June 12, 2020
HOUSES FLIPPED: 1
DAYS UNTIL 2020 ELECTION: 144
PROGRESSIVE VOTERS REGISTERED: 21,110
Registering Protestors Virtually
Necessity is the mother of invention. And right now, we need to make sure every single protester is registered to vote, yet COVID has made in-person voter registration impossible to do safely, especially in giant crowds. So we’ve become even more inventive. This week we began using mobile geofencing to virtually be at the protests! What this means is that we designate an area around the major protests in our swing states. And then for anyone who has been at the protests in Tallahassee, FL, or Raleigh, NC, or Detroit, MI, or Houston, TX, the next time they get on Facebook (or Google, going forward) they see an ad saying something like, “The first step in voting out racists is registering to vote!” One click leads them straight to our voter registration link. We don’t give up. We find good-hearted people, and turn their voices into votes. Whatever it takes. And November third, we will be heard.
Down to the River
Judson Crane and and Christian Pulfer of Founder Music have made a special arrangement of “Down to the River to Pray” to stand in protest against racism and injustice toward the Black community. Watch the video on YouTube HERE or below and download the music for free HERE . Donation proceeds go directly to BlackLivesMatter .
2020 Strategy Briefing Call
Our first 2020 Strategy Briefing Call was a roaring success, with 620 volunteers and organizers attending, and even more via live-streaming. FT6 Founder Jason Berlin laid out exactly how we plan to register 100k Democrats by November and change election.
Brand New Website and Newsletter!
Notice anything different about us this week? That’s right, we’re debuting our total redesign! And we’ve got a fancy new website to match. We’re at the same address – www.fieldteam6.org – but now everything you need is easier to find AND more fun to play with! Millions of thanks to FT6 superstar Cat Landry of Cat Landry Design for her artistic brilliance and layout genius!
Grassroots Democrats HQ + Field Team 6
Field Team 6 is proud to announce we’re teaming up with the activism powerhouse Grassroots Democrats HQ on twice-a-week phone banks into the seven CA congressional districts we flipped in 2018, and two more we’re going to flip in November! Full list of districts: CA-08 (Chris Bubser), CA-10 (Josh Harder), CA-21 (TJ Cox), CA-25 (Christy Smith), CA-39 (Gil Cisneros), CA-45 (Katie Porter), CA-48 (Harley Rouda), CA-49 (Mike Levin), CA-50 (Ammar Campa-Najjar). Join us at a phone bankand help expand our House majority!
New Texting Partner: Florida Organizing Together 2020
SO excited to report we’re partnering with the amazing Florida Organizing Together 2020 to offer texting into Florida! We will be making sure every registered Democrat is signed up to vote by mail so we can flip the state that Obama won twice back into the blue column! Sign up for a session HERE .
Beer & Politics: Perfect Together
Field Team 6 Phone Banks into Arizona!
We’re calling up Arizona Democrats who are registered to vote but are not signed up to vote by mail. Join us for a quick training, then put us on mute and make your calls. We’ll be available to answer any questions you have.
Thursday 6/11, 4-5:30p PT/MST – RSVP
Saturday 6/13, 11a-12:30p PT/MST – RSVP
Monday 6/15, 4-5:30p PT/MST – RSVP
Thursday 6/18, 4-5:30p PT/MST – RSVP
Saturday 6/20, 11a-12:30p PT/MST – RSVP
Call & Text with Our Allies!
Reach out to Democrats in battleground states and sign them up to vote by mail!
#HoldTheFloor Beats a Record
On Saturday, May 30, the heroes of #HoldTheFloor took to Instagram Live for 24 hours and 20 minutes… officially taking the title for longest filibuster away from racist Strom Thurmond! That’s 1460 minutes devoted to inspiring, passionate discussion of the fight to take back our democracy. Highlights include: 29,000 total impressions 4,235 Instagram accounts reached 3,500+ dollars raised for FT643 guests (3 international!)4 US time zones represented 1 host, drank 3 thermoses of water, ate 8 energy bars… and never sat down! Huge thanks to all the guests who participated, all the viewers who tuned in, and especially to host Brian Hastert and fellow #HTF organizer Alyssa Simmons!
Flamenco Fiesta & Fundraiser
Saturday, June 27 at 1p PT, kick up your heels with an afternoon of music, dance, and sangria. Your $25 donation gets you a ticket (aka Zoom link) — purchase HERE . Our generous and talented hosts are also raffling off some amazing flamenco-inspired prizes and selling incredible handmade jewelry, all in support of FT6. Details — and the chance to pre-order limited pints of Liz’s Homemade Sangria for delivery! — available HERE .
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