Courage Campaign & Flip the 14 Announce Joint Phone Bank and Texting Strategy in 3 Priority Southern California Districts through June Primary
Courage Campaign and Flip the 14, two organizations with active field and digital campaigns in California working to help defeat Republican Members of Congress in the state, today announced that they are partnering through the June election to mobilize voters in CA-39, CA-48, and CA-49. Those three swing districts are all at serious risk of two Republicans advancing to the general election under California’s top two jungle primary.
The two organizations will make more than 50,000 voter contacts through a joint phone and text bank campaign, with a special focus on new voters and voters who might otherwise skip midterm elections.
Flip the 14 & Fresno Area Central Labor Council Announce Alliance in CA-21 and CA-22 to Boost Turnout for Midterms
Flip the 14, an organization working to replace all 14 of California’s Republicans in Congress, today announced that it is forming an alliance with the Fresno-Madera-Tulare-Kings Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO.
Specifically, Flip the 14’s 75-person call and text center, which includes Spanish speakers, will reach thousands of voters throughout CA-21 and CA-22, the districts currently represented by Republican Congressmen David Valadao and Devin Nunes respectively. The goal is boosting turnout among infrequent voters and recruiting in-district volunteers for door-to-door canvassing and other activities that will boost turnout.
The outreach strategy is being developed by both groups. “At Flip the 14, we like working closely with organized labor, because they already have a network of dedicated volunteers and they have an enduring campaign infrastructure. The FMTK Central Labor Council is already in the trenches in CA-21 and CA-22. Working together, we’re going to change the electoral math in the Central Valley,” said Doug Linney, Co-Founder and Campaign Manager for Flip the 14.
CA-04 District Action Council, Sacramento Central Labor Council Set June 2nd Working Families Day of Action Against McClintock
The coalition of labor and community groups working to unseat Rep. Tom McClintock (R – CA 04) through a joint field campaign today announced a Working Families Day of Action on Saturday, June 2. Flip the 14, the Sacramento Central Labor Council, and the California Away Team are all working to replace McClintock with a congressional representative more in touch and in tune with the wishes of working people in the district.
“Rep. McClintock has failed to represent the working families of the district and his time is now up,” said Fabrizio Sasso, executive secretary of the labor council, which represents working families in the district. “McClintock represents the interests of corporations, voted against affordable health care, and delivers nothing for students, while failing to bring federal investment needed to improve the region’s roads, forests and waterways.”
The primary door-to-door canvasses are focused on voters who frequently miss elections in non-presidential years. New volunteers are always welcome, and training is available to make it a rewarding and consequential experience.
At Flip the 14, our specialty isn’t doom and gloom. We usually find those sky is falling emails to be disheartening and uninspiring too.
But we are also a reality based organization, and we’re going to be straight with you: we’re really worried about CA-39, CA-48, and CA-49. Those are the districts currently represented by two retiring Republicans (Ed Royce and Darrell Issa) and a Republican with baggage (Dana Rohrabacher).
Here’s the situation we’re in: while overall Democratic support is high in all three districts, two Republicans are currently near the top of the heap. Under California’s top two primary, that means two Republicans could advance in both districts if we don’t rise up and do something.
We’ve already committed the resources to text 50,000 key Democratic voters. If we raise an additional $8,000 this week, we can make 100,000 new voter contacts by the primary election. Can you donate today to help us double our texting outreach to newly registered and midterm skipping Democrats?
El Dorado Hills, CA – Lorraine King was announced today as the field organizer working to turn CA-04 blue through a joint field campaign organized by Flip the 14, the Sacramento Central Labor Council, and the California Away Team. The organizations also announced the formation of a District Action Council to coordinate the activities of numerous groups working to unseat Rep. Tom McClintock and replace him with a congressional representative more in touch and in tune with the wishes of voters in the district. The District Action Council includes, among others, Indivisible Auburn, Indivisible Sierra Nevada, CD4 Indivisible Network, Indivisible Sacramento, El Dorado Progressives, and Foothill Progressives.
The CA 04 District Action Council today released their canvass schedule through the June 5 primary election. These 8 remaining primary door-to-door canvasses are focused on voters who frequently miss elections in non-presidential years. New volunteers are always welcome, and training is available to make it a rewarding and consequential experience.
“We are thrilled to have Lorraine King leading this district-wide effort for change. It’s been a long time since Rep. Tom McClintock has faced a serious challenge. He’s rusty, and rust doesn’t respond well to a blue wave,” said Suz Eckes, co-chair of the District Action Council. “We’ve run the numbers, and we know CA-04 is a flippable seat. McClintock only looks out for the super rich. He’s out of touch and out of time.”
This week, the news cycle went on overdrive. We got a little of everything: big reveals in the Mueller investigation, disastrous interviews, fresh coverups, old characters brought back for season 2, and more lies, lies, lies.
But there’s a real risk to this never ending barrage of outrage: fatigue and complacency. Too easily dismissing this clown show is precisely how this clown show got elected, and it’s next to impossible to truly grasp the scope of scandal that infects every corner of the White House and reaches straight to the Republican Caucus in Congress.
We MUST restore checks and balances, and that starts by taking back Congress.