With a seemingly endless stream of disastrous executive orders emanating from the White House, one of the few bright spots for Democrats has been the mobilization of millions of Americans who oppose Trump’s policies. From the Women’s March on Washington, to the many airport protests opposing Trump’s immigrant ban, to letter-writing campaigns and beyond, people are speaking out against the worst of the administration’s actions and policies.
Now, the Democratic party is organizing a movement to turn the frustrations of the protesters into votes. Reports the Washington Post: “Democrats are moving urgently to harness the wave of grass-roots protests that have greeted President Trump in his first weeks in office to reclaim the House majority in next year’s midterm elections.”
“As of this week, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is hiring full-time operatives to do political organizing work in 20 key Republican-held districts — an unusually early investment in House races that do not even have declared candidates yet.”