Blue Victory Update: Georgia Runoff

Jim McBride
Jim McBride

                                                           
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FEATURED DEMOCRATIC EVENTS:

Find Remote Events or In-Person Events In Your Area:
Mobilize.Us - Democrats.org - Swing Left - Sister District

*** RECENT HIGHLIGHTS ***

11/15: "2022 Midterms: Lessons & Course Corrections" Panel @ Progressive Policy Institute
11/15: Post-Election Recap with Congressman Jim Moran @ WNDC

Great Democratic Debrief 2022 (National Democratic Training Committee)
11/14: Local Leaders
11/17: Expert Q&A
(co-hosted by Community Change Action, Indivisible, MoveOn, Research Collaborative, Way to Win, Working Families Party, We Make the Future Action, Ultraviolet)

11/27: "Five Lessons For Democrats This Election" (Truth & Democracy Coalition)

(I will provide more information about these events after 12/6 Georgia Runoff)


11/29 RECORDING:  "Get Out The Vote Again Georgia" Virtual Town Hall
(The Leadership Conference Education Fund, When We All Vote, and NextGen America)

12/6: "With Democrats Things Get Better" Presentation (NDN)

GEORGIA RUNOFF FACTS

A 51:49 Senate ensures majority Democratic representation on committees, so it takes less time and effort to move Biden’s nominations through committees when there’s no GOP support.

A 51:49 Senate makes it impossible for a single Democrat to hold up a nomination (which has happened in the last two years).

A 51:49 Senate ensures Democratic control if we lose a Democratic Senator for some reason.

*** VIRTUAL VOLUNTEER EVENTS & ACTIONS ***

Phone Banks:

Democrats.org/Call (Quick Get Started Web Site)

Georgia DNC Phone Bank (DNC Call Crew)

Georgia DNC Phone Bank (Joan's Democracy Cafe) - recommended!

GEORGIA
  • Georgia Votes Phone Bank (Warnock/GA Dems) 
  • Help voters fix their ballots. Join VoPro Pros’ virtual cure team to call Georgians who have an issue with their vote-by-mail ballot. https://www.mobilize.us/gavotes/event/537437
  • Make calls to young, climate-focussed young GA voters with Climate Hawks Vote and Sunrise. Many shifts. Sign up here.
  • Grassroots Democrats has guided phonebanks into GA every day. Sign up here.
  • Vote Save America has frequent phonebanks with great trainings and special guests. Sign up here.
  • SURJ (Showing Up For Racial Justice) has several phonebanking sessions already scheduled to help us win in GA. Sign up for one or more here.
  • Call low-propensity environmental voters in Georgia with the Environmental Voter Project. Lots of shifts. Sign up here.
  • Activate America will be hosting phone banks on Sun, Mon, and Wed. Get involved by signing up here. Additional shifts will be available as they add new phone bank hosts.
  • Center For Common Ground has guided phonebanks into GA every Tuesday and Thursday. Sign up here.
  • SURJ (Showing Up For Racial Justice) has several phonebanking sessions already scheduled to help us win in GA. Sign up for one or more here.
  • Call young GA voters with NexGen to make sure they turn out to vote. Many dates and times. Sign up here.
  • Fair Fight has almost daily phone banks! Sign up here.
Text Banks:
  • Join the independent, Black-led organization BlackPAC for one or more texting sessions between Nov. 19 and Dec. 6. Register here.
  • Interested in texting with Fair Fight? Attend one of their text trainings to get everything you’ll need. Sign up for text training HERE
  • Black Voters Matter is sending over 2.5 million text to encourage Black folks across Georgia to go out and vote for the runoffs. Join them on Monday, December 5th at 5pm ET for a text bank. They will provide training, on the ground information, and power building videos. Register here- https://mobilize.us/s/x6Go96. (Already trained? Their first set of text campaigns launched today, so you can start texting here: https://movementlabs.com/BVM *scroll down to the campaign box*)
  • 12/6: Georgia Text Bank (Super Majority)
  • 12/6: Young Feminist Georgia Text Bank (Generation Ratify, Feminist Front)
  • Demcast has a Georgia runoff social media toolkit! They will be updating it regularly. Use it to easily amplify this race on any of your social media platforms. Find it here.
  • Live in Georgia or have friends who live there? Use the AMAZING relational organizing app Swipe Blue to find out who in your contact list is a registered Dem, then easily reach out to them and remind them about this critical runoff! You can also help get them the info they need to vote!
-> RELATIONAL CANVASSING IS 2X-8X MORE EFFECTIVE THAN COLD CONTACT <-

*** VIRTUAL & IN-PERSON VOLUNTEER EVENTS & ACTIONS ***

GEORGIA

Sign up here to knock doors with the GA Dems! (Out Of State Volunteers)

Canvassing Resources:

Canvassing Guide (Swing Left) & MiniVan Guide (Swing Left)

Canvassing 101 Video (Neighbors on Call)

-> CANVASSING IS 2-4X MORE EFFECTIVE THAN OTHER COLD CONTACT <-

*** DONATING ***

GEORGIA
  • Donate directly to the Rev. Warnock’s campaign here.
  • Donate to Georgia's Fair Fight Action or New Georgia Project Action Fund.
  • Movement Voter Fund is raising money for the GA runoffs—specifically for their amazing partner group, Georgia Alliance for Progress, who will quickly deploy funds to the field. Donate at Movement.vote/GA
  • Donate (via Flip the Vote) to the GA-based Asian American Advocacy Fund (AAAF), to raise the $500,000 it needs to fully execute its plan to engage and turn out Democratic Asian American and Pacific Islander voters. 100% of funds given go to the AAAF.
  • Donate to Walk the Walk’s excellent fund going to the best grassroots orgs in GA. Your contribution will be split evenly between Asian American Advocacy Fund, Inc., CASA in Action, and Black Male Voter Project.
  • Making Waves for Democracy is supporting UNITE HERE’s Worker Power PAC, an organization with a proven track record in effective door-to-door voter outreach. Give here.

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FEATURED DEMOCRATIC RESOURCES:

iwillvote.com (DNC)
 
GEORGIA
Request absentee ballot HERE
Early in-person voting starts November 28 (more info HERE)
Election Day is December 6
For more info, Georgia’s election website is HERE

"Plan To Vote" Toolkit (DNC)

Track Your Mail Ballot (Ballot Scout) - selected states!

Vote411.org (League of Women Voters)
Vote.org
Guide.Vote (Non-Partisan Voting Guides)
Midterm Voter Guide (Washington Post)
Blue Voter Guide (Field Team 6)
Voters of Tomorrow Voting Hub

Ride Share to Vote (volunteer drivers needed) - Printable Flyer

Election Protection
833-DEM-VOTE (DNC Voter Protection) or Text QUESTION to 43367
866OurVote.org (Chat) / 866-687-8683 (Call/Text)

Advocacy
Whoismyrepresentative.com
house.gov
senate.gov

Community Organizing
DNC "Organize Everywhere" Toolkit

Get Out The Vote Best Practices Video (Slides)

Basics of Voter Contact Slides

Blue Victory Organizing Resources List
(DNC, NDTC, Swing Left, Sister District, Arena)

"The Ultimate Gude to Get-Out-The-Vote" (NDTC)

"Creating a positive team culture" (NDTC)

"How to prepare for a campaign debrief" (NDTC)

"Writing Your GOTV Plan" (Arena Toolbox)

OFA Trainings

Communities
Democratic State Parties (click on each web site to find your local committees)
Young Democrats of America State Chapters
College Democrats of America State Chapters
Swing Left Groups - Immediate Impact Team (non-group volunteers) - Slack
Sister District Chapters - Resource Library
Vote Save America Community Organizing Hub - Slack
Indivisible Local Groups

Web & Social Media
Joe Biden - Facebook - State Groups - Twitter - YouTube
White House - Facebook - Twitter @POTUS - YouTube
DNC (National Democrats) - Facebook - Battleground Groups
Twitter @DNC @DNC War Room - YouTube - Slack
Your Local/State Elected Officials & Party Committees

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NEWS & TALKING POINTS
White House Briefing Room (YouTube)

President Biden Op-Ed: "In 14 Days, America faces a choice" (CNN)

DNC / Democratic Party News (YouTube)

Reproductive Rights Web Site: defendchoice.org

VIDEO: Georgia Grassroots Event with President Obama and Senator Warnock
VIDEO: President Biden's Midterm Case for Democrats
VIDEO: President Biden Remarks on Democracy
VIDEO: President Biden Answers Questions from Young People (Now This)
VIDEO: President Biden Full Interview (60 Minutes)
VIDEO: Georgia Grassroots Event with President Obama
VIDEO: Pennsylvania Grassroots Event with President Biden & President Obama

Grassroots Talking Points:
Democrats Deliver  (summary of accomplishments)
Grassroots-created Messaging Toolkit & Persuasion Quick Reference Guide
(featuring key DNC Talking Points)
"Messaging to Win" Toolkit - “Protect Our Freedoms” Guide - Social Media Resouces

Background Articles:
"Voters who somewhat disapprove of Biden broke for Dems" (NBC News)
"Young women broke for Democrats" (The Hill)
"Ticket Splitters Make Their Mark" (New York Times)
“U.S. GDP accelerated at 2.6% pace in Q3, better than expected” (CNBC)“U.S. economy adds 263,000 jobs in September, unemployment falls to 3.5%” (Yahoo Finance)
“Inside Democrats elaborate attempt to woo Tik Tok influencers” (Washington Post)
"Women have swung toward Democrats" (FiveThirtyEight)
"Democrats see abortion drawing out "silent" women" (Political Wire)
"Democrats aim to keep focus on abortion" (Washington Post)
"Democrats embrace dark midterm message" (Politico)
"It's Time to take Democrats' Chances in the House Seriously" (New York Times)
"Democrats are lagging among Black voters, and that could cost them in November" (CNN)
"Economic Issues Outweigh Concerns About Rights in Midterm Vote" (Monmouth Poll)
"Latino Voters are being flooded with even more misinformation in 2022" (Vox)
"Democrats lost ground with Latino Voters in 2020. Will the midterms be worse?" (Vox)
"POLL: Inflation is top concern for Latino Voters"
"The Power of Hispanic Voters in 10 Charts" (Vox)
"Tim Ryan offers playbook for Democrats in rust belt" (WSJ)
"Weak Rural Turnout could hurt GOP in November" (Politico)

Polls:

2022 Exit Polls (CNN)

Biden Approval: 41.7% (FiveThirtyEight Polling Average)
Latest Polls (FiveThirtyEight)
Party Affiliation: 40% Ind - 30% Rep - 24% Dem (Gallup, September 2022)

Election Ratings:

FiveThirtyEight: Senate - House
(scroll down and click on each race)

Cook Political Report: House - Senate - Governor

Predictitt (betting market)

Election Betting Odds

Election Results:

ABC News 2022 National Map (Senate / House / States)

FiveThirtyEight Live Blog (Analysis)

2020 Results by Congressional District (Daily Kos)

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BATTLEGROUND STATES & DISTRICT OVERVIEW:

GA-SEN: RAPHAEL WARNOCK
Web Site (Bio & Issues) / FB-TW-INSTA Links - Events - FB Group - YouTube


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