October 29, 2020
HOUSES FLIPPED: 1
DAYS UNTIL 2020 ELECTION: 5
PROGRESSIVE VOTERS REGISTERED: 28,956
Five days left. I thought it would never get here. I can’t believe how much we’ve lost in the last 4 years.
But what I could never have predicted is how much we’ve gained. In these dark times, thousands of heroes, including all of you, have stepped up to share your light.
We’ve cried so much. But those tears connected us, changed us from strangers into allies, and from allies into family.
So many men joined the Women’s March, so many Christians and Jews rushed to the airports to protest the Muslim Ban, so many people of all colors filled the streets during a pandemic to say Black Lives Matter. We have showed up for each other in powerful ways.
And we learned skills! We weaponized our love and became powerful agents of positive change. We not only woke up new voters – we also grew into a national army of super volunteers and organizers.
If we win this election, what has been the Resistance will become the Movement, and we will continue to push America forward in ways we never could have before.
Maybe we always had the seeds of Heaven in our hands. Maybe it just took the heat of Hell to crack them open, and it took our tears to water them, and it took an endless march to find some fertile ground.
That ground is now five days away. These are the most important five days of the last four years. Let’s make every minute count. Because there is nothing I’ve looked forward to more than crying with you all when we win. Whether it’s next Tuesday or a couple weeks later.
Who am I kidding, I’ll be crying the whole time.
But right now, help us fly across that finish line… Join us at the Shonda Rhimes text bank today! Or at the rest of our daily text banks!
On Election Day, mask up and do some Vote Tripling at a polling place.
Sign up for a Tally Rally to help deter a coup by this flailing president.
And definitely join us at our Election Night Watch Party!!
GODSPEED – and see you on the other side of the war!
TALLY RALLY NEEDS YOU!
Americans are voting early in record numbers and every single vote is vital. We are still a democracy… and we’re making sure it stays that way by insisting County Election Officials count every ballot.
You can help! Monday, November 2 and Tuesday, November 3 (with additional days added as needed after the election), meet other volunteers outside election officials’ offices. Bring positive signs, wear patriotic costumes, draw sidewalk chalk art, and snap selfies. Also help it trend on social media with hashtags #TallyRally, #DownForTheCount, and #ACoupWontDo. Come show your support for election officials and urge them to resist the pressure to stop counting from a certain orange despot (and make it doubly-effective by doing some GOTV textbanking while you’re there!). Visit TallyRally.org for more details and to sign up.
DYNAMIC TEXTING FOR THE WIN
Let’s sprint to the finish!! Thursday (today!), Friday, Saturday, (and if there’s still work to do) Sunday, and Monday we will be texting like crazy to build the biggest blue wave we’ve ever seen. Our efforts will be twofold: 1) Reaching out to reliable Democratic voters with high activism scores, asking them to make a vote plan, and to get three of their friends to make a vote plan as well. 2) Texting unregistered likely Biden supporters to ask them to do same-day registration and vote for Joe and Kamala in 7 battlegrounds (CO, IA, ME, MI, MT, NC, WI). We’ll text till we reach our final 900,000 people or run out of texting $$. This could be what pushes us over the edge into a bold, blue future. Sign up HERE!
If you have 2 hours (or less!) you can help save the world.WE’RE STILL TEXTBANKING!We’re texting reliable Dem voters and ask them to make a vote plan,then get three friends to make a vote plan!We’re also texting unregistered likely Dems to ask them to dosame-day registration and vote in 7 battleground states:CO, IA, ME, MI, MT, NC and WI
STAR STUDDED TEXTING PARTIES(Our final blowout event is today with Shonda Rhimes! See below!)FT6 PARTNER TEXT BANKSPRIORITY BATTLEGROUND STATES VOTE TRIPLING TRAININGTALLY RALLYGet details and sign up by clicking the VOLUNTEER OPS button below!
SOCIAL STORMS GALORE!
We have social storms tomorrow, October 30, Saturday, October 31st, Monday, November 2, and Tuesday, November 3 all 11a-1p your local time! We need everybody with a social media account to log on for one last push! We have campaigns for #OctoberVoter through Saturday plus #ItsOnTheBallot and #TallyRally from now until polls close. Click any one of those hashtags for easy-to-follow instructions and ready-made posts – and then keep clicking to save democracy. Let’s leave it all on the field… err… screen! 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.
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 3:ELECTION WATCH PARTY
Tuesday is going to be one of the wildest nights of all our lives… let’s experience it together! Please join our informal huddle/party/support group on Zoom, where we can all watch the election returns roll in together. Fearless leaders Jason Berlin and Sarah Jakle (plus surprise guests… maybe!) will be popping in every so often with words of inspiration and/or courage. BYOB. We’re logging in Tuesday, November 3 (gulp) at 5p PT… sign up HERE, then join the special #election_night_chat_party Slack channel we’ll have set up on the day. It’s going to be a rollercoaster – let’s ride it together.
CLASSIFIEDS:SUPER VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
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.
SOCIAL MEDIA VOLUNTEERS
We’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!
We’re looking for volunteer ASL translators who can help us at our Zoom events! We’re committed to – and super excited about – making our events fully accessible and inclusive. Contact us HERE for more info!
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!
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. 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! ASL VOLUNTEERSWe’re looking for volunteer ASL translators who can help us at our Zoom events! We’re committed to – and super excited about – making our events fully accessible and inclusive. Contact us HERE for more info! 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!
HUGE THANKS TO OUR TEXT PARTY HOSTS!
The past few weeks have been absolutely packed with amazing text parties, enabling us to reach millions more voters in multiple swing states. So we’d like to take a moment to thank all the incredible hosts of these events, including (deep breath): an absolute galaxy of literary stars, comprised of authors, TV scribes, and showrunners; the casts of The Man in the High Castle, Scandal, Star Trek: Picard, and The Big Bang Theory; musicians from The Bangles, The Decemberists, R.E.M., and more; author and screenwriter Ayelet Waldman, and of course, powerhouse author and activist R.O. Kwon. We are incredibly grateful to every single one of you for donating your time and your star power to boost our texting and turnout efforts! IT WORKED!!
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