In the six weeks since the Flip 2020 team arrived in Maine we’ve done at least one action every day, and it’s been a while since our last update post on those actions. Street performers, political activists and musicians have teamed up to do dozens of different types of actions, from the mundane to the extraordinary.
In the last 5 days before the election, we’re exhausted but energized. Canvassing is tiring but important work, so check out the testimonials from our team on why they’re doing it. If you’d like to support our work, you can contribute to our GoFundMe Campaign or via our PayPal Donate link.
What we’ve accomplished so far
We have tabled or performed at dozens of public events, including farmers markets, environmental events, BLM protests, and more. We’ve been to Portland, Lewiston, Augusta, Waterville, Orono, Bangor, Belfast, Old Orchard Beach and many other smaller towns.
Interviews with the independent candidate
The national media fails at covering independent candidates. We hosted an interview with independent, green candidate Lisa Savage to further amplify her voice. You can watch our interview with Lisa Savage here.
The Ranked Choice Voting Song
We’ve taken part in voter education efforts around Ranked Choice Voting and even written a song about it! Check out the music video for the Ranked Choice Voting Song.
Hosting our own events
We organized a Progressive Action Summit in Portland on 10/10—over 100 people attended and heard from Maine leaders speak up on issues facing the state.
Bread & Puppet Street Theater
We took a trip to Vermont to train with the famous political street theater troupe Bread & Puppet. Check out our video featuring our Bread & Puppet training.
Discussions with over 1,000 Maine voters
We’ve had discussions with over a thousand Maine voters face to face about defeating Susan Collins this election, a similar number via text and phone banking, and with hundreds more speaking to groups at public events.
We’ve traveled 10,000 miles on foot, bike, car, and kayak
We’ve driven more that 10,000 miles since our arrival in Maine, connecting with voters in nearly every county of this physically large state. We’ve also canvassed on foot, on bike trailers, and even in kayaks!
Original artwork in honor of RBG
We attended a vigil in honor of RBG and created artwork for memory cards at that event. Check out our short film Don’t Mourn, Organize featuring from footage and speakers at the RBG vigil.
We have also registered nearly 100 Mainers to vote (where they filled out the card and gave it to us) and given out over 100 voter registration cards (which they took with them). We also assisted voters in accessing mail in ballots.
To see more of the Flip 2020 crew in action, check out our slideshow.