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Help Flippable Support Democrats in State Elections in 2019

Help Flippable support Democratic candidates in state elections in 2019.

 

Recently we at OTYCD asked you to see if you have state or local elections in 2019.

 

If you don’t (or, hey, if you do and you have the bandwidth to take on more), and you’re up for helping win elections elsewhere in America, throw your weight behind the work of Flippable.

 

We at OTYCD have written about Flippable and its work before. It aims to help elect Democrats at the state level, which helps flip legislatures blue.

 

One of Flippable’s first great successes was the 2017 legislative elections in Virginia. Flippable and the Virginia Democrats wildly overperformed, coming within a coin flip of controlling the state’s House of Delegates–no one predicted that.

 

The winners included Elizabeth Guzman, Kathy Tran, Hala Ayala, David Reid, Cheryl Turpin, Jennifer Carroll Foy, and Danica Roem, to whom we also devoted a Believe It: You Matter post, because she’s just that awesome.

 

You can help any one of those defending incumbents in Virginia by looking up their campaign websites and giving them some money.

 

You can also donate to Flippable and its work helping get Democrats elected and re-elected in key states. Virginia is one of five focus states in 2019. Having done so ridiculously well in 2017, Flippable hopes to defend its wins and build on them to turn Virginia’s legislature properly blue in November.

 

 

See the Flippable home page:

https://flippable.org

 

 

Read the Flippable blog:

https://www.flippable.org/blog/

 

 

Read a February 2019 post Flippable published on Medium about its goals for Virginia.

 

 

Donate to the Flippable fund:

https://secure.actblue.com/donate/flippablefund1?refcode=website-home-2donate&_ga=2.45035940.1636322384.1553383692-117533993.1502038586

 

 

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Like Flippable on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/flippableorg

 

 

Follow Flippable on Twitter:

@flippable_org

 

 

Read articles from 2017 on the coin flip to decide which party would control Virginia’s House of Delegates:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/politics/wp/2017/12/22/that-coin-toss-election-in-virginia-dramatic-but-it-pales-in-comparison-to-other-historic-contests/?utm_term=.297c45a6d57b

https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/12/virginia-democrats-house-of-delegates-election/548846/

Elections · GOOD UPDATE! · Use Your Power, Recruit Friends · Vote with your Dollars

GOOD UPDATE! Democrat Elizabeth Guzman WON a Seat In Virginia’s State Legislature

This OTYCD entry originally posted in October 2017.

YES YES YES! Per Flippable, Democrat Elizabeth Guzman won her race for a seat in the Virginia state senate. Hooray!

Original text of this post follows.

Support Elizabeth Guzman, a Democrat running for a seat in Virginia’s state legislature.

Flippable, the organization created after the 2016 elections to focus on state and local elections, has identified the state of Virginia as, well, flippable. All 100 seats in its House of Delegates are up for grabs on November 7, 2017.

We at OTYCD hope to prep and post items on the five Democratic Virginia candidates in the districts that Flippable has deemed most worthy of your time and money.

Guzman is an immigrant from Peru who has lived in Virginia for more than 15 years. She works for the City of Alexandria as the division chief of administrative services for its Center for Adult Services.

She wants to invest in Virginia public schools and increase the number of mental health counselors in particular. She wants to expand Medicaid and increase the minimum wage. She would protect the state’s environment, with an eye toward preserving its farmland. She favors allowing undocumented Virginians to apply for driver’s licenses. She has gained the endorsements of Planned Parenthood Virginia, Daily Kos, NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia, the Latino Victory Fund, Emily’s List, and the Progressive Change Campaign Committee, among others.

 

See Guzman’s campaign website:

http://www.elizabethguzmanforvirginia.com

 

See her Meet Elizabeth page:

http://www.elizabethguzmanforvirginia.com/about-me

 

See her Our Plan page:

http://www.elizabethguzmanforvirginia.com/issues

 

Donate to Guzman’s campaign:

https://secure.actblue.com/donate/flipva31-17?refcode=31-elizabeth-website-district

 

Volunteer for her campaign:

http://www.elizabethguzmanforvirginia.com/involved

 

Like her on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/elizabethguzmanva/

 

Follow her on Twitter:

@guzman4delegate

 

See her Flippable page:

http://elections.flippable.org/elections?id=SVAH031

 

See Guzman’s Crowdpac page:

https://www.crowdpac.com/candidates/5827f9e958388d7e29bfe997/elizabeth-guzman

 

See her Ballotpedia page:

https://ballotpedia.org/Elizabeth_Guzman

 

See her Sister District page:

https://www.sisterdistrict.com/vahod31/

 

See Flippable’s ‘Why Flip Virginia?’ page and see the other four chosen Virginia candidates:

https://www.flippable.org/virginia-house#wsimg