National CAPACD Proud of Historic Midterm Victories for Our Communities

Last Tuesday, more than 110 million Americans voted in the 2018 midterm election, the highest voter turnout rate since 1966. As we await the final results of several elections, National CAPACD stands in solidarity with the grassroots groups that did the incredibly important work of turning out the vote in our communities. Discontented with the status quo, voters elected one of the most diverse sets of incoming leaders who more authentically represent America. Highlights of these historic midterms include:

We are especially excited that National CAPACD CITC alumna Samantha Vang won her campaign for Brooklyn Center’s House District 40B in Minnesota. Samantha worked at National CAPACD member organization CAPI USA. Learn more about her campaign here.

National CAPACD Executive Director Seema Agnani said “We are encouraged by the wins that our communities saw on Tuesday and heartened that Congress is beginning to look like the America that we know and serve. We walk away with a mandate for 2020 and beyond— we must organize collectively and fiercely to challenge leadership that does not serve us and seeks to divide us. We must continue to support civic engagement and election protection work to counter deeply entrenched voter disenfranchisement in our communities. We must harness and build on the energy and momentum from this election to continue to place more women, more people of color, and more members of the LGBT community in leadership positions.”