In the wake of the 2016 election, Ethan Todras-Whitehill, writer and teacher; Joshua Krafchin, entrepreneur; Miriam Stone, brand strategist; and friends turned their myriad talents toward taking back the House. The day before Trump’s inauguration, they launched a website that matches volunteers with their closest 2018 swing district and connects them with impactful ways to help. More than 200,000 people signed up in the first week alone.
With the support Swing Left has received from Onward Together and others, the organization has continued to grow. Their volunteers are organizing early and, with just months to go until the midterms, have already held over 1,200 voter contact events in 50 Swing Districts. They’re also fundraising for Democratic candidates — in less than 48 hours after the House Trumpcare vote, they raised more than $1 million for the eventual challengers to the Republicans who voted “yes.”