Affordable Care Act enrollments have reached an all-time high
The FDA unveiled new guidance to relax blood donor restrictions, that had been set during the HIV/AIDS crisis in the 1980s, for gay and bisexual men
Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s (R) push for a 15-week abortion ban died when a state Senate subcommittee blocked the ban along with two other restrictions
The U.S. economy grew by 2.9% last quarter
Newly empowered Democrats in Michigan and Minnesota state legislatures are advancing several voting rights bills
A federal judge sentenced the Pennsylvania man who pepper sprayed U.S. Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick on January 6th, to 6 1/2 years in prison
DirecTV released conservative cable channel Newsmax from its lineup
Pope Francis criticized laws that criminalize homosexuality as “unjust,” saying "God loves all his children just as they are," and called on Catholic bishops who support the laws to welcome LGBTQ people into the church
The Biden administration unveiled new actions this week to protect tenants, making renting more affordable and improving fairness in the rental housing market
Voters of Georgia re-elected Senator Warnock for a full 6-year term
Democrats held the Senate with 50 but we want 51...December 6th Runoff in Georgia will put more GOOD NEWS on this list
Democrats flipped the Michigan state legislature AND the Minnesota state legislature
We likely flipped the PA House
We held off a GOP supermajority in the NC statehouse
We held the Maine Dem majority
Tennessee voters on Tuesday approved a ballot measure that removes language allowing slavery and involuntary servitude as forms of punishment for those convicted of crimes
A Kentucky judge who signed off on the police raid that resulted in the death of Breonna Taylor lost her reelection bid on Tuesday
Voters in a record five states—California, Michigan, Vermont, Kentucky and Montana—decided on abortion-related ballot measures and came down decisivel in favor of abortion rights and access
Massachusetts voters elected Maura Healey, their first woman, as Governor; she—-along with Oregon’s Tina Kotek— will also be one of the first openly LGBTQIA+ women to be elected as Governor in the US
Maxwell Frost just made history as the first member of Gen Z in Congress. Frost made gun violence a central point of his campaign and secured representation for the growing generation of new voters
Not a single election denying Secretary of State candidate won their race in a battleground state!
Ultra-conservative Nebraska passed a $15 minimum wage
Voters in New York state have approved a sweeping ballot measure to mitigate climate change and protect the state’s natural resources
Attorney General Josh Kaul (D-WI) has eked out re-election against his Republican challenger, as did Governor Tony Evers! These are crucial holds for Dems in the battleground state.
Nevada decisively passed a ballot initiative adding an Equal Rights Amendment to their state constitution, and it will be the most comprehensive and inclusive ERA in the country
In Missouri, voters passed Amendment 3 legalizing recreational marijuana and expunging the records of those who were previously charged with nonviolent marijuana offenses
Democrats won at practically every level in Michigan, one of the country’s most important swing states. Despite fierce challenges from Republicans, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D-MI) and Rep. Elissa Slotkin (D-MI) won their reelection bids, and ballot proposals enshrining voting and abortion rights passed
Becca Balint, 54, an openly gay liberal Democrat, won her race to become Vermont’s lone member of the House of Representatives, the first time the state has elected a woman to Congress. Vermont is the last state to send a woman to Washington
Wes Moore, 44, a Democrat and a political newcomer, will become the first Black governor in Maryland’s history. Moore will be the only Black governor in the country and the third elected since Reconstruction
1. Thankfully Paul Pelosi is expected to make a full recovery.
2. Brazil Elects Lula, a Leftist Former Leader, in a Rebuke of Bolsonaro.
3. A DC judge gave a 7.5-year sentence to the U.S. Capitol rioter who delivered Officer Michael Fanone by his neck to a violent mob.
5. New York Governor Kathy Hochul signed a new law protecting the confidentiality of voters who are survivors of sexual abuse.
6. Student protesters flooded the field during the University of Pennsylvania’s homecoming football game this week to demand change. They want the university to “be a good neighbor” and save a low-income housing complex, pay its fair share in property taxes, and end fossil fuel investments.
States across the country have seen a surge of early voting
In Georgia alone, in-person turnout is up 70%
In North Carolina, requests for absentee ballots are up 114%
These numbers are in comparison to the 2018 midterm elections
In a New York Times/Sienna College poll published last week, the age group most likely to vote for the Democratic candidate was 18 –29
65+ came in second
A Texas sheriff has certified that the nearly 50 migrants flown to Martha’s Vineyard by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis were victims of a crime
That certification is a key step in qualifying them for a special visa they would not have otherwise been eligible for
Fourteen members of Nevada U.S. Senate candidate Adam Laxalt’s (R) family announced that they would collectively endorse his opponent, Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (D)
Steve Bannon was sentenced to four months in prison for contempt of Congress
He remains free pending an appeal
The most recent Cook Report moved 7 out of 10 House races in Democrats favor
Arizona appeals court reinstates an injunction blocking pre-statehood total abortion ban, allowing abortions to restart
Ohio judge has granted a request for a preliminary injunction, which will keep the 6-week abortion ban blocked indefinitely
Planned Parenthood is launching its first mobile abortion clinic. It will operate in Illinois, where abortion is legal, but could travel to borders of states where it's not (for example: Missouri). If it is successful Planned Parenthood could launch more mobile clinics
A Canadian couple wanted to help Ukrainian refugees make it to safety. They asked airline employees if they had buddy passes they could share to bring refugees to Canada. To date, they've brought nearly 200 Ukrainian refugees to Canada
The GOP pulled all their funding from the Ohio 9th district race (which is a Toss-Up) after it was learned that the GOP candidate lied about his military service