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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

Listen to Recent Robert Hubbell Podcast

About 31st Street Featuring 

Lisa Herrick and Jim Shelton

Our Best Picks for Your 2022 Donations

 Strategically Selected to Build Long Term Campaign Infrastructure

Michigan Democratic Party - Year-Round Organizing

North Carolina Democratic Party - Organizing & Voter Protection

Working America - Ongoing Outreach to Working Class

You Can Vote (NC)-  Voter Registration for Youth, etc.

CASA - Building Support with Latino Voters, esp. in PA

New Pennsylvania Project - For PA Communities of Color

Asian Americans Advocacy Fund (GA) - For AAPI

Represent Georgia - Recruiting+ for Local Candidates

2022 31st St. Strategy in a Nutshell

  • Election "infrastructure" is crucial, especially early in year

  • Major issues with the standard approach:

    • "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

  • 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 "Boots-on-the-Ground" in Pennsylvania

  • 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 

Upcoming Events

 

Next Membership Meeting, January 23, 2022

  • New Member Orientation - 1:30 PM ET​

  • Everyone - 2 PM ET

Successful Fundraising for
Democratic Candidates
and Voter Mobilization

     
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