Focus14 Update: August 4th, 2020

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We’re off to the races! And we’re gonna win this thing.

If you have yet to sign up for DemCast’s Focus14 Adopt-a-State program, do so now! Our team is growing by the minute and we need YOU there, too.

Hey Team!

First of all, give yourself a pat on the back for signing up to flip a swing state or two. You’re a democracy warrior!

We wanted to share some important updates about Focus14, followed by some actions you can take while we’re getting everything set up.

Focus14: Where We Stand So Far

We launched the website and began recruiting volunteers less than two weeks ago, on July 23rd. Since then, we’ve had thousands of sign-ups! To say this exceeded our expectations is an understatement! We’re stoked. Thanks for your patience as we process folks.

Focus14: What’s Next

We’re hard at work preparing a separate web portal for each Focus14 state, all of which should be launched in mid-August.

These portals will be hubs of information, highlighting candidates to support, actions to take & content to spread on social media. We’re really excited about these. And we want your input (see below)!

Action Menu

Action #1: Please let us know what you want on these pages! What information will be most important to have at your fingertips so that you can do your best advocacy? We’ll design these pages based on your feedback. Send us your wish list thoughts to by Sunday, August 9th.

Action #2: Donate to Your State! We’ve created ActBlue pages for each state that include ALL of our Focus Candidates, from the state legislature to the US House & Senate. By giving to this fund, you’re lifting all the most critical candidates. DemCast does not take a cut – all of this money goes directly to the candidates’ campaigns. Our advice: set a recurring donation for three months! Donate by clicking on your state!   

AZ   CO   FL   GA   IA   KS   ME   MI   MT   NC   PA   SC   TX   WI

Action #3: Sign up for Postcards! We are partnered with Postcards to Swing States, who have expanded their output to include all of our Focus14 states! (A few states may not be set up quite yet. If that’s the case, keep checking back!) This is a GREAT, COVID-proof form of activism! Sign up here!

Action #4: Join Our Democracy Café & Send Donnie a Retirement Greeting! On Saturday the 8th at 1pm PT/4pm ET, we will take action together on Zoom! In partnership with Field Team Six, we’ll record tongue-in-cheek farewell video messages for Donnie on FlipGrid to help boost Field Team Six’s voter registration efforts! This will be fun. Sign up here.

Thanks so much for your activism & advocacy! More soon…

In solidarity,

Nick, Lori & Jamie

PS – All of this takes a ton of coordination behind the scenes. Please consider giving a monthly donation to DemCast Focus14 if you’re able. Thanks so much!

DemCast is an advocacy-based 501(c)4 nonprofit. We have made the decision to build a media site free of outside influence. There are no ads. We do not get paid for clicks. If you appreciate our content, please consider a small monthly donation.

Nick Knudsen - a political activist and freelance writer living in the Pacific Northwest - is DemCast USA's Executive Director. Nick has worked in the non-profit sector for nearly 20 years as a writer, development officer and program director. He has a BA from Cornell and MA from Stanford, but didn't start learning until he had kids.

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