This was never just about winning elections. We believe the right candidates championing the right policies can use policy to change lives for the better. That's what makes these Metro Atlanta wins so special – and what makes the things happening here more than deserving of national attention and replication across the country.
There's just one hitch; there's no indication that Moore is trying to destroy Atlanta's nightlife. A nearly five-year-old video was shared in the egregious article to "prove" Moore's desire to shut down all the strip clubs, except she doesn't say what the article claims.
Recent elections in Cleveland and Cincinnati are two examples of significant wins that offer a glimmer of hope going into the new year. Speaking with NewsOne, Keizayla Fambro talked about her organizing work on a Cincinnati mayoral campaign and Stand Up For Ohio, the 501(c)(4) affiliate of the Ohio Organizing collaborative.
Winsome Sears, Virginia's new lieutenant governor, is the first woman of color to be elected to the position and the first woman of color to win any statewide election there. She's also a Republican willing to say all of the white people-friendly things regarding race relations in America.
Tuesday's results, particularly in Virginia and New Jersey, are telling, but they are not the whole picture. The real question is whether candidates and their teams will learn the right lessons or continue to do the same thing that lost major ground in 2010 after President Barack Obama was elected.
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