Target States 2018
In 2016 we launched the Democratic Voter Project (DVP). First off, we are not an extension of the Democratic Party. This is a new initiative is engaging new and unlikely voters to encourage greater voter turnout. Today 800,000 Latinos turn 18 every year. At the current rate, the Hispanic electorate will double by 2030. Millennials will outnumber all other voters by 2020. The Democratic Party has not created a program to engage this important bloc. This is where we come in. We're an independent progressive group placing special emphasis on outreach to this powerful group.
Our Impact in 2016
To reach voters, the DVP launched a robust, metrics driven, field and coordinated communications program throughout the West and other key battleground states. Collaborating with over 25 partners, our operations included Democratic voter registration, intense social media engagement and a bi-coastal Get-Out-The-Vote effort.
Latino voters provided the critical margin of victory for Democrats across the nation. In coordination with partner organizations, the DVP registered over 200,000 new voters and our outreach efforts reached over 6.7M Americans through phone calls, email campaigns, digital and social media outreach, blog posts, advertising, door to door canvassing, polling queries and local events. We had a presence in 18 states and Puerto Rico. We were involved in 13 races, including House, Senate, Gubernatorial and Presidential campaigns. We won 8 of our races, including electing the first Latina Senator, Catherine Cortes Masto.
Organizing for 2018 and beyond
After these initial successes we're only ready to do more! We've teamed with local Indivisible groups and social justice organizations to thwart the Trump agenda but we need to win elections. To assist progressives in 2018 and beyond, we're launching a paid, full-time field organizing program that recruits the best and brightest for an intensive, grassroots experience in 6 states, covering 24 congressional districts across the country. Working together with other ambitious, mission-driven individuals and organizations, the program will empower Organizers to increase civic engagement and enfranchise conventionally low propensity voters. The program aims to mobilize American communities with a culturally competent, politically resonating message for millennials, Latino and immigrant communities. The last election saw these groups disengaged from the Democratic party and it’s more important than ever that we regain their support. Lastly, our Organizers will equip communities with the training and tools they need to develop and maintain civic action.
We're going to need your help like never before to keep up this fight for progress. If you're looking for a way to get involved, consider volunteering with us! If you're unable to do that, we welcome your contribution to support the reach of our programs.