Jun 16, 2020

The Hill

Democrats seize on protests, pandemic in push to flip statehouses

Democrats are looking to seize upon the issues of racial injustice and the coronavirus pandemic in their effort to take back control of state legislature seats across the country…

A number of Democratic candidates have explored activism, such as taking part in protests or working with community groups, as part of their campaigns, given the national climate.

“All organizing is local,” said David Cohen, the founder and co-CEO of Forward Majority, a group that works to elect Democrats at the state level. “I think campaigns need to be learning from that.”

“We tend to, I think, separate the activism we’re seeing right now from political activism and campaigns,” Cohen said. “Campaigns need to be thinking about how they are part of this social movement.”

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