OUR BEST NEWS EVER – The Field Team 6 Weekly

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April 30, 2021
WORLDS SAVED:   1
PROGRESSIVES WE HELPED REGISTER: 2,940,883
TOTAL VOTERS REACHED: over 15,000,000DAYS UNTIL TEXAS MAYORAL ELECTIONS: 2
DAYS UNTIL 2022 MIDTERM ELECTION: 557


OUR BEST NEWS EVER

A few times in your life, you get news that’s so good you can’t help but scream, laugh, sing, jump up from your chair and do a ridiculous dance of joy. A few days ago, Field Team 6 got that kind of news. We knew that in the 2020 election and the 2021 GA runoffs, we had directly registered 30,000+ swing state Democrats. And we knew that we had done far more good than that, since we had contacted over 15 million people between one and six times each, not only to register them, but also to sign them up to vote by mail, to let them know election dates and the names of the Democratic candidates, and to get out the vote. What we didn’t know was how many voters we had helped to register. States take their sweet time updating their voter rolls – so only recently could we finally take the full list of unregistered voters whom we reached out to in three states (AZ, FL, NC), and find out how many of them actually wound up getting registered. The results were beyond our wildest dreams. Based on that gigantic sample size, we now project with a 90% confidence interval that in 2020, across our 11 swing states, Field Team 6 helped register 2,940,883 progressive voters. Let me repeat, larger and bolder (and with an exclamation point):

In 2020, Field Team 6 helped register 2,940,883 swing state voters!

To be clear, these voters were very likely contacted by other progressive organizations as well – thank God. But every touch counts, and our numbers show that a higher and higher percentage of people registered as they received more of our contacts via text, phone, email, and social media. Fewer than 43,000 votes tipped this election to Biden/Harris – so helping register nearly 3 million progressive voters is epic.  What you did mattered!! In fact, it helped literally save the world. Thank you to each and every one of you who contributed to this truly STAGGERING achievement.  Now that we have so much more to lose – let’s save the world again!! Volunteer for an event below, sign up to be part of the team, or donate to ensure Field Team 6’s survival. Because it’s going to take everything we’ve got to save the Senate and House in 2022!


VIDEO SPOTLIGHT:

THE MOST BEAUTIFUL NUMBER

Check out our new video, highlighting our most important number ever, unveiled at our Strategy Briefing last Monday. Thanks to Chief Strategist Cory Alpert for crunching the eye-popping numbers, and Media Team super-volunteer Lauren Kreuger for creating this great showcase video to tell the story!


BIG NEWS

WON’T YOU BE OUR PARTNER?Field Team 6 is actively looking for partner organizations to join us on our exciting and continuing quest to register new Democrats! Whether your group is located in a state we’re already targeting or a new frontier – let’s team up! Find out all of the ways (and there’s a whole lotta ways) HERE .

DO MESS WITH TEXAS

This Saturday, May 1st, is Election Day in Texas. We are laser-focused on flipping two red seats blue: the Fort Worth mayoral race, and a special congressional election to fill the empty seat inTX-06. Elections like this usually have extremely low turnout – around 9%. That means every single vote has a huge impact. That’s where you come in! If you’ve phone banked before, we have just the links for you! Click on these and make some calls into Texas, any time from 8am-8pm Central Time. We are calling registered Democrats to help them make a voting plan and commit to voting. For the Fort Worth Mayoral Race phone bank link, click HERE. For the Fort Worth script document with helpful notes below, click HERE. For the TX-06 Special Congressional Race phone bank link, click HERE. For the TX-06 script document with helpful notes below, click HERE. Good luck and Godspeed!

FT6 STRATEGY BRIEFING video

If you missed Monday’s fantastic Field Team 6 team-style strategy briefing, never fear! It’s on YouTube for your viewing pleasure. Learn our updated plans for saving the Senate and House, and winning down-ballot along the way, from Founder Jason – but also Patti, Wayne, Valerie, Janet, Sharon, Dale, and the rest of the FT6 leadership roster. As the kids say, “Like and subscribe!”


EVENTS

WEDNESDAY, MAY 5:NEXT SOCIAL MEDIA STORM

Every Wednesday we hit the web to raise awareness for Field Team 6’s efforts to register Democrats and save the world. And Cinco De Mayo is a great reason to keep storming, especially given the GOP’s shameful treatment of our Latino brothers and sisters — citizens and immigrants alike. These storms are making a difference and the more who join, the bigger the difference! Storm any time on your own or join us Wednesday, May 5 at 11a PT on Zoom for some socializing and virtual training to develop mad storming skillz! RSVP HERE. And you can always find info on our latest storm as well as cool pre-made posts right HERE.


SATURDAY, MAY 8:JOHN LEWIS SOCIAL STORMVoting Rights across America are under attack by state legislatures under Republican control. Worst hit — no surprise — are Voters of Color and Youth Voters. Join us for a Social Storm on May 8 from 11a – 1p PT in the name of John Lewis as part of 100+ events across the nation to pass the For the People Act (S. 1), the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act (H.R. 4), and to finally grant Statehood (and full representation!) to D.C. RSVP HERE to make some Good Trouble… Together, we can fight anti-voter legislation, and help fulfill the freedom to vote every citizen in our democracy is promised.


THURSDAY, MAY 13:FT6 DEMOCRACY SERIES: JOE TRIPPI Mark your calendars for Thursday, May 13 at 5p PT as Jason Berlin sits down for a conversation with the first guest in our new event series highlighting the heroes of our democracy: Joe Trippi, a legendary Democratic über-strategist who’s reinvented campaigning. They’ll be talking all things politics and digging into the details of Trippi’s nearly four decades of work, from Ted Kennedy’s 1980 presidential campaign to Doug Jones’ historic 2018 Senate win in Alabama. Get tickets HEREAnd read Joe’s heartwarming story on Walter Mondale’s passing HERE.


TUESDAY, MAY 18: DEMOCRACY: RED, WHITE, AND ROSÉAfter 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 fundraising extravaganza on Tuesday, May 18 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 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 Los Angeles is 5/10!


NEW DATE:T HURSDAY, JUNE 3DRINKS FOR DEMOCRACYJoin us Thursday, June 3 at 5p PT for our first monthly FT6 happy hour, hosted by celebrity father-daughter team Jeff Perry (Scandal, My So-Called Life) and Zoe Perry (Young Sheldon, Scandal), Don Foster, Gina Cirone, and Master Mixologist Alex Saggiomo, who’ll share a new drink recipe! Each month, we’ll have a celebrity mystery guest, an update on all things political, a shout-out to an inspiring volunteer, and some time to get to know each other! RSVP HERE.


VOLUNTEER OPS

GOTV TX VOTERS! Nine percent turnout means every voter counts! Call to let registered Texan Democrats in Ft. Worth and TX-06 know about their election this Saturday, 7a-7p local time! 

CALL AZ & WV VOTERS TO GET THEIR SENATORS TO 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. Senators Sinema and Manchin are publicly opposed to filibuster reform. Get their constituents to persuade them 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 8 key states to save the Senate and House, and win down-ballot. Join our phone banks into AZ and PA!

POSTCARDING Register Dems via postcard in the most flippable districts and write with friends at our weekly postcarding parties! Send cards to PA, CO-03 (Lauren Boebert’s district!),FL, NC, CA-08 and CA-25! 

SOCIAL STORMING

Make a huge difference with a few keystrokes!Build awareness for our voter registration app #Voterizer,our postcarding program, and #RegisterDemocrats fromthe 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


SAVE THE HOUSE: ORANGE COUNTY, CA!

We are fighting to overturn a century of conventional political wisdom and ensure that the party that won the presidency (Democrats, baby!) adds seats in Congress, and keeps control of both the House and the Senate in the midterms. The road to saving the House majority in 2022 runs straight through Orange County, California. That’s why we’re raising money as fast as we can for the critical districts of CA-39, CA-45, and CA-48, in order to: Buy the data for every unregistered likely Dem we can findSet up phone banks to register themStand up postcarding campaigns to do the same Fuel our efforts by donating to one, two, or all three of our district funds!

Donate to Flip CA-39 Blue! Goal: $1,175; Progress: $840 CA-39 was ruby-red for many years, but Gil Cisneros flipped it blue in the 2018 midterms… only to be unseated by Rep. Young Kim (R) last year, who has 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 make her a one-term wonder!

Donate to Keep CA-45 Blue! Goal: $2,300; Progress: $1224 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. Let’s 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! Goal: $1,030; Progress: $375 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, Republican Rep. Michelle Steel managed to flip the district back to red last year… by a much smaller margin than any Republican had ever won by. But CA-48 can flip blue again, and we’re going to make it happen in 2022!


THE PURPLE ROSE OF TEXAS

THE TEX-FILES:OUR KEY TO TURN TEXAS BLUET

exas is purple, friends, and it’s getting bluer every year. Beto O’Rourke lost his 2018 race by a whisker while Joe Biden drew 5.2 million Democratic Texans to the polls in 2020—that’s nearly TWO MILLION more than voted for President Obama in 2012. What’s next? Getting it over the line in 2022! That’s why Field Team 6 is looking to buy the latest Texas voter data telling us who got registered and who voted. This will help identify what worked best in 2020 and double down on registering more Democrats. CLICK HERE to help raise the $1,300 we need to buy this critical data! And thank you!


FIELD TEAM 6 NEEDS YOU

SEO SUPERSTAR NEEDED!Search engine optimization is vital to our online presence. And we’re looking for a social-savvy supervolunteer to take the reins of all things SEO for FT6’s YouTube, website, and social channels. We’ll provide training! Wanna be our superstar? Let us know HERE!

SPANISH LANGUAGE PHONE BANKERS NEEDED!Want to help phone bank en Español? Even better – want to LEAD a bilingual phone bank? We need your help! Únete a nosotros! Join us HERE.

CALLING FOR A VOLUNTEER TO CALL VOLUNTEERS!It’s a secret what you’d be calling them about (for now), but if you like to talk on the phone and enjoy catching up with volunteers who are engaged and inspiring, say so HERE. LOOKING FOR A SOCIAL MEDIA HERO!Help needed in managing our social media accounts! Are you a natural at creating posts on Twitter, Facebook and/or Insta that are inspiring, funny, serious, poignant, informative and/or visually dazzling? Let us know HERE!

LEAD THE CHARGE FROM YOUR COMFY COUCHWe’re looking for people with a little time and almost any skill to share. Heck, it might be something we don’t even know we need! Tell us about your chops and interests HERE!


BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE!

COVID-SAFE IN-PERSON VOTER DRIVE PROTOCOLSAt long last, here’s everything you need to…Figure out when it’s safe to hold a voter driveKeep yourself, all volunteers, and the public safe during the driveAnd register more Democrats to save the Senate and House in 2022!! Click HERE for the protocols, also posted on our website. Training videos coming! And see you out there (safely) soon!


VACCINATION & REGISTRATION

SAVE THE WORLD TWICE!We’ve got a great new item in the Field Team 6 Merch Store: a t-shirt to ease minds, inspire hearts and double your power to do good! On the front: “I’M VACCINATED. CAN I REGISTER YOU AS A DEMOCRAT?” On the back: a handy QR code that sends new voters to Voterizer for instant registration. You spin around, they snap away with their smartphone, and VOILA – a Democrat is born. Fast, fun and stylish! CLICK HERE to start shopping!


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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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