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Swing Left Targets 12 States
December 19 – January 1, 2020
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By focusing on 12 “Super States,” we can work on flipping the White House, the Senate, and the state houses that are key to rolling back Republican gerrymandering—all at the same time proclaims the advocacy group Swing Left. Their belief is based on many factors including changing demographics.

For instance, Georgia is like Virginia, it is fast changing demographically and politically. As a result, in 2018, Democrats flipped 11 seats in the Georgia House and two in the Georgia Senate. To make the flip complete, Swing Left’s objective is to flip eight state Senate seats, 16 House seats, both US Senate seats, and 16 electoral votes. “Most of our targets for flippable seats in Georgia are in the suburbs around Atlanta,” proclaims their web page.

Electing Democrats who will expand Medicaid is an essential part of improving access to healthcare in Georgia says the group formed after the election of Donald Trump in 2016 to make it easier for Democrats to volunteer in their nearest swing district. Health wise, Georgia has the highest maternal mortality rate in the country, at 46.2 deaths per 100,000 births. For Black women in Georgia, this climbs to 66.6 deaths per 100,000 births, compared to 43.2 for White women.

Swing Left’s special 2020 Super States web page features specific information on each of the 12 states and easy links to pages where interested parties can become involved either with a donation, volunteering in the state, or volunteering from outside state.
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