Votes were still being counted in some precincts, but turnout shattered previous midterm records across the coast, and voters made history by sending diverse leaders to state houses and to Washington. 1/ #ElectionDay
Republicans, who held majorities in both chambers of the U.S. Congress since 2012, lost control of the House despite a late push by President Trump & some candidates to fear monger and scapegoat immigrants in order to increase voter turnout among Trump supporters. 2/ #ElectionDay
.@MarielenaNILC: "Tonight’s election results, on the whole, were a rejection of hatred and anti-immigrant extremists. This offers a renewed sense of hope that we can get back on the path to a more just and inclusive vision for our country." 3/
@MarielenaNILC .@MarielenaNILC: "Tonight, history was made with the first Native American and Muslim women elected to Congress, the first Latinas in Texas elected to Congress, and the first openly gay male governor elected in our nation’s history." 4/ #ElectionDay
@MarielenaNILC .@MarielenaNILC: "After two very destructive years under President Trump, voters turned out in record numbers to demand serious leadership out of Washington and in their communities. We have an opportunity now to start to correct course toward achieving justice." 5/ #ElectionDay
@MarielenaNILC .@MarielenaNILC: "The message from voters is loud and clear: We want competent, thoughtful leaders who are committed to our values and to finding solutions to our country’s most pressing needs that respect our democratic principles." 6/
@MarielenaNILC .@MarielenaNILC: "We will no longer stand for the chaos and divisiveness that have characterized Trump’s presidency. And we will not tolerate elected leaders who cower in the face of relentless attacks on our democracy and pandering to white supremacists." 7/ #ElectionDay
@MarielenaNILC .@MarielenaNILC: "Voters turned out not only to reject President Trump’s dangerous leadership, brash policymaking, and his cynical, last-ditch efforts to stoke fear and racism, but also to support leaders who stand for inclusivity and fight for all of us." 8/ #ElectionDay
@MarielenaNILC .@MarielenaNILC: "From coast to coast, xenophobic candidates like @RepDaveBrat in VA & @KrisKobach1787 in KS saw their hate backfire. In TN, a state official who blocked access to education was removed from office in favor of one who supports access to education for all." 9/
@MarielenaNILC @RepDaveBrat @KrisKobach1787 .@MarielenaNILC: "In #Oregon, voters rejected a hateful attempt to strip the state of its anti-racial profiling law. And across the country, women, people of color, and LGBTQIA leaders are making the halls of power more representative of the nation and communities they serve" 10/
@MarielenaNILC @RepDaveBrat @KrisKobach1787 .@MarielenaNILC: "Leaders with the privilege of power must now deliver on this more inclusive, more unified vision that works for all of us, regardless of where we were born, what we look like, who we love, or how we pray." 11/ #ElectionDay
@MarielenaNILC @RepDaveBrat @KrisKobach1787 .@MarielenaNILC: "They must hold the Trump administration accountable for their cruel and corrupt ways and defend our most cherished principles." 12/ #ElectionDay
@MarielenaNILC @RepDaveBrat @KrisKobach1787 .@MarielenaNILC: "They can achieve this by serving in their constitutionally-mandated role of serving as a check and balance against an executive branch that has shown little regard for our communities or other branches of government." 13/ #ElectionDay
@MarielenaNILC @RepDaveBrat @KrisKobach1787 .@MarielenaNILC: "Tonight wasn’t the end of the fight– it was the beginning a long, collective struggle toward dignity for all." 14/14 #ElectionDay
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