HISTORY IS NOT DESTINY – The Field Team 6 Weekly

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April 8, 2021



TOTAL VOTERS REACHED:  over 15,000,000





Having faced down an existential threat to our democracy, and having pulled off the narrowest of escapes, America now finds itself at a threshold. History tells us the party that wins the White House will lose the Senate and House in the midterms. That would be catastrophic. Democrats would be fully obstructed for two years, which would set up Republicans for taking back the White House in 2024. But social science tells us that our national demographics are changing dramatically. And every group that favors Democrats and progressive policies is growing. Help is on the way. In a few years, positive change will become more and more inevitable.  We just have to keep democracy alive until then. And because we are still a democracy, we get to write our next chapter ourselves. Let’s start writing it today. Check out the incredible video on this very subject by our own Jeff Sielaff (below), and post it everywhere you can! Sign up for a phone bank or a postcard campaign to register Democrats in key swing states and districts! Help save the House majority by donating (below) to launch digital organizing efforts in three more crucial districts in Orange County, CA!


SAVE THE HOUSE! 3 ORANGE COUNTY, CA DISTRICTS ADDED! Huge thanks to every single person who’s donated to the first three targeted districts in our Save the House campaign – CA-08, CA-21, and CO-03. Since the party that wins the presidency historically loses the House in the midterms, we’re building the Democrat-registering infrastructure we’ll need to keep Congress under Democratic control next year. We’re well on our way to doing the following three things in each of those districts, so that we can make sure they’re once again ALL blue in 2022!

  1. Buy the data for every unregistered likely Dem we can find
  2. Set up phone banks to register them
  3. Stand up postcarding campaigns to do the same

Now we’re thrilled to announce the launch of three more targeted districts! All are in Orange County, CA, and all are vital to either flip or hold if we want to hang onto the House in next year’s midterms. You can support our efforts by donating to one, two, or all three of our district funds! Here’s a primer on our new additions:

Donate to Flip CA-39 Blue!CA-39 was ruby-red for many years. But since 2003, it’s been a true swing district that has flipped back and forth between Democratic and Republican control. Gil Cisneros turned CA-39 back to blue during the 2018 midterms… only to be unseated by current Rep. Young Kim last year. But Congresswoman Kim has not been acting like a swing district rep. Instead, she’s voted like a hardcore Trumper – she voted against impeaching Trump, against the COVID relief bill, against voting rights, and against the Equality Act. Let’s fight to make her a one-term wonder!

Donate to Keep CA-45 Blue! Back in 2018, Rep. Katie Porter rode the Blue Wave all the way into Congress, where she’s been kicking ass and writing names on whiteboards ever since. We need to keep this progressive hero (and FT6’s 2020 Champion of Democracy Award Winner) in the House of Representatives where she belongs!

Donate to Flip CA-48 Blue! Since its creation in 1993, CA-48 sent a Republican to Congress every single election until 2018, when Democrat Harley Rouda unseated the unhinged Representative Dana “Russian-backer” Rohrabacher. Sadly, current Republican Rep. Michelle Steel managed to flip the district back to red last year… by a much smaller margin of votes than any Republican had ever won by. But CA-48 can flip blue again, and we’re going to make it happen in 2022!


THURSDAY, APRIL 22:EARTH DAY CONCERT Earth is our favorite planet by far. So we’re partnering with Face the Music, Music Declares Democracy, 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!

FRIDAY, APRIL 30: DEMOCRACY: RED, WHITE, AND ROSÉ After a hard day of saving the world, sometimes you just want to kick back with a nice glass of wine and some delicious chocolate. But what if you could enjoy said tasty indulgences while helping save the world? Join us for a musical wine and chocolate tasting extravaganza on Friday, April 30 at 6p PT hosted by FT6 Supervolunteer Kala Maxym, owner of Five Senses Tasting (and massively talented opera singer). You’ll be treating yourself to some incredible (Los Angeles local!) wine and chocolate while also raising funds for FT6’s voter registration efforts… what could be more delicious than that? Get your tickets HERE! Deadline to order outside LA is 4/19!


THE FIERCE URGENCY OF NOW Dark money-raising Republicans are at Mar-a-Lago right now plotting with the Fast Food Fascist to take back the House and Senate in 2022. History says they can do it. We say no. This video explains the fierce urgency of now – the scope of the threat we face – and how you can help us save America. Check it out! And spread the word – post it everywhere you can!

2020 VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR:GIL WIER The wonders that Field Team 6 accomplished over the last two years all come down to the passion of our tremendous volunteers. Picking one — or even five — for the honor of Volunteer of the Year was an incredibly difficult task. These five people were instrumental in helping us scale up, reach out, and register the living daylights out of Democrats all over the country. Presenting the award to our first honoree is Laurie Metcalf (Roseanne, The Conners, Toy Story, Lady Bird)… not just an Emmy and Tony award winning actress, but also one of the first members of the Field Team 6 Advisory Board. Enjoy Laurie’s hilarious and heartfelt video tribute to Volunteer of the Year Gil Wier, a retired university professor who hit the hot streets of Tucson to ask perfect (and imperfect) strangers one all-important question: “Can you help us save the world from Trump?” Gil became Field Team 6’s very first field director, spearheading and inspiring an effort that led to registering 6,000+ new Democrats in the state. To Gil we owe our heartfelt thanks, and so much more.


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 the For 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

FLIP A “TRIPLE WORD SCORE” STATE Register Dems in the 8 most important states to Save the Senate and the House .Join our brand-new phone banks into AZ and PA!

overturning the Biden/Harris election victory, and flip those seats blue! We’re targeting traitors in California, North Carolina, and Texas!

POSTCARDING Register 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-03 (Lauren Boebert’s district!),FL, NC and CA-25 are up!

SOCIAL STORMING Make a huge difference with a few keystrokes! 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!



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)! In fact, we listed a new goal for California’s own Mike Garcia – aka the guy who slithered into Katie Hill’s old seat by a whisker and then voted to overthrow democracy just weeks later — and we beat it! That’s allowed us to up the number of voter touches with our ThruTalk autodialer… which is bad news for Mikey Treason but good news for America. Huge thanks to all of you for that! We’ve got just two traitors remaining on the board: Richard Hudson of North Carolina, and Carlos Gimenez of Florida. Can you chip in and help us unleash the full force of our digital organizing on every single unregistered likely Democrat in their districts? If you donate, you’ll be the first to receive an invite to the texting extravaganza for your adoptee!

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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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