ pages:

https://swingleft.org/about

https://swingleft.org/faq

 

 

Subscribe to One Thing You Can Do by clicking the button on the upper right of the page. And tell your friends about the blog!

 

 

Read a January 2017 New Yorker story on Swing Left’s origins:

http://www.newyorker.com/culture/jia-tolentino/swing-left-and-the-post-election-surge-of-progressive-activism

 

 

See its Volunteer Dashboard:

https://swingleft.org/volunteer-dashboard

 

 

Donate to Swing Left:

https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/swingleft

 

 

Follow Swing Left on Twitter:

@swingleft