August 20, 2020
HOUSES FLIPPED: 1
DAYS UNTIL 2020 ELECTION: 75
PROGRESSIVE VOTERS REGISTERED: 21,462
VOTERIZER IS HERE
At the DNC, both Michelle and Barack delivered dire warnings that the survival of our democracy depends on Americans voting like never before.
To help in this mission, this Saturday Field Team 6 officially launches our brand-new voter registration tool – VOTERIZER! (But you can use it now HERE!)
It's the only tool out there:
• that is proudly partisan, built specifically to register Democrats...
• that lets voters know not just when and where to vote, but who to vote for!
• that uses new technology to check every voter against a 50-state database to confirm their registration and vote-by-mail status, so it's no longer a mystery whether voters actually registered!
We designed this tool to set a new standard in ease-of-use. And we follow up with every voter via automated, state-specific emails to make sure they vote, as soon as they possibly can!
If your organization likes Voterizer? It's yours! We can brand it with your logo and website, and give you access to the voters you register so you can help with hyperlocal GOTV messaging! All of this is free, and always will be.
Please help us launch Voterizer: sign up below for our massive social storm on Saturday! And remember, our survival as a democracy could depend on what you do in the next 75 days. Sign up below for a phone or text bank to purged voters or students! Or join us at Has America Jumped the Shark? or another super-fun event, so your donation can help us register even more Democrats! Let’s do the joyful work, and save America’s life on November 3rd!
P.S. Massive thanks to our hero Adam Lesh, the volunteer genius who came up with this idea, and has since poured his heart and countless hours into creating the game-changing Voterizer from scratch. And huge thanks to heroes Valerie Morishige (who named it!), Patti Crane, and Cat Landry for the love they put into the layout, design, and social storm, and to all of you Stormy Daniels and Danielles who will make it go viral on Saturday!
HELP VOTERIZER GO VIRAL
Saturday, August 22 from 1-3p PT, we launch our revolutionary new Voterizer.org registration portal as well as our first virtual voter registration drive!
CLICK HERE for easy instructions on how to tap your network and Tweet, Facebook, 'Gram, TikTok, and text up a blue tsunami to your progressive friends and followers.
Want a reminder? Sign up HERE. And send these cool #VOTERIZER and #DONTTELLDONNIE starter pages to your network now to get them buzzing.
SHOUTS US OUT!
Enormous thanks to our favorite Superstar for giving FT6 some social media love! Funnywoman Molly Shannon (Saturday Night Live, Wet Hot American Summer, Hotel Transylvania) strapped on her VOTE mask for Instagram and even linked Voterizer in her bio! Be a superstar by picking up your own VOTE mask today to help benefit FT6! Purchase HERE!
FT6 scores a mention in the trades!
The Hollywood Reporter’s Political Calendar highlights two upcoming FT6 events: Hollywood is Raising Arizona and Has America Jumped the Shark? These events feature high wattage Hollywood star power as well as the unique creative takes that only a talented writers’ room can provide. The plugs follow an exciting article about how energized Hollywood is by Joe Biden’s historic VP pick Kamala Harris. “She’s the right choice for this moment,” Pose star Angelica Ross says… and we agree! CLICK HERE to see more.
FT6 SEASON TICKET: 5 EVENTS FOR $100!
We’ve got eleven weeks to win back the White House, and we’re hosting lots of great fundraising events along the way. From Hollywood Is Raising Arizona! this Friday through Election Night in November, you can design your own event series by choosing five of our virtual galas for a mere one hundred anti-Trump dollars. Same as real dollars, but better! Just select "Season Pass" on any event page below, and we'll take care of the rest.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 21:
HOLLYWOOD IS RAISING ARIZONA!
Happening tomorrow: your chance to be part of a Hollywood quiz show! Hosted by Erica Gerard Di Bona and Vin Di Bona (America's Funniest Home Videos) with entertainment from Nigel Lythgoe (So You Think You Can Dance, Dancing with the Stars), the gala begins at 5p PT. Join us for a hilarious night of trivia, prizes, and surprise guests! Proceeds help FT6 register Democrats in AZ. Click HERE for tickets!
SUNDAY, AUGUST 23:
BIRDDOG NATION SCREENING!
Birddog Nation began in 2017, when thousands of activists mobilized to track down their elected representatives and demand — in person! — that they save the ACA. The new documentary BIRDDOG NATION tracks their tireless (and successful!) efforts to take back the House in 2018, and offers crucial lessons for 2020's election battle. Our free virtual screening is happening Sunday, August 23 from 5-6:30p PT, followed by a talkback with director Sophie Sartain. Click HERE to RSVP!
THURSDAY, AUGUST 27:
HAS AMERICA JUMPED THE SHARK?
The last four years have been so unrealistic that if the Trump administration were a TV show, the writers would have been fired! So we've brought together four of TV's funniest writers Ashley Nicole Black (Full Frontal with Samantha Bee), Al Jean (The Simpsons), Dave Mandel (Veep), and Nell Scovell (Sabrina the Teenage Witch) to brainstorm on how to fix this script before the credits roll on the Trump administration. It's all happening Thursday, August 27 from 6-7p PT, with Writers' Room reception to follow. Donation-based tickets are available HERE!
SATURDAY, AUGUST 29:
VOICES FOR VOTES — A NIGHT AT THE OPERA
On Saturday, August 29 at 6p PT, we're bringing you the chance to attend a night at the opera — from the comfort of your living room! Plus, you get to be part of the action by voting to decide which aria our rising opera stars perform live during the event! Details and donation-based tickets are available HERE!
UNDAY, AUGUST 30:
INVITATION ONLY VOLUNTEER HAPPY HOUR
We're throwing a Happy Hour for all of you fabulous volunteers who get it done! Whether you respond to emails or research registration links or create event flyers or phone or text bank or do all of the hundreds of other things that make this organization sing (sing, I tell ya!), we want to raise a glass to you.And only you. This is an invite only Happy Hour for volunteers.So if you wanna come and haven't volunteered already, get a-crack-a-lackin!
FRIDAY, AUGUST 28 — SUNDAY, AUGUST 30:
PURGED VOTER WEEKEND OF ACTION
Friends, Romans, Countrymen: lend me your thumbs!
Do you want to fight Republicans' efforts to silence voters? Join us for our biggest-ever Purged Voter Weekend of Action, where we’ll be texting purged Democrats, likely Dems, and independents to get them re-registered and ready to take back our democracy in November. There are 6.3 million voters on our lists, so we’ll be texting with a vengeance. See you there!
BRAND-NEW FIELD TEAM 6 PHONE & TEXT BANKS:
REACH COLLEGE STUDENTS IN SWING STATES!
College students are KEY to taking back our democracy in November. Help us register them as Democrats to vote by mail! All training provided.
(text) Fridays, 1:30-3p PT/MST – RSVP
(text) Fridays, 3-4:30p ET – RSVP
(text) Saturdays, 3-4:30p ET – RSVP
(phone) Mondays, 6-7:30p CT – RSVP
Call registered Dems and sign them up to vote from home. Join us for a quick training, then make your calls!
ARIZONA – with Arizona Wins
Thursdays, 4-5:30p PT/MT – RSVP
Saturdays, 11a-12:30p PT/MT – RSVP
Every other Monday, 4-5:30p PT/MT – RSVP
Every other Tuesday, 7-8:30p PT/MT – RSVP
CALIFORNIA – with Grassroots Democratic HQ
Call independent swing district voters and sign them up as Democrats!
FLORIDA – with Next Steps Florida
CALL INTO SWING STATES WITH
FIELD TEAM 6 AND OUR PARTNERS!
SUPER VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
PHONE AND TEXT BANK CAPTAINS NEEDED NOW!
Become a Phone or Text Bank Captain and help lead our most important project so far: contacting every college student on our battleground states list! It only takes a couple hours to lead a weekly phone or text bank after your initial training, and we'll handle all the logistics. Interested? Contact us HERE!
DIGITAL FIELD DIRECTOR – COLORADO
We're still looking for a Digital Field Director in the critical state of Colorado! You will be responsible for overseeing all phone/text banks in the state, obtaining biweekly metrics, coordinating with all phone bank captains in the state, and troubleshooting phone banks. Interested? Contact us HERE!
We are actively expanding our vibrant Outreach Team! If you can volunteer your time and help us reach out to allied organizations, we are looking for organizers for our LGBTQ+, BLACK, LATINO, and YOUTH Outreach Teams.
WOOHOO!! We're big enough to attract trolls! We'd love a few social media-savvy volunteers to monitor our sites and banish said trolls. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know your platform(s) of choice and when you can help!
LEAD THE CHARGE FROM HOME
We're looking for people with time and skills to share. Heck, it might be something we don't know we need yet! We need Rapid Response Social Media warriors, for example. Tell us a bit about yourself and your skills HERE!
BUT WAIT, THERE'S MORE!
ENTER THE FUND-MAP: PUT $$ IN DISTRICTS!
Introducing a fun, new crowdfunding tool to help register more people to vote. Our interactive map highlights our 12 target states down to their counties and precincts. (State Senate and House Districts, too!)
Simply pick one where you want your dollars to make a difference, choose the number of voters you want to help register (e.g. 20 voters = $30) and our automated system will mail out voter registration forms pre-filled with the info of the prospective registrants, along with prepaid return envelopes already addressed to their local County Registrar.
All the voter has to do is sign the form and pop it back in the mail. And we use USPS tracking tech to make sure every registration gets exactly where it needs to go!
Click HERE to check it out.