THE EARLY BIRD GETS THE WORM – The Field Team 6 Weekly

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January 28, 2021

WORLDS SAVED:   1
TOTAL PROGRESSIVES REGISTERED:  30,092
TOTAL VOTERS REACHED:  over 15,000,000
DAYS UNTIL TEXAS MAYORAL ELECTIONS: 93DAYS UNTIL 2022 MIDTERM ELECTION: 649

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THE EARLY BIRD GETS THE WORM

The Biden Administration has been in office for one full week. Cabinet members being confirmed, cogent press briefings, a smiling ear to fact-filled ear, Dr. Fauci, executive orders addressing everything from racial equity to rejoining the Paris climate accord, and more. Even Chuck played chicken with Mitch and the Satan-turtle blinked first. Did we really just win two, count them two, Senate seats in Georgia? And the White House? We did! We are on a roll! Now is the time to celebrate our hard work as activists and take a well-deserved year off. I’m kidding, of course. Yes, we really do insist that celebrating our successes is a must. Yes, we really do want to joyfully lift up our volunteers, donors and staff who, working with so many essential partners across the US, made this moment and movement possible (see Celebrating Our Heroes below). A nap, yes. A year off, not so much. The Koch brothers make strategic business investments in conservative organizations year in and year out. Republicans are cultishly focused, even locking step behind a twice-impeached wannabe dictator. They are rolling out new forms of voter suppression as you read this sentence. We have some audacious plans for the next two years, but they don’t start in early 2022. They start now. So Adopt-a-Traitor, join a phone bank, dig into the change jar if you can, to invest strategically in the vision of what we can accomplish together. Again. The early bird gets the worm. And by bird I mean volunteer, and by worm I mean all of those delicious unregistered progressives in the fertile ground of our battleground states. Dale, FT6 COO (Jason got to take that nap)


THE NEW PLAN

We’ve earned our survival, against all odds, by the thinnest of margins. In the Senate, our 50/50 majority is so small, it’s not even a majority! And history tells us the winning party loses seats in the midterms. So there’s only one thing to do. We need to change history. In 2022, we must grow our Senate and House majorities, especially in our 8 Triple Word Score states. Our new strategy is to also focus on down-ballot races in swing states, harnessing them to register Democrats. We’ll win small races to help us win bigger ones! LAUNCHED: Join our Adopt-a-Traitor campaign, already in progress! 147 Republicans voted to invalidate the 2020 election. So we’ve done a deep data dive, and targeted the most flippable seats in the most important swing states. With your help, we can register enough Democrats to boot these traitors from the House and Senate! NEXT: In March, we’ll target Texas, which will hold mayoral elections across the state on May 1, 2021. After that, we’ll roll out voter registration campaigns in each of our 8 target states: AZ, FL, GA, NC, NV, PA, TX, and WI. We’ll also ramp up our nationwide efforts in targeted congressional districts to grow our House majority. (For a full overview of our plan for the next two years, check out our Strategy Briefing below!) Let’s gooooo!!


VIDEO SPOTLIGHT

Are you a political animal? Are you looking for a better way to communicate with your fellow political animals? You’re in luck! Field Team 6 uses Slack – an awesome collaborative communications platform – and this fun little VIDEO will show you how to use it, too. So whether you want to connect with FT6 or your friends on other Slack channels, we’ve got you covered.


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’re adopting three traitors representing battleground states whose districts are eminently flippable. Sign up for their phone banks here:Phone Bank to Unseat Traitor Richard Hudson (R-NC) & Take a Senate SeatPhone Bank to Unseat Traitors Carlos Gimenez (R-FL) & Rick Scott (R-FL)Phone Bank to Unseat Traitor Beth Van Duyne (R-TX) & Ted Cruz (R-TX) Money is the only thing separating us from adding text banks, targeted emails, and social media ads to the battle. So adopt one of these traitors yourself, and help us raise the funds to unleash the full power of our digital organizing! Donate here 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) In the coming days, we’ll post a list of additional traitors up for adoption, always prioritizing the most flippable ones to make sure your work has maximum impact. Let us know which traitors you’d like to adopt by contacting our new Adopt-a-State Campaign Manager Susan Machtinger HERE, and if gets enough interest and they’re over our flippability threshold, we’ll start an Adopt-a-Traitor fundraising page for them. Remember, in 2022 every single Democrat we register in Florida will also help us beat Governor Ron DeSantis and Senator Marco Rubio. In North Carolina, they’ll help us take the Senate seat Richard Burr is leaving open. In Texas, they’ll help get rid of Governor Greg Abbott in 2022, and Ted Cruz in 2024. If you’d like to lead your own phone bank into these or other target districts, WONDERFUL! Let us know HERE.

VOLUNTEER OPS

ADOPT-A-TRAITOR PHONE BANKS
Register Dems in districts whose representatives supportedoverturning Joe Biden’s election victory, and flip those seats blue!We’re targeting traitors in North Carolina, Florida, and Texas! 

SEDITIOUS STORMING
Work on booting the 147 seditious House Republicans who voted to overturn the election… from the comfort of your social media accounts! 
Click VOLUNTEER OPS below to get details and sign up!

VOLUNTEER OPS

COMING SOON: POSTCARDING!

You’ve sent texts. You’ve made phone calls. You’ve Tweeted and Insta’d and Facebooked during our social storms. And soon… you can send postcards! That’s right, Field Team 6 is launching our very own postcard campaign to register new Democrats. And if you’re ready to start writing – or you have a group that’s interested in getting involved – please reach out to our brand new Postcarding Czar Sharon Lord Greenspan HERE, so you can be the first in line!


EVENTS

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 10: FIELD TEAM 6 STRATEGY BRIEFING

In case you missed our January briefing… It’s 2021 and The Movement is well underway. But with Traitor KMac whisking off to Mar-a-Lago for more seditiony marching orders, this is no time to rest on our laurels. So join Jason Berlin on Wednesday, February 10 at 5:30p PT (now with ASL translation!) for a briefing on our plan for 2021-2022. We’ll unveil our new battleground states and share our new strategies for building progressive power and defanging the GOP once and for all. RSVP HERE.

COMING SOON: CELEBRATING HEROES FUNDRAISER

We’re still finalizing a date (in February we promise!) for this upcoming fundraiser. In the meantime, start getting excited for an incredible evening hosted by father-daughter celebrity duo Jeff and Zoe Perry – plus, the debut of our first annual Field Team 6 awards! All proceeds will go towards funding our work registering new swing state Democrats. Watch this space for more details – and CLICK HERE to learn more and get the donation ball rolling!


CLASSIFIEDS

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 POSTCARDING TEAM!

Our newest voter outreach effort is almost ready to launch… which means this is your chance to get in on Team Postcard from the beginning! CLICK HERE to send a message expressing your interest in joining the volunteer team that will wrangle all our intrepid postcard writers and coordinate getting them the resources they need. Yes the USPS is still a thing – despite the GOP’s best efforts – and we still use it as one of our many means of reaching voters. 

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!). CLICK HERE to start shopping!


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