MIDNIGHT RIDE WITH US – The Field Team 6 Weekly

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Field Team Six Weekly

Register Democrats. Save the world.

September 17, 2020

HOUSES FLIPPED:   1 
DAYS UNTIL 2020 ELECTION:  47
PROGRESSIVE VOTERS REGISTERED:  22,895


MIDNIGHT RIDE WITH US

Forty-seven days stand between us and the election. These are the days that count most. To all of you who have been woke for decades, or for the last four years, or for the last four days, keep on waking people up. We are part of the greatest political reawakening in modern history. We are Paul Revere on his midnight ride! And the redcoats are coming! With every text and call and social media post, we wake people up, and let them know they have the power to make change. 

We beat back apathy with empathy.
We beat back disinformation with education.
We beat back paralyzing despair with joyful action. 

So raise your voice to lift up the voices of others! And in 47 days, we will beat back tyranny with a mighty roar that will echo across the world.


BIG NEWS

MAKE VOTERIZER YOURS!
We are proud to offer all grassroots groups, Dem clubs, and Resistance partners your very own version of Voterizer, free of course, and branded with your organization’s logo on the first page. (That logo even clicks through to your site!) What you also get: access to the data of every voter you register, which you can use for your own ballot chase and targeted GOTV efforts. Apply HERE

EMBED VOTERIZER ON YOUR SITE!
Plus — we’d love everyone with a website of any kind to embed Voterizer, so your visitors can register to vote! And we’ve got the embed code ready to go. Click HERE to get started!

BIG LOVE FROM RENO WILSON
These days, the keyboard is the new clipboard. With the launch of Voterizer, our Weekend of Action, virtual voter drives, and social storms in battleground states, Field Team 6 has been ramping up the action in the social media sphere.

It’s having an impact!

And when folks like Reno Wilson lend their resonant voices to the cause, that impact grows exponentially. So huge thanks to Reno. You are making a difference!

KELLY AUCOIN SPEAKS OUT
Kelly AuCoin is brilliant in Billions, in The Americans… and in real life. He’s a huge Field Team 6 ally who’s frequently helped push our message of love, hope and saving democracy.

He jumped into the fray again during our Voterizer storms in Arizona and Michigan. When guys like Kelly get involved, tens of thousands notice. And people who notice become people who vote!

So thank you Kelly! We appreciate your help in fighting the good fight.


EVENTS

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22: FIELD TEAM 6 STRATEGY BRIEFING
When it comes to taking back our democracy, the coming weeks will be the most crucial yet. Join FT6’s fearless leader Jason Berlin on Tuesday, September 22 at 5:30p PT for a briefing on our plans to pull out all the stops in the final weeks before the election – and for making sure every vote is counted in the days after! Click HERE to RSVP!

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 24: NATIVE VOICES FOR VOTES
Join FT6 and the Great Plains Action Society for a breathtaking cultural experience – a concert featuring the voices of Indigenous artists living in Iowa and Nebraska!

The Zoom curtain rises Thursday, September 24 at 5p PT/8p ET. Performers include musician Regina Tsosie, singer Sarah Stallman, and poet Cinnamon Spear Kills First, as well as other speakers and community leaders. Click HERE to RSVP!

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26: THE THIRD ACT IS FOR ACTIVISM
In 2018 a group of unlikely activists played a huge role in flipping five Southern California districts Blue. Along the way they formed deep bonds, had run-ins with the law, and became heroes of the Resistance. This is their story.

Meet the fierce women (all over 60!) who are the Founding Members and inspiration behind Field Team 6 in the World Premiere of the fascinating film The Third Act is for Activism on Saturday, September 26 at 3p PT followed by a Q&A with the director and four of the stars of the film. For more info and to RSVP click HERE!

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 27: VOICES FOR VOTES: BLUE WAVE RISING
Voices for Votes hits the battleground on Sunday, September 27 at 5:30p PT. Please join FT6 for a special concert in this awesome series as we sing to register voters in 12 critical and hotly contested states.

Performers include: LoveyDove, Vanessa SilbermanLexx and the Roadzies, Chris Price, and Dick & Jane! Click HERE to RSVP!

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 2:
THE SH*T SHOW
Comedian Maxine Lapiduss knows there’s no better way to describe the year we’ve had — and she and her team have written a variety show about it! Tune in Friday, October 2 at 6p PT for a hilarious hour of original comedy and political songs, plus appearances from some very special guests. (Tamara Tunie, Lisa Loeb, and surprise guests, people!) 

Proceeds benefit Field Team 6. Get your DONATION-BASED TICKET today!

FT6 SEASON TICKET: 5 EVENTS FOR $100!
We’ve got six weeks to win back the White House, and we’re hosting lots of great fundraising events along the way! From next Thursday’s Native Voices for Votes 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 they come with really great karma! Just select “Season Pass” on any event page below, and we’ll take care of the rest.


VOLUNTEER OPS

If you have 2 hours, you can help save the world. 

Join Field Team 6 and our partners to register Democrats to vote by mail! We are currently registering public college students and re-registering purged voters in 10 crucial swing states, and have multiple events to choose from every day of the week. 

All training provided. 

Get details and sign up by clicking the VOLUNTEER OPS button below!

FT6 PHONE BANKS
CO, FL, GA, IA, ME, MI, NC, TX, and WI 

FT6 TEXT BANKS
GA, FL, and NC

FT6/PARTNER PHONE BANKS
AZ, FL, PA, NC, and MI 

FT6/PARTNER TEXT BANKS
AZ, FL, GA, and TX


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 and purged voter 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 handle all the logistics. Interested? Sign up for a training session in the section above, or contact us HERE

TEXT BANK ZOOM/SLACK SUPPORT STAFF
Mildly tech-savvy people needed to help volunteers with basic Spoke, Zoom, and Slack questions. We can train you up from scratch in no time! Interested? Contact us HERE

DIGITAL FIELD DIRECTORS – COLORADO & MICHIGAN
We’re looking for a Digital Field Director for the critical state of Colorado and one for the wild and woolly battleground of Wisconsin! You will oversee all phone/text banks in your state, lead some yourself, obtain biweekly metrics, and coordinate with all phone bank captains in the state. All training provided. Interested? Contact us HERE

SPANISH LANGUAGE TRANSLATORS
With Voterizer now available en español, FT6 needs Spanish translators to help translate our app for additional states (and assets to promote it), and answer emails from new Latinx voters. 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, and YOUTH Outreach Teams. 

LEAD THE CHARGE FROM HOME
We’re looking for people with time and skills to share. Heck, it might be something we don’t even know we need! Tell us a bit about yourself and your skills HERE!


BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE!

THE SKINNY ON TEXT ARCADES
For anyone who missed the unveiling of our Text Arcades last week: 

Here’s the problem. Texting is super fun, deadly effective… and expensive. That’s why in the past few years, volunteer demand for texting has *far* outstripped supply. We now have the solution: the Text Arcade. At the Text Arcade, you can buy a virtual Token for ten dollars, which unlocks 500 eligible voters you can then text! You choose the specifics, so you might text Purged Voters from Iowa one time and Public College Students from Michigan the next. And if you want 500 more contacts, it’s just another ten dollars. Texting parties are also available! 

To be clear, we will still offer every single free text bank we can afford to. But that will only get us about halfway through our lists of purged voters and public college students. Text Arcades could take us the rest of the way. And we offer them for as little as possible, because the goal is to register every single Democrat we can!

SOCIAL STORM UPDATES
Huge thanks to everybody who took to the socials and promoted Voterizer in Arizona and Michigan on Saturday! We achieved 5.5 million impressions and 1.4 million reach. Incredible work, team… your fast fingers just might save democracy!

VOTERIZER BUMPER AND SKATE STICKERS
Have a car… or even a sweet deck? Show your love of the BLUE with a bumper sticker or skateboard sticker that you can get HERE and print from the comfort of your own home with standard Avery labels. You can also print 8.5×11″ posters to tape in your window! 

Added bonus… pointing a phone at the QR code in the corner takes you (or your voting eligible friends at the halfpipe) directly to Voterizer. So go ahead… show it off!


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Field Team 6 is a national volunteer army with a simple mission: Register Democrats. Save the world. By targeting places that need Democrats most, we aim to take the White House, flip the Senate, and expand our House majority.

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