WE WON’T STAND BACK. WE WON’T STAND BY.

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Register Democrats. Save the World.

October 1, 2020
HOUSES FLIPPED:   1 
DAYS UNTIL 2020 ELECTION:  33
PROGRESSIVE VOTERS REGISTERED:  24,485

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Trump and the GOP want us to give up. But we have the resolve of Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Trump and the GOP sow confusion. But we have the clarity of Elijah Cummings. Trump and the GOP want us to fear the Proud Boys, the lawsuits, the chaos. But we will proceed unbowed, with the strength of John Lewis. Trump made the debate unlistenable because he has nothing to say. He’s turning up the noise so that people tune out. Too bad for him so many of us have been tuning in for the last four years.  And we have news for you, Trump: We won’t stand back. And we won’t stand by. Almost 1.3 million have already voted. At this point in 2016, that number was 10,000. That’s why Trump and the GOP want us to stop what we’re doing. They want us to stop texting and calling and reaching out to our fellow Americans, sounding the alarm in every way we know how.  They want us to stop organizing. And that’s exactly why we will continue – with the tenacity of Karen Bass, the force of Dolores Huerta, the brilliance of Barack Obama. We are now in the thick of the battle. This Monday, October 5, our first voter registration deadlines hit in AZ, FL, GA, and TX. After that, we will be fighting every registration deadline as they cascade throughout the month until the last one on October 27. What we all do in the next 33 days will decide the fate of our democracy.  This is the hour America needs us most. And with every single hour of activism, with every single act of courage, we are not only saving America – we are also demonstrating why America should be saved.


BIG NEWS

BE AN #OCTOBERVOTER

Voting early? Set an example by sharing a pic of you dropping off your ballot at a drop box, mailbox, or polling place ballot box on your social media of choice and using the hashtags #Voterizer and #OctoberVoter
The goal is to inspire others to get out and vote as early as possible… and create a social media “trail” to show the date you early voted. Important note! DO NOT take a picture of your actual secret ballot. We don’t want you to run afoul of any election laws. Also, this ONLY applies to mail-in-ballots. Almost every state has rules against taking pictures in or near polling places… so please don’t do that either! We’ll use these photos to create a powerful new Get Out The Vote campaign. Thanks for being an #OctoberVoter!


VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT:

JEFF ANTEBI

You’re all working so hard to help save our democracy and we don’t always get the time to say “thanks!” So here’s a little exchange between Jason and kickass Text Banker Jeff Antebi. 15,000+ texts in the last 7 days?! Way to go, Jeff! We’d like to join Jason in saying, “Thank you!” Because that is awesome. In the truest sense. It’s down to the Herculean efforts of volunteers like Jeff that we are poised for a Blue Wave of life-changing, world-saving proportions. Well done!


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,college-educated women, and unregistered people of color, as well as 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!

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EVENTS

TOMORROW, 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 tomorrow, 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!) Get your DONATION-BASED TICKET today!

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 16:DUMP TRUMP – THREE STATES, AND HE’S OUT!
Trump won by razor-thin margins in 3 states. 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!

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 18:BLUE CORN
There’s nothing like a good old-fashioned state fair. COVID-19 may have ruined our chances to pig out on deep-fried butter under an open summer sky, but FT6 and the Iowa House Truman Fund are bringing those state fair vibes right into your living room on Sunday, October 18 at 6p PT. Join funnyman Greg Proops (Who’s Line Is It Anyway?) as he hosts “auditions” for the Iowa State Fair talent show… featuring more of your favorite comedians! All proceeds benefit FT6 and the Truman Fund. Get your turkey legs tickets HERE!


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 STAFFMildly 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

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.

SOCIAL MEDIA VOLUNTEERSWe’re looking for social media savvy volunteers to ride shotgun on our Troll Patrol, help write posts and tweets to amplify our message, and participate in our impactful social storms. Will train! Contact us HERE for more info! VOTE BLUEOur friends at Vote Blue have a variety of openings all across the country, from Data Director to various Field Leadership roles. You can see all their open positions HERE

LEAD THE CHARGE FROM HOMEWe’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!

STRATEGY BRIEFING RECORDINGIf you missed Jason Berlin’s most recent strategy briefing, never fear… it’s on YouTube for your viewing pleasure! Check it out today… and don’t forget to check out — and share! — our two featured downloadable videos: The Perfect Calland Big Pharma.

VOTE MASKS – BOGO!That’s right! Our fabulous VOTE face masks are currently buy one, get one free through our partners at B Four Products! Do double your civic duty by protecting yourself and a neighbor while reminding them to vote! Now available in black (plus navy and tie-dye). 20% of proceeds go to FT6, so get yours HERE!


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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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