In our inaugural year, we engaged with fellow South Asian Americans to successfully flip two seats in the CA-Congress from red to blue.
Flip the House
- Elect Josh Harder in District CA-10 (defeat Jeff Denham)
- Elect TJ Cox in District CA-21 (defeat David Valadao)
- Elect Andrew Janz in District CA-22 (defeat Devin Nunes)
OUR FOUNDING STORY
They See Blue, founded in July 2018 by four of our members, was galvanized into action by the catastrophic election result of 2016. Each of our co-founders had followed their own path into activism after the 2016 election. Using their collective experience, they sprung into action to inspire fellow South Asian Americans to take part in grassroots activism and constructive endeavors.
They See Blue's first meeting was held in early August 2018 with a group of like-minded friends to kick off the movement.
SETTING OUR GOALS
For the 2018 midterm election, They See Blue had a modest goal: to help flip the House of Representatives from red to blue.
We identified three Republican-held House seats in California’s Central Valley (CA-10, CA-21 and CA-22) and decided to support the Democratic candidates in those races: Josh Harder, TJ Cox and Andrew Janz.
They See Blue Youth Council Initiation
In August of 2019, our They See Blue Youth Leadership council had a successful initiation meeting in Oakland California.
They See Blue Georgia Chapter Initiation
In September of 2019, our Georgia Chapter had a successful series of meetings.
Starting They See Blue VRBM Events
They See Blue members started hosting Voter Registration By Mail Events in California to encourage people across the United States to vote.
They See Blue Canvasses with Beto
They See Blue members from Texas and California to canvas and win a local election.
TSB Georgia Election Kick-Off Event
They See Blue Georgia members from Georgia organized a remarkable Election Kick-off Event with local leaders, including Stacey Abrams.
Manteca Canvassing Event
Selma TJ Cox campaign office
Post-election celebration meeting
Getting ready to canvas at Tracy Dems Office
The Punjabi contingent of TSB canvassing in Tracy
They See Blue Members with TJ Cox
TJ Cox Event
TJ Cox Event
Josh Harder Event
Andrew Janz Event
The success in our 2018 campaign has set the foundation for our 2020 campaign efforts.