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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.

WHAT
WE'RE DOING:

STRATEGIES

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

HOW
YOU FIT IN:

GETTING INVOLVED
WHERE
WE'RE WORKING:

PRIORITY
STATES

Our Best Picks for Your 2022 Donations​​

Our Highest Recommendations are for selected

Grassroots Groups in Our Priority States

Retain Democratic Control of the US House With Strategic Donations

 

Avoid the Disaster of Kevin McCarthy as Speaker of the House!  

 

Despite our thin majority, we have a decent shot to keep control by investing smartly now. We have carefully selected 6 pivotal competitive House races on the cusp of success, where additional support can make a difference. 

 

  • All vigorous new-blood candidates

  • All in competitive districts.

  • Need cash to effectively contend against their opponents.

  • Money is especially important right now for effective impact.

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Our One Recommendation for US Senate

Mandela Barnes!

 

We only need 2 more Dems in the Senate to break the filibuster to pass voting rights, and numerous other advances. Our best pickup chance is Fetterman in PA, who looks to be in a good position.  But our next best chance is Mandela Barnes in Wisconsin.

 

Though virtually all key Dem Senate candidates have a huge amount of money, Barnes had a very competitive primary, which depleted his funds. And he has been inundated by negative attack ads from the odious Ron Johnson, which have taken a significant toll.  But Johnson has high negatives.  And Barnes is very competitive, but needs funds to go against Johnson effectively.

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Come Canvass with Us!

The Most Effective Way to Increase Votes. 

We Train You and Support You 

& We Find the Best Turfs for You to Canvass

(Most Saturdays)

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Watch our Canvassing Training Video

Developed in Collaboration with Turn PA Blue

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Listen to Recent Robert Hubbell Podcast

About 31st Street

Featuring Lisa Herrick and Jim Shelton

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.

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 2022

Priorities are PA, NC, GA, & MI
With a close "eye" on key US Senate races in WI, AZ, OH, NV, & NH 
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Upcoming Events

 

Next Membership Meeting, Oct 16, 2022

  • New Member Orientation - 3:30 PM ET​

  • Everyone - 4 PM ET

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 for PA,VA & MI
2022-Over $1,850,000 so far, mainly for PA,NC,GA,&MI