A few weeks ago, we launched Organizing for '18 with a simple message: "Get involved this year. The stakes are too high to sit this one out."
Thousands of people signed up, and hundreds of them took it a step further -- applying to be Team '18 Leaders.
From now until November, these volunteer organizers will be getting to work in their communities, mobilizing, training, and plugging people in to key races around the country.
This is big, Sula.
Organizing for '18 is a massive, nationwide effort to combine the enthusiasm and appetite for change that's spreading across the country with OFA's grassroots volunteer network, online tools, and advanced trainings on organizing best-practices.
Visit the Organizing for '18 homepage to see a full list of target states and learn how you can get involved right away.
Here's a quick look at a few pivotal places where OFA's organizers will be working this year:
Illinois' 6th district: Illinois' representative in the 6th district, Peter Roskam, has been in lock-step with Donald Trump since election day -- voting for his agenda 94% of the time. His votes are out of touch with his constituents, and they deserve better. It's time to vote him out.
Georgia: For the first time in a long time, voters in Georgia have the chance to elect a progressive governor when they step into the booth this November. Conservative gerrymandering has given Republicans a significant advantage in the state legislature here, but this year we can change that dynamic.
Texas' 7th district: Instead of standing up for the people who sent him to Washington, Rep. John Culberson has consistently put party over country. This November, OFA supporters are organizing to elect someone who will reject cynical partisan politics and stand up for Texans on the issues that matter most.
That's a sampling, Sula, but visit the website for a full breakdown. You can signup to get involved there, and we'll be in touch soon:
Federal Campaigns Director
Organizing for Action