SUMMER OF ACTION – The Field Team 6 Weekly

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July 24, 2021
WORLDS SAVED: 1
PROGRESSIVES WE’VE HELPED REGISTER: 2,940,883
TOTAL VOTERS REACHED OUT TO: 15,267,550
DAYS UNTIL 2022 MIDTERM ELECTION: 466


EVENTS

SO IT BEGINS… LIVE TRAININGS

We’re rolling out live trainings for GA, TX and WI! That means we currently have trainings on the calendar for 8 of our 9 major states. The Dynamic Duo, Gina Harris and Mervis Reissig, are taking on both Georgia and Wisconsin, while our own Texas Expert (Texpert!) Gwen Rice will be riding herd in the Lone Star State. Just like our enthusiastic and experienced trainers in AZ, CA, FL, NC and PA, they’re raring to go with state-specific trainings on how to register Democrats the Field Team 6 way! Here’s a quick rundown of which trainings are next up.,

Thursday, 7/29 6-7p ET –RSVPLearn (on Zoom) to Register FL Democrats In Person! ​
Thursday, 7/29 6-7p MST –RSVPLearn (on Zoom) to Register AZ Democrats In Person! 
Wednesday, 8/4 and 8/25 6-7p PT –RSVP Learn (on Zoom) to Register CA Democrats In Person! ​
Dates for GA, TX, and WI trainings COMING SOON!
Check Vol Ops for details! 
Sign up now, get fired up, and learn all you need to register Democrats in these key battlegrounds! (Nevada is the only state we still need a trainer for – any inspired trainers out there want to take that on? Drop us a line HERE!)


TUESDAY, AUGUST 17:OP-EDS TO THE RESCUE!In June, voting rights advocate, published Op-Ed author, and recent Field Team 6 volunteer of the week, 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: STEPHANIE HWANG

Stephanie Huang

This week we’re shouting out Stephanie Hwang, the leader of our Hot Spot Hot Shots! They’re the team of volunteers who research the best places to hold voter drives in every one of our battleground states – making Field Team 6 the only organization nationwide to offer a Hot Spots Directory. And if you are looking for good places in your target state or district to register Democrats, our Hot Spot Hot Shots are here to help! As a small business/family business owner and self-described “crazy cat lady,” Stephanie’s skill set is uniquely applicable to grassroots activism. And no, we’re not just talking about a deft hand at “herding cats”—though that doesn’t hurt!—but Stephanie’s ability to tackle multiple roles and do them well. Stephanie chalks up her flexibility to hard-earned entrepreneurial experience: “Because we’re a small business, I wear many hats at work… from accounting to marketing to sales to shipping.” We’re glad she does, because that’s helped her help us in so many ways right from the start! Stephanie began volunteering with Field Team 6 during our first in-person voter drives (which are coming back… yay!) as a voter form tally-er and then a form handler. She played a pivotal role on the Voterizer team before handing things over to “the wonderful Barbara Gryglaszewski.” She’s helped out on the Fundraising & Events team, with Mobilize data requests, and has stepped up to lead our Hot Spot Hot Shots! In addition to all her volunteer work with FT6, Stephanie also somehow finds time to help with the Sister District Project, an organization working to get Democrats elected to critical state legislative seats across the country. And on top of that she has a postcard writing crew that’s eagerly hopping back in the saddle. “I am really looking forward to getting the crew back together to write, eat, drink, and commiserate.” Oh, and she still finds time for her hubby and her three feline fur babies: Misu, Nelson and Thor. Stephanie’s energy seems endless and her approach to activism is best summed up in her own words: “I will go where needed!” That’s music to Field Team 6’s ears. Thanks so much, Stephanie, for all that you do. We are so grateful to have you on the team!


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 DRIVES
Our Zoom trainings give you all the skills to lead in-person voter drives!We have trainings for AZ, CA, FL, NC, and PA – with GA, TX and WI coming soon! 

PHONEBANKING Join 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 Advancement Act. Call voters in AZ, TX, and WV! 

POSTCARDING Register Dems via postcard in the most flippable districtsand write with friends at our weekly Wednesday postcarding parties!Right now, we’ve got campaigns in AZ, CA, CO (Lauren Boebert’s district!), FL, NC, PA, and TX!We’re also postcarding in CA-39 to oppose the CA Gov’s Recall! 

SOCIAL STORMING Build 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!

VOLUNTEER OPS


SO CLOSE WE CAN TASTE IT

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 that seat back to blue in 2022 and Save the House… …but we’re just $51 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! Stay tuned, because of some exciting partnerships, we are adding CA-49!


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.


 

BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE!

REGISTRATION T-SHIRT:SAVE THE WORLD BY WALKING AROUND!Feel like taking a stroll? Pull on this snazzy tee and get some exercise, clear your head, run an errand… and register voters as you go! On the front, the simple but all-important message in super cool shadow script: “REGISTER.” On the back: a handy QR code that sends new voters to Voterizer.org 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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