ADOPT-A-TRAITOR! – The Field Team 6 Weekly

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Register Democrats.

Save the World.

January 15, 2021


WORLDS SAVED:   1
TOTAL PROGRESSIVES REGISTERED:  30,088
TOTAL GA VOTERS REG’D:  1,433
DAYS UNTIL BIDEN/HARRIS INAUGURATION:  5

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FIVE DAYS TO A NEW WORLD

With the attack on our Capitol and democracy, we’ve seen how close America has come to fascism after four years of Trump. And though we took the positive step of impeaching this president again, we are far from out of the woods.  You are the people doing something about it. And because you have been doing something about it for four years, you brought us from having no power in the federal government to winning the House in 2018, the White House in 2020, and the Senate in 2021 – a Democratic trifecta. We will get through these next six days. President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris will be sworn in. We have fought on the front lines to defend our democracy, and we have won our survival. In this uncertain moment, be certain that we can continue to change things for the better. These are the darkest moments. We suspected they would be. But because of you, the light is coming. Celebrate that however you can, whenever you can, and build a shrine in your heart to the good you have done. Honor that. Center yourself in that joyful truth. And as soon as you’re ready, join our new Adopt-a-Traitor campaign and make sure we flip every Republican seat we can! We’ve got a beautiful new world to build!


BIG NEWS

ADOPT-A-TRAITOR!

Hours after the attempted coup, 147 Republicans voted to overturn an American election. We’ve found 3 million unregistered Democrats in their districts. Let’s make sure they lose their seats by a landslide. Welcome to our new Adopt-a-Traitor campaign! To start, we are adopting three traitors representing battleground states whose districts are eminently flippable – one in NC, one in FL, and one in TX. We’ve already set up phone banks targeting them (sign up below!), and if you can help us raise the funds for it, we’d love to add text banks, targeted emails, and social media ads to the battle. Adopt one of these traitors yourself, and help us raise the funds to unleash the full power of our digital organizing! In the coming days, we’ll be posting a list of additional traitors up for adoption, always prioritizing the most flippable ones to make sure your work has maximum impact.  And now, allow me to introduce our first three targets! Meet North Carolina’s Richard Hudson, a Republican who voted to overturn an American election. In November, Richard won his district (NC-08) by 6.6 points, or 25,000 votes. We have 34,000 eligible voters to call in his district. Let’s register every single one we can – and make sure he loses in a landslide. In Florida, traitorous Republican congressman Carlos Gimenez won his district (FL-26) by 3.4 points, or 12,000 votes. We have 35,000 eligible voters to call in his district. And in Texas, Beth Van Duyne (R) won her district (TX-24) by 1.3 points, or 4,584 votes. We have 23,000 eligible voters to call in her district. Remember, in 2022 every single Democrat we’ve registered in Florida will also help us beat Governor Ron DeSantis and Senator Marco Rubio. In North Carolina, they’ll help us beat Senator Richard Burr. In Texas, they’ll help get rid of Governor Greg Abbott, and in 2024, Ted Cruz. Because our organizer heroes Gina Harris, Mervis Reissig, and Ashley Craig stepped up to lead, our phone banks begin Sunday – sign up HERE! Donate below to level up these campaigns: Click to Adopt Traitor Richard Hudson (R-NC)Click to Adopt Traitor Carlos Gimenez (R-FL)Click to Adopt Traitor Beth Van Duyne (R-TX) This is going to be fun.


VOLUNTEER OPS

ADOPT-A-TRAITOR PHONE BANKS
Register Dems in districts whose representatives supported overturning Joe Biden’s election victory, and flip those seats blue!We’re targeting traitors in North Carolina, Florida and Texas! 
SOCIAL STORMING
Get the word out about our work from the comfort of your social media accounts!  
Click VOLUNTEER OPS below to get details and sign up!

VOLUNTEER OPS

VIDEO SPOTLIGHT

VIDEO: REMOVE OR RESIGN“THERE CAN BE NO UNITY WITHOUT ACCOUNTABILITY”

Last week’s violent attack on our Capitol and Constitution struck at the very heart of our democracy. Even more shameful than Trump’s lies about election fraud is that his lies were repeated ad nauseam by Republican senators and representatives charged with protecting our democracy. They also bear responsibility for the 1/6 Capitol Invasion. Please watch our powerful VIDEO kickstarting the campaign to remove from office every single treasonous member of the GOP who aided and abetted this assault on our democracy. Share it wherever you can! And use this well-crafted TOOLKIT from our friends at Democracy Rising for helpful messaging, pre-made posts, and other resources in this important effort.


EVENTS

FIELD TEAM 6 STRATEGY BRIEFING RECORDING

If you missed Jason Berlin’s 2021-22 Strategy Briefing last night, never fear… it’s on YouTube for your viewing pleasure! Check it out today – and hear all about our big plans for 2021 and 2022 to Grow the Senate, Grow the House, and win downballot races too in our 8 new battleground states!


POSTPONED:”CELEBRATING THE HEROES” FUNDRAISER

Due to recent unsettling events, from the 1/6 insurrection to continued right-wing threats of violence, we are postponing this celebratory fundraiser to a TBD date in February. Instead, at the same date and time, we’ll be hosting a free party (see below) to celebrate the inauguration four years in the making – hope we see you all at both!


FRIDAY, JANUARY 22:”POST-ELECTION GROUP HUG”

Let’s get together to lift a glass to everything we’ve accomplished, discuss what’s going on right now and what we can do about it, and have a virtual group hug! Join us Friday, January 22 from 5-6p PT for music, a dash of therapy, good conversation… and huge amounts of love and gratitude for every single one of you who helped literally save the world!! RSVP HERE!


CLASSIFIEDS

ADOPT-A-TRAITOR CAMPAIGN MANAGER!We’re looking for a supervolunteer to head up our new Adopt-a-Traitor campaign! The team lead will help run our ongoing effort to defeat members of the Seditious 147 at the polls by tracking volunteer interest in adopting certain traitors, then facilitating everything we need to get a separate campaign up and running for each traitor once interest hits a certain level. This will entail setting up ActBlue pages to raise funds for text banks/emails/targeted ads, initiating requests for data and phone bank scripts, etc. CLICK HERE to fill out our Field Team 6 Volunteer Questionnaire, and please mention that you’re interested in becoming an Adopt-A-Traitor Campaign Manager. 

VOTERIZER PROMOTERIZER!Field Team 6 is looking for a supervolunteer to join the team pitching our customizable voter registration portal – Voterizer.org – to partner organizations. We’ve built a great platform that makes voter registration a snap. Plus it captures shareable data of every voter registered! Perfect for phone banks, text banks, social media, and targeted ads… Let’s get all members of the Resistance to use this simple, powerful and flexible tool. CLICK HERE to fill out our Field Team 6 Volunteer Questionnaire, and please mention that you’re interested in becoming a VoteriCzar. 

JOIN THE FIELD TEAM 6 MEDIA STORM FORCE!Field Team 6 is recruiting for our Media Storm Force! Social Media Storming is our exciting, new way to get the word out about everything we’re doing – from events to late-breaking calls to action, like the ones we’ll be doing for the traitors we adopt. All you need is a Facebook, Twitter or Instagram account! CLICK HERE  for latest scheduled storms – or HERE to watch a fun video to learn how we storm! 

JOIN THE FIELD TEAM 6 SPANISH LANGUAGE TEAM! If you’re comfortable translating phone/text bank scripts or Voterizer updates from English to Spanish, we need your help! And you don’t have to be perfect – a professional translator always puts the stamp of approval on what the team does. Únete a nosotros! Join HERE.


BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE!

CELEBRATE OUR HISTORIC WIN IN GEORGIA – WITH MERCH!

Now that we’ve taken back the Senate, we’re clearing out some Georgia-specific items in our MERCH STORE to make way for new inventory! You can support the work of Field Team 6 – and celebrate the two new Senators from Georgia – by snapping up these exclusive GA-specific items before they’re gone. Every purchase helps fund our efforts to keep Georgia blue in 2022 by registering new Democrats, growing our Senate and House majorities, and electing a Democratic governor (Stacey Abrams!). And if you use the code VICTORY, you’ll get 10% off your purchase – valid through Monday! CLICK HERE to start shopping!


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