The changing electorate may be the biggest wild card in the 2020 election.
The last election was a historic one. The 2018 midterm elections set several records with perhaps the most diverse candidate pool ever, including the youngest woman elected to Congress, the first Native American Congresswomen, and the first female, Muslim Congressional representatives. Although the 2020 election is still a year away, it could be just as suspenseful as the last--but for different reasons.
With many offices heading into blackouts in December, it’s a great time to review what your office can and can’t do during a blackout. Here’s a quick summary of the Franking Blackout Rules and how they affect your office.
A communications blackout doesn't mean your office has to stay silent.
A communications blackout does not mean that your office has to be completely silent for three months. In fact, it's quite the opposite. Blackout periods are a great opportunity for Members to meaningfully communicate with constituents, both individually and in larger groups. Here are some ways that your office can stay vocal during a blackout.