What You Can Do Today: Urge Congress to Raise the Debt Ceiling
Write your U.S. representative and senator today and urge them to pass legislation to raise the debt ceiling. Don't let them risk our jobs and benefits. Click the button to see our letter and instructions on contacting your elected lawmakers.
Virginia's 4th Congressional District
Special Election on Feb. 21
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State Sen. Jennifer McClellan is the Democratic nominee for the 4th Congressional District in Virginia. She will face Republican Leon Benjamin Sr. in the Feb. 21 special election. The seat became open following the death of U.S. Rep. Donald McEachin on Nov. 28, 2022. Check back with They See Blue about what our local chapter and organization plan to do to support Sen. McClellan.
There are a number of other special elections taking place around the country, including Georgia, Kentucky, New Hampshire, Tennessee, Louisiana and Florida. We'll update when we can but for more information about the other races visit Ballotpedia.
Elected Lawmakers of South Asian Origin
Since 1991, when Kumar Barve became the first Indian-American elected to a state legislature, the political participation of Americans of South Asian origin has only grown across the local, state and federal arenas. In 2023, there are at least 38 elected Democratic lawmakers of South Asian origin in state legislatures and five in Congress.
They See Blue's mission is to get Democratic lawmakers elected, not necessarily those of South Asian origin. But we do celebrate that Democrats of South Asian origin are increasingly running for office — and winning — to represent our values, concerns and goals by participating in the political process. We've put together a list of those elected lawmakers serving this year with a link to their contact information. We will update this list as we get new information.