pushing for prOgress
…with many more TBA!
March On is launching “Pushing for Progress: A Panel Series About Learning from 2020 and Planning for 2022,” a three-part series dedicated to what happened during the 2020 election cycle, what we can learn from it and how we can apply those lessons to 2022 and beyond.
This dynamic series features discussion among political, civic and labor leaders addressing the factors that defined these historic elections and what they mean for future efforts to retain and build on a progressive majority.
During the presidential election of 2020, Georgia became a major battleground as the state made a historic flip from red to blue. All eyes remained on the state as two progressive Senate candidates flipped control of the Senate to Democrats. This panel will examine what worked and why, from massive grassroots organizing to the candidates themselves and their bold progressive messaging.
Despite Florida’s right tilt in recent election cycles, progressives were hopeful they could make inroads at the state level in 2020 and flip the state for Joe Biden. Instead, Republicans flipped five state House seats and Biden lost by a larger margin than expected. This panel will examine what went wrong and the next steps for progressives as they reckon with a serious need to rebuild operations in Florida.
The same factors that were critical to success in Georgia exist today in Texas. As we push toward the 2022 midterms, this panel discussion will examine conditions in Texas and how the lessons learned in Georgia and Florida can apply to help progressives move the state blue in 2022 and even flip it in 2024.