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|Established||January 19, 2017|
|Legal status||Carey PAC|
|Purpose||Democratic Party electoral victories|
Swing Left is a progressive political group in the United States that was created following the election of Donald Trump in 2016. The group was founded to create an easier way for Democrats to volunteer in their nearest swing district. Its initial mission was to win a Democratic majority in the House of Representatives in 2018 by building a network of volunteers and donors in targeted swing districts across the U.S.
Since its launch on January 19, 2017, Swing Left has recruited 300,000 volunteers and raised over $2 million in donations. It has partnered with Daily Kos and ActBlue with the goal of raising $100,000 for each of its targeted swing districts.
In May 2017, Onward Together cited Swing Left as one of the groups whose work it would support. In December 2017, Crooked Media announced a joint fundraising initiative with Swing Left called the Crooked Seven, to raise money for the eventual Democratic challengers of seven Republican-controlled House districts that Hillary Clinton won in 2016.
After the 2018 election, the organization expanded its mission to include flipping state house seats, winning Senate elections and winning states to deliver Electoral College votes to Democrats.
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