Elevating Juneteenth

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Support the nationwide efforts spearheaded by Movement for Black Lives in their SIX NINETEEN mobilization this Friday and through the weekend. Learn more about Six Nineteen’s vital mission HERE.

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June 18, 2020






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Tomorrow we celebrate Juneteenth, the holiday held every June 19th since 1865, when Union General Granger finally arrived in Galveston, Texas, two months after the North had won the Civil War, and announced that all slaves were now free. We celebrate the centuries of strength, courage, and sacrifice the Black community has made – and continues to make – at every single step in the road to freedom. And we acknowledge just how far we all have to go to make good on the promise of full equality. We register progressive voters to push this work forward. To help ensure Black voices are heard and Black leaders are elected to every level of government. To help empower voters to elect anti-racists and transform this country. So let’s raise our voices with Juneteenth hero Opal Lee, a 93-year-old Texan who is championing the cause. Join us and 300,000 of our closest friends, and sign the petition to make Juneteenth a national holiday. Let this be one of many things we do on this front. Let’s educate ourselves on how to be an anti-racist. Let’s donate to Black organizations. Let’s demand justice in one voice so deafeningly loud and blindingly clear that it cannot be denied.


We are proud to support WAVE (Women for American Values and Ethics) in co-sponsoring this fantastic event on Saturday, June 20, 9:30-11:30a PT. Sara El-Amine, former National Organizing Director for President Obama, who helped redefine grassroots campaigning in 2008, leads an engaging online presentation on how to apply winning Obama tactics to our fight to take back the White House, protect our House seats and flip the Senate in 2020. Featuring special appearances by Representatives Katie Porter, Harley Rouda, Mike Levin and Gil Cisneros, plus Arizona’s Democratic Senate Candidate, astronaut hero Captain Mark Kelly, and a Virtual After-Party on “Icebreaker” – sign up HERE.

WORLD PREMIERE:”Hold On To The Love”We are thrilled to debut the new song from Field Team 6 friend and Americana chart-topper Kaz Murphy. As frontman for Mad Mad Nomad and as a solo artist, Kaz has shared the stage with the likes of Pete Seeger, Jonathan Richmond, The Posies… and has even played percussion for legendary poet Allen Ginsberg. Be inspired as we continue our fight, and remember to “Hold On To The Love.”


TWO HISTORIC MILESTONES This week, the Supreme Court ruled that: 

  • The Civil Rights Act protects gay, lesbian and transgender employees from discrimination in the workplace.
  • The Trump admistration may not immediately end DACA, which protects 700,000 young immigrant Dreamers from deportation.

 These are massive victories for America. Let’s keep doing the work to elect politicians and judges who will protect this progress!

THIS SATURDAY: Beer & Politics

Join Field Team 6 and our partner Onward Toward Progress this Saturday, June 20 at 5p PT for a virtual screening of the powerful documentary Suppressed: The Fight to Vote. Tickets for the Zoom event are donation-based: $30 for standard, $150 to include popcorn and beer delivery from our generous sponsors at SmokeyCorn and Frogtown Brewery! Plus, get your $5 raffle tickets to win a Year of Beer from Frogtown. Tickets available HERE . All proceeds benefit Field Team 6!

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 bank and help expand our House majority!

Phone Bank to Flip Florida!

Join FT6 and Florida Organizing Together 2020 as we make calls to sign up Democrats to vote from home and turn Florida blue! No training necessary. Weekday and weekend slots are available from 10a-8p ET (aka 7a-5p PT) each day. Sign up HERE !

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 from home. 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 6/18, 4-5:30p PT/MST – RSVP
  • Saturday 6/20, 11a-12:30p PT/MST – RSVP
  • Tuesday 6/23, 7-8:30p PT/MST – RSVP
  • Thursday 6/25, 4-5:30p PT/MST – RSVP
  • Saturday 6/27, 11a-12:30p PT/MST – RSVP
  • Monday 6/29, 4-5:30p PT/MST – RSVP


The long march toward the most important election in generations can be… exhausting. Need a recharge? We’ve got a solution. FT6 and TRNI (The Resistance – Northridge, Indivisible) are co-sponsoring a 10-week Mindful Meditation Workshop. Join UCLA Mindfulness Teacher and Psychotherapist, Brian Shiers, for “ Shelter in the Storm: A Mindfulness Refuge for Activists .” Each session includes a lecture, meditation practice, and discussion. Get your boost and keep walking the walk. Details and sign-up info HERE.

NEXT SATURDAY: Flamenco Fiesta

Flamenco? Yes. Sangria? Double yes. The chance to support Field Team 6 by joining our virtual fiesta fundraiser? Triple yes! Join us Saturday, June 27 at 1p PT for music, dance lessons, and — for those who pre-order — Liz’s Homemade Sangria delivered to your door! Tickets available for a $25 donation HERE . And don’t forget to check out the incredible prizes being raffled off by our amazing hosts and artists! Ready to get into the flamenco spirit before Saturday? Purchase handmade jewelry by our very own Emma Trejo. Click HERE to check out her beautiful work!

Call & Text with Our Allies!

Reach out to Democrats in battleground states and sign them up to vote by mail!



Our fantastic partners at the  Grassroots Democratic HQWestside Democratic HQ, &  Civic Sundays can help you call from home for crucial races in Arizona and other key states!

Field Team 6

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