Y’all, I only managed 211 words tonight. We’re making history all over the country.
- Massachusetts elected their first black Congresswoman
- Michigan and Minnesota are sending two Muslim women to Washington
- Colorado chose the first openly gay governor in the U.S.
- Florida restored voting rights to over 1 million convicted felons
- KS elected the first Native American woman in Congress ever
- Women are kicking ass everywhere
We didn’t win everything. Beto O’Rourke lost to Ted “Zodiac” Cruz, but that frees him up to run for president. I hope he does, and I hope he picks a woman as a running mate. Or I hope Kamala Harris runs and picks Beto as her running mate. Either way, I’d vote so hard for that ticket.
Climate denier Rick Scott won a Senate seat in Flori-duh; good luck with that when sea levels rise and flood the entire state, suckers.
And Bannon-backed Trump asslicker Josh Hawley beat Democrat Claire McCaskill in Missouri (precipitating my exit from the state that also got a travel warning from the NAACP; goodbye, you racist pesthole).
Good news; he didn’t beat her by much. Voters this year have been fierce.
And although Missouri state legislature looks to stay solidly red (ugh), voters seem to have approved an amendment to improve ethics and campaign finance rules and curb redistricting. Also, it’s early, but it looks like medical marijuana will pass. And the minimum wage increase too, hopefully!
I hope your races are turning out the way you’d hoped. Don’t be discouraged if they didn’t. And don’t be complacent if they did. We have only just begun our work. Keep participating, keep voting in local races, and hold our newly elected representatives accountable.
Celebrate wins, mourn losses, and tomorrow, we roll up our sleeves and push that Blue Wave forward. On to 2020!