Flip a chamber
Arizona is a burgeoning purple state—but it won’t get there on its own. The path to flipping one or both chambers of the legislature is narrow, but if everything breaks right, there’s a significant opportunity to disrupt an extreme, special interest-dominated majority.
In Arizona, the current governing majority has led a coordinated, multi-year effort to undermine fundamental democratic processes and Arizonans’ ability to get a good education and quality healthcare.
Doubled down on efforts to restrict voting, working to change how early voting has worked for decades, limit ballot initiatives, restrict voter IDs, and criminalize some non-partisan voter registration.
Proposed legislation to inject partisanship back into the redistricting process.
Resurrected junk healthcare plans that do not protect pre-existing conditions.
Zealously worked to roll back a voter-approved ballot measure guaranteeing paid sick leave, to the point that courts had to step in.
2020 Political Landscape
In 2020, the entire House and Senate are up for election and just two seats in the Senate and one seat in the House will break the current majority.
If Democrats win two House seats they will control the chamber outright for the first time in five decades.
Fewer than 1,300 votes decided control of both state chambers.
Future Now Fund endorsed all four candidates who flipped Republican-held House seats.
Kyrsten Sinema won a majority of legislative districts (in Arizona the House and Senate are elected from contiguous districts), providing a clear path to the majority in both chambers.
In 2018, Republicans were helped by Gov. Doug Ducey’s blowout re-election victory, which they won’t be able to replicate with contested presidential and Senate races atop the ticket in 2020.