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Navigating Polarized Political Climates and Shifts in Party Control   

Advocates increasingly report the need for a red strategy and a blue strategy, rather than a bipartisan strategy. As one state ally recently said, among policymakers “pragmatism is in retreat.” What is an advocate to do? How do you pivot in the moment, use limited resources to set up strategically for the long haul, lean deeper into partnerships, and hold tight to your values and transformative vision?  Exactly one week after election day, we’ll think together about how to shift your advocacy strategies to maintain and grow your effectiveness given the new political realities in your state. Three states will share how they are adjusting strategies in the immediate-, medium-, and long-term to respond to the choppy political tides.  Talk with allies from other states like yours to create a shared toolbox of strategies to try back home.