After the recent election, millions of Americans were breathing a little bit lighter. Progressives scored victories all across the country, especially in Virginia and New Jersey — two states we care deeply about. After a year of countless attacks by this administration on progressive issues, the election was like a breath of fresh, EPA-checked air.
While there have already been many postmortems written about the campaigns — what worked, what didn’t, etc. — one important fact has already been lost in all the back and forth. Communities of color, and especially women of color, once again helped Democrats secure victory. There are surely other lessons to be learned, but we hope that everyone has heard loud and clear that when you engage communities of color — by running candidates that speak to their issues and by running candidates of color — they will turn out.This article was originally published in Real Clear Policy.