31st Street Swing Left

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

and the White House

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2020 Strategic Priorities!

Paramount of course is electing a Democratic President and Senate.  But thankfully Dems across the country are donating big time to all highly visible races. So 31st St  "bottom up" approach has 2 pillars where additional support will make a big difference. 1) Voter registration and 2) Very strategic legislature races in key battleground states like North Carolina and Iowa!

This provides support up and down the entire Dem ticket!

Our Carolina Blue Super Legislature Candidates

Emily Nicholson


Jason Cain

NC HD 51

Virginia Cox Daugherty

NC HD 12

Adam Ericson

NC HD 20

Kimberly Hardy

NC HD 43

Allen Wellons

NC SD 11

Tess Judge


JD Wooten

NC SD 24

 Digital Ad Support - Growing Prioirity

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!


NC Phase 1 - Video Production

  • Ten 30-second “bio” ads, one for each legislature candidate in the slate.

  • One 30-second ad featuring the entire slate that highlights the implications of Democratic victories at the state and federal level

Later Phases: We see digital outreach as extremely important in the NC Legislature races. As we successfully raise additional support, we anticipate supporting actual strategic deployment of these ads and potentially production and deployment of other ads on specific issues.

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 as with NC, we believe the best strategy to help all 3 is to support strategically-selected winnable, but underfunded legislature races. 

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!

2020 "Bottom-Up" 2-Pillar Strategy

in Selected Battleground States 

  • Voter registration through support to effective on-the-ground organizations and selective direct boots-on-the-ground efforts by our members.

  • State legislature races with potential to flip a legislature, and can thereby contribute significantly to help statewide US Senate and Presidency through a “reverse coattails” or "power up" effect.


State priorities are North Carolina, Iowa and Pennsylvania.

  • Voter Registration - Key to 2020. Published in Daily Kos

Voter Registation in Charlotte, NC

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 700 members. Join us! 

Email us at 31stStreetSwingLeft@Gmail.com 

Watch our video about our history and mission

Next Full Meeting:

June 28, 2020

Virtual Meeting via Zoom!

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

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

Following Meeting Date: July 26

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 $950,000 so far!

Check out our ToolKit with 

Fundraising and Canvassing Guides!!

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

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