THE BIG TRUTH – The Field Team 6 Weekly

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THE BIG TRUTH

Why do we register Democrats?To save democracy itself from the Republican war on voting.To save ourselves from the Republican Covid misinformation that is killing us.To save our loved ones from racism, sexism, and every petty hatred embraced by the Republican party. We register Democrats to build an American family that celebrates its diversity, brave enough to be open, and strong enough to be kind. The Big Lie is that the election was stolen from Trump.The Big Truth is that America rejected this tiny man as its leader.The Big Truth is that democracy stood firm.The Big Truth is that a majority of good-hearted, clear-eyed Americans saved this country’s life in the 2018 midterms, in the 2020 election, and in the 2021 Georgia runoffs. The survival of our democracy – and of every dream we have for it – depends on what we do now. So keep registering Democrats!

BIG NEWS

TOTALLY NO RECALL!We all know the attempt to recall Governor Gavin Newsom is part grift, part Q-Anon fever dream, and part (a really big part!) cynical ploy by shifty Republicans to take down a popular and effective Democratic leader. So what are we doing about it? Lots! To start, we’re partnering with the Stop the Republican Recall campaign to text people statewide to identify supporters of the governor and ensure they turn out to vote “NO” on the ridiculous recall. The campaign is using Slack (for communication and support) and Spoke (for the actual texting), and training is available for both. You can find more info in this Training Document and also watch this Video. We’re also pushing the Get Out The Vote message during our weekly Social Storms. We’ve got ready-made No Recall assets you can use right HERE. Join a storm or tweet/post at your leisure. Storming definitely helps build momentum but there’s never a bad time to remind folks to vote no on this sinister recall.

FT6 VIDEO SPOTLIGHT:GET OUT IN THE FIELDUnregistered Democrats are the most exquisite butterflies. Now netting them is easier than ever, thanks to our patented new Voter Drive in a Box! Click HERE to learn more, then get out there and start using that net! Because if we want to save our democracy – in the immortal words of Pokémon – we gotta catch ‘em all!

EVENTS

SATURDAY, JULY 17:BROOKLYN COMEDY FOR FT6!Just two days away! The producers of Looking Forward To It with Josh Gondelman, a monthly comedy show that raises money for voter engagement, are holding their first in-person 2021 comedy show to raise money for Field Team 6! Hosted by Josh Gondelman, with the following (subject to change) line up: Jes Tom, Negin Farsad, Larry Owens, a video from Dan Fox, and hip hop comedy improv from North Coast. If you are anywhere on the eastern seaboard (or have lots of airline miles) we hope you’ll put together a carpool or subway car of the fellow-vaxxed and head to the Littlefield Theater in Brooklyn. Tickets available HERE!

TUESDAY, AUGUST 17:OP-EDS TO THE RESCUE!In June, voting rights advocate, published op-ed author, and Field Team 6 volunteer shout-out of the week recipient, Valerie Morishige, held a stellar workshop on the power of citizen op-eds to influence politicians and bring about positive policy changes. It was such a smashing success, she’s agreed to do it again! Join Valerie and a score of other “ordinary people” committed to making the world a better place on Tuesday, August 17 at 6pm PT/9pm ET. Learn why an op-ed is a powerfully outsized tool for change, how to choose a target, position yourself as an expert, and craft your argument, as well as the nuts and bolts of submitting your op-ed. Click HERE to RSVP. This event is virtual, but space is limited!

VOLUNTEER SHOUT-OUT: VALERIE MORISHIGE

This week we’re shouting out FT6’s Email Team Lead, Valerie Morishige! Born to a Japanese-American-via-Hawaii father and a Japanese mother, Valerie grew up on various military bases in SoCal, Japan, and Germany, before permanently settling in Los Angeles in 1997. She’s a passionate activist – besides FT6, she’s involved with too many organizations to list! Valerie uses her experiences working “inside” the system in a Senate office, at the Registrar-Recorder Elections Department, and as a Census enumerator to make herself more effective as a volunteer from the “outside.” Although she’s a natural introvert, she can be an energetic extrovert when our democracy depends on it – she’s even canvassed voters while dodging peacocks! Valerie is the the brave and indefatigable soul who reads every single message that comes to our info@fieldteam6.org mailbox… in addition to presenting webinars (including next month’s workshop on writing effective Op-Eds – RSVP HERE!) plus volunteering with voter registration. And she’s on the Round Table, the FT6 steering committee! She truly does it all. Here’s why Valerie is an activist, in her own words: “My family was able to become solidly middle-class over two generations (with the help of U.S. military imperialism), but I see that progress slipping away and know how impossible socioeconomic mobility is in our caste system. Therefore, I align myself with those in the struggle. We can win, we’ve got the numbers on our side, we just have to organize.” Inspiring words from one of the most inspiring members on the FT6 team! Valerie, thank you – we are so grateful for every single thing that you do!

VOLUNTEER OPS

REGISTER VOTERS IN PERSON! Join us for our first in-person voter registration drives since COVIDand flip CA-39 blue! 

TRAIN TO LEAD IN-PERSON VOTER DRIVESOur Zoom trainings give you all the skills to lead in-person voter drives!We currently have trainings for AZ, CA, FL, NC, and PA – more coming soon! 

PHONEBANKINGJoin Field Team 6 and our partners as we call likely Dems in AZ, PA, CA-25, NC-08, GA and TX and get them registered to vote!

PHONE BANK IN SUPPORT OF FILIBUSTER REFORMAND VOTING RIGHTS LEGISLATION 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. Call voters in AZ, TX, and WV!

POSTCARDINGRegister Dems via postcard in the most flippable districtsand write with friends at our weekly Wednesday postcarding parties!Send cards to CA-08CA-21 and CA-25!Just launched: Postcarding in CA-39 to oppose the CA Gov’s Recall!

SOCIAL STORMINGBuild progressive awareness and help #RegisterDemocratsfrom the comfort of your social media accounts! Find camaraderie, tips, and tricks on our weekly Wednesday Zooms! 

TEXTBANKINGJoin Stop the Republican Recall and their texing efforts to stymiethe QAnon, anti-vaxxer Trumpists who are trying to oustpopular and effective Democrat Gov. Newsom. 

Click VOLUNTEER OPS below to get details and sign up!

DO IT FOR KATIE PORTER!

Thanks to the incredible generosity of Field Team 6’ers, we’ve hit our fundraising goals in two out of our three targeted Orange Country House districts! We’re currently standing up digital campaigns to register Democrats in CA-39 and CA-48, so we can flip those seats back to blue in 2022 and Save the House… …but we’re just $996 short of our goal in CA-45! And we absolutely must raise this money, because we’re talking about the one and only Katie Porter! It is absolutely crucial that she win re-election in 2022. We’ve got to keep Katie in Congress so she can keep laying down the law and exposing the villains with her Whiteboard of Justice. So please, if you’re able, donate to the cause HERE. CA-45, and the entire country, will thank you!

FIELD TEAM 6 NEEDS YOU
 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! Find our current needs we know about 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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