You have likely seen people from across the country asking on social media what they can do to help the Georgia senate runoff elections. The most frequent answer is “Phone Bank and Donate!”
The Flip 2020 project is dedicated to a more varied (and we believe more effective) set of responses to this question. Specifically, we want you to join our Air Team.
The Air Team is currently supporting the clerical work, outreach, and analysis of the Georgia race.
We need support with voter registration efforts, especially of high school and college students- One current push is to reach eligible student voters. We have created two graphics- one to reach people who will be turning 18 before election day, and one to reach Georgia college students who may still be registered out of state but live in Georgia and can change their voter registration to GA. Both groups must be reached before the fast-approaching registration deadline of Dec. 7th!
Which schools will be in session in person after the Thanksgiving break? If they are not coming back, then putting up a physical poster is useless and then the question shifts to “which student group will distribute this to their members by email or social media?” Who from those groups will help us? There is research of social media trying to find influencers who might help promote these messages.
Much of the outreach for this is remote, and you could help in many ways including finding contact info for high school administrators in dem-friendly towns and counties, finding contact info for aligned college groups like the Sunrise Movement, or writing op-eds for local Georgia newspapers. Check out our full list of possible air game tasks on our website at Flip2020.org/Georgia-Air-Game.
Air Team folks would also write back to locals who are writing us with questions and requests for posters. This is the help we need today.
We need help navigating the social media landscape. Are you a Tik Tokker or social media guru? How do we build teams of people with similar interests on these giant facebook groups? How do we promote our art resources page on Facebook? Are there outdoor venues where we can covid-compliantly reach out to people, public events or public spaces? Do you know how to do research on who is accessible as an influencer on a social media platform?
We are also keeping track of canvasses which are opening up in Georgia. After several initial messages discouraging folks from out of state to come to Georgia, now both Democratic candidates and the voter registration and counter suppression group Fair Fight have decided that they want out of state folks to at least do a door to door canvass in Georgia.
This is just the beginning of the things that an Air Team can do, as well as translating posters and other materials into Chinese, Vietnamese, and other languages (we have Spanish, Korean, and Japanese already). If you want to help us flip the Senate here in Georgia and need to stay in your home state, send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org, leave a comment below, or through our website’s Contact Us form