We are neighbors, centered in the Silver Spring, MD area and nearby, who came together in June 2019 over our shared outrage about the abuses of the Trump Administration and those in Congress who enabled it. Our area is reliably blue, and so we aim to help like-minded folks around the country flip and keep districts and states blue. We welcome all who would like to pursue these goals with us.
In 2019, we came close to flipping NC-09, and we helped flip both chambers of the Virginia legislature and the Kentucky governorship! In 2020, we and many others succeeded in ousting Trump and taking the Senate. But with Trumpism still alive and McConnell still wielding power, our goals of keeping and strengthening Senate and House majorities, and flipping state legislatures, are still urgent.
Our overall goals are to:
Our goals for 2022 are to:
Click here to view SSPA’s December 2021 meeting, during which we discussed the outlook for the upcoming 2022 elections.
We know it’s easy to get overwhelmed – to feel like there’s a never-ending to-do list, or to wonder what one person can do. We are 100% guilt-free! We want to welcome people and to mutually support and inspire, but not to overburden. We’re all busy, and we all may gravitate to things we like to do and avoid those we don’t – but we can all do something! And we’ll get to know each other better in the process.
We come together to take meaningful action, not solely to educate and discuss. We’re an energetic bunch! We engage in a range of actions, depending on what candidates need and where our energies and abilities lie, including:
We’re an all-volunteer group, with many opportunities to learn and contribute! The members of the leadership team are: