September 9, 2021
WORLDS SAVED: 1
PROGRESSIVES WE’VE HELPED REGISTER: 2,940,883
TOTAL VOTERS REACHED OUT TO: 15,777,283
DAYS UNTIL 2022 MIDTERM ELECTION: 425
DAYS UNTIL CA RECALL ELECTION: 5
YELL IT FROM THE ROOFTOPS
In the national crisis that is the California recall election, it’s GOTV time. For Field Team 6, that means letting every unregistered likely Democrat know they can still register and vote NO at an early voting center, or at their polling place on Election Day.
We’ve already contacted over 100,000 likely Dems in California between two and three times each, and if we hit our fundraising goal (help with that HERE!), we’ll send out another 166,000 touches in the coming days.
The stakes are national. Because if we lose this, California gets Governor Larry Elder, our first governor named after one of the Three Stooges. (And not even the smart one!)
But I don’t mean to insult the Three Stooges. Neither Larry, Moe, or even Curly would be caught dead saying the things Larry Elder says.
He says employers SHOULD be able to discriminate against women for having children.
He writes that “women know less than men about political issues, economics, and current events.”
He claims the 2020 election was “full of shenanigans.”
He proposes we pay reparations to the descendants of slave OWNERS, to compensate them for losing their “property.”
He is anti-vax, anti-mask, anti-women’s rights, anti-women in general… and if you ask him about any of these issues, the only thing he’ll deny? Is climate change.
So this is one Elder we must NOT respect. He wants to bring his astoundingly mindless, dumbfoundingly reckless, AM radio shock jock-ery to the governor’s mansion?
I say OH HAYL NO. We say OH HAYL NO. And between now and the close of polls on September 14, we’re going to get every good-hearted voter in California to say OH HAYL NO. Here’s how!
5 DAYS LEFT TO DEFEAT THE CA RECALL! Let’s explode across the finish line! Join Field Team 6’s huge final push to thwart the Republican recall of popular Democratic Governor Gavin Newsom. Vote NO on the recall, and tell everyone you know to do the same.
If we lose, the new Republican hack governor could end up appointing a replacement for Senator Dianne Feinstein. And GOP frontrunner Larry Elder recently said, “They’re afraid I’m going to replace her with a Republican – which I most certainly would do, and that would be an earthquake in Washington DC.” Return your vote-by-mail ballot by mail (as long as it’s postmarked by 9/14) or drop at a secure ballot dropbox, a voting location, or your county elections office by 8p on 9/14.
Once you’ve locked down your own voting plan, there’s a lot more you can do to help get out the vote and Stop the Recall:
- GOTV — canvass and phone bank to Get Out The Vote with CADEM!
- Sign up to CANVASS HERE.
- Sign up to PHONE BANK HERE.
- BYOP – info on Bring Your Own Phone textbanking below.
- Outreach Circle – with this powerful TOOL you can ask your Democratic friends and family how they voted, then check off their names on the state party list. It’s easy and super-effective at helping the California Democratic Party (CADEM) allocate scarce resources. Here’s a handy GUIDE.
- Social Storm – we’ve got pre-made social media posts ready to go, all pushing same-day registration info. Post them on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram, and join a social storm that has already generated tens of millions of impressions… and can carry us to victory. Grab ’em HERE! (insider tip: get Instagram assets by accessing the link from your phone)
The polls are close, and we can’t allow this Q-Anon fever dream to become a reality. In this final week, stay focused, stay hungry, stay active! We got this!
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 9:BYOP TEXTING BOOTCAMP
Get ready to BYOP – Bring Your Own Phone (*plan) – to a whole new, groundbreaking kind of text bank! We’re boot camping TODAY, Thursday, September 9 at 4p PT.
Our game-changing goal is to ramp up text banking without having to raise money for expensive testing software. We’ll train you how to text from your computer, using your data plan.
Once trained, you can do this on your own time, whenever you like, as much as you like! This is no-frills text banking, so if you’re at all tech-challenged, you may be excused. If you have an ActionID and software to text from your computer, you’re exactly who we need. Click HERE to sign up!
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 9:DRINKS FOR DEMOCRACYJoin celebrity hosts Jeff Perry (Scandal, My So-Called Life), Zoe Perry (Young Sheldon, Scandal), Gab Taraboulsy, and Don Foster for another of our fabulous virtual happy hours benefitting democracy.
This installment is TONIGHT, Thursday, September 9 at 5 pm PT / 8 pm ET and is all about NO! It’s in the spirit of voting NO on the CA recall, ya know?
We’ll kick things off right with mixologist Alex Saggiomo and a NO-themed drink recipe! (Thirsty Bootcampers from the above text banking event are most definitely welcome!
We’ll have a virtual cold one ready for you.) Tune in for celebrity guests Annie Potts, Laurie Metcalf, and more, a Recall-themed game called “Know Your Clown Car,” an up-to-the-minute Recall update, a shout-out to one of our amazing volunteers, and some quality time to get to know each other.
We’ll also be raffling off items including Texas-themed Chuck Taylors (women’s size 7) with Young Sheldon cast signatures. Wear or display… Yeehaw! RSVP right HERE.
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15: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. Recent storms have averaged over 15 million impressions each – incredible! Our storms are making a difference and the more who join, the bigger the difference! In fact, the numbers from last week were mind-blowing: we created over 19 million impressions! (3 million more than the previous week!!) That was over 4,500 tweets, over 40k likes/retweets, reaching almost 4 million accounts. We have three words for that: Mo. Ment. Um.
Let’s keep it up! Storm any time on your own or join our upcoming storm on Wednesday, September 15 at 11a PT on Zoom for some socializing and training to develop mad storming skillz! RSVP HERE. No idea what we’re talking about? Show up and learn! Our very own Deb Verla is literally a training professional and will make it fun and easy.
But, don’t wait for our next storm to send out #NewsomDelivers assets (which you can find right HERE). Because… Next Tuesday, September 14, is California’s special election and Californians can still “conditionally” register and vote, so we want to encourage unregistered folks to do that as well as urging registered Dems to GOTV and vote NO! This election is far too important to take the foot off the gas now. Next week, after we’ve defeated the cynical recall attempt (yes, we will!), we’ll turn our attention to promoting the crucial For the People Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, and our upcoming volunteer opportunities!
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15:WEEKLY POSTCARD PARTY Have you ever wanted to write voter registration postcards in a group from the comfort of your kitchen table? Then our weekly postcarding parties are right up your alley! Join Postcarding Queen Laurie Mendik at our upcoming virtual shindig this Wednesday, September 15 from 2-3p PT. She’ll get you trained up and ready to write. RSVP HERE! If you’d like to order some of our incredible Shepard Fairey-designed cards, click HERE. And if you can’t contain your postcarding enthusiasm until Wednesday, feel free to get started any time right HERE!
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 25:OVERCOMING ACTIVIST FATIGUE
Are you experiencing activist fatigue? You’re not alone! Join Field Team 6 multi-hyphenate Czar (Postcarding, Mobilize, Zoom, Newsletter), Sharon Lord Greenspan, on Saturday, September 25 from 5-6 pm PT as she shares strategies for remaining positive and active through the political adversity and general chaos we face every day. This meeting of like-minded folks will leave you feeling refreshed, regenerated, and with the tools, you need to get back to full strength… so you can get back out there, and kick some a$$ from a place of joy! RSVP right HERE.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 3:BALLOTS OVER BROADWAY 3J join us for a magical evening under the stars featuring Broadway musical performances by your favorite stars of stage and screen—this time in person!
Hosted by Chris Mann and featuring musical director Doug Peck and an all-star lineup from Broadway and Hollywood, you won’t want to miss it.
Plus there’s an open bar, light dinner and desserts, and an opportunity to help save democracy! What’s not to love? All proceeds benefit Field Team 6 and DemocraShe (a wonderful organization founded by former FT6 Outreach Director, Sarah Jakle). As this is an in-person event, please bring proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test from within the previous 48 hours. (The event is outdoors.) For tickets or to donate please click HERE.
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