Lauren Speaks on NetRoots Nation Panel "Leaving it All on the Field: The Midterms Elections in the Resistance Era"

Lauren joins Jon Ossoff, Arjun Jaikumar, Carolyn Fiddler and David Nir to talk about the importance of mid-term elections and the lead-up to 2018.  Photo courtesy of Savana Ogburn.

Lauren joins Jon Ossoff, Arjun Jaikumar, Carolyn Fiddler and David Nir to talk about the importance of mid-term elections and the lead-up to 2018.  Photo courtesy of Savana Ogburn.

If nothing else, it is clear that the results of the 2016 presidential election served as a wake-up call to many of us. The commitment to fight for our values that was galvanized by the Women's March, tested by the Travel Ban, and put to work with resounding success in the fight to #ProtectOurCare is real.

The question now becomes -- how do we maintain our energy and focus over the course of the next 15 months and show up to fight in congressional districts all across the map? Thanks to our resistance energy and commitment to hold our congressman accountable, victory within our own 14th district is within reach.  

"We have a republican incumbent who feels safe in his seat, but does not feel safe to engage with his voters."

Our congressman won't meet with us, so we have the opportunity right now to drive the conversation in the district. Together, we will share our message of accelerating our local economy, protecting and expanding our access to affordable, quality health care, and advocating for our values in Washington.

Jon Ossoff, former congressional candidate in Georgia, spoke on the panel about the takeaways from his own race. There's a reason, he reminded us, that cabinet appointees are drawn from districts like the GA-6...they're considered impenetrable.

"The fact that districts drawn never to be winnable for a Democrat have been so tight, and the fact that the GOP had to spend over $20 million defending here, is a positive sign moving into the mid-terms." -- Jon Ossoff

Our campaign is committed to meeting voters across the district and we're counting on your sustained energy.  We are building a campaign that will rely heavily on the commitment and passion of volunteers. We need you. Join us

- Lauren

 

You can watch the full panel discussion by clicking here: Full Panel