I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again: Vote! Check the registration deadlines in your state, get registered, and vote! If you have to get an ID, do it. If you have to jump through some hoops to prove eligibility, jump! They aren’t going to make it any easier to vote, so start now!
this fucking monster is running for Senator of California. he’s listed as nonpartisan and a doctor (of chiropractic) - but don’t be fooled into thinking he’s progressive by any means. make sure you and everyone you know from California are aware of this horrible man.
he submitted this statement openly on voting websites. dont just reblog, post his own quote that he’s so proud everywhere you can.
Danica Roem has won more votes than an extremely conservative incumbent representative in Virginia tonight, becoming the first transgender woman in the state to be elected to office – and the first out transgender person elected to a state legislature. Woohoo!
The contest was one of dozens of state legislative races where Democrats were pushing to gain ground in the Republican-majority General Assembly, buoyed by a surge of anti-Trump sentiment among Democrats and independents and hoping to provide an example for the nation of how to run in opposition to the unpopular Republican president.
Roem outraised Marshall 3-to-1, with nearly $500,000 in donations, much of it coming from LGBT advocates and other supportersacross the country. She and her supporters executed an aggressive ground game, knockingon doors more than 75,000 times in a district with 52,471 registered voters, sitting for endless public appearances and interviews, and maintaining a steady social media presence. […]
While Roem campaigned mostly on local frustrations with traffic congestion along Route 28, she also talked about her gender identity when asked. The race took an ugly turn when Marshall and his supporters released ads highlightingRoem’s transgender identity and referring to the Democrat with male pronouns.
In the end, that tactic failed, with Roem leading by nearly 10 percentage points with 90 percent of the vote counted, according to preliminary, unofficial results.
This is amazing news for all of us. Congratulations, Danica!
this time last year a racist orange and his homophobic sidekick was elected for office and all hell broke loose. this year, Danica Roem made history by becoming the first trans legislature. this is why it’s important to vote in local elections because every aspect of progress matters.
Stacey Abrams easily defeated Stacey Evans in the Georgia Democratic gubernatorial primary Tuesday.
Now, Abrams will attempt to make history by becoming the nation’s first black female governor — and Georgia’s first woman governor — by winning the general election in November in a state that Republicans still dominate.
“We are writing the next chapter of Georgia history, where no one is unseen, no one is unheard and no one is uninspired,” Abrams told supporters in Atlanta Tuesday night at her victory party.