🌊🗳️#Democratic Americans—the ones who are standing up for Democracy—have gone to "extraordinary lengths" to promote candidates and get out the vote. They've:

▶️Quit jobs
▶️Delayed school
▶️Moved across country
▶️Worked without pay

To stand up for Democracy and their country.
🙌👊Thank you to all of them.

@nytimes: Their zeal speaks to the historic political moment, in which a dizzying array of House races across the country have begun to feel as consequential as a presidential election.

💥💥Swing Left @swingleft reported that they knocked on more than one million doors!!!
📣Please read Robert Hill's story. He quit his job and moved to #Ohio to work for #Democrat Danny O'Connor, now running for U.S. Congress OH-12.

🌽🗳️Matt Yust moved to #Iowa for five months to volunteer for Swing Left @swingleft. Volunteering "reconnected him with the American Heartland where he grew up. These are very nice people. In 2020, I'm going to come back."

🖼️Grace Hamilton of Sammamish, WA quit her job and made a 9,000 mile loop travelling around the country, canvassing for candidates that she had calculated needed the most help. Her goal? 34. She made it to 28 candidates and chronicled her journey on Instagram.
🔗Link to Grace Hamilton's Instagram account:

🗳️🔷Her journey included via @nytimes: Getting bitten by a dog in Ohio. Listening to a voter’s conspiracy theories in PA. Watching a woman’s eyes well up with tears in NH, as she expressed her fear that her diabetic son would not be able to afford insulin in the future. Her in NV
👩‍🏫Margo Rushin, a retired schoolteacher in Kingwood, TX volunteered for Dan Crenshaw, a candidate for U.S. Congress TX-02 who is a retired Navy SEAL.

🦶When the office manager broke a foot, she took charge! She recruited dozens of retirees known as "DansGrans."
"DansGrans" sent out 16,500 handwritten postcards and letters. Rushin said "We wrote them in our own voice. Now we have people coming up to the polls saying ‘Hey we got your card.’ It makes me feel like this work is worth it.”

That was after ruling out canvassing & phone banking
💥For Robert Hill, who moved to #Ohio, the experience was life-changing.

🗣️“I had a job, but I did not have a purpose,” he said. “I found my purpose.”

👇In the picture below he is volunteering for Susan Wild, the #Democratic candidate for U.S. Congress PA-07.
💡Matt Yust, from New York City, @nytimes: still remembers the exact moment that the idea popped in his head: “I was sitting at the Blind Tiger Ale House, in the Village, and everyone was complaining about Trump. I said, ‘Stop complaining and do something about it.’”

💥🙌Vote (D) for Democracy or (R) for Republican
🗞️Via @nytimes' Farah Stockman @fstockman: Democrats are eager to elect lawmakers who could act as a check on the president.
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