Save the World.
July 10, 2020
HOUSES FLIPPED: 1
DAYS UNTIL 2020 ELECTION: 116
PROGRESSIVE VOTERS REGISTERED: 21,304
THE TIPPING POINT
Harvard political scientist Erica Chenoweth studied hundreds of civil resistance movements and made a stunning discovery: every single time a nonviolent campaign grows enough to actively involve 3.5% of the population, it succeeds. 3.5% of the population of America is 11.5 million people. The Black Lives Matter protests are the largest in American history, surpassing even the records set by the Women’s March. Recent polls put the total numbers of protesters between 15 and 26 million. Another hallmark of successful campaigns is that they use varied methods in addition to protest. What we’re doing on the electoral side is just that. Supporting the movement by making sure every passionate voice translates into a passionate vote against racism, against brutality, against inequality. We’ve just crossed the threshold. In four months we could score a massive victory for the movement – for the Resistance – and for American democracy. As Churchill said: If you’re going through Hell? Keep going!
WHAT IS PATRIOTISM? Sarah Jakle, our passionate Outreach Director, shared a few thoughts on the true meaning of patriotism. So moving it’s this week’s VIDEO! Remember… all of you choosing to make a difference in your communities, big or small, YOU are the true patriots. So be hopeful. Be optimistic. Keep fighting the good fight! You can also join Sarah for a volunteer briefing on July 15th at 5p pt!
WEDNESDAY, JULY 15: SPARC HAPPY HOUR
Next week, join our amazing pals at SPARC Santa Barbara for a Virtual Happy Hour and Fundraiser in support of Field Team 6. The party starts Wednesday, July 15 at 6p PT. Wear blue, and give green! CLICK IMAGE FOR DETAILS!
THURSDAY, JULY 16: THE LATINO VOTE
The Latino community is a diverse and increasingly powerful voting bloc. Join us Thursday, July 16 at 5p PT as Dr. Victoria DeFrancesco Soto and Dr. Linda Lopez discuss how Democrats can earn the support of this crucial demographic.
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TEXT BANK INTO FLORIDA
FIRE UP THE COLLEGE KIDS!
Field Team 6 is reaching out to Florida college students to register to vote (and, for the already registered, to register to vote from home). Help us get these kids over the line! Join us for a quick training, then text away. We’ll be available to answer your questions. Tuesday, July 14 @ 3p PT/6p ET – RSVP
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.
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 Floridahave 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 7/19, 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
CALL AND TEXT WITH OUR ALLIES!Reach out to Democrats in battleground states and sign them up to vote by mail!
BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE!
WE HAVE 30 (NEW) FRIENDS! Field Team 6 has partnered with 30 Friends Organizing. They are a dedicated group of young creatives who are offering their skills to progressive causes to amplify the efforts of organizations like us! They immediately put their Meme Team to work, and here’s the first! Download and post to all of your social media interwebs. In RBG We Trust.
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