EVERY WEEK IS INFRASTRUCTURE WEEK – The Field Team 6 Weekly

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May 21, 2021

WORLDS SAVED:   1
PROGRESSIVES WE HELPED REGISTER: 2,940,883
TOTAL VOTERS REACHED: over 15,000,000
DAYS UNTIL FT. WORTH MAYORAL ELECTION: 16
DAYS UNTIL 2022 MIDTERM ELECTION: 536

NEW COVID-SAFE VOTER DRIVE PROTOCOLS: A HANDY GUIDE 

As the world slowly reopens, we can finally get back to our favorite activity: registering Democrats in person! To do it safely, we’ve incorporated the latest recommendations by public health experts and updated our guidelines HERE. There’s even a link where you can check the COVID risk in the specific county where you want to register Democrats. So if you’re fully vaccinated and symptom-free, ready to mask up and go outdoors to save the world once more, please check it out!

EXCITING NEW PARTNERSHIP:THEY SEE BLUE!

We are pleased to announce our partnership with They See Blue, an inspiring group of grassroots activists started by technologists in Silicon Valley with the mission to register South Asian progressives and get them out to vote. They have over 4,000 members in 23 chapters across the US, overlapping many of our battleground target states. During the 2020 election cycle, They See Blue made a total of 1.3 million contacts to South Asian voters using text- and phone-banking, postcards and literature drops, as well as South Asian-focused radio and social media ad campaigns. Over the course of the past year, Field Team 6 and They See Blue have established a deep, robust working relationship and achieved significant milestones in voter registration and outreach. We are excited to take this partnership to the next level of engagement, leveraging the Field Team 6 dataset and They See Blue’s relational outreach methods and peer-to-peer language abilities to reach out to South Asian voters in our target battleground states.

THURSDAY, MAY 27:EXPLETIVE NOT DELETED!

Politics is already pretty twisted, but on Thursday, May 27 at 5p PT, that’s a good thing! Because that’s when the vocal superstars of FuturamaPinky & The BrainRen & Stimpy, Adventure Time, Samurai Jack, and more, perform a raucous, live re-enactment of the most hilarious and/or awful remarks ever recorded… secretly or otherwise… by your favorite national leaders. (A term very loosely applied in some cases.) Moderated by David X. Cohen of TheSimpsons and Futurama fame, the night features some of the best voice actors in the business giving the business to Nixon, Trump, Sarah Palin, Lyndon Johnson, Barack Obama, and many more. Get your tickets HERE!

¡¡OUR INAUGURAL 2021IN-PERSON VOTER DRIVE!!

LET’S RIDE! Are you vaxxed up, fired up, and ready to go? Grab a mask and join us in Orange County, CA next Wednesday for our inaugural 2021 in-person voter drive! We’ll be trying out lots of new things, including digital registration using Voterizer – so bring your smartphone or tablet if you have one! But don’t worry, we’ll also have paper forms, and start with a training for any newbies or anyone who’s a little rusty after a global pandemic.

SIGN UP HERE! 

We’ll show up for Orange County, where we need to protect our hero Katie Porter in CA-45, and re-flip CA-48 to the beautiful blue we turned it in 2018. (And we’ll be coming for you soon, CA-39!) See you there – can’t wait! NOTE: For this special drive, we’ll be joined by at least one of the women from the original Seal Team 6, the legendary voter registration crew who are Founding Members of Field Team 6, and were instrumental in flipping Orange County! OTHER NOTE: Because this is our opening foray, we’re limiting capacity. But if you can’t come to this one, don’t worry – more are on the way!

GOTV TX VOTERS! Call and postcard to let registered Texan Democrats in Ft. Worth know they can elect a Democratic mayor on June 5!

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 supportedoverturning the Biden/Harris election victory, and flip those seats blue!We’re targeting traitors in CA, NC, and TX!

FLIP A “TRIPLE WORD SCORE” STATE Register Dems in 8 key states to save the Senate and House, and win down-ballot. Join our phone banks into AZ, GA 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, CA-21 and CA-25!Coming soon: Postcarding to oppose the CA Gov’s Recall!

SOCIAL STORMING Make a huge difference with a few keystrokes! Build awareness for our voter registration app #Voterizer, our registration programs, and help #RegisterDemocrats from the comfort of your social media accounts! Find camaraderie, and insider tips and tricks on our Zooms!

Click VOLUNTEER OPS below to get details and sign up!

VOLUNTEER OPS

Traitor Richard Hudson (NC-08)Goal: $7,548; Progress: $3,305 Click to Adopt Traitor Richard HudsonPhone Bank to Unseat Traitor Richard Hudson & Take a Senate Seat

TraitorCarlos Gimenez (FL-26)Goal: $5,106; Progress: $3,231 Click to Adopt Traitor Carlos Gimenez Phone Bank to Unseat Traitor Carlos Gimenez & Marco Rubio (COMING SOON, REALLY) – and calling Spanish speakers – we need you!

SEO SUPERSTAR NEEDED! Search engine optimization is vital to our online presence. And we’re looking for a social-savvy super volunteer 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? We have a leader! Now 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 COUCH We’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!



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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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