Why America Needs Field Team 6
WE NEVER SLEEP.
Field Team 6 is on the job! Our volunteers registered voters almost every week for two years, and there was no other organization out there even remotely close to that. That’s when we realized there was a vacuum that we needed to fill.
OUR 50 VIDEO STRATEGY.
Each state has different voting laws - and every single state should have its own short, fun, down-and-dirty training video on how to register Democrats. Executive Director Jason Berlin’s 19 years as a TV writer/producer for every major network make him uniquely qualified to get this done, on time and under budget.
WE GET RESULTS.
Working for Swing Left & the California Democratic Party, we registered 6000+ Democratic voters across 5 SoCal swing districts — and helped flip all 5 in 2018.
We were the only group asked by the campaigns of Harley Rouda (CA-48), Gil Cisneros (CA-39), Mike Levin (CA-49), Katie Porter (CA-45), and Katie Hill (CA-25) to register voters in their districts — and train their volunteers to do the same.
For 7 months running, we were at the top of the DCCC’s national leaderboard, beating all organizers nationwide in voters registered per week.
OUR TRAININGS ARE MORE FUN THAN SOME PEOPLE’S PARTIES.
We lead a high-energy, inspiring training that people love and come back for. We treat every volunteer with respect and gratitude. We learn everyone’s names.
Our volunteers never sit at a table! They rove around with a clipboard and a smile and befriend the world.
We never JUST register voters. We educate them too, just like door-to-door canvassers do, letting them know the date of their next election and the Democratic candidate they’ll be voting for! Hot spot voter registration is like letting the canvass come to you!
We’ve learned countless valuable tricks. Body language, ways to approach people, what kind of clipboard to use... and logistical advances like what types of hot spots work best and worst — the maximum number of volunteers to deploy to a hot spot — and how to tally voters registered after a drive to improve our game next time.
…AND WE PLAY WELL WITH OTHERS!
We work with grassroots giants Swing Left, Indivisible, Sister District, Sea Change, Code Blue, Open Progress, and many others. Together, we can amplify each other’s efforts and bring a real boost to the national voter registration movement.
From the beginning, Field Team 6 was meant to be a perfect counterpart to Swing Left and campaigns who focus on canvassing door-to-door. Voter registration and canvassing are two sides of the same coin. Democrats need to be registered for us to be able to knock on their doors. And canvassing is best on weekends, while voter registration is best on weekdays.
Registering 6,000+ voters and flipping the House was the most meaningful, joyous work of our lives. But now the real fight begins. If you want to help save our country in 2020, it’s time to grab your clipboard...