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20 Aug

Swing Districts Remain Tight Races

Polls in local swing districts show tight races. Also, with a conservative PAC dropping millions in ads in most of these districts, they will remain close up to the election. Thus, GOTV and other key campaigning remains vital in order to win in November.

An IMGE-Insights poll shows Katie Hill and Knight even, with both at 47%.

Gil Cisneros trails Kim by two percentage points, 43% to 45% in a DCCC poll.

A Global Strategy Group poll shows Katie Porter at 44% and Walters at 45%.

Harley Rouda leads Rohrabacher by four percentage points in a Monmouth University poll.

Mike Levin behind by three percentage points to Harkey in this Public Opinion Strategies poll.

Ammar Campa-Najjar behind to Hunter 51% to 42% in this Tulchin Research poll.

Polls in other notable California races:
– CA-22 race stands Andrew Janz at 43% and Nunes at 48%, according to this Tulchin Research poll
– Josh Harder and Denham even in this Garin-Hart-Yang Research Group poll

Everyone’s help is needed to win these seats. Check out events to join on the Swing SoCal Left calendar. Let’s defeat Republicans on November 6th!

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15 Aug

NextGen America Welcome Week to Register 100,000 Students

NextGen America is looking for individuals to register students as they arrive on campus this FallYoung voters are essential in order to flip Congress, win Governor’s races, and take back state legislatures!

This is part of the NextGen Rising youth vote program. The goal is to register to vote more than half a million young people. NextGen America focuses on progressive issues. In particular, they seek to amplify: preventing climax disaster, immigrant rights, affordable health care, prosperity, and equality.

Find a campus close to you to help register 100,000 people as they head back to school!

NextGen America, Swing Left CA-39 and Swing Left Riverside knocking doors in Fullerton

NextGen, Swing Left CA39 and Swing Left Riverside knocking doors in Fullerton

NextGen America phone bank crew at work near Fullerton

NextGen phone bank crew at work near Fullerton

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13 Aug

Come to the Resistance Boot Camp on September 8th!

Come to the Resistance Boot Camp & Volunteer Fair. You can make a difference!

A coalition of candidates and activist groups have teamed up to present a day of inspiration, training, and action.
Join us for a star-studded rally and hands-on training in crucial skills that will help flip the House (canvassing, phone banking, persuasion, voter reg). Flipping the House is the only sure-fire way to stop the Trump/GOP agenda cold.

Already active?
Come help out new recruits–bring 3-5 activism-curious friends.
Together, we can turn Congress blue and begin to take back our country!

TICKETS ARE FREE, but the event isn’t free to put on. If you can, please donate to help us cover costs.
Suggested Donations:
$25 – Volunteer
$50 – Activist
$100 – Sponsor
$250 – Benefactor
$500 – Savior

Please visit for more details and updates.
See you there!

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12 Aug

Sea Change Events This Month – Come Help Elect Progressives!

Sea Change has been working hard to flip the House. Founded by Congresswoman Karen Bass, it trains and mobilizes volunteers to connect with voters. Check out their website for more info.

In particular, this organization’s volunteers are active in the swing districts here in Southern California. The goal is to elect progressives. Listed below are the Sea Change events in the next few weeks.

In CA-25, Sea Change is working to elect Katie Hill through voter registration, canvassing, phone banks and more. There will be a phone bank in Culver City on August 15th. Katie Hill’s opponent is incumbent Steve Knight. He has voted with Trump 99% of the time. Check out all the events in this district to help send Katie Hill to Congress in November!

In CA-45, Sea Change volunteers will canvass in Tustin on August 25th for Katie Porter. Sign up here to join them! She is running against incumbent Mimi Walters, who has also voted with Trump 99% of the time. If you can’t make this events, join one of the other events in CA-45!

For CA-49, the phone bank in Culver City on August 15th will also call in support of Mike Levin. He is running against Republican Diane Harkey to fill the seat of retiring Darrell Issa. Check out all the other events in CA-49 here.


Sea Change sent vans of volunteers from the LA Metro area down to help in a Flip the 49th canvass

Sea Change sent vans of volunteers from the LA Metro area down to help in a Flip the 49th canvass in August

Swing Left CA-25 and Sea Change volunteers join the Simi Valley Democratic Club for their Day of Action on July 22.

Swing Left CA-25 and Sea Change volunteers join Simi Valley Democratic Club for a Day of Action on July 22

Sea Change Day of Action in Palmdale; crowd of more than 400 to flip the 25th district blue

Sea Change Canvassing Kick-Off Rally & Day of Action in Palmdale brought out 400+

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Gil Cisneros meeting volunteers
07 Aug

Gil Cisneros Meeting with Voters in August

Gil Cisneros is having several events this month to meet with voters.

Come talk to him about the issues that matter most to you! Upcoming dates include:

Yorba Linda’s Coffee w/Gil on August 9th

Fullerton’s Coffee w/Gil on August 11th

Chino Hills’s Coffee w/Gil on August 18th

Diamond Bar’s Coffee w/Gil on August 18th

If you can not make these, come to a canvassing or phone bank event. Find opportunities to help send Gil to Congress 

Gil Cisneros is the best candidate to represent this district. Check out his progressive positions here. Let’s send Gil to Congress in November!

Gil Cisneros coffee meet and greet Gil Cisneros meeting with small business owners Gil Cisneros meeting volunteers

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San Diego County Democratic Party GO Team Ice Cream Social "The Scoop"
03 Aug

San Diego County’s GO Team Mobilizing Democrats in CA-49

San Diego County Democratic Party’s Grassroots Organizing program, aka GO Team, mobilizes voters in CA-49.

Since their inception, they have trained more than 2,200 Neighborhood Leaders. These leaders contact and distribute voter guides to tens of thousands of voters in each election cycle. The GO Team centers around communities. Community Coordinators recruit and support their Neighborhood Leaders.  

Coordinators from all over San Diego County got together for “The Scoop” on Sunday, July 29. This was an Ice Cream Social where participants shared the “real scoop” on their experiences in the recent Primary. In addition, they offered suggestions on how to win in the General Election.

The GO Team is currently recruiting Neighborhood Leaders. The advantage of being on the GO Team is that you help all endorsed Democratic candidates. In addition, you talk to Democratic-friendly neighbors and canvass when you want.

There are active GO Teams in every community in CA-49.  Come talk to people about Mike Levin! You will also distribute literature about him while canvassing.  

To join the GO Team, go to Become a Neighborhood Leader and sign up for one of the excellent training orientations. You will then be on your way!  In order to participate, you need to be registered as a Democrat or No Party Preference.

San Diego County Democratic Party GO Team Ice Cream Social "The Scoop" San Diego County Democratic Party GO Team Ice Cream Social "The Scoop" San Diego County Democratic Party GO Team Ice Cream Social "The Scoop"


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01 Aug

Come to a Mike Levin House Party!

There will be multiple Mike Levin House Parties in August. Come meet the next Congressman from CA-49!

Come talk to him about where he stands on the issues that matter to you.

These events will take place in Oceanside. RSVP for more details. Please contact [email protected], if you have any questions. You can also visit Mike Levin’s website here.

If you can not make it, check out all the events in CA-49 and volunteer to help send Mike to Congress in November!

Mike Levin House Partiies for CA-49

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30 Jul

How Katie Hill Campaign Maximizes Volunteer Enthusiasm

Marcy Miroff Rothenberg describes in “A Good Problem: Many Democratic Campaigns Are Awash in Blue Wave Volunteers” how to maximize volunteer enthusiasm in political campaigns. Specifically, she talks about how the Katie Hill campaign in CA-25 has adeptly harnessed their large number of campaign volunteers.

Like Katie Hill, numerous Democratic candidates have a problem this year: a potentially overwhelming number of volunteer. From longtime Democratic clubs and unions to new organizations like Swing Left and Indivisible, candidates have far more volunteers than in previous years.

Katie Hill‘s campaign manager, Zack Czajkowski explains that, in order to effectively dispatch everyone, they have to stay focused and organized.

They concentrate on the logistics of organizing. For example, they need to ensure there are enough training opportunities for all the volunteers and groups.

They have to make sure groups are aware of events. Furthermore, these groups need to know where to RSVP and what is expected at the event.

The Katie Hill campaign prioritizes canvassing. Talking one-one-one with voters is the most effective way to get out the vote.

In addition, Katie does not take money from corporations or PACs. Thus, her campaign asks for fundraising help from the volunteers and groups, which they happily assist with.

With all these strategies, hopefully Kattie Hill will win in November!

Check out events to help send Katie Hill to Congress!

There are also several other swing districts in Southern California. Check out their events below:
Gil Cisneros 
Julia Peacock 
Katie Porter
Harley Rouda
Mike Levin
Ammar Campa-Najja


Volunteers for Katie Hill

Volunteers for Katie Hill

100+ volunteers registering to canvass for Katie Hill

100+ volunteers registering to canvass for Katie Hill


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students demand action orange county wear orange event
27 Jul

March on the NRA Southern California – August 4

March on the NRA Southern California takes place on Saturday, August 4.

A rally will start at 10:00 AM at Arovista Park in Brea. Everyone will then march to the California Rifle and Pistol Association’s main office in Fullerton.

March for Our Lives Los Angeles and Students Demand Action Orange County is hosting this event. They are demanding common sense gun reform and an end to the NRA’s reign over our national politics. The students are also using the march as a mass voter registration drive.

On the same day, a national march will take place outside of the NRA’s national headquarters in Virgina. In addition, students have planned sister marches around the country. Currently, there are marches planned in New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas, Florida, Wisconsin, Georgia, Ohio, Illinois, Colorado, and Washington.

SoCal student organizers are reaching out to the community to secure the funds needed for the permit and insurance. Any help you can provide them would be tremendously valuable!

Donate Here and Learn More From The Student Organizers

RSVP for this march here


students demand action orange county gun reform NRA Southern California

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Katie Porter with her kids dressed in Scout uniforms
25 Jul

Canvass With Katie Porter This Weekend!

Come this Sunday, July 29th, to canvass with Katie Porter! Meet at her HQ’s in Tustin. Join with thousands of other volunteers to help vote for change in California’s 45th Congressional District.!

Katie Porter is the best person to represent the 45th. She is a consumer advocate & proud Irvine mom. Katie Porter’s issues include Medicare for All. In addition, she is a Moms Demand Action Gun Sense Candidate. Check out all her positions here.

In contrast, her opponent, Mimi Walters, has voted with Trump 98.9% of the time. She doesn’t even live in the 45th district.

If you can’t come out this weekend, check out other Katie Porter events in CA-45!

Katie Porter with children at picnicCanvass With Katie PorterKatie porter speaking at canvass with Katie Porter

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