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We’re excited to share this important discussion with Every District, a grassroots fundraising and data-driven effort to turn state governments blue. Regardless of the results of the 2018 midterms, we have a long way to go to rebuild our democracy. As we’ve covered before on Gaslit Nation, in our interview with Future Now, the battleground is in the states. Affordable health care, voting rights, a fair living wage are just some of the fundamental issues decided by our local representatives. Led by Karl Rove, the far-right has been so effective at dominating at the state level that they’re scarily close to being able to call a constiutitonal convention and rewrite our constitution. Every District is in it for the long-haul to reverse this trend, and successes include the big blue sweep in Virginia in November 2017. We urge you to listen to this fascinating discussion with Nicole Hobbs and Drew Morrison, the co-founders of Every District, about what’s at stake and the path forward towards creating a more progressive union before it’s too late.   Nicole and Drew recommend checking out Mobilize America for important actions you can take now through election day – November 6th – to get out the vote (#GOTV). Make sure you have a plan to vote on Tuesday and before you head to the polls check out Ballot Ready to read up on what will be on your ballot so that you can make the most informed decisions. And if you want to support 20 local candidates in this homestretch, Every District is collecting donations for key races – 100% of the donations go to the campaigns to help them turn out voters.   We will post our next episode on Wednesday November 7th to discuss the election results. Until then, happy #GOTV and voting!  

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[1] EveryDistrict | We empower you to flip state legislatures blue. ➤ https://www.everydistrict.us/[2]https://www.patreon.com/posts/media-industry-22123465[3] Karl Rove: The GOP Targets State Legislatures - WSJ ➤ https://www.wsj.com/articles/SB10001424052748703862704575099670689398044[4]https://www.thedailybeast.com/the-conservative-plan-to-rewrite-the-constitution-and-yes-its-a-thing[5] Election 2017: Democrats sweep in Virginia, New Jersey | CNN Politics ➤ https://www.cnn.com/2017/11/07/politics/2017-us-election-highlights/index.html[6] Get Mobilize | Unlock the potential of your volunteers ➤ https://www.mobilizeamerica.io/[7]https://www.ballotready.org/[8]https://www.crowdpac.com/campaigns/389417/everydistrict-two-for-twenty