I probably don’t have to tell you that this fall’s election is one of the most important in our lifetimes. No matter what issue is the most important one to you, the choices our country makes this fall will be felt for decades to come.
On the one side, we have Donald Trump and Republicans in the Senate. They deny that climate change is happening even as millions of acres burn in the West and massive hurricanes hit the Gulf and Florida. Out of tragedy, young people have taken to the streets to demand that our government finally get its act together and address centuries of racial injustice and violence. Donald Trump and Senate Republicans, meanwhile, just fan the flames of white supremacy. And of course, Donald Trump is on the record saying that he knowingly downplayed the risks of the COVID19 pandemic, and almost 200,000 Americans have died and many more are suffering as the Republican Senate has blocked all new economic relief. The list goes on to education, foreign policy, and the assault on women’s health and the LGBTQ communities.
Meanwhile, Joe Biden and Democrats in the Senate support Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal. They are working slowly but surely to support Black, Indigenous, and other People of Color. They listen to scientists whether about COVID19 or climate change. The differences between Biden and Trump or a Democratic Senate or a Republican Senate could not be bigger.
Progressives have to win this fall. It’s going to be a close election and turnout is expected to be super high. No one thought Donald Trump was going to win in 2016, but he did, and we cannot make the same mistake again. The best thing we can do is run the best ground game in the country in key swing states that will decide the Presidential election and control of the Senate. We know that talking to voters in person works. By using a strategic, targeted approach, we can knock on doors and make sure every progressive vote is cast this fall. And, while campaigning during the time of COVID is challenging, we can do it safely, and we need to in order to make an even bigger impact on these issues and on this election.
Vote Blue specializes in reaching out to voters. We knock on doors and speak with the public to persuade them to get out and Vote Blue for progressive candidates. We have experience running field offices during the COVID19 pandemic and keeping our staff and the public safe, too. Our leadership team has led nationwide electoral efforts in 20+ states over the last two decades. We have knocked on millions of doors and had millions of face-to-face conversations. Our field campaigns have provided the margin of victory in close elections at the local, state, and national level.