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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



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




Our Best Picks for Your 2023 Donations​​

Our Highest Recommendations are for selected

Grassroots Groups in Our Priority States

Wisconsin Supreme Court Election

The Most Important in 2023!

  • Flipping this seat would create a Democratic majority on a court hearing cases dealing with abortion rights, redistricting, voter rights and gun safety

  • Wisconsin is one of 3 most important swing states for the 2024 presidential election.

Our Amazing WI Grassroots Groups!

  • Grassroots Organizing of Western Wisconsin (GROWW)

GROWW Executive Director Janelle Ludwig Krause

  • Progress North

Progress North Director Shawnu Ksicinski



Huge amounts of $$ on both sides will dominate in major urban areas. Given likely razor thin margins, we believe investment in under-supported outlying rural areas is key to victory. 

(Note: Both organizations have a Minnesota parent “sponsor” who receive the funds on their behalf.)

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Priorities for 2023:

Infrastructure Building for the Longer Term:

  • Combatting the Rightwing Propaganda Machine

  • Grassroots groups working on the ground

  • Democratic state Parties


  • Wisconsin Supreme Court, April 4

  • Virginia Legislature - Both Senate & House

  • Pennsylvania Supreme Court and Key Local Elections

Success in Our Support for Aaron Rouse 

VA Special State Senate Election (SD-7)

We Reached Our Goal of $20,000! - Thank You!!

 Aaron Won, with Unofficial Margin of <1% & 350 Votes!

 We Trekked to VA Beach& Knocked Over 800 Doors for Him 

During GOTV Weekend!

He is already in Richmond Working on Behalf of the People of Virginia

Success in Our Support Raphael Warnock 

Through the Georgia Alliance for Progress!

We Exceeded Our $250,000 Goal -

Raising Over $265,000

Thank You!

The Alliance Knocked Over 5 Million Doors in the Runoff! 

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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!

Now adding in  win for Reverend Warnock takes us to 17/26 for 65+%

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:

March 19 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:
2022-Over $2,331
,000 mainly: PA,NC,GA,MI&VA

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