31st Street Swing Left, a local political action group in our neighborhood, conducts research on state and Congressional political races and identifies progressive candidates in races that are key to flipping from Red to Blue.  

Here is their list of the 60+ best bet Congressional races for flipping the U.S. House in November 2018.  The Democrats must gain 24 seats to win simple control of the House.  Even better, winning at least 40 seats would give the Democrats a more manageable majority and send a much stronger message that the direction of our country must change.  And we have a great crop of candidates - the best in a generation! 

Our NOPE strategy is to support "reach" candidates, where additional funding will have the most impact.  This is the strategy we used to target our giving in the 2017 Virginia House of Delegates election, where we helped flip 15 seats.  

Each month, NOPE Neighbors selects one or two candidates from the list for our Giving Circle fundraising. The information on this sheet will also help you be an informed political donor as you wade through the endless email appeals in your inbox!