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

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 July 2, 2020

HOUSES FLIPPED:   1 

DAYS UNTIL 2020 ELECTION:  124

PROGRESSIVE VOTERS REGISTERED:  21,275

THE HOLY GRAIL

We’ve found a list that could make the difference between Trump winning or losing. As our speaker Alan Solomont related this week, fully a third of the electorate in 2020 will be young people. This dataset is how we reach them. The list is made up of 2.7 million public college students across our 12 battleground states. A smaller subset of those have phone numbers and/or emails. About half are not registered to vote. Our goal is to register all we can as Democrats, and to sign up everyone to vote by mail. The list cost $50,000 – and we gladly went underwater to pay for it. Now we need to raise the money for that, and more money for the voter contact we need to fully unlock this list’s potential. We’ve run initial tests on 100,000 Florida college students, experimenting with different messaging and methods of contact to determine the most effective approach. Without revealing our secret sauce, the results reveal we’re going to need a specific sequence of phone banking, text banking, emails, and targeted internet ads. In the coming weeks we’ll be setting up phone banks in our 12 battleground states! But to fully contact these crucial voters, we’ll need donations to execute the text/email/ad programs that complete our plan. And we’ll need volunteers to lead these phone banks, to run the back end of our upcoming voter registration app, and to spearhead the outreach that comes with this expansion! We can and will do this. I don’t know any group of people more uniquely qualified than YOU to make these dreams come true. So let’s goooooo!!!

NEWSWORTHY

SARAH COOPER SHOUTOUT Brilliant comedian and Trump lip-syncer Sarah Cooper gave FT6 some love on Twitter! Her tweet got 1700 retweets, 13,000 favorites, a reach of 3.3m and 3.4m impressions so far! That’s a lot of love for comedy, and for#RegisterDemocratsSaveTheWorld! Thank you so much Sarah! We love you back!

EVENTS

WEDNESDAY, JULY 15: SPARC HAPPY HOUR Our fab friends at SPARC Santa Barbara are hosting a Virtual Happy Hour & Fundraiser to support Field Team 6, Wednesday, July 15 at 6p PT . Music? ✅ Trivia? ✅ Saving the World? ✅ CLICK IMAGE FOR DETAILS!

THURSDAY, JULY 16: THE LATINO VOTE

Join us Thursday, July 16 at 5p PT for a vital discussion between Dr. Victoria DeFrancesco Soto and Dr. Linda Lopez about a crucial Democratic voting bloc: the Latino community. CLICK IMAGE FOR DETAILS!

MINDFULNESS REFUGE:STILL TIME TO SIGN UP

Activism is VITAL but can also be draining. Learn powerful techniques to relax & recharge with this 10-week workshop. Session 2 is this Friday, July 3 from 4-5 p PT . CLICK IMAGE FOR DETAILS!

VOLUNTEER OPS

VOLUNTEER CALENDAR
PHONE BANKS INTO ARIZONA! Call registered Dems in AZ and help them sign up to vote from home. Join us for a quick training, then make your calls. We’ll be available to answer any questions you have. SIGN UP HERE
 KEEP THE CA DISTRICTS WE FLIPPED! AND FLIP 2 MORE! Field Team 6 and Activism powerhouse Grassroots Democrats HQ 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! 
 PHONE BANK TO FLIP FLORIDA! Field Team 6 and Next Steps Florida have teamed up to turn Florida blue. 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, 1-3p PT/4-6p ET – RSVPSunday 7/19, 11a-1p PT/2-4p ET  RSVP Or step on up and get trained to lead your OWN phone banks, as often as you like! Tuesday 7/14, 5-6p PT/8-9p ET – RSVP

BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE!

PUT THIS EVERYWHERE:MISSING PRESIDENT FLYER A creative way to register new Democrats! Print this flyer, take scissors to the bottom, then post around your neighborhood. Massive thanks to graphic design genius Risa Patterson for the striking art. CLICK IMAGE TO DOWNLOAD!

FLAMENCO FIESTA AND POWER, POLITICS & YOUTH VOTING 2020: EVENTS ARE HUGE SUCCESSES

Huge thanks to Maria Zemantauski, Rina Orellana, Victoria Koh, and Emma Trejo, who held a passionate, gorgeous flamenco fundraiser — and to Liz for her incredible sangria! Thank you also to the incredible former ambassador Alan Solomont and graduate student Daniela Sánchez for a riveting speaker event about a voting bloc that will comprise over a third of eligible voters in 2020. Inspiring and eye-opening!


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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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