With one month to go until Nov. 8, it’s important to remember how the national spectacle that is the Trump campaign came to be. The hate-full Trump candidacy and the toxic political environment are direct products of decades of right-wing organizing. Ultra-conservatives increasingly ran for, and won, local office and school board seats. They went on to the state level and redrew congressional districts. Then they won a majority of Congress where they refuse to legislate, in favor of pure obstructionism.
UPDATE: Didi Barrett and Shaun Francis are on the ballot. Hudson Democrats gathered signatures from 200 people to support the effort.
On November 8, we will vote for State Assembly and State Senate (along with President, Senator, Congressmember, judges, and ballot initiatives). But before we can vote for Democrats for the State Legislature, we need to get them on ballot. That’s where you come in. To get on the ballot as a Democrat, candidates need 5% of registered Democrats to sign a petition. To be on the safe side, candidates typically seek to double or triple that number.