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Register Democrats. Save the World.

October 23, 2020

HOUSES FLIPPED:   1 
DAYS UNTIL 2020 ELECTION:  11
PROGRESSIVE VOTERS REGISTERED:  28,533

ALL GAS, NO BRAKES

11 days out from the election, 44 million people have already voted – almost a third of everyone who voted in 2016. Blatant attempts to suppress the vote have backfired, hardening people’s resolve to make their voice heard.  This was always a race between organizing and cheating… between empowerment and suppression… between love and hate. We bet it all on organizing, empowerment and love, and we make that bet again every single day. Join us at our text banks and phone banks every day from now through the election, where we are:

  • registering swing state Democrats up to the final deadline on 10/26. 
  • texting likely Dems in our 8 battleground states that offer same-day registration. 
  • texting enthusiastic swing state Dems to ask them to spread the word to 3 friends.

 Election night, we’ll have a watch party together. WE CAN’T WAIT. In fact, we’ve been doing party prep for four years. But while there is huge cause for hope, we need to be ready for anything. President Garbage Nightmare may claim he’s won, regardless of what actually happens. He’s already expressed his intent to sow chaos and interfere with the ballot count.  We have detailed plans for a peaceful, strategic, preventative protest called the Tally Rally starting the day before the election. It will be big, bold and bound to attract the bright lights of the press. This event includes a chance to show up at your county election office and we’ll need all hands on deck in every one of our swing states: AZ, CO, FL, GA, IA, ME, MI, NC, PA, TX, and WI. And if you’re not in a swing state, or need to participate from home, you can still help on social media with the hashtags #TallyRally, #DownForTheCount and #ACoupWontDo! Find out all the details at our final Strategy Briefing on 10/27 – sign up for that HERE. Check out the 10 Things You Need to Know to Stop a Coup slideshow HERE. And remember, what you do in the next 12 days could decide everything. So keep going. IT’S WORKING!!


BIG NEWS

FIELD TEAM 6 SOCIAL STORMSIf you have a social media account, we need your help! FT6 is doing twice-weekly Social Storms between now and Election Day. Let’s turn out every vote we can and take our country back. We’ll be storming tomorrow, October 23 from 11a-1p, next Wednesday, October 28 from 11a-3p, and Friday, October 30 from 11a-1p. All times are for your local time. Our research shows these are the times people are most active on social media. Help us reach them! All you need is a Facebook, Twitter or Instagram account. Texting works too! We’ve assembled lots of ready-made posts – click these hashtags #OctoberVoter and #ItsOnTheBallot for easy-to-follow instructions – and then keep clicking to save democracy. Want a little more info? FT6 organizer extraordinaire, Wayne Liebman, has made a video on how all this Media Storming stuff works. Check it out HERE.


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:college-educated women,unregistered people of color,healthcare-concerned voters,Black men, Black women, Latinx peopleand friends and family of passionate Democratsin 11 crucial swing states! All training provided. Get details and sign up by clicking the VOLUNTEER OPS button below!

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EVENTS

TODAY, OCTOBER 23: LET’S NOT REPEAT HISTORY! Meet your favorite historical fiction writers! Who better to talk politics, life, and history as we text voters to undo a historic mistake? Text Bank tomorrow, October 23 at 3p PT with Kris Waldherr (The Lost History of Dreams), Michelle Cameron (Beyond the Ghetto Gates), Mamta Chaudhry (Haunting Paris), Gina Marie Guadagnino (The Parting Glass), Judith Lindbergh (The Thrall’s Tale), Greer Macallister (The Magician’s Lie), Rishi Reddi (Karma and Other Stories), Noelle Salazar (The Flight Girls), Whitney Scharer (The Age of Light) and more. Sign up HERE!

TOMORROW, OCTOBER 23:GOSPEL TEXTATHON

On Friday, October 23 at 4p PT, Field Team 6 is joining forces with the 1st District of the AME Church’s Operation Vote Now campaign and Higher Heights for America for a Textathon & Praise Party. We’ll be reaching out to more than 5,000 people in the 1st District to encourage them to get out and vote! This event will have special guests and a live DJ to help everyone get their praise – and their vote – on!

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24AND MONDAY, OCTOBER 26:VOLUNTEER HAPPY HOURS!We know how hard our most committed volunteers have been working as we sprint (or crawl… or slog…) towards Election Day. So to thank you for leading the charge, we’re throwing two happy hours! Text Bank Moderators, join us Saturday, October 24 at 5:30p PT (RSVP HERE). Phone Bank Leaders, we’re celebrating you on Monday, October 26 at 5:30p PT (RSVP HERE). Let’s celebrate all the hard work we’ve done so far, then gear up for the final stretch!

MONDAY, OCTOBER 26:LET’S ROCK! TEXTING PARTY

Your favorite rockers are throwing a texting party! On Monday, October 26 at 3p PT join a star-studded lineup of musicians including Chris Funk and Colin Meloy (The Decemberists), Susanna Hoffs (The Bangles), Scott McCaughey (R.E.M.), John McCrea (Cake), Rhett Miller (The Old 97s), and Steve Wynn (Dream Syndicate) as they talk music and life while saving democracy. RSVP HERE to join the fun!

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 27:

FINAL 2020 STRATEGY BRIEFINGWe’re in the endgame now, people. So our fearless leader Jason Berlin is holding one final FT6 strategy briefing on Tuesday, October 27 at 5:30p PT to lay out our plans leading all the way through and after Election Day. RSVP HERE!

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 28:TRICK OR TREAT FOR DEMOCRACY

Get spooooooky with ten award-winning thriller authors (including Andrea Bartz! Steph Cha! Wendy Walker! Kathleen Barber!) at their texting party Wednesday, October 28 at 3p PT. Click HERE to RSVP and see the full lineup!

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 28:VOTEFEST FILM FESTIVAL

We’re partnering up with Swing Left Los Feliz and Stand Up 4 America to throw a short film festival to benefit… you guessed it… democracy! Hosted by Mo Collins (Fear the Walking Dead, Parks and Recreation, MADtv), our virtual festival is Wednesday, October 28 at 6p PT. Get your tickets.


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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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