The last two years have made political pundits out of friends, family and coworkers. It feels like political conversation dominates the news cycle and the water cooler most weeks. Over the last year and a half, there has also been a shift in the people that are a part of this conversation. It’s no longer relegated to the “old guard” or the established politicians. More people are becoming involved, more women are running, more veterans are running and more people of color are running for office at every level of government.
Of those running for office, the last few special elections and primary elections have been going to more progressive candidates than in years past. These candidates represent a change in the political conversation, and the success of their campaigns is called the Blue Wave. The conversation around #bluewave has encouraged new voices to join the political conversation, and it is a positive move towards making our government more representative of what our country looks like—people from every walk of life, every creed, every race knows that they have a voice.