August 6, 2020
HOUSES FLIPPED: 1
DAYS UNTIL 2020 ELECTION: 89
PROGRESSIVE VOTERS REGISTERED: 21,437
IT’S HAPPENING, PEOPLE
In March, Covid turned us overnight into an all-digital voter registration army. Since then, we’ve found an amazing list of 2.4 million college students, and raised the money to pay for it. We’ve found the huge database we needed to use all these contacts, and raised the money to pay for that too. We’ve found and hired a few breathtakingly talented people to help our 135-volunteer staff to organize this massive project, and they have raised the money to pay for themselves. Today, we do not yet have the money we need to get through our entire college list. But we *DO* have enough to get started. And not a moment too soon. Our biggest push ever begins now. Today we are rolling out our first Field Team 6 phone and text banks to contact the students on our college list in Pennsylvania and Florida. In the coming weeks, we’ll be setting up phone and text banks in the rest of our 12 battleground states. We need your help, now more than ever! We need volunteers to be Phone Bank Captains, to join our Phone Bank Training Team, to join our Zoom Force (to help with very basic IT), and to step up and take charge of a state as one of our Digital Field Directors! If you’ve got the heart for any of these volunteer positions, we can train you up in no time. (See Classifieds below.) We’ve got 89 days left to topple a tyrant, and take down his traitorous party.We’ve got 89 days until we show the world again what America can be. ARE YOU FIRED UP? READY TO GO?
FRIDAY, AUGUST 7: BALLOTS OVER BROADWAY
Our hotly anticipated musical fundraiser is almost here, and the best seats in the house… are in your house! Click the image to hear a special message from our host Chris Mann (The Voice)… … then join us tomorrow for the most star-studded evening to ever grace Zoom, featuring Broadway sensations André De Shields (Hadestown), Laura Benanti (Gypsy), Eden Espinosa (Wicked), Jessie Mueller (Beautiful: The Carole King Story), Santino Fontana (Tootsie), and many, many more!
The music starts tomorrow, Friday, August 7 at 8p PT / 11p ET. All proceeds benefit Higher Heights America and Field Team 6… so GET YOUR TICKETS today!
FT6 SEASON TICKET: 5 EVENTS FOR $100!
We’ve got twelve weeks to win back the White House and we’re hosting lots of great fundraising events along the way. From Voices for Votes this Friday through Election Night in November, design your own series by choosing five of our virtual events for a mere one hundred anti-Trump dollars. Same as real dollars, but better!
SATURDAY, AUGUST 8: VOICES FOR VOTES
Still craving a hit of musical adrenaline after spending Friday night with a veritable galaxy of Broadway stars? Join us Saturday, August 8 from 6-7p PT for the first installment of our new event series, Voices for Votes! Songstress Effie Passero (2018 American Idol Finalist) will be treating us to a showstopping performance of some of her favorite songs, plus covers and original compositions, all from Puerto Vallarta! Donation-based tickets are available HERE — proceeds support Field Team 6!
FRIDAY, AUGUST 21:
HOLLYWOOD IS RAISING ARIZONA!
Want to have a blast while supporting Field Team 6’s efforts to register college students and purged voters in crucial swing state, Arizona? Of course you do! So join hosts Erica Gerard Di Bona and Vin Di Bona on Friday, August 21 at 5p PT for a virtual gala with entertainment provided by uber-producer Nigel Lythgoe (So You Think You Can Dance, Dancing with the Stars, Idol Memories podcast). There’ll be prizes. Possible surprise guests. And a greatly increased chance of turning Arizona BLUE. Click HERE for details.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 22:
VOTERIZER IS COMING
The Social Storm announcing Voterizer to the world (and planning Donnie’s surprise retirement party!) is now happening Saturday, August 22 from 1-3p PT. It’s all good: our app is getting a big upgrade to make it more battleground-ready than ever. Meanwhile, FT6 Media is creating even more assets to make our first virtual voter registration drive a huge viral success! Speaking of… we need YOU to record Donnie a tongue-in-cheek farewell message that we’ll share on the day. Info is HERE. Send us your Twitter handle for a follow-back and add to our FT6 Social Storm DM group: firstname.lastname@example.org. Voterizer is coming. Donnie is going. Let’s make it happen! But shhh!
BRAND-NEW PHONE & TEXT BANKS:
REACH COLLEGE STUDENTS IN SWING STATES!
Young voters are KEY to taking back our democracy in November. Call or text college students in swing states and register them as Democrats to vote by mail! No training necessary!
- (PHONE – Gen Z & Millennial volunteers only) Saturday, 8/8 3p ET – RSVP
- (PHONE – All ages welcome!) Sunday, 8/9 3-4:30p ET – RSVP
- (FT6 TEXT – All ages welcome!) Friday, 8/14 3-4:30p ET – RSVP
- (FT6 TEXT – All ages welcome!) Friday, 8/14 1:30p PT/MT – RSVP
MORE 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
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
FLORIDA – PENNSYLVANIA – TEXAS – WISCONSINMICHIGAN – GEORGIA – MAINE – ARIZONA – NORTH CAROLINA
SUPER VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
PHONE BANK CAPTAINS NEEDED NOW!
Become a Phone Bank Captain and help lead our most important project so far: contacting every college student on our battleground states list! It only takes a couple hours to lead a weekly phone bank after your initial training, and we’ll handle all the logistics. Interested? Contact us HERE!
DIGITAL FIELD DIRECTORS
We’re looking for a Digital Field Director for each of our 12 battleground states! You will be responsible for overseeing all phone/text banks in a state, obtaining biweekly metrics, coordinating with all phone bank captains in each state, and troubleshooting phone banks. Interested? Contact us HERE!
PHONE BANK TRAINERS
Join our elite squad of trainers! You’ll take on two states, train up any volunteer who wants to lead their own phone bank in those states, and work with our Czoom Czar to get their phone banks on the calendar! Interested? Contact us HERE!
We are actively expanding our vibrant Outreach Team! If you can volunteer your time and add people power to our expansion efforts in reaching out to allied organizations, we are looking for organizers for our YOUTH, BLACK, and LATINO Outreach Teams.
WOOHOO!! We’re big enough to attract trolls! We’d love a few social media-savvy volunteers to monitor our sites and banish said trolls. Contact us at email@example.com to let us know your platform(s) of choice and when you can help!
BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE!
ENTER THE FUND-MAP: PUT $$ IN DISTRICTS!
Introducing a fun, new crowdfunding tool to help register more people to vote. Our interactive map highlights our 12 target states down to their counties and precincts. (State Senate and House Districts, too!)
Simply pick one where you want your dollars to make a difference, choose the number of voters you want to help register (e.g. 20 voters = $30) and our automated system will mail out voter registration forms pre-filled with the info of the prospective registrants, along with prepaid return envelopes already addressed to their local County Registrar.
All the voter has to do is sign the form and pop it back in the mail. And we use USPS tracking tech to make sure every registration gets exactly where it needs to go! Click HERE to check it out.
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