WHAT DIDN’T EXIST – The Field Team 6 Weekly

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September 24, 2020

HOUSES FLIPPED:   1 

DAYS UNTIL 2020 ELECTION:  40

PROGRESSIVE VOTERS REGISTERED:  22,849


WHAT DIDN’T EXIST


This is one of the darkest times any of us can remember. But as you try to digest the latest indigestible news item, think about four years ago, in the run-up to the 2016 election, and remember what didn’t exist.

There was no Indivisible. There was no Swing Left. There was no Women’s March, which was to become the biggest protest in American history.

Katie Porter was teaching law. AOC was a bartender. (I was writing Sharktacular, the Shark Week Preview Special.) And hundreds of thousands of activists… of US… were not yet activists.

Since then, we’ve all changed our lives, in ways big and small. We’ve made activism an integral part of our lives. Many of us have changed our lives completely. And we formed a Resistance. You won’t hear about it on the news, but it’s real. We know, because we flipped the House in 2018. We needed twenty-three seats – we got forty. We got the most women elected in any congressional class ever. We got the first two Native American women elected to congress. It was the most Democrats swept in during a midterm since Watergate.

And every data point we have since then shows we’re making progress.
We turned Virginia, former capitol of the Confederacy, union blue.
We put a Democrat in the Kentucky governor’s mansion.
We impeached the president.
Black Lives Matter filled the streets of every state capitol, breaking the record set by the Women’s March and becoming the new biggest protests in history.

In 40 days, we’re about to expand the House majority, we’re about to flip the Senate, we’re about to take back the White House and reclaim our democracy. For love. For science. For racial equity. For immigrants. For a real response to COVID. For the environment. For the economy. For our children and our parents and our grandparents.

We’re going to look back on this moment for the rest of our lives. Let’s be able to say we left it all on the field.

Because in these four years, we built so much more than any single electoral victory. WE BUILT US. We built a Resistance. We built a movement. Let this election be the end of the first chapter. And the beginning of what we’re about to accomplish together.


BIG NEWS

VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT:AMANDA RYKOFF Super volunteer Amanda Rykoff has helped with every kind of event, from registering voters to helping us out at multiple Resistance Boot Camps, to her recent text banking into swing states. Thank you for being an unstoppable force for good, Amanda!

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. Get yours 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!


VOLUNTEER OPS

If you have 2 hours, you can help save the world. Join Field Team 6 and our partners to register Democrats!We are currently registering public college students and re-registering purged voters in 11 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 AZ, CO, FL, GA, IA, ME, MI, NC, TX, and WI 

WEEKEND TEXTING TO BATTLEGROUND STATESFT6/PARTNER PHONE BANKS AZ, FL, MI, NC and PA 

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


EVENTS

TODAY, SEPTEMBER 24:NATIVE VOICES FOR VOTESJoin 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 tonight, September 24 at 5p PT/8p ET. Performers include musician Regina Tsosie, singer Sarah Stallman, poet Cinnamon Spear Kills First, our own and Jason Berlin, as well as other speakers and community leaders. Click HERE to RSVP!

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26:THE THIRD ACT IS FOR ACTIVISMIn 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!

UNDAY, SEPTEMBER 27:VOICES FOR VOTES: BLUE WAVE RISINGVoices 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 Silberman, Lexx and the Roadzies, Chris Price, and Dick & Jane! Click HERE to RSVP!

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1:LET’S TEXT! WRITERS UNITE TO FLIP NORTH CAROLINAPlease join activists and authors, R.O. Kwon (The Incendiaries) and Andrew Sean Greer (The Confessions of Max Tivoli; 2018 Pulitzer Prize winner Less), for a text party to register purged voters in North Carolina. On Thursday, October 1 at 3p PT you can make a difference in this election and have fun while interacting with these amazing writers talking all things politics, texting, life, etc. North Carolina is “purple” but every major political predictor rates this race a “tossup.” So you can help take 15 critical electoral votes away from Trump… and enjoy the added bonus of dumping notorious Trump lickspittle, Senator Thom Tillis. Click HERE for more details on how to join in the fun!

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 2:THE SH*T SHOWComedian 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!

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 16:DUMP TRUMP – THREE STATES, AND HE’S OUT!Three states. That’s right, three states with razor thin margins is all he won by. And that’s all it will take to dump him out of the White House. Join Field Team 6 and Grassroots Dems HQ on Friday, October 16 at 5p PT for a Happy Hour raising money to flip Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin. Many of the folks there have already seen through Don’s con… let’s help them see it a bit more clearly, shall we? Get your DONATION-BASED TICKET today!


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 DIRECTOR – WISCONSINWe’re looking for a Digital Field Director for the critical state 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 TRANSLATORSWith 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 ORGANIZERSWe 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 about your skills HERE!


BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE!

NEW MUSIC VIDEO:”VOTE FOR BROKE”Friend of Field Team 6, Kaz Murphy, contributes a new song to the cause! Check out his new music video HERE. It’s a catchy tune channeling a bit of both the rhythm and social activism of Pete Seeger… a man Kaz once shared the stage with. Kaz is a fantastically talented singer-songwriter-storyteller, and Field Team 6 is grateful for his passionate support! Enjoy the video, share it with friends… and inspire people to “Jump in your car… Go on a cruise… Straight to the voting booth.”

VOTERIZER BUMPER AND SKATE STICKERSHave 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


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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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