What You Can Do
Attend or Host a House Party
To win big in Swing Districts, we need to build a massive community of people who care about taking back the House. We started by coming together online, but meeting in real life - in our living rooms - is what builds the connections that fuel a movement. At Swing Left House Parties across the country, volunteers are coming together to learn more about the Swing District(s) near them and make plans to get out to talk to voters in those Districts. Attending a House Party is a great way to hear more about our strategy to take back the House, meet other decided Swing Left members in your area, and find out about actionable opportunities to get more involved. To learn more about how you can host your House Party, check out our How to Host a Swing Left House Party.
Support the Research Team
The Swing Left District Research Team investigates how we'll partner, recruit volunteers, register voters, persuade voters, and get out the vote in each Swing District. The research team is made up of more than 7,000 researchers. This team worked together to write and edit 53 two-page district primers in 3 weeks as well as longer research documents and contact lists, which volunteers now use to learn about their Swing Districts. You can join any research team you'd like, but we recommend the district closest to you so you can participate in voter contact events there. But if you'd prefer to help research another district (where you grew up, or where you previously lived, etc.) that's fine too. If you're deciding between two districts, this graph will show you which district needs more help. Click here to learn more about joining our Research Team.
Fundraise for Candidates
Swing Left District Funds are pots of money that we're raising right now to give the eventual Democratic nominee in each Swing District a financial head start in the 2018 House elections. Join other grassroots donors and fundraisers in raising money for Democratic candidates in Swing Districts, and track our collective progress in real-time. You can fundraise on your own or host an event and coordinate with friends. Download this guide to learn more about how to host a Swing Left Fundraiser.
Talk to Voters During a Swing Left Canvass
Talking to voters is one of the most important things we can do to influence Swing District elections, particularly because turnout in House races is traditionally so low and the margins of victory are narrow. Research shows that face-to-face voter contact is by far the most effective way to communicate with voters and help get more Democrats to the polls on election day. Swing Left's canvass program is about making sure we begin this critical voter contact work early, in order to ensure that we have the votes we need to win next fall. During your canvass, you'll go door-to-door and collect information from voters using Swing Left's Vote Pledge Tool. To learn more about how you can host your own canvass event, check out our How to Host a Swing Left Canvass.
Find an Event Near You
Enter your location to see a map of events where you can meet other Swing Left volunteers, learn about your Swing District, and start talking to voters!
If you can't find an event near you or simply want to take your activism to the next level, host your own event! It's easy, just go to our Host Resources Page to get started.
Connect With Local Volunteers
Connect with other Swing Left members in your area by joining the Google Groups for your Swing District(s).
Prepare For Your Action
Swing Left online webinars cover all the basics of the canvass program, tips for hosting your own event, and best practices for talking to voters. RSVP for an upcoming webinar
If you are hosting your own event, make sure to also read our tips and tricks for recruitment and promotion.