From the administration’s move to block millions of women from receiving affordable birth control to the official declaration that the United States would pull out of the Paris climate agreement, we’re seeing an all-out war on our future. Take heart though —– because the momentum to stop this war is on our side.
Democratic challengers are racing to unseat vulnerable House GOP incumbents. But there’s another part of the equation we must consider if we want to win the House: protecting our vulnerable incumbents, like the three women featured on our 2018 Red Zone slate.
The House Members on this slate are:
- Rep. Jacky Rosen (Nev.), who won her seat last year amid Nevada’s blue tide, which turned the statehouse over to the Democrats, sent her and Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto to Congress, and delivered the state to Hillary Clinton; and
- Rep. Cheri Bustos (Ill.) and Rep. Carol Shea-Porter (N.H.), veteran members who have managed to win multiple competitive elections in districts that have historically swung between GOP and Democratic control.
The Senate is more problematic. We’re defending 25 seats. But if we want to stop the GOP’s devastating agenda —– especially their attempts to “reform” health care by having 13 male senators lead the process —– we have to hold our ground in the Senate.
- Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (N.D.) and Sen. Claire McCaskill (Mo.), whose states have been trending GOP for some time but who have managed to hold on during Democratic wave elections. We’re hoping for another wave in 2018!
- Sen. Debbie Stabenow (Mich.) and Sen. Tammy Baldwin (Wis.), whose states were long-time Democratic strongholds that shockingly flipped last year to Trump.
We can flip the House and protect the Senate next year, but we can’t do it if these seven women lose their seats. Chip in $5 to each of them on our Red Zone slate and protect them from GOP attacks.