Fair Share in Action

Fair Share Action stands for an America where everyone gets their fair share, does their fair share, and pays their fair share; and where everyone plays by the same rules.

We work to provide every American with a fair shot at a good job, a secure future and a strong voice in our democracy. We elect public officials who stick up for working families at all levels of government. We use tactics that promote citizen engagement and empower people to make a difference on issues that affect their daily lives.

We have a multi-issue agenda that includes tackling the COVID crisis, closing corporate tax loopholes, ending childhood hunger, growing a strong middle class, and fighting for a future that gives all Americans — not just the powerful or the lucky or the super-talented few — the opportunity to lead fulfilling lives as our economy changes.

Virginia’s governor’s race on the national stage

Fair Share Action backs Terry for Virginia

Fair Share Action recognizes the stakes this year in Virginia, where voters are already headed to the polls to decide who will lead the state for the next four years. All members of the House of Delegates will be on the ballot, including Terry McAuliffe–Virginia’s former governor who is seeking another term. 

And with that governor’s race polling tightly within the margin of error, Fair Share Action is taking this race seriously. So much progress has been made in Virginia since Terry McAuliffe first served as governor, from strong environment policies to expanding healthcare and education opportunities for hundreds of thousands of Virginia’s children. Now is not the time to roll back the clock on our environment and the next generation. His name on the ballot signaled to us a past and a future we can trust. And this is why Fair Share Action made a $5,000 contribution to the McAuliffe campaign. Furthermore, Fair Share–one of Fair Share Action’s partner group, has endorsed Terry McAuliffe. 

Georgia Victory 2021

Fair Share Action ran an extensive voter contact program in partnership with America Votes Georgia, encouraging Georgians to vote safely from home by requesting mail ballots and returning them promptly in support of Rev. Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff. Fair Share Action’s telephone organizers contacted tens of thousands voters through Election Day. We are so proud to have been a part of this historic, victorious coalition. 

Colorado Victory 2020

Colorado Fair Share Action conducted an extensive persuasion and GOTV program to identify and turnout voters for President-elect Joe Biden & Vice President-elect Kamala Harris for President & Vice President,  John Hickenlooper for U.S. Senate, and Rep. Jason Crow and Diane Mitsch Bush for Congress.

In the era of COVID, our paid staff and volunteers reached out to educate and turnout voters over the phone and the internet, and did so more than 5 million times between March and November of this year. As a result of this hard work, 18 of the 21 candidates we supported in Colorado won their races. 

Colorado Fair Share Action supported the following candidates for the Colorado State Legislature:

Tony Exum (HD17)* — Mary Parker (HD22) — Lisa Cutter (HD25)* — Brianna Titone (HD27)* — Lindsey Daugherty (HD29)* — Dafna Michelsen Jenet (HD30)* — Tom Sullivan (HD37)* — David Ortiz (HD38)* — Jennifer Mitkowski (HD43)Daneya Esgar (HD46)* — Bri Buentello (HD47) — Barbara McLachlan (HD59)*  — Karl Hanlon (SD08) — Rachel Zenzinger (SD19)*– Paula Dickerson (SD25) — Jeff Bridges (SD26)* — Chris Kolker (SD27) *

*denotes a race won

Colorado Neighborhood Vote Project

Our goal was to mobilize 60,000 people who don’t always vote, letting each of them know that we need them to cast their ballots in the 2020 election. We focused on some of the closest races in the state, where the outcome made a difference in how Colorado and our country would tackle issues like COVID and our economy. The margins of victory in these races we so very small, so neighbors turning out neighbors who might not otherwise voted made all of the difference. Neighborhood Vote Project’s utilized online events and phone banks to turnout voters across Colorado.

Pennsylvania Victory Program

Fair Share Action made personalized phone calls to identify and turn out voters in a 21 state legislative districts for both Biden-Harris and our endorsed legislative candidates. Fair Share Action made over 1.3 million calls in support of the state legislative candidates listed here:

HD53- Steve Malagari*
HD114- Bridget Kosierowski*
HD119- Gerald Mullery*
HD120- Joanna Bryn Smith
HD168- Deb Ciamacca
HD162- David Delloso*
HD3- Ryan Bizzarro*
HD9- Chris Sainato*
HD10- Kolbe Cole
HD39- Sara Summer Oliphant
HD41- Michele Wherley
HD50- Pam Snyder*
HD55- Joe Petrarca
HD72- Frank Burns*
HD88- Tara Shakespeare
HD97- Dana Hamp Gulik
HD104- Patty Smith
HD118- Mike Carroll*
HD189- Adam Rodriguez
SD45- Jim Brewster*
SD37- Pam Iovino

*denotes a race won

Florida Vote By Mail 2020

Fair Share Action conducted a Florida calling campaign in August and September of 2020 in partnership with Florida America Votes, assisting Florida voters to be able to vote safely from home during a pandemic by submitting a vote by mail application. Fair Share Action’s telephone organizers called a list of over 400,000 registered Florida voters who had just received a letter in the mail containing an application to vote by mail. The Fair Share Action team spoke to voters about the process for submitting their absentee ballot applications and encouraged them to do so if they preferred to vote in this way.  In total the project reached 35,724 Florida voters with this message.

American Bridge

Fair Share Action made a $400,000 contribution to American Bridge 21st Century (AB PAC)  to support their work to take back the Senate and remove Donald Trump from the White House.

The Lincoln Project

Fair Share Action contributed $105,000 to The Lincoln Project, a group of career Republican operatives whose ubiquitous  media campaign is “dedicated to the defeat of Donald Trump and Trumpism.” Our contribution is partly in support of their efforts to defeat Lindsay Graham in South Carolina.

Fair Share Action also supporting the efforts of allied groups that worked on key U.S. Senate races:  

BlackPAC

Fair Share Action contributed $50,000 to BlackPAC, working to turnout Black voters.

VoteVetsPAC

Fair Share Action contributed $25,000 to VoteVetsPAC, working to turn voters out for Barbara Bollier.

Women’s Vote

Fair Share Action contributed $50,000 to Women’s Vote to their efforts to elect Sarah Gideon.

 

11/7/18 Fair Share Action sparks big election victories in Colorado.

Read about our track record and our 2018 voter contact work.