Vote Save America volunteers came from all 50 states (and DC), signing up for 49,086 shifts – double our number in 2018.
1,438 of you became super vols in the VSA virtual community, contacting more than 1.7 million voters.
3,850 of you stepped up to be poll workers through our partnership with Power the Polls.
And when the Dobbs decision leaked, and we found out the Supreme Court was about to take away our fundamental freedoms, the Vote Save America community jumped into action. That day became the single biggest day for volunteer sign-ups the entire cycle.
Together, we raised more than $5.6 million dollars to fund campaigns both local and federal and invest in the organizations working year-round to build power beyond any one election cycle. This work—unfortunately—is expensive, but we helped resource the movement to succeed in the short and long term.
The threat to our democracy was real, so the Vote Save America community got in the fight early with our No Off Years program in 2021. In early 2022, we launched Midterm Madness to help elect progressive governors, secretaries of state, state legislators, and more. We knew Democrats would have to compete in many of our toughest 2020 battlegrounds, like Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin – while also fighting to win competitive House seats in blue and purple states across the country. So our Midterm Madness program was designed to mobilize volunteers around opportunities to defend and grow progressive majorities from the Senate to your school board.
33,570 of you signed up to volunteer weekly in our Midterm Madness program, supporting candidates from Senate to state representative in California, Nevada, Arizona, Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan, Kansas, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, and Texas. Here’s some of what you helped accomplish…
This region was home to some of the closest and most important races for our majorities in the House and Senate, including big statewide races in Pennsylvania and New Hampshire and competitive House races in almost every state. While some races were too close for comfort, Team East came through with some historic victories at every level.
You delivered wins
Wowza, this is a long list. Here are a few of the races supported by Vote Save America fundraising, volunteers, and content. Great job, Team East!
In 2020, the South set the bar for the rest of the nation following Joe Biden, Raphael Warnock, and Jon Ossoff’s 2020 victories in Georgia. We had our work cut out for us to replicate that success, and while we didn’t win everything we hoped to, we made some real progress, and it wouldn’t have been possible without the hard work of Team South.
You delivered wins
Team South, y’all pulled it out where it counted most. Here are a few of the races supported by Vote Save America fundraising, volunteers, and content.
The Midwest was at the center of it all once again, and lived up to the hype: While we fell short in a few places, Team Midwest blue us away (see what we did there?) with some historic wins that built on the progress we made in 2020.
You Delivered Wins
Team Midwest delivers! Here are a few of the races supported by Vote Save America fundraising, volunteers, and content.
While Arizona and Nevada were the purple hotspots coming out of 2020 and would once again have major statewide races to get involved in, there were major needs across the West, especially when it came to keeping the House in Democratic control, but Team West was up for the challenge. We won the governor’s race in Arizona, which is great for Arizona and America, and even though we didn’t hold onto the governor’s mansion in Nevada, we did keep a Democratic supermajority in the legislature to keep the new Republican governor’s agenda in check. And while Republicans won the narrowest of majorities in the U.S. House, we pulled off some amazingly close wins throughout the region in Arizona, Colorado, Washington, and more.
You Delivered Wins
We had to wait anxiously for it here in the West, but that didn’t make victory any less sweet. Here are a few of the races supported by Vote Save America fundraising, volunteers, and content.
No off years
As we come to the end of 2022, there’s still a lot we don’t know about what these results mean for the future, but here’s one thing we know for sure: We can’t stop putting in the work. The 2024 campaign has already started, and while we may not know who will be at the top of the ticket for either party, we do know is that the way we defeat the MAGA movement in all its forms is by making our case and building the broadest coalition, wherever we have to, to beat them. And it’s something we have to do every single day between now and November 2024.
The good news is, that work has already started.
Our 2022 fundraising didn’t just go to campaigns that will close up shop at the end of the cycle: Our Fuck Bans: Fight Back and Every Last Vote funds were designed to support the organizing networks, candidate pipelines, and local relationships that we’ll need to win in the long term across the country.
This year also showed us that Vote Save America is in a position to compete everywhere. From House flips in Ohio and North Carolina to a measure to expand Medicaid coverage in South Dakota winning by double-digits, we plan to find ways to connect our volunteers in all 50 states to opportunities to build our power at every level in every state.
The Vote Save America virtual volunteer community isn’t going anywhere in 2023. It will be the home of our No Off Years program, which will continue supporting down ballot races and lay the groundwork for 2024, and you can sign up here.
Thank you to everyone who stepped up this year. You made the difference and the entire country owes you its gratitude. We’ve got more work to do, so stay tuned for more ways to get involved in the new year, but for now rest up and happy holidays from everyone at Vote Save America.