Force Multiplier formed after the 2016 elections, when activist groups in eastern Massachusetts decided the best way to check Republican power was to Flip the U.S. House of Representatives. We chose to support Democrats who were challenging incumbent Republicans in Congressional districts considered toss ups by election analysts. We saw this as a way to empower Blue State citizens and to help them have a national impact in a time of crisis.
By reaching out to friends, neighbors and colleagues and inviting them to monthly house parties with candidates we raised almost $700,000 in smaller donations for the 15 candidates we selected. Thirteen of them won (see results below). Along the way we found an antidote to the sense of powerlessness, isolation and despair so many felt as our democracy came under increasing threat. Our community grew to include over 1,000 people.
In 2019, we plan to lay the groundwork for victories in the 2020 House, Senate and Presidential elections by focusing on High Impact States. These are states where we think there will be a confluence of competitive races at these three levels. To that end, we will be selecting candidates at the House and Senate level and supporting grassroots groups that are registering voters and challenging voter suppression.
There are several ways you can join us:
Learn how to develop your own personal fundraising network.
Arrange for us to share our experience with your group.
Share your skills by joining one of our committees.
Reach out to us and let us know what you’d like to do: email@example.com.
How We Choose Candidates and High Impact States
Our approach is data driven. We gather information on the state or district's voting history, the margins of victory in recent Presidential and congressional elections, trends in turnout, the partisan Voter Index, and the ratings of Cook Political Reports, 538, Inside Elections and Larry J. Sabato's Crystal Ball. We also consider the likely cost of a race and focus on those where we think Force Multiplier can have the most impact.
We look for races and places where we can make a difference.
* Here’s How We did in the 2018 MIDTERMs :
Jason Crow (Colorado 6th) WON
Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (Florida 26th) WON
Sean Casten (Illinois 6th) WON
Brendan Kelly (Illinois 12th) DEFEATED
Abby Finkenauer (Iowa 1st) WON
Cindy Axne (Iowa 3rd) WON
Jared Golden (Maine 2nd) WON
Elissa Slotkin (Michigan 8th) WON
Angie Craig (Minnesota 2nd) WON
Tom Malinowski (New Jersey 7th) WON
Mikie Sherrill (New Jersey 11th) WON
Anthony Brindisi (New York 22nd) WON
Gina Ortiz Jones (Texas 23rd) DEFEATED
Colin Allred (Texas 32nd) WON
Abigail Spanberger (Virginia 7th) WON