TEXAS ON MY MIND – The Field Team 6 Weekly

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WORLDS SAVED: 1
TOTAL PROGRESSIVES REGISTERED: 30,110
TOTAL VOTERS REACHED: over 15,000,000
DAYS UNTIL TEXAS MAYORAL ELECTIONS: 72
DAYS UNTIL 2022 MIDTERM ELECTION: 628


TEXAS IS THE NEW GEORGIA

“Georgia has shown the world that it’s possible. Texas is poised to build on that model and continue the revolutionary work of transforming America into the multiracial democracy that it aspires to be.” So writes Steve Phillips in The Nation.

We could not agree more.

Biden/Harris lost Texas by 631,221 votes. Over 4.5 million eligible Texans did not vote. Our work is cut out for us. Taking a page from Stacey Abrams playbook, our strategy for 2021 is “Win the Cities, Win the States.” We’re harnessing big mayoral races in our 8 key states to register Democrats who will then help us win statewide races for the Senate, House, governor’s mansions, and more in 2022. And we can only do this because last year, our grassroots donors enabled us to build a Field Team 6 database of over 15 million contacts nationwide.

On May 1, Texans will go to the polls to elect mayors all across the state. We’re focusing on the top 5 races, with Fort Worth the priority because a terrible Republican incumbent (Mayor Betsy Price) is stepping down. We can flip Fort Worth! And Democrats in these cities will allow us to win crucial House races in 2022, as well as ousting voter suppressor Gov. Greg Abbott.

But to do this, we need YOU, of course!

Help us write postcards to Fort Worth, then San Antonio, Arlington, Garland, and Plano! We’ve identified 168,000 unregistered voters in these cities who are likely to be Democrats, and we’re going to register as many as we can. We’re also phone banking into Fort Worth every Tuesday! And we’re adding more phone banks all the time, so check our Volunteer Ops page often – and sign up now to flip Texas blue!


BIG NEWS

FT6 FEATURED BY NPR!
We got a shout-out on NPR, people! Our Adopt-a-Traitor phone banks to register Democrats in FL-26 and oust Carlos Gimenez were mentioned as part of a story about gearing up for the midterms in Florida. And FT6 volunteer heroes Gina Harris and Ken Telesco got mentioned by name! You can check out the article HERE. Great work, all you Gimenez adopters – let’s flip Florida blue, like Obama did twice!

END THE FILIBUSTER TO SAVE DEMOCRACY
We’ve got a special message from the incredible Tricia Sauer, Statewide Leader of AZ Indivisible, for anybody – in or out of Arizona – who is sick of watching Democratic Senator Kyrsten Sinema stand with Mitch McConnell over Arizonans on democracy and eliminating the filibuster:

If you’re pissed, you can call registered Arizona Democrats and ask them to call Sinema between 10a and 8p local time! Click here to see the Open Phone Bank (note: it won’t work before 8a local time!). This could be a super fun group activity for those who want to do a little extra to eliminate the filibuster! Here’s a resource on how to use an open phone bank

Sinema told Schumer she was only getting calls from folks telling her to protect the filibuster. Let’s change that.

Last Thursday, Arizonans made 208 calls to her office adding up to over 8.5 hours of talk and voicemail time. View and share the little tweet on it here. And keep calling!

POSTCARDING SOFT LAUNCH!
Our official postcarding launch party isn’t happening until next Sunday (RSVP here!)… but for those of you who just cannot wait to start writing, we have exciting news! Addresses are available… starting now! Our first campaign will register new Democratic voters in Forth Worth, Texas. The city has a mayoral election happening on May 1, the Republican incumbent mayor is stepping down, and the time is ripe for a Democrat to take charge! Voter registration applications are due to the Fort Worth Registrar by April 1, so we need postcards mailed no later than March 22.

If you’ve already got your postcards and stamps, CLICK HERE to get your addresses (or check out the Volunteer Ops section of the website)! If you still need to get your very own Shepard Fairey registration postcards, ORDER THOSE HERE. If you ordered but don’t have them yet, there was a glitch at the warehouse, but it’s been fixed. You’ll get yours soon!

JOIN THE 24/7/365 CLUB!
At Field Team 6, we work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year to mint the new Democrats who will help protect our House and Senate majorities in 2022. The work never stops – and you can support it by joining the 24/7/365 club! Getting in is easy: all you have to do is pledge a monthly donation of $24.07 (or more!), which we’ll use to continue launching the text bank, phone bank, email, targeted ad, and postcarding efforts that keep the new Dem registrations rolling in. 24/7/365… it’s the hottest club in town. JOIN TODAY!


ADOPT-A-TRAITOR UPDATE

Treat traitors to the full panoply of FT6’s outreach efforts, including texts, emails, targeted ads, phone banks, and postcards.

Thanks to you, we’ve raised the money to do that for our first adoptee, Rep. Beth Van Duyne (TX-24)!

Now we want to spread the love to three more adoptees: Richard Hudson of North Carolina, Carlos Gimenez of Florida, and Southern California’s own Mike Garcia – aka the guy who slithered into Katie Hill’s old seat, won by just 333 votes in November, and then voted to overthrow democracy just weeks later.

Please adopt one – or all! – of these traitors today, so we can get our Democrat-minting machine up and running in their districts ASAP. Not sure who to choose? Check out the adoption videos below!

Traitor Richard Hudson (NC-08)
Goal: $7,548; Progress: $2,333 

Traitor Carlos Gimenez (FL-26)
Goal: $5,106; Progress: $3,061

Traitor Mike Garcia (CA-25)
Goal: $3,446.77; Progress: $3,437

Put us over the top! We’re less than $10 away from reaching our Mike goal! And remember – if you adopt Richard or Carlos, you’re helping defeat bonus traitors too! In 2022, every single Democrat we register in North Carolina will help us take the Senate seat Richard Burr is leaving open. And every Dem in Florida will help us beat Governor Ron DeSantis as well as Senator Marco Rubio!


VOLUNTEER OPS

FLIP FORT WORTH PHONE BANKS
Register Dems in this key flippable mayoral race on May 1 – help us flip Fort Worth!
Every Dem we register here helps us flip Texas House seats and boot anti-masker Gov. Greg Abbott in 2022!

CALL AZ VOTERS TO GET SENATOR SYNEMATO REFORM THE FILIBUSTER
To preserve our democracy, we must reform the filibuster and pass the For the People Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Act.
Senator Synema is publicly opposed to filibuster reform. Get her constituents to persuade her otherwise!

ADOPT-A-TRAITOR PHONE BANKS
Register Dems in districts whose representatives supported overturning the Biden/Harris election victory, and flip those seats blue!
We’re targeting traitors in California, Florida, North Carolina, and Texas!

Click VOLUNTEER OPS below to get details and sign up!


EVENTS

FRIDAY, MARCH 12:KATIE PORTER TO RECEIVE FT6 CHAMPION OF DEMOCRACY AWARD!
BREAKING: We’re thrilled to announce the powerhouse Puddles Pity Party and our very own classically-trained opera singer Kala Maxym as our musical guests! And now…

Drumroll please… our Champion of Democracy Award will go to the irrepressible Congresswoman from Orange County who won our hearts with her brilliance, courage, and fierce whiteboard chops: Representative Katie Porter!

You won’t want to miss her acceptance speech or a single minute of this star-studded evening, so CLICK HERE for tickets to the First Annual Field Team 6 Awards to be held Friday, March 12 at 5:30p PT. Celebrity hosts Jeff and Zoe Perry will be joined by star presenters including Laurie Metcalf (Roseanne/The Conners/Ladybird), Pedro Pascal (The Mandalorian), and William Petersen (To Live and Die in L.A./CSI), as well as surprise guests! We’ll also be handing out our first-ever awards for Donor of the Year and Volunteer of the Year. So don’t miss it – get your ticket today!

SUNDAY, MARCH 14: POSTCARDING LAUNCH PARTY
There’s no better way to celebrate our brand new postcarding initiative than with a Zoom party! Join us Sunday, March 14 at 4:30p PT for our kickoff, where we’ll teach you everything you need to know for postcard success. The first targets of our campaign will be likely Democrats in some high-stakes Texas mayoral races… to be joined soon by all our Adopt-a-Traitor districts too!
RSVP HERE


FIELD TEAM 6 NEEDS YOU

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 us HERE.


BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE!

PUT YOUR NAME ON IT
Our friends at Common Cause – plus a whole host of pro-democracy organizations – are petitioning the U.S. Senate to (finally) end the filibuster.

You know, that undemocratic relic of slavery and Jim Crow that has been continually abused by the minority to block the will of the voters! You can sign the petition HERE. And call your senators! Especially if you live in CA, ME, WV, or AZ !

NEW MERCH ALERT!
Love Voterizer enough to wear it? Then check out our two new designs, fresh off the merch presses and now available in our FT6 store! The best part is on the back: we’ve included a QR code so you can register new voters on the spot by sending them to Voterizer – all they’ll need is a smartphone and for you to turn your back. Spice up your occasional forays into the outside world with a little pinch of voter registration. CLICK HERE to start shopping!


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