Vote Forward

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Vote Forward is an independent 527 nonprofit organization working to boost voter turnout among unlikely voters, to help Democratic candidates win elections. We coordinate volunteers to send "Please Vote!" letters to unlikely voters.


In our first randomized trial in the Alabama special election in 2017, we saw a 3.9 percentage point increase in turnout vs. a control group (n=1000). This is a huge effect. A second experiment in Ohio in August 2018 bolstered our confidence that the tactic works, and then in early November 2018, thousands of Vote Forward volunteers sent more than a million letters to 56 battleground districts, helping Democrats take decisive control of the House of Representatives.


We have no paid staff, but we have significant data-acquisition and web hosting expenses, so your financial support will help us enormously as we work towards refining our approach in 2019 and scaling it up to be even bigger in 2020. Thank you for your support!

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  2. This contribution is made from my own funds, and funds are not being provided to me by another person or entity for the purpose of making this contribution.
  3. I am at least eighteen years old.

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