About this Giving Circle
Red2Blue believes that the greatest way to bolster our democracy is by filling our state legislatures with representatives who will champion issues critical to our nation, such as fair and transparent elections, civil rights; access to affordable healthcare, criminal justice reform, fighting climate change, getting money out of politics, and equality for all people regardless of their race, ethnicity, religion, or sexual or gender orientation.
In 2020, many will be focused will be on the Presidential race. Nevertheless, all politics is local. So, even if we have a Democrat for President, states with Republicans in charge can make the lives of the people in those states very difficult. And this is why Red2Blue focuses on Democrats running for state legislature.
One of the ways we achieve this goal is by helping candidates contact voters directly through text messages. Texting reaches voters where they spend a lot of their day: on their phones. Furthermore, texting can increase turnout by up to 3%. And when a race can be decided by a handful of votes, that 3% is critical. For example, we texted 28,000 voters in Livonia, Michigan, to help Laurie Pohutsky flip a Michigan State House seat, identifying over 800 supporters who pledged to vote for her. On election day she won by 221 votes.
Since the summer of 2017, Red2Blue volunteers have texted almost five million voters for over 200 Democratic candidates in 22 states. And we want to build on this momentum in 2019 and 2020. But, to make that happen we need your help.
Our goal is to raise $100,000 in advance of the 2020 electoral season so that we can help turn red states purple and purple states blue.