Fair Share Action combines strategic communications and grassroots action to influence the ballot box. Door by door, vote by vote, Fair Share Action is building an economy and a democracy that work for all of us.
Fair Share Action has played a vital role in independent field efforts by running one of the most sophisticated door-to-door electoral field operations over the last four election cycles.
Since 2008, the Fair Share network of organizations has run campaign offices in twelve states– from Colorado to Florida to New Hampshire — training organizers to knock on over 5 million doors and have face to face conversations with voters, encouraging them to get out to the polls for candidates that believe in a fair and sustainable economy.
To ensure our message reaches the maximum number of voters and penetrates the busy lives of people, we do outreach at the doorstep, often layering targeted mail, television and online communications on top of our targeted door program.
In 2016, Fair Share Action and its partner organization invested more than $8,000,000 on election programs. In Colorado alone, Fair Share Action’s field operation knocked on nearly 700,000 doors, educating and turning out voters in support of Hillary Clinton, Senator Michael Bennet, and a multitude of candidates running for state legislature. Colorado’s electoral votes went unanimously for Hillary Clinton.
Our teams also worked to turnout voters in Central Florida, working with partner organizations to knock on over 120,000 doors in the Tampa area.
Case Study: Fair Share Action’s 2014 Colorado Ground Game in Action
In 2014, Fair Share Action ran the largest independent field operation in Colorado – knocking on nearly 1 million doors from August to Election Day and sending out over 2,000 canvass shifts in the last four days. Our efforts helped turn out the voters needed to re-elect Gov. John Hickenlooper; and increased turnout in critical state legislative races needed to keep a Democratic majority in the State House. We focused our field efforts in 11 out of Colorado’s 14 most populous counties. Defying the national trend, in these counties, turnout among eligible Colorado voters increased by 4% in 2014 as compared to turnout of eligible 2010 voters (the last competitive Senate election in Colorado outside of a presidential year).