WE are the Blue Wave
Rebuilding our democracy in three steps
It’s up to us to build a blue wave that puts power back into people’s hands—and then hold our leaders accountable for stopping Trump and the GOP elite and moving our country forward with progressive policies. We’ve got the people power to make the difference in November—WE can win elections through voter to voter contact all across Chicago, Illinois, and the USA. We need all hands on deck! Learn about each of the steps below, and check back often. Every day your action can make a difference.
1: Build the Electorate - Registration
The first step is to make sure you and your friends are registered to vote. Voter registration is an important activity to ensure our candidates have enough supporters able to turn out on Election Day. Broadening the electorate is crucial to a truly representative democracy. For many Americans, securing their right to vote and ability to register has been a long fight throughout the history of our country. The history of laws designed to suppress voting along racial lines continues to this day.
2: Identify Undecideds
Find a voter who’s with us? Let’s make sure we can get them to the polls. Find someone who’s unsure? Have a conversation. If you can win over a new supporter, you not only win our candidates a vote, you also take one away from Trump’s enablers. We essentially net two votes from one voter! Choose the methods that you are comfortable with and volunteer. We have lots of scheduled activities to help you get started.
Canvass - the gold standard of identifying persuading voters. It’s easier and more fun than you think!
Phone Bank - from home or with a group.
Texting - reaching new voters where they are.
Postcards - our Postcard Posse makes it fun.
3: Turn Out Supporters - Get Out The Vote
The closer to election day, the more important it becomes to have a reliable list of supporters and making sure they vote. Often, they’ll need reminders and maybe even assistance to complete an early ballot or get to the polls for early voting and on Election Day. How can you help? See the options on our Get Out The Vote (GOTV) page.
Rides to the Polls