Restore union rights in Ohio. Restore same-day voter registration in Maine. Protect reproductive rights in Mississippi. Buy a beer in Atlanta on Sunday, or liquor in a Washington State grocery store. Recall a Republican State Senator for going after teachers’ unions in Michigan. Elect someone besides the “Papers, please” guy in Arizona. Re-elect a gay mayor in Houston, or a new one in Holyoke, Massachusetts, or an openly gay city council member in Cincinnati. Pass a nondiscrimination ordinance, Traverse City, Michigan. Declare that corporations are not people, Missoula, Montana.
Democrats held onto the state senate in Iowa, which means marriage equality gets to stay around some more. Democrats expanded their majority in the New Jersey legislature, despite Governor Chris Christie’s best efforts. Democrats’ prospects in the Virginia State Senate are not so clear. And it will be harder to vote in another state, Mississippi, despite the scrappiest efforts of a very grassroots campaign, which last night celebrated the defeat of the Personhood amendment.
When you vote in numbers, you don’t win everything. But last night we saw that even when your side seems to be outnumbered, even when your side seems to have very little is going its way, if you organize and work and vote, you might win an awful lot.