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This state will help shape the next 50 years
Monday, April 5th @ 9pm ET: The Next 50 years of politics – Alaska
Join us on Clubhouse tomorrow for our first community conversation. We will discuss why Alaska is quickly becoming one of the most politically consequential states with State Representative Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins and other special guests.
After great success in 2020, we are back! You are among a special group of folks getting a sneak peek into the relaunch of our weekly newsletter. Let’s get to it:
50 years ago, conservatives came up with a plan to win. The restrictive voting laws recently passed in Georgia are examples of how that same strategy keeps on winning, even in places where the left has made significant inroads.
Every week this newsletter will introduce you to the candidates and organizations who are not grabbing headlines, but will be critical to us winning in 2022 and long thereafter.
Due to a tri-partisan, Democratic-led, coalition the Alaska State House was the only state legislative chamber to flip from red to blue in 2020 (!). This was fueled by people of color, who make up nearly 40 percent of Alaska’s population. Projections suggest that over 50 percent of Alaskan voters will be people of color by the 2030’s!
As evidenced by the decade-long fight for fair representation in Georgia – we will build long-term power in unexpected places when we invest early. Alaska is now a priority for The Next 50.
What we are reading
Biden boost: “The [Run for Something] study found that even if the Democrat didn't win, having a contested state legislative race provided anywhere from a .3 percent to 1.5 percent boost for Biden.” (The Washington Post)
If you have feedback on our new newsletter or are interested in hearing more about The Next 50’s goals this year, reply to this email or give me a call (207) 370-5487.