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America Votes Partner Organizations Execute Largest-Ever GOTV Effort, Engaging Millions of Voters Across the Country

during the critical final days ahead of november 6, america votes partners reach out to more voters than ever before

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November 5, 2018

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Emily Brown, ebrown@americavotes.org

 

During the final weekend ahead of tomorrow’s election, America Votes partner organizations ramped up their programs to an unprecedented level for a final get-out-the-vote push. These efforts are part of the America Votes coalition’s largest-ever voter engagement and mobilization effort, which, as of this morning, has included more than 31 million attempted voter contacts resulting in nearly five million conversations and more than four million candidate and issue IDs. With so much at stake in states across the America Votes network—including 18 gubernatorial races, more than 200 U.S. House seats, dozens of critical ballot initiatives and the balance of power in state legislatures across the country—partner organizations are leaving no stone unturned as they engage millions of voters in the fight for progress.

“Turnout is absolutely key in midterm elections, and America Votes partner organizations across our state network worked tirelessly this weekend—as they have all cycle long—to turn out voters deep into states and from historically marginalized communities to the polls,” said America Votes President Greg Speed. “Today and tomorrow, our coalition of progressive allies will continue its largest-ever GOTV effort to reach out to voters to ensure they make their voices heard during this critical midterm election year.”

 

GOTV Highlights from Key States:

  • This weekend, America Votes Florida partners knocked 400,000 doors to get out the vote across the Sunshine State, bringing their total doors knocked for the cycle to 5.3 million. These incredible efforts are being reflected in early vote numbers; on Sunday alone, Democrats began with a deficit of 20,000 early votes and ended the day nearly 25,000 votes ahead of Republicans.
  • The Ameica Votes Michigan coalition has attempted more than 1.2 million doors throughout its entire GOTV efforts, including 300,000 doors this weekend alone. This weekend’s efforts brought total attempts at the doors across Michigan this cycle to three million.
  • America Votes Pennsylvania partners far exceeded their GOTV goal for this past weekend, knocking on more than 150,000 doors and making more than 250,000 phone calls during the final weekend ahead of Election Day. Partner organizations across the state are continuing to expand their outreach to targeted voters during the final crucial hours before voters head to the polls tomorrow.

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America Votes is the central coordination hub of the progressive community both nationally and in more than 20 states across the country, working with more than 400 state and national partner organizations to advance progressive policies, win elections and protect every American’s right to vote. Visit www.americavotes.org for more information.

 

ONE WEEK OUT: America Votes Partner Organizations Knocking Millions of Doors in Largest-Ever GOTV Effort

America Votes coordinates progressive allies to contact more voters than ever before in critical midterm election

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

October 30, 2018

CONTACT

Emily Brown, ebrown@americavotes.org

Heading into GOTV weekend of the most consequential midterm election in recent history, America Votes is coordinating its largest-ever mobilization effort with hundreds of progressive partner groups to get out the vote in critical states across the country.

Throughout the 2018 election cycle thus far, America Votes has directly invested more than $30 million into progressive ground-game programs in the states. More than 100 America Votes partner organizations have delivered more than 27 million field attempts to contact targeted voters, including 15 million doors knocked and more than six million phone calls and texts.

These numbers already exceed America Votes partners’ collective programs in 2014 and are projected to exceed 2016 presidential election totals as partners ramp up their outreach efforts for a final get-out-the-vote push ahead of November 6.

“Progressive allies are engaged in the largest, most coordinated midterm voter mobilization effort we’ve ever seen,” said America Votes President Greg Speed. “Midterm elections are all about turnout, and in 2018 America Votes and our partner groups will more than double our collective GOTV program from four years ago. Now, with just one week until November 6, partner organizations across our coalition are prepared to ramp up their outreach even further to encourage as many folks as possible to get out the vote this year.”

Highlights from Key States:

  • In Florida, America Votes partners have knocked more than 4.3 million doors resulting in about 770,000 conversations that have generated more than 1.6 million issue and candidate IDs. The coalition in Florida, as in other states, has been highly focused on early and absentee voting, with America Votes Florida partners contacting many of the Floridians who have requested mail ballots but have yet to return their votes.
  • America Votes partners across Michigan have made more than 2.5 million voter contact attempts—including more than two million at the door—across the state this cycle so far, hearing from hundreds of thousands of Michiganders about the issues they care about the most, including the environment, health care and minimum wage.

State coalitions across the America Votes network are ramping up program to reach voters during the critical GOTV period in the final days leading up to November 6.

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  • In Nevada, two dozen America Votes partners will knock on over a million doors, send more than three million pieces of mail and contact hundreds of thousands of Nevadans through the largest SMS program in the state’s history, among other activities, to get out the vote.
  • The America Votes coalition in Pennsylvania is operating across 32 counties to collectively knock on 775,000 doors during the final two weeks leading up to Election Day 2018, bringing total doors knocked by America Votes Pennsylvania partners close to 1.5 million throughout the 2018 election cycle.
  • America Votes Ohio is leading unprecedented coordination among progressive groups across the state, who collectively plan on knocking more than 1.1 million doors as part of their GOTV efforts. These knocks will also be layered with mail, digital advertisements, texts and phone calls to get out the vote.

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America Votes is the central coordination hub of the progressive community both nationally and in more than 20 states across the country, working with more than 400 state and national partner organizations to advance progressive policies, win elections and protect every American’s right to vote. Visit www.americavotes.org for more information.

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