THE HAPPY ELECTION ISSUE
This week’s Good News from the Resistance: Reader Alert! For the first time since we started publishing Good News we are going to lead with Bad News: The small-handed “leader” of the free world was not home (i.e., the White House, Mar-a-Lago or Bedminster) on November 7th to witness the fallout of his record low popularity, as voters in Red states and Blue repudiated him and all of the fear and evil he has imposed upon our country. Okay, now take a second to wipe that tear off your cheek and settle down to read the Good News Happy Election issue. Because as 45 gallivanted across Asia eating burgers and ice cream and ducking thousands of S. Koreans who showed up to protest his war-mongering ways, Americans turned out at the polls in record numbers to make sure that as of January 2018, governors’ mansions, state legislatures, and mayors’ offices across the country will think and look a lot more like us.
We, the people, demonstrated loud and clear that we are Indivisible, we are compassionate, and we know that down-ballot matters. Read the Good News about some of our favorite winners:
- Governor races in VA and NJ are first big wins for Dems post-45
- Black Lives Matters activist joins Charlotte City Council
- Liberian refugee becomes mayor – in Montana
- Murder victim’s boyfriend beats back NRA
- NJ gets first Sikh mayor
- Manchester, NH gets first female mayor
- Politician’s sexist joke inspires first time candidate
- Trans candidate beats self-proclaimed “Chief Homophobe”
- Charlotte elects first African-American female mayor
- Dems take control of entire Washington State government
Sign Up. Show Up. Never Give Up.
WE BLACK LIVES ACTIVIST BRAXTON WINSTON WINNING CHARLOTTE CITY COUNCIL SEAT
A video of Winston standing up against police with raised fist went viral. Which became just what he needed to win his race in a landslide.
WE WHEN A LIBERIAN REFUGEE BECOMES MAYOR
Wilmot Collins came to the U.S. when he was 23. As a 54-year old he beat longtime Republican incumbent to become Montana’s first black mayor.
WE WHEN ANTI-GUN DEM BEATS NRA-BACKED CANDIDATE
Television news anchor Alison Parker was killed on live TV. Her boyfriend Chris Hurst, also a journalist, quit his job and channeled his grief into a political campaign against NRA-backed GOP incumbent.
WE RAVI BHALLA, THE NEW MAYOR OF HOBOKEN
NJ elects its first Sikh mayor.
WEFIRST WOMAN ELECTED MAYOR OF MANCHESTER, NH
Joyce Craig makes history in the Queen City, thanks to largest voter turnout in decades.
WE GETTING EVEN WITH POLITICIANS WHO MAKE SEXIST JOKES
Ashely Bennett beats GOP politician John Carman after he insults Women’s March participants. This is what ha-ha-ha! looks like.
WE WHEN SELF-PROCLAIMED “CHIEF HOMOPHOBE” IS DEFEATED BY TRANS CANDIDATE IN STATE LEGISLATURE
Danica Roem makes history in Virginia.
WE VI LYLES, FIRST AFRICAN-AMERICAN MAYOR OF CHARLOTTE
Despite being significantly outspent, Lyles easily beat GOP opponent.
WE DEMS TAKING FULL CONTROL OF WASHINGTON STATE GOVERNMENT
Democrat Manka Dhingra flips a seat in special election, and Dems take all.