DemCast Focus14: Off to the Races!
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Focus14 Update: August 4th, 2020
First of all, give yourself a pat on the back for signing up to flip a swing state or two. You’re a democracy warrior!
We wanted to share some important updates about Focus14, followed by some actions you can take while we’re getting everything set up.
Focus14: Where We Stand So Far
We launched the website and began recruiting volunteers less than two weeks ago, on July 23rd. Since then, we’ve had thousands of sign-ups! To say this exceeded our expectations is an understatement! We’re stoked. Thanks for your patience as we process folks.
Focus14: What’s Next
We’re hard at work preparing a separate web portal for each Focus14 state, all of which should be launched in mid-August.
These portals will be hubs of information, highlighting candidates to support, actions to take & content to spread on social media. We’re really excited about these. And we want your input (see below)!
Action #1: Please let us know what you want on these pages! What information will be most important to have at your fingertips so that you can do your best advocacy? We’ll design these pages based on your feedback. Send us your wish list thoughts to firstname.lastname@example.org by Sunday, August 9th.
Action #2: Donate to Your State! We’ve created ActBlue pages for each state that includes ALL of our Focus Candidates, from the state legislature to the US House & Senate. By giving to this fund, you’re lifting all the most critical candidates. DemCast does not take a cut – all of this money goes directly to the candidates’ campaigns. Our advice: set a recurring donation for three months! Donate by clicking on your state!
Action #3: Sign up for Postcards! We are partnered with Postcards to the Swing States, who have expanded their output to include all of our Focus14 states! (A few states may not be set up quite yet. If that’s the case, keep checking back!) This is a GREAT, COVID-proof form of activism! Sign up here!
Action #4: Join Our Democracy Café & Send Donnie a Retirement Greeting! On Saturday the 8th at 1 pm PT/4 pm ET, we will take action together on Zoom! In partnership with Field Team Six, we’ll record tongue-in-cheek farewell video messages for Donnie on FlipGrid to help boost Field Team Six’s voter registration efforts! This will be fun. Sign up here.
Thanks so much for your activism & advocacy! More soon…
Nick, Lori & Jamie
PS – All of this takes a ton of coordination behind the scenes. Please consider giving a monthly donation to DemCast Focus14 if you’re able. Thanks so much!
To volunteer with DemCast, go here.