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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



Click arrow to see our map of primary & secondary priority states.

Our Best Picks for Your 2023 Donations​​

Support Voter Protection in Arizona and Michigan Through DEMpower Labs!


State Democratic Parties have a key role to play in ensuring fair elections.  And we need to strengthen that capacity now to be ready for 2024 in the key swing states of Arizona and Michigan. Winning both key states is essential to blocking Trump and his MAGA minions.

Please join us on Tuesday, May 30th, at 7:00 pm ET.

Featuring DEMpower Director Kim Allen  

Click this link to join.

If that date and time don’t work for you, here is link to contribute through ActBlue

Here is link to great short preview of the event featuring Kim Allen to give you a sense of the importance of the initiative.

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Support Grassroots Groups in Key States for Now and 2024!


In order to be successful both now and in 2024, we need to sustain and nourish on-the-ground groups with ongoing presence.

Our current priority list:

  • Pennsylvania - Make the Road PA

  • Wisconsin - GROWW

  • North Carolina - Make NC First

  • Georgia - Asian American Advocacy Fund

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Here is the link to the video of the event!


Check our our Anti MAGA-Media pages for follow up detail and actions!

Priorities for 2023

Infrastructure Building for the Longer Term:

  • Combatting the right-wing propaganda machine

  • Grassroots groups working on the ground

  • Democratic state Parties



  • Virginia Legislature - Both Senate & House

  • Pennsylvania Supreme Court and Key Local Elections


See our map, below,

for our primary and secondary priority states.

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 2022 Scorecard for Financially 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 Robert Hubbell's podcast

about 31st Street Swing Left,

featuring Lisa Herrick and Jim Shelton

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 2023

First Priorities are PA, WI, & VA
Second Priorities are NC, 
AZ, & GA 

Upcoming Events


Next Membership Meeting:

April 23 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: PA,VA&MI
2022-Over $2,331,000 mainly: PA,NC,GA,MI&VA

2023 - Over $150,000 mainly for WI


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