2021 is still an election year! From special elections for seats in the United States House of Representatives to gubernatorial races, there are plenty of ways to get involved on a campaign this year. Although presidential elections get the most attention, legislative and city elections are more likely to have a direct impact on voters. Volunteering is an important way to remind voters that there are still elections going on while providing them valuable information they need to make an informed decision.
This list will continue to evolve as the year goes on, so be sure to check back in! Or follow us on social media to stay in the loop.
The Biden administration has tapped three House members to take on positions in the White House. Louisiana, New Mexico, and Ohio will be holding special elections to fill those seats.
Louisiana special election - March 20th
Former Louisiana Representative Cedric Richmond’s seat opened up when he left to serve the Biden administration as Director of Public Liaison and Senior Advisor.
Volunteer with state Senator Karen Carter Peterson with Mobilize: https://www.mobilize.us/TEAMKCP/
New Mexico special election - May 1st
Representative Debra Haaland accepted a position as Secretary of the Interior for the Biden administration. If confirmed, Haaland would be the first ever Native American cabinet pick!
Volunteer with Victor Reyes: https://www.mobilize.us/victorreyes/
Ohio special election - May 4 (most likely)
Representative Marcia Fudge was nominated by the Biden administration to serve as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. Once nominated, the state will announce the date for the special election.
Volunteer with Nina Turner: https://www.mobilize.us/ninaturner/
New Jersey governor race - November 2
Incumbent Democrat, Governor Phil Murphy, is seeking re-election for governor of New Jersey. As of now, he will be running against several conservative candidates as well as one independent candidate.
Virginia governor race - June 8 (primary) & November 2 (general)
Term limits prevent Governor Ralph Northam from running again. The primary election will be held on June 8 and the general election will be held on November 2.
Volunteer with Jennifer Carroll Foy: https://www.mobilize.us/jennifercarrollfoy/
Volunteer with Jennifer McClellan: https://www.mobilize.us/jennifer-mcclellan/
New York City - June 22
Current mayor Bill DeBlasio is barred from running for a third term by term limits. This primary will be the first New York City mayoral election to use ranked-choice voting.
Volunteer with Scott Stringer: https://www.mobilize.us/stringerformayor/
Volunteer with Maya Wiley: https://www.mobilize.us/mayawileyformayor/
Volunteer with Andrew Yang: https://www.mobilize.us/yangforny/
Boston - November 2
Boston's current mayor, Marty Walsh, is being nominated to serve as the United States Secretary of Labor.
Volunteer with Andrea Campbell: https://www.mobilize.us/andreaforboston/
All of these elections are still incredibly important, and they’re gonna need volunteers! Spread the word.