We did this—together.
Our community of more than 1 million grassroots members, including Swing Left Groups in more than 250 cities and towns across 40 states, came together to win back the White House, flip the Senate and make key gains in our continued fight for a better democracy.
But our job doesn’t end here. If we’ve learned anything over the past four years, it’s that this is the work of a lifetime. We are so grateful for your dedication to building a better country, and we’re eager to stay in the fight with you, rain or shine, election after election.
Phone Calls Made
The Big Send launched in April 2020, as a coalition led by Swing Left affiliate Vote Forward in partnership with 73 organizations with the goal of writing 10M letters to likely voters in 12 Super States. Our goal was to meet the needs of people who were looking for an effective way to increase voter turnout from the safety of home. Volunteers ended up sending more than 17.5M letters to get out the vote.
Blueprint—a streamlined platform for political giving—launched in May 2020 for Democratic donors eager to maximize their impact in 2020 and beyond. Blueprint donors contributed over $4.5M to civic organizations and Democratic candidates. In September 2020, Blueprint won a Fast Company Innovation by Design Award.
The Last Weekends brought together a coalition of 42 grassroots progressive partner organizations to enlist volunteers from across the country to help get out the vote during the last few weeks before Election Day, when voter outreach is most critical. The Last Weekends volunteers committed more than 88,000 volunteer hours.
Super State highlights
President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris are headed to the White House in 2021.
Swing Left’s community of grassroots volunteers and donors made a big impact on the path to 270 Electoral College votes for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, especially in key states where their margin of victory was incredibly close. Even if just a fraction of voters turned out to the polls due to our volunteer actions, that makes a difference in a one- or two-point race.
Swing Left also worked with Vote Forward, an affiliated non-partisan C4 organization, to send millions of letters to voters across the country encouraging them to vote.
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Calls made to AZ voters
Vote Forward letters sent to AZ voters
Joe Biden and Kamala Harris won the state by just over 10K votes. Democrat Capt. Mark Kelly defeated incumbent GOP Senator Martha McSally by about 78K votes.
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Calls made to CO voters
Vote Forward letters sent to CO voters
Joe Biden and Kamala Harris won the state by about 439K votes. Democrat John Hickenlooper defeated incumbent GOP Senator Cory Gardner by about 278K votes.
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Calls made to GA voters
Vote Forward letters sent to GA voters
Joe Biden and Kamala Harris won the state by just over 12K votes. Democrats Jon Ossoff and Rev. Raphael Warnock won their Senate runoff elections.
I'm proud of getting so many new volunteers together, both from my school in ATL but also across the state! Many of my volunteers were new to this work and afterwards, they felt like they made a difference—that really inspires me to keep going and makes the work worth it.
Julian Pineda / GA College Fellow
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Calls made to MI voters
Vote Forward letters sent to MI voters
Joe Biden and Kamala Harris won the state by about 154K votes.
Your support has given us the ability to pay for additional literature and staff.
We have been able to put out additional mail pieces, place ads in local publications and increase our digital ad buys.
Kelly Breen / Representative-elect HD 38
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Calls made to PA voters
Vote Forward letters sent to PA voters
Joe Biden and Kamala Harris won the state by about 81K votes.
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Calls made to WI voters
Vote Forward letters sent to WI voters
Joe Biden and Kamala Harris won the state by about 20K votes.
Thank you to our amazing grassroots volunteers, elected officials, progressive partner organizations, and industry professionals who have worked together and volunteered their time and platforms to achieve these victories.
Now, the work to build a better democracy continues.