This book assembles the perspectives and knowledge of top political and voting turnout specialists to show how Trump can be defeated in the 2020 election. Turnout! offers the political strategy for approaching "emergency elections," such as the 2020 presidential race, and spells out the nuts and bolts for civic groups and individuals to effectively turn out the vote. Arguing for and facilitating new coalitions and a united front between social movement groups with the Democratic Party, Turnout! is both a creative work of political vision combined with a detailed manual and talking points for turning out millions of non-voters, who must vote to send Trump and his GOP and corporate cronies packing. Both community and movement groups as well as individuals will find this an invaluable resource for mobilizing voters who can change America's future.
Contributors include top officials and progressive leaders in the most effective and diverse voter turnout organizations in the US. They have years of experience in voter turnout operations, and include Voto Latino, Voter.org and She the People. Turnout! shows the political strategies underlying their work and the nitty gritty tactics; these show how to reach and mobilize millions of discouraged, apathetic, or suppressed voters, including low-income, African-American, Latinx, student and youth, and working-class voters. The book shows that turnout is a community as well as individual act. It fleshes out the politics of connection, community building and empowerment that will bring out many millions of new voters to build a stronger and more diverse democracy in the US.
1. Introduction 2. Political Vision and a Movement-Building Approach 3. Tactics for Mobilizing Organizations and Activists 4. Tactics for Motivating Individuals