U.S. News & World Report: A Shock to the System
U.S. News & World Report took an in-depth look at our successful efforts in Michigan during the midterms to achieve progressive electoral victories and our work to build on those wins in 2020.
“It was a lesson Myers, now CEO of the progressive group For Our Future, remembers well, and it’s one he’s employing now as the group seeks to take back “blue wall” states Democrats lost to President Donald Trump in 2016 as well as retain battleground states the eventual Democratic nominee will need to prevail in 2020.”
“For Our Future Michigan – a project of For Our Future and the For Our Future Action Fund – knocked on 214,000 doors in the state last year, collecting more than 2 million data points on voters and the issues that matter to them, according to organizers. The idea is that traditional polling offers a simplistic view of voters’ concerns, while face-to-face conversations with people allows organizers to delve deeper into issues and circumstances affecting voters in different counties and neighborhoods. Only after that conversation do the canvassers ask residents if they plan to vote – and for whom.”
“The For Our Future campaign in Michigan appears to have been successful in 2018: Democrat Gretchen Whitmer flipped the governorship, winning by nearly 10 points, and Democratic Sen. Debbie Stabenow kept her job. Republicans lost their supermajority in the Michigan state Senate and lost five seats in the state House of Representatives.”