HOUSES FLIPPED: 1
DAYS UNTIL 2020 ELECTION: 95
PROGRESSIVE VOTERS REGISTERED: 21,407
96 BODY BLOWS
America, 96 days before the 2020 election. A pandemic rages unabated. The biggest protest in history, inspired by police violence, is beset by police violence. Unidentified paramilitary threaten our democracy as we enter hurricane season. The economy teeters on a cliff’s edge while Republicans block unemployment help. Trump tweets about postponing the election.
Right now, if you’re not insane? You’re nuts.
But here’s the thing. We’ve always been crazy enough to think we can make a difference. And we HAVE. Together with the entire Resistance, we’ve saved the world once already, in the 2018 midterms. Remember how many people didn’t know midterms existed before that? Now our Democratic majority runs the House of Representatives.
Our president sides with the three biggest forces who sought to end our democracy: the Confederacy, the Nazis, and Russia. What he’s forgetting is that we won the Civil War and World War Two and the Cold War. And on November third, we’re going to re-win all three.
The time is now to go all in, with everything you’ve got. We need your volunteer hours, your donations, and your skills to ensure our success. Below, we have a powerful new video by Kelly AuCoin, another shout out from Jack Black, our very own voter registration app to help test, seriously mindblowing fundraising events, and all-important phone banks into swing states. Choose your favorite ways to help, and let’s make the next 96 days 96 body blows to the Trump administration.
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JACK BLACK SHOUTS US OUT… AGAIN! Friend of FT6 Jack Black ( Jumanji, Kung Fu Panda, School of Rock ) strikes again on Instagram! Much gratitude to our fav actor/activist, who even changed his bio to support us. His post has already gotten 265,000 likes and counting! If you want to rock an awesome “Vote” mask just like Jack, check out our partners at B Four Products HERE – and remember, a chunk of every sale goes to a great cause: Field Team 6 !
TWEETSTORM COMING! SATURDAY, AUGUST 8
The Social Storm announcing Voterizer to the world (and planning Donnie’s surprise retirement party!) is happening Saturday, August 8 from 1-3p PT . And we need your help! Record Donnie a tongue-in-cheek farewell message that we can share in our #DontTellDonnie Tweetstorm. Find instructions and examples HERE. And send your Twitter handle to firstname.lastname@example.org so we can follow you and add you to our FT6 Social Storm DM group. Voterizer is coming. Donnie is going. Let’s make it happen! But shhh!
100 DAY COUNTDOWN
Brilliant actor Kelly AuCoin ( Billions , The Americans , House of Cards ) frames the most important election of our lives in stark, personal terms. Please watch and share. Let’s make sure these aren’t our final months with the beloved democracy we know as America!
FRIDAYS THRU AUGUST:MINDFULNESS Just a reminder – this fantastic workshop is ongoing. Catch the final 5 sessions and learn techniques to relax, recharge, and reignite your passion for activism. Virtual workshops on Mindful Meditation every Friday evening at 4p PT. Click image for more details.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 1:TRAINING TO WIN 2020 Come get inspired and up-level your skills! This 3-hour virtual conference will help you navigate 2020’s pandemic-induced challenges to traditional field organizing. Led by veteran grassroots leaders (including our own National Outreach Director, Sarah Jakle) who helped bring the 2018 midterm election triumph, it’s fantastic, fun… and free! We’re using an exciting new platform for which you need to create a login. Act now, seats are going fast.
CREATE YOUR LOGIN HERE .EVENT PASSWORD: Win2020(then click “join event” and enter your information) Please note: the event will work best with Chrome and Safari. Other browsers may be glitchy. Find detailed sign-up instructions and troubleshooting HERE. Co-sponsors include: Field Team 6 – Swing Left – Indivisible – Sister District Project – Women’s March – CA National Organization of Women – Commit to Flip Blue – Grassroots Dem HQ – Democracy Action – Resistance Boot Camp – Rock the Congress – NorCal Blue – Sea Change – Sunrise Movement – SoCal Blue – Flip the West
FRIDAY, AUGUST 7:BALLOTS OVER B’WAY Playbill and the New York Daily Newsare already buzzing about Ballots over Broadway, a musical fundraiser coming to your screen (via Zoom!) Friday, August 7 at 8p PT / 11p ET . Hosted by viral sensation Chris Mann, this showstopping evening features a fantasy wish list of Broadway stars, and benefits Higher Heights America as well as Field Team 6 ! CLICK IMAGE TO GET YOUR TICKETS!
SATURDAY, AUGUST 8: VOICES FOR VOTES And in case you need another hit of awe-inspiring musical talent after our night of a million Broadway stars… Join us the very next evening, Saturday, August 8 from 6-7p PT , for the inaugural event in our new Voices for Votes series! Superstar and 2018 American Idol Finalist Effie Passero will be singing her heart out from a beautiful theater in Puerto Vallarta to benefit Field Team 6.Click HERE for tickets!
PHONE BANKS INTO SWING STATES! Call registered Dems 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.
Thursdays, 4-5:30p PT/MT – RSVP
Saturdays, 11a-12:30p PT/MT – RSVP
Every other Monday, 4-5:30p PT/MT – RSVP
Every other Tuesday, 7-8:30p PT/MT – RSVP
Tuesdays 6:30-8p ET – RSVP
Thursdays 6:30-8p ET – RSVP
Saturdays 2-3:30p ET – RSVP
Saturdays 4-5:30p ET – RSVP
LEARN TO LEAD A FL PHONE BANK!Saturday, 8/1 2-3p ET – RSVP
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!
CALL AND TEXT WITH OUR ALLIES!
Reach out to Democrats in battleground states and sign them up to vote by mail!
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