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Electing Democrats Through Persistence and Precision
Our mission is to elect Democrats to state legislatures, U.S. Congress, and the Presidency. We are a volunteer grassroots group, based in DC, MD, and VA,
strategically supporting progressive candidates.

 $9.5 Million Raised Since 2017



Focus: "infrastructure" support to State Parties and Grassroots Groups



Click arrow to see our map of primary & secondary priority states.

Our Best Picks for Your 2023 Donations​​

Honest Media Against Right-Wing Propaganda in PA:

Support Democracy-Promoting Content Organizing and Distribution by Courier Newsroom 

Donate Here!

Our support is to hire and support a content organizer specifically for organizing content for Pennsylvania audiences, with distribution through a variety of channels but especially through social media "influencers" aimed at all-important low- information voters. Courier has a strong track effort in this arena and is well poised for it.

PA is a must-win State in 2024 for the Presidency, the US Senate and the US House

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31st St. Contributions to VA 2023 Election Win

All in Key Districts

  • $530,000

    • $451,000 Directly to Campaigns​

    • $79,000 Additional, Mainly Youth Voter Registration

  • 12,300 Doors Knocked​

    • Emphasis on Lower-Propensity Voters​

    • & Same-Day Registration/Voting

  • 5,000 Working America Letters​

  • 1,686 HS and Community College Student Registrations​​

               Via Support to TurnUp

Congratulations to Everyone!

Hear VA Delegate-Elect Josh Thomas's

Appreciation for Our Support


Click Here to Watch the Video


Support Grassroots Groups in Key States for Now and 2024!


In order to be successful both now and in 2024, we need to sustain and nourish on-the-ground groups with ongoing presence.

Our current priority list:

  • Pennsylvania - Make the Road PA

  • Wisconsin - GROWW

  • North Carolina - Make NC First

  • Georgia - Asian American Advocacy Fund

Priorities for 2023

Infrastructure Building for the Longer Term:

  • Combatting the right-wing propaganda machine

  • Grassroots groups working on the ground

  • Democratic state Parties



  • Virginia Legislature - Both Senate & House

  • Pennsylvania Supreme Court and Key Local Elections


See our map, below,

for our primary and secondary priority states.

31st Street Strategy, in a Nutshell

  • Election "infrastructure" is crucial.

  • There are major issues with the standard approach used by many other organizations:

    • "Boom and Bust" cycle around the time of elections

    • Siloed campaigns; disjointed & uncoordinated efforts

    • Too much, and too late, dependence on TV

    • Failing to organize locally year-round & on-the-ground

  • We build infrastructure in states with key elections, especially US Senate races, via organizations that do year-round, on-the-ground organizing.

    • Support State Party year-round organizing following successful Wisconsin model e.g. PA, NC and MI

    • Grassroots groups in PA, NC and GA

  • We especially look for opportunities to reach working class and rural voters​.

  • Working America's outreach to working class voters appears attractive, including for members to engage with voters in Pennsylvania.

  • We provide very selective candidate support where our dollars will be most effective.

Watch our Canvassing Training Video,

Developed in Collaboration with Turn PA Blue

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Listen to Robert Hubbell's podcast

about 31st Street Swing Left,

featuring Lisa Herrick and Jim Shelton

Our strategy is flexible, nimble, detail-oriented,

evidence-based, and targeted.

By banding together, we can have

the greatest impact.

31st Street Swing Left Focus States for 2023

First Priorities are PA, WI, & VA
Additional Priorities are AZ, NC, MI & GA 
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Upcoming Events


Next Membership Meeting:

Dec 17 at 4PM ET, New Member Orientation 3:30 PM

Successful Fundraising 

     2017-$115,000 for VA Legislature
     2018-$1,024,000 for US House and Senate
     2019-$309,000 for VA Legislature
     2020-$3,850,000 for GA,PA,NC,IA&WI
2021-$1,032,000 mainly: PA,VA&MI
2022-Over $2,331,000 mainly: PA,NC,GA,MI&VA

2023 - Over $940,000 mainly for VA,WI, AZ&MI

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