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The Facebook Group That Could Flip Pennsylvania

Marcia Brown The American Prospect
Boasting more than 120,000 members, it’s one of the largest pro-Biden online communities, and a source of camaraderie and support. Millions of women marched in protest across the country, and never stopped.

What Do Swing Women Voters Want?

Karen Nussbaum The American Prospect
There’s an appetite for progressive policies — but it’s complicated out there, and we need to engage voters one-on-one. There is a narrow path to beating Trump in 2020, and it goes in part through these swing women voters.

New Group Launches to Harness Political Power of Women

Julie Pace AP News
Dubbed Supermajority, the group, which describes itself as multiracial and intergenerational, has a goal of training and mobilizing 2 million women over the next year to become organizers and political leaders in their communities.

The Victory in Alabama - Black Voters Crucial - How Roy Moore Was Defeated (four perspectives)

Bill Fletcher,Jr; Ally Boguhn; Kira Lerner; Douglas William Portside
98 percent of black women and 93% of black men voted for Democratic Senator-elect Doug Jones yesterday in Alabama, a state where black people make up a quarter of the population. Black voters made up 28% of the electorate on Tuesday, a turnout that hasn’t been seen since President Obama’s 2008 and 2012 campaigns. Since those numbers started to trickle in late last night and early this morning, one thing became clear: black voters saved America from Roy Moore.
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