31st Street Swing Left
Winning State Legislatures, the U.S. House, Senate
and the White House
A Better Way to Beat Trump and Win the US Senate!
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:
Georgia Legislature Slate!
Our Georgia Legislature Slate!
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.
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"),
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.
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!
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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!