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The last five years have been tense, emotional, and action packed. We’ve won big victories, from defeating Trump to winning school board and city council races. We’ve also lost heartbreakingly close elections and policy fights, while organizing through a global pandemic and economic downturn. Every step of the way we’ve built skills and grown as activists, leading to a wealth of experience, maturity and know-how.
And we’ve still got the desire to build a better world. This planning guide is intended to help group leaders take stock of the current iteration of their groups and to support group leaders in setting goals, strategies, and, most importantly, tactics to build a successful, sustainable electoral plan for 2022. The challenges are real. This will be our first midterm election cycle without Trump in the White House. But progressives built a wave year in 2018, contributed to historical turnout in 2020, won a trifecta, and protected the results. And we can do it again!