Tom Steyer Statement on Democrats Winning U.S. House

“Winning a majority means very little if our leaders are unwilling to use their power to stand up for their constituents and our democracy.”

(SAN FRANCISCO, November 7, 2018)—Need to Impeach and NextGen America Founder Tom Steyer responds to Democrats winning the majority in the U.S. House of Representatives:

“Together, with the rest of the country, we delivered a historic win for the Democrats. The change in control over the U.S. House of Representatives marks a significant step forward, but it will not, on its own, end Donald Trump’s corrupt and dangerous reign.

“The American people have voted for real change, and it’s critical that these new representatives recognize this will only come with a true political reckoning for the corruption, self-dealing, and lawlessness exemplified by Mr. Trump. He cannot be permitted to continue to break the law with impunity. Our system depends on it. Voters will be watching for them to do the job they were elected to do right out of the gate. Winning a majority means very little if our leaders are unwilling to use their power to stand up for their constituents and our democracy.”

Steyer launched Need to Impeach in October 20, 2017, creating a powerful movement of more than 6.2 million people who he mobilized to help win back the House. Over 4.6 million supporters were projected to turn out on Election Day, including a difference-making 1.9 million people who normally don’t vote during midterm elections. As part of his electoral work, 78,650 supporters hand wrote 1,645,805 notecards to infrequent midterm voters in 43 key districts to urge them to vote and held 7,312 house parties on impeachment and voting.