31st Street Swing Left

Winning State Legislatures, the U.S. House, Senate

and the White House

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A Better Way to Beat Trump and Win the US Senate!

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Support  Underfunded Key Legislature Races!

It's marvelous that Biden and Democratic US Senate Candidates are raising huge amounts of money. And it will only only accelerate because so many Democrats are so activated.  But with so much money already, additional amounts have little impact.

Our complementary strategy: Support carefully-selected underfunded legislature candidates. With their local roots and local outreach, they will motivate additional supportive voters who will then vote for the entire Democratic ticket. Thus supporting Biden/Harris, winning the US Senate, and winning legislatures.  But they need money!

 

We call it the "Power Up" or "Reverse Coattails" Strategy.

We select states where the races are close for the Presidency, the US Senate and with winnable state legislatures:

 

 Georgia, followed by North Carolina (through our Digital Program) and Iowa.

For best impact:  Support one of the State Activities Below:

We also support voter outreach activities to key states: NC, IA, AK, & PA with priority on phoning.

Voter Registation in Charlotte, NC

 Georgia Legislature Slate!

Georgia is now in play, with a full 16 Electoral College votes, 2 US Senate Seats and a flippable State House of Representatives. Our strategy to help all 3 is to support strategically-selected winnable, but underfunded legislature races. 

Our Georgia Legislature Slate!

Our Iowa Slate

Like North Carolina, Iowa offers a "Triple Word Score" opportunity, with a key US Senate seat, 6 precious electoral votes and a flippable legislature.  And  our strategy to help all 3 is to support strategically-selected winnable, but underfunded legislature races. 

 Pennsylvania Legislature Slate

At this point, we have been successful in raising substantial support for out PA slate, including the $240,000 match from Governor Wolf's PAC, so we see it as lower priority now. Still you can donate with the button below.

 North Carolina Digital Ad Support - A Great Opportunity!

The coronavirus intensifies the need for digital ads to support candidates on social media.  Digital ads are relatively inexpensive and can be well-targeted e.g. low-frequency voters, women voters with children, voters of color.  We have a partner who can produce quality ads inexpensively!

We are supporting first production, and then over time, distribution of ad buys for a group of 15 legislature, 6 statewide candidates and promotion of the entire NC Democratic Slate.  We begin with general videos to help introduce and promote candidates.  But we also have extensive footage of the candidates across a wide variety of issues, that can be developed into a variety of issue-specific ad videos.

We do have a slate of 5 NC House and 3 NC Senate Candidates.  But our fundraising for them has been highly successful. So to support NC efforts at this point, our recommendation is to support the Digital effort. However, you can still  donate to the slate via the button below.

Support Al Gross for a Clear Majority in the US Senate

Community Outreach is the Key

Rural AK, with 20% of voters, has hundreds of small villages of Alaskan Natives who tend to vote D and provide the margin of victory—if they vote.  Our support will hire Indigenous Alaskan “stipend workers” in 220 villages who know their neighbors and will build turnout.

You Can Vote

  • You Can Vote  is a fabulous voter education, registration and mobilization organization in North Carolina. They are adapting rapidly and effectively to digital approaches to our current "stay at home environment".

Contributions are Tax Deductible!

Volunteers Wanted!

 

The Corona Virus has not Stopped us from Voter Outreach!!

 

With door-to-door canvassing still ill-advised, all of the field work opportunities offered to 31st St. members and friends involve:

  • phonebanking (henceforth "phone canvassing"),

  • texting

  • letter-writing. 

 

Some of the field work is focused on informing voters about voting procedures (like how to apply for a mail-in ballot) and some on specific candidates. Each week we update the postings of field work opportunities.  To provide more support and camaraderie, we've just organized Team North Carolina, Team Alaska, Team Iowa, and Team Pennsylvania,, each of which offers a different activity or combination of activities. Most of the activities we post are organized by other grassroots or non-profit groups - selected because their voter outreach strategy aligns with ours, and we are confident their activities will be well-organized for volunteers.

See Washington Post Article About Us - (8/14/20)

We are motivated, ordinary people in the DC, MD, VA area who came together in early 2017 to win elections.  We believe our efforts were highly effective in the Blue Wave in 2017 Virginia, winning the U.S. House in 2018 and in 2019 in winning control of both the Virginia House and Senate. 

We are over 1000 members. Join us! 

Email us at 31stStreetSwingLeft@Gmail.com 

Watch our video about our history and mission

Next Full Meeting:

Sunday Oct 25, 2020

Virtual Meeting via Zoom!

  • 1:30 PM (EDT) - New Member Orientation

  • 2:00 PM (EDT) - 4 PM - Main Meeting

Round Table Date: Oct 8

Successful Funding for Democratic Candidates & Mobilization

  • 2017 $115,000 for VA Legislature

  • 2018 $1,024,000 for US House and Senate

  • 2019 $309,000 for VA Legislature

  • 2020 $2,800,000 so far!

Our April 2019 Celebration on the Hill with 8 Outstanding New US House Members We Helped Elect in 2018

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