The Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund is putting up big money this year to register thousands of young voters ahead of the 2020 election.
The pro-gun control outfit, funded primarily through the pockets of failed 2020 presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg, is working in conjunction with its student-targeted grassroots arm, “Students Demand Action,” to register 100,000 young voters.
Everytown will pony up at least $1.5 million for the mission that will target the battleground states of: Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Wisconsin.
Leadership for the organization said nothing will stop ‘em from achieving their goal, not even the current global pandemic.
“Our nation’s young people are fiercely committed to building a new generation of gun sense voters, and they won’t let anything — including coronavirus and social distancing — slow them down,” said John Feinblatt, president of Everytown for Gun Safety.
“Students Demand Action volunteers have already proven their ability to turn online activism into Election Night wins, and we are proud to invest in their virtual push to register 100,000 voters ahead of a pivotal election for the gun safety movement,” he added.
Per a press release, the voter registration initiative will include all of the following:
- Investing $1.5 million, including hiring at least a dozen paid organizers focused on registering voters in key battleground states;
- Establishing virtual field offices, where students will gather to strategize how to meet voter registration goals. Virtual field offices will have access to cutting edge organizing tools and technology, including Zoom, Slack, Icebreaker, Hustle, and more, giving volunteers the tools they need to be successful in virtual voter registration efforts;
- Extensive training in relational organizing, which involves leveraging relationships to encourage others to vote. This organizing method has been proven to be more effective than traditional canvassing, allowing volunteers to register their friends, family, classmates, and acquaintances. Students Demand Action volunteers will deploy this tactic digitally, while continuing to practice physical distancing;
- Targeting young people with online voter registration ads online.
The 2020 choice for president is now down to Biden and Trump. Sure, a lot of woke youngsters despise the Don and may feel compelled to get to the polls this fall simply based on spite. Hate, after all, is a powerful motivator.
But the spite vote may not be enough to tip the scales in Biden’s favor. It’s fair to argue that “shotgun Joe” is actually going to have to inspire open-minded young people to win the Oval Office. When Obama ran, whether one liked him or not, it was clear that he was an inspirational figure in the eyes of many. Folks who never voted before came out in droves to support him.
Biden doesn’t have Obama’s charisma. Not even close. Plus, he fails the Left’s intersectionality test. He is an aging, rich, white male with a documented history of being creepy toward women. Combine that with the fact that he is a career politician who can no longer put a coherent sentence together and it becomes harder and harder to envision a future in which thousands upon thousands of eager students are jumping on the #TeamBiden bandwagon come November.
Who knows, maybe Biden will pick a running mate that will move the needle and make up for this apparent enthusiasm gap. Of course, the last politician to try this stunt, John McCain, failed to win in 2008.