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Welcome to Washington, It’s More than House of Cards ADVOCACY TRAINING SESSION I.

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1 Welcome to Washington, It’s More than House of Cards ADVOCACY TRAINING SESSION I

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3 PoliticsPolicy

4 2012 Election Demographics: Race & Gender Women: Obama 55% LGBT: Obama 76% African American: Obama 93% Hispanic: Obama 71% Asian: Obama 73% White: Romney 59% Obama’s share of the white vote shrank, but the overall number of white voters also shrank.

5 Young People Voted –18-29 Obama 60% –30-44 Obama 52% –45-64 Romney 51% –65+ Romney 56% Pew Research Center, Nov. 26, 2012 Voters under age 30 were 19% of the electorate. 1% > 2008

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7 Source: buzzfeed.com 7

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10 2014 Midterm Elections 31 Retirements (25 House, 6 Senate) 13 House Members running for Senate 10 Resigned (or resigning) CASUALTY LIST…

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12 Senate Prediction: Democrats: 48 ▪ Republicans: 48 Toss-Ups: 4 Courtesy of University of Virginia Mid-Term Elections

13 Not All Senate Classes Are Equal 1/3 of Senate up for re-election every two years 2014 “Class” = More D’s in R leaning states than in other “classes” 6/11 Democrats from States that Obama won by less than 45% are on ballot this year …. Republicans must net 6 seats to win Senate! These 6 states – AK, AR, LA, MT, SD, WV – 3.8% of U.S. Population!

14 House of Representatives House Prediction: Democrats: 193 ▪ Republicans: 230 ▪ Toss-Ups: 12 Current outlook: Republicans net 5-8 House seats DEMOCRATS REPUBLICANS

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16 Why Is this All Important?? Elementary & Secondary Education Act Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Workforce Investment Act Education Sciences Reform Act Childcare Block Development Grant Perkins Career & Technical Education Act FUNDING!!!

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18 Senate HELP Committee Senate Appropriations Committee House Education & the Workforce Committee House Appropriations Committee

19 Who Are YOUR Members of Congress? Who’s running for House/Senate? Connecting with local, state, national press. Who are your members of Congress? What legislation is CEC following? CEC’s Legislative Action Center ▪

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21 CEC Congressional Scorecard TIP: Take this with you on your Congressional appointments!!

22 Politicians: They’re People Too Rep. Gwen Moore


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