Every vote counts. They can't rig a landslide.

Fed Up New Yorkers started in 2018 targeting competitive congressional districts in New York State. Our performance has led us to believe we can (and must) do more and we are now targeting battleground states in the 2020 election.

A Plan

We’re long past the time for opining on wealth inequality, global warming or any of the other catastrophes we’re facing.  If nothing else, this pandemic and Trump’s response makes it clear we’re not cultural anthropologists living with the natives and writing essays (or Facebook posts) on our findings. This is it—either we get rid of this monster and his gang of thieves and traitors or we’re all dead, along with our children, our parents, and anyone else we care about. Any hope for restoring the rule of law and a more progressive society will vanish. Nothing else matters. If it isn’t already too late, time runs out on November 3.  

We’re offering this plan so we can all do something useful. You may think you can’t do much more than hope for the best and vote—if the Republicans let us. But from the lowliest city council member to the top of the political dung heap, many Democrats included, that’s how many people in power want us to feel. It’s an aspect of politics that’s not unique to Trump.

This feeling of being a helpless spectator is wrong, especially now. Despite the harm it does, social media enables us to reach and organize like-minded people outside mainstream organizations whose leaders often are vulnerable to economic and political pressures. Think Women’s March, Indivisible, Black Lives Matter, and so on—a few people sitting around a table with an idea and commitment. We’re not proposing a permanent organization—just something truly useful we can do until November 3.     

So what's the plan? One or two battleground states.

We’ll target different population segments in one or two battleground states, Florida first, and depending on whether we can raise a bit of money and get enough people involved, Pennsylvania and/or Michigan.  

Trump won Florida — if he actually won it – by 112,911 votes out of more than 9,000,000 cast. Trump won Pennsylvania by about 70,000 votes out of 5,757, 646 cast.  Trump won Michigan by 11, 612 votes out of 4,547,998 cast. Of the 227 million eligible voters in the country, almost half didn’t vote.

We have a model: in 2018, we targeted just two competitive congressional districts in New York State. The Republican was favored in each of them. 

We’re offering this plan so we can all do something useful. You may think you can’t do much more than hope for the best and vote—if the Republicans let us. But from the lowliest city council member to the top of the political dung heap, many Democrats included, that’s how many people in power want us to feel. It’s an aspect of politics that’s not unique to Trump.

This feeling of being a helpless spectator is wrong, especially now. Despite the harm it does, social media enables us to reach and organize like-minded people outside mainstream organizations whose leaders often are vulnerable to economic and political pressures. Think Women’s March, Indivisible, Black Lives Matter, and so on—a few people sitting around a table with an idea and commitment. We’re not proposing a permanent organization—just something truly useful we can do until November 3.     

We tested the responsiveness of different categories of voters to Keith Seidel’s cartoon accompanied by text that argued for the importance of a Democrat landslide. We boosted the most responsive categories, voters who engaged, liked and shared — on a Facebook site (Fed Up New Yorkers). 

Here are the results from Facebook Analytics

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These numbers aren’t overwhelming but it was relatively inexpensive. Democrats won both seats, one in upstate NY and one Staten Island where most of the obscene, juvenile comments came from.  

We don’t take any credit for these wins but they were close elections and we felt good that we did more than preach to the choir. Now we can scale up to a state-level election. Given the razor thin margins in the state(s) we plan to target, we can do something meaningful.

We’ll replicate our congressional district model, beginning with Florida.  

There are 27 Florida congressional districts. Remember in this election, we don’t have to contend with gerrymandering. In this or any presidential election, a vote in any congressional district counts just as much as in any other district. It’s the statewide total that determines which candidate gets the Electoral College votes. Therefore, in a battleground state every vote counts. And we need a landslide—Trump, the Republican Party, Putin, and other malign forces are working hard to rig this election. You can take that to the bank.

We’ll bring the “landslide” cartoon up to date for 2020. We’ll use it for every congressional district. As for the text, here’s what we’ve done thus far.

We don’t take any credit for these wins but they were close elections and we felt good that we did more than preach to the choir. Now we can scale up to a state-level election. Given the razor thin margins in the state(s) we plan to target, we can do something meaningful.

Evangelical Voters

Trump’s evangelical white, conservative Christian base is indispensable to his reelection. Evangelicals made up 26% of voters in the last election. More than 80% of them voted for Trump. They are led by Republican political operatives who promote their Christian faith to advance their political agendas, by “prosperity gospel’ televangelists who claim they speak to God and that Donald Trump is the “Chosen One,” and by other fraudsters.  

Trump now proclaims “I am an Evangelical.” His reverential musings about “the beautiful sight of packed churches on Easter Sunday,” his pumping of hydrochloroquine, as “a gift from heaven,” and similar performances are best understood in that context.

We don’t know whether any of the evangelical followers can be shaken in their support for Trump. But if he loses even a small percentage of them, he’d be severely damaged. We’ve drafted several profiles of their so-called faith leaders. We’ll test the reactions.  

Jewish Voters

We’ll also target Jewish voters. In Florida and in several battleground states, they were more than his margin of victory. His Israel policy is best understood in that context.  

We won’t let Jewish voters forget about his tweeting an image of Hillary Clinton’s face atop a pile of cash next to the Star of David and the phrase, “Most Corrupt Candidate Ever!”

We’ll remind them of his campaign ad featuring the faces of Jewish people with a voiceover about Jews leading a “global power structure” that has “robbed our working class” and “stripped our country of its wealth.”

We won’t let them forget about the swastika-wearing marchers in Charlottesville, those “very fine people.” Nor will we let those voters forget the scores of other anti-Semitic tropes that he’s promoted. He can’t afford to lose even the small percentage of Jewish voters who voted for him against Clinton.   

Every Voter

As if what we already know isn’t enough to terrify the world, there’s also credible evidence that for years he’s been crushing and snorting Adderall, cocaine—uppers, downers, etc.  Impaired judgment, sleep deprivation, aggression, hostility, and so forth are well known effects of this kind of drug abuse.  And now it descends into sheer lunacy: injecting household disinfectants.  

Bottom line–We think a Facebook ad campaign organized and executed by ordinary people like us – not part of any organization –is worthwhile and we’re going to do it. If we get a good enough response, we might be able to flood congressional districts in key states with information they’ve never heard. We won’t get through the Fox News propaganda fog to reach anything like a majority of Trump supporters-but we only need a small number in battleground states.  

We can’t bear the prospect of sitting in front of the TV on November 3, watching the results with our kids, realizing we’re doomed, and regretting that we could have done more.

WHAT WE NEED FROM YOU

We’re not asking for much right now. We’ll put a donate button on the Fed Up New Yorkers website. If you think the effort is worthwhile, we’ll make it simple. 

We’ve prepared enough content to get started with Facebook political ads. We’ll have to pay Facebook, of course. We’ll probably have to get into Twitter and other platforms. Our focus for now is Facebook.  

Whatever monies we’re able to raise will go into Bloomberg Watch Inc.—It’s a corporate entity I formed to self-finance a Fed Up New Yorkers monthly newspaper—originally aimed at resisting Bloomberg’s mayoralty—No time to fool around trying to create new entities like limited liability companies, a 501(c)(4) and so on, entities that slick operatives create to take in and spend dark money. 

We’re starting out with less than $100.00 in the Bloomberg Watch bank account. We’ll publish the numbers on a regular basis so everyone can see how we’re doing and where the money is being spent. Most of the people who get this message either know me or know someone who does. They know any money we raise will be spent exactly as I report it. You can take that to the bank.

Right now, all we ask is that you like and share this message, and maybe ask your friends to share it. It will be an endorsement to your own friends that we’re legit.  

P.S. An apology in advance: To the extent possible, we’ll consider every suggestion and every text. But we’re too stretched to provide much feedback. We have to move quickly on this. 

C’mon people—we can do this!!!!!

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