YOU X ME = DEMOCRACY
The math is simple:
When we come together,
we can multiply our strength and our impact.
That's what a group of about a dozen people in the Boston area thought shortly after the shocking election outcome in 2016. Among us were architects, marketing gurus, therapists, retired publishers, political junkies and nerds. We looked at the playing field and realized that there was an opportunity to begin to check the Republican power by flipping the House in the 2018 mid-terms.
Through relational networking, we talked with everyone we could think of, believing in the power of YOU X ME = DEMOCRACY. Every network led to another network and we began build a "Force Mutipliying" power for change.
In 2018 mid terms: we built a community of 1,300 people
and raised almost $700,000 for our 15 House candidates.
13 of our candidates won!
Force Multiplier continues to be an all-volunteer organization using a lot of junkie- and nerd-driven analytics, and the power of relational networking, to drive funds to critical House and Senate races, and to grassroots groups doing the hard work of getting out the vote in their communities.
All donations go directly to candidates or groups through Act Blue.
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Where we are right now...
Force Multiplier’s strategy is to protect our majority in the House, flip the Senate and support voters in states that will have a high impact on who carries the electoral college.
We believe that by supporting candidates and voter empowerment groups in high-impact states we are helping bring out the vote for the Democratic Presidential candidate and help Democrats up and down the ballot. We believe it is essential to have a Democratic House and Senate to move our country forward.
FM is working with
PASSION + URGENCY
to achieve these goals, with the help of our vibrant
Since the inception we have raised $2.4 million.
There is so much work to do.
In 2020 we're focused on 3 THINGS:
in the House:
It took a historic Blue Wave of Democratic voters to squeak out close wins in many of the 40 districts that flipped in 2018, including the 13 of 15 races that we supported. The Republicans only need to win back 18 of these seats to regain the majority. In many districts all that’s needed is a shift of a few thousand votes. As the political landscape changes, Force Multiplier will constantly be reviewing our choices to assure that your donations are ones that will have the most impact.
The Force Multiplier Hold the House Slate
Cindy Axne (IA 03) | Eugene DePasquale (PA 02)) | Abby Finkenauer (IA 01) | Lucy McBath (GA 06) | Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (FLA 26) | Hiral Tipirneni (AZ 06) | Carolyn Bourdeaux (GA 07) | Christine Finello (PA 01) | Candace Valenzuela (TX 24)
in the Senate:
We need to flip 5 seats to ensure a Democratic majority in the Senate. We picked 6 just to be sure. We see real opportunities right now in Georgia, North Carolina, Iowa, Colorado and Montana. We're proud to support the campaigns of Jon Ossoff (GA), Rev. Raphael Warnock (GA), Cal Cunningham (NC), Steve Bullock (MO), John Hickenlooper (CO) and Theresa Greenfield (IA) as they challenge Republican incumbents.
supporting voter empowerment actions:
A living Democracy requires equal representation, equal rights, and equal respect for all lives. People of color have been brutalized by injustice, racism, and random violence at the hands of those both with badges and without, and it is time to correct that long-neglected wrong.
Force Multiplier believes that the way we build a better America is to empower every voice and every vote to elect a truly representative government—one that holds itself and its people responsible for peace and strength through justice.
Regardless of the candidates, it's crucial to register and organize voters in high-impact states. Many of these states are the worst offenders when it comes to voter suppression and gerrymandering. Creating another Blue Wave in 2020 means registering and turning out these voters. These local groups, many in communities of color, need our support during this national public health, economic and civil rights crisis so they can retain staff and continue their work.
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Force Multiplier was proud to host Stacey Abrams and her voter empowerment organization,
Fair Fight, in a packed room fundraiser in December 2019.
Force Multiplier is a "trusted source"for where best to put my resources, such as they are, in best alignment with my civic values, and how best to maximize the impact of my political dollars. SUSAN BROOKS
"Wow! Whoever chose the races to focus on might have been spot-on, but it’s only because of all the work everyone did that said person was so spot-on! What a demonstration of the concentrated energy a group can do." BAMBI GOOD
"Thank you for your extraordinary efforts. The country is better and safer for those efforts…I gave to candidates I wouldn't have known about as a result, and advocated for them with friends and family. Your efforts are one of the best examples of democracy and patriotism I can think of." A BOSTON CONTRIBUTOR