People For the American Way

7 Ways to Help Bring the November Blue Wave

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7 Ways to Help Bring the November Blue Wave

We are only a few days away from the November election, and we need volunteers all over the country to bring a blue wave up and down the ballot. Whether or not you live in a state or district with competitive races that will decide the makeup of Congress, key governors’ races, or crucial state legislative races, there are things you can be doing to help create historic voter turnout and ensure progressive victories.

As part of our efforts to mobilize voters, People For the American Way has teamed up with MoveOn to plug our members into different volunteer activities taking place all over the country. Whether you sign up for one event or twenty, we need every bit of manpower to help turn this election to the left.

Canvass, Knock on Doors, and Join a Local Phone Bank

Plug in to on-the-ground volunteer opportunities in the competitive races near you.

1. Find a PFAW Next Up Victory Fund candidate near you and sign up to volunteer with their campaign

PFAW’s Next Up Victory Fund helps strong, diverse progressive candidates age 40 and under run and win critical local and state races, to build a deep bench of winning progressive candidates and expand progressive power from the ground up.

Find a candidate near you

2. Join a volunteer “Wave” for a hotly contested congressional or gubernatorial race near you

This program, also hosted by our partners at MoveOn is focused on sending volunteers directly to candidate offices in groups, at events called “waves,” to demonstrate that the progressive movement is showing up in force this cycle. It’s a positive experience for participants who get to enjoy being part of a group, and a chance for volunteers to lift up issues important to them like health care, family separation, and the Supreme Court. Volunteers meet at a local coffee shop or other nearby venue to get to know each other and hand out swag, then travel together to the local campaign office to complete a voter contact shift.

Join a volunteer wave

3. Join a canvass to get out the youth vote with NextGen

This one is pretty self-explanatory. We’ve teamed up with our friends at NextGen to turn out progressive volunteers for a robust canvassing operation in several key races around the country.

Find a canvassing event

Call or Text Voters from Home

You can call voters in crucial races, or we’ve joined with allies to offer PFAW members two opportunities to “Text Out the Vote.” You can text key voters in some of the most critical races in the country to make sure they get out to vote or show up to volunteer themselves. All you need is any kind of computer or mobile device and an internet connection.

4. Call Voters from Anywhere, Anytime

We’ve set up a virtual phone banking tool to help you call voters in some of the most crucial races in the country from home or anywhere you are.

Stacey Abrams for GA Governor

Andrew Gillum for FL Governor

Jacky Rosen for NV Senate

David Garcia and Kyrsten Sinema for AZ

5. Text Voters From Home with Our Revolution

Our partner, Our Revolution, has launched a web-based texting tool. You can message hundreds of voters in the most critical races in the country from any computer, tablet, or mobile device.

Text voters now

6. Text Out the Vote for Andrew Gillum in Florida with NextGen

Message voters in one of the most exciting races of 2018 – for one of the most exciting candidates. You’ll use our partner NextGen’s text message tool to reach the key Florida voters whose turnout will decide this election.

Text for Andrew Gillum

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7. Join the final “Resist and Win” Sunday evening organizing call

PFAW has signed on as a cosponsor of the national “Resist & Win” organizing call series. We’ve partnered with MoveOn and other progressive organizations to ensure you have the best strategies at your disposal as we head into the final weeks before the midterm elections. The final call before Election Day takes place on Sunday, November 4 at 7:30pm ET and will feature special guests Elizabeth Warren and Kamala Harris.

RSVP for the call