ENJOY DEMOCRACY RESPONSIBLY – The Field Team 6 Weekly

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April 1, 2021


WORLDS SAVED:   1
TOTAL PROGRESSIVES REGISTERED:  30,133
TOTAL VOTERS REACHED:  over 15,000,000
DAYS UNTIL TEXAS MAYORAL ELECTIONS: 30
DAYS UNTIL 2022 MIDTERM ELECTION: 585

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ENJOY DEMOCRACY RESPONSIBLY

By electing the Biden/Harris administration, America bought itself two years. And we celebrate that by working every day of those two years to save the Senate and the House in the midterms… and make sure authoritarians cannot attempt to end our democracy in two years, or ever again. To protect our right to vote, “the right that is preservative of all other rights,” the Senate must pass the For the People Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act. According to the Brennan Center for Justice, passing these two bills into law will quash every single one of the 360+ voter suppression bills proposed in 47 states. (Find ways you can help make this happen below!) We do our part by continuing to register Democrats in the states and districts that will most help us save the Senate and House. We currently have phone banks and/or postcard campaigns into AZ, FL, NC, PA, and TX, as well as key House districts in CA and CO-03… and we’ll be rolling out more soon. So yes, let’s enjoy our democracy responsibly – by making sure it survives 2022! And in case you need some inspiration, let us remind you of all the amazing things that you made happen just a little while ago…

BIG NEWS

WHAT WE DID TOGETHERIn the 2020 cycle and the Georgia runoffs, Field Team 6:

  • Teamed up with over 100 partner organizations
  • Deployed over 10,000 volunteers to almost 40,000 shifts, who…
  • Sent 14.6m texts
  • Posted social media ads generating 11.8m impressions
  • Sent 6.4m emails
  • Reached tens of millions with social media storms
  • Reached over 15m voters with an average of 3 touches each including purged voters, public college students, the Black, Latinx, and indigenous communities, marriage equality supporters, even possible Trump defectors
  • Registered our 30,000th swing state Democrat… (including >6k in Arizona, 58% of Biden/Harris’ margin of victory!)
  • …and helped register hundreds of thousands more!

Now let’s do it again! From the top, with feeling!

DEVIN NUNES JOINS FIELD TEAM 6 ADVISORY BOARD! Happy April 1st! This is the only April Fool’s joke in the newsletter. Promise. To clear your palate, here’s a fun fact: Devin Nunes is the only congressman in history to sue a fictional cow – and lose.

CA-21 PHONE BANKWITH PARTNERS!

Since 1981, CA-21 was represented in Congress by Republicans. That changed in 2018, when Democrat TJ Cox unseated Republican incumbent David Valadao… then changed again last year, when Valadao squeaked back into the seat with less than a 1% margin. That’s why we’re laser-focused on reclaiming the seat for Democrats in 2022. To aid in that effort, FT6 is teaming up with an incredible team of partners led by FT6 stalwart and Swing Left Inland Valley leader Sharon Cohen, that includes: Democratic Women of Kern, Fresno County Democratic Party, Jimmy Carter Club, Kern County Democratic Party, Kings County Democratic Party, Santa Clara County Democratic Party, and West LA Democratic Club. Our Avengers-style alliance will be announcing a series of phone banks into CA-21 soon… stay tuned for details!


EVENTS

TUESDAY, APRIL 6:THE “CUSTOMIZER”You probably didn’t think Voterizer — the only proudly blue voter registration app designed to streamline the process of registering Democrats — could get any better. Well it can! Because you can now customize Voterizer for your organization. Fireworks! Horns! Confetti! Tuesday, April 6 from 5:30-6:30p PT, mad genius Adam Lesh, Voterizer’s creator, will show you how to make Voterizer your very own: how to co-brand it, insert your own language and image, and add notes about the elections most important to you! All of this is also available to do en Español. Sign up for all the awesomeness HERE!

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 7: NEXT SOCIAL STORM

Storming is back, people! Wednesday, April 7 from 11a-12p PT we’ll be hitting the web to build awareness for our FT6 postcarding efforts as well as hashtags #Voterizer and #RegisterDemocrats. Storm on your own or join us on Zoom for some socializing & virtual training to develop mad storming skillz! RSVP HERE. You can always find info on our current storm HERE. And click the image to watch a cool “How To” VIDEO to up your storming game beforehand!

THURSDAY, APRIL 22: EARTH DAY CONCERT

We’re partnering with Face the Music, Outside the Box 925, and Neto Community Network for a concert to celebrate Earth Day and raise funds for Field Team 6! Join us Thursday, April 22 at 6p PT to rock out with some incredible artists, including Chas Castell, Scott Cook, Christophe Ellie, Lauren Mayer, Joe Newberry, Pete Kronowitt, and Nancy Sanchez. Click HERE to get tickets!

VIDEO SPOTLIGHT

2020 DONOR OF THE YEAR: DON FOSTER

If you missed our first annual Field Team 6 awards show, there were tears, laughter and a well-deserved superhero cape… and that’s just from the presentation of our 2020 Donor of the Year Award! Watch the video again and again. Irrepressible resister, Chair of Field Team 6’s illustrious Advisory Board, and all around Good Guy, Don Foster was our honoree. We’ll add another round of heartfelt thanks and echo what is printed on his award: “Field Team 6 is proud to present this award to our Donor of the Year, Don Foster, in recognition of Buddha-like inner radiance, creativity on the battlefield, heart-melting generosity, and mastery in bringing joy to the fight. Without you, Field Team 6 would not exist. Thank you for literally helping save the world.” Thanks, Don! We couldn’t have done it without you and we wouldn’t want to try!

VOLUNTEER OPS

CALL AZ VOTERS TO GET SENATOR SINEMATO REFORM THE FILIBUSTER
To give us all the freedom to vote, we must reform the filibuster and pass theFor the People Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Act.
Senator Sinema 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, North Carolina, and Texas! FLIP A “TRIPLE WORD SCORE” STATERegister Dems in the 8 most important states to Save the Senate and the House.
Join our brand-new phone banks into AZ and PA!POSTCARDINGRegister Dems via postcard in the most flippable districts and write with friends at our weekly postcarding parties!
Campaigns into PA and adopt-a-Traitor campaigns in CO (Lauren Boebert’s district!),FL, NC and CA are up! 

SOCIAL STORMING
Build awareness for our voter registration app #Voterizer, our postcarding program, and #RegisterDemocrats from the comfort of your social media accounts! Find camaraderie, tips and tricks on our Zooms! 
Click VOLUNTEER OPS below to get details and sign up!

VOLUNTEER OPS

ADOPT-A-TRAITOR UPDATE

147 Republicans voted to overturn an American election. We’ve found 3 million unregistered Democrats in their districts. Let’s register every single one we can – and make sure these traitors lose their seats in a landslide. 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 now raised the money to do that for two adoptees, Reps Beth Van Duyne (TX-24), and Mike Garcia (CA-25)! We’ve left three of them on the board: Richard Hudson of North Carolina, Carlos Gimenez of Florida, and, even though we already hit our first fundraising goal, 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. We’ve already started phone banking into Garcia’s district with the ThruTalk autodialer, and have just started postcarding too! But to fund more passes (which equals more voter touches), we’re looking to raise just $322 more. Can you chip in and help us unleash the full force of our digital organizing on every single unregistered likely Democrat in CA-25? Mike Garcia won’t thank you, but we will. And so will America! If you donate, you’ll be the first to receive an invite to the texting extravaganza for your adoptee! Not sure who to choose? Check out the adoption videos below!

Traitor Richard Hudson (NC-08)Goal: $7,548; Progress: $3,025 Click to Adopt Traitor Richard Hudson


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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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