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Dear DNC Member,

We wanted to make sure that you saw the DNC's announcement today on "Battleground Build-Up 2020." Below you will find the press release, the article that is featured on CNN and sample social content for you to share. We encourage you to share it with your networks.

CNN Article: DNC begins multi-million 'battleground' investment in six states won by Trump

Tweets to Lift Up:
@TheDemocrats: https://twitter.com/TheDemocrats/status/1219986289656770567

@DNC: https://twitter.com/DNC/status/1219971804409794560?s=20

@TomPerez: https://twitter.com/TomPerez/status/1219986872237285382?s=20

@SeemaNanda: https://twitter.com/SeemaNanda/status/1219972320007204865?s=20

@SamCornale: https://twitter.com/samcornale/status/1219980083882024960?s=21


Sample Content That You Can Post From Your Accounts:

I’m very excited to see this huge investment from @TheDemocrats in battleground states. This will help hire organizers, protect voters, and get us to victory in November. [QT @TheDemocrats]

We know that when we invest and organize everywhere, we win. Moves like this from the @DNC are critical to winning this year and beyond. https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2020/01/22/politics/dnc-battleground-states/index.html?__twitter_impression=true

This is a HUGE deal! Major investments like this mean our eventual nominee can start campaigning right away instead of losing time to the hunt for office space and new hires. I’m incredibly excited to see @TheDemocrats make this move. [QT @DNC or @TheDemocrats]

Organizing and investing everywhere is how we win everywhere. Investments like this one from @DNC are how we will ensure that we all work together to elect Democrats up and down the ballot in November. https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2020/01/22/politics/dnc-battleground-states/index.html?__twitter_impression=true


As always if you have any questions, please let us know.

Yours,
Jason
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Jason Rae
Secretary
Democratic National Committee

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DNC Announces “Battleground Build-Up 2020”
New, multi-million dollar program will continue laying the groundwork for eventual nominee and Democrats at every level to win in 2020.

Today, the DNC is launching the “Battleground Build-Up 2020,” a new, multi-million dollar investment starting in six battleground states (AZ, FL, MI, NC, PA and WI) to continue laying the groundwork for our eventual nominee and Democratic candidates at every level of the ballot to win in the general election.

There was no comparable investment made by the DNC at this point during the 2016 presidential campaign cycle. Additional states and funding could be added as the cycle continues.

“The DNC is making historic, early investments to lay the groundwork for our eventual nominee to win in 2020. We are taking nothing for granted as we work to make Trump a one-term president and win up and down the ballot in 2020,” said DNC Chair Tom Perez. “These organizers, offices, and staff will help our eventual nominee grow their general election operation as quickly as possible and ensure Democrats are reaching out to every voter possible, starting right now. Donald Trump’s broken his promises, he’s hurt working families at every turn -- and this program will help build the infrastructure we need to beat him.”

The Battleground Build-Up 2020 will:

Roughly double the number of on-the-ground field organizers across the states. In coordination with Democratic state parties, by March there will be hundreds of staff on the ground in these battlegrounds.

Open additional offices in each state.

Fund on-the-ground data staff to help ensure organizers are reaching out to a universe of potential voters in the most efficient way possible and with the most effective messages.

Fund additional operations staff -- some of the most important behind-the-scenes roles that allow a campaign to grow their organization quickly.
The new investment also builds off the DNC’s 2019 battleground investments in communications, organizing and voter protection, including:

Communications staff who are working to localize and define Trump’s record in six states (PA, MI, WI, AZ, FL and OH);

Organizing staff in eight states (AZ, CO, FL, MI, NV, PA, TX and WI);

Voter protection and/or additional organizing staff in seven states (AZ, FL, GA, NC, MI, PA, WI). In partnership with other groups in the Democratic ecosystem, we are building an unprecedented, on the ground voter protection infrastructure across multiple states.

The DNC has also increased it’s monthly investment in every state party by 33 percent since this time in 2016.
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