What is the Midwest Alliance of Progressives?
The Midwest Alliance of Progressives is an initiative of the Democratic Party of Evanston designed to identify, elect, and re-elect local, state, and national progressives in the Midwest through coordinated partnerships with other local Democratic parties in the region. Modeled after the mutual aid partnerships that exist between municipalities in times of crisis, MAP is a strategic network intended to share and deploy volunteers and resources to close winnable races throughout the Midwest.
MAP collaborates with other local democratic parties in the Midwest and with political organizations that are dedicated to maintaining our majority in the House, winning the majority in the Senate and taking our country back by electing a democratic President. We share resources, best practices and active volunteers.
Why Midwest Alliance of Progressives?
For the last several years, Democrats have been losing ground in Midwestern states. Winning back the Midwest at both the State and Federal levels is essential to getting progressive values enacted into law and winning back the Presidency.
Coordination between local Democratic parties to support Democratic candidates is what is going to turn the Midwest blue again.
In 2018, MAP adopted three congressional candidates- Sean Casten of Illinois, Randy Bryce of Wisconsin and Matt Longjohn of Michigan and we took back the House. In 2020, the Midwest has the winning team of candidates to flip more seats from red to blue. Please get involved and help us grow so that we can support these fantastic progressives candidates and ensure that our democratic presidential candidate takes back our country.
Message from MAP Program Project Leader
Given the health, economic and racial justice challenges we face in our country, it is critical that we all turn our attention to the November elections. We need your political activism now.
The Democratic Party of Evanston and Midwest Alliance of Progressives allies from local democratic parties throughout Illinois, Michigan, and Wisconsin convened virtually in May to highlight progressive candidates running for US Congress. The Midwest Alliance of Progressives unanimously voted to direct volunteers to work on behalf of the following candidates:
- Incumbent Congressman Sean Casten Illinois 6th CD
- Incumbent Congresswoman Lauren Underwood Illinois14th CD
- Challenger Jon Hoadley Michigan 6th CD
- Challenger Betsy Londrigan Illinois 13th CD
By clicking on the interactive map above, you can connect with Midwest congressional campaigns and make phone calls to their voters.
Please commit weekly or daily to call folks about candidates across the Midwest. We will also be discussing the importance of absentee voting, vote-by- mail, and most importantly checking in with our MIdwest neighbors during these unsettling times.
We urge you, our members, volunteers and supporters, to volunteer and elect the progressive leaders we so urgently need.
An hour a day or three hours a week, it all adds up. We must take back the Midwest to take back our country and elect Joe Biden our president.