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
YOU FIT IN:
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 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.)
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
The Alliance Knocked Over 5 Million Doors in the Runoff!
Our 2022 Scorecard for $ Supported Races
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
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.