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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.

Over $8.5 Million Raised Since 2017

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

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Our Highest Recommendations are for selected

Grassroots Groups in Our Priority States

Support Raphael Warnock 

Through the Georgia Alliance for Progress!

As a tremendously effective complement to the Warnock Campaign, the Georgia Alliance for Progress (GAP) is the major convener, supporter, and coordinator of grassroots groups in GA. They are in a unique position to determine priorities for the most effective action in the runoff. 31st Street's experience with them in the 2021 runoff was especially positive. Our goal is $250,000.

They aim to knock on millions of doors, but will also conduct texting, mail, digital and radio, all aimed at key voters such as youth, black, Latin and AAPI voters.

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Write Letters with Working America

to Help Reverend Warnock!

Working America recruited 124,000 new members in Georgia this year, and  letters you send to Georgia members will yield key votes. 

Our 2022 Scorecard for $ Supported Races

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We select very competitive races and only aim to win around 60%.

In this case the crude result is 16/25 for 64%  So right on the money.

Last updated 11/21/22

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

 

Look Back and Look Forward with Jim Shelton

Dec 1 at 7 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 $2,220,000 so far, mainly for PA,NC,GA,&MI