Blue Wave Impact Summary
POSTCARDS SINCE LAUNCH - 4,654,146
2022 Midterm Election and Georgia Runoff
In the 2022 midterm, Blue Wave focused on state legislative races as we recognized the importance of state power in protecting democracy, women's right to choose, and other important rights. We were successful! We - the big WE of the pro-democracy coalition - were able to flip both chambers in Michigan, flip the Pennsylvania House, protect both chambers in Colorado, and prevent a veto proof conservative supermajority in Wisconsin.
In addition, we launched a 250,000-postcard campaign for the Georgia Senate Runoff the day after the election. The campaign sold out in 16 hours! We were able to launch the campaign so quickly because we were fully prepared for the runoff. Following the launch, our distribution team and volunteers put in a heroic effort to distribute all the postcards in record time!
2021 H.R.1/S.1 - the For the People Act
The H.R.1/S.1 For the People Act makes critical reforms to voting rights, campaign finance, and ethics & accountability. In 2021, we generated direct actions in support of this bill with our postcard campaigns.
We sent 250,000 postcards to AZ and WV from late February to mid March, urging activists to contact their Senators in support of the bill. As of 4/13/21, we recorded 1,075 patch-through calls to Senator Manchin's office and 4,465 calls to Senator Sinema's office. Over 80% of these were connected calls with live conversations averaging 1.5 minutes. We also sent an additional 100,000 postcards to NY and 30,000 to NH urging Senator Chuck Schumer and Senator Hassan to do all they can to protect the freedom to vote.
In addition, we also advocated for democracy and climate in California and Colorado through our postcard campaigns.
2021 January Georgia Senate Runoff Elections
The Blue Wave team sprinted into action again right after we celebrated the Biden/Harris win. In the course of 6 weeks, we launched 5 campaigns for the Georgia Senate runoff elections from voter registration to absentee ballot signup and voter mobilization.
Our entire team, as well as our volunteer organizers and writers, was fully aware of what was at stake. We put in our 100% to get Georgia voters out to vote one more time.
Thankfully, we won both Senate seats in the runoff elections, against all odds.
2020 November Elections
We strategically targeted a few key battleground states from Pennsylvania to Georgia with a dual focus of winning the Electoral College and the Senate Majority. We believe it's important to take back both the White House and the US Senate. The Blue Wave in 2020 helped Democrats win the White House!
A tally of different types of postcards we sent out (Voter Registration, Vote By Mail Enrollment, and Get Out The Vote postcards). All our postcards provided useful information and a website link, completed with a personal touch (handwritten messages by our amazing volunteers).