August 13, 2020
HOUSES FLIPPED: 1
DAYS UNTIL 2020 ELECTION: 82
PROGRESSIVE VOTERS REGISTERED: 21,456
COALITION OF CONSCIENCE
Yesterday Biden and Harris delivered a tour de force. How powerful to see the uncommon decency of Obama’s right-hand man, to share his righteous wrath at Trump’s betrayal of everything America stands for. And then: how powerful to see a brilliant, fearless woman of color speak truth at that podium. It was like seeing the best of the past and future unite to blast us out of the hellish present. And the flash of lightning in your heart when she said, “…we’re experiencing a moral reckoning with racism and systemic injustice that has brought a new coalition of conscience to the streets of our country demanding change.”
We are partners in the fight for all voices to be heard. That’s why we could not be more excited to announce we have just discovered and acquired a new list of 6 million purged voters across our 12 battleground states.
This is huge. These people were so interested in registering to vote… THAT THEY DID. And almost none of them know they’ve been purged. We need you to help us tell them.
These 6 million are Democrats, likely Democrats, and independents. In coming weeks, we’ll be adding purged voter phone and text banks to our existing efforts to contact our list of 2.4 million public college students. So sign up for an event! Or see the Classifieds below to help in a bigger way! We have our ticket. Let’s make sure every American has the chance to vote for it!
BALLOTS OVER BROADWAY & VOICES FOR VOTESEACH A ROARING SUCCESS!
Our hotly anticipated musical fundraisers were smash hits! We would sing the praises of our Ballots Over Broadway host Chris Mann (The Voice) and his all-star lineup of Broadway sensations as well as wondrous songstress Effie Passero (2018 American Idol Finalist) who delighted with the first installment of our Voices for Votes series… except we can’t sing! Not like they do, anyway. So we’ll instead offer our sincerest thanks! The generous contributions of their amazing talent and those who showed up to watch is making a difference already. Click the IMAGE to see Chris Mann’s hilarious Hamilton parody, which premiered at our event! If you missed the big show, click HERE and for a small suggested donation you can watch a condensed version.
FT6 SEASON TICKET: 5 EVENTS FOR $100!
We’ve got eleven weeks to win back the White House and we’re hosting lots of great fundraising events along the way. From Hollywood Is Raising Arizona next Friday through Election Night in November, you can design your own event series by choosing five of our virtual galas for a mere one hundred anti-Trump dollars. Same as real dollars, but better! Just select “Season Pass” on any event page below, and we’ll take care of the rest.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 21:HOLLYWOOD IS RAISING ARIZONA!
e a part of our first star-studded quiz show! 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). There’ll be prizes! Surprise guests! And all proceeds help us register Democrats to flip.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 22:VOTERIZER IS COMING
The Tweetstorm/social storm launching Voterizer (and planning Donnie’s surprise retirement party!) is one week away: Saturday, August 22 from 1-3p PT. There are… secrets we cannot yet reveal. But we promise some incredibly fun videos. And we’ll need YOUR help to make them go viral. Meanwhile, there’s still time to record your own “Bye, Donnie” message HERE. Try it. It’s cathartic! And definitely send us your Twitter handle for a follow-back, and to be added to our FT6 Social Storm DM group: firstname.lastname@example.org. Voterizer is coming. Donnie is going. Let’s make it happen! But shhh!
SUNDAY, AUGUST 23:BIRDDOG NATION SCREENING!
We love birddogging: the time-honored activist tactic of showing up at public appearances of your target to demand action. And we love BIRDDOG NATION, a new documentary about the fearless women activists working to save our country in 2020! Join us Sunday, August 23 from 5-6:30p PT for a free virtual screening and talkback with director Sophie Sartain. Click HERE to RSVP!
FRIDAY, AUGUST 27:HAS AMERICA JUMPED THE SHARK?
If the past four years were a TV show, the writers would have been fired for delivering so many unbelievable plot twists. That’s why we’re bringing together a group of actual TV writers to tell us how they’d flip the script before the final act! Join us Thursday, August 27 from 6-7p PT for a conversation with scribes Ashley Nicole Black (Full Frontal with Samantha Bee), Al Jean (The Simpsons), Dave Mandel (Veep), and Nell Scovell (Sabrina the Teenage Witch), with Writers’ Room reception to follow. Donation-based tickets are available HERE — snag yours today!
SATURDAY, AUGUST 29:VOICES FOR VOTES — A NIGHT AT THE OPERA
We’re thrilled to announce the next event in our V4V series! On Saturday, August 29 at 6p PT, join us to watch a constellation of rising opera stars perform selections from some of the classics — before you and your fellow audience members vote to decide which aria our stars sing live during the event! All proceeds benefit our voter registration efforts. RSVP HERE!
BRAND-NEW FIELD TEAM 6 PHONE & TEXT BANKS:REACH COLLEGE STUDENTS IN SWING STATES! College students are KEY to taking back our democracy in November. Help us register them as Democrats to vote by mail! All training provided.
ARIZONA(text) Fridays, 1:30-3p PT/MT – RSVP
FLORIDA(text) Fridays, 3-4:30p ET – RSVP
PENNSYLVANIA(text) Saturdays, 3-4:30p ET – RSVP
CALL INTO SWING STATES WITHFIELD TEAM 6 AND OUR PARTNERS! Call registered Dems and sign them up to vote from home. Join us for a quick training, then make your calls! ARIZONA – with Arizona Wins
- 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
CALIFORNIA – with Grassroots Democrats HQ Call independent swing district voters and sign them up as Democrats!
FLORIDA – with Next Steps Florida
- Mondays, 6-7:30p ET – 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
- Sunday, 8/16 1-3p ET – RSVP
|CLASSIFIEDS:SUPER VOLUNTEERS NEEDED|
|PHONE AND TEXT BANK CAPTAINS NEEDED NOW! Become a Phone or Text 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 or text bank after your initial training, and we’ll handle all the logistics. Interested? Contact us HERE! DIGITAL FIELD DIRECTORS We’re still looking for Digital Field Directors in four critical states: California, Colorado, Georgia, and Iowa! You will be responsible for overseeing all phone/text banks in the state, obtaining biweekly metrics, coordinating with all phone bank captains in the state, and troubleshooting phone banks. Interested? Contact us HERE! OUTREACH ORGANIZERS We are actively expanding our vibrant Outreach Team! If you can volunteer your time and help us reach out to allied organizations, we are looking for organizers for our LGBTQ+, BLACK, LATINO|
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