The News You Don’t Hear – The Field Team 6 Weekly

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June 25, 2020 HOUSES FLIPPED:   1 




You hear bad news every single day of the Trump administration. What most people don’t hear is the good news about the massive, ongoing efforts of the Resistance to end this bad news parade. This week there’s plenty of good Field Team 6 news, including:

  • a shout-out from Jack Black and Reno Wilson
  • a Flamenco Fiesta fundraiser with sangria-for-delivery
  • our next strategy briefing with incredible Outreach Director Sarah Jakle
  • a Mindfulness Workshop to recharge your spirit
  • fun, high-impact opportunities to swing key battlegrounds, including our own brand-new phone banks with Next Steps Florida

 And take heart! There’s some powerful good news from swing states:

  • Michigan is now allowing voters to sign up online to vote by mail!
  • North Carolina will follow suit by September 1!
  • Philadelphia primary voters requested more absentee ballots than all of Pennsylvania did in 2016.
  • In Iowa’s primary, total Democratic votes exceeded Republican votes by over 40,000, meaning we could flip Joni Ernst’s senate seat to our own Theresa Greenfield!

So let’s keep fighting for the electoral change we need to make progress on life-or-death issues, from racial justice to a science-based response to COVID. We have the strategy – we have the passion – we have the majority. LET’S MAKE SOME GOOD NEWS.

JACK BLACK AND RENO WILSON SHOUT US OUT! Mad love to actor/activists Jack Black ( Jumanji, Kung Fu Panda, School of Rock ) and Reno Wilson ( Good Girls, Mike & Molly, Transformers ) for rocking their VOTE masks and shouting out Field Team 6 on social media! Check out Jack’s post and Reno’s tweet ! Wanna be stylish, safe, and on message just like Jack and Reno? Get yours HERE . A part of every sale goes to helping Field Team 6 register more Democrats.

THIS WEEKEND:FLAMENCO FIESTA It’s finally here! This Saturday, June 27 at 1p PT, join our incredible hosts for an afternoon of Spanish-inspired fun and fundraising! Tickets for this Zoom event are available for a $25 donation — and if you hurry, you can still pre-order Liz’s Homemade Sangria, delivered directly to your door! Everything, including raffle tickets for some fantastic prizes, is available HEREEven if you can’t attend, please consider making a DONATION to support the work of Field Team 6! And don’t forget to check out the beautiful flamenco-inspired jewelry, handmade by our very own Emma Trejo, available for purchase HERE.

NEW FLORIDA PHONE BANKS! To win the Battle of 2020, we must win Florida . And that’s why Next Steps Florida and Field Team 6 are teaming up to get this done – with phone banks AND phone bank leader trainings! Join a phone bank and sign up Dems to vote from home! All events start with a training, so no experience is necessary. 

  • Sunday 7/5, 1-3PT/4-6p ET – RSVP
  • Sunday 7/19, 11a-1pPT/2-4p ET  RSVP

 Or step on up and get trained to lead your OWN phone banks, as often as you like! 

  • Tuesday 6/30, 5-6p PT/8-9p ET – RSVP
  • Tuesday 7/14, 5-6p PT/8-9p ET – RSVP

FIELD TEAM 6 PHONE BANKSINTO 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 6/25, 4-5:30p PT/MT – RSVP
  • Saturday 6/27, 11a-12:30p PT/MT – RSVP
  • Monday 6/29, 4-5:30p PT/MT – RSVP
  • Thursday 7/2, 4-5:30p PT/MT – RSVP
  • Tuesday 7/7, 7-8:30p PT/MT – RSVP
  • Thursday 7/9, 4-5:30p PT/MT – RSVP
  • Saturday 7/11, 11a-12:30p PT/MT – RSVP
  • Monday 7/13, 4-5:30p PT/MT – RSVP

#HOLDTHEFLOORHERO HIGHLIGHTS VIDEO As many of you know, we kicked Strom Thurmond and his record of longest filibuster to the curb a few weeks ago. We did it by preaching love, not hate for over 24 hours. We did it by sharing stories of inclusion not racism. We did it… thanks to you! Please enjoy the highlights video. And thanks again to all of you, to all our fabulous guests and especially to host Brian Hastert and fellow #HTF organizer Alyssa Simmons.

 Activism powerhouse Grassroots Democrats HQ and Field Team 6 offer 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 Wednesdays at 6p or Saturdays at 11a (all Pacific Time), and help expand our House majority!

CALL AND TEXTWITH OUR ALLIES!Reach out to Democrats in battleground states and sign them up to vote by mail!FLORIDA  –  PENNSYLVANIA  –  TEXAS –  MICHIGAN –  NORTH CAROLINA

FIELD TEAM 6 VOLUNTEER BRIEFING We’ve got a plan to take back our country this November — and it starts with registering over 100,000 new Democrats between now and Election Day. How are we going to pull it off? With the help of amazing volunteers like you! This Tuesday, June 30 from 4-5p PT, join our National Outreach Director Sarah Jakle for a virtual volunteer briefing. You’ll learn why and how we’ll be registering these new voters, plus our plan for making sure these new Democrats are able to vote safely from home. RSVP HERE — and if you can’t make this session, there are two more coming up in July. Hope to see you there!

BEER & POLITICS:HUGE SUCCESS Our Beer & Politics screening and fundraiser last Saturday was incredible! Huge thanks to Angel, Vince, and Eva of Onward Towards Progress for making it happen, and to Suppressed: The Fight to Vote director Robert Greenwald! Plus, we’d be incredibly remiss not to mention the amazing generosity and deliciousness of our co-sponsors Frogtown Brewery and SmokeyCorn. Thanks to all who ponied up, Zoomed in and turned out to make this event such a hit!

SUPER SECRET MISSION! Do you live in a state other than AZ, CA, GA, and WI? Do you have 10 minutes and access to the internet? Do you know how to take a screen shot of the website you are on (or are willing to learn)? We need Democratic operatives to go undercover to document the process of registering to vote and registering to vote by mail. This isn’t really super secret or undercover, but that sure makes it sound more fun! If interested, please email and we’ll get you your classified dossier ASAP.

MINDFULNESS WORKSHOP Activism, especially now, is critical… but it can also be draining. Join this 10-week Mindfulness Workshop for Activists to help recharge. First session is tomorrow, Friday, June 26 @ 4pm PT and you can sign-up HERE .

GIVE GREEN, GO BLUE Listen to protest music, wear your colors and play funny trivia for prizes. Our beautiful friends at SPARC Santa Barbara are hosting a Virtual Happy Hour Fundraiser to benefit Field Team 6’s critical Trump Dumping work. It’s happening Wednesday, July 15 from 6pm – 7pm PT and you can reserve your spot (or make a donation) HERE .

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Field Team 6 is a national volunteer army with a simple mission: Register Democrats. Save the world. By targeting places that need Democrats most, we aim to take the White House, flip the Senate, and expand our House majority.

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