Take Back the House
In 2018, all 435 representatives in the House will be up for re-election and Democrats have a chance to take back the majority! Coalition Z is partnering with candidates in swing districts to identify volunteer and internship opportunities for high school students.
In 2017, our find-a-campaign program matched student volunteers with local-level races and boosted voter turnout through phone banking. As the 2018 midterms heat up, we're helping interns and volunteers get on board critical campaigns early, using the national momentum to engage even more students than last year. We're also sharing our members' campaign stories on social media to help inspire new volunteers.
the big picture
We've chosen to focus on campaigns for the House of Representatives for a simple reason: they're where we can have the most impact. Most of our chapters are in blue states, meaning that races for senate, governor, and other offices are less competitive. However, we can find competitive races near our chapters by borrowing from Swing Left's model, matching our members with nearby House swing districts.
That said, we also understand the significance of local- and state-level races, so will be matching students with key down-ballot campaigns when opportunities arise.
Campaigns with which Coalition Z Members have worked
Below is a list of some of the candidates with which our members have worked:
Jahana Hayes, US Congress
Perry Gershon, US Congress
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, US Congress
Mindi Messmer, US Congress
Suraj Patel, US Congress
Brad Schneider, US Congress
Lubia Shirley, US Congress
Max Rose, US Congress
Andrew Cuomo, New York Governor
Alessandra Biaggi, New York State Senate
Robert Jackson, New York State Senate
Zellnor Myrie, New York State Senate
Catalina Cruz, New York State Assembly
Ned Lamot, Connecticut Governor
William Tong, Connecticut Attorney General