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Midterm Views From the Grassroots, Part 1

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Photo of Unite Here 11 Canvasser in T-Shirt Saying Workers to the Front

Text by text, call by call, door by door, grassroots organizers and activists pushed back the expected red wave in the midterms.

Though most prattling pundits don’t seem to notice, grassroots organizing makes all the difference in high-stakes elections where we fight for every vote. Convergence and The Forge reached out to organizers whose intense and persistent work at the base—within and beyond the election cycle—played a crucial role in blocking the red wave this year. We asked them what worked, what didn’t, where we need to keep our focus for the fight ahead. This first set of responses includes:

Featured image courtesy of UNITE HERE Local 11 via Facebook.