Four Ways This Year’s Midterms are Different Than 2014 Midterms

Launch Progress is a political action committee that is committed to supporting young people, particularly people of color, during their first times running for state or local office.  We were founded four years ago, during the last midterm season in 2014, and we have noticed some big changes in the political climate since then. Here are four things that are different than they were in 2014 and how those things will affect election outcomes.


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Michigan 2018 Candidates

We’re so excited to announce our 2018 endorsed Michigan candidates!

As a member of the LaunchProgress Board and our Michigan Endorsement Committee (and a lifelong Michigan resident), I know how much of a difference it can make when organizations like LaunchProgress invest in our state’s young progressive leadership.

Over the past year and a half, we’ve seen big wins for progressives across the country, and I know that it would be a mistake to sleep on Michigan in 2018. We only need nine seats to flip the Michigan State House, and these are the candidates to do it: to bring much-needed progressive leadership to our state.

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May Updates from LaunchProgress!

It’s finally getting nice out, which means it’s perfect weather for door knocking!  If you’re interested in volunteering for a candidate we have endorsed, you can find all kinds of information about each one here!  For now, let’s take a look back at LP news that happened in May.

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Primaries Tuesday: Get Out the Vote

North Carolina and Ohio primaries are right around the corner, and eight LaunchProgress candidates will be on the ballot. In some districts, the primary is the election — whoever wins now will certainly win in November. In all districts, primaries are our opportunity to put forth the kinds of dynamic, progressive candidates we want representing our communities.

Read on for more information about our candidates on the ballot this Tuesday, and sign up to help them win!

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April Updates from LaunchProgress

At LaunchProgress, we don’t believe in “wave elections.” A wave is something that happens naturally, uninfluenced by the actions of people. The kind of election results we want this November are something we have to create together, each of us doing our part to knock on doors, raise money, protest, and run for office.

We’re working to building the future we want, as are our candidates, volunteers, and so many thousands of others. We’re so glad you’re with us.

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Announcing our 2018 North Carolina Candidates!

We're so excited to announce our 2018 endorsed North Carolina candidates! These 10 young progressives are going to turn the Tar Heel State Around. 

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Endorsement Announcement: Sarah Anthony

We're so thrilled to announce our endorsement of Sarah Anthony for Michigan State House District 68!

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Announcing Our 2018 Ohio Candidates!

We’re so thrilled to announce our 2018 endorsed Ohio candidates! These incredible young leaders are exactly the people we need in the Buckeye State.

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February Updates from LaunchProgress

It’s been a busy month for LaunchProgress! From training the next generation of candidates to opening up our endorsement applications, we’ve been going full tilt at building the progressive bench. Read on for more updates from us and our candidates!

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LaunchProgress Endorses Kyle Strickland!

LaunchProgress is excited to announce our first endorsement of 2018: Kyle Strickland for Ohio State Senate, District 15!

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