Statement from America Votes President Greg Speed on Historic 2018 Midterm Victories

November 7, 2018

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America Votes President Greg Speed released the following statement on the 2018 election night results, which included Democrats flipping control of the U.S. House, seven governors’ mansions, numerous legislative chambers and statewide offices, as well as the passage of ballot measures that will create a more inclusive democracy and modern elections in states from Florida to Michigan to Nevada:

“From Washington, DC, to state capitals to local offices, progressives’ significant gains in power at every lever were fueled by the unprecedented voter mobilization of America Votes and hundreds of partner organizations working in close coordination in the field.

“All told, America Votes partners knocked on at least 20 million doors and sent millions of calls and texts that fueled historic midterm turnout and sharp increases among youth and voters of color in key states from Nevada to Wisconsin to North Carolina. The America Votes coalition is focused on the long game, working year-round to engage and organize communities to build progressive power from the state and local levels to DC.

“We are extremely proud of our partners’ efforts to flip control of five gubernatorial mansions and five legislative chambers in the America Votes state network, deliver at least a dozen pickups in the U.S. House and pass initiatives to protect democracy and expand voter participation in Florida, Michigan, Nevada and North Carolina.”

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